Featured Shows

  • $30

    SOLD OUT: Cherish The Ladies

    Please Note: Member Discounts were only available during the pre-sale period. “It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do,” says the Boston Globe speaking of Cherish the Ladies, the long-running, Grammy-nominated, Irish-American super group that formed in New York City in 1985 to celebrate the rise of women in what had been a male-dominated Irish music scene and has since toured the world, played the White House and the Olympics, recorded 16 outstanding albums including a live recording, “An Irish Homecoming,” which was simultaneously videotaped for an for an Public Television Special that is airing across America and recently won an Emmy.

  • $30

    SOLD OUT: Cherish The Ladies

    Please Note: Member Discounts were only available during the pre-sale period. “It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do,” says the Boston Globe speaking of Cherish the Ladies, the long-running, Grammy-nominated, Irish-American super group that formed in New York City in 1985 to celebrate the rise of women in what had been a male-dominated Irish music scene and has since toured the world, played the White House and the Olympics, recorded 16 outstanding albums including a live recording, “An Irish Homecoming,” which was simultaneously videotaped for an for an Public Television Special that is airing across America and recently won an Emmy.

  • $30

    Richard Shindell

    Please note: Member discounts and guest passes were only available during the pre-sale period and are no longer applicable. Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York's Hudson Valley, Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. From his first record, Sparrow's Point (1992) to his current release, Careless (September 2016), Shindell has explored the possibilities offered by this most elastic and variable of cultural confections: the song.

  • $30

    James Montgomery

    Please note: Member benefits are only applicable during the pre-sale period for this show which ended 1/10. When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home". Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

  • $12

    SOLD OUT: State Theatre Presents: Parsonsfield

    “WE is not about you and me or even ‘us,’ the band. It’s about finding our way in the world one day at a time trying to live out each moment until the sun goes down.” Parsonsfield has been through the wringer of ups and downs and decided for the first time since the band’s 2011 conception to take a two-month break from touring to focus solely on recording.The result is WE, a contemplative EP filled with real life struggle and excitement. The album takes us from the joys of childhood discovery to the depression and confusion of a quarter-life crisis, and ends with dancing your way toward the darkness at the end of days.

  • $12

    The East Pointers

    There’s a reason, beyond their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, that The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going.


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  • $30

    SOLD OUT: Cherish The Ladies


    Please Note: Member Discounts were only available during the pre-sale period. “It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do,” says the Boston Globe speaking of Cherish the Ladies, the long-running, Grammy-nominated, Irish-American super group that formed in New York City in 1985 to celebrate the rise of women in what had been a male-dominated Irish music scene and has since toured the world, played the White House and the Olympics, recorded 16 outstanding albums including a live recording, “An Irish Homecoming,” which was simultaneously videotaped for an for an Public Television Special that is airing across America and recently won an Emmy.

    Read More »
  • $30

    Richard Shindell


    Please note: Member discounts and guest passes were only available during the pre-sale period and are no longer applicable. Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York's Hudson Valley, Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. From his first record, Sparrow's Point (1992) to his current release, Careless (September 2016), Shindell has explored the possibilities offered by this most elastic and variable of cultural confections: the song.

    Read More »
  • $10

    The Strangely Possibles


    The Strangely Possibles, fronted by songwriter Al Timpson, is a loose collective of some of Maine’s most accomplished and innovative musicians. Their music, rooted in soulful and narrative lyricism, exudes an unpretentiously “rock-a-delic” sound, its influences ever-changing with the input of the various individuals who collaborate on each of the band’s four released albums and counting. Their sound is fresh, like Steely Dan meets The Grateful Dead. The Strangely Possibles delivers energetic, groovy, and sometimes sensitive tunes that never fail to move an audience.

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  • $8

    LOLS: An Evening of Local Comedy feat. Nick Lavallee, Kate Ghiloni & More


    Join OLS for an evening of laughs with local comics, hosted by #jikkimartwell and featuring Nick Lavallee, Kate Ghiloni and more.

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  • $18

    Decompression Chamber Music


    Decompression Chamber Music arose from the conviction that classical chamber music is as profound and uplifting today as ever. At a time when the audience for the classical is shrinking, it is our hope and purpose to reinvigorate the love and passion of chamber music by presenting a series of informal concert/discussions that will demystify the genre and attract people who might otherwise shy away from it.

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  • $15

    SOLD OUT: MaineVoices Live featuring Tim Cotton


    TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED HERE

    After a dozen years working violent crimes as a detective, Det. Lt. Tim Cotton took on a new role at the Bangor Police Department that allowed him to pull from his other life experiences as a broadcaster and storyteller. One of his responsibilities is running the department’s Facebook page and in the span of three years, with a little help from the Duck of Justice, Cotton has grown the department’s following from 10,000 to (almost) 275,000—more than eight times the population of Bangor. He's now the Criminal Investigations Commander within the department, but he still makes plenty of time for social media.

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  • $12

    Highway Kind: A Celebration of Townes Van Zandt


    Portland, Maine based musician Seth Warner and his band with several special guests will present Highway Kind: A celebration of Townes Van Zandt an evening full of the songs and stories from the life of this late, legendary and iconic Texas singer-songwriter.

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  • $30

    James Montgomery


    Please note: Member benefits are only applicable during the pre-sale period for this show which ended 1/10. When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home". Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

    Read More »
  • $12

    SOLD OUT: State Theatre Presents: Parsonsfield


    “WE is not about you and me or even ‘us,’ the band. It’s about finding our way in the world one day at a time trying to live out each moment until the sun goes down.” Parsonsfield has been through the wringer of ups and downs and decided for the first time since the band’s 2011 conception to take a two-month break from touring to focus solely on recording.The result is WE, a contemplative EP filled with real life struggle and excitement. The album takes us from the joys of childhood discovery to the depression and confusion of a quarter-life crisis, and ends with dancing your way toward the darkness at the end of days.

    Read More »
  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra w/ Falmouth High School Jazz Ensemble


    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.

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