Atlantic Grill Music by the Sea

Enjoy great tunes and dance the night away with your family and friends to benefit SSC!

Date: Thursday, July 6, 2023 - Thursday, July 27, 2023

Time: 6-8:30pm

Thank you to all who came out to support our mission to inspire conservation of our Blue Planet in 2022. Mark your calendars now for our 2023 Atlantic Grill Music by the Sea concert series, to be held on Thursday evenings in July (July 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2023).


We cannot wait to enjoy the evening with you!


Seacoast Science Center is all about hands-on education, but on Thursday evenings this summer, we want your FEET on the dance floor to support conservation of our Blue Planet. Our new, larger seaside tent has plenty of room for groovin’ to the tunes.  

Bring you lawn chairs and blankets, pack a picnic or purchase freshly grilled fare on site. There will be snacks and our famous adult beverage garden will offer both beer and wine. Please remember, you may not bring alcohol or dogs into the Park or the concert grounds.

As always, you will be able to enjoy the Center’s exhibits during the evening. 

All concerts are 6-8:30pm; the gates open at 5pm.


2022 Concerts


Thursday, July 7 • Rhythm Method

This popular local band serves up only the funkiest of tunes. Their commitment to the music shines in their top-notch performance that will transport you to a fun-lovin’, groovy era gone by.

Thursday, July 14 • Joshua Tree

This concert is completely sold out and no tickets will be available at the gate. Please consider joining us for one of our other concerts.

Joshua Tree, the nation’s top tribute to U2, will take the stage on July 14th. You’ll won’t be able to resist singing along and dancing the night away to your favorite songs and sunset by the sea.

Thursday, July 21 • Jumbo Circus Peanuts!

Jumbo Circus Peanuts is one of the most fun-loving, local party bands! The big bands’ swinging pop-jazz-funk-soul tunes, crazy costumes, and tossed-into-the-crowd beaded necklaces make for a fantastic evening of family fun.

Thursday, July 28 • The TonyMack Band

If you’re a The TonyMack Band fan, you know how this classic rock and R&B band always delivers a great time, making you feel part of the party as you sing and dance along.



Tickets are sold in advance per specific date. Your receipt is your ticket for entry. Walk-ins are subject to availability.

Non-members: $20; under 3 free
SSC members: $15; under 3  free


All proceeds support our mission to inspire conservation of our Blue Planet.

Not a member? Join today and take advantage of discounted tickets!

Library Member Pass Holders do not qualify for discounted, member concert tickets.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 603-436-8043.

All concerts take place rain or shine (cancelled if severe weather). Check back here or on our Facebook page for schedule changes. In the event of a severe weather cancellation, refunds will be offered if rescheduling is not possible.


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. Forget your bottle? No worries! You can purchase SSC color-changing reusable water bottle for just $5. Be sure to stop at our Zero Waste Station to learn more!


Our Corporate Partners

Special thanks to title sponsor Atlantic Grill and in-kind supporter Centrus Digital.


Corporate Partnership Opportunities

Sponsoring the Atlantic Grill Music by the Sea Concert Series is an excellent way for your company to reach families from across the region. To learn more, contact Natalee Martin at 603-436-8043, ext. 10 or [email protected].


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.

THIS COPY IS HIDDEN: Enter to win in the summer raffle!

THIS COPY IS HIDDEN: Just $5 per chance! Purchase tickets anytime here (and we will add them to the entry bin), when you purchase concert tickets, at the Center, or during the concerts. The drawing will be during the August 1st concert intermission; you do not need be be present to win. All proceeds support our mission to inspire conservation of our Blue Planet. Thank you for your support and good luck!

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