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

Past Events

Thursday 13 August 2015
The Psychedelic Furs & The Church
The Psychedelic Furs, The ChurchConcert
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach, NH, United States
42.910329 -70.812228

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Sunday 9 August 2015
Andy Grammer
Andy Grammer, Matt McAndrew, American AuthorsConcert
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach, NH, United States
42.910329 -70.812228

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Thursday 23 July 2015
Zappa Plays ZappaConcert Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach, NH, United States
42.910329 -70.812228

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Monday 20 July 2015
An Evening with 311
311Concert
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach, NH, United States
42.910329 -70.812228
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Tuesday 9 June 2015
Shawn MendesConcert Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach, NH, United States
42.910329 -70.812228
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Saturday 9 May 2015
The Used
Chevelle, MarmozetsConcert
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach, NH, United States
42.910329 -70.812228

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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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