Kellie Pickler Named As Headliner of 1st Annual New England Country Music Festival presented by The Harbor Agency

Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Country star, Kellie Pickler, is set to headline the 1st annual New England Country Music Festival presented by The Harbor Agency (NECM HARBOR PRODUCTIONS, LLC.), which will take place on July 11th at the RedHook Brewery in Portsmouth, NH. This all-day event will be host to ten national, regional and local acts. Pickler will be joined by Leah Turner, Native Run, Blaire Hanks and local favorites: The Mallett Brothers Band, Jilly Martin, Ryan Brooks Kelly, North of Nashville and Alec MacGillivray. With much anticipation – a special guest will be added to the bill and announced in the coming weeks.

The event kicks off with gates opening at 1PM, with music starting shortly after, and runs throughout the day and evening. This is an all ages’ show and tickets are available at Attendees will enjoy a full day of country music, beer from Redhook Brewery, food from multiple vendors including Joe’s New York Pizza and Mojo’s. For more information please visit

“We’re excited to partner with New England Country Music and The Harbor Agency to host the first ever Country Fest at Redhook Brewery.  Hopefully this will be the first of many successful Country Fests.  We’re looking forward to a packed house, good music, and cold beer.”  – Redhook Brewery, Portsmouth, NH.

About your hosts…

The Harbor Agency of Portsmouth, NH and New England Country Music of Cambridge, MA have joined forces to create NECM HARBOR PRODUCTIONS, LLC.

Chris Whynock, Founder and President of New England Country Music, has created one of the fastest growing non – radio country music organizations on the east coast. Whynock promotes country music shows throughout New England, has worked with the biggest record labels and recordings artists in the Music City.

“New England Country Music all started with the love of country music and everything it stands for. With our first festival, while also bringing national acts such as Kellie, Leah, Blaire, and Native Run, we also get to showcase some of the great talent that New England has to offer. And that is what I am truly excited about. A bill top to bottom that is full of talent and not just showing the established national acts but also some of the best up-and-coming acts in the country and in New England.” – NECM

Amanda Morneault, Owner and Founder of The Harbor Agency, has been securing talent for venues, corporate and private events since 2011. She has created strong relationships with industry professionals and has developed a real love for producing live events.

“With the lineup, the location and the growing love for country music in the area, we are planning for a well attended event!” – The Harbor Agency

When Whynock and Morneault met, it made perfect sense that the two team up to bring country fans of New England an affordable, up close and personal event that could be enjoyed by all.

Tickets can be purchased at

Further event info can be found at