MANCHESTER — The 2020 Best of NH Party is coming to a living room near you. Featuring local celebrities and entertainers, local bands and the best chefs and bartenders in New Hampshire, New Hampshire Magazine will host the “Best of NH Party at YOUR House” on Thurs., June 18, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. via Facebook Live. With more than 13,000 votes cast, New Hampshire Magazine will virtually celebrate the list of more than 200 winners from throughout New Hampshire in a wide variety of categories, including best burger, coffee shop, pizza, brewery, pet grooming shop, music venue, yoga studio and much, much more.
“We are all finding ways to adapt to our evolving circumstances and the Best of NH Party is no different,” said Rick Broussard, editor, New Hampshire Magazine. “We have been kicking off summer in the Granite State for nearly two decades and while we have to do things a little differently this year, we cannot wait to bring New Hampshire’s best musicians, chefs and entertainers into your living room. We are working hard to make sure this is the best online party New Hampshire has ever seen.”
Along with celebrating winners, the Best of NH Party also raises funding and awareness for CASA of New Hampshire, which recruits, trains and supervises volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in the New Hampshire court system, as well as the New Hampshire Hospitality Employee Relief Fund, which is raising funds for an emergency program designed to assist servers, bartenders and kitchen workers. New Hampshire Magazine is encouraging guests to donate to both organizations.
Along with music and fun, the party will feature an interactive component with celebrity chefs and mixologists demonstrating how to prepare party snacks and drinks with a downloadable ingredients list, and with non-stop prize drawings, contests and giveaways, including a “Virtual Swag Bag” full of coupons and offers for special deals to redeem when the state opens up. The final prize of the event will be an all-inclusive week’s vacation for four at Squam Lake, provided by RDC Resort.
The Best of NH Party has been no stranger to celebrity sightings with Taylor Swift, Alex Preston, Recycled Percussion, Jimmy Dunn, and Steven Tyler making appearances over the past two decades. This year’s party may just feature a few familiar celebrity faces as well.
By signing up for the Facebook Live event (www.facebook.com/events/230355328041968/), guests will receive notifications about ways to get involved and to help build excitement for this one-of-a-kind, online party.
Hosted by Neal & Marga from WZID’s New Hampshire in the Morning, the Best of NH Party at YOUR House will feature a variety of entertainment, including: cooking and mixology demonstrations by Machina Kitchen & ArtBar, New England’s Tap House Grille and more; musical acts by Alex Preston, Soggy Po Boys, Jonathan Sarty Band / Cold River Radio Venue, Harsh Armadillo, John Davidson, and Sully Erna of Godsmack & Chris Lester; Fritz Wetherbee and the team from WMUR’s New Hampshire Chronicle; demonstrations from Dan’s Balloons; and players from the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
For more information, visit www.bestofnh.com. Check back regularly as New Hampshire Magazine is constantly updating the participant list.