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!

Antje Duvekot

Saturday, May 8, 2021

• 28 Chestnut St.

Award-winning songwriter Antje Duvekot’s folk songs have earned the praise of rock legends, with a powerful sense of vulnerability that leaves the audience in awe.

Vance Gilbert

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

• 28 Chestnut St.

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

Kate Redgate

Saturday, May 29, 2021

• 28 Chestnut St.

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

Sunday, May 30, 2021

• 28 Chestnut St.

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

Friday, June 4, 2021

• 28 Chestnut St.

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.

Dwayne Haggins

Thursday, June 17, 2021

• 28 Chestnut St.

Dubbed the “John Legend of rockabilly,” Dwayne Haggins’ ability to add new subtleties and reinterpret lyrical clichés presents genuine new material, coupled with a gentle cascade of vocal acrobatics.

Crys Matthews & Heather Mae

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

• 28 Chestnut St.

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.

Bitter Pill

Sunday, June 27, 2021

• 28 Chestnut St.

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

Sunday, July 11, 2021

• 28 Chestnut St.

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.

Kenny Brothers Band

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

• 28 Chestnut St.

Rooted in blues, folk, and unapologetic groove, the three brothers of Stratham, New Hampshire have found complete tranquility playing their funky folk-rock to audiences all over the country.

Brad Byrd

Saturday, July 31, 2021

• 28 Chestnut St.

From ferocious pop rockers and dreamy psych rock mid tempo cuts to intimate alt country/folk numbers, L.A. based Brad Byrd skillfully weaves a variety of sonic influences into a soulful cinematic sound.

Kate Shaffer & Derek Bissonnette

Thursday, August 12, 2021

• 28 Chestnut St.

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.