Atlantic Grill Music by the Sea

Experience some of New England’s best bands under our festive seaside tent, rain or shine.

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - Thursday, August 1, 2019

Time: 6-8:30pm

About the Atlantic Grill Music by the Sea Concert Series

The Atlantic Grill Music by the Sea concert series, held Thursday evenings July 11- August 1 at the Seacoast Science Center, brings some of  New England’s hottest bands to the Seacoast. Enjoy great tunes and the fabulous seaside setting while supporting the Center’s mission to inspire conservation of our Blue Planet.

Concerts are held under our festive tent on the lawn of the Center, rain or shine. Concert-goers can enjoy the Center and its exhibits, free with concert admission. Alcohol and dogs may not be brought into the park; adult beverages available for purchase.

Bring a beach blanket or chair, pack a picnic, or purchase freshly grilled dinner, beverages, and snacks on site. To lesson our environmental impact, our goal is to make this event Zero Waste. Please join us by bringing refillable water bottles (filtered water available) and packing your picnic in reusable containers. 

The music begins at 6:00 p.m.; gates open at 5:00 p.m. for dining. Tickets are required and are $12 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-12; under 3 are free. Tickets are good for any one of the four concerts in the series. Members can purchase their tickets at half-price. You can become a member now or at the gate and enjoy all the benefits membership offers, including on-the-spot discounted concert tickets! Please note that holders of a Library Membership Pass do not qualify for half-price concert tickets.

For more information call 603-436-8043.


2019 Schedule

July 11 • Jumbo Circus Peanuts
July 18 • Seacoast Legends, featuring Truffle, Rhythm Method, and the Tim Theriault Band
July 25 • Midtown Horns
August 1 • Joshua Tree


$12 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-12; under 3 are free.
Member families can purchase their tickets at half-price; join today and save!
Tickets are required and may be purchased at the Center, online, or at the gate. No refunds.
A ticket admits one person to any one of the concerts in the series. 
All concerts take place rain or shine (cancelled if severe weather).  Check back here or on our Facebook page for schedule changes.

Parking is limited; please consider carpooling. The concerts are sold out when parking is full.

Library Pass do not qualify for half-price concert tickets.

Purchase Tickets Now

We do not mail concert tickets. All tickets purchased online will be available at the Will Call tent at Gate 1 (main entrance) on concert evenings. Tickets purchased online for concerts held the same day must be made before 2pm.


Help us make this event Zero Waste! 

To lesson our environmental impact, our goal is to make this event Zero Waste. Please join us by bringing your snacks in reusable containers and drinks in refillable bottles. Our friends from Sustainable Seacoast are bringing their filtered water refill station! Forget your bottle? No worries… you can purchase SSC color-changing reusable water bottle for just $5. Also, we’ve contracted with Mr. Fox to compost as much waste as possible. Be sure to stop at our Zero Waste Station to learn more!


Atlantic Grill

The coastal classic design of the Atlantic Grill at Foyes Corner in historic Rye, New Hampshire is the backdrop for a menu of classic seafood favorites complemented by contemporary dishes—a mix of locally sourced comfort food, healthy options (gluten free/allergy sensitive) and modest prices. With full service and ample parking, the restaurant features dining at tables, in a lounge, and outdoors on the garden patio. Located just 2 miles north of the Seacoast Science Center, on Rte. 1A. 


Event Sponsors

Special thanks to event sponsors Allegra Marketing Print Mail,  Altus Engineering Inc., Atlantic Grill, Bank of New Hampshire, Doucet Survey LLC, Evolve at Rye, Exeter Events & Tents, MacaroniKid Seacoast, Newburyport Bank, NH State Parks, Partner’s Bank (formerly SIS Bank), Seacoast Board of Realtors, Sustainable Seacoast, The Crossings, WMUR TV9, and Z107 & 93.5 The Bull.


Sponsor Opportunities

To learn about how your company can gain great exposure and benefits for your employees by sponsoring this popular event, please contact Nichole Rutherford at 603-436-8043, ext. 26 or [email protected].