May 12, 2018, 7:30pm
Vance Gilbert returns to Simple Gifts as the season finale! A favorite artist not to be missed.
Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90's when buzz started spreading in the folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking 'em dead at open mics. 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. Once word got out about Gilbert's stage-owning singing and playing, Shawn Colvin invited him to be special guest on her Fat City Tour. Vance Gilbert took audiences across the country by storm!
He will capture your hearts with his poignant lyrics, his exceptional musicianship, and his unique, memorable voice. Each live performance is full of great music and great fun.
Noted not only for being the ever consummate performer, Gilbert has recorded 12 albums, including 4 for Philo/Rounder Records and a duo album with friend Ellis Paul. 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 he's the opener of choice for Paul Reiser and The Subdudes.
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.
Tickets: $16 in advance, $20 the day of the show, $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.
Simple Gifts Coffee House is a non-profit volunteer run concert venue hosting regional and nationally known musical acts for over 25 years. We are long-time members of the Boston Area Coffee House Association (BACHA).
Third Thursday Open Mic at Simple Gifts!
Simple Gifts Coffee House hosts an Open Mic on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. Come join host Bob Pope.
Photo Copyright 2013 Dan Tappan
Admission is $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.
Third Thursday Open Mic
September 21 - October 19 - November 16 - December 21 - January 18 - February 15 -March 15 - April 19 - May 17
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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 .
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