Introducing the Lounge

Our revitalized, nightclub-style space at 131 Congress Street features high-quality programming, bar & small bites, and a great view from every seat!

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Opening Weekend!

Comedy
Pat McGann • 7/7
Pat McGann is quickly rising as one of the sharpest stand-ups in the comedy world as Sebastian Maniscalco’s opening act.

Music
Darlingside – Sold Out • 7/8
The “exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop” band (NPR) with a dynamic presence.

Comedy
Michael Ian Black • 7/9
Michael Ian Black is a multi-media talent who has starred in numerous films and TV series, and regularly tours the country performing his ribald brand of jokes and observations.

Music
Tomberlin • 7/10
Up-and-comer Tomberlin is rooted in echo, sparsity, and emotional heft.


Literary
Tom Perrotta with Tracy Flick Can’t Win • 7/12
Reese Witherspoon’s character from Election is back in the latest novel by the bestselling author.

Music
Séan McCann • 7/13
Founder of the iconic band, Great Big Sea, Séan McCann presents his rollicking new album.

Comedy
Jimmy Tingle Live! • 7/16
Jimmy Tingle weaves the good, the bad and the ugly of the pandemic with the humor, hope and humanity the world so desperately needs in 2022.

Music
Chris Pierce • 7/21
The #1 charting singer-songwriter Chris Pierce has toured with Seal, Cold War Kids, Keb’ Mo’, Sunny War and more, in addition to topping the Billboard Blues chart and Americana lists.

Music
Bitter Pill • 7/22
Bitter Pill’s “rhythm and bluegrass” music is a dark and anachronistic twist of folk, blues, jazz, rockabilly, and country.

Music
Taylor O’Donnell • 7/24
Known for her exploratory use of vocal timbre and texture in her musical stylings, Taylor O’Donnell’s musical dialogue combines her R&B, folk, jazz, rock, and classical music training.

Music
Peter Mulvey & Mark Erelli • 7/28
Two singer-songwriter veterans bring decades on the road and Americana artistry together with no holds barred.

Music
Takénobu • 7/30
The multilayered string duo’s original cinematic folk songs are dreamy and dramatic.

Literary
Chris Van Allsburg • 7/31
Join The Music Hall and Portsmouth Historical Society for a special conversation with Caldecott Medalist and bestselling author of Jumanji and The Polar Express, Chris Van Allsburg!

Comedy
Adam Ray • 8/7
You know this comedian from Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, The Heat, and more!

Comedy
Isabel Hagen: Imagine I’m Someone Else • 8/12
Stand-up comedian and Juilliard-trained violist Isabel Hagen presents a one-woman viola and comedy variety show that is like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

Music
EANDA Band: Anger, Hartman, Walsh, Gilchrist, Pool • 8/19
The best of the best in Boston’s American string scene, Darol Anger, Courtney Hartman, Joe Walsh, Lukas Pool, and Sharon Gilchrist create a spirited musical conversation that’s sparky, informal, and emotional all in one.

Music
Bella White • 8/20
A truly original new voice in songwriting, Bella White creates undeniable magic on her debut album that Rolling Stone praised as “sublime Appalachian heartbreak.”

Music
Nora Brown with Stephanie Coleman • 8/27
Playing old-time traditional music from southeast Appalachia and beyond, Nora and her banjo have appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk, Dolly Parton’s America, and numerous festivals across the country.

Music
Will Dailey • 9/2
Award-winning recording artist Will Dailey’s sound has been described as a Venn diagram of multiple genres with a rich vintage vibe channeled through his authentic and energetic performances.

Music
Taylor Ashton & The Oshima Brothers • 9/9
Versatile and innovative artists, Taylor Ashton and the Oshima Brothers make for a beautiful night of music.

Music
Ari Hest • 9/15
The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter’s deep, smooth voice is seriously easy to fall into, making his songs perfect for TV, film, and collaborations with the likes of Judy Collins and Chrissi Poland.

Music
Melissa Ferrick • 9/23
Melissa Ferrick is one of the most prolific and hardworking artists in the independent music business, having performed with Joan Armatrading, Weezer, Bob Dylan, John Hiatt, and Ani DiFranco.

Music
Sarah Blacker Band • 9/30
The band presents seamless songs that expand into danceable grooves and playful improvisational journeys.

Music
Jonatha Brooke • 10/8
Merging evocative folk and melodic pop, singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke has spent decades songwriting for Disney films and television shows, as well as her own releases.

Music
Willy Porter & Tom Pirozzoli • 10/21
Willy Porter’s guitar-driven events deliver songs part grit, soul, and muscle with virtuoso fret-work, and Tom Pirozzoli’s sophisticated guitar work forms the rich backdrop for his warm tenor voice.

Music
Ellis Paul • 10/28
A national treasure and New England’s own, Ellis Paul is a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside for all to hear.

Music
Lucy Kaplansky • 11/19
An acclaimed singer-songwriter of rare talent, Lucy is “a truly gifted performer with a bag full of enchanting songs” (The New Yorker) and “the troubadour laureate of modern city folk” (Boston Globe).