*Please note: Due to Saturday’s weather forecast, we are moving Kioea’s performances to Sunday, July 12 at 6:30pm and 8:30pm! All previously purchased tickets are good for Sunday’s show!

Join us out on Chestnut Street for a live performance under the Arch in an evening of great music and local cuisine by Mr. Kim’s Restaurant.

Kioea is an instrumental band based in the Seacoast Region. Members include Carand Burnet (guitar), Jonathan Blakeslee (double bass) and Jim Rioux (drums). Kioea’s soundscapes are created from intricate guitar solos, melodic bass grooves and rhythmic drums. Their songs blend American Surf Psychedelia with the global styling of Ethio Jazz, Anatolian Rock and Dub.

Named after an extinct bird that lived on the Island of Hawaiʻi, Kioea (pronounced kī’-ō-ē’a) translates to mean “stand tall.”  They’ve played shows and venues including Grain Surfboards, Re-Evolution Fest, Fall Equinox Fest in Exeter, and the Leavitt Theater.


For Live Under the Arch events, capacity in the lower lobby (bathroom access) is limited to 10 people at a time. Anytime patrons are not seated at their tables, masks are to be worn. All staff and volunteers will be in masks and taking safety precautions for fellow staff members and our patrons. Each table is exclusive to the ticket buyer. No tables are shared. 

Visit our Reopening page for additional details on our safety protocols in place to protect you, our staff, and our volunteers.

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