Hoot Night! The longest running open mic in Mount Washington Valley has been a “go-to” night life hot spot for over 30 years.
Following in the colorful tradition of some of the Valley’s most beloved musicians, Hoot Night Host Jonathan Sarty takes the stage every Tuesday Night at the Wildcat Tavern to create an incredible blend of music as local performers arrive with guitars in hand and visitors to the Valley make their first appearance at the legendary Hoot Night.
One of the region’s most accomplished performers, New England singer/songwriter Jonathan Sarty has performed throughout New England with his White Mountain Boys and most recently with his Jonathan Sarty Band. Jonathan’s steady upward trajectory over the years has seen him working and performing with some of the most accomplished musicians in the northeast. Sarty is perhaps best known as host of the popular New England based Cold River Radio Show.
Originally from Maine, but having traveled and performed extensively throughout the U.S., Sarty is a mainstay in the vibrant Valley entertainment scene where he remains busily working with the variety of music venues the region has to offer. A diverse performer with an extensive repertoire of classic American roots, rock, country, folk, and love songs, as well as a formidable catalog of original music, Jonathan is known by many of his most beloved fans as a smooth voiced crooner. When he is not rocking with his rock band on a Saturday night somewhere, he can be found performing intimate dinner performances like the Wildcat Sunday Dinner “Croon to the Moon” show, every Sunday Evening from 7-9pm, or Crooning with his fabulous Cold River Radio Band on the bi-monthly Cold River Radio Show. This side of Sarty’s stage persona with his velvet voice has a classic charm and appeal that has garnered a strong and eclectic fan base.
Sponsored in part by the Wildcat Tavern, The Cold River Radio Show is a New England based variety show held bi-monthly at Theater in the Wood, a 300 seat live performance Theater. The Show is broadcast the last Sunday of each month at 9am on Mount Washington Valleys FM Station 93.5 WMWV. This amazing show features New England’s best and brightest performers, artists, authors, and storytellers, cherry picked from the robust New England Arts and Culture Scene. These great acts join Jonathan Sarty and his Cold River Radio Band for an action packed 2 hour show live before an always full Theater of Cold River Radio Fans. Presented in association with local music school Mountain Top Music Center, the Cold River Radio Show, is a rising star in the Northeast and headed for greatness. The Wildcat Inn and Tavern is a proud sponsor of the Cold River Radio Show and hosts a vibrant after hours following each live show. The Wildcat Tavern features many of the great Cold River Radio Artists on it’s annual Tavern Entertainment Roster.
Sarty is one of New England’s hardest working musicians. Director, editor, producer and host of the Cold River Radio Show, founder of record label, booking agency, and event production company the White Mountain Music Group, and keeping up with a 5 to 6 gig per week schedule, Jonathan is one of the Wildcat Taverns favorite guys. We love having him on board!
For more information about the Cold River Radio Show visit coldriverradio.com. or for information on the WMMG and/or more about Jonathan Sarty visit www. jonathansarty.com. To contact Jonathan directly email [email protected]
Photos by PQ Productions