Featured Shows

  • $5

    SOLD OUT: The Portland Jazz Orchestra - Holiday Show with special guests The Biddeford High School Jazz Ensemble

    Performing regularly at One Longfellow Square since 2006, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. This month it’s time again for the PJO Holiday Show!  This performance will feature vocal and instrumental tunes including movements from Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite, Winter Wonderland, Sleigh Ride, The Man with the Bag, The Christmas Song, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, I’ll Be Home for Christmas and The Little Drummer Boy, to name a few.  This show is great for jazz lovers of all ages, come join the PJO for a swingin’ fun holiday show!

  • $8

    Johnny Fountain Grand Adventure Listening Party

    Celebrate the life and music of Johnny Fountain at One Longfellow Square on Saturday, December 22nd with the release of his posthumous album, The Grand Adventure. Johnny was a prolific Portland musician, who continued to perform around town even after his diagnosis of Stage IV colon cancer. Following his death in December of 2015, his friends and family united to finish the recordings he left behind, starting with 12 demos of original songs by Johnny. Produced by Dominic Lavoie (The Lucid, ShaShaSha) and Dan Boyden (Model Airplane, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds), the album features a cast of nearly two dozen musicians - including contributions from Lady Lamb, Jacob Augustine, Colin Winsor, and many more. At the center of it all is Johnny's voice, guitar, and zeal for adventure.

  • $35

    OLS & State Theatre Present: Stephen Kellogg w/ Taylor Carson

    Over the last decade, New England native Stephen Kellogg has performed more than 1500 concerts around the world, raised thousands of dollars for causes close to his heart, been named Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, and penned singles for artists like platinum selling rock band O.A.R and American Idol winner Nick Fradiani. Stephen’s most recent writing work with legendary guitarist Robert Randolph, led to a 2017 Grammy nomination for "Best Contemporary Blues Record." He's also had his songs covered by international major label acts and released ten studio albums of his own yielding hundreds of thousands of ticket and record sales.

  • $25

    Ellis Paul w/ Laurie MacAllister

    Some artists document their lives through their music. Others chronicle their times. It’s a rare artist who can do both, telling their own story through songs that also encapsulate the essence of people and places who have helped define their era overall. Woody Guthrie comes to mind, and so does Bob Dylan. Bruce Springsteen certainly as well. Yet few others, for whatever genius they may possess, can relate their own history to the history experienced by those who find that common bond, be it in a coming of age, living through the same realities or sharing similar experiences.

  • $20

    Primo Cubano: A New Year's Eve Dance Party

    PLEASE NOTE: There will be an open dance floor with a limited amount of tables and chairs. There will be seating in the balcony as well. One Longfellow Square is welcoming Primo Cubano back to start the new year right with an evening of music and dancing, with an open floor and plenty of energy on stage. We'll cap the evening off with a champagne toast at midnight, so join us to welcome 2019 with a bang!

  • $15

    Miss Tess & The Talkbacks

    Miss Tess got her musical start at home in Maryland, her childhood nights ending in music. Her parents would sing her to sleep with the gentle, tender sounds of American folk songs, occasionally interrupted by their 30s swing band rehearsing in the basement. Tess studied piano as a child, and continued on as a teenager to take up the guitar and singing, and eventually began her own studies in early jazz and blues.


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Coming Up

  • $5

    SOLD OUT: The Portland Jazz Orchestra - Holiday Show with special guests The Biddeford High School Jazz Ensemble


    Performing regularly at One Longfellow Square since 2006, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. This month it’s time again for the PJO Holiday Show!  This performance will feature vocal and instrumental tunes including movements from Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite, Winter Wonderland, Sleigh Ride, The Man with the Bag, The Christmas Song, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, I’ll Be Home for Christmas and The Little Drummer Boy, to name a few.  This show is great for jazz lovers of all ages, come join the PJO for a swingin’ fun holiday show!

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  • $12

    Inanna, Sisters In Rhythm - Winter Solstice CD Release Celebration


    Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, is an all-women’s percussion and vocal ensemble dedicated to cultural diversity, education, and healing through the universal language of music.  Blending western vocal harmonies with the polyrhythms of West Africa, the Middle East, and Brazil, they create a multicultural fusion beyond tradition.  Together for 26 years, the band has recorded six full-length albums; been invited to schools to teach drumming and culture to youth; and performed extensively. 

    Read More »
  • $8

    Johnny Fountain Grand Adventure Listening Party


    Celebrate the life and music of Johnny Fountain at One Longfellow Square on Saturday, December 22nd with the release of his posthumous album, The Grand Adventure. Johnny was a prolific Portland musician, who continued to perform around town even after his diagnosis of Stage IV colon cancer. Following his death in December of 2015, his friends and family united to finish the recordings he left behind, starting with 12 demos of original songs by Johnny. Produced by Dominic Lavoie (The Lucid, ShaShaSha) and Dan Boyden (Model Airplane, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds), the album features a cast of nearly two dozen musicians - including contributions from Lady Lamb, Jacob Augustine, Colin Winsor, and many more. At the center of it all is Johnny's voice, guitar, and zeal for adventure.

    Read More »
  • $35

    OLS & State Theatre Present: Stephen Kellogg w/ Taylor Carson


    Over the last decade, New England native Stephen Kellogg has performed more than 1500 concerts around the world, raised thousands of dollars for causes close to his heart, been named Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, and penned singles for artists like platinum selling rock band O.A.R and American Idol winner Nick Fradiani. Stephen’s most recent writing work with legendary guitarist Robert Randolph, led to a 2017 Grammy nomination for "Best Contemporary Blues Record." He's also had his songs covered by international major label acts and released ten studio albums of his own yielding hundreds of thousands of ticket and record sales.

    Read More »
  • $15

    Arc Iris with Armies


    This fall, Arc Iris releases Icon of Ego, its third groundbreaking album, as a trio that packs the heft of a far bigger band with fully realized sonic and visual intensity. Overcoming rebuffs and rejections, Arc Iris has become an unstoppable force out of necessity. On Icon of Ego, they deliver heavily and ask nothing in return.

    Read More »
  • $25

    Ellis Paul w/ Laurie MacAllister


    Some artists document their lives through their music. Others chronicle their times. It’s a rare artist who can do both, telling their own story through songs that also encapsulate the essence of people and places who have helped define their era overall. Woody Guthrie comes to mind, and so does Bob Dylan. Bruce Springsteen certainly as well. Yet few others, for whatever genius they may possess, can relate their own history to the history experienced by those who find that common bond, be it in a coming of age, living through the same realities or sharing similar experiences.

    Read More »
  • $20

    Primo Cubano: A New Year's Eve Dance Party


    PLEASE NOTE: There will be an open dance floor with a limited amount of tables and chairs. There will be seating in the balcony as well. One Longfellow Square is welcoming Primo Cubano back to start the new year right with an evening of music and dancing, with an open floor and plenty of energy on stage. We'll cap the evening off with a champagne toast at midnight, so join us to welcome 2019 with a bang!

    Read More »
  • $15

    Miss Tess & The Talkbacks


    Miss Tess got her musical start at home in Maryland, her childhood nights ending in music. Her parents would sing her to sleep with the gentle, tender sounds of American folk songs, occasionally interrupted by their 30s swing band rehearsing in the basement. Tess studied piano as a child, and continued on as a teenager to take up the guitar and singing, and eventually began her own studies in early jazz and blues.

    Read More »
  • $12

    Capitol


    The band Capitol — consisting of Cape Elizabeth college students -- reunites for the winter break.

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  • $10

    M.E.S.H. Presents: The Rocky Horror Picture Show | 8pm


    This is for the 8pm show, for tickets to the 11pm show click here. GREAT SCOTT! The Maine Educationalists on Sexual Harmony are proud to present the 5th Annual event screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at One Longfellow Square! Hosted by Portland’s own Consensual Daydreamers, this Rather Special Night includes a live shadowcast of the film, all of your favorite call lines and traditions, and integrated entertainment surrounding consent, identity and body positivity!

    Read More »
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