A Live Tribute to The Highwaymen to Benefit One Longfellow Square

Celebrate and support OLS with a party, featuring a tribute to The Highwaymen! Note: party, standing style layout.

  • The perfect ending point for First Friday Art Walk
  • 100% of funds raised will go straight to OLS, to help us bring music to the community
  • We've partnered with Green Ark Animal Rescue to do a food/supply drive (the drop off will be outside so even those passing by can contribute! Find their wish list here.)
  • Commemorative koozie for all attendees
  • Beer special from Lone Pine Brewing (100% of proceeds go to OLS)
  • Drink special from Maine Craft Distilling (100% of proceeds go to OLS)
  • Official opening of our newly renovated bar, as part of our new partnership with Maine Craft Distilling
  • Raffling off 3 prize baskets, each valued at over $200: filled with gift cards for OLS, local restaurants, CDs, beer from Lone Pine
  • 5 copies of our Limited Edition Poster, printed on stretched canvas and signed by all participating artists will be for sale
  • Mix & mingle with the participating artists

The Highwaymen, the "Mount Rushmore of Country Music," were a country supergroup almost too grand to be believable. Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson—any one of these names could make a true country fan swoon, and seeing all of them on stage at once was a truly powerful experience.

The Highwaymen wasn't just a grouping of musicians put together by a record label to sell albums, as John Carter Cash, the son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, said: "Individually, these gentlemen had their own style, their own thoughts, their own feelings, their own emotion. But they came together as friends, and that's the unifying power of the Highwaymen."

With the release of a fantastic box set that honored the band near a one year anniversary, One Longfellow Square felt it was a good excuse to throw our own celebration of this beloved group of musicians: for one night only, join us for a musical hootenanny that will be as much a party as a performance. Travis James Humphrey, who played for the OLS Benefit celebrating Patty Griffin and John Cline, will lead the evening acting as MC and house band with his bandmates. Talented musicians from all around Maine will be joining them on stage to bring the music of the Highwaymen to life, including:

Emilia Dahlin
Cumberland Crossing
Neil Collins
Kate Beever
Jeff Beam
Kristel Hayes

There will be raffle prizes, drink specials at the bar, limited edition prints available, and most importantly a chance to mingle with the artists and fellow fans to commemorate the comradery that made The Highwaymen such a special group. In addition, OLS will be running a pet food drive to support The Green Ark, an eco-friendly rescue group dedicated to saving animals from euthanasia in high-kill shelters and providing them with a good life.

About Travis James Humphrey:

Travis James Humphrey was born in northern Maine. He learned his trade from his father, Tim Humphrey, who taught him the rougher and finer points of being a working musician. After high school, Travis served with the United States Air Force as a Bandsman for 8 years. He returned home to Maine in 2003.

Travis has opened shows for B.B. King, Ricky Skaggs, Roy Clark, Bill Chinnock, The Don Campbell Band, Ayla Brown, Nora Jane Struthers, Steve Azar, Frankie Ballard, Jason Aldean, Michael Peterson, Andy Griggs, Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits), Entrain, Johnny Hiland, Murali Coryell, and Blackberry Smoke, both as a solo performer and as a backing guitarist for other feature performers.

Travis has released four studio albums as a civilian: "YellowCat Blues" (2002), "Cowgirl Romance" (2006), "Dirty Beautiful World" (2010), and "The Roadhouse Gospel Hour" (2014). Playing with Travis will be Thomas Ambrose on bass, Justin Maxwell on keys, guitar & vocals, and Per Hanson on drums.

About The Green Ark pet food drive:

Here's a list of what they're looking for:

  • healthy dog food & treats (Tractor Supply Co 4 Health is their favorite)
  • puppy pads
  • leashes
  • collars
  • Natural peanut butter (excellent treat or pill pocket)
  • Please AVOID: anything with dyes in the food (nothing with "green peas" or "orange carrots")
If you're interested in how these donations help, you can find out more on their website, or take a look at their Amazon wishlist to see what else The Green Ark is looking for.

7pm doors – 8pm show | tickets $10+, sliding scale to benefit OLS

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