When: Fri., Dec. 8, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. and Sat., Dec. 9, 3 p.m.-12 a.m. 2017
Stratton Mountain Resort is starting the ski season with a bang. Teaming up with Manchester radio station WEQX, the resort presents the first-ever Ski-QX Winter Music Festival, featuring a high-octane roster of alternative rockers. The two-day bash begins on Friday when Made Violent, Banners and rap-rocker Juiceboxxx hit up the slopeside bar, Grizzly’s. The fun continues on Saturday at an outdoor stage. Here, noteworthy acts such as power-soul trio Wild Adriatic, retro singer and guitarist JD McPherson, and Gaslight Anthem alum Brian Fallon (pictured) keep the good times rolling. Not done grooving? Head back to Grizzly’s for an after-party featuring a second set by Juiceboxxx.
Price: $15-40; free for kids 10 and under.