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Simple Gifts Coffee House is held at the
Unitarian-Universalist Church of Nashua
58 Lowell Street | Nashua, NH 03064

Vance Gilbert

November 5, 2016, 7:30pm

Vance Gilbert with Guitar and Wagon

Vance Gilbert is a favorite at Simple Gifts Coffee House. Vance burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90's. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Vance started out hoping to be a jazz singer, and then discovered his affinity for the storytelling sensibilities of acoustic folk music.

His approach to the acoustic singer songwriter idiom is significant. Vance's compositions, while frequently employing sophisticated melodies and harmonies that attest to his jazz roots, remain sublime attestations to the storyteller's craft. He even has a tune on a Grammy Nominated childrens album. How rounded is that!

Along with being opener of choice for artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Arlo Guthrie, and Anita Baker, 2006 and 2007 found Gilbert opening 140+ shows for comedian George Carlin. Most recently hes the opener of choice for Paul Reiser and The Subdudes. We guarantee this will be an evening you won't forget - ever!

Simple Gifts Coffee House is a non-profit concert venue hosting regional and nationally known musical acts for over 25 years.


Yes, you can Bring Your Own Beer and Wine to enjoy at the concerts. Beverages are allowed in the dining room and auditorium only. As always, there will be coffee, tea, and a variety of baked goods available during the intermission.


Tickets: $16 in advance, $20 at the door, $10 for children 13 and younger. Senior (65+)/Military discount available on request at the door.

For advance sales (excluding credit cards), call 603-320-7751 or look for our table at coffee hour after Sunday morning church service (cash or check).

You can buy tickets online. For credit card purchases, please use the Brown Paper Tickets link below if it's available. Brown Paper is a fair-trade ticketing company.

You can also buy regular tickets via PayPal below.

Brown Paper Tickets are allowed until the day before and PayPal sales until Noon on the day of the show. Tickets will be held in your name at the door.

The show starts at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00pm, seating is general admission.

Vance Gilbert, November 5, 2016, 7:30pm

Brown Paper Tickets

Simple Gifts Coffee House is held at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Nashua, 58 Lowell Street, Nashua, NH 03064

Third Thursday Open Mic at Simple Gifts!

Simple Gifts Coffee House hosts an Open Mic on the third Thursday of each month. Come join host Bob Pope.

Bob Pope

Photo Copyright 2013 Dan Tappan

September 15
October 20
November 17
December 15
January 19
February 16
March 16
April 20
May 18

Admission will be $5 for all, including musicians. No need to register, but please read the Open Mic Guidelines.

Bob Pope sings and plays folk, bluegrass, and flamenco style acoustic guitar. Bob has been playing guitar for over 50 years and is currently a member of three bands: Monadnock Bluegrass, Folk River Run, and the Pine Hill Boys. He is host to a monthly Bluegrass jam and attends several open mic venues in the sourthern NH area. He is often accompanied by Lisa Greenleaf, his fiancée, and/or his daughter, Curran Pope-Konner.

We here at Simple Gifts have always enjoyed Bob's playing and are very pleased to have him as host and coordinator of our new Open Mic series. You will get to hear Bob play at these events so come on out and support Bob and all the other performers on the third Thursday of the month.

If you want to play, please read the Open Mic Guidelines.

Let Us Hear From You

Simple Gifts would like feedback on your experience with us. Did you enjoy the show? What do you think about our program? Questions/concerns? We would love to hear from you Message to Simple Gifts.


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Volunteers Needed!

Would you like to volunteer with Simple Gifts? There are many little jobs we need help with and one may be perfect for you! We will also be initiating a stewardship program for those wanting to work with the team. For info, contact Anya Zakiewicz Message to Anya.

For other inquiries, please send a message to Simple Gifts Coffee House Message to Simple Gifts

2016 - 2017 Season - Bookings So Far!

October 8, 2016 - Muriel Anderson

November 5, 2016 - Vance Gilbert

December 3, 2016 - Pesky J. Nixon

January 14, 2017 - Brother Sun

February 11, 2017 - TBA

March 11, 2017 - BAZA

April 8, 2017 - TBA

May 13, 2017 - TBA