Bank of NH Pavilion to introduce pool and lazy river for summer - but only for talent
GILFORD — The Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion is adding a pool and a lazy river for the 2017 Summer season — but not for guests.
The Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, formerly the Meadowbrook Farm Musical Arts Center, plans to install a swimming pool, with a lazy river type-feature that goes around the extent of the backstage area, according to Chief Operating Officer Michael Seymour. The pool area and the lazy river are meant to compliment each other as a way to escape.
The lazy river would accompany a plethora of activities already available to the performers back stage, but not the guests. The pavilion welcomes two types of customers each summer, the tickets holders and the performers, Seymour explained.
The back stage area also includes: a catering hall, dressing rooms, a tree house, a bouncy house and a giant chess board. These fun-filled amenities are provided in hopes that the pavilion can attract better performers to the campus.
The idea has been circulating around the pavilion since about the late fall of 2016, Seymour said. He admitted some aspects of the project will prove difficult, but that they are committed to finishing the project for the 2017 summer.
The pavilion is a 9,000-seat amphitheater on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford. The pavilion also has lawn seating for additional listeners.