Please note: due to weather, this performance will be moving indoors at 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan Street.

About Carsie Blanton

Carsie Blanton writes anthems for a world worth saving. Inspired by artists including Nina Simone and Randy Newman, her songs encompass a wide range of genres, from sultry pop to punk-tinged Americana. Whether alone with her electric guitar or fronting her four-piece “handsome band,” Carsie delivers every song with an equal dose of moxie and mischief, bringing her audience together in joyful celebration of everything worth fighting for.

About the Gratitude Music Festival

Join us in thanking and honoring our community’s first responders and frontline essential workers at the Gratitude Music Festival. This multi-stage music festival celebrates the folks who kept us going through the pandemic and their resilience and dedication inspired and awed us.


Neighbor • 1pm • Historic Theater at 28 Chestnut St.
Carsie Blanton • 3:30pm • 3S Artspace at 319 Vaughan Street
Anderson East • 8pm • Historic Theater at 28 Chestnut St.

Also happening on Saturday!

Portsmouth Maritime Music Festival

The Portermen • 2:30pm • Vaughan Mall
The Dog Watch Band • 5:00pm • Vaughan Mall


COVID Protocols Update

As the number of COVID transmissions continues to rise, we are thankful for your help in keeping our staff, volunteers, artists, and community members safe and healthy.

Effective September 1, 2021, for entrance to Music Hall indoor, full-capacity events (e.g. concerts, comedy, festivals): patrons, staff, and volunteers will need to show proof of full vaccination – 14 days past their final vaccination shot – OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of the event. Proof of vaccination can be your physical vaccine card or a photo/scan of your card or via an app such as Bindle. Masks are encouraged for everyone. Children under 12 years of age are exempt from this policy but must wear masks indoors. Masks are highly encouraged for those who are unvaccinated.

Please note: Safety protocols for offsite Music Hall events will be developed in conjunction with those venues and will be communicated in advance.

All Music Hall events will be presented in accordance with applicable public health mandates and artist’s requirements as of the date of the event. These could include changes to mask requirements, capacity, attendance prerequisites, procedures, and other protective measures. Thank you for your understanding and support throughout this uncertain time.


Beverage Sponsors:
Great Rhythm Brewing Company; Smuttynose Brewing Company