Featured Shows

  • $15

    Grant Gordy and Ross Martin

    Brooklyn, NY duo Grant Gordy and Ross Martin’s new recording Year of the Dog brings together two of acoustic music’s most forward-thinking virtuoso guitarists, both of whom have deep backgrounds in the American musical vernacular. The album combines originals from each with well-chosen covers from the bluegrass and jazz worlds in which they’ve made their homes. The duo, born of impromptu musical meetings and jams, honors its birth in spontaneity with plenty of seat-of-the-pants soloing as well as some elaborate two-guitar arrangements that recall other great guitar pairings: Eddie Lang and Lonnie Johnson, John Scofield and Bill Frisell, Lennon and Harrison, Rice and Blake, to name a handful.

  • $20

    Duke Robillard

    Here’s a quick quiz: What do Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Jay McShann, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Hammond, the late Jimmy Witherspoon, Dr. John, Maria Muldaur, Roomful of Blues, and the Canadian band The Rockin’ Highliners all have in common? Answer: Duke Robillard. Guitarist. Bandleader. Songwriter. Singer. Producer. Session musician. And a one-man cheering section for the blues, in all its forms and permutations. And every one of those names has shared recording studio space or stage time with a man who is a legend in the blues community.

  • $12

    SOUNDS OF THE CITY with AFRiCAN DUNDADA, AKELA MOON, MYLES BULLEN, TOAST, THE DESPERATE MAN'S BLUES EXPLOSION, and the PORTLAND CULTURE EXCHANGE

    Mark Otim is the celestial visionary known as AFRiCAN DUNDADA. His initials are fitting with his Modus Operandi an intention of bringing more smiles to faces in a world that obviously prefers the corners of their mouth to levitate rather than to have them pulled down by the strings of identifying strictly with worldly form. Sadly, we are inundated with negative reminders. The negativity starts inside our head with expectations rooted in folly combined with illustrious illusions that we are too small to matter; simultaneously thinking we are greater than everything else- a conditioned belief implemented from childhood that we are separate.

  • $15

    Ocean Sol Jazz + Guest Vocalist Shannon O'Connor: The Jazz Musicians Benefit Concert

    This show has been rescheduled from 1/5. All tickets to the original date will be honored.

    This show will feature Dignity For Opiate Users as a chosen non-profit. Learn more about their mission here.

    Ocean Sol Jazz + Special Guest- Shannon O’Connor-vocalist- in association with El Rancho Productions and One Longfellow Square announces; The Winter  Jazz Musicians Benefit concert to help end the Opioid Epidemic in Maine.

  • $30

    Le Vent Du Nord

    The award winning and highly acclaimed band Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement.  The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing it’s hard-driving soulful music (rooted in the Celtic diaspora) with a broad range of global influences.

  • $30

    David Mallett

    The cool breezes of Maine’s northlands have flowed through the songs of David Mallett for more than four decades. In his lengthy career he has recorded 14 albums, had several hundred covers of his songs, and has appeared on numerous broadcasts, including National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion. Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison Krauss, Pete Seeger, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, John Denver and the Muppets. For this show he will be backed by a full band for a rare musical experience not to be missed.


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  • $15

    Grant Gordy and Ross Martin


    Brooklyn, NY duo Grant Gordy and Ross Martin’s new recording Year of the Dog brings together two of acoustic music’s most forward-thinking virtuoso guitarists, both of whom have deep backgrounds in the American musical vernacular. The album combines originals from each with well-chosen covers from the bluegrass and jazz worlds in which they’ve made their homes. The duo, born of impromptu musical meetings and jams, honors its birth in spontaneity with plenty of seat-of-the-pants soloing as well as some elaborate two-guitar arrangements that recall other great guitar pairings: Eddie Lang and Lonnie Johnson, John Scofield and Bill Frisell, Lennon and Harrison, Rice and Blake, to name a handful.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra -with Cape Elizabeth Concert Jazz Ensemble


    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.

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  • $55

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra - 2018 Season Pass


    Get tickets for every PJO show for 2018, at a discounted price! Must be purchased before first show of the year on 1/18. 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.

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  • $20

    Duke Robillard


    Here’s a quick quiz: What do Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Jay McShann, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Hammond, the late Jimmy Witherspoon, Dr. John, Maria Muldaur, Roomful of Blues, and the Canadian band The Rockin’ Highliners all have in common? Answer: Duke Robillard. Guitarist. Bandleader. Songwriter. Singer. Producer. Session musician. And a one-man cheering section for the blues, in all its forms and permutations. And every one of those names has shared recording studio space or stage time with a man who is a legend in the blues community.

    Read More »
  • $12

    Ben Caplan w/ duquette (Solo)


    A charismatic charmer and a smasher of pianos. A madman and an earnest poet. A strummer of delicate chords and a lover of bent and broken melodies. Ben Caplan is not any one thing. As he releases his second album, he's already gained a following in more than a dozen countries from Australia to Europe and across North America. It's no surprise. Caplan is simply unforgettable; with his huge beard and unruly mane, he is as visually striking as he is aurally compelling.

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  • $12

    Rick Charette


    Due to the nature of this show, members free children's passes won't be usable. As a singer and songwriter, Rick Charette has been capturing the hearts and spirits of young and old alike with his delightful and inspiring children's songs. His performances blend original contemporary pop music and lyrics with imaginative activities that generate all kinds of audience participation.

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  • $10

    The Novel Ideas w/ Hayley Sabella


    In the fall of 2012, The Novel Ideas were playing around with a song they’d never performed live. The four friends sat in a room in their house in Brighton, Massachusetts, contemplating the song’s mechanics. They sang together, trying out different harmonies and arrangements until, finally, it clicked. Vocalist Daniel Radin recalls, “When we finally got the four-part harmony down, it was this moment where we realized like ‘oh, this isn’t just an element of our music—it’s a feature.”

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  • $12

    SOUNDS OF THE CITY with AFRiCAN DUNDADA, AKELA MOON, MYLES BULLEN, TOAST, THE DESPERATE MAN'S BLUES EXPLOSION, and the PORTLAND CULTURE EXCHANGE


    Mark Otim is the celestial visionary known as AFRiCAN DUNDADA. His initials are fitting with his Modus Operandi an intention of bringing more smiles to faces in a world that obviously prefers the corners of their mouth to levitate rather than to have them pulled down by the strings of identifying strictly with worldly form. Sadly, we are inundated with negative reminders. The negativity starts inside our head with expectations rooted in folly combined with illustrious illusions that we are too small to matter; simultaneously thinking we are greater than everything else- a conditioned belief implemented from childhood that we are separate.

    Read More »
  • $10

    Katie Matzell EP Release w/ Dominic Lavoie


    Katie Matzell is a singer and songwriter from Portland, Maine, whose music can best be described as soulful, progressive pop/r&b. Her debut EP will be released in early 2018.

    The daughter of a former radio disc jockey, Katie grew up with a library of records in her basement, consuming a wide range of genres as her father's radio career took him to stations that spun golden oldies, classic rock, Top 40 and more. Her major influences include the Beatles, Bonnie Raitt, and Aretha Franklin, to name just a few.

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  • $0

    Portland Food Council Annual Meeting


    One year after their official launch party, the Portland Food Council is bringing Portland's food community back together for their first Annual Meeting. This event is free and everyone who cares about food is welcome to attend.

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