Monday, May 17, 2021

As COVID-19 capacity restrictions begin to ease, Tupelo Music Hall will fully transition to indoor shows beginning August 20, with the final Tupelo Drive-In Experience scheduled for Sunday, August 15.

Following guidance issued by the State of New Hampshire and the State of New Hampshire Council on the Arts, along with previously made contractual obligations, Tupelo Music Hall will begin holding indoor concerts at full capacity starting with Three Dog Night on Friday, August 20.

We strongly urge our patrons to get vaccinated so that we can safely enjoy indoor shows together. When we do reopen in August, we are recommending that patrons wear masks when not actively eating and drinking. Depending on the status of COVID-19, we may also stagger entry times and provide various other safety measures. As we get closer to our indoor opening date, we will revisit our indoor policies and provide updates as needed.

Patrons who have not responded to our emails about rescheduled shows should do so by June 15, 2021. After this date, refunds and customer credits will not be issued for previously rescheduled shows and all ticket sales will be final and ticket holders will remain committed to the new show date.

For more information on Tupelo’s COVID-19 response and transition to indoor shows, please watch this interview with Scott Hayward, Owner and Director of Entertainment.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (603) 437-5100 or info@tupelohall.com.



The Covid 19 pandemic has forced the music industry in the unenviable and seemingly never ending  process of rescheduling literally tens of thousands of shows. To make matters worse, this is happening during a time when many people in the industry have been laid off,  causing a tremendous backup as the remaining agents and managers scramble to find new dates with venues and artists. Please be patient as we work through reschedule nearly 150 shows. Typically, this will occur before the originally scheduled show date. Sometimes, we won’t get a new date until after the originally scheduled show has passed. None of this is anyone’s fault. We are all working very hard to get information to ticket holders as soon as we can. When we have new dates for rescheduled shows, we will email ticketholders, post it on Facebook, and update the page below.

An email was sent to all ticket holders for all shows listed below (from either Scott or Tag) which requires a response. If you did not receive this email (and it’s not hiding out in spam) shoot us an email at info@tupelohall.com, let us know your name and which show, and we’ll happily resend. Thank you!


Seven Shows Rescheduled
May 26, 2021

• Robin Trower moved to April 24, 2022

Blessid Union of Souls moved to December 12, 2021

• The Sixties Show moved to April 16, 2022

• Edwin McCain moved to March 19. 2022

• Marshall Tucker Band moved to December 1, 2021

• Tommy Emmanuel moved to April 9, 2022

• Tusk moved to February 4, 2022


Four Shows Rescheduled
May 12, 2021

• Cherry Cherry  moved to Outdoor Drive in (same day of Aug 15)

• Ronnie Earl  Moved to December 11, 2021

• The Stranger Moved to May 14, 2022

• Musical Box moved to December 2, 2021


More Shows Rescheduled
May 6, 2021

• Glenn Miller Orchestra (5-16-21)  moved to 10-24-21

• The Dirty Knobs (9-26-21) moved to 3-25-22

• Arrival From Sweden ABBA show (May 27/28) moved to March 8/9 2022

• Eric Martin (5-2-21) moved to 11-21-21

• Blues Project (5-1-21) moved to 11-11-21

• Stryper (4-29-21) Cancelled

• Music Of Cream (4-17-21)  Cancelled

• Roomful of Blues (4-23-21)  moved to 11-19-21

• Chris Botti (5-6-21)  Cancelled

• Simrit (5-15-21) Cancelled


Three More Shows Rescheduled
March 30, 2021

• Peter Wolf (6/20, 11/21, 4/3/21) – Saturday, November 13, 2021

• Blue Oyster Cult (10/23 & 4/9/21) – Saturday, September 11, 2021 

• Al Stewart (5/22, 4/11/21) – Friday, April 1, 2022


Two More Shows Rescheduled
March 18, 2021

• Liz Longley (6/7 & 4/1/21) – Thursday, November 4, 2021

• David Cook (6/26, 10/25, 4/2/21) – Thursday, September 16, 2021


Two More Shows Rescheduled
March 12, 2021

• The Airplane Family (3/22, 10/30, 3/19)  – Friday, October 22, 2021

• Crystal Bowersox (7/18 & 3/25) – Saturday, September 25, 2021


Two More Shows Rescheduled
March 4, 2021

• Wishbone Ash (10/1 & 3/18) – Thursday, March 17, 2022.

• Lenny Clarke (5/16 & 1/16/21) – Saturday, January 8, 2022


Two More Shows Rescheduled
February 26, 2021

• Damn The Torpedoes (3/20, 8/22, 3/16) -Saturday, October 16, 2021

• Marc Broussard (4/5, 8/29, 5/7) – Sunday, November 14, 2021


First Four Drive-In Artists Announced
February 17, 2021

Learn more in this week’s newsletter HERE


Two More Shows Rescheduled
February 16, 2021

• Christopher Cross (5/8 & 2/28) – Saturday, October 2, 2021

• Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre Auqualung 50th Anniversary Tour (9/24 & 4/22) – Saturday, February 5, 2022


The Tupelo Drive-In Experience Returns In May!
February 10, 2021

Learn more in this week’s newsletter HERE


Our SIMRIT Show Cancelled
February 9, 2021

• Our May 15th SIMRIT show has been cancelled and an email was sent from Tag to all ticket holders. All tickets purchased for this show will be automatically refunded.


Three More Shows Rescheduled
February 5, 2021

• Bob Saget (5/29, 10/14, 4/8) – Friday, November 5, 2021

• Tommy Emmanuel (6/27 & 2/13) – Wednesday, June 23, 2021

• LeAnn Rimes (4/23 & 8/14 & 2/27) – Friday, September 10, 2021


Two More Shows Rescheduled
January 26, 2021

• America (6/28 & 1/30) – Thursday, October 28, 2021

• Three Dog Night (4/4, 7/9,  3/5/21) – Friday, August 20, 2021


Daughtry Acoustic Trio Show Cancelled
January 14, 2021

• In the spirit of safety, all Daughtry shows from March 3rd to April 17th have been cancelled, including our March 16th show.  The band thanks you for your patience and continued support.


Another Show Rescheduled
January 8, 2021

• Tom Rush (4/3 & 1/10) – Friday, September 17


Another Show Rescheduled
December 3

• Eric Martin of Mr. Big (6/14 & 12/20) – Sunday, May 2,  2021


Four More Shows Rescheduled
November 30

• Mike Girard’s Big Swinging Thing (11/28) – Saturday, November 27, 2021

• The Wizards of Winter (11/29) – Sunday, November 28, 2021

• Joe Nichols (5/1 & 12/11) – Friday, November 12, 2021

• The Marshall Tucker Band (4/17 & 12/13) – Sunday, June 27, 2021


An Update on Indoor Shows
November 25

Since our email newsletter last week, we have experienced many new challenges with both our lower capacity shows in 2020 and our existing shows in 2021 that are causing all sorts of problems for the artists, patrons, and venue. This resulted in the show cancellations of 5 of our remaining 8 artists in 2020 and all but guaranteed that we will be closed through February of 2021 at least.

Read more in this week’s newsletter: https://conta.cc/338kGNT

The Following Winter Indoor Shows Have Been Cancelled:

• November 29 – British Invasion Years

• December 12 – Brandon “Taz” Niederauer

• December 18 – Masters of the Telecaster

• December 19 – Kashmir


Three More Shows Rescheduled
November 23

• Peter Wolf (6/20 & 11/21) – Saturday, April 3, 2021

• Air Supply (11/22) – Saturday, August 28, 2021

• Jim Brickman (11/27) – Friday, November 26, 2021


Five More Shows Rescheduled
November 11

• George Winston (11/1) – Sunday, November 7, 2021

• Hollywood Nights (11/7) – Saturday, November 6, 2021

• Blessid Union of Souls (6/5 & 11/14) – Saturday, July 31, 2021

• The Musical Box (3/19, 7/12, & 11/20) – Thursday, May 20, 2021

• The Sixties Show (11/20) – Saturday, June 26, 2021


Three More Shows Rescheduled, One Cancelled
October 26

• Sara Evans (4/26 & 8/27) – Friday, October 1, 2021

• Masters of the Telecaster (5/27 & 12/18) – Friday, December 18, 2020 – Split into 2 reduced capacity shows (5pm & 8pm)

• The Airplane Family (3/22 & 10/30) – Friday, March 19, 2021

• Richie Kotzen (1/28/21) – Cancelled


Frequently Asked Questions
October 27

Why are we booking new shows at a reduced capacity and not just having our existing shows at our new reduced capacity?
The answer is that the bands we had booked simply aren’t touring. Many of the artists we work with travel 8-10 people in a tour bus. Nobody is doing that now for obvious reasons so we are forced to reschedule these shows.

How long do you think it will be before you can operate at full capacity?
I am hopeful that, if we have a vaccine by March, we will be able to expand our capacity in the Fall enough to bring back our bigger artists.

Will you have the Outdoor Drive-In shows next Summer?
We can’t have outdoor shows if we are open inside because the stage is in the way of the exit, which would be a fire hazard. We will consider moving outdoors again next year if we feel that is the best way to present shows safely.

Why is it taking so long to find out if shows are going to be rescheduled?
The fact is, many people in this industry have either been furloughed or are doing the extra work of those who were furloughed. Many agents have quit the business altogether. Artists don’t want to reschedule their shows more than once and nobody really knows when touring will begin again.

How will I know when a show is rescheduled?
When we know a show will be rescheduled, we mark that show “To Be Rescheduled” on the ticketing page. Once we have a new date, we will email ticket holders. Unfortunately, we can’t possibly call everyone so please make sure the email address on your account is up to date.

How does the new reduced Covid capacity work?
Because we are social distancing, patrons will need to purchase the entire table. We have allowed for groupings of 2, 4, and 6 on the lower and main levels. The mezzanine section has a flexible seating plan that allows for parties of one or more to sit together. The ticketing system automatically accounts for 6 ft distancing by blocking out seats around those purchased.

Will you be forced to close and, if you do, will you ever reopen?
I seem to be getting this question a lot lately. One thing is for sure… the music industry will look a lot different a year from now. Many venues will close for good if they can’t make enough money to pay their bills. Our immediate goal is to have safe, limited capacity shows that will help keep our staff employed and allow us to pay our bills. That’s really all we could ask for right now. In the event we had to close for a few months, we will definitely reopen. Tupelo Music Hall is a strong company that will get through this.


Six More Shows Rescheduled
October 19

• Robin Trower (10/11) –  Wednesday, September 29, 2021

• Enter The Haggis (10/16) – Thursday, March 4, 2021

• 33 1/3 Live’s Killer Queen (10/17) – Friday, September 3, 2021

• Blue Oyster Cult (10/23) – Friday, April 9, 2021

• David Cook (6/26 & 10/25) – Friday, April 2, 2021

• Bernard Isley – The London Medium (3/29 & 10/31) – October 31, 2021


Covid Guidelines for Winter Shows
October 14

Learn more about the Covid Guidelines for our reduced capacity Winter Shows: https://www.tupelomusichall.com/covid-guidelines


Five More Shows Rescheduled
September 28

• Martin Barre (9/24) – Thursday, April 22, 2021

• Dirty Knobs (9/26) – Sunday, September 26, 2021

• Chris Botti (9/27) – Thursday, May 6, 2021

• Wishbone Ash (10/1) – Thursday, March 18, 2021

• Tower of Power (3/24 & 10/10) – Saturday, May 8, 2021


Indoor Shows Are Back
September 23

We are starting to add a few indoor shows to our schedule and I wanted to give you some information about how we are handling the venue when we start having people come indoors again. Frankly, there is a difference between what the State of New Hampshire is allowing and how we are seating the venue (our plan is much more conservative). Our adjusted Covid capacity is going to be around 130 (of 700). We could easily fit another 45+ people and meet NH regulations but we are more interested in having many shows that people are comfortable attending than having a few shows that people feel are overcrowded. We’re in this for the long haul because this virus isn’t going away anytime soon.

Here are some highlights of how we will be handling indoor shows:

– Patrons will have staggered entry and exit times to avoid lines.
– Nobody will be seated within 25 feet of the stage.
– We will have 16 tables on the floor (instead of 52) Tables will seat 4 people instead of 6 and will be spaced 13 feet apart.
– We will turn off our HVAC system when patrons are in the venue and turn on our two air exchangers, forcing air up an out of the venue rather than recirculating it.
– The seating in the mezzanine will utilize new technology that spaces patrons 6 ft apart. This will allow for groups of different sizes.
– We have eliminated three of the rows in the mezzanine.
– Shows will not have intermissions and last about 90 minutes.
– We will not have meet and greets with artists.
– All patrons (even mezzanine) will be offered food and beverage services at their seats from waitstaff. The bar and food window will not be open, which will eliminate lines.
– We will have people monitoring bathroom so there are never too many people in there at one time.
– And, lastly, you could take a bath in the amount of sanitizer and cleaning products we have purchased and there will be ample signage throughout the venue.


Five More Shows Rescheduled
September 21

• Sister Hazel (5/9) – Thursday, June 24, 2021

• Gary Hoey (5/2 & 9/11) – Saturday, December 5, 2020 (Indoor/20% capacity – Ho Ho Hoey show)

• Laurie Berkner (9/19) – Saturday, September 18, 2021

• Glenn Miller Orchestra (9/20) – Sunday, May 16, 2021

• Dueling Pianos (6/13 & 11/13) – Saturday, November 21 (Indoor Show/20% capacity)


Two More Shows Rescheduled
September 14

• Edwin McCain (9/13) – Wednesday, June 9, 2021

• Rick Springfield (2/23 & 9/18) – Thursday, August 5, 2021


Two More Shows Rescheduled
September 3

• Stryper (4/30 & 9/4) – Thursday, April 29, 2021

• Frank Marino (5/11 & 9/10) – Thursday, September 9, 2021


Winter at Tupelo
September 2

Now that we are in September, the reality is that we are about 6 weeks away from ending our outdoor concert series. We are currently working on a game plan for having indoor shows but we will only be around 20% capacity for obvious reasons. As soon as we make a floor plan that satisfies the State of New Hampshire opening guidelines and will be SAFE for patrons, we will come up with a game plan that includes all of the policies and protocols for indoor shows. Assuming that we can find artists who want to tour this winter, we will then announce whether we will be having shows this winter or we will simply close for 4-6 months. We are trying to come up with a strategy that will result in something everyone is comfortable with. Stand-by for more information, which will be coming in the next couple of weeks (fingers crossed).


Two More Show Updates
August 31

• Shawn Mullins (8/23) –  Moved to Drive-In on Saturday, September 19

• Dueling Pianos (4/25 & 9/5) – Saturday, November 21 (Indoor Show/20% capacity)


Two More Shows Rescheduled
August 18

• Toxic Monkey (8/16) – Saturday, December 4, 2021

• Damn The Torpedoes (3/10 & 8/22) – Saturday, March 6, 2021


Four More Shows Rescheduled
August 10

• Foreigners Journey (4/10 & 8/1) – Saturday, April 10, 2021

• The Music Of Cream (4/18 & 8/13) – Saturday, April 17, 2021

• LeAnn Rimes (4/23 & 8/14) – Saturday, February 27, 2021

• Cherry Cherry (8/15) – Sunday, August 15, 2021


A Message from Scott
July 29

Click here to read Scott’s thoughts on the current state of the industry and the timeline of reopening the venue.


Two Indoor Shows Moved To Drive-In Format
July 27

• KICK – INXS Experience (9/25) – Saturday, September 26  (12pm & 3pm shows)

• Dueling Pianos (8/8) – Friday, September 11 (6pm)

All ticket holders have been emailed. If you didn’t get the email, let us know at info@tupelohall.com

Full Drive-in Schedule HERE


Two More Shows Rescheduled
July 23

• The Verve Pipe (723) – Friday, May 21, 2021

• The Stranger -Billy Joel Tribute (7/25) – Saturday, May 22, 2021


Drive-In News: The Booze Buggy
July 18

• The State of NH is allowing us to now serve alcoholic beverages to patrons in the parking lot. There are some rules, of course. You cannot have any alcoholic beverages in your car. They will need to be enjoyed outside of your vehicle. You also absolutely cannot bring alcohol onto the property. We have outfitted another golf cart as a roaming bar that a bartender will drive around. Think of it like a little ice-cream truck for adults (minus the ice cream)! Nothing better than an ice-cold beer on a hot day! We will still have full bar service to the restaurant tent.


Three More Shows Rescheduled
July 11

• TUSK (7/11) – Friday, July 9, 2021

• Crystal Bowersox (7/18) – Thursday, March 25, 2021

• Blues Project 2020 (7/20) – Saturday, May 1, 2021


Message from Scott (from newsletter)
July 8

Every time I mention Covid-19 and how it affects our schedule and opening, I get some people thanking us and others condemning us. I don’t really need or want a reply to what I am about to write. I send this note for purely informational (not political) purposes so please take it as it is intended. Because of the recent surge in virus that is taking over the country, many artists are pushing their tours into 2021. Just the other day, I received an email about a show that was being moved to February that the artist is now moving to Fall of 2021. These reschedules of rescheduled shows is one reason why we aren’t announcing rescheduled dates as soon as we have them. We’re trying to reschedule shows to dates we are confident will happen. Rescheduling shows multiple times is not only confusing to patrons, it is a nightmare for us logistically as we have to inform ticket holders about each change. If you don’t receive an email about an upcoming show that is being rescheduled, please understand that we WILL inform patrons about rescheduled shows as soon as we have information and are confident to share it. In the meantime, I would see as many outdoors concerts that you can find this Summer. I fear it will be a slim winter for indoor events.


Seven Shows Rescheduled
July 1

• Thunder From Down Under (6/24) – Tuesday, June 8, 2021

• Arrival From Sweden (4/1 & 7/7) – Tuesday, April 27, 2021

• Arrival From Sweden (4/2 & 7/8) – Wednesday, April 28, 2021

• Three Dog Night – (4/4 & 7/9) – Friday, March 5, 2021

• The Musical Box (3/19 & 7/12) – Friday, November 20, 2020

• Marc Broussard (4/5 & 8/29) – Friday, May 7, 2021

• Bob Saget (5/29 & 10/14) – Thursday, April 8, 2021


Four Shows Rescheduled
June 19

• Dueling Pianos (6/13) – Friday, November 13

• Richie Kotzen (6/18) – Thursday, January 28, 2021

• Airplane Family (6/21) – Friday, October 30

• America (6/28) – Saturday, January 30, 2021


Another Two Shows Rescheduled
June 11

• Peter Wolf (6/20) is now on Saturday, November, 21

• Tommy Emmanuel (6/27) is now on Saturday, February 13


Two More Shows Rescheduled
June 9

• Ronnie Earl (6/6) is now on Saturday, June 5, 2021

• David Cook (6/26) is now on Sunday, October 25


Outdoor Restaurant Seating Now On Sale
June 5

Beginning June 12, Tupelo Music Hall will have an outdoor dining tent with reserved seating during all of our shows except our special Kids Shows. This area will be separate from the Drive-In parking area. Non-refundable seating reservations will need to be made in advance online or by calling the box office. The dining area will be open 75 minutes prior to each show. Patrons in the dining tent WILL NOT need to purchase a Drive-In ticket. Patrons in the Drive-In spaces will not be able to purchase food and drinks in the dining tent. People will need to stay at their tables in the dining area, which will have a side view of the stage with audio.

There will be food and beverage service in the dining area, including FULL BAR services. Waitstaff will take orders at tables designated for 1, 2, 4, and 6 people. Seats are $20 each. Patrons will need to purchase all of the seats at designated tables. Food orders will be taken until 30 minutes after the show begins. Drink orders will continue an extra 30 minutes.

Click here for Schedule and tickets.


Two More Shows Rescheduled
June 3

• Liz Longley (6/7) is now on Thursday, April 1, 2021

• Eric Martin of Mr. Big (6/14) is now on Sunday, December 20


9 New Drive-In Shows Added / Outdoor Restaurant Opening / Win a Gibson Guitar
June 3

• 9 new shows added to our Drive-In Schedule

• Outdoor restaurant opening June 12th

• Enter a raffle to win one of two Gibson guitars courtesy of Gibson and Johnny A.

Read more in this week’s newsletter.


Two New Shows Rescheduled
May 28

• An Evening With Sinatra & Peggy Lee (5/30) is now on Sunday, January 3, 2021

• Blessed Union of Soul (6/5) is now on Saturday, November 14


New Drive-In Shows Added (& More)
May 27

• 15 new shows added to our Drive-In Schedule

• Outdoor restaurant coming soon

Read more in this week’s newsletter


Two Shows Rescheduled / One Show Cancelled
May 26

• Lenny Clarke on 5/16 has been moved to January, 16, 2021

• Uli Jon Roth on 5/23 has been cancelled

• Bob Saget on 5/29 has been moved to October 14


Boston Globe Feature
May 23

Our Tupelo Drive-In Experience was also featured in the Boston Globe! Check it out here.


Tupelo Music Hall in Rolling Stone Magazine
May 22

Our Tupelo Drive-In Experience was featured in Rolling Stone! Check it out here.


Tupelo Drive-In Experience Makes National News
May 17

Our first two Tupelo Drive-In Experience shows with Tim Theriault were a huge success! Check us out in the Washington Post!

More shows are being added this week, keep an eye out on our FB page and website!


Two Shows Rescheduled!
May 15

• Roomful of Blues on 5/15 has been moved to Friday, April 23

• Al Stewart on 5/22 has been moved to Sunday, April 11


All New Tupelo Drive-In Experience!
May 13

Our first two shows kick off this Saturday, May 16th at 12pm and 3pm with Tim Theriault.

Watch our weekly newsletter and Facebook page for more show announcements.

Information & Guidelines

Schedule & Tickets


Family Meal & Supplies Program Ends
May 12

This week we will be building a stage, doing some welding, hanging speakers, reorganizing the lobby, and reformatting the computer system to accommodate our outdoor Drive In Experience. We won’t be able to safely provide supplies and food after Tuesday with all of this is going on. If I reach my goal of 4-6 shows a week, the kitchen will also be too busy prepping for our shows to be able to properly and safely supply the program. For those reasons, we needed to discontinue the Family Meals and Supplies Program. The last day was for pickup was today.

I really appreciate all of the support we have received regarding this program. Lots of people donated money which in turn provided a lot of meals to many families. We sold a lot of supplies and meals to patrons. If our kitchen were bigger and we had a way to keep the program going, we certainly would but, with the new potential to have outside Drive-In style shows, we need to shift gears and focus on promoting shows.

I hope to see you at a show. We will be announcing more details very soon!

Stay Safe and be well.


Two More Shows Rescheduled
May 10

• Christopher Cross on 5/8 has been moved to Sunday, February 28

• Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush on 5/11 has been moved Thursday, September 10

Another Show Rescheduled | Another Show Cancelled
April 30

• Simrit on 5/5 has been cancelled

• Daughtry Acoustic Trio on 5/6 is now on Tuesday, March 16th


One Show Rescheduled | One Show Cancelled
April 30

• Gary Hoey’s show on 5/2 has been moved to Friday, September 11

• Ann Wilson’s show on 5/3 has been cancelled


Two More Shows Rescheduled
April 23

• Our Dueling Pianos show on 4/25 has been moved to Saturday, September 5th

• Joe Nichols on 5/1 has been moved Friday, December 11th


Frozen Foods Added To Family Meal & Supplies Program
April 22

• Shrimp by the pound
• Scallops by the pound
• Salmon 6 oz fillets
• NY Strip Steaks 12 oz
• Boneless Pork Tenderloin 1.25 lb
• Haddock Fillets 6-8 oz

Learn more at www.tupelomusichall.com/meals


One Show Cancelled | Two Shows Rescheduled
April 21

• Our Tupelo Night of Comedy on 4/24 has been cancelled

• Our Sara Evans show on 4/26 has been moved to Thursday, August 27th

• Our Stryper show on 4/30 has been moved to Friday, September 4th


New Family Meals Added to the Meal & Supplies Program
April 19

We just added three new meals and updated some other items, check it out: tupelomusichall.com/meals


LeAnn Rimes Show Rescheduled
April 16

• Our LeAnn Rimes show on 4/23 has been moved to Friday, August 14th


2 Shows Rescheduled
April 7

• The Marshall Tucker Band on 4/17 has been moved to Sunday, December 13th

• The Music of Cream on 4/18 has been moved to Thursday, August 13th


A Message From Scott
April 8

Hi folks,

We are starting to catch up with our show reschedules.  Hopefully, we will be able to start announcing shows further down the road that have been rescheduled.

In the meantime, thanks for your patience.  When you do receive an email about a rescheduled show, please respond to that email as soon as possible.

Family Meal and Supplies Program Update:

Due to the generosity of many folks donating to our meals program, we distributed 400 meals so far!  I’m not sure if you are aware of this but the Sonshine Soup Kitchen in Derry has closed temporarily and there is an urgent need for folks to get food. We are working closely with the fine people who run The Upper Room in Derry to get food to those in need.  If you want to donate a meal package or groceries, call the box office at 603-437-5100.

Chef is making SHRIMP SCAMPI and GARLIC BREAD as a “special” this week. We are taking advance orders. The cost is $40 (tax included)  Each tray will feed 6-8 people. To be picked up Friday 11-3 and Saturday 9-12 this week.

We received a small supply of MASKS yesterday.  We are selling them in groups of ten for $20.


2 Shows Rescheduled
April 7

• Foreigners Journey on 4/10 has been moved to Saturday, August 1st

• The Verve Pipe on 4/11 has been moved to Thursday, July 23rd


2 Shows Rescheduled
April 6

• Three Dog Night on 4/4 has been moved to Thursday, July 9th

• Marc Broussard on 4/5 has been moved to Saturday, August 29th


Rescheduled Shows Update
April 1

We are successfully rescheduling a lot of shows right now. If you have a show that the artist announced a new date for, please know that we WILL get an email to ticket holders about the rescheduled date but it might not happen immediately. We need to announce and track the rescheduled shows in order. We aren’t staffed to do them all at one time, unfortunately. Thank you for your patience!


Tom Rush Rescheduled
March 30

• Our Tom Rush show on 4/3 has been moved to Sunday, January 10th


Arrival From Sweden (ABBA) Shows Rescheduled
March 30

• The 4/1 show has been moved to Tuesday, July 7th

• The 4/2 show has been moved to Wednesday, July 8th


Two Updates
March 29

Family Meal & Supplies Program Expanded!

Tupelo Music Hall is putting its kitchen and staff to good use by providing trays of the following made from scratch meals. These are packaged and ready for you to pick up and cook at your home. Refrigerated and frozen options available.

• Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
• Lasagna (meat and meatless)
• Macaroni and Cheese
• Steak Tips with Vegetable Fried Rice
• Shepherd’s Pie with Brisket
• Chicken Vegetable Rice Soup (Qt)

Because we have so many high risk people asking us to stock grocery items and since we are making so much food, we decided to purchase more of the products we are already using to make some grocery items available for purchase

For the full list of products and more information about our Family Meal & Supplies Program, please visit this page: tupelomusichall.com/meals


March 28 Dinner Theater Cancelled

Our Dinner Theater show that was scheduled for Saturday, March 28th was officially cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Ticket holders were emailed and are asked to respond back. If you don’t see the email (and it’s not hiding out in spam) shoot us an email to info@tupelohall.com and we’ll happily resend.


Family Meal & Supplies Program Update
March 27

Two new things today that I want to share with as it relates to our Meal & Supplies program.
Because of the recently enacted STAY AT HOME ORDER,  we are offering free delivery to patrons over 60. Minimum order is $30 for this.
Easter is coming up and we want you to be able to continue the tradition of dying eggs so we have purchased a large number of cases of large white eggs.

Here’s an update of the supplies we currently have in stock:

• Vinyl Gloves Medium and XL
• 24 pack Poland Springs water 16.9 oz
• Paper Towels
• Toilet Paper
• White Eggs

Call the box office at 603-437-5100 or email at us your name and phone number at Info@tupelohall.com with any questions and/or to order.


Family Meal & Supplies Update | Rescheduled Shows
March 26


Our Family Meal & Supplies program is going well. Lots of food has been picked up and I have been surprised by the number of people who are donating the food. Yes…donating! The generosity of people is really outstanding.

This got me to thinking…If you want to help local folks, we work with some fantastic non-profits in our area who have clients who lost their jobs and are having a very hard time getting meals for their families. The local soup kitchens can’t possibly keep up with the demand. If you want to help us and help these people, you can order a tray of food that feeds up to 8 people and we will deliver it to the non-profit for free.

Everyone wins. Call us if you are interested in this.

FYI-We are now supplied with and are selling vinyl non-latex powder free DISPOSABLE GLOVES in boxes of 100. These are great throw-aways for pumping gas, going to the store, etc. They are the same gloves we use for food service.


Right now, we are sending emails on rescheduled shows a few days before each show was supposed to happen. It’s true that some shows in April and even May have been rescheduled. However, we can only announce and track so many rescheduled shows at once. Please bear with us as we work through this.
Everyone has been so kind to us and helped work through the rescheduled shows we have announced so far. We truly appreciate all of your support.

Scott and the amazing crew at Tupelo


3 Shows Rescheduled
March 25

• Dueling Pianos on 3/26 has been moved to Saturday, August 8th

• Masters of the Telecaster on 3/27 has been moved to Friday, December 18th

• Bernard Ilsley: The London Medium on 3/29 has been moved to Saturday, October 31st


Introducing our Family Meal & Supplies Program
March 22

We are shifting gears and working hard to prepare meals that you can pick up at the venue.

We are announcing and offering our inventory of prepared meals as we make them. We will also let you know what other items we have (Water, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, etc) as we are able to obtain them. If we are out of something, we will put you on the list for the next batch.

We currently have trays ($30 +tax) of the following meals (feeds 5-8):
• Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
• Macaroni and Cheese
• Shepherd’s Pie
• Lasagna (with and without meat)
• Vegetable Fried Rice with Steak tips.

• Homemade Chicken Vegetable Rice Soup (in Quarts) $20

We just received a large shipment of paper towels and toilet paper.

Call the box office at 603-437-5100 or email at us your name and phone number at Info@tupelohall.com with any questions and/or to order.

To help our older neighbors, we will deliver within 10 minutes of the venue for a $10 charge. Deliveries will be a simple no-contact drop off. No tipping. We will call when delivering.

We will set pick up times and provide a number to call when you arrive. Once you arrive, we will verify your order and a gloved employee will bring the items out to a table that will be set up outside our front door. Once the employee is back inside, you can get your order. We are doing everything we can to ensure that our small staff remains healthy so we are limiting all personal contact during the process. All orders will be prepaid via credit/debit card. Cash will not be accepted. We reserve the right to limit how many items can be ordered at one time.

Updates on our Family Meal and Supplies Program will be added HERE


2 Shows Rescheduled
March 22

• The Airplane Family Performs Blows Against The Empire on 3/22 has been moved to Sunday, June 21st

• Tower of Power on 3/24 has been moved to Saturday, October 10th


2 Shows Rescheduled
March 19

• The Musical Box show on 3/19 has been moved to Sunday, July 12th

• The Damn The Torpedoes show on 3/20 has been moved to Saturday, August 22nd


This Week’s Newsletter
March 18

We are having a lot of success getting new dates, which we will start announcing soon. Every time we send an email out about a rescheduled date, we get literally hundreds of replies that we have to track.

For this reason, we are going to leak them out every few days so our systems don’t collapse under the weight of the replies. Your quick reply will help us moving forward. I think it is a fair assumption that the venue will be rescheduling shows through the end of April. Until ticket holders receive an email about their particular show, there will be no action taken regarding credits, refunds, etc. Please don’t email me saying that IF your show is cancelled you need a credit, refund, etc. We can’t track individual requests like this and answering those emails is slowing us down. I need to train people to handle the rescheduled shows and set up systems for tracking replies. I always handled this myself but all of my time is being spent doing other things right now. The less emails and phone calls we get right now, the more we can focus on the things you want to know about.

Thanks for your patience,

Be safe. Be kind. We are all in this together!


Rescheduling & Cancelling Shows
March 18

This is a long email. Might be a good time to get another cup of coffee.

For 15 years, I have been sending out an email newsletter every Wednesday at 6:00 am. I missed it only one week years ago when I had the flu. Of all those emails, the situation we find ourselves in now is probably the most important in the history of Tupelo Music Hall.

I’m not going to waste the ink or your time to complain about the fact that we had to close because, frankly, ours isn’t the only industry to be decimated and I know many of you are hurting. What I do want to today is talk about the successes we have had this week.

Yes, I said “Successes”.

• We posted a video interview that, as I write this, has reached 135,000 people.
• We have successfully rescheduled 6 shows (which we will start announcing this week)
• We are working on a plan to feed people who are stuck in their houses
• We found a source for sanitizer wipes and toilet paper and have accumulated 200 cases of water. See Chef Derek’s notes for more info.
• We booked some great new shows
• We received hundreds and hundreds of tweets, emails, and Facebook posts with unconditional messages of love and support for the venue. People have purchased over $10,000 in gift cards and memberships to help with our cash flow. Honestly, I was overwhelmed reading them all. You people have really helped A LOT by giving so much support to us. We have a long way to go but your inspiration has kept me going and I thank you for it.

We are posting all updates on our Facebook Page and website. If you need an answer to a question and read our posts, you will officially know everything that we know.

As we reschedule shows, we will send emails to ticket holders and put the show back up on sale. I implore ticket holders to either attend the new date or allow us to give you a credit for a future show. Please think about this. It is the best way to help any venue you have tickets with. Emptying a venue’s bank account in the middle of a crisis will kill the venue.
So now we work on rescheduling shows, booking new shows, make food, getting people stuff they need, and selling tickets. Please don’t be afraid to buy tickets. We will survive this. Your money is safe. I promise you that.

Lastly, I want to thank my amazing staff. I love you all so much. We are family and we will get through this together.

Click here to see the new shows and for Chef Derek’s notes http://bit.ly/38TXTVP


3/15/20 AM Update

As we start to reschedule shows, I need to share something with you that occurred to me last night in bed as I was staring at the ceiling. I tell you this now simply as a heads-up and to give you something to think about.

Whenever we reschedule a show, we send an email out to all ticketholders. The average ticket purchase is for 2 tickets so a show with 600 ticket sales will produce roughly 300 return emails to me with directions on what the patrons wants to do. Add on top of that the 100-125 emails I get on a typical day (I am getting about 200 a day right now) and that’s a lot of emails. If I were to announce three new shows to be rescheduled on one day, I would receive in excess of 1,000 emails that needed a reply. Clearly, this is a problem in need of a solution.

As artists reschedule their shows, they will undoubtedly post the new date. This does not mean that we are going to immediately do the same. We need to space out the rescheduled shows at least 2-3 days so that we can manage replies and track them.

So, what can you do to help? If you saw the video that I posted, I truly believe that a venue’s patrons will be the key to deciding how their venue gets through this crisis. Regarding rescheduled shows, here’s how we can help each other.
• If you see a rescheduled show on a band’s website, assume I know it is rescheduled and will announce the reschedule as soon as we can.
• If you get an email regarding a rescheduled show, please respond as soon as you can. Managing responses to 20 rescheduled shows is a daunting task. The quicker we can get them done, the better.
• If a show is rescheduled, you will have three choices:
a. Go to the rescheduled show
b. Ask for a non-expiring customer credit
c. Ask for a refund
• Our ticketing calendar is being updated with shows that are rescheduled as we know they will be. Please don’t contact us to ask if we know when it will be rescheduled. We really need to focus right now on the work it will take to get new dates.
• If you are in the position to let us (or any venue) hold your money in the form of a customer credit, you will be helping the venue a lot. Venues will greatly suffer, if not collapse, under the weight of too many refunds.
• When you reply to an email, we don’t necessarily know who you are, which causes extra steps as we search your email for an account and search that account for an order. Giving us your name in the reply is extremely helpful.

After we get through tonight’s show, I will start announcing rescheduled shows.

DAVE MASON SHOW-The show tonight is on unless the State of NH issues a mandate regarding the size of events that are allowable (which is highly unlikely). If you are not feeling good or simply want to stay inside, I get it. We will issue customer credits (not refunds) if you just aren’t up to it. I suspect the crowd will be small so it should be safe.

There has been an overwhelming Facebook exchange between patrons to purchase gift certificates to support us and I have been asked by numerous people to make that option available online. If you want to purchase a gift certificate online, you can now do that on our ticketing page. Because our gift certificates are set up in our ticketing system (not an ideal system), you are probably going to get a weird confirmation email that shows show dates and times. Just ignore that. Our Gift Cards have neither start nor end times and they don’t expire. I redeemed a 12 year old paper gift certificate the other day. If you purchase one online, we will mail it to you for free. Thank you.

Lastly, THANK YOU for all of your texts, emails, calls, tweets, and notes. Reading all of the wonderful amazing Facebook notes everyone is posting has made this a lot easier. I am so fortunate and so blessed to be surrounded by literally thousands of people who want us to succeed. It is overwhelming how much love we have been receiving from all of you. Please know that you are loved back!

Be well and take care of each other

Scott and his awesome crew at Tupelo Music Hall


3/14/20 PM Update

We are in the process of successfully rescheduling some shows. Our DAMN THE TORPEDOES show was moved to August 22. Once we have a chance, we will inform ticketholders formally and move the show. One down. More to go.

DAVE MASON-Evidently tomorrow’s show is going to happen. Although the agent isn’t returning my emails, the band’s tour manager is telling my people that they are playing. know that we are going to have many no-shows so we are doing this show Table Seated. People can sit where they want. That will be much safer and better for everyone. The only thing it does is maybe put people in an area that is not necessarily close to their original seat placement. I’m going to apologize for that in advance. Regarding tomorrow’s show, If you are not feeling good or simply want to hide under your sheets, I get it. We will issue customer credits (not refunds) if you just aren’t up to it. I suspect the crowd will be small so it should be safe.
Be well and take care of each other

Scott and his awesome crew at Tupelo Music Hall


3/14/20 AM Update

I have some news so I wanted to give you an update.
I want to thank everyone for their patience with us and the industry as we sort this out. I know it probably seems like nothing is happening but, believe me, there are thousands of people in my industry working hard to get their arms around this thing. I have received many texts, calls, and emails from patrons. All I can say is “Wow. I am so thankful for all of your support”.
Here are our weekend plans … then we are going to close for a while … but we are looking to reschedule everything we can and have already done so in some cases.

Tonight’s show is on. If you are not feeling good or simply want to hide under your sheets, I get it. We will issue customer credits (not refunds) if you just aren’t up to it. I suspect the crowd will be small so it should be safe. Regardless, I have a band on their way up that has to get paid. Please, please, please don’t respond to this post about credits. Send us an email at info@tupelohall.com instead. I am trying to get tomorrow’s show rescheduled. That’s all I can tell you about that for now. If we do have it, my best guess is that we will keep the table seating and tell folks to sit where they like. I doubt the room will be full.

Going forward…we have added a button on our event page that says “To Be Rescheduled”. We added another that says “cancelled”. If you see “to be rescheduled”, it means that we are actively working to find a date to move a show to. There are a lot of moving parts to this and it might take time but, right now, I simply want a way to let you know what our intentions are. I think’s it’s fair to say we won’t have any more shows for a month but I can’t legally make that statement until I have contacted every agent for every show and sorted it out. Looking at that page will give you a good idea of what’s happening.
We are also posting updates on our website home page for those people who do not have Facebook.
My plan right now is to give morning an afternoon updates as I have information. I think we will have a new date for one of our shows this afternoon.
Everyone wants to see these dates rescheduled … artists, Tupelo and of course you the fans … and we ask that you hold off on asking for any refunds at this time as we work towards that goal. Please check out the video we posted on our website and Facebook pages. This video tells it all in terms of how I am feeling and thinking about all of this … I think it speaks for itself in that regard.”

Be well and take care of each other

Scott and his awesome crew at Tupelo Music Hall


Keeping Live Entertainment Alive
March 13