Events

  • $20

    WCLZ Presents: Roscoe & Etta (Maia Sharp and Anna Schulze)


    Roscoe & Etta’s self-titled debut release was met with critical acclaim and a Top Ten spot at Triple A Radio with their first single “Broken Headlights.”

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  • $12

    Sarah Potenza


    “I work for me,” Sarah Potenza declares at the beginning of Road to Rome, kicking off her second solo album — a record of self-empowered R&B, swaggering soul, and contemporary blues — with her own declaration of independence.

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  • $0

    *Private Event*


    One Longfellow Square will be hosting a private event for this date. Want to rent OLS for your own event? Learn more about renting the space here.

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  • $50

    David Bromberg Quintet, Night One


    Please note: Membership benefits are only applicable during the pre-sale of this event ending at 5/16 at 10am, or until allotted discounted tickets sell out. For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the blues. His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. In producing John Hartford’s hugely influential Aereo-Plain LP, Bromberg even co-invented a genre: Newgrass.

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  • $50

    David Bromberg Quintet, Night Two


    Please note: Membership benefits are only applicable during the pre-sale of this event ending at 5/16 at 10am, or until allotted discounted tickets sell out. For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the blues. His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. In producing John Hartford’s hugely influential Aereo-Plain LP, Bromberg even co-invented a genre: Newgrass.

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  • $15

    SHEL w/ Pretty Sad


    The billowing curtains of sound on Just Crazy Enough, the second full length album from virtuoso indie-folk band SHEL, will be both familiar and far-out to fans of the exciting sister quartet. The classically inspired mandolin, violin and piano are there, along with the band’s glowing vocal harmonies. But we also hear dense, ethereal textures that hover between the digital and the analog. Grooves are deeper, emboldened with electronic ambience and beat-boxing.

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  • $15

    Abbie Gardner


    Abbie Gardner is a fiery dobro player with an infectious smile. Whether performing solo or with Americana darlings Red Molly, her acclaimed tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, are propelled by her impeccable slide guitar chops. Her live show is truly unique - as both an award winning songwriter and interpreter of folk styles, a captivating vocalist, and a world class dobro player, she has an unmistakable sound all her own. Her latest CD, "Wishes on a Neon Sign" features twelve original songs including a co-write with Chris Stapleton. She channels Lucinda and Bonnie, but remains pure Abbie.

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  • $12

    Oshima Brothers


    Oshima Brothers' magnetic sibling sound and contagious joy result from a lifetime of making music together. Raised in a musical family in rural Maine, the brothers have honed a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop. On stage, Sean and Jamie create a surprisingly full sound with dynamic vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, octave bass, loops, and percussion. Their debut album, "Oshima Brothers," released in 2016, is a collection of 11 original songs written by Sean, and arranged and recorded by Jamie. The brothers live in Maine but are often on the road performing, producing music videos, and dancing.

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  • $15

    Maine Voices Live with Lincoln Peirce


    Please Note: This is a rental event and One Longfellow Square is not selling tickets for it. Purchase tickets here. Lincoln Peirce is best known as the creator of the successful Big Nate comic strip, which appears in 200 newspapers in the US and online, and the Big Nate novels. He previously worked as a storywriter for animations that appear on Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon. Lincoln grew up in Durham, NH and was educated at Colby College and Brooklyn College. He went on to teach art at a New York City High School. A fan and collector of classic country music, Lincoln also hosts a radio show called South by Southwest, dedicated to honky tonk and western swing, every Monday morning on WMPG.

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  • $30

    Ana Popovic w/ Aubrey Haddard


    The award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger and singer Ana Popovic is back on the road promoting her new album ‘Like It On Top’, that focuses on empowered, successful, inspiring female role models.

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  • $14

    Sam Baker w/ Lisa Bastoni


    Sam Baker makes people happy. The characters in his songs face many challenges—alcoholism, car wrecks, racism, drug addiction, a mother’s abandonment—but they persevere. Much like Sam himself.

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  • $0

    OLS Yard Sale


    The OLS yard sale returns! Keep an eye out for the address as the time approaches, and read more below if you'd like to donate anything to the yard sale. The OLS Yard Sale is Saturday, September 14 from 7 am-5 pm and Sunday, September 15 from 7 am-Noon in North Yarmouth. All money raised benefits OLS - Portland's Listening Room.

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  • $12

    Andy Cohen & Frank Fotusky


    ANDY COHEN IS A VIRTUOSO FINGER-STYLE GUITARIST WHO HAS been described as “a walking, talking folk-blues-roots music encyclopedia.” He grew up in a home with a piano and lots of Dixieland Jazz records. During the Sixties Folk Revival, he got hooked on the music of Big Bill Broonzy and the Jim Kweskin Jug Band. When Andy was 16, he heard South Carolina’s Rev. Gary Davis perform and the effect on him was profound. He has devoted his life to studying, performing, and promoting traditional blues and folk music of the pre World War II era.

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  • $0

    OLS Yard Sale


    The OLS yard sale returns! Keep an eye out for the address as the time approaches, and read more below if you'd like to donate anything to the yard sale. The OLS Yard Sale is Saturday, September 14 from 7 am-5 pm and Sunday, September 15 from 7 am-Noon in North Yarmouth. All money raised benefits OLS - Portland's Listening Room.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra - September


    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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  • $35

    Jonathan Edwards


    Please Note: Member benefits are only applicable to this show during the pre-sale period, which ended 6/28 at 10am. Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age.

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  • $20

    Väsen


    MUSIC HELPS! This performance will feature Intercultural Community Center as part of OLS's Music Helps! program. Three musicians with a singular sound, a playful yet accomplished interplay that seems to defy the laws of physics, an intensity with a great sense of humor, and modernity rooted in tradition. Väsen, a Swedish acoustic trio, now in its 27th year of touring together.

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  • $20

    Popa Chubby


    Twenty five years of hard rocking blues Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to 1994, he has been a force of to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful playing has never been more powerful.

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  • $12

    Chris Ross and the North with These Wild Plains


    “I am a dangerous man / Born clutching to a dollar…” …The words that open the new Chris Ross + The North record ‘Over Lonesome’ drip with whiskey and cigarettes, followed by a clamor of guitars evoking a band of outlaws on the run. Ross spent the better part of a decade tucked away on the coast of Maine developing his voice as a writer.

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  • $30

    Richard Shindell w/ Tom DiMenna


    Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York's Hudson Valley, Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. From his first record, Sparrow's Point (1992) to his current release, Careless (September 2016), Shindell has explored the possibilities offered by this most elastic and variable of cultural confections: the song.

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  • $15

    Garnet Rogers


    Born in Hamilton, Ontario to parents of Nova Scotian descent, Garnet Rogers spent many hours in front of the old floor model radio listening to Grand Ol' Opry broadcasts and harmonizing with his brother, the late folk legend Stan Rogers. Two years later, Garnet was playing the definitive 8-year- old's version of "Desolation Row" on his ukulele. He soon abandoned that instrument to teach the flute, violin and guitar.

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  • $12

    OLS & State Theatre Present: Dwight and Nicole


    Dwight and Nicole are a blues-rock trio hailing from Burlington, Vermont. This is a dynamic band. The sum being greater than its parts; seasoned players, stunning vocals, poignant songs that speak to our times: check out their new single “Wait” - Melissa Etheridge was recently quoted saying “The first time I heard “Wait” I thought... wow, I wish I had written that song”- All signs point to an exciting new era for Dwight & Nicole, who have taken a leap from ‘best kept secret’ to ‘band to watch’. Their music can be found on all popular streaming services, Spotify and Apple Music.

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  • $15

    Ward Hayden & The Outliers w/ GA-20


    A fresh start... We have held on to the name Girls Guns & Glory for probably too long. Things have changed in the 12 years since naming the band and believe me, no one wants to change the name of a band they’ve spent 12 years building.

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  • $40

    John Scofield Solo Guitar


    Please note that member benefits are only applicable during the presale period for a limited number of tickets. John Scofield’s guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70’s  and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B.

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  • $20

    Mike Block Trio feat. Joe K. Walsh and Zachariah Hickman


    Mike Block is a pioneering cello player, singer, composer, and educator, hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the "ideal musician of the 21st-Century." Passionate about cross-cultural collaboration through music, Mike is committed to inspiring individuals and connecting communities. At home in a wide range of musical styles, through a multi-genre approach to composition, performance and education, he seeks to inspire audiences and empower musicians to find joy in the full world of music.

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  • $12

    Malandrino: Underworld Music from Southern Italy and Sicily


    “Ndrangheta, camurra e mafia/ leggi d’onori, leggi d’omertà/Ndhrangheta, Camurra, e Mafia/ pi cu sgarra nudda pietà/“ “The Ndhrangheta, the Camurra, and the Mafia/ laws of honor and laws of silence/ The Ndrangheta, the Camurra, and the Mafia/ for the one who transgresses, there will be no mercy.” The poverty, isolation, and exploitation of Southern Italy and Sicily gave birth to secret societies that governed the regions with age old traditional feudal codes of honor, loyalty and revenge.

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  • $15

    Scott Kirby


    Singer, songwriter, guitarist, storyteller, sailor and road warrior are all words that aptly describe Scott Kirby. Writing songs for a new CD, performing 150 live shows a year throughout the US and Canada, and holding down the stage at his own club—Key West’s Smokin’ Tuna Saloon—keep the barnacles off this modern-day troubadour.

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  • $25

    Cheryl Wheeler


    It has always seemed as if there were two Cheryl Wheelers, with fans of the New England songwriter relishing watching the two tussle for control of the mic. There is poet-Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring and intelligent ballads on the modern folk scene. And there is her evil twin, comic-Cheryl, a militant trend defier and savagely funny social critic. The result is a delightful contrast between poet and comic.

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  • $0

    Jillian Bolanz's True You Live


    Please Note: This is a rental event and One Longfellow Square is not selling tickets for it. Purchase tickets here. True You Live is a two-day interactive and inspirational EVENT – October 19 + 20, right here in Portland, Maine

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  • $14

    Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards


    Laura Cortese wears many hats: fiddler, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader. But above all, she is an instigator of creativity and a builder of community wherever she goes. After wending her way from California to Boston, founding a music camp and a festival, and playing and singing with scores of artists, she assembled the Dance Cards: a quartet of singing string players. Their original music is based in the lyrical rituals of folk while exploring new territories of rhythm and sonics.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra - October


    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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  • $10

    Ghoul of Rock – MAMM's Halloween Show


    Forget "School or Rock"...this year the Maine Academy of Modern Music is mixing things up with GHOUL OF ROCK!

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  • $0

    *Private Event*


    One Longfellow Square will be hosting a private event for this date. Want to rent OLS for your own event? Learn more about renting the space here.

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  • $35

    The Bad Plus - Member Pre-sale


    Since its outset, iconic trio The Bad Plus has dared to be different, challenging all preconceived notions of jazz. Through a provocative style of arrangements and compositions they call ‘avant-garde populism’, their unique blend of influences, ranging from experimental jazz, indie rock, pop, and classical music has earned this ‘audacious, rule-breaking jazz trio’ (Billboard) a reputation as one of the most universally well-respected bands in jazz today. The intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync.

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  • $15

    Portland Plays Neil OLS Celebrates The Music of Neil Young


    On Halloween 2019, come hear Jeff Beam & Friends perform a large cross-section of Neil Young's vast and cherished catalog of songs - hits and deep cuts alike. The band will perform songs from After The Gold Rush, Harvest, Time Fades Away, On The Beach, and many more.

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  • $15

    Antje Duvekot


    Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as one of Boston's top singer songwriters with "Big Dream Boulevard" her debut studio release and "the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer" and "New Siberia" her follow-up albums. The debut CD was produced by Seamus Egan, founder of the Irish super group, SOLAS and the project was released on songwriter Ellis Paul's label and quickly attracted international attention for Antje. It was voted "#1 Folk Release of 2006" by the Boston Globe and was named to the "Top10 Releases of the Year" by National Public Radio's, Folk Alley. Her follow up albums "the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer" and "New Siberia" were produced by Richard Shindell and along side with Richard feature other "folk royalty" such as John Gorka, Lucy Kaplancky and Mark Erelli.

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  • $20

    Duke Robillard


    Whether it’s a song, a style, an idiom or an image, Duke Robillard will render it with mastery, power, nuance and an unerring grasp of its essence.

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  • $20

    Melissa Ferrick


    Ms. Ferrick is currently a Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University. She’s released seventeen albums over the last twenty-five years and has won numerous awards for songwriting, production, and performance. From 2013 - 2019, Melissa was an Associate Professor of Songwriting at Berklee College of Music. Ms. Ferrick holds an Ed.M from Harvard University.

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  • $30

    Chris Smither


    Born in Miami, during World War II, Chris Smither grew up in New Orleans where he first started playing music as a child. The son of a Tulane University professor, he was taught the rudiments of instrumentation by his uncle on his mother’s ukulele. “Uncle Howard,” Smither says, “showed me that if you knew three chords, you could play a lot of the songs you heard on the radio. And if you knew four chords, you could pretty much rule the world.” With that bit of knowledge under his belt, he was hooked. “I’d loved acoustic music – specifically the blues – ever since I first heard Lightnin’ Hopkins’ Blues In My Bottle album. I couldn’t believe the sound Hopkins got. At first I thought it was two guys playing guitar. My style, to a degree, came out of trying to imitate that sound I heard.”

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  • $5

    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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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra - November


    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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  • $20

    Lucy Kaplansky


    Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer... full of enchanting songs” (New York Times).

    Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe. Lucy’s iconic voice has been featured in film and on television, including commercials like Chevrolet’s iconic “Heartbeat of America” jingle.

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  • $40

    An Evening with Tom Rush


    Please Note: Member benefits are only applicable to this show during the pre-sale period, which ends 7/16 at 10am. Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration…a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues.

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  • $15

    Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival Portland 2019


    It’s back and bigger than ever! You can now catch the 10th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival at One Longfellow Square.  The festival sold out quickly last year, so grab tickets soon!

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra - December


    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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  • $45

    Livingston Taylor


    Please Note: Member benefits are only applicable to this show during the pre-sale period, which ends 8/7 at 10am. Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, which began a 50-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting, and teaching. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate, and Hugh. Livingston recorded his first record at the age of 18 and has continued to create well crafted, introspective, and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide.

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  • $20

    Winter Solstice Mini-Fest Featuring Matt Flinner & Low Lily


    Multi-award-winning bluegrass mandolinist Matt Flinner teams up with American Roots band Low Lily to mark the Winter Solstice! This high energy show will feature instrumentals alongside impeccably arranged songs to celebrate the season. Between them, the musicians play mandolins, guitars, fiddle, banjo, double bass, and sing in three and four part vocal harmonies.

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  • $25

    Ellis Paul


    A troubadour, a singer/songwriter, a folky, and a storyteller -- all are fair labels for this artist, but they do not quite suffice. However, the tattoo of Woody Guthrie worn proudly on his arm is a good starting place from which to grasp Ellis Paul, for it is from the Woody Guthrie tradition that he hails, and Maine as well. Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and James Taylor are also listed among his influences, and their spirits seem to occasionally grace his work. With an acoustic guitar in hand, he weaves intimate, provocative, and romantic tales of lives that were obviously witnessed by a most-talented voyeur.

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  • $30

    The THE BAND Band – Tribute To The Band


    If you like the music of The Band, you'll love The THE BAND Band, the only nationally touring band dedicated exclusively to the accurate reproduction of The Band's music, bringing it to life with authentic, true-to-form renditions of their extraordinary repertoire. From hit songs like "The Weight," "Up On Cripple Creek," and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and deep cuts from their classic albums, to the historic collaborations with Bob Dylan, The THE BAND Band delivers with the passion and commitment for which The Band was renowned.

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  • $30

    John Gorka


    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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