Featured Shows

  • $20

    RESCHEDULED to 10/11: Tinsley Ellis

    Please note that this show has been rescheduled for October 11th: all tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.  "Incendiary...Scalding guitar and banshee solos. Ellis mixes soul and fire." –Premier Guitar "Rugged, burning and riveting...Tinsley Ellis is a powerful and commanding presence, both on guitar and as a gruff, full-throated vocalist. He’s the hardest-working man in blues-rock...It’s impossible to not enjoy the ride." –Blues Music Magazine Ever since he first hit the road 40 years ago, blues-rock guitar virtuoso, soulful vocalist and prolific songwriter Tinsley Ellis has grown his worldwide audience one scorching performance at a time.

  • $20

    RESCHEDULED to 10/11: Tinsley Ellis

    Please note that this show has been rescheduled for October 11th: all tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.  "Incendiary...Scalding guitar and banshee solos. Ellis mixes soul and fire." –Premier Guitar "Rugged, burning and riveting...Tinsley Ellis is a powerful and commanding presence, both on guitar and as a gruff, full-throated vocalist. He’s the hardest-working man in blues-rock...It’s impossible to not enjoy the ride." –Blues Music Magazine Ever since he first hit the road 40 years ago, blues-rock guitar virtuoso, soulful vocalist and prolific songwriter Tinsley Ellis has grown his worldwide audience one scorching performance at a time.

  • $35

    RESCHEDULED: Roomful of Blues

    Please note that this show has been rescheduled, new date TBA: all tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.  Even though Roomful of Blues’ lineup has changed over the years, the band has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. In 2010, singer Phil Pemberton took over the vocal duties, bringing his sweet and soulful vocals and adding another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump-blues musical roots.

  • $16

    OLS & State Theatre Present: Horse Feathers

    Horse Feathers feels like a secret you don’t really want to share.  Over twelve years and five albums, a passionate fan base has experienced this band as a precious commodity that they want to keep close to their hearts.  One reason for this can be found in lead singer Justin Ringle’s distinctive voice, at once vulnerable and piercing, and in the quality of the music: gorgeous, lush string arrangements surrounding stark, visceral lyrics whose bite makes a piquant juxtaposition to the surrounding beauty.

  • $16

    RESCHEDULED TO 8/5: OLS, State Theatre & WCLZ Present: John Craigie w/ Honeysuckle

    Please note that this show has been rescheduled to August 5th: all tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date. Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters, while blazing a trail of his own.

  • $40

    RESCHEDULED: Peter Yarrow

    Please note that this show has been rescheduled for September 20th: all tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.  Of Peter Paul & Mary “We’re part of a long train ride,” is the way Peter Yarrow visualizes the many events that have highlighted a career spanning more than four decades. With characteristic care, Yarrow places the success he’s had within a greater context, seeing his accomplishments as part of a tradition, to be credited and carried on. “When I was in high school,” he recalls, “I heard The Weavers’ concert at Carnegie Hall where they sang songs such as ‘If I Had a Hammer,’ and ‘Wasn’t That a Time.’ It was inspiring, and it showed me the extraordinary effect that music of conscience can have.” That lesson launched Peter on a lifelong path that is now, perhaps, in its most vital phase.


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  • $20

    RESCHEDULED to 10/11: Tinsley Ellis


    Please note that this show has been rescheduled for October 11th: all tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.  "Incendiary...Scalding guitar and banshee solos. Ellis mixes soul and fire." –Premier Guitar "Rugged, burning and riveting...Tinsley Ellis is a powerful and commanding presence, both on guitar and as a gruff, full-throated vocalist. He’s the hardest-working man in blues-rock...It’s impossible to not enjoy the ride." –Blues Music Magazine Ever since he first hit the road 40 years ago, blues-rock guitar virtuoso, soulful vocalist and prolific songwriter Tinsley Ellis has grown his worldwide audience one scorching performance at a time.

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  • $35

    RESCHEDULED: Roomful of Blues


    Please note that this show has been rescheduled, new date TBA: all tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.  Even though Roomful of Blues’ lineup has changed over the years, the band has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. In 2010, singer Phil Pemberton took over the vocal duties, bringing his sweet and soulful vocals and adding another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump-blues musical roots.

    Read More »
  • $10

    CANCELLED: LOLS: An Evening of Local Comedy feat. Sam Pelletier, Dawn Hartill and More


    Join OLS for an evening of laughs with local comics, hosted by Jim and Nikki Martin, with Sam Pelletier, Dawn Hartill, Jake Jacobson and Tim Duffy.

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  • $25

    RESCHEDULED: Pierre Bensusan


    Please note that this show has been rescheduled, new date TBA: all tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.  "The way the guitar would want to sound if it played itself." Acoustic guitar virtuoso and vocalist Pierre Bensusan has taken his unique sound to all corners of the globe. Winner of the Independent Music Award in the Live Performance Album category for his triple live album "Encore", voted Best World Music guitarist by Guitar Player Magazine reader’s Poll, Pierre is recognized as one of the greatest guitar players of the 21st century.

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  • $5

    CANCELLED: The Portland Jazz Orchestra with special guests Falmouth and South Portland High School Jazz Ensembles


    This show is proudly sponsored by Coffee By Design. Performing regularly at One Longfellow Square since 2006, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 19-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of instrumental and vocal big band literature.

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  • $30

    RESCHEDULED: John Gorka


    Please note that this show has been rescheduled, new date TBA: all tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.  Please Note: Member discounts were only available during the presale period, which ended on 10/15 at 10am. From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. Though small, Godfrey Daniels was and is one of the oldest and most venerable music institutions and has long been a hangout for music lovers and aspiring musicians. In the late 1970’s, John was was one of these aspiring musicians.

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  • $20

    RESCHEDULED: Maine Voices Live with Lois Lowry


    This event has been postponed, the new date is TBA. Please Note: This is a rental event and One Longfellow Square is not selling tickets for it. Purchase tickets here. Lois Lowry’s debut novel, “A Summer to Die,” and the following, “Anastasia Krupnik,” established her as a young-adult author who could relate to both the monumental and everyday struggles of youth. She twice has received the Newbery Medal, given each year for the most distinguished piece of fiction published for young people. “Number the Stars,” set in Copenhagen during World War II, remains one of the best-selling children's books of all time, and “The Giver,” a dystopian science-fiction story, is a staple of middle-school reading lists. In April 2020, she will release “On the Horizon,” her 46th book and her first written in verse. Drawn from her childhood memories in Japan and Hawaii, along with research, it tells the story of soldiers and civilians whose lives were lost or uprooted by the bombings of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. Lowry also has worked as a photojournalist, and her portrait of a Danish girl is on the cover of many editions of “Number the Stars.” A mother and grandmother, she has lived all over the world but now divides her time between Maine and Florida. Lowry will be interviewed by Portland Press Herald reporter Ray Routhier. 6:30pm doors – 7pm show | $20 public – $10 Press Herald Subscriber Purchase Tickets HERE

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  • $5

    CANCELLED: 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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  • $16

    OLS & State Theatre Present: Horse Feathers


    Horse Feathers feels like a secret you don’t really want to share.  Over twelve years and five albums, a passionate fan base has experienced this band as a precious commodity that they want to keep close to their hearts.  One reason for this can be found in lead singer Justin Ringle’s distinctive voice, at once vulnerable and piercing, and in the quality of the music: gorgeous, lush string arrangements surrounding stark, visceral lyrics whose bite makes a piquant juxtaposition to the surrounding beauty.

    Read More »
  • $16

    RESCHEDULED TO 8/5: OLS, State Theatre & WCLZ Present: John Craigie w/ Honeysuckle


    Please note that this show has been rescheduled to August 5th: all tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date. Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters, while blazing a trail of his own.

    Read More »
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