" ...considered the premier holiday event on the Seacoast." -Portsmouth Magazine New Hampshire’s own GRAMMY® Award-winning guitarist Ed Gerhard will present his popular Annual Christmas Guitar Concert in its 35th year on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 292 State St, Portsmouth, NH. Showtime is 7:30pm. Doors open 6pm. Tickets are $28 in advance and $32 at the door. AVAILABLE AT: Lovell Celtic Cross, Portsmouth; Exeter Music, Exeter; Ear Craft Music, Dover or by calling (603) 664-7200 or on the web at www.virtuerecords.com Join us for this very special evening with one of the country's finest acoustic guitarists. Gerhard will perform soulful arrangements of well-loved carols, as well as his own concert favorites. Fans of guitar music and Christmas alike will want to be a part of this memorable show. “These Christmas Concerts are more special to me every year. The music, the audience.... the whole experience is profound for me. Sharing this experience with everyone is what being a musician is all about.” -Ed Gerhard’s critically acclaimed holiday recordings, “Christmas” and “On A Cold Winter’s Night,” continue to garner raves. Boston Globe calls “Christmas,” “...the best holiday recording of the year... rivetingly lovely...this is a gem.” His music is featured in the Ken Burns' documentary "MarkTwain" and "The National Parks:America's Best Idea." Gerhard was awarded a GRAMMY® Award for his inclusion on the CD “Henry Mancini; Pink Guitar” a collection of Henry Mancini compositions. Gerhard arranged and performed Moon River. Ed’s CD “Luna” was Chosen by Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s 20th Anniversary List of 240 Essential Albums. “This soulful album of original compositions rich in melody, chordal complexity and stylistic variety proves why Gerhard is considered to have the most exquisite acoustic guitar tone on the planet.” - Acoustic Guitar Magazine In the season of giving we are doing a food drive at the concert. Bring a non-perishable food item to benefit Seacoast Family Food Pantry and receive a $1-off coupon for any CD at the CD tables. One donation per CD please.