Featured Shows

  • $25

    Slaid Cleaves - SOLD OUT

    Slaid Cleaves. Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes Records. Travels around. Tries to be good. Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. “Slaid’s a craftsman,” says Terri Hendrix, who sings harmony on “Texas Love Song.” “He goes about his songs like a woodworker.”

  • $25

    Slaid Cleaves - SOLD OUT

    Slaid Cleaves. Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes Records. Travels around. Tries to be good. Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. “Slaid’s a craftsman,” says Terri Hendrix, who sings harmony on “Texas Love Song.” “He goes about his songs like a woodworker.”

  • $25

    OLS's Greatest Hits: A 5(ish) Year Anniversary Party

    5 ish years of hits, 5 ish years of music, 5 ish years of memories, 5ish years of OLS! That’s right. This year we’re turning 5 “ish” years old and we want to celebrate with you!

  • $20

    Matt Schofield

    Though he holds a British passport and is an inductee of the British Blues Hall of Fame, Matt Schofield has been making his mark globally as one of the top players in the new class of six string wunderkinds. The Los Angeles Daily News wrote, ‘ In Schofield, the UK has produced the best Blues guitarist from any country in decades… head and shoulders above the herd’, while Guitar & Bass Magazine rated him in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time ranking him with icons Eric Clapton and Peter Green.

  • $23

    Davy Knowles

    Please note this will be a standing room show with limited seating in the balcony. Hot on the heels of the 2015 album release The Outsider, the full-length documentary Island Bound, and an extensive tour schedule, Isle of Man-born Davy Knowles announces his new album Three Miles From Avalon. This collection of new songs sees Davy returning to his roots, and the sounds that first ignited his passion for music.

  • $15

    Joe K. Walsh

    Joining Joe K. Walsh will be John Mailander on fiddle, Brittany Karlson on bass and Avril Smith on guitar. Hailed by CBC-Newfoundland as “one of the best mandolinists of his generation” and by Vintage Guitar Magazine as “brilliant”, Portland, Maine-based mandolin player Joe K. Walsh is known for his exceptional tone and taste, and his collaborations with acoustic music luminaries including legendary fiddler Darol Anger, flatpick guitar hero Scott Nygaard, folk star Jonathan Edwards, and pop/grass darlings Joy Kills Sorrow have taken him all over the global and musical map.


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  • $25

    Slaid Cleaves - SOLD OUT


    Slaid Cleaves. Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes Records. Travels around. Tries to be good. Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. “Slaid’s a craftsman,” says Terri Hendrix, who sings harmony on “Texas Love Song.” “He goes about his songs like a woodworker.”

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: October


    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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  • $10

    $pellcheck w/ Sea Level (Dan Capaldi)


    $pellcheck is an experimental pop band out of the Twin Cities and Cleveland. Martin Dosh (Andrew Bird, Dosh, The Cloak Ox) plays keys, loops and percussion. David King (The Bad Plus, Happy Apple, Craig Taborn) plays drumset. Mike Sopko (Bill Laswell, Glimpse Trio, Yellowstone Apocalypse) plays guitars. Formed as the brainchild of Dosh and Sopko, with the idea of splitting an LP up between covers, originals and improvs, their debut was recorded over 2 days at the Terrarium in Minneapolis. The bands they decided to cover are all over the place, everyone from the Heartless Bastards to Squarepusher receive their unusual treatment, running the gamut from ballads to freakouts.

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  • $12

    Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards Album Release Show w/ Dori Freeman


    Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards have a vision for their band's sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. Cellist Valerie Thompson (cello/vox), fiddler Jenna Moynihan (fiddle/vox), and bassist Natalie Bohrn pair their sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies to band leader Laura Cortese's poignant and powerful singing. For their forthcoming album, the band is exploring their special and less common instrumentation with the support of Sam Kassirer, album producer of folk-pop favorites like Lake Street Dive and Joy Kills Sorrow.

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  • $10

    AKELA MOON Album Release w/ Clara Junken and Pretty sad


    Everyone who purchases a ticket will receive a copy of AKELA MOON's new album at the door. AKELA MOON is an original musical project based out of Portland, ME. They blend diverse elements of soul, funk, rock, afrobeat, latin & hip hop into a unique sound. Made up of an experienced group of musicians, many of the members have played together before in numerous projects (including the long-standing project THE BEAT HORIZON), their roster allows our music to go in many different directions.

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  • $25

    OLS's Greatest Hits: A 5(ish) Year Anniversary Party


    5 ish years of hits, 5 ish years of music, 5 ish years of memories, 5ish years of OLS! That’s right. This year we’re turning 5 “ish” years old and we want to celebrate with you!

    Read More »
  • $10

    Body & Soul Dance Party


    Experience deep cuts of exquisite R&B, Neo-soul, Jazz, and Hip-Hop designed for pure all natural delight spun by DJ Mike Lacourse. Lacourse has this to say about the night, “Come feel it like you need it and dance like you mean it.” All proceeds will be donated to support One Longfellow Square and Black Lives Matter.

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  • $10

    Ghoul of Rock: MAMM's Halloween Bash


    Please note this will be a standing room show, with very limited seating available in the balcony. Special accommodations can be made for those with disabilities, please contact the box office at info@onelongfellowsquare.com after purchasing tickets so our staff can be prepared for you. Forget "School or Rock"...this year the Maine Academy of Modern Music is mixing things up with GHOUL OF ROCK! This Halloween season MAMM's student rock bands will be melting faces at the creepiest all-ages costume party in town.

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  • $20

    Matt Schofield


    Though he holds a British passport and is an inductee of the British Blues Hall of Fame, Matt Schofield has been making his mark globally as one of the top players in the new class of six string wunderkinds. The Los Angeles Daily News wrote, ‘ In Schofield, the UK has produced the best Blues guitarist from any country in decades… head and shoulders above the herd’, while Guitar & Bass Magazine rated him in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time ranking him with icons Eric Clapton and Peter Green.

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  • $25

    The THE BAND Band: Tribute To Bob Dylan and The Band


    The acclaimed group The THE BAND Band is without a doubt the most musically satisfying tribute to The Band on the scene today.  While The Band may be long gone from the stage, The THE BAND Band is keeping their sound and spirit alive and well with authentic, true-to-form renditions of their legendary repertoire.

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