Featured Shows

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    OLS Flatbread Fundraiser

    Are you a fan of fantastic pizza? What about stellar local music venues? Here is a chance for both of those interests to collide. For the evening of June 27th, a portion of all pizzas sold at Flatbread Company in Portland, Maine will go to benefit OLS! Please join us to celebrate your favorite nonprofit music venue with great pizza.
     
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  • $15

    The Stray Birds

    All originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, The Stray Birds started as a duo of acoustic buskers in early 2010 when Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven met with their instruments, their voices, and their songs. It didn't take much convincing to get bassist Charlie Muench on board, and with the addition of a third unique and powerful voice, the group began to define its captivating sound.

  • $15

    OLS & State Theatre Presents: Hiss Golden Messenger

    The writing of the songs that became Heart Like a Levee started in a hotel room in Washington, DC , in January of 2015 during a powerful storm that dark- ened the East Coast. At that time I was feeling—more acutely than I had ever felt before—wrenched apart by my responsibilities to my family and to my music. Forgetting, momentarily, that for me, each exists only with the other. How could I forget?

  • $35

    The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra - Early Show

    A Legend Lives On These tickets are for the Early Show at 6pm, if you're looking for tickets to the Late Show, click here. The first Glenn Miller Orchestra did not make it at all. It was a total and absolute economic failure. But Glenn knew what he wanted, held to that dedication and relentlessly worked to succeed. He launched his second band – the one that lives on today – in March of 1938. The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been a “hit” ever since.

  • $35

    The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra - Late Show

    A Legend Lives On These tickets are for the Late Show at 9pm, if you're looking for tickets to the Early Show, click here. The first Glenn Miller Orchestra did not make it at all. It was a total and absolute economic failure. But Glenn knew what he wanted, held to that dedication and relentlessly worked to succeed. He launched his second band – the one that lives on today – in March of 1938. The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been a “hit” ever since.

  • $25

    Stick Men feat. Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, & Marcus Reuter

    Please note that this is a standing room show. There will be limited seating available only in the balcony.
    STICK MEN - Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto, the powerhouse bass and drums of the group King Crimson for a few decades, bring that tradition to all their playing. Levin plays the Chapman Stick, from which the band takes it's name. Having bass and guitar strings, the Chapman Stick functions at times like two instruments. Markus Reuter plays his self-designed touch style guitar – again covering much more ground than a guitar or a bass. And Mastelotto's drumming encompasses not just the acoustic kit, but a unique electronic setup too, allowing him to add loops, samples, percussion, and more. New studio album Prog Noir was released in October 2016, and the band is touring the USA and Canada in August/September 2017, and in 2018 will perform at the Cruise To The Edge 2018 and in Central America and The Caribbean (with special guest David Cross, ex-King Crimson),, and in Europe in March 2018.


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    OLS Flatbread Fundraiser


    Are you a fan of fantastic pizza? What about stellar local music venues? Here is a chance for both of those interests to collide. For the evening of June 27th, a portion of all pizzas sold at Flatbread Company in Portland, Maine will go to benefit OLS! Please join us to celebrate your favorite nonprofit music venue with great pizza.
     
    RSVP to the Facebook event for more information!

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  • $15

    CANCELLED: John Davidson


    Due to a change in schedule, John Davidson has had to cancel this show. All tickets will be refunded. YES! This is the guy who hosted THE HOLLYWOOD SQUARES, THAT’S INCREDIBLE, and guest hosted THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON more than any other singer. He’s celebrating a 50 year career! But you gotta see his live show. John comes out and talks to the audience like he's a stand up comic establishing a relationship with his crowd even before he picks up his guitar and starts to play. Everyone is won over before the second song. He walks around the stage singing and playing instead of just sitting down in a chair and just strumming along with the words. And like a true folkie he is always commenting on society.

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  • $18

    Steady On: Celebrating Lilith Fair at 20 feat. Ronda Dale, Sharon Goldman, Lara Herscovitch, and Lisa Redfern


    It's hard to believe it's been two decades since the groundbreaking Lilith Fair festival, helmed by Sarah McLachlan and featuring such top performers as Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Indigo Girls, Tracy Chapman, Fiona Apple, Emmylou Harris, Paula Cole, Joan Osborne and Sheryl Crow. A talented quartet of female singer-songwriters carry the torch sparked by the groundbreaking 1997-1999 tour, joining forces on tunes penned by Lilith Fair luminaries, as well as presenting original songs inspired by those artists — bringing the spirit of Lilith Fair into the present and the future.

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  • $15

    OLS & NECA Present: Cadence


    The stage lights fall, the crowd goes quiet, and four harmonious voices rise up and fill the air. The melodies unfurl into something both familiar and fresh. What comes next may be a classic song by Joni Mitchell or Louis Prima.  It may be an old bebop standard or cheeky arrangement of a 1980s hit. But these are arrangements like you’ve never heard them before—containing all the richness of a full band, but performed using just four voices.

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    WCLZ & OLS Present: Scars On 45 w/ Builder of the House


    Please Note: This is a show put on in collaboration with WCLZ, tickets are available by listening to WCLZ starting 6/19. Scars on 45 released their self-titled debut in 2012, which landed at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Already a favorite among film and TV music supervisors, the band’s gorgeous melodies, driving instrumentation and boy/girl harmonies caught the attention of VH1 who chose them as a coveted "You Oughta Know Artist."  They made their national TV debut on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and received media support from the likes of USA Today, People, Entertainment Weekly, Paste, Spin, Billboard and more. Nettwerk signed the band in early 2014 and released their sophomore album Safety In Numbers that fall, which debuted at #12 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. 

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  • $7

    David Vail Album Release Show w/ Dominic Lavoie


    David Vail, a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who is part of local non-profit Listen Up! Musician (a community support day program and studio supporting adults with intellectual uniqueness in making music), is releasing his first full-length album of original material, "Unvailed". In collaboration with musicians at Listen Up David has crafted a rich and dynamic album of memorable songs – from radio-ready pop-rock to atmospheric ballads referencing Greek Mythology and Longfellow poems, David dives deep into pop music history and his own psyche to create an eminently listenable record documenting his humor, passion, and personal growth.

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  • $15

    OLS & NECA Present: Dave Carroll


    Dave Carroll is an award winning singer-songwriter, professional speaker, author and social media innovator based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He began his music career with his brother Don in the band Sons of Maxwell and has been enjoying success as a solo artist since 2008. He released his debut solo album Perfect Blue in 2008 and a second solo album in 2012 called Raincoat in Vegas.

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  • $12

    David Grant and The Reveals w/ Truth About Daisies and Charlie Schmidt


    The Reveals are aptly named; their songs move the listener from the mundane to the revelatory in the space of a verse with unrepentant honesty. Inspired by great songwriters like Ryan Adams, Glenn Hansard, and Jeff Tweedy (to name a few), their music is rooted in timeless structure and form, a voice (or two) riding a wave of indie grooves, guitars, keys, bari sax, drums and bass.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: July


    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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  • $12

    duquette CD Release Show


    Rob Duquette has made his career since the mid-1990s as a well respected and in-demand sideman, most notably as a member of Jonathan Edwards'  touring band. He has also regularly played with other notables like Jack Sonni (Dire Straits) and the legendary composer David Amram over the last 15 years.  He gained national attention as part of the jazz-folk-pop group "Cactus Highway" in the early 2000s, who the Boston Herald called "a duo of true sophistication," and the Village Voice called, "amazing".

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