Events

  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra - Generations CD Release


    Maine has had its’ share of outstanding jazz musicians. Several had found their way on to some of the greatest jazz bands including Maynard Ferguson, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw and Woody Herman.  Many became outstanding music educators carrying the torch for jazz and educating hundreds of young jazz musicians. One thing that many of these jazz musicians have in common is the love for passing on their knowledge and experience of the jazz idiom.

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  • $12

    GoldenOak w/ Lena Rich


    GoldenOak is an emerging sound in New England folk music. A Portland, Maine based, Indie-Soul-Folk, sibling duo, Zak and Lena Kendall were born and raised in the Sandy River Valley of Western Maine. The two started making music together as kids and the bond of brother and sister is evident in their carefully crafted songs, poetic lyrics, and flowing harmonies. Influenced early by legends like Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Simon and Garfunkel, and The Band, and by the like of Fleet Foxes, First Aid Kit, and Ray LaMontagne.

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  • $10

    SoundBites Season 3 Finale: Turning Point


    One Longfellow Square is not selling tickets to this event, to purchase a ticket click 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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  • $12

    Lexi James: Album Release Show! w/ Mike Moore of Fire In The Field


    Lexi James walks onto stage armed with a fierce command of the converging genres of Country and Pop music. A relative newcomer to the country music world, Lexi James has already amassed a large fan following, and has several major performances under her belt including performing with Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker and Brad Paisley. She performs with soulful vocals, captivating lyricism, and a stage presence reminiscent of the glory days of Reba. What distinguishes her from the rest of the pack is her undeniable charisma on and off the stage - She sure knows how to leave an impression.

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  • $15

    Garnet Rogers w/ Rachael Kilgour


    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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  • $25

    The Gibson Brothers


    The Gibson Brothers' new album, Mockingbird, is a project 20 years in the making. The celebrated bluegrass duo—named back-to-back Entertainers of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2012 and 2013—played the Nashville game two decades ago and were offered a major label deal, only to be told at the last minute that they were too "retro" for modern country music. Today, such a tag, along with "authentic" and "outlaw," is a buzzword, and all three can describe the marvelous Mockingbird.

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  • $15

    Ward Hayden & The Outliers (formerly Girls Guns & Glory) EP Release Show


    Love and Protest: two concepts that seldom go hand in hand. Until you think about it a while. That’s what singer, guitarist and songwriter Ward Hayden did as he began mapping out plans for Girls Guns & Glory’s next album, which happens to be called Love and Protest.

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  • $25

    Turning of the Year: A Holiday Celebration Featuring John Whelan, Low Lily, and Katie McNally


    Legendary Irish accordion champion John Whelan teams up with the American Roots band Low Lily and Scottish style fiddler Katie McNally for a spectacular holiday mini-fest! Exploring the Roots music of Ireland, Scotland, and America, this diverse and energetic show will help usher in the holiday season. Alongside high-octane jigs and reels will be lesser-known Christmas carols and wintry classics, featuring two fiddles, accordion, guitars, mandolin, and harmonious vocals.

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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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  • $40

    An Evening with Tom Rush with Matt Nakoa


    Please note that member benefits will not be applicable after the presale ends on 8/2 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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  • $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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  • $20

    SheSpeaks ~ Sovereign | Thursday


    This popular evening of women’s storytelling hosted by Lael Couper Jepson of SheChanges will be returning to our stage once again this year, but this time even bigger than ever: ONE bold theme, TWO incredible nights of storytelling, and TEN brave women sharing their stories.

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  • $20

    SheSpeaks ~ Sovereign | Friday


    This popular evening of women’s storytelling hosted by Lael Couper Jepson of SheChanges will be returning to our stage once again this year, but this time even bigger than ever: ONE bold theme, TWO incredible nights of storytelling, and TEN brave women sharing their stories.

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  • $12

    Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival Portland 2018


    It’s back and bigger than ever! You can now catch the 9th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival at One Longfellow Square.  The festival sold out at the four other showings in MA,NH and CT earlier this year so get your tickets soon.

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  • $25

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


    The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio will bring their popular Charlie Brown Christmas show to One Longfellow Square on Sunday, December 9th. This is the 4pm show, if you're looking for tickets to the 7pm show, click here.

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  • $25

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


    The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio will bring their popular Charlie Brown Christmas show to One Longfellow Square on Sunday, December 9th. This is the 7pm show, if you're looking for tickets to the 4pm show, click here.

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  • $15

    MaineVoices Live: Julia Spencer-Fleming & Victoria Hugo-Vidal


    TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT CAN BE PURCHASED HERE. Spencer-Fleming kicked off the Rev. Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne mystery series in 2002 with “In the Bleak Midwinter.” After seven more volumes and many of the industry’s most prestigious awards, she has earned a place on the New York Times best seller list and a devoted fan base. Her daughter, Hugo-Vidal, is a columnist for the Press Herald, writing about family, the economy, politics and so much more as The Maine Millennial. She has a Masters in library and science information from Simmons College.

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  • $20

    Griffin House


    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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  • $8

    LOLS: An Evening of Local Comedy feat. Alex Giampapa, Vally D and More


    Join OLS for an evening of laughs with local comics, hosted by Jim and Nikki Martin, with Alex Giampapa, Vally D, Dawn Hartill, Leonard Kimble and Sam Lander.

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  • $20

    Lucy Kaplansky w/ Sara Cox


    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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  • $20

    Lauren Rioux + The Stocking Stuffers - Matinee Show


    Gifts found in stockings are often curious, delightful unexpected surprises. Inspired to discover wintery musical treasures, Lauren Rioux returns to curate her beloved seasonal showcase (formally Yulegrass) with longtime friends and string band stalwarts Brittany Haas (Live from Here, David Rawlings Machine, Hawktail), OLS fave Joe K. Walsh (Mr. Sun), Yann Falquet (Genticorum) and special guest Claire Scott.

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  • $20

    Lauren Rioux + The Stocking Stuffers - Evening Show


    Gifts found in stockings are often curious, delightful unexpected surprises. Inspired to discover wintery musical treasures, Lauren Rioux returns to curate her beloved seasonal showcase (formally Yulegrass) with longtime friends and string band stalwarts Brittany Haas (Live from Here, David Rawlings Machine, Hawktail), OLS fave Joe K. Walsh (Mr. Sun), Yann Falquet (Genticorum) and special guest Claire Scott.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra - Holiday Show


    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.

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  • $12

    Inanna, Sisters In Rhythm - Winter Solstice CD Release Celebration


    Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, is an all-women’s percussion and vocal ensemble dedicated to cultural diversity, education, and healing through the universal language of music.  Blending western vocal harmonies with the polyrhythms of West Africa, the Middle East, and Brazil, they create a multicultural fusion beyond tradition.  Together for 26 years, the band has recorded six full-length albums; been invited to schools to teach drumming and culture to youth; and performed extensively. 

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  • $8

    Johnny Fountain Grand Adventure Listening Party


    Celebrate the life and music of Johnny Fountain at One Longfellow Square on Saturday, December 22nd with the release of his posthumous album, The Grand Adventure. Johnny was a prolific Portland musician, who continued to perform around town even after his diagnosis of Stage IV colon cancer. Following his death in December of 2015, his friends and family united to finish the recordings he left behind, starting with 12 demos of original songs by Johnny. Produced by Dominic Lavoie (The Lucid, ShaShaSha) and Dan Boyden (Model Airplane, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds), the album features a cast of nearly two dozen musicians - including contributions from Lady Lamb, Jacob Augustine, Colin Winsor, and many more. At the center of it all is Johnny's voice, guitar, and zeal for adventure.

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  • $35

    OLS & State Theatre Present: Stephen Kellogg w/ Taylor Carson


    Over the last decade, New England native Stephen Kellogg has performed more than 1500 concerts around the world, raised thousands of dollars for causes close to his heart, been named Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, and penned singles for artists like platinum selling rock band O.A.R and American Idol winner Nick Fradiani. Stephen’s most recent writing work with legendary guitarist Robert Randolph, led to a 2017 Grammy nomination for "Best Contemporary Blues Record." He's also had his songs covered by international major label acts and released ten studio albums of his own yielding hundreds of thousands of ticket and record sales.

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  • $15

    OLS & State Theatre Present: Arc Iris with Armies


    This fall, Arc Iris releases Icon of Ego, its third groundbreaking album, as a trio that packs the heft of a far bigger band with fully realized sonic and visual intensity. Overcoming rebuffs and rejections, Arc Iris has become an unstoppable force out of necessity. On Icon of Ego, they deliver heavily and ask nothing in return.

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  • $25

    Ellis Paul w/ Laurie MacAllister


    Some artists document their lives through their music. Others chronicle their times. It’s a rare artist who can do both, telling their own story through songs that also encapsulate the essence of people and places who have helped define their era overall. Woody Guthrie comes to mind, and so does Bob Dylan. Bruce Springsteen certainly as well. Yet few others, for whatever genius they may possess, can relate their own history to the history experienced by those who find that common bond, be it in a coming of age, living through the same realities or sharing similar experiences.

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  • $20

    Primo Cubano: A New Year's Eve Dance Party


    PLEASE NOTE: There will be an open dance floor with a limited amount of tables and chairs. There will be seating in the balcony as well. 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. We'll cap the evening off with a champagne toast at midnight, so join us to welcome 2019 with a bang!

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  • $15

    Miss Tess & The Talkbacks


    Miss Tess got her musical start at home in Maryland, her childhood nights ending in music. Her parents would sing her to sleep with the gentle, tender sounds of American folk songs, occasionally interrupted by their 30s swing band rehearsing in the basement. Tess studied piano as a child, and continued on as a teenager to take up the guitar and singing, and eventually began her own studies in early jazz and blues.

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  • $12

    Capitol


    The band Capitol — consisting of Cape Elizabeth college students -- reunites for the winter break.

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  • $10

    M.E.S.H. Presents: The Rocky Horror Picture Show | 8pm


    This is for the 8pm show, for tickets to the 11pm show click here. GREAT SCOTT! The Maine Educationalists on Sexual Harmony are proud to present the 5th Annual event screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at One Longfellow Square! Hosted by Portland’s own Consensual Daydreamers, this Rather Special Night includes a live shadowcast of the film, all of your favorite call lines and traditions, and integrated entertainment surrounding consent, identity and body positivity!

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  • $10

    M.E.S.H. Presents: The Rocky Horror Picture Show | 11pm


    This is for the 11pm show, for tickets to the 8pm show click here. GREAT SCOTT! The Maine Educationalists on Sexual Harmony are proud to present the 5th Annual event screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at One Longfellow Square! Hosted by Portland’s own Consensual Daydreamers, this Rather Special Night includes a live shadowcast of the film, all of your favorite call lines and traditions, and integrated entertainment surrounding consent, identity and body positivity!

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  • $12

    BIG WORLD


    Join Portland’s BIG WORLD for a special night of live recording at One Longfellow Square. This live performance will become the bands first CD release scheduled for sometime next Summer.

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  • $25

    Johnny A. – Just Me... And My Guitars


    Never content with complacency, and always up for a challenge, Johnny again takes an adventurous musical left turn to present his distinct, instrumental guitar approach for the very first time in a completely “solo” intimate atmosphere.

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  • $12

    Funkationland


    We will have limited dancing room for this show, which will limit the number of seats available. Funkationland is a Portland based group of 12 of the best musicians in Maine.  Playing music of groups such as “Tower of Power”, “Earth Wind and Fire”, “Steely Dan”, “Stevie Wonder” and many more, Funkationland bring this style of music to Portland for one night only.  The group boasts 6 horns (2 trumpets, trombone, Alto, tenor and Bari Sax), 6 rhythms players (2 guitarists, Keyboards, Bass, Drums and Latin Percussion) as well as loads of vocals which will literally “fill up One Longfellow Square” with horn based funk music.

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  • $10

    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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  • $15

    Session Americana


    Its a Session. Its a Hootenenanny. Its a festival band. Its a plaza full of children dancing on a sunny afternoon. Its a novelty. Its theater. It draws the quirky but powerful threads of American music together. Its virtuosity. Its the bad punk band you were in in high school. Its Folk music played on box cars in the dustbowl.  Its a rock band.

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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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  • $16

    OLS & State Theatre Present: The Brother Brothers


    The Brother Brothers sound is striking and undeniably captivating. Often leaning towards the darker, moody elements of Appalachian folk, klezmer, and bluegrass traditions, their songs are laden with near perfect sibling harmonies or unison singing, compelling writing, and imaginative arrangements. They tour as an acoustic duo: David on cello and guitar, and Adam on the 5-string fiddle. With individual storied careers in the americana scene under their belts, the brothers are finally teaming up to bring their experiences together. Their debut EP, Tugboats (2017), has garnered noteworthy praise, with Saving Country Music dubbing the duo, "the closest thing you can find to Simon & Garfunkel in this century.”

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  • $30

    John Gorka


    Member benefits for this event are applicable only during the presale and won't be valid after 10am on 9/12. Godfrey Daniels is one of the oldest and most venerable music institutions in eastern Pennsylvania. A small neighborhood coffeehouse and listening room, it has long been a hangout for music lovers and aspiring musicians, and, in the late 1970s, one of these was a young Moravian College student named John Gorka. Though his academic course work lay in Philosophy and History, music began to offer paramount enticements. Soon he found himself living in the club’s basement and acting as resident M.C. and soundman, encountering legendary folk troubadours like Canadian singer/songwriter Stan Rogers, Eric Andersen, Tom Paxton and Claudia Schmidt. Their brand of folk-inspired acoustic music inspired him, and before long he was performing his own songs - mostly as an opener for visiting acts. Soon he started traveling to New York City, where Jack Hardy’s legendary Fast Folk circle (a breeding ground for many a major singer/songwriter) became a powerful source of education and encouragement. Folk meccas like Texas’ Kerrville Folk Festival (where he won the New Folk Award in 1984) and Boston followed, and his stunningly soulful baritone voice and emerging songwriting began turning heads. Those who had at one time inspired him - Suzanne Vega, Bill Morrissey, Nanci Griffith, Christine Lavin, Shawn Colvin - had become his peers. In 1987, the young Minnesota-based Red House Records caught wind of John’s talents and released his first album, I Know, to popular and critical acclaim. With unusual drive and focus, John hit the ground running and, when an offer came from Windham Hill’s Will Ackerman in 1989, he signed with that label’s imprint, High Street Records.

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  • $30

    Séamus Egan Project


    In 2018, Seamus Egan, founding member of the seminal band Solas, will be touring for the first time ever, as The Seamus Egan Project, bringing along friends and musical guests, and introducing fans to both the entirety of his immense and influential catalog of music, as well as new music he’s never recorded or performed live. Beginning with tunes from his groundbreaking album, When Juniper Sleeps, which was the impetus for the formation of Solas, through the 20 year recording career of this iconic band, along with new tunes, Egan will continue to explore the further reaches of the Irish tradition, and beyond.

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  • $35

    Damian McGinty - Young Forever Tour


    OLS is not selling tickets for this event, to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE. Irish singer-songwriter-actor Damian McGinty will be debuting his brand new full-length album, Young Forever, in early 2019 followed by a tour of the same name.  The Young Forever tour is his largest to date and kicks off in Philadelphia, PA on March 19th and will feature vibrant, joyful, pop-infused music that will take you back to a time of living in the moment and yearning for the open road.

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