40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.427.9197

OPEN 7 DAYS
SUN - THU : 10a–10p
FRI - SAT : 10a–midnight

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Ben Baldwin and the Big Note ($5)
Fri. May 18, 8pm

Summit Indie Fest ($TBD)
Sat. May 19, 6pm

Open mic
Wed. May 23, 7:30pm

Lova Soul ($5)
Thu. May 24, 9pm

Soggy Po Boys ($5)
Fri. May 25, 9pm

Dogs That Know They're Dogs ($5)
Sat. May 26, 9pm

Henna Night with Jess
Tue. May 29, 5:30pm

Open mic
Wed. May 30, 7:30pm

Soulation Station ($5)
Fri. June 1, 9pm

Muddy Ruckus ($5)
Sat. June 2, 9pm

Open mic
Wed. June 6, 7:30pm

Rock My Soul Five ($5)
Fri. June 8, 8pm

Jonny Trama & The B3 Kings ($5)
Sat. June 9, 9pm

Drink & Draw
Tue. June 12, 7pm

Open mic
Wed. June 13, 7:30pm

The Rushmores ($5)
Fri. June 15, 8pm

Noble Dust ($5)
Sat. June 16, 9pm

Rafa's One Man Band
Tue. June 19, 8pm

Open mic
Wed. June 20, 7:30pm

Beat Night
Thu. June 21, 7pm

Cormac McCarthy and band ($10)
Fri. June 22, 8pm

Elroy ($5)
Sat. June 23, 9pm

Open mic
Wed. June 27, 7:30pm

Luke Del Roy
Thu. June 28, 9pm

GA-20 Blues ($5)
Fri. June 29, 9pm

Porch Party Mammas ($5)
Sat. June 30, 8pm

Spencer Albee ($8 advance; $10 door)
Sat. August 18, 9pm


John
Jon
David

MEET THE PRINCIPALS

John Petrovato, Jon Strymish and David Lovelace have designed, built and operated bookstores together and separately since 1992. John currently owns Raven Books (www.ravencambridge.com) in Harvard Square and on Newbury Street in Boston. His Boston location won The Boston Globe’s Best of The New in 2010. The Raven won the Boston Phoenix’s Readers’ Poll as "Best Used Bookstore in Boston."

Jon Strymish’s family founded New England Mobile Bookfair (www.nebookfair.com), a Boston institution for over fifty years, which he managed and had the role of book buyer. Beyond books Jon has been involved in the Boston-area music scene and was a board member of Cambridge’s Club Passim for many years.

Starting in 1992, David co-owned and managed the Montague Bookmill (www.montaguebookmill.com), a legendary bookstore, café and performance space near Amherst, MA. The Bookmill has been featured in The New York Times and Yankee Magazine. The LA Times lost all perspective when it called the Mill, “Quite possibly the finest bookstore café in the world.” David sold the Mill in 2007 to write the memoir, Scattershot (Penguin Books, 2008). He’s at work on his second book, Gutenberg’s Revenge.