Events

  • $10

    HOMECOMING: MAMM's Alumni Jam


    MAMM alumni will re-form their bands for one night to raise money to support MAMM's scholarship fund.

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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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  • $16

    The Suitcase Junket w/ Katie Matzell


    From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks and rock clubs, The Suitcase Junket conjures an entirely new sound in this essential rock collection, Pile Driver. The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz: artist, tinkerer, swamp yankee, one-man band. His is the road-worn voice rising over the grind of a tube-amped dumpster guitar, with wild double pitches of throat singing.

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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 and Twisted Pine


    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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  • $40

    An Evening with Tom Rush


    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

    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

    SOLD OUT: 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 eighth 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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  • $12

    Jenni Lyn (of Della Mae)


    An ice cold glass of sweet tea melts in your hand, as you lean back on your chair and gaze out into the horizon. Butter beans and rice simmer on the stovetop, the scent permeating through the screen door as it slyly sneaks up to your nose. The latest Jenni Lyn Gardner album plays through the speakers, filling the air with a sound that’s both current and nostalgic... You’re home. 

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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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  • $15

    MaineVoices Live featuring Erin French


    TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED HERE Chef Erin French has had a remarkable career path—working on the line in her parents' diner as a teenager, running a secret supper club in Belfast, building a kitchen in a 1965 Airstream trailer—and has remarkable talent. She centers fresh, local ingredients on her plates and this spring, compiled those recipes into her first cookbook, The Lost Kitchen: Recipes and a Good Life Found in Freedom, Maine.

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  • $15

    Tracy Grammer CD Release with Jim Henry


    TRACY GRAMMER rose to acclaim as half of the "postmodern, mythic American folk" duo, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. From 1998-2001, the duo released three internationally celebrated, folk chart-topping albums featuring Carter's mytho-poetic Americana songcraft and in 2002, toured with Joan Baez, both as featured artists and Baez's band members. Called “the new voice of modern folk music,” the duo was clearly in its ascendancy when in July 2002, Carter suffered a fatal heart attack while the duo was on tour. He was 49; Grammer, 34.

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  • $28

    Chris Smither


    A profound songwriter, Chris Smither draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets, and philosophers. Reviewers continue to praise his dazzling guitar work, gravelly voice and songwriting. “Smither is an American original – a product of the musical melting pot and one of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world.”—Associated Press.

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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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  • $8

    Bellatrix, Coinstar & Haley Dimillo


    Bellatrix is a talented trio of women who craft original songs that blend bluesy, soulful melodies, folksy finesse, tight harmonies, and smart lyrics. This new ensemble has been wowing audiences at their shows in Portland and the Mid-coast area.

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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 Swingin' Holiday Show w/ The Biddeford High School Jazz Band


    The Portland Jazz Orchestra will be swingin' away as they play many of your holiday favorites.  This show will feature vocalist, Katie Oberholtzer as well as the Biddeford High School Jazz Band during the set break.  PJO looks forward to playing music from the big band libraries of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman and Gordon Goodwin, as well as many of their own arrangements.  Happy Holidays to you from your Portland Jazz Orchestra.

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  • $10

    Sara Hallie Richardson & Megan Jo Wilson w/ Sara Cox


    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 w/ Laurie MacAllister


    "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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  • $20

    Primo Cubano: A New Year's Eve Dance Party


    One Longfellow Square is welcoming Primo Cubano back to start the new year right with an evening of music and dancing, with an open floor and plenty of energy on stage. This evening was a hit and sold when we did it two years ago, so buy tickets soon!

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  • $15

    Ocean Sol Jazz Sextet + Guest Vocalist Shannon O'Connor: The Jazz Musicians Benefit Concert


    A benefit to help end the opioid epidemic in Maine, a fundraiser for Treatment at Milestone and El Rancho De La Vida Ocean Sol - (Sun in Spanish) has been playing around the Greater Portland area since 2007. Originally we were The Incumbents, a parody band - material written and managed by Dan Bernard. We had the wonderful Damian Allen on Sax until he moved. Brian Plourde came highly recommended. We are really having fun and playing some great jazz.

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  • $10

    M.E.S.H. presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 8pm Showing


    For those who have experienced  Rocky Horror, it needs no introduction. It is a night of crowd merging with movie, where the fourth wall of the screen is broken, and the audience is connected by the rambunctious, gender-crossing joy and shock of a movie that is as much a film as it is an experience. The show will feature local performers dancing, acting, and singing along with the film, for an all immersive adventure.

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  • $10

    M.E.S.H. presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 11pm Showing


    For those who have experienced  Rocky Horror, it needs no introduction. It is a night of crowd merging with movie, where the fourth wall of the screen is broken, and the audience is connected by the rambunctious, gender-crossing joy and shock of a movie that is as much a film as it is an experience. The show will feature local performers dancing, acting, and singing along with the film, for an all immersive adventure.

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  • $8

    LOLS: An Evening of Local Comedy feat. Connor McGrath, Ali Simpson & More


    Join OLS for an evening of laughs with local comics, hosted by #jikkimartwell and featuring Connor McGrath, Ali Simpson and more.

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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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  • $25

    Johnny A. – Solo Show


    For nearly 20 years Johnny A. has travelled the world effortlessly gliding through, bending and blending musical genres to deliver his own unique style of instrumental guitar music. To quote the London Free Press (Johnny A. is…) “A musician who resists easy categorization and that’s always cool by us.”

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  • $10

    Lena Rich Album Release Show w/ Plywood Cowboy


    The first 15 ticket buyers will receive a copy of Lena Rich's new album.

    Credited with having, “a gift at capturing picturesque lyrics, an ability of distilling something complicated into something accessible to everyone,” (Meeko Israel, radio host WOBC), rising singer-songwriter, Lena Rich, returns to One Longfellow Square on January 13th to celebrate the release of her debut full- length album. Rich produces upbeat rhythms and delivers poetic, emotionally charged lyrics with a truth echoed by her strong voice and acoustic guitar which she displayed in her opening set for Antje Duvekot at One Longfellow Square last spring.

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  • $15

    Grant Gordy and Ross Martin


    Brooklyn, NY duo Grant Gordy and Ross Martin’s new recording Year of the Dog brings together two of acoustic music’s most forward-thinking virtuoso guitarists, both of whom have deep backgrounds in the American musical vernacular. The album combines originals from each with well-chosen covers from the bluegrass and jazz worlds in which they’ve made their homes. The duo, born of impromptu musical meetings and jams, honors its birth in spontaneity with plenty of seat-of-the-pants soloing as well as some elaborate two-guitar arrangements that recall other great guitar pairings: Eddie Lang and Lonnie Johnson, John Scofield and Bill Frisell, Lennon and Harrison, Rice and Blake, to name a handful.

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  • $12

    Ben Caplan


    A charismatic charmer and a smasher of pianos. A madman and an earnest poet. A strummer of delicate chords and a lover of bent and broken melodies. Ben Caplan is not any one thing. As he releases his second album, he's already gained a following in more than a dozen countries from Australia to Europe and across North America. It's no surprise. Caplan is simply unforgettable; with his huge beard and unruly mane, he is as visually striking as he is aurally compelling.

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  • $10

    The Novel Ideas


    In the fall of 2012, The Novel Ideas were playing around with a song they’d never performed live. The four friends sat in a room in their house in Brighton, Massachusetts, contemplating the song’s mechanics. They sang together, trying out different harmonies and arrangements until, finally, it clicked. Vocalist Daniel Radin recalls, “When we finally got the four-part harmony down, it was this moment where we realized like ‘oh, this isn’t just an element of our music—it’s a feature.” It was an important realization for the The Novel Ideas—a moment when the band began to understand their artistic partnership. Since then, they’ve earned a reputation from music critics and fans for their moving four-part harmonies and rich Americana sound. From rock clubs to living rooms to festival stages, the band strives to convey honesty and intimacy through their music. Featuring the voices of three songwriters, their newly-released self-titled album, produced by Rick Parker (Lord Huron) and mixed by Ryan Freeland (Ray LaMontagne, Bonnie Raitt), showcases the band at its best. Capturing the spirit of their live performance in recorded form wasn’t easy, but the result is a heartfelt representation of who The Novel Ideas are as a band. Track by track, The Novel Idea represents a contribution to the country-folk scene that balances love-and-loss melancholy with thoughtful instrumentation and intricate vocal arrangements. The Novel Ideas are a country-folk quartet of friends hailing from the great state of Massachusetts: Sarah Grella - Vocals Danny Hoshino - Guitar, Pedal Steel, Vocals James Parkington - Bass, Vocals Daniel Radin - Guitar, Vocals The Novel Ideas | Facebook | Instagram 7pm doors – 8pm show | $10 adv. – $12 day of <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RFbmH9iSn-8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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  • $30

    David Mallett


    The cool breezes of Maine’s northlands have flowed through the songs of David Mallett for more than four decades. In his lengthy career he has recorded 14 albums, had several hundred covers of his songs, and has appeared on numerous broadcasts, including National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion. Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison Krauss, Pete Seeger, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, John Denver and the Muppets. For this show he will be backed by a full band for a rare musical experience not to be missed.

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  • $15

    Tarbox Ramblers


    Taking listeners to a place where Appalachian music and backwoods blues meet in powerful, unexpected combinations, The Tarbox Ramblers have drawn raves from Rolling Stone, All Things Considered and more. The band’s sound is rough-hewn, dark and direct. The Washington Post calls The Tarbox Ramblers “a force of nature”; The New Yorker says “Between the fiddle, string bass, drums and slide guitar, you won't know what hit you.”

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  • $35

    George Winston - Night One


    George Winston grew up mainly in Montana, and also spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. During this time, his favorite music was instrumental rock and instrumental R&B, including Floyd Cramer, the Ventures, Booker T & The MG’s, Jimmy Smith, and many more. Inspired by R&B, jazz, Blues and rock (especially the Doors), George began playing organ in 1967. In 1971 he switched to the acoustic piano after hearing recordings from the 1920s and the 1930s by the legendary stride pianists Thomas “Fats” Waller and the late Teddy Wilson. In addition to working on stride piano, he also at this time came up with his own style of melodic instrumental music on solo piano, called folk piano.

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  • $35

    George Winston - Night Two


    George Winston grew up mainly in Montana, and also spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. During this time, his favorite music was instrumental rock and instrumental R&B, including Floyd Cramer, the Ventures, Booker T & The MG’s, Jimmy Smith, and many more. Inspired by R&B, jazz, Blues and rock (especially the Doors), George began playing organ in 1967. In 1971 he switched to the acoustic piano after hearing recordings from the 1920s and the 1930s by the legendary stride pianists Thomas “Fats” Waller and the late Teddy Wilson. In addition to working on stride piano, he also at this time came up with his own style of melodic instrumental music on solo piano, called folk piano.

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