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MSD Entertainment & Activities

On the Pleasant Street Stage…
Hosted By WSCA Portsmouth Community Radio

The Maine Marimba Ensemble
11:30am – 12:15pm
We’re proud to bring the Maine Marimba Ensemble to Market Square Day. This talented group performs complex polyrhythmic arrangements of traditional and contemporary Zimbabwean music on handcrafted marimbas…and they sound great!

RMS5 (Rock My Soul 5)
12:45pm – 1:30pm
Five of the driving forces behind New England’s highly acclaimed Rock My Soul Gospel Choir branch off to form a roots-based sound of rich vocal blends and soul-stirring harmonies, with a repertoire that explores American music from the Delta blues of greats such as Blind Willie Johnson, to the folk gospel of Washington Phillips, to the more contemporary Americana music of Buddy Miller and the Band’s Levon Helm. Along the way, listeners are treated to traditional arrangements of slave spirituals, hymns, and songs from the “golden age of gospel.”

Vital Tones
2:00 – 2:45
Vital Tones is a mosaic of unique melodies, creative harmonies, and soul-filling lyrics.  With a blend of covers and original music, Chris Guzakowski, Stefanie Guzakowski, and Julie Alexander bring an array of vocals ranging from mellow to mighty, and from silky to sultry.  They deliver a mixture of indie rock and Americana music that leaves listeners longing for more.

The Rockingham Groove
3:15 – 4:00
An eclectic group of musicians from around New Hampshire and southern Maine. The group came together to have fun, entertain our audiences, and to play some of the best mix of R&B tunes from the past five decades.

Please Note: All MSD performances (music, dance, etc.) are scheduled on the Pleasant Street Stage – please respect our plan and refrain from setting up in other areas within the event footprint (refer to Event Map). Only contracted artists and those with insurance and permission (Booth Spaces) can perform during MSD.

Another Reminder: All Sidewalks in the Festival footprint must remain open/clear for pedestrian access. This relates to all MSD Vendors and Downtown Businesses – racks, tents, tables, power cords, portable amplifiers, supplies cannot be on the sidewalk.


Other Things of Note Taking Place…
Seacoast Eat Local’s Portsmouth Farmers’ Market takes place from 8am – Noon at 1 Junkins Avenue in the City Hall Parking Lot.


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