By Julie Huss
---- — LONDONDERRY — It’s stage has seen the likes of Arlo Guthrie, Bo Diddley, Lisa Loeb and Thomas Dolby.
Even Pete Best, the Beatles’ original drummer, made an appearance there.
Up and coming musicians and songwriters also have opportunities to play in this intimate music venue.
The Tupelo Music Hall continues its mission to bring all types of music to its Young Road stage, offering audiences a chance to get up close to some of the most prolific and well known artists and bands and also hear some that are just getting started.
Some of the names coming to the Tupelo in the weeks to come include Charlie Farren on Jan. 5 at 8 p.m.; Celtic Thunder’s Paul Byram on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m.; English Beat returns on Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. and Liz Longley appears Feb. 14 at 8 p.m.
Artists needing a bigger venue often appear at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy through a partnership with the Tupelo.
Recent Stockbridge shows have included Foreigner’s original lead singer Lou Gramm and music icon B.J. Thomas.
In addition to some of the folk and popular music’s most notable names the Tupelo also offers special events including comedy shows, family activities and the popular open mic series of concerts.
The Tupelo is located at 2 Young Road. A complete schedule of musicians coming to town can be found at tupelohall.com or call 437-5100.