Events

  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: A Tribute to Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald


    This month, PJO will be present a tribute show to the great musical team of Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald! This great music will help swing you into your fall season and traditions. Guest Vocalist, Katie O. will be playing the part of Ella as PJO rises to play the great Basie band book. What a great night of swingin' music and vocals we have in store for you all!

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  • $35

    Jonathan Edwards with Tom Snow and Tim Hill


    Jonathan will be joined on stage by Tom Snow and Tim Hill. 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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  • $15

    MaineVoices Live featuring Cathie Pelletier


    Cathie Pelletier is the author of twelve novels, beginning with The Funeral Makers in 1986, which was inspired by her hometown of Allagash, Maine. Her most recent, A Year After Henry, was published in 2014 and was a finalist for the Maine Fiction Award. Two of her novels, Dancing at the Harvest Moonand Candles on Bay Street, were published under the pseudonym K.C. McKinnon and both became TV films.

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  • $10

    2017 Maine Outdoor Film Festival Awards Show


    The MOFF Awards Show at OLS on 9/28 is the Maine Outdoor Film Festival's red carpet affair, bring out your best 'Mountain Formal' attire and enjoy an all in one cocktail hour, screening and awards show celebrating the outdoors.

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  • $10

    GoldenOak Album Release w/ Appleseed Collective


    From the foothills of Western Maine comes GoldenOak, a folk group whose genre-blending sound has them steadily emerging as a musical force in New England. Conceived in the winter of 2013, their woodsy, modern folk sound weaves together rich four-part harmonies and piercing melodic lines over a unique blend of cello, guitar, trumpet, and cajón. Shifting effortlessly from energetic swing to dreamy ballad, they’re as comforting as a campfire and as heart-shaken as a summer squall.

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  • $30

    Waking Windows Festival


    Tickets On Sale HERE 100+ bands, authors, artists, performers, comedians, thinkers, and so much more across 15 venues.

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  • $22

    Coco Montoya


    Please note that this is a standing room show. There will be limited seating available in the balcony. The old Willie Dixon adage, “blues is truth,” perfectly describes the searing, contemporary blues-rock of world-renowned guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya. Taught by the “Master of the Telecaster,” Albert Collins, but with a hard-edged sound and style all his own, Montoya mixes his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals with memorable songs, delivering the blues’ hardest truths. He earned his status as a master guitarist and soul-powered vocalist through years of paying his dues as a sideman with Collins (first as a drummer) and then with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, before launching his solo career in 1993.

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  • $12

    WMPG 15th Annual Bluegrass Spectacular feat. Tricky Britches, The Intergalactic Yurt Band & The Grassholes


    WMPG is the local source for bluegrass in the broadcast media! Join us for a live celebration of local stars of the Maine Bluegrass scene! One Longfellow Square is the host venue and WMPG’s partner in presenting this annual event.

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  • $10

    S. Mason Gurley presents: A Bridge Across Forever: In Conversation with Stanley


    A Bridge Across Forever: In Conversation with Stanley concerns themes of love, loss and the nature of consciousness in a surprising and unconventional jazz suite by weaving instrumental and vocal melodies with spoken word elements, played via tape cassette, of a sage (considered by some to be a white shaman) recorded a decade ago by the composer.  The apostolic ideas presented are conveyed with wit and abundance, but most importantly, a starkly unvetted authority. Recoded live; two takes.

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  • $12

    Don’t Be Denied: A Tribute to Neil Young’s “Ditch Trilogy”


    A portion of the proceeds will go to Chooper's Foundation and Grace Street Services for support services and awareness for opioid addiction. Neil Young said of the overwhelming success of the single “Heart of Gold” from 1972’s Harvest: “This song put me in the middle of the road. Traveling there soon became a bore, so I headed for the ditch. A rougher ride but I saw more interesting people there.” The music and albums that followed Harvest established Neil as a willfully erratic artist not interested in following a safer formula of past success but rather focused on the purity of personal expression and the raw power of music.

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  • $10

    The Brother Brothers & Oliver The Crow


    The Brother Brothers is the twin brother duo of Adam and David Moss. Brooklyn based fiddler and songster Adam Moss’ musical career can most easily be characterized by the variance of his influence. Adam loves and plays in the Klezmer, Bluegrass, Old-time and swing traditions which lends itself to a very unique and innovative style in performance setting. He is actively touring with Boston’s Session Americana, Brooklyns The Defibulators, Ana Egge, and has formerly toured with Anais Mitchell’s “Hadestown,” and Texas’ 3 Redneck Tenors.

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  • $12

    Sam Amidon w/ Max Garcia Conover


    Sam Amidon’s third album for Nonesuch, The Following Mountain, is ostensibly his first of self-penned songs. But in his decade-long career as a recording artist, the singer and multi-instrumentalist has always managed to create work that’s utterly original, even when, on previous discs, he was digging through the sounds and stories of traditional American music from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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  • $25

    Patty Larkin


    Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.” She has been described as “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly) and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter).

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  • $20

    Chris Barron (of Spin Doctors) w/ Will Bradford (SeepeopleS)


    Chris Barron is best known as the lead singer of the band Spin Doctors. What you maybe didn't know is that long before he was that goofy guy in the hat on MTV, he was an even goofier kid with an acoustic guitar. Chris plays nifty chords on an old Gibson to masterfully crafted songs that are poignant yet wistful and funny, all the while singing in a manner that's sweet and somewhat different from what you would expect if you only knew his hits, "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" and "Two Princes". Live, his stage patter is almost as entertaining as his singing. A powerful story teller, at once hilarious and thought provoking, Chris sets up his songs with anecdotes from a life on the road, from opening for and encountering legends like the Rolling Stones to Polar expeditions.

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  • $25

    Slaid Cleaves


    Slaid Cleaves. Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes Records. Travels around. Tries to be good. Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. “Slaid’s a craftsman,” says Terri Hendrix, who sings harmony on “Texas Love Song.” “He goes about his songs like a woodworker.”

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: October


    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. The PJO enjoys playing works written by members such as Craig Skeffington, Willie Johnson, Chris Humphrey and Terry White in addition to literature composed by a variety of jazz artists including Tom Kubis, Matt Harris, Bob Mintzer, Bill Holman and Maria Schneider. The PJO also enjoys playing classic works from the big band libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton.

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  • $10

    $pellcheck w/ Sea Level (Dan Capaldi)


    $pellcheck is an experimental pop band out of the Twin Cities and Cleveland. Martin Dosh (Andrew Bird, Dosh, The Cloak Ox) plays keys, loops and percussion. David King (The Bad Plus, Happy Apple, Craig Taborn) plays drumset. Mike Sopko (Bill Laswell, Glimpse Trio, Yellowstone Apocalypse) plays guitars. Formed as the brainchild of Dosh and Sopko, with the idea of splitting an LP up between covers, originals and improvs, their debut was recorded over 2 days at the Terrarium in Minneapolis. The bands they decided to cover are all over the place, everyone from the Heartless Bastards to Squarepusher receive their unusual treatment, running the gamut from ballads to freakouts.

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  • $12

    Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards Album Release Show


    Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards have a vision for their band's sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. Cellist Valerie Thompson (cello/vox), fiddler Jenna Moynihan (fiddle/vox), and bassist Natalie Bohrn pair their sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies to band leader Laura Cortese's poignant and powerful singing. For their forthcoming album, the band is exploring their special and less common instrumentation with the support of Sam Kassirer, album producer of folk-pop favorites like Lake Street Dive and Joy Kills Sorrow.

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  • $10

    AKELA MOON Album Release w/ Clara Junken and Pretty sad


    Everyone who purchases a ticket will receive a copy of AKELA MOON's new album at the door. AKELA MOON is an original musical project based out of Portland, ME. They blend diverse elements of soul, funk, rock, afrobeat, latin & hip hop into a unique sound. Made up of an experienced group of musicians, many of the members have played together before in numerous projects (including the long-standing project THE BEAT HORIZON), their roster allows our music to go in many different directions.

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  • $25

    OLS's Greatest Hits: A 5(ish) Year Anniversary Party


    5 ish years of hits, 5 ish years of music, 5 ish years of memories, 5ish years of OLS! That’s right. This year we’re turning 5 “ish” years old and we want to celebrate with you!

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  • $10

    Ghoul of Rock: MAMM's Halloween Bash


    Please note this will be a standing room show, with very limited seating available in the balcony. Special accommodations can be made for those with disabilities, please contact the box office at info@onelongfellowsquare.com after purchasing tickets so our staff can be prepared for you. Forget "School or Rock"...this year the Maine Academy of Modern Music is mixing things up with GHOUL OF ROCK! This Halloween season MAMM's student rock bands will be melting faces at the creepiest all-ages costume party in town.

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  • $20

    Matt Schofield


    Though he holds a British passport and is an inductee of the British Blues Hall of Fame, Matt Schofield has been making his mark globally as one of the top players in the new class of six string wunderkinds. The Los Angeles Daily News wrote, ‘ In Schofield, the UK has produced the best Blues guitarist from any country in decades… head and shoulders above the herd’, while Guitar & Bass Magazine rated him in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time ranking him with icons Eric Clapton and Peter Green.

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  • $25

    The THE BAND Band: Tribute To Bob Dylan and The Band


    The acclaimed group The THE BAND Band is without a doubt the most musically satisfying tribute to The Band on the scene today.  While The Band may be long gone from the stage, The THE BAND Band is keeping their sound and spirit alive and well with authentic, true-to-form renditions of their legendary repertoire.

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  • $23

    Davy Knowles


    Please note this will be a standing room show with limited seating in the balcony. Hot on the heels of the 2015 album release The Outsider, the full-length documentary Island Bound, and an extensive tour schedule, Isle of Man-born Davy Knowles announces his new album Three Miles From Avalon. This collection of new songs sees Davy returning to his roots, and the sounds that first ignited his passion for music.

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  • $5

    USM Student Combo Night


    USM Jazz Combos under the direction of School of Music jazz faculty members, Gary Wittner, Bronek Suchanek and Chris Klaxton will perform a diverse and memorable show. This performance is the first show in a collaborative effort between OLS and USM to showcase the USM School of Music's jazz program.

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  • $15

    Joe K. Walsh


    Joining Joe K. Walsh will be John Mailander on fiddle, Brittany Karlson on bass and Avril Smith on guitar. Hailed by CBC-Newfoundland as “one of the best mandolinists of his generation” and by Vintage Guitar Magazine as “brilliant”, Portland, Maine-based mandolin player Joe K. Walsh is known for his exceptional tone and taste, and his collaborations with acoustic music luminaries including legendary fiddler Darol Anger, flatpick guitar hero Scott Nygaard, folk star Jonathan Edwards, and pop/grass darlings Joy Kills Sorrow have taken him all over the global and musical map.

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  • $30

    Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters


    Legendary Blues guitarist Ronnie Earl is a three time Blues Music Award winner as Guitar Player of the Year, most recently receiving the award on May 8, 2014 in Memphis. He has served as an Associate Professor of Guitar at Berklee College of Music, and has taught at the National Guitar summer workshop in Connecticut.

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  • $32

    The Bad Plus


    This will be The Bad Plus's last tour with Ethan Iverson, their original pianist, so don't miss out on this special show! Please note that member discounts were only available during the member pre-sale and are no longer available. The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. Based in New York City, 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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  • $12

    OLS & SPACE present: Leyla McCalla w/ Ahmad Hassan Muhammad (of Jaw Gems)


    Named 2013’s Album of the Year by the London Sunday Times and Songlines magazine, Leyla McCalla’s debut album, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes, made a profound impression upon all who heard it. The record, which set some of Hughes’ poems to Leyla’s music, and also included original compositions and Haitian folk songs, received rapturous reviews for its haunting mixture of music and message.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: November


    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. The PJO enjoys playing works written by members such as Craig Skeffington, Willie Johnson, Chris Humphrey and Terry White in addition to literature composed by a variety of jazz artists including Tom Kubis, Matt Harris, Bob Mintzer, Bill Holman and Maria Schneider. The PJO also enjoys playing classic works from the big band libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton.

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  • $45

    Aztec Two-Step "Naked" CD Release - VIP Admission


    Get before show access to a VIP soundcheck and a meet and greet! Please note: Member pricing was only available during the pre-period and is no longer available. Legendary folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step will celebrate the release of their new album "Naked," performing highlights from the CD, including "Family," "Long Black Lincoln" and the title-track "Naked" – a socially-conscious and uplifting song with contemporary themes. The duo will also perform early fan-favorites from their storied 46-year career.

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  • $30

    Aztec Two-Step "Naked" CD Release


    Please note: Member pricing was only available during the pre-period and is no longer available. Looking for a VIP session including an intimate performance and a meet and greet with Rex and Neal? You can get VIP tickets here. Legendary folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step will celebrate the release of their new album "Naked," performing highlights from the CD, including "Family," "Long Black Lincoln" and the title-track "Naked" – a socially-conscious and uplifting song with contemporary themes. The duo will also perform early fan-favorites from their storied 46-year career.

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  • $18

    Griffin House


    This show was rescheduled from 3/15/17. All tickets to the original show will be honored. It is a true, and nowadays rare, musician who writes lyrics so vulnerable and authentic that an audience is irrevocably captured by the powerful experience of sharing the journey. An album that is essentially an autobiographical account of personal mistakes, change, and growth, offers listeners a chance to reflect on their own experiences and connect with another’s story.

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  • $15

    Seth Glier


    Seth Glier’s new album Birds is steeped in conflict and contradictions. There’s grief and loss, but also strength and resilience; doubt and dismay, but also a sense of optimism as Glier confronts heavy topics and wrestles them into the daylight.

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  • $15

    Session Americana


    Session Americana is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other. 

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  • $20

    Lucy Kaplansky


    She started out singing in Chicago bars. Then, barely out of high school, Lucy Kaplansky took off for New York City. There she found a fertile community of songwriters and performers—Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, The Roches, and others. With a beautiful flair for harmony, Lucy was everyone’s favorite singing partner, but most often she found herself singing as a duo with Shawn Colvin. People envisioned big things for them; in fact, The New York Times said it was “easy to predict stardom for her.” But then Lucy dropped it all.

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  • $12

    Front Country


    An acoustic band born in the land of tech innovation, Front Country was never going to be accepted as an authentic American roots band out of the gate. Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in San Francisco’s Mission District and rehearsing in the East Bay, they learned to play roots music their own way, with the tools they had on hand.

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  • $15

    Andy Statman Trio


    Had there been a planetarium in 19th-century Galicia, or a kosher deli in Depression-era Kentucky, Andy Statman's music might have been playing in the background. Meandering through time, geography and culture, the man and his inimitable hybrid sound move freely among the before, the after, and the present.

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  • $15

    SheSpeaks ~ Life In The Arena


    This speaking series is designed to celebrate and honor women – their power, perspectives, voices, wisdom, stories and relevance. This will be the eight SheSpeaks event held in Portland by SheChanges, and they are highly anticipated and often sold out as a result, so purchasing tickets in advance is encouraged. Each of these evening events has a distinct theme and hand-selected speakers whose short talks will inspire, inform, and create a space for something new to emerge – an awareness, an idea, an appreciation, a connection, a commitment.

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  • $14

    Driftwood


    When most people think of upstate New York, they either imagine bucolic landscapes or working-class towns. As natives of Binghamton, the members of Driftwood hail from a working town, but play music rooted in the land, leaning alternately into folk, old-time, country, punk, and rock, depending on their personal moods and their songs’ needs.

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  • $20

    Rock My Soul


    Join the Rock My Soul choir and band (complete with horns!) for a spirit-soaring afternoon of "gospelized" Christmas carols and R&B- and doo-wop flavored arrangements of popular holiday favorites. Numbers range from high-energy, emotionally charged arrangements of familiar songs such as "White Christmas," "Joy to the World," and "O Holy Night" to the less familiar but no less inspiring "'Behold That Star" and a rendition of  "Merry Christmas, Baby" inspired by Otis Redding. In contrast, introspective carols such as a Temptations arrangement of  "Silent Night" will also be performed. A magical and uplifting afternoon for all!

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  • $20

    The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas


    The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio will bring their popular Charlie Brown Christmas show to One Longfellow Square on Wednesday, December 20th.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: December


    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. The PJO enjoys playing works written by members such as Craig Skeffington, Willie Johnson, Chris Humphrey and Terry White in addition to literature composed by a variety of jazz artists including Tom Kubis, Matt Harris, Bob Mintzer, Bill Holman and Maria Schneider. The PJO also enjoys playing classic works from the big band libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton.

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  • $10

    Sara Hallie Richardson & Megan Jo Wilson


    Portland (ME) based singer/songwriter, Sara Hallie Richardson, performs and writes music through folk, indie, and electronic styles. With influences such as Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, and Bjork, Richardson's songs are known for dense vocal harmonies and soaring melodies as well as combining synthetic and acoustic orchestral sounds.

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  • $25

    Ellis Paul


    "Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music." - The New York Times

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  • $5

    Music Video Portland: Maine's First Music Video Awards Show


    Music Video Portland (MVP) is a brand new event conceived and produced by HOT TRASH: Portland! (hottrashportland.com), a volunteer-run, community music and culture blog focused on local talent in the Portland, Maine area.

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