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  • $5

    OLS & Creative Trails Present: Monique Barret w/ Smashing Kay (CD Release) & The Furry Ambers


    Creative Trails is pairing together local musicians with their Listen Up! Program musicians in an afternoon concert. 

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  • $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.

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  • $18

    OLS & State Theatre Present: Eilen Jewell w/ Miss Tess & The Talkbacks at Port City Music Hall


    This show is a co-present with State Theatre, held at Port City Music Hall. Tickets can be purchased from the State Theatre website here. Crafting a unique style that mixes poetic ballads with swinging rockers, Eilen Jewell ranks among the best in the Americana genre today. As the reigning Queen of the Minor Key, Jewell leads a tight quartet who blend influences of surf-noir, early blues, rockabilly, and 1960s era rock and roll. 

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  • $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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  • $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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  • $12

    Shango Afrobeat Orchestra


    Shango, the 20+ member Afro-beat Orchestra dedicated to playing the music of Fela Kuti, Tony Allen and the music they have inspired, was founded by percussionist, keyboardist, dancer, composer and arranger Jonny Peiffer in the summer of 2013. The band has been steadily offering raucous infectious dance parties and ever since and packing venues like The Dance Hall Kittery, The Press Room Portsmouth, and Fury's Publick House Dover, among other venues throughout the Seacoast.

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  • $15

    OLS & NECA present: Old Man Luedecke – Album Release Tour


    Old Man Luedecke isn't afraid to put his neck on the line. His latest album, Tender Is The Night, goes beyond his beloved solo, banjo-driven folk tunes. Driving a Nashville band from beginning to end with his recognizable voice, this is an artist honing his cunning lyrical flair – tenderly pushing the boundaries of his storytelling with his unique mix of folk, bluegrass and pop hooks.

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  • $15

    Pugwash


    Thomas was born in his parents house in Drimnagh in 1969. "Lazy bugger even then I was, not wanting to go to the hospital to be born". As men landed on the moon and the sixties were officially coming to a grand musical close at Woodstock, Thomas set about listening to all the classic pop music that was streaming forth literally every week from his parents TV, radio and stereo. "My brothers started to bring Al Stewart, Mike Oldfield, Queen and E.L.O records into the house along with Roy Wood, Slade and Gilbert O'Sullivan ones that my Mam and Dad already had there.....you can see why I'm steeped in a love of great pop!"

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: September


    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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  • $25

    Chris Smither


    A profound songwriter, Chris Smither draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets, and philosophers. Reviewers continue to praise his dazzling guitar work, gravelly voice and songwriting. “Smither is an American original – a product of the musical melting pot and one of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world.”—Associated Press.

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