Featured Shows

  • $15

    Springtime Spectacular

    Rosa Noreen's 8th annual Springtime Spectacular brings together top music and dance performers across genres, from blues to belly dance, bhangra to folk. This year's show features the internationally acclaimed belly dancer, Princess Farhana of Hollywood, with Samuel James as MC.

  • $15

    Ari Hest w/ Dan Blakeslee

    Over his 15 year career, Ari Hest has released eight albums, three EPs, and "52" in 2008, an innovative project whereby he wrote, recorded and released a new song every Monday for a full year. Hest is also half of the folk pop duo The Open Sea with Rosi Golan, and half of the Brazilian music inspired pop duo Bluebirds of Paradise with Chrissi Poland.

  • $20

    State Theatre Presents | The Baseball Project

    Formed in 2007 by Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, The Minus 5, R.E.M.) and Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3, Gutterball), The Baseball Project began as a way for a couple of fans to pay musical tribute to our national pastime – and maybe score some free baseball tickets in the process. But The Baseball Project has since blossomed into a full-fledged, much-loved band in its own right, one which currently includes drummer Linda Pitmon (Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3, Zuzu's Petals) and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Mike Mills on its official roster, and one whose following and creativity has steadily grown with each release and tour.

  • $12

    Luluc with Special Guests

    NPR's Bob Boilen (All Songs Considered) put Luluc (pronounced Loo-LUKE) on the map last year when he named their album "Passerby" as the top album of 2014. It won't be long before this beautiful and powerful duo hits the stratosphere, don't miss the opportunity to say, "I saw them back when..." by purchasing a ticket to see them live here at One Longfellow Square. In a world where instant gratification is the norm, patience has become a rare commodity. But for Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett, who make up indie-folk duo Luluc, letting things unfold in due time not only defines their career trajectory, it also works as a pretty good description of their approach to making music. Music that Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman describes as "bracing, subtle, tender and magnificent".

  • $20

    Mari Black

    Multi-style violinist and champion fiddler Mari Black is rapidly building a reputation as one of the most dynamic young artists of her generation. Her energetic playing, engaging stage presence, and commitment to bringing people together through music have made her a favorite with audiences across the country and around the world. She will be playing this show with a full band.

  • $25

    Marshall Crenshaw Trio

    Born near Detroit, Michigan, Marshall Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten and he received his first break playing John Lennon in the off-Broadway company of Beatlemania. In 1987, he played Buddy Holly in the Richie Valens biopic “La Bamba.” While living in NYC, he recorded the single “Something’s Gonna Happen” for Alan Betrock’s Shake Records, which led to a deal with Warner Bros.  His debut album, Marshall Crenshaw was acclaimed as a pop masterpiece upon its release in 1982 and established him as a first-rate songwriter, singer and guitarist.


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Coming Up

  • $15

    Springtime Spectacular

    Rosa Noreen's 8th annual Springtime Spectacular brings together top music and dance performers across genres, from blues to belly dance, bhangra to folk. This year's show features the internationally acclaimed belly dancer, Princess Farhana of Hollywood, with Samuel James as MC.

    Read More »
  • $5

    Live and Local Presents: Isaiah Bennet and Ryan Halliburton & the Still

    Also known as the 'Matt Damons', and with over three hundred months of combined professional experience, The Still has recently morphed from their illustrious cover band roots into an all-organic, original-music powerhouse-juggernaut celebrated all over the world by adults, the chilrens, and many small species of house plants alike.

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  • $5

    Bomb Diggity Arts Film Extravaganza

    Bomb Diggity is a local arts organization that serves adults with developmental disabilities. They make movies that will make you laugh, cry, and think. They have been working hard on making a lot of new films that are sure to open your eyes to the abilities of their participants rather than their disabilities.

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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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  • $12

    Shango Afrobeat Orchestra

    Shango, the 20+ member Afro-beat Orchestra dedicated to playing the music of Fela Kuti, Tony Allen and the music they have inspired, was founded by percussionist, keyboardist, dancer, composer and arranger Jonny Peiffer in the summer of 2013. The band has been steadily offering raucous infectious dance parties and ever since and packing venues like The Dance Hall Kittery, The Press Room Portsmouth, and Fury's Publick House Dover, among other venues throughout the Seacoast.

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  • $15

    Ari Hest w/ Dan Blakeslee

    Over his 15 year career, Ari Hest has released eight albums, three EPs, and "52" in 2008, an innovative project whereby he wrote, recorded and released a new song every Monday for a full year. Hest is also half of the folk pop duo The Open Sea with Rosi Golan, and half of the Brazilian music inspired pop duo Bluebirds of Paradise with Chrissi Poland.

    Read More »
  • $0

    4th Annual Food Is Hope Benefit Concert

    A food and fund drive for the Locker Project, with featured artists Primo Cubano, The Lawrence Kelly Quartet, Raging Brass Reggae, and guitarists Cassidy Holden and Sean Mencher. Join us for a fun afternoon of music and helping hungry children of Portland.

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  • $8

    Arc Iris – Residency Series with Old Soul

    This is a special series of concerts throughout May, featuring Arc Iris with a different opening act each week. Arc Iris crystallizes the evolution of composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Jocie Adams, a former core member of renowned indie-folk band The Low Anthem. This is a breakaway moment for Adams, who now takes center stage as composer, lyricist, and lead vocalist.  Embracing her new role as auteur, Adams has created a genre-bending style that often shifts between cabaret-infused jazz, orchestral sophistication, grimy outlaw country, delicate and whimsical harmonies, and big-band exhilaration – sometimes all in the same song.

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  • $5

    Fun Longfellow! May Edition feat. Tawanda Gona

    New start time! Fun Longfellow! returns May 4th with a new lineup featuring the funniest funny people from Portland and beyond. Host Will Green will be joined by Portland comedians Aharon Hebert and Kevin Neales, Boston's Sam Jay and NYC comedian Brad Howe. The closing comedian for the night will be Tawanda Gona.

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  • $5

    Live and Local Presents : Cinco de Mayo Masquerade Ball feat. Viva and El Malo

    See Viva & The Reinforcements break it down on Cinco de Mayo with all-new arrangements for their much-anticipated return to One Longfellow Square. The evening will provide a hot blend of favorite songs, spicy cocktails and delicious dancing. Early attendees will have the pleasure of an informal salsa lesson from Viva herself during the opening act, brought to you by that revolutionary salsacore group, El Malo, and those who stay right to the end will get an even better surprise.

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