Featured Shows

  • $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.

  • $15

    The Stray Birds w/ Brian Dunne

    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 - First 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 - Second Show

    A Legend Lives On These tickets are for the Late Show at 8pm, 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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  • $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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  • $0

    OLS Sisters Gourmet Deli Fundraiser


    OLS only gets a portion of proceeds if you mention us, so don't forget! Is there anything better than a great sandwich, with fresh local ingredients and amazing, fresh baked bread? How about that same sandwich, except it helps support local music? Join OLS on Sunday, July 23rd to grab a sandwich at Sisters Gourmet Deli in the name of music! Make sure to mention One Longfellow Square at any purchase you make on that day, and a portion of the proceeds will go to supporting your favorite nonprofit music venue. Plus you get a delicious, OLS approved sandwich (seriously, if you haven't had a sandwich here, you need to have one, they are fantastic).

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  • $15

    The Stray Birds w/ Brian Dunne


    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.

    Read More »
  • $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?

    Read More »
  • $18

    A Memphis Music Revue with Amy Black


    Amy Black's fourth solo release, "Memphis" (June 2017) was recorded in Memphis, TN with Scott Bomar, a grammy-nominated producer and leader of the band The Bo-Keys, at the helm. This powerful 10-song album includes seven originals and three classic covers, featuring three members of the Hi Rhythm section who played on Al Green's classics -- The Rev. Charles Hodges on the Hammond and piano, his brother Leroy "Flick" Hodges on bass, and Howard Grimes on drums, along with former Stax guitarist Bobby Manuel - all architects of the Memphis sound.

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  • $10

    Caroline Cotter & Michael Howard and Jes Raymond & The Blackberry Bushes


    You hear it over and over, “Don’t quit your day job!” but that’s just what Caroline Cotter did at the start of 2015 when she released her national debut album, Dreaming as I Do. Receiving national recognition, the album reached #5 on the Folk DJ charts in February, with the second most played song of the month, Bella Blue.

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  • $35

    The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra - First 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.

    Read More »
  • $35

    The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra - Second Show


    A Legend Lives On These tickets are for the Late Show at 8pm, 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.

    Read More »
  • $12

    Hannah Daman and The Martelle Sisters w/ The Western Den + Honeysuckle


    Hannah Daman first found her musical footing in Glasgow, Scotland writing and playing songs about her childhood in rural New England. She wound her way back to the states on a three month North American house show tour in 2014 and ended up rooting in Portland ME because the food was better.

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