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Tuesdays on the Terrace
Tuesday, June 22 – Tuesday, September 14, 2021; 5:30 - 7 PM

Amid the summer splendor of Puddle Dock, this popular concert series is held every Tuesday night from 5:30 to 7:00 PM,  June 22 through September 14, 2021. Guests bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the open-air concerts featuring music by local artists. To comply with physical-distancing guidelines, a limited number of tickets are sold for each concert. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. 

Cost per concert: Members free*; Nonmembers $5

*Membership - Members enjoy free admission to Tuesdays on the Terrace. Preseason Membership Special: Join as a new member and receive an extra 3 months on your membership! Limited-time offer valid until June 30, 2021. For more information and to access the offer, contact the Membership Office at 603.770.0257 or membership[at]

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Many thanks to the following Tuesday on the Terrace sponsors and supporters:

COVID-19: All visitors are asked to review the Museum's COVID-19 precautions before visiting. All visitors and staff are required to wear a mask covering over the mouth and nose in all indoor spaces and outdoors when physical distancing of six feet (6’) between people who are not members of the same household is difficult to maintain

Cancellation Policy: Concerts are weather-dependent. In the chance of inclement weather, a cancellation announcement will be made no later than 2 PM EST the same day of the performance by email to those pre-registered and posted next to the concert and date listed above. Due to the limited capacity of this event, there can be no refunds. However, should you wish to switch your admission ticket to another date, email info[at] 

2021 artist line-up:

  • Celia Woodsmith, June 22
    Celia Woodsmith is a GRAMMY Nominated performer, vocalist, and songwriter. Influenced by artists such as John Prine, Janis Joplin, Patsy Cline, and Mahalia Jackson she has molded her own vocal style that can be described as "one of a kind: gritty, muscular, folksy, and intimate sometimes all at once" (Bluegrass Situation). A fixture of the New England roots scene, she has been hailed by the Boston Globe as "Unvarnished and intimate... but then sounds like she's about to part the Dead Sea."
  • Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki with Matt Jensen, June 29
    Putting a fresh spin on traditional Irish music, Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki delivers a dynamic show full of foot-stompin'; fiddle tunes, and classic sing-alongs. Fiddler Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki is joined by fellow New Hampshire native Matt Jensen on guitar. Their shows blend traditional Celtic music with their own original material, drawing on multiple genres to produce a unique sound.
  • Prescott Park Arts Festival, July 6
    Prescott Park Arts Festival presents a 2021 Musical Preview with a medley from You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, along with other musical guests! Prescott Park Arts Festival serves the Seacoast community with family-friendly entertainment, inspires artistic offerings, and provides a public place for our community to gather and share unique experiences.  The Festival presents more than 90 diverse arts events to nearly 250,000 people each season.
  • The Big Note Trio (featuring Ben Baldwin, Kent Allyn & Jesse Williams), July 13
    The Big Note Trio is a scaled-down, but no less relevant, version of The Mighty Big Note, itself. Ben Baldwin and Kent Allyn have been playing in the band since 1976 and newcomer Jesse Williams jumped in with his bass at the end of the last century. They have played every conceivable gig on the Seacoast with the music of Johnny Mercer, Curtis Mayfield, The Band, Cher Baker, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and many others. With their vast and varied repertoire, going deep into history, The Big Note Trio loves playing this music and sharing it with audiences of all ages.
  • Tom Richter and the Sidewalk Boys, July 20
  • Kid's Night featuring Bubble Magic by Sages Entertainment & Music by Mr. Aaron, July 27
    **Each child receives a free bottle of bubbles thanks in part to G. Willikers! Toy Store**
    • Sages Entertainment: With magic shows, balloon entertainment, and foam experiences, Kali and Wayne from Sages Entertainment make excitement and fun appear everywhere they go! In 2019, they found an opportunity to help educators, families, events, and businesses by combining their passions for balloon sculpting, magic, and STEAM education. Together with the help of Sages Entertainment, they are able to build communities and spread joy.
    • Mr. Aaron:  With years of experience performing and teaching, Mr. Aaron brings unparalleled energy, enthusiasm, and creativity to his concerts, albums, and videos. He was named "Best Children's Performer of 2018" by New Hampshire Magazine.  A longtime member of kindie band Karen K and the Jitterbugs, Mr. Aaron has delighted and inspired kids and families all along the east coast. 
  • Chuck Walker Trio, August 3
    Blending a classic mix of jazz, blues, and soulful grooves, the Chuck Walker Trio features bassist Mike Gruen and guitarist Max Pearl to celebrate the music of Django Reinhardt, Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and among others. Combined with savory dishes and exquisite libations, the music of CW3 enchants an incredible evening for all to enjoy!
  • Joel Cage, August 10
    Joel Cage is an award-winning veteran singer/songwriter from Boston. Once a member of the internationally acclaimed rock & roll group Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Joel has been performing regionally and nationally as a soloist for the past 2 decades. He has performed at some of the most prestigious folk & acoustic venues & festivals in the country, including the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas where he was awarded top prize in the Kerrville New Folk Competition.
  • Sharon Jones, August 17
    Sharon Jones is a legendary performer and native of Portsmouth, NH, where she shines as an original stand-out of the Seacoast music scene. An entertainer in the classical sense of the word, Sharon's versatility allows her to communicate with audiences in any setting. With her band, Sharon gives a riff-driven high-energy R&B and Blues performance that gets the crowds dancing. Her passion for performance radiates, and her expressiveness embraces her audiences. Ending Sharon's concerts is a challenge as the audience begs for more.
  • Cormac McCarthy, August 24
    Cormac McCarthy is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and musician. Plying his trade for 25 years, he has recorded 5 albums (two for inter-nationally known Green Linnet records).  Cormac has performed all over the country, from Alaska to Bermuda, from the Newport Folk Festival and Ben and Jerry’s One World, One Heart Festival to syndicated radio shows such as the Folk Sampler and Mountain Stage. 
  • Dave Gerard/Truffle, August 31
    Celebrating 35 years as a band in 2021, Truffle are passionate players and entertainers who are in it for the long haul; it’s what they do and who they are! Their travels have taken them to all but ten states in the US, and now tour the New England region constantly. The ongoing list of international acts they have supported is huge: Dave Matthews Band, Little Feat, Bill Payne, Phish, The Band, Blues Traveler, The Radiators, Buckwheat Zydeco, Spin Doctors, Arlo Guthrie, Merl Saunders, Baba Ulatundje, New Riders Widespread panic and Toots, and the Maytalls. They have released five full-length albums, as well as numerous compilations culminating in their “30th Bandiversary Double Bootleg” (2016) Roots, and Soul music with strong songwriting makes for a truly unique Truffle sound all their own
  • Lexi James, September 7
    A relative newcomer to the country music world, Lexi James has already amassed a large fan following and has several major performances under her belt including performing with Charlie Daniels and Brad Paisley. She performs with soulful vocals, captivating lyricism, and a stage presence reminiscent of the glory days of Reba. What distinguishes her from the rest of the pack is her undeniable charisma on and off the stage.
  • Gary Sredzienski & The Serfs, September 14
    The Serfs, a popular Portsmouth-based band, has been delighting audiences for over 20 years with its unique blend of instruments and musical genres. The group was born back in 1989 when accordionist Gary Sredzienski was strolling from table to table playing traditional music at a Polish wedding. Also present at the wedding was the popular Portsmouth surf/rockabilly band once known as the ‘Beach Cowboys’. These 2 musical acts fused and gave birth to a unique group that combined traditional world music with 50s/60s style instrumental rock.