Featured Shows

  • $20

    Melissa Ferrick

    Ms. Ferrick is currently a Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University. She’s released seventeen albums over the last twenty-five years and has won numerous awards for songwriting, production, and performance. From 2013 - 2019, Melissa was an Associate Professor of Songwriting at Berklee College of Music. Ms. Ferrick holds an Ed.M from Harvard University.

  • $20

    Melissa Ferrick

    Ms. Ferrick is currently a Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University. She’s released seventeen albums over the last twenty-five years and has won numerous awards for songwriting, production, and performance. From 2013 - 2019, Melissa was an Associate Professor of Songwriting at Berklee College of Music. Ms. Ferrick holds an Ed.M from Harvard University.

  • $30

    Chris Smither

    Born in Miami, during World War II, Chris Smither grew up in New Orleans where he first started playing music as a child. The son of a Tulane University professor, he was taught the rudiments of instrumentation by his uncle on his mother’s ukulele. “Uncle Howard,” Smither says, “showed me that if you knew three chords, you could play a lot of the songs you heard on the radio. And if you knew four chords, you could pretty much rule the world.” With that bit of knowledge under his belt, he was hooked. “I’d loved acoustic music – specifically the blues – ever since I first heard Lightnin’ Hopkins’ Blues In My Bottle album. I couldn’t believe the sound Hopkins got. At first I thought it was two guys playing guitar. My style, to a degree, came out of trying to imitate that sound I heard.”

  • $25

    Kaki King

    Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist Kaki King has released 9 albums over the past 14 years. She has performed on every continent over the course of multiple world tours, and has presented her work in a variety of prestigious arts centers, including the Kennedy Center, MoMA, LACMA and The Met. Kaki has created music for numerous film and TV soundtracks, including “August Rush” and Sean Penn's “Into the Wild”, for which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score.

  • $20

    Lucy Kaplansky

    Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer... full of enchanting songs” (New York Times).

    Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe. Lucy’s iconic voice has been featured in film and on television, including commercials like Chevrolet’s iconic “Heartbeat of America” jingle.

  • $40

    An Evening with Tom Rush

    Please Note: Member benefits are only applicable to this show during the pre-sale period, which ends 7/16 at 10am. Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration…a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues.


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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.

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  • $20

    Melissa Ferrick


    Ms. Ferrick is currently a Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University. She’s released seventeen albums over the last twenty-five years and has won numerous awards for songwriting, production, and performance. From 2013 - 2019, Melissa was an Associate Professor of Songwriting at Berklee College of Music. Ms. Ferrick holds an Ed.M from Harvard University.

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  • $15

    SoundBites S4 Finale, Ep7: Unmasked


    Please note the One Longfellow Square is not selling tickets to this event. Tickets can be purchased HERE. SoundBites is a new kind of storytelling series produced by Frontier Studios, the new non-profit arm of Frontier that expands our work as a community connector/curator/catalyst. With a dedicated theme tying each Bite together, the night will feature regional Moth StorySlam Champions and locals sharing true tales.

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  • $30

    Chris Smither


    Born in Miami, during World War II, Chris Smither grew up in New Orleans where he first started playing music as a child. The son of a Tulane University professor, he was taught the rudiments of instrumentation by his uncle on his mother’s ukulele. “Uncle Howard,” Smither says, “showed me that if you knew three chords, you could play a lot of the songs you heard on the radio. And if you knew four chords, you could pretty much rule the world.” With that bit of knowledge under his belt, he was hooked. “I’d loved acoustic music – specifically the blues – ever since I first heard Lightnin’ Hopkins’ Blues In My Bottle album. I couldn’t believe the sound Hopkins got. At first I thought it was two guys playing guitar. My style, to a degree, came out of trying to imitate that sound I heard.”

    Read More »
  • $5

    USM Student Combo Night


    This show will include performances by USM School of Music instrumental and vocal jazz combos.  The groups performing at this memorable show are under the direction of USM jazz faculty members.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra feat. Grammy Winner Jeff Coffin


    This show is proudly sponsored by Coffee By Design. JEFF COFFIN is a globally recognized saxophonist, composer, educator, and is a member of the legendary U.S. rock group, Dave Matthews Band. You may also know him from his 14 years, and 3 Grammy Awards, with the genre-defying Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. Jeff fronts his own numerous groups when not touring with DMB and has released 15+ solo CD's on Ear Up Records.

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  • $25

    Kaki King


    Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist Kaki King has released 9 albums over the past 14 years. She has performed on every continent over the course of multiple world tours, and has presented her work in a variety of prestigious arts centers, including the Kennedy Center, MoMA, LACMA and The Met. Kaki has created music for numerous film and TV soundtracks, including “August Rush” and Sean Penn's “Into the Wild”, for which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score.

    Read More »
  • $20

    Lucy Kaplansky


    Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer... full of enchanting songs” (New York Times).

    Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe. Lucy’s iconic voice has been featured in film and on television, including commercials like Chevrolet’s iconic “Heartbeat of America” jingle.

    Read More »
  • $10

    Tumbledown EP Release


    Tumbledown is a trio based in Portland, Maine with an interest in electronic music and longstanding roots in the rock, soul, and blues traditions. Their style combines familiar, organic guitar and vocal sounds with synthesized, danceable beats and sampling techniques to create a singular listening experience for the audience. At its One Longfellow Square debut on November 29th, Tumbledown will celebrate one year of playing together as a trio as well as the release of its first EP.

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  • $20

    Peter Gallway & The Real Band CD Release Celebration With Special Guest Tom Dean


    With his return to Maine, the resurgence of The Real Band has been unstoppable, including wonderful receptions at St. Lawrence Arts and One Longfellow Square in Portland, The Frontier Theater in Brunswick, Slates in Hallowell, and the 207 Show on WCSH television. The Real Band is Peter Gallway on vocals and guitar, Mark Wainer (The Buffaloes, Berklee School of Music) on lead guitar and Andre Re (Jackson Browne, Garland Jeffries) on vocals and percussion.

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  • $40

    An Evening with Tom Rush


    Please Note: Member benefits are only applicable to this show during the pre-sale period, which ends 7/16 at 10am. Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration…a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues.

    Read More »
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