Featured Shows

  • $50

    Emmett O'Hanlon's Guilty Pleasure Tour - VIP Pass

    VIP Pass includes pre-show meet and greet with Emmett Irish American Baritone Emmett O’Hanlon of Celtic Thunder was born and raised in New York City. Now 23 years old, Emmett admits to having been seduced by music from a very early age. His foray into the world of music began with guitar, piano and drum lessons when he was just six years old. He first met his longtime voice teacher, Terence Goff, when he turned eight and began formal voice training at that stage. While he was still in High School, Emmett made the decision to pursue a future in music, specifically singing. Since then he has received a Bachelors Degree in Voice from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he also performed as a soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Emmet has participated in many classical training programs and has also been an apprentice artist in the Bel Canto Young Artist Mentoring Program at Caramoor.

  • $15

    Hiss Golden Messenger (Solo)

    State Theatre Presents Hiss Golden Messenger Lateness of Dancers is the fifth full-length from Hiss Golden Messenger. It's an open, confident, immediate album, and it feels, at times, like a direct response to the darkness of M.C. Taylor's last record, 2013's Haw, or to the searching of 2010's Bad Debt, the stunning acoustic LP he made at his kitchen table shortly after the birth of his son. Lateness of Dancers was recorded in a tin-roofed barn outside of Hillsborough, North Carolina, last fall and includes many of Taylor's longtime collaborators, like Phil and Brad Cook of Megafaun, the guitarist William Tyler, and his erstwhile recording partner Scott Hirsch. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man contributes backing vocals; her tender, wooly voice both complements and challenges Taylor's.

  • $25

    Matt Molloy of The Chieftains, John Carty, Arty McGlynn

    Come see Matt Molloy, from the famed Irish ensemble, The Chieftains, perform in a trio with famed Irish violinist John Carty and much sought after Irish guitarist Arty McGlynn.

  • $16

    Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

    “Playing music is the easy part,” says Russell Moore with an ever-so-slightly rueful laugh as he looks back on more than thirty years of doing what he grew up wanting to do.  “By the time we put this band together”—he’s talking about IIIrd Tyme Out, his musical vehicle for over twenty years now—“I was realistic enough to know that bands come and go.  Being able to stay together is the hurdle that everyone faces.  So I didn’t have a preconceived notion that someday I’d be celebrating twenty years with IIIrd Tyme Out—but I did feel like I would be playing music for the rest of my life.”

  • $25

    Johnny A.

    Lots of folks throw around the phrase “let the music do the talking,” but only a few have the fortitude to really do it – to just go out there and play, shunning flash, shrugging off image and reeling in the listener on the strength of the songs alone. Johnny A. is that kind of performer. For the better part of three decades, the Massachusetts-based guitarist and bandleader has proven himself capable of generating heat at venues from working-class bars to international amphitheaters – and every sort of venue in between.

  • $40

    An Evening with Marshall Crenshaw, Jonathan Edwards, and Garland Jeffreys In-The-Round

    For this special occasion three legendary songwriters who have shaped a generation of music will share the stage, in-the-round, for two nights in a row, for a not to miss musical event.


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  • $50

    Emmett O'Hanlon's Guilty Pleasure Tour - VIP Pass


    VIP Pass includes pre-show meet and greet with Emmett Irish American Baritone Emmett O’Hanlon of Celtic Thunder was born and raised in New York City. Now 23 years old, Emmett admits to having been seduced by music from a very early age. His foray into the world of music began with guitar, piano and drum lessons when he was just six years old. He first met his longtime voice teacher, Terence Goff, when he turned eight and began formal voice training at that stage. While he was still in High School, Emmett made the decision to pursue a future in music, specifically singing. Since then he has received a Bachelors Degree in Voice from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he also performed as a soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Emmet has participated in many classical training programs and has also been an apprentice artist in the Bel Canto Young Artist Mentoring Program at Caramoor.

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  • $35

    Emmett O'Hanlon's Guilty Pleasure Tour - General Admission


    Irish American Baritone Emmett O’Hanlon of Celtic Thunder was born and raised in New York City. Now 23 years old, Emmett admits to having been seduced by music from a very early age. His foray into the world of music began with guitar, piano and drum lessons when he was just six years old. He first met his longtime voice teacher, Terence Goff, when he turned eight and began formal voice training at that stage. While he was still in High School, Emmett made the decision to pursue a future in music, specifically singing. Since then he has received a Bachelors Degree in Voice from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he also performed as a soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Emmet has participated in many classical training programs and has also been an apprentice artist in the Bel Canto Young Artist Mentoring Program at Caramoor.

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  • $8

    Gas Station Mentality w/ Canned Bread


    The MENTALITY began 10 years ago in the small town of South Portland, Maine. An ambitious and musical young man set out to create not only an entirely new musical genre but also a state of mind that others could relate to and even access through his music. The young man was willing to go to the ends of the earth to gain the tools necessary to create something so fresh yet so deeply rooted so he began seeking out the help of gurus that resided in his home state. To his astonishment, the musical tradition that existed in the state of Maine was so deep and so vast that the next four years of his life were spent diving head first into the ocean of knowledge that surrounded him.

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  • $15

    OLS & NECA present: Dallahan


    Coming to the US for the first time, Dallahan have exploded onto the traditional music scene since launching the band in December 2013. Their unique arrangements of original music and traditional Irish tunes and songs have secured their presence at such prestigious international events as Milwaukee Irish Festival in the USA, Copenhagen Irish Festival and Celtic Connections.

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  • $5

    Fun Longfellow! feat. Nick Lavalee


    Fun Longfellow! returns August with a new lineup, hosted by Will Green, featuring the funniest funny people from Portland and beyond. This month's show will be on TUESDAY August 4th instead of the regular first Monday.

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  • $15

    Hiss Golden Messenger (Solo)


    State Theatre Presents Hiss Golden Messenger Lateness of Dancers is the fifth full-length from Hiss Golden Messenger. It's an open, confident, immediate album, and it feels, at times, like a direct response to the darkness of M.C. Taylor's last record, 2013's Haw, or to the searching of 2010's Bad Debt, the stunning acoustic LP he made at his kitchen table shortly after the birth of his son. Lateness of Dancers was recorded in a tin-roofed barn outside of Hillsborough, North Carolina, last fall and includes many of Taylor's longtime collaborators, like Phil and Brad Cook of Megafaun, the guitarist William Tyler, and his erstwhile recording partner Scott Hirsch. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man contributes backing vocals; her tender, wooly voice both complements and challenges Taylor's.

    Read More »
  • $25

    Mary Fahl


    “Sounding like no other singer of her generation” (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s chamber-pop group OCTOBER PROJECT. The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl's awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication.

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  • $25

    Matt Molloy of The Chieftains, John Carty, Arty McGlynn


    Come see Matt Molloy, from the famed Irish ensemble, The Chieftains, perform in a trio with famed Irish violinist John Carty and much sought after Irish guitarist Arty McGlynn.

    Read More »
  • $15

    OLS & NECA present: Tomato/Tomato


    Tomato/Tomato (pronounced: tomayto tomahto) is comprised of husband and wife team, John and Lisa McLaggan. This quirky twosome performs a mix of old timey bluegrass, roots, and folk music. Their dynamic live performances feature John on vocals and guitar and Lisa on vocals, washboard, bass drum, and tambourine. It's not unusual for her to be doing all four things at once!

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  • $10

    Keelan Donovan


    Keelan Donovan, a Portland, ME native, now finding his bearings in Nashville, TN, writes songs that are able to captivate fans of all ages. Keelan writes with a depth beyond his years without pining like a man 30 years his senior.

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