Join us out on Chestnut Street for live performances—we’re bringing in local and regional artists and authors, so these shows are more like your home away from home, just like The Music Hall is!
Considered by many to be an integral part of the national folk scene, Gilbert's approach to the acoustic singer-songwriter idiom is significant. Gilbert's compositions, while frequently employing sophisticated melodies and harmonies that attest to his jazz roots, remain sublime attestations to the storyteller's craft
With 25 years of performing and songwriting under her belt, rural midwestern transplant and national award winning songwriter Kate Redgate has assembled the perfect, all-star rock & roll band to back up her powerful vocals and showcase her intimate songwriting.
PSO String Quartet
The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra String Quartet will warm up the night with quartet music by Tchaikovsky, Astor Piazolla, Jose Elizondo and more. The quartet enjoys mixing their favorite classical pieces with sensual dances and edgy tangos that keep the audience engaged.
Erin McKeown is a musician, writer, and producer known internationally for her prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. Her brash and clever electric guitar playing is something to see. Her singing voice is truly unique: clear, cool, and collected.
Crys Matthews & Heather Mae
Both award-winning songwriters in their own right, Matthews and Mae share their bold, complex music—Matthews’ thoughtful and soothing Americana blend; Mae’s quietly chaotic to the explosive.
Self-described as “rhythm and bluegrass,” Bitter Pill is a tight-knit family, (literally father and daughter) who play a dark and anachronistic twist of folk, blues, jazz, rockabilly, and country – mixed with original spoken word as well as reading from classical literature.
PSO Brass Quintet
The Portsmouth Brass Quintet will present a program of Americana perfectly suited for a summer evening. Alongside marches, quicksteps, rags, and polkas, the quintet will perform several selections from Broadway.
Kate Shaffer & Derek Bissonnette
The Pine Tree State’s active food community springs to life in the hands of Kate Shaffer, Maine cookbook author and chocolatier, and Derek Bissonnette, one of the finest food photographers in the country.