Events

  • $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 w/ Hayley Sabella


    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 - Latin Show feat. Stan Kenton's Cuban Fire!


    This show is proudly sponsored by Coffee By Design. For this special show PJO will present an evening of Latin music. The first set will include both originals from the PJO library and a number of vocal features from the libraries of the Jazz Ambassadors and Michael Buble.  The second set will feature Stan Kenton’s groundbreaking recording Cuban Fire!  It calls for a huge ensemble and is rarely done… it is also awesome and not to be missed. 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


    Please Note: Member benefits are only applicable to this show during the pre-sale period, which ends 8/23 at 10am. 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

    Maine Voices Live with Keith Carson


    Please Note: This is a rental event and One Longfellow Square is not selling tickets for it. Purchase tickets here. On News Center Maine’s nightly broadcast, meteorologist Keith Carson doesn’t just deliver the weather forecast but will wade into complex math to explain a certain phenomenon. On Twitter, he delves even deeper, taking on the politics of climate change. And he’s not afraid to use a meme to make his point.

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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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  • $25

    MJFF - Klezmer Concert


    Please Note: This is a rental event and One Longfellow Square is not selling tickets for it. Purchase tickets here. The Maine Jewish Film Festival presents a concert of Klezmer music and dancing to open the first Maine Yiddish Culture Festival on Saturday, November 2nd at 7:30 PM.

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  • $25

    Autumnal Interlude – A Party And Fundraiser


    Members can get limited free tickets for this event, based on membership level (select from drop down menu): Basic and Individual members: 1 free ticket Household, Donor, & Friend: 2 free tickets Take a step away from the everyday and join OLS for an autumnal party with live music from LQH!  Whether you want to dress up or be casual, dance or sit and listen, stop by to sip some local craft beer and cocktails, mingle and have fun, all to support One Longfellow Square!

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  • $10

    Charlie Rooks, The Rumor, Ezra Soule


    Charlie Rooks is an 18 year old from Peetown. indie/surf/lounge inspired music maker boy. He has two EPs and a single out! Relaxing vibes and good times! Currently at school in Massachusetts but comes home a lot to record and play music!

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  • $12

    The Larry Williams Band


    A Maine based, nine piece, horn driven, show and dance band playing your favorite swing, rhythm and blues, classic rock and today’s favorites. We’ll bring you to your feet before the you know it!You’ll hear your favorites and tunes you forgot you liked!

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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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  • $15

    SoundBites S4 Finale, Ep7: Unmasked


    Please note the One Longfellow Square is not selling tickets to this event. Tickets can be purchased HERE. SoundBites is a new kind of storytelling series produced by Frontier Studios, the new non-profit arm of Frontier that expands our work as a community connector/curator/catalyst. With a dedicated theme tying each Bite together, the night will feature regional Moth StorySlam Champions and locals sharing true tales.

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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 feat. Grammy Winner Jeff Coffin


    This show is proudly sponsored by Coffee By Design. JEFF COFFIN is a globally recognized saxophonist, composer, educator, and is a member of the legendary U.S. rock group, Dave Matthews Band. You may also know him from his 14 years, and 3 Grammy Awards, with the genre-defying Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. Jeff fronts his own numerous groups when not touring with DMB and has released 15+ solo CD's on Ear Up Records.

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  • $25

    Kaki King


    Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist Kaki King has released 9 albums over the past 14 years. She has performed on every continent over the course of multiple world tours, and has presented her work in a variety of prestigious arts centers, including the Kennedy Center, MoMA, LACMA and The Met. Kaki has created music for numerous film and TV soundtracks, including “August Rush” and Sean Penn's “Into the Wild”, for which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score.

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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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  • $10

    Tumbledown EP Release


    Tumbledown is a trio based in Portland, Maine with an interest in electronic music and longstanding roots in the rock, soul, and blues traditions. Their style combines familiar, organic guitar and vocal sounds with synthesized, danceable beats and sampling techniques to create a singular listening experience for the audience. At its One Longfellow Square debut on November 29th, Tumbledown will celebrate one year of playing together as a trio as well as the release of its first EP.

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  • $20

    Peter Gallway & The Real Band


    With his return to Maine, the resurgence of The Real Band has been unstoppable, including wonderful receptions at St. Lawrence Arts and One Longfellow Square in Portland, The Frontier Theater in Brunswick, Slates in Hallowell, and the 207 Show on WCSH television. The Real Band is Peter Gallway on vocals and guitar, Mark Wainer (The Buffaloes, Berklee School of Music) on lead guitar and Andre Re (Jackson Browne, Garland Jeffries) on vocals and percussion.

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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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  • $20

    SheSpeaks: Wellspring, Thursday


    SheSpeaks, the ever-popular women’s storytelling event hosted by Lael Couper Jepson of SheChanges, will once again be returning to our stage this year—this time with an added twist!

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  • $20

    SheSpeaks: Wellspring, Friday


    SheSpeaks, the ever-popular women’s storytelling event hosted by Lael Couper Jepson of SheChanges, will once again be returning to our stage this year—this time with an added twist!

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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 - Holiday Show with special guests The Biddeford High School Jazz Ensemble


    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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  • $25

    Levin Brothers


    LEVIN BROTHERS was founded by Pete and Tony Levin in 2013, After 5 decades of glorious career playing with virtually who is who in all genres of music - jazz, fusion, rock, pop and world music, and after guesting on each other’s projects, two brothers finally decided to have their own jazz band. Levin Brothers released 2 albums: the self-titled first album in 2014, and the follow up live album ’Special Delivery’ in 2017. The band has toured all over the USA, and has performed also internationally in Mexico, El Salvador, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Japan.

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  • $15

    Session Americana


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

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  • $25

    The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas | 4pm


    The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio (Heather Pierson, piano and vocals; Shawn Nadeau, bass; Craig Bryan, drums) returns to OLS with their take on Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas.

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  • $25

    The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas | 7pm


    The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio (Heather Pierson, piano and vocals; Shawn Nadeau, bass; Craig Bryan, drums) returns to OLS with their take on Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas.

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  • $45

    Livingston Taylor w/ Kerri Powers


    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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  • $20

    Rock My Soul


    Back by popular demand, Rock My Soul performs its 10th annual Rockin’ Holiday Concert at OLS. The group puts its own blues, soul, R&B, doo wop, and gospel stamp on holiday classics and contemporary favorites, weaving in rich harmony and lively musical arrangements that get audiences singing, stomping, and clapping along to the back beat. Many audience members now make this show a part of their family holiday tradition.

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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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  • $12

    OLS & State Theatre Present: GoldenOak


    When you think of trendy musical scenes, Portland, Maine might not be first on your list. Yet the homespun, heartwarming music of family-oriented indie folk group GoldenOak provides evidence that the dense woods of the Pine Tree State might just be a better muse than the slick streets of New York and LA.

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  • $20

    Steve Forbert


    Big City Cat - My Life in Folk-Rock, singer/songwriter Steve Forbert's exceptional new memoir co-written with Therese Boyd, allows him ample opportunity to candidly reflect on those specific circumstances that first brought him to the public eye.

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  • $18

    Lucy Wainwright Roche


    Those familiar with Lucy Wainwright Roche are aware of her bell tone voice, her unshakable melodies, and her knack for wise, wry lyrics that clench the heart.  It’s no surprise that Wainwright Roche is the daughter of Suzzy Roche (The Roches) and Loudon Wainwright III, half sibling to Rufus and Martha Wainwright. She grew up steeped in music.

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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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