Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

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Hampton Beach, NH, United States

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The facility was opened on July 15, 1899 by Wallace D. Lovell, who owned the Exeter, Hampton and Amesbury Street Railway Company, with the hope of bringing more business and tourism into the Hampton Beach area. Today the facility is a landmark of Hampton Beach and is synonymous with the summer resort.

The Casino was expanded in 1927 to adapt to the changing nature of entertainment, when the national star was just coming into existence. The new owners wanted a facility that could hold 5,000 people, and the Casino Ballroom was born. After the expansion, the Casino Ballroom boasted the largest dance floor in New England, and 20,000 people made use of the massive space on a weekly basis.

In the 60’s, rock ‘n roll started to creep into the Ballroom with acts like the Supremes, the Four Tops and the Four Aces. Plus there were folk acts like the Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul & Mary. Gradually, louder bands were added to the schedule — The Beach Boys, the Fifth Dimension, the Who and the Lovin’ Spoonful.

The businessman in Dineen couldn’t resist the lucrative allure of rock ‘n roll. The Doors, Janis Joplin, the Who and Chicago played to sold-out Casino Ballroom crowds, who paid ten times more admission than the check-dancers had. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, the rock music scene exploded, and marvels such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Led Zeppelin blew the minds of thousands at the Casino Ballroom.

Contact Information

Address
169 Ocean Boulevard
Hampton Beach, NH 03842
United States
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Phone
(603) 929-4100
Web
www.casinoballroom.com

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Friday 7 November 2014
The Pretty RecklessConcert Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach, NH, United States
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Friday 31 October 2014
The Dirty Heads
Todo BienConcert
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach, NH, United States
42.910329 -70.812228
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Sunday 17 August 2014
Matt Nathanson
Gavin DeGraw, Andrew McMahonConcert
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42.910329 -70.812228

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Saturday 16 August 2014
Bill CosbyConcert Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
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Friday 8 August 2014
Umphrey's McGeeConcert Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach, NH, United States
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Friday 18 July 2014
The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute
The Fab FourConcert
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  • Hullabaloolaloo

    Great venue! I've seen many wonderful shows here. Once, I even had a flask of alcohol confiscated at the door and the security guard gave it back to me after the show. :)

    January 2013
  • drk229

    Yeah! Hometown venues ftw!

    May 2008
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