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Founded in 1995, Great Waters Music Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to culturally enriching New Hampshire's Lakes Region. Dr. Gerald Mack, Director of the Worcester Chorus and a former professor at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, founded the non-profit summer festival to encompass a diversified program designed to appeal to a variety of musical tastes. More importantly, Great Waters Music Festival was created to promote live musical performances including choral, symphonic, folk, pops, jazz, Broadway, dance, and renowned vocal and instrumental artists, both amateur and professional alike, for the benefit of the Lakes Region.

GWMF has grown from 325 attendees at one classical performance to the present audience of over 5,000, all enjoying a diverse program that includes: folk, classical, A Capella, jazz, Broadway, pop, bluegrass and more. GWMF has consistently attracted regional and national artists to New Hampshire. Celebrity stars Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Ronan Tynan, Richie Havens, Canadian Brass, Sandy Duncan, Arlo Guthrie, Peter Nero, Natalie MacMaster, Chuck Mangione, Betty Buckley, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Lucie Arnaz, Suzanne Ishee, Mark Hardy, Judy Collins, Lee Bryant, Nanci Griffith and Judy Gibson have all delighted sold-out audiences. The most recent 2018 season hosted Grammy Award winning Chanticleer, Farewell Angelina, and the Capitol Steps to name a few!

We are currently booking an impressively strong line-up of first-class concerts for the summer season. We look forward to seeing you there!

What our patrons are saying...

"KAROL AND I HAVE ENJOYED THE GREAT WATERS PERFORMANCES FOR MANY YEARS. IT IS SPECIAL TO BE ABLE TO WATCH AND LISTEN TO OUTSTANDING ARTISTS CLOSE TO HOME. THE EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCED BY THE MOVE TO THE HIGH SCHOOL WITH BETTER ACOUSTICS, COMFORTABLE SEATING, AIR CONDITIONING AND CONVENIENT PARKING. THE SHOWS ARE FUN, ENTERTAINING, AND A COMFORTABLE CHANGE OF PACE: WE LOVE IT!"

Dana Hamel


We loved the Doo Wop Project! /that was our first experience with the Great Waters Music Festival. We'll surely look for more next summer.

Barbara Fioravanti


We absolutely loved Chanticleer!

Jim Fontaine


The Board of the Great Waters Music Festival located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire is pleased to announce that Cheryll Andrews of New Durham has been appointed as its new Executive Director. She began work immediately after the start of the new year and is very excited about her new role.

Ms. Andrews brings her enthusiasm, her unique mix of skills and her passion for music to the organization as it approaches its 25th anniversary. She has spent more than 20 years working in event management, corporate media sales and non-profit fundraising. As Development Director of the American Heart Association located in Waltham, MA she was responsible for building new and rebuilding existing donor relationships, increasing the number of active volunteers by providing coordination and direction for execution of activities, and managing every aspect of the Go Red for Women Campaign.
Ms. Andrews is also an accomplished singer and has been a member of the non-profit NH Master Chorale since it was founded in 2003. She is currently a member of its emeritus board and plays an active role in the organization. She has also sung with the Great Waters Festival Chorus on a number of occasions.
In her new position, Ms. Andrews will oversee all aspects of Great Waters. In 2019, the Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary and Ms. Andrews will work closely with the Board of Directors to plan for that event. She and the board will also begin a new strategic planning process this spring to set the direction for the next twenty-five years of the organization.
The Great Waters Music Festival is dedicated to presenting outstanding musical performances for those living in and visiting the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Tickets for the 2018 season will go on sale when the newly designed website is unveiled in early February.