Featured Shows

  • $12

    Sarah Potenza w/ Anna Lombard + Dave Gutter

    After years of touring with her band Sarah & The Tall Boys, Sarah Potenza was chosen over 50,000 candidates to appear on The Voice. Judge Pharrell Williams’ reaction to Potenza’s on-air audition gives you a pretty good idea of the level of talent of this incredible singer. Williams’ immediately exclaimed, “You’re giving this generation something they've never seen before". Potenza left the show as a top 20 finalist then headed to Nashville, where she quickly integrated into the local music scene, becoming a staple at the world renowned Bluebird Café and the globally broadcast Music City Roots program. She continues to earn raves for her big voice, which seamlessly blends roots, rock and soul.

  • $15

    Joe K. Walsh & Celia Woodsmith

    Hailed by CBC-Newfoundland as “one of the best mandolinists of his generation” and by Vintage Guitar Magazine as “brilliant”, Portland, Maine-based mandolin player Joe K. Walsh is known for his exceptional tone and taste, and his collaborations with acoustic music luminaries including legendary fiddler Darol Anger, flatpick guitar hero Scott Nygaard, folk star Jonathan Edwards, and pop/grass darlings Joy Kills Sorrow have taken him all over the global and musical map. He’s played with everyone from John Scofield to Bela Fleck to Emmylou Harris, and performed everywhere from festivals to laundromats to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

  • $20

    Popa Chubby

    Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to 1994, he has been a force of to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful playing has never been more powerful. An imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson," Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genre’s most popular figures.

  • $15

    Blues Prophets

    "We'll let the good times roll when the Blues Prophets return for one great night at One Longfellow Square! Lots of us have followed the Prophets for a long time, from the Loft in Portland with James Cotton, to the Showring in Brewer with Muddy Waters, to New Years Eve at the Redbarn in Monroe. But if you're new to blues, these are the guys you want to hear. They play straight-up Chicago blues and they play it better than just about anyone. We might take out extra insurance 'cause they might rock the roof right off the room! It's the return of Maine's own Blues Prophets, don't miss them!" -Al Leighton, Member of the Board

  • $12

    Son Little w/ Doe Paoro

    What is the new magic of music? If you trace the path of a plan back to its beginnings, what do you find? Is it a tree, growing from seed with deep roots planted in fertile soil, branches arcing out in all directions? Or a spark in the dark, an electrical charge? Is it a waterway, with swirling currents raging to create a river? Or is it a snowflake, falling from on high and dropping down to earth with a singular splash? For Son Little, the genesis of a musical idea — the magic — remains largely a mystery. But his kinetic ability to summon that energy all the same, to command it, hold onto it, and set it in motion, is the stuff of alchemy.

  • $15

    Marco Benevento w/ Carinae

    PLEASE NOTE: This is standing room show and will feature limited seating available only in the balcony For more than a decade pianist Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive body of work. His studio albums and live performances set forth a vision that connects the dots in the vast space between LCD Soundsystem and Leon Russell, pulsating with dance rock energy, but with smart, earthy songwriting to match. It has led to numerous high profile appearances, ranging from Carnegie Hall to Pickathon, Mountain Jam to Bonnaroo, while headlining shows coast to coast.


portland__music_venue_night

One Longfellow Square is a world class live music venue at the center of the Portland arts scene. OLS actively pursues exciting programming to create a diverse and entertaining calendar that all of Portland can enjoy. Your support sustains the venue and endorses music as a centerpiece of Portland’s community.

Become a Member Today »


Coming Up

  • $12

    Sarah Potenza w/ Anna Lombard + Dave Gutter


    After years of touring with her band Sarah & The Tall Boys, Sarah Potenza was chosen over 50,000 candidates to appear on The Voice. Judge Pharrell Williams’ reaction to Potenza’s on-air audition gives you a pretty good idea of the level of talent of this incredible singer. Williams’ immediately exclaimed, “You’re giving this generation something they've never seen before". Potenza left the show as a top 20 finalist then headed to Nashville, where she quickly integrated into the local music scene, becoming a staple at the world renowned Bluebird Café and the globally broadcast Music City Roots program. She continues to earn raves for her big voice, which seamlessly blends roots, rock and soul.

    Read More »
  • $10

    Katie Matzell and Micromassé


    Katie is a singer/songwriter from Portland, Maine whose music has been described as "soulful, rootsy prog pop." Her debut EP will be released this summer.

    Read More »
  • $15

    Joe K. Walsh & Celia Woodsmith


    Hailed by CBC-Newfoundland as “one of the best mandolinists of his generation” and by Vintage Guitar Magazine as “brilliant”, Portland, Maine-based mandolin player Joe K. Walsh is known for his exceptional tone and taste, and his collaborations with acoustic music luminaries including legendary fiddler Darol Anger, flatpick guitar hero Scott Nygaard, folk star Jonathan Edwards, and pop/grass darlings Joy Kills Sorrow have taken him all over the global and musical map. He’s played with everyone from John Scofield to Bela Fleck to Emmylou Harris, and performed everywhere from festivals to laundromats to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

    Read More »
  • $15

    MaineVoices Live feat. Cinematographer Zach Zamboni


    Join us on August 29 as we welcome Zach Zamboni, a cinematographer who has won three Primetime Emmys as well as a Peabody Award for his work on Anthony Bourdain's food and travel shows, No Reservations and Parts Unknown. Zach was raised in Maine and began his film education at the University of Maine at Orono. He's filmed over 10,000 hours in 60 countries, creating over 100 episodes of documentary television.

    Read More »
  • $20

    Popa Chubby


    Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to 1994, he has been a force of to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful playing has never been more powerful. An imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson," Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genre’s most popular figures.

    Read More »
  • $10

    Builder of the House Album Release Show w/ Pretty Sad


    Buy your ticket before Aug 19 for a free t shirt and free album download! Utilizing various strains of folk music Builder of the House welcome their listeners in from the cold digital world to enjoy a warm potpourri of all-embracing indie pop.​

    Read More »
  • $17

    Eilen Jewell


    Eilen Jewell laughs when told her label’s president called her a musicologist. But she confirms she and her husband and bandmate, drummer Jason Beek, have a passion for studying American music. “We really love to uncover the past. It’s almost like digging for buried treasure,” she says. “For me, that’s where music is at. I like all kinds of music as long as there’s the word ‘early’ in front of it.” For her new album, Down Hearted Blues, releasing Sept. 22, 2017 on Signature Sounds, she and Beek unearthed 12 vintage gems written or made famous by an array of artists both renowned and obscure, from Willie Dixon and Memphis Minnie to Charles Sheffield and Betty James.

    Read More »
  • $15

    A Hundred Ways North: New Stories. New World.


    We are all storytellers, keepers of history, and creators of a world we will leave behind for others to discover.  With each decision we make, we choose our lives and write our story. Part performance, part conversation, New Stories. New World. is a look at how the stories we repeat to one another and the ones we come to believe in shape the lens through which we understand the world. Join Brian Andreas (master storyteller and creator of StoryPeople) and Fia Skye (actress and teacher of whole body/whole voice), for a lively evening that will challenge you to create towards the life you want to live.

    Read More »
  • $12

    OLS & State Theatre Present: Henry Jamison + Gracie and Rachel w/ Tall Horse


    If you take a look through his family tree, one thing becomes abundantly clear: Henry Jamison was born to write songs. Of course there's his father, the classical composer, and his mother, the English professor, who both inspired and encouraged him directly, but if you continue tracing Jamison's lineage back even further, some interesting names start to turn up. Go back to the 1800's, for example, and you'll find "Battle Cry of Freedom" author George Frederick Root, the most popular songwriter of the Civil War era. Travel even further back in time, to 14th century England to be exact, and you'll find the poet John Gower, known to be a friend to both Chuacer and Richard II.

    Read More »
  • $15

    Blues Prophets


    "We'll let the good times roll when the Blues Prophets return for one great night at One Longfellow Square! Lots of us have followed the Prophets for a long time, from the Loft in Portland with James Cotton, to the Showring in Brewer with Muddy Waters, to New Years Eve at the Redbarn in Monroe. But if you're new to blues, these are the guys you want to hear. They play straight-up Chicago blues and they play it better than just about anyone. We might take out extra insurance 'cause they might rock the roof right off the room! It's the return of Maine's own Blues Prophets, don't miss them!" -Al Leighton, Member of the Board

    Read More »
See All Events »

We’re Sorry...

You're using an old version of Internet Explorer, which won't really work on our site.

Luckily, there are many newer browsers which will work just fine here. Please consider using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Please feel free to call the box office at (207) 761-1757 for further assistance

We apologize for the inconvenience!