Warm up with Cold Chocolate
Cold Chocolate is a genre-bending Americana band that fuses folk, funk, and bluegrass to create unique a sound all their own. Featuring Ethan Robbins on guitar, Ariel Bernstein on percussion, and backed by some of the root's music scene's finest players, this group is impressing audiences throughout New England and beyond.
What: Cold Chocolate
When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 16
Where: The Dance Hall, 7 Walker St., Kittery
Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at the door, available at www.thedancehallkittery.org
More info: Visit www.thedancehallkittery.org
Saint Paddy's Comedy Spectacular this weekend
Comedian Jim McCue is becoming a Saint Patrick’s tradition in Portsmouth. McCue has been featured on "Comedy Central," "Comcast Comedy Spotlight," NBC’s “Last Comic Standing" Live. He's also done USO shows around the world. McCue will be joined by Joey Carroll, Kristin O’Brien and Will Smalley. Dancers from The Murray Academy in Exeter and McDonough-Grimes Irish in Somersworth.
What: Saint Paddy’s Comedy Spectacular
When: 8 p.m., Saturday, March 16
Where: The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth
Tickets: $32 to $37
More info: Visit www.themusichall.org or call 603-436-2400
Celebrating 80 years of Blue Note
For the twelfth straight year, the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center will present Jazz Night, a series of curated concerts featuring the faculty of PMAC's Jazz Institute. What Motown was to soul, Blue Note was to jazz: synonymous with a sound, it not only released but also defined. The label, founded in New York in 1939, was home to many of the great jazz musicians of the 20th Century. Join many of the region’s top jazz musicians for this exploration of America's greatest original art form.
What: 12th annual Jazz Nights presented by Portsmouth Music and Arts Center
When: Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, two shows each night at 7 and 9 p.m.
Where: The Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at themusichall.org or by calling (603) 436-2400.
More info: Visit www.pmaconline.org or call (603) 431-4278
The Last Waltz for a good cause
Back in 1976, The Band joined together with many friends to perform what is arguably the best collaborative concert ever assembled, with guests such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Doctor John and Joni Mitchell. The Seacoast Last Waltz was first performed in November 2018 to raucous reviews and raising $3,000 in the process to feed families in York County. This Saturday, some of the area's best musical talents will do it all again to benefit Continuum Arts Collective, a 501(c)3 nonprofit which assists underserved school-aged artists and musicians in Maine and New Hampshire by providing them with instruments, art supplies and instruction. Special guests contributing to this magical evening include Courtney Brocks, Stu Dias, Kate Redgate, Mary Dellea, Amanda Jean Kowalski, Bryan Killough, Mike Rogers, Mike Effenberger, Jim Rudolf, Joe Young, Daniel King, Greg Glasson, Duncan Watt, Zack Lange, Eric Klaxton, Tim McCoy, Martin England, Cecil Ables and more.
What: Seacoast Last Waltz
When: 8 p.m., Saturday, March 16; doors open at 7 p.m.
Where: 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth
Tickets: $18, members; $20 in advance; $25, day of show, available at www.3Sarts.org
More info: This is an all-ages, standing show. Visit www.3Sarts.org