Featured Shows

  • $15

    Hiss Golden Messenger

    State Theatre Presents Hiss Golden Messenger Lateness of Dancers is the fifth full-length from Hiss Golden Messenger. It's an open, confident, immediate album, and it feels, at times, like a direct response to the darkness of M.C. Taylor's last record, 2013's Haw, or to the searching of 2010's Bad Debt, the stunning acoustic LP he made at his kitchen table shortly after the birth of his son. Lateness of Dancers was recorded in a tin-roofed barn outside of Hillsborough, North Carolina, last fall and includes many of Taylor's longtime collaborators, like Phil and Brad Cook of Megafaun, the guitarist William Tyler, and his erstwhile recording partner Scott Hirsch. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man contributes backing vocals; her tender, wooly voice both complements and challenges Taylor's.

  • $15

    Hiss Golden Messenger

    State Theatre Presents Hiss Golden Messenger Lateness of Dancers is the fifth full-length from Hiss Golden Messenger. It's an open, confident, immediate album, and it feels, at times, like a direct response to the darkness of M.C. Taylor's last record, 2013's Haw, or to the searching of 2010's Bad Debt, the stunning acoustic LP he made at his kitchen table shortly after the birth of his son. Lateness of Dancers was recorded in a tin-roofed barn outside of Hillsborough, North Carolina, last fall and includes many of Taylor's longtime collaborators, like Phil and Brad Cook of Megafaun, the guitarist William Tyler, and his erstwhile recording partner Scott Hirsch. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man contributes backing vocals; her tender, wooly voice both complements and challenges Taylor's.

  • $25

    Slaid Cleaves

    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.”

  • $18

    The Grant Gordy Quartet

    "Some of the most engaging sounds in contemporary acoustic string music" -David Grisman

    The Grant Gordy Quartet features some of the most exciting and in-demand young string players on the NYC and international scenes today: violin virtuoso Alex Hargreaves, momentous jazz bassist Ian Hutchison and the tastefully prodigious mandolin playing of Dominick Leslie. The GGQ's music is fiercely improvisational and adventurous- a night not to be missed.

  • $28

    Solas

    “Solas may be the best band in Celtic music. It is certainly the most adventurous.” — The Boston Globe SOLAS “Irish America’s most influential band” — NPR’s Thistle and Shamrock A Celtic Christmas Now entering their 3rd decade, Solas has for 20 years been loudly proclaimed as the most popular, influential, and exciting Celtic band ever to emerge from the United States.

  • $35

    Jonathan Edwards

    Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age.


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  • $15

    Hiss Golden Messenger


    State Theatre Presents Hiss Golden Messenger Lateness of Dancers is the fifth full-length from Hiss Golden Messenger. It's an open, confident, immediate album, and it feels, at times, like a direct response to the darkness of M.C. Taylor's last record, 2013's Haw, or to the searching of 2010's Bad Debt, the stunning acoustic LP he made at his kitchen table shortly after the birth of his son. Lateness of Dancers was recorded in a tin-roofed barn outside of Hillsborough, North Carolina, last fall and includes many of Taylor's longtime collaborators, like Phil and Brad Cook of Megafaun, the guitarist William Tyler, and his erstwhile recording partner Scott Hirsch. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man contributes backing vocals; her tender, wooly voice both complements and challenges Taylor's.

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  • $15

    SHEL


    The billowing curtains of sound on Just Crazy Enough, the second full length album from virtuoso indie-folk band SHEL, will be both familiar and far-out to fans of the exciting sister quartet. The classically inspired mandolin, violin and piano are there, along with the band's glowing vocal harmonies. But we also hear dense, ethereal textures that hover between the digital and the analog. Grooves are deeper, emboldened with electronic ambience and beat-boxing. The overall effect sheds light on their broad collection of influences, from the daring rock bands of the 60s to the contemplative composers of the 18th Century, and even the waves of modern electronica. Because or in spite of this effervescent mashup, Just Crazy Enough is a masterful move for SHEL. It's the integral, front-to-back album statement the band has been preparing to make since they began making music.

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  • $15

    Portland Press Herald’s MaineVoices Live: David Mallett and The Mallett Brothers Band


    The fifth event in the MaineVoices Live series will feature David Mallett and The Mallett Brothers Band. The conversation will be led by MaineToday.com Music Writer, Aimsel Ponti.

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  • $5

    Ben Thompson And Libby Thompson Live


    Brother and sister musicians Ben and Libby Thompson are bringing their modern soul, hip hop, electronic style to One Longfellow Square for one night only. A break from OLS's typical genre pool of folk, blues, bluegrass and jazz, you can be sure to expect an exciting, pallet cleansing night like nothing you've ever experienced at Portland's favorite Folk venue before, starring two local musicians who are sure to be going places.

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  • $25

    Slaid Cleaves


    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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  • $15

    OLS & NECA present: Dallahan


    Dallahan is one of the fastest rising forces on the international folk circuit; heavily rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences. They call on their mixed Irish, Scottish and Hungarian heritage to create a unique and seamless musical montage, drawing in influences from jazz, funk, pop and classical music. Dallahan will push and pull you along on a musical journey, artistically transcending from tender and delicate songs from Transylvania, to relentlessly punchy Irish dance tunes littered with funk grooves and everything in between.

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  • $7

    Dustin David Filmed Live In Portland, Maine


    Dustin David is a stand up comedian who got his start in Maine and moved to Los Angeles nine years ago to continue performing stand up. He has performed at The Hollywood improv, the Brea improv, Largo, clubs and colleges in ME, NH, MA, RI, FL, TX and regularly performs at The World famous Comedy Store in Hollywood. He was on the TV show Excused and had a roll in the feature film "Body High" He is wildly excited to be performing and recording his special in his home state of Maine. The event is being produced by Knack Factory.

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  • $6

    OLS Summer Comedy Class Graduation Show


    Students from a recent comedy class at One Longfellow Square will be taking the stage to show you what they've learned. Lineup TBA.

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  • $18

    The Grant Gordy Quartet


    "Some of the most engaging sounds in contemporary acoustic string music" -David Grisman

    The Grant Gordy Quartet features some of the most exciting and in-demand young string players on the NYC and international scenes today: violin virtuoso Alex Hargreaves, momentous jazz bassist Ian Hutchison and the tastefully prodigious mandolin playing of Dominick Leslie. The GGQ's music is fiercely improvisational and adventurous- a night not to be missed.

    Read More »
  • $15

    OLS & NECA Present: The East Pointers


    Here’s a fun fact about traditional music: it’s not always old even when it sounds like something lifted straight from a vintage ceilidh. For proof, witness The East Pointers – or more specifically, Secret Victory, their exhilarating debut full-length album.

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