Events

  • $5

    Live and Local Presents: Methuin Muir, Aleric Nez, and The Orchards

    Self described as folk noir, Methuin Muir is a spacious and whispery folk act. Using unique, simple instrumentation, Methuin Muir creates ambient and atmospheric folk that fits wintery evenings indoors as well as woodland clearings in the summer. 

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: January

    Started in 2004, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine's premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 18-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of traditional and contemporary big band literature. The PJO enjoys playing works written by members such as Craig Skeffington, Willie Johnson, Chris Humphrey and Terry White in addition to literature composed by a variety of jazz artists including Tom Kubis, Matt Harris, Bob Mintzer, Bill Holman and Maria Schneider. The PJO also enjoys playing classic works from the big band libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton.

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  • $25

    WCLZ Presents: Johnny A.

    Fresh off his induction into the Boston Music Hall of Fame, with a stellar new record and a revamped band backing him, Johnny A. is bringing his awe-inspiring show to new heights. And he's bringing it to One Longfellow Square. He'll be playing his own tunes, as well as offering tribute to the Beatles in a way you've never seen before, in honor of their 50th anniversary. Not very many guitarists have ever had their own Signature model Gibson Guitar. Of course Les Paul and Chet Atkins do… and Johnny A. How good do you have to be to have that happen? Very, Very good.

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  • $15

    Jake Schepps Quintet featuring Matt Flinner

    The stringband instrumentation of banjo, mandolin, guitar, violin and bass—canonized as the quintessential bluegrass combo when Earl Scruggs teamed up with Bill Monroe in 1945—is rewired, rebooted and re-contextualized by the Jake Schepps Quintet on their new album Entwined. It features newly commissioned long-form works by composers hailing from the contemporary classical world (Marc Mellits and Matt McBane) and mandolinist-composer Matt Flinner helping to bridge the genre gap with a monumental new four-movement work rooted in the worldly new acoustic aesthetic.

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  • $5

    Fun Longfellow! February Edition

    The Fun Longfellow! comedy series, brought to you by Portland Comedy Co-op continues with a new lineup featuring the funniest funny people from Portland and beyond. Host Will Green will be joined by comedians Aharon Willows, Anna Conathon, Mark Turcotte, Bill Picard and Tawanda Gona.

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  • $5

    Live & Local Presents Monique Barrett and Griffin Sherry

    The impact of Monique's music can perhaps best be described by a fan – “There’s something about [her] voice that reaches deep into my core and pulls my heart out through my ears". With a unique soul-folk sound, a powerful voice, and an organic, yet well-honed, songwriting style she has firmly established herself as a force in Portland, Maine's flourishing music community.

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  • $14

    VERY TOUR! MUCH COMEDY! – Nick Thune feat. Ben Kronberg and Kate Berlant

    Fresh off the release of his Netflix/iTunes/Vinyl comedy special "Folk Hero", Nick Thune is coming to your town. VERY TOUR! MUCH COMEDY! will be a mix of intimate stories from Nick's life and emotional breakdowns. ALSO, Nick will have 2 brilliant friends with him: BEN KRONBERG and KATE BERLANT.

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  • $15

    Barnstar!

    Barnstar! is the brainchild of Zachariah Hickman (bassist for Josh Ritter and Ray Lamontagne) and features some of the strongest singers and pickers in modern American roots music. Using the familiar tools of the genre—guitar (Mark Erelli), fiddle (Jake Armerding), mandolin (Taylor Armerding) and banjo (Charlie Rose)—Barnstar! forges its own brand of bluegrass, gloriously harmonized and raucously played.  With a focus on lyrical content and unusual material, Barnstar! stands out in the crowd.

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  • $12

    Adam Ezra Group

    The Adam Ezra Group (AEG) is not just a band; they are a force to be reckoned with musically, personally, and socially. Selling records and tickets is important to AEG, but they are committed to changing the world with their songs and their actions along the way. Ezra and his band are activists and community leaders as much as they are musicians and songwriters.

    This is a partially seated show. Seating will be limited and available only in the balcony. Please arrive early if you prefer to sit.

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  • $15

    Amy Black and Girls Guns and Glory

    OLS audiences know Amy Black best from her popular Muscle Shoals Review Show, but this time Amy is returning to play her own critically acclaimed music. American Songwriter Magazine calls Amy Black "a powerful, authentic, talented and above all soulful new entry in the rootsy singer/songwriter ranks;" while the Philadelphia Inquirer calls her " an appealing cross between Bonnie Raitt and Mary Chapin Carpenter" with "songs that mix substance and accessibility."

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  • $5

    Live and Local Presents Rosebuds: A Pre-Valentine's Special Introducing The Ladies of Longfellow

    Ladies of Longfellow is a series of shows featuring four female vocalists who work together to create a concept and make it their own. Ladies of all different vocal stylings will be singing songs together while also having separate sets and showcasing original material mixed with some covers of their liking.

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  • $5

    The Jazz Workshop: February

    For this special performance, the night will open with the FCP Trio, featuring Glenway Fripp on piano, John Clark on bass and Hayes on Porterfield drums. The Jazz Workshop will also feature both Hayes Porterfield and Peter McLaughlin on drums for the evening, for a lovely night of jazz. Come on out for a great night of Jazz with The Jazz Workshop. John Clark has put together some of the best jazz musicians in the state of Maine, to perform the great Jazz compositions of Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, and the composers of "The Blue Note" period.

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  • $25

    James Montgomery

    When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home". Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

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  • $15

    With Love: Collective Motion and The Dapper Gents – Early Show

    Bring your sweet hearts, your broken hearts, your wild hearts and your lonely hearts to With Love…, an evening of dance and music performed by Collective Motion, with special guests, The Dapper Gents. 

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  • $15

    With Love: Collective Motion and The Dapper Gents – Late Show

    Bring your sweet hearts, your broken hearts, your wild hearts and your lonely hearts to With Love…, an evening of dance and music performed by Collective Motion, with special guests, The Dapper Gents. 

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  • $10

    Decompression Chamber Music, Season 7: "A Puppet on a String", Shostakovich String Quartet #8

    Decompression Chamber Music is an informal, entertaining introduction to small ensemble chamber music and is offered as a rush hour concert to allow people to catch an hour of music to decompress from their day. Our mission is to engage, entertain, and refresh the audience through dialogue, to encourage informed and curious listening that leads to engagement in the experience.

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  • $5

    Live and Local Presents: John Nels and Kris Rodgers and the Dirty Gems

    John Nels is formerly of Portland indie band Forget, Forget and pulls influences from Jeff Buckley, Elvis Costello, and Bob Mould. He's recorded ten albums and is currently writing his first record since 2011's 'Under City Lights.'

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: February

    Started in 2004, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine's premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 18-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of traditional and contemporary big band literature. The PJO enjoys playing works written by members such as Craig Skeffington, Willie Johnson, Chris Humphrey and Terry White in addition to literature composed by a variety of jazz artists including Tom Kubis, Matt Harris, Bob Mintzer, Bill Holman and Maria Schneider. The PJO also enjoys playing classic works from the big band libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton.

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  • $15

    Eilen Jewell

    After a brief hiatus this past summer to welcome her first child into the world (named Mavis, after gospel great Mavis Staples), Eilen Jewell is hitting the road again with a live double album, Live at the Narrows, which includes original songs and some of her favorite covers.  Next year will also bring the release of Jewell’s fifth, full-length studio album, her first since 2011’s critically acclaimed Queen of the Minor Key.  The yet-to-be-titled album was recorded with Eilen’s longtime road band, Jason Beek (drums/vocals), Jerry Miller (guitar), Johnny Sciascia (upright bass) and special guests in her hometown of Boise, Idaho. 

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  • $5

    Live and Local Presents: Old etc. and The English Muffins

    With a name referencing the wistful poem "My Sweet Old Etcetera" by e. e. cummings, Old etc. pines for times long gone, wholly empowered by hopeful intent. The listener is guided into dream world of hypnotizing rhythms and reminiscing narrative, with influences ranging from Kurt Vile and Explosions in the Sky, to Joni Mitchell and Superchunk.

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  • $15

    Cassie and Maggie

    Cassie and Maggie MacDonald encompass everything you could ask for in a musical act, their talent is only surpassed by the joy with which they so generously share it. Exciting and innovative, they have found the perfect balance between musical integrity, and sheer entertainment. While still staying true to their Celtic roots, they have explored and tested the boundaries of traditional music, bringing a breath of fresh air to the genre with their original compositions and arrangements. Sisters, cohorts and collaborators, Cassie and Maggie have been enchanting audiences far and wide with their infectious energy, driving rhythms and lilting melodies.

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  • $20

    Stephane Wrembel and Ben Caplan

    He’s been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. Woody Allen recruited him to score the theme to the 2012 Academy Award winning film Midnight in Paris, and he performed live during this year’s Oscar’s telecast. To say that French-born guitarist/composer Stephane Wrembel—who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside—has already had a remarkable career would be an understatement. But this virtuoso, who is now Brooklyn-based, has truly just begun to make his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music.

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  • $15

    Soule Monde w/ Ghosts of Jupiter and Cold Engines

    Soule Monde returns to One Longfellow Square, joined by two other fantastic acts for a night of music that will get you on your feet, featuring many talented musicians, from members of the Trey Anastasio Band, as well as former members of The Brew and Percy Hill.

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  • $25-35

    State Theatre Presents | Justin Townes Earle

    THERE ARE ONLY THREE STANDING ROOM TICKETS LEFT! GET YOUR TICKETS SOON! Once compared to a man who wears many suits, in thirty-two short years Justin Townes Earle has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally. Between releasing four full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, a new found sobriety, being born Steve Earle’s son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it’s safe to say JTE has quite the story to tell.

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  • $5

    The Jazz Workshop: March

    Come on out for a great night of Jazz with The Jazz Workshop. John Clark has put together some of the best jazz musicians in the state of Maine, to perform the great Jazz compositions of Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, and the composers of "The Blue Note" period. The group also plays a wide variety of compositions written by members of the group. The members of the Jazz Workshop are: John Clark on bass, Carl Dimow flute, Frank Mauceri sax, Tracy McMullen sax, Duncan Hardy sax, Glenway Fripp Piano and Peter McLaughlin drums.

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  • $12

    Will Dailey

    Though fortune and fame have never been of main concern, Dailey’s music has been amplified by acclaim: He is a three-time winner of the Boston Music Award for Best Singer/Songwriter and his songs have been featured on more than 50 shows and films. Critics agree that he holds his ground performing next to artists like Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, and John Mellencamp. He was unfazed by the call from Oscar and Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett to join Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crowe, and Rosanne Cash in the studio. All this from a man who has never, ever been anything but a musician.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: March

    Started in 2004, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine's premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 18-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of traditional and contemporary big band literature. The PJO enjoys playing works written by members such as Craig Skeffington, Willie Johnson, Chris Humphrey and Terry White in addition to literature composed by a variety of jazz artists including Tom Kubis, Matt Harris, Bob Mintzer, Bill Holman and Maria Schneider. The PJO also enjoys playing classic works from the big band libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton.

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  • $24

    Bob Marley | 7PM Show

    One Longfellow Square is proud to welcome Maine's own King of Comedy, Bob Marley! He's well acquainted with Maine's cold winters, and just about all things that are quintessential Maine, and he's been taking simple woodsy humor and the word 'wicked' across the nation and around the world for nearly two decades. In addition to regularly selling out shows in Maine, Bob Marley has hit up the late night circle, from Jay Leno to Conan O'Brien, been on VH1 and Comedy Central, is featured frequently on the radio, and even once held the Guinness World record for the longest continuous stand up routine, clocking in at 40 hours. If that's not some wicked good comedy, then what is?

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  • $24

    Bob Marley | 9PM Show

    One Longfellow Square is proud to welcome Maine's own King of Comedy, Bob Marley! He's well acquainted with Maine's cold winters, and just about all things that are quintessential Maine, and he's been taking simple woodsy humor and the word 'wicked' across the nation and around the world for nearly two decades. In addition to regularly selling out shows in Maine, Bob Marley has hit up the late night circle, from Jay Leno to Conan O'Brien, been on VH1 and Comedy Central, is featured frequently on the radio, and even once held the Guinness World record for the longest continuous stand up routine, clocking in at 40 hours. If that's not some wicked good comedy, then what is?

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  • $10

    Decompression Chamber Music, Season 7: Mendelssohn Op. 44 #1

    Decompression Chamber Music is an informal, entertaining introduction to small ensemble chamber music and is offered as a rush hour concert to allow people to catch an hour of music to decompress from their day. Our mission is to engage, entertain, and refresh the audience through dialogue, to encourage informed and curious listening that leads to engagement in the experience.

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  • $25

    Mary Gauthier and Allison Moorer

    In a Nashville bookstore, to the tune of steam hissing from a latte machine and laptop taps of nearby browsers, she speaks in a low voice, yet communicates urgently. Her voice never rises. Her music never rattles rafters or crashes like cymbals toward the high notes in a power chorus. Her tempos shuffle and trudge more than they dash.

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  • $15

    Liz Longley – Album Release Tour

    For painters, the joy and challenge of creation begins with a blank canvas. For Liz Longley, it started in an empty room. "I was living in Boston and my roommate had just moved out, so I paced the hardwood floors of her room with my guitar," Longley recalls. "I walked back and forth until the songs were done. It was as though they were stuck in the apartment walls." Longley has a gift for culling musical treasures as though straight from thin air. And now, the Berklee College of Music graduate and award-winning songwriter is set to share them with listeners on her self-titled album-her first after signing with Sugar Hill Records in December 2014.

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  • $17

    Lee DeWyze

    Lee DeWyze launched the pivotal stage of what was already a high-profile musical career with his Vanguard Records debut – Frames, in the summer of 2013. What followed was a high-caliber list of praise from the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo Music, Rolling Stone, and dozens upon dozens more.

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  • $50

    Lee DeWyze VIP Package

    VIP Package includes admission to the show half an hour before doors, a 2 song soundcheck performance, a meet and greet session, and a special poster, in addition to admission to the show. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a member discount on VIP packages. Lee DeWyze launched the pivotal stage of what was already a high-profile musical career with his Vanguard Records debut – Frames, in the summer of 2013. What followed was a high-caliber list of praise from the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo Music, Rolling Stone, and dozens upon dozens more.

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  • $20

    Hanneke Cassel

    "Exuberant and rhythmic, somehow both wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness," says the Boston Globe about Hanneke Cassel's playing. Such charismatic fiddling has brought the native Oregonian many honors and awards. She is the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, she holds a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from Berklee College of Music, and she has performed and taught across North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and China.

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  • $17

    It's For The Kids - MCFCT Musical Fundraiser

    We present a night of flashback music from our own childhoods. Venture back with us to the songs of Stevie Wonder, The Doors, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and so much more played by some of Maine's top up and coming musicians!

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: April

    Started in 2004, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine's premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 18-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of traditional and contemporary big band literature. The PJO enjoys playing works written by members such as Craig Skeffington, Willie Johnson, Chris Humphrey and Terry White in addition to literature composed by a variety of jazz artists including Tom Kubis, Matt Harris, Bob Mintzer, Bill Holman and Maria Schneider. The PJO also enjoys playing classic works from the big band libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton.

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  • $20

    State Theatre and OLS Present: Gregory Alan Isakov at Port City Music Hall

    This show is a co-presentation, held at Port City Music Hall. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and calling Colorado home, Gregory Alan Isakov has been traveling all his life. Songs that hone a masterful quality beyond his years tell a story of miles and landscapes, and the search for a sense of place.

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  • $25

    Mairtin O'Connor Trio

    Máirtín O’Connor (accordion) is one of the most respected and best loved musicians ever to emerge from Ireland. A main musical force behind Riverdance, he's worked with De Dannan, Midnight Well, and Skylark. Máirtín is joined by the astonishing fiddler and multi-all Ireland winner Cathal Hayden (Four Men and a Dog), and Séamie O’Dowd, a defining member of Dervish for over a decade, is a master guitarist and brilliant singer and songwriter.

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  • $18

    Willy Porter

    Willy Porter is an indie-folk musician with an edge. A highly accomplished acoustic guitarist, Willy blends rich lyricism with a musically diverse palette in a career that stretches across two decades, more than eight studio albums, and several continents. Willy brings the full range of his talents to his uniquely tailored live shows that feature his signature guitar picking alongside a warm, witty dynamic that takes audiences on a bawdy, fun, unforgettable ride.

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  • $20

    Vienna Teng

    Singer/pianist Vienna Teng has crafted a sound that the Associated Press calls “ambitious yet always tuneful…gorgeous and haunting.” Vienna has appeared on Letterman, NPR and the CBS Early Show, and toured with artists such as Shawn Colvin, India.Arie, Duncan Sheik and the Indigo Girls.

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  • $10

    Decompression Chamber Music, Season 7: Schubert Quintet, Op. 163

    Decompression Chamber Music is an informal, entertaining introduction to small ensemble chamber music and is offered as a rush hour concert to allow people to catch an hour of music to decompress from their day. Our mission is to engage, entertain, and refresh the audience through dialogue, to encourage informed and curious listening that leads to engagement in the experience.

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