Events

  • $15

    Portland Press Herald’s MaineVoices Live: David Mallett and The Mallett Brothers Band


    The fifth event in the MaineVoices Live series will feature David Mallett and The Mallett Brothers Band. The conversation will be led by MaineToday.com Music Writer, Aimsel Ponti.

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  • $5

    Ben Thompson And Libby Thompson Live


    Brother and sister musicians Ben and Libby Thompson are bringing their modern soul, hip hop, electronic style to One Longfellow Square for one night only. A break from OLS's typical genre pool of folk, blues, bluegrass and jazz, you can be sure to expect an exciting, pallet cleansing night like nothing you've ever experienced at Portland's favorite Folk venue before, starring two local musicians who are sure to be going places.

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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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  • $15

    OLS & NECA present: Dallahan


    Dallahan is one of the fastest rising forces on the international folk circuit; heavily rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences. They call on their mixed Irish, Scottish and Hungarian heritage to create a unique and seamless musical montage, drawing in influences from jazz, funk, pop and classical music. Dallahan will push and pull you along on a musical journey, artistically transcending from tender and delicate songs from Transylvania, to relentlessly punchy Irish dance tunes littered with funk grooves and everything in between.

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  • $7

    Dustin David Filmed Live In Portland, Maine


    Dustin David is a stand up comedian who got his start in Maine and moved to Los Angeles nine years ago to continue performing stand up. He has performed at The Hollywood improv, the Brea improv, Largo, clubs and colleges in ME, NH, MA, RI, FL, TX and regularly performs at The World famous Comedy Store in Hollywood. He was on the TV show Excused and had a roll in the feature film "Body High" He is wildly excited to be performing and recording his special in his home state of Maine. The event is being produced by Knack Factory.

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  • $6

    OLS Summer Comedy Class Graduation Show


    Students from a recent comedy class at One Longfellow Square will be taking the stage to show you what they've learned. Lineup TBA.

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  • $18

    The Grant Gordy Quartet


    "Some of the most engaging sounds in contemporary acoustic string music" -David Grisman

    The Grant Gordy Quartet features some of the most exciting and in-demand young string players on the NYC and international scenes today: violin virtuoso Alex Hargreaves, momentous jazz bassist Ian Hutchison and the tastefully prodigious mandolin playing of Dominick Leslie. The GGQ's music is fiercely improvisational and adventurous- a night not to be missed.

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  • $15

    OLS & NECA Present: The East Pointers


    Here’s a fun fact about traditional music: it’s not always old even when it sounds like something lifted straight from a vintage ceilidh. For proof, witness The East Pointers – or more specifically, Secret Victory, their exhilarating debut full-length album.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: August


    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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  • $28

    Solas


    “Solas may be the best band in Celtic music. It is certainly the most adventurous.” — The Boston Globe SOLAS “Irish America’s most influential band” — NPR’s Thistle and Shamrock A Celtic Christmas Now entering their 3rd decade, Solas has for 20 years been loudly proclaimed as the most popular, influential, and exciting Celtic band ever to emerge from the United States.

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  • $10

    Tuelo


    Tuelo are a New York City based band who share a kindred love for music that rocks the soul. Formed by singer/songwriter Tuelo Minah in 2013, the band continually play to packed houses at some of New York’s most famed institutions including Rockwood, The Apollo Music Cafe, and Lincoln Center. Their unique take on rock and roll combines driving beats and catchy hooks with Tswana-Bushmen rhythms to tell dreamlike tales of struggle and triumph. No matter where they play, the cousins always get audiences singing, clapping, and shaking their bones to the call of Tuelo’s booming voice.

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  • $20

    The Mystix w/ Danielle Miraglia


    THE MYSTIX are returning to Portland on September 3rd for a unique concert at One Longfellow Square.  The band is celebrating the recent world-wide debut of their new live album "Rhythm and Roots".

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  • $15

    OLS & NECA present: The Gothard Sisters


    Over the course of nearly 1,000 shows since they formed as a Celtic band in 2006, The Gothard Sisters – who are truly sisters – have become internationally recognized as multi-instrumentalist Celtic-influenced folk musicians, songwriters, and performers from the Pacific Northwest, USA.

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  • $15

    The Stray Birds


    The Stray Birds light the night with sparkling harmonies and wrestle hearts with the quiet power of song. A devoted trio of singers, songwriters, and multi-instrumentalists, the band’s passionate live shows and critically acclaimed recordings—Best Medicine (Yep Roc Records, 2014) and The Stray Birds (self-released, 2012)— have launched them to turntables and festival stages around the globe. Oliver Craven, Maya de Vitry, and Charles Muench are on the road this summer in anticipation of their 3rd full-length record of original music, coming in 2016 from Yep Roc Records.

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  • $35

    Jonathan Edwards


    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

    Sean Hayes w/ Tim Carr


    In his twenty-year career as a San Francisco-based musician, Sean Hayes has won acclaim from fans and critics alike. He’s duetted with Aimee Mann, toured with Ani DiFranco and the Cold War Kids, been covered by The Be Good Tanyas and re-mixed by DJ Mark Farina, and had his music featured in a variety of television shows, films, and commercials. Raised in North Carolina and honed as an artist in Northern California, Hayes crafts music that, as the SF Weekly puts it, “succeeds on the tension between warm, resonant soul and dirt-road folk, all laced with a wandering troubadour’s coo.”

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  • $20

    Jon McLaughlin w/ Marc Scibilia and Brad Ray


    Whether writing and producing songs, performing his music, or hanging out with his two daughters, Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Jon McLaughlin puts passion into everything he does.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: September


    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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  • $15

    Portland Press Herald’s MaineVoices Live: Lily King


    The sixth event in the MaineVoices Live series will feature Lily King, author of Euphoria. The conversation will be led by Portland Press Herald Arts Writer, Bob Keyes.

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  • $35

    Dar Williams - Return to MORTAL CITY The 20th Anniversary Tour - 6:30 PM Show


    Full Album Being Played in its Entirety... plus other favorites! After playing two sold out shows, and leaving Mainers waiting anxiously for two years, Dar Williams returns to One Longfellow Square; this time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her acclaimed second album Mortal City.

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  • $35

    Dar Williams - Return to MORTAL CITY The 20th Anniversary Tour - 9:30 PM Show


    Full Album Being Played in its Entirety... plus other favorites! After playing two sold out shows, and leaving Mainers waiting anxiously for two years, Dar Williams returns to One Longfellow Square; this time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her acclaimed second album Mortal City.

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  • $20

    Sara Watkins


    “This is a breakup album with myself...” says Sara Watkins of her third solo record, Young in All the Wrong Ways. Writing and recording these ten intensely soul-baring songs was a means for her to process and mark the last couple years, which have been transformative. “I looked around and realized that in many ways I wasn’t who or where I wanted to be. It’s been a process of letting go and leaving behind patterns and relationships and in some cases how I’ve considered myself.

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  • $15

    OLS & NECA Present: The Outside Track


    Winner of Best Group in both the Live Ireland awards and the TIR awards, and a finalist for best album in the 2016 Indie Acoustic Project Awards, The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world. A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, their marriage of Celtic music, song, dance has been rapturously received around the world.

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  • $23

    Tribute to Bob Dylan and The Band feat. The THE BAND 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. This group of veteran musicians showcases the astounding breadth and depth of The Band's distinctively original Americana music with classics such as Up on Cripple Creek, The Weight and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, as well as deeper cuts from The Band’s vast catalog. For this special show, they will also honor the historic relationship between The Band and Bob Dylan by performing some of Dylan’s classics as well. This is not your ordinary tribute band. The THE BAND Band brings the songs to life again with the energy and excitement of The Band’s legendary concerts, earning the praise of critics and audiences alike. Rex Fowler of renowned folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step states, “Sadly we'll never see or hear The Band perform live again, but if you want a close second and want to be transformed by the magic and spirit of The Band's music....The THE BAND Band...delivers BIG TIME.” The THE BAND Band has shared the stage with notables Richie Havens, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Aztec Two-Step, Marshall Crenshaw and more. The individual band members have performed or toured with original Band members Rick Danko and Levon Helm, as well as Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Berry, John Hall, Patti Smith, Keith Richards, Steve Forbert, Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, Roy Rogers, Roger McGuinn, Robbie Dupree, Max Weinberg, Clarence Clemons, Willie Nile, Maria Muldaur, Genya Ravan, Jimmy Vivino, The Shirelles, and many others. The THE BAND Band players: Gary Solomon (bass, fiddle, drums, vocals) Jack Kraft (keyboards, accordion, guitar, vocals) Josh Radin (guitar, mandolin, bass, vocals) Vinny Nicosia (drums, guitar, vocals) Loren Korevec (piano, vocals) The THE BAND Band 7pm doors | 8pm show | $23 adv. | $28 day of <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ba-95RdfSfs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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  • $18

    Joe Walsh


    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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  • $15

    Portland Press Herald’s MaineVoices Live: Rob Tod


    The seventh event in the MaineVoices Live series will feature Rob Tod, the founder of The Allagash Brewing Company. The conversation will be led by Portland Press Herald Reporter, Randy Billings.

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  • $13

    David Ramirez: Bootleg Tour (Live Album Recording)


    After spending the last year touring with his band in support of the critically acclaimed album, FABLES David Ramirez wanted to try something different, something new. Rather than just re-hashing the past with solo- acoustic performances, he thought it would be fun to create an “experience” for people. Live Album Recordings!

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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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  • $15

    Mipso w/ Lula Wiles


    The renegade traditionalists of Mipso--Jacob Sharp on Mandolin, Joseph Terrell on guitar, and Wood Robinson on double bass--are doing their part to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory. Formed in Chapel Hill in 2010, the three North Carolina songwriters of Mipso have wandered off the path blazed by Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson to find a new clearing for their southern string band sound.

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  • $15

    Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys


    Since forming 25 years ago, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys have toured continuously and become torchbearers of American roots music. As a singer, songwriter, bandleader, and entertainer, Big Sandy has few contemporaries. With the release of What a Dream It's Been, Big Sandy is at once acknowledging and celebrating the successes of the past 25 years, while setting the stage for further exploration and interpretation of the musical forms he is most passionate about.

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  • $40

    The Adulting School


    Do you want to learn what it takes to master adulting like a boss? Then check out Adulting School’s premiere event, featuring a series of workshops designed to help you navigate the rocky terrain that is adult life. Register by October 13th and save $10 off admission!

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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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  • $15

    OLS & NECA Present: Cassie and Maggie


    Cassie and Maggie MacDonald encompass everything you could ask for in a musical act, their talent is only surpassed by the joy with which they so generously share it. Exciting and innovative, they have found the perfect balance between musical integrity, and sheer entertainment. While still staying true to their Celtic roots, they have explored and tested the boundaries of traditional music, bringing a breath of fresh air to the genre with their original compositions and arrangements. Sisters, cohorts and collaborators, Cassie and Maggie have been enchanting audiences far and wide with their infectious energy, driving rhythms and lilting melodies.

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  • $10

    Front Country


    From the first notes of “Gospel Train,” the first track on their debut album “Sake of the Sound”, you’ll hear that Front Country isn’t your usual bluegrass band. When the fiddle and distorted acoustic guitar come crashing into the song like roaring waves, rushing back and forth with swelling ferocity, you’ll know that this is bluegrass unleashed, American roots music that refuses to be constrained.

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  • $15

    SheSpeaks: A Living Prayer


    An evening of storytelling hosted by SheChanges that is designed to celebrate and honor women – their power, perspectives, voices, wisdom, stories and relevance — and offer a chance for men and women alike to pause, reflect and be nourished through the power of story. Eight women will take the stage to share their stories on the theme of “A Living Prayer”, offering perspective, inspiration and some good food for thought (along with a few laughs!) They will shine a light on the way they choose to show up in their life and how that intersects with their deepest desires for change — for themselves and for the world.

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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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  • $25

    Don Campbell


    Don Campbell is a singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose music is inspired by sources as diverse as the Celtic and Canadian Maritimes music of his family to Dan Fogelberg, Vince Gill, the Beatles and novelist, Stephen King. Writing in genres including adult contemporary, country, Celtic, Christmas, bluegrass, and rock, Don has released 12 CDs, most recently a two-disc, 23-song collection, "Kites To Fly: Celebrating The Music Of Dan Fogelberg". Co-based in Portland, Maine and Nashville, TN, Don averages between 150-200 performances per year primarily with the New England-based Don Campbell Band and smaller ensembles, including the nationally touring Restless Campbells. Don released a new original adult contemporary project, The Dust Never Settles, in 2014.

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