Events

  • $5

    Live and Local Presents: Lovers of Fiction and If and It

    Lovers of Fiction was founded in 2012 by Portland based composer and music professor Dan Sonenberg, and also includes multi-instrumentalists Sam Chandler, Mark Dennis and Jimmy Dority, all active for years on the Portland scene in a range of widely varying projects.

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  • $15

    Soule Monde w/ Ghosts of Jupiter and Cold Engines

    Soule Monde returns to One Longfellow Square, joined by two other fantastic acts for a night of music that will get you on your feet, featuring many talented musicians, from members of the Trey Anastasio Band, as well as former members of The Brew and Percy Hill.

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  • $25-35

    EARLY SHOW | State Theatre Presents | Justin Townes Earle

    Once compared to a man who wears many suits, in thirty-two short years Justin Townes Earle has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally. Between releasing four full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, a new found sobriety, being born Steve Earle’s son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it’s safe to say JTE has quite the story to tell.

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  • $25-35

    State Theatre Presents | Justin Townes Earle SOLD OUT

    SOLD OUT! Once compared to a man who wears many suits, in thirty-two short years Justin Townes Earle has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally. Between releasing four full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, a new found sobriety, being born Steve Earle’s son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it’s safe to say JTE has quite the story to tell.

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  • $5

    Live and Local Presents: Leveret and Mr. Neet

    Leveret is a synth-art-rock band from Portland, Maine. Their sound ranges from dreamy synth textures, psychedelic guitar riffs, dark melodies, sexy bass lines, to electronic beats. There is no shortage of experimentation in this music, and no shortage of rocking out. Enjoy Leveret with a cup of coffee in the morning or a whisky sour in the evening.

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  • $5

    The Jazz Workshop: March

    Come on out for a great night of Jazz with The Jazz Workshop. John Clark has put together some of the best jazz musicians in the state of Maine, to perform the great Jazz compositions of Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, and the composers of "The Blue Note" period. The group also plays a wide variety of compositions written by members of the group. The members of the Jazz Workshop are: John Clark on bass, Carl Dimow flute, Frank Mauceri sax, Tracy McMullen sax, Duncan Hardy sax, Glenway Fripp Piano and Peter McLaughlin drums.

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  • $12

    Will Dailey w/ Chris Ross

    Though fortune and fame have never been of main concern, Dailey’s music has been amplified by acclaim: He is a three-time winner of the Boston Music Award for Best Singer/Songwriter and his songs have been featured on more than 50 shows and films. Critics agree that he holds his ground performing next to artists like Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, and John Mellencamp. He was unfazed by the call from Oscar and Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett to join Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crowe, and Rosanne Cash in the studio. All this from a man who has never, ever been anything but a musician.

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  • $14

    Freedy Johnston | Early Show

    A gifted songwriter whose lyrics paint sometimes witty, often poignant portraits of characters often unaware of how their lives have gone wrong, Freedy Johnston seemingly appeared out of nowhere in the early '90s and quickly established himself as one of the most acclaimed new singer/songwriters of the day. Johnston was born in 1961 in Kinsley, KS, a small town with the odd distinction of being equidistant between New York City and San Francisco.

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  • $7

    Worried Well – "The Album Is Done" Party | Late Show

    You get to a point when its not about anything at all other than expressing yourself in the most honest and natural way possible. This is what seasoned songwriter Daniel James has accomplished with Worried Well. By scaling back the traditional rock instrumentation, James has made the focus of Worried Well rely solely upon the message and the tense feel of his desperate and poetic songwriting.

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  • $10

    OC and the Offbeats CD Release w/ Mama's Boomshack

    Portland based guitarist and vocalist Owen Conforte formed OC and the Offbeats in 2013. The music of this 6-piece horn band is deeply rooted in classic blues and soul while showing influences from modern alternative. On March 15th, OC and the Offbeats will be releasing their all original debut CD Looking Up. Portland’s own Mama’s Boomshack will open the night.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: March

    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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  • $24

    Bob Marley | 7PM Show

    One Longfellow Square is proud to welcome Maine's own King of Comedy, Bob Marley! He's well acquainted with Maine's cold winters, and just about all things that are quintessential Maine, and he's been taking simple woodsy humor and the word 'wicked' across the nation and around the world for nearly two decades. In addition to regularly selling out shows in Maine, Bob Marley has hit up the late night circle, from Jay Leno to Conan O'Brien, been on VH1 and Comedy Central, is featured frequently on the radio, and even once held the Guinness World record for the longest continuous stand up routine, clocking in at 40 hours. If that's not some wicked good comedy, then what is?

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  • $24

    Bob Marley | 9PM Show

    One Longfellow Square is proud to welcome Maine's own King of Comedy, Bob Marley! He's well acquainted with Maine's cold winters, and just about all things that are quintessential Maine, and he's been taking simple woodsy humor and the word 'wicked' across the nation and around the world for nearly two decades. In addition to regularly selling out shows in Maine, Bob Marley has hit up the late night circle, from Jay Leno to Conan O'Brien, been on VH1 and Comedy Central, is featured frequently on the radio, and even once held the Guinness World record for the longest continuous stand up routine, clocking in at 40 hours. If that's not some wicked good comedy, then what is?

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  • $20

    State of the State: The Yesterday of Maine w/ David Mallett

    State of the State is a yearly celebration of Maine music that began in 2013. The yearly show is put on by Portland companies Be The Katalyst and Maine Youth Rock Orchestra. The show features an eclectic mix of genres and features local sponsors.

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  • $49

    Ocean Classroom and OLS Present: Ocean Kitchen Food and Film – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    Ocean Classroom and One Longfellow Square are teaming up with local restaurants to provide a community style dinner and a movie experience. Food will be provided by Leslie Oster and the amazing crew at Aurora Provisions, the West End cafe and caterer — "Beautiful food for busy people."

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  • $15

    Decompression Chamber Music, Season 7: Mendelssohn Op. 44 #1

    Decompression Chamber Music is an informal, entertaining introduction to small ensemble chamber music and is offered as a rush hour concert to allow people to catch an hour of music to decompress from their day. Our mission is to engage, entertain, and refresh the audience through dialogue, to encourage informed and curious listening that leads to engagement in the experience.

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  • $25

    WCLZ Presents: Mary Gauthier and Allison Moorer

    In a Nashville bookstore, to the tune of steam hissing from a latte machine and laptop taps of nearby browsers, Mary Gauthier speaks in a low voice, yet communicates urgently. Her voice never rises. Her music never rattles rafters or crashes like cymbals toward the high notes in a power chorus. Her tempos shuffle and trudge more than they dash.

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  • $15

    Liz Longley – Album Release Tour with Anthony D'Amato

    For painters, the joy and challenge of creation begins with a blank canvas. For Liz Longley, it started in an empty room. "I was living in Boston and my roommate had just moved out, so I paced the hardwood floors of her room with my guitar," Longley recalls. "I walked back and forth until the songs were done. It was as though they were stuck in the apartment walls." Longley has a gift for culling musical treasures as though straight from thin air. And now, the Berklee College of Music graduate and award-winning songwriter is set to share them with listeners on her self-titled album-her first after signing with Sugar Hill Records in December 2014.

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  • $10

    M.E.S.H. Presents: Characteristically Burlesque

    M.E.S.H. Presents: Characteristically Burlesque, a strange showcase of performances geared towards artists with a varying range of experience. The acts will include NYC-based Goldie Peacock as well as an array of both new and experienced Maine-based performance artists. Performers are invited to gather inspiration from, or model their pieces after, literary character(s) that resonate with their many identities and personas.

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  • $15

    10 String Symphony

    10 String Symphony is an arena for mesmerizing acoustic innovation. Although difficult to categorize, their music is instantly recognizable as a blend of two distinct but equally vivacious musical voices, encompassing “aggressive, almost discordant, celtic and dare I say punky string-chording experimentations” (The Bluegrass Situation).

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  • $12

    Lucy Wainwright Roche

    Set out to explore indie singer-songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche, and you'll discover her unforgettable voice, smart, arresting songwriting, and her stellar stage presence. If you dig a little deeper, you'll find an artist with a colorful musical pedigree who is expanding her sound with an ambitious new recording, There’s A Last Time For Everything. Lucy Wainwright Roche is hell-bent on creating a meaningful career in this post-music business era. Born into a musical family in Greenwich Village, NYC, Lucy Wainwright Roche is deeply steeped in the musical world.  In addition to her parents (Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche of The Roches) and her siblings,  (Martha and Rufus Wainwright), Lucy's various aunts, uncles and cousins are all musicians.

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  • $10

    Primo Cubano

    Primo Cubano plays traditional Cuban dance music dating back to the turn of the 20th Century. Son is the most popular style to come out of Cuba and is the primary contributor to the blend of Latin styles today known as Salsa. It was first a music of the country people and eventually migrated to Havana, where it was urbanized and began to draw a wider audience. This is a partially seated show. Seating will be limited and available only in the balcony. Please arrive early if you prefer to sit.

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  • $5

    Fun Longfellow! April Edition

    The Fun Longfellow! comedy series, brought to you by Portland Comedy Co-op continues with a new lineup featuring the funniest funny people from Portland and beyond. This month's lineup will be announced shortly!

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  • $17

    Lee DeWyze

    Lee DeWyze launched the pivotal stage of what was already a high-profile musical career with his Vanguard Records debut – Frames, in the summer of 2013. What followed was a high-caliber list of praise from the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo Music, Rolling Stone, and dozens upon dozens more.

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  • $50

    Lee DeWyze VIP Package

    VIP Package includes admission to the show half an hour before doors, a 2 song soundcheck performance, a meet and greet session, and a special poster, in addition to admission to the show. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a member discount on VIP packages. Lee DeWyze launched the pivotal stage of what was already a high-profile musical career with his Vanguard Records debut – Frames, in the summer of 2013. What followed was a high-caliber list of praise from the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo Music, Rolling Stone, and dozens upon dozens more.

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  • $20

    Hanneke Cassel

    "Exuberant and rhythmic, somehow both wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness," says the Boston Globe about Hanneke Cassel's playing. Such charismatic fiddling has brought the native Oregonian many honors and awards. She is the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, she holds a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from Berklee College of Music, and she has performed and taught across North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and China.

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  • $17

    It's For The Kids - MCFCT Musical Fundraiser

    We present a night of flashback music from our own childhoods. Venture back with us to the songs of Stevie Wonder, The Doors, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and so much more played by some of Maine's top up and coming musicians!

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  • $49

    Ocean Classroom and OLS Present: Ocean Kitchen Food and Film – Patagonia Mountain of Storms

    Ocean Classroom and One Longfellow Square are teaming up with local restaurants to provide a community style dinner and a movie experience. Food will be provided by the foodmeisters at LFK, the new American restaurant on Monument Square.

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  • $20

    State Theatre and OLS Present: Gregory Alan Isakov at Port City Music Hall

    This show is a co-presentation, held at Port City Music Hall. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and calling Colorado home, Gregory Alan Isakov has been traveling all his life. Songs that hone a masterful quality beyond his years tell a story of miles and landscapes, and the search for a sense of place.

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  • $18

    Todd Barry

    New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner The Wrestler, and renowned throughout the entertainment industry for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up.

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  • $25

    Mairtin O'Connor Trio

    Máirtín O’Connor (accordion) is one of the most respected and best loved musicians ever to emerge from Ireland. A main musical force behind Riverdance, he's worked with De Dannan, Midnight Well, and Skylark. Máirtín is joined by the astonishing fiddler and multi-all Ireland winner Cathal Hayden (Four Men and a Dog), and Séamie O’Dowd, a defining member of Dervish for over a decade, is a master guitarist and brilliant singer and songwriter.

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  • $20

    Pierre Bensusan: Matinee Performance

    Winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album "Encore" (2014), "Rose d'Or" of the Montreux Festival for his first album, "Près de Paris" (Switzerland, 1976), "Best World Music Guitar Player " par the readers of Guitar Player Magazine (USA, 2008), Pierre Bensusan is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time.

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  • $18

    WCLZ Presents: Willy Porter

    Guitarist and singer/songwriter Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die-hard fans for more than two decades. He and singing partner, Carmen Nickerson, bring their brand of righteous indie-folk for a night of high-test tunes and tons of fun. Willy’s signature finger-picking guitar work and rich songwriting creates a one-of-a-kind musical ride that has energized audiences all over the world from stages shared with icons such as Jethro Tull, Tori Amos, Paul Simon, and Jeff Beck.

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  • $20

    Vienna Teng

    Singer/pianist Vienna Teng has crafted a sound that the Associated Press calls “ambitious yet always tuneful…gorgeous and haunting.” Vienna has appeared on Letterman, NPR and the CBS Early Show, and toured with artists such as Shawn Colvin, India.Arie, Duncan Sheik and the Indigo Girls.

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  • $15

    Decompression Chamber Music, Season 7: Schubert Quintet, Op. 163

    Decompression Chamber Music is an informal, entertaining introduction to small ensemble chamber music and is offered as a rush hour concert to allow people to catch an hour of music to decompress from their day. Our mission is to engage, entertain, and refresh the audience through dialogue, to encourage informed and curious listening that leads to engagement in the experience.

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  • $12

    Spuyten Duyvil CD Release

    Seeing a Spuyten Duyvil (pronounced "SPITE-en DIE+vul") show for the first time is like "throwing a cherry bomb into a lake" (Rich Warren, WFMT). It wakes you up. Their brand of original and traditional American Roots music blends Olde Time, Blues, 2nd Line, Bluegrass, and Folk Rock with a pinch of Punk Rock energy to create a uniquely modern mix.

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  • $15

    Springtime Spectacular

    Rosa Noreen's 8th annual Springtime Spectacular brings together top music and dance performers across genres, from blues to belly dance, bhangra to folk. This year's show features the internationally acclaimed belly dancer, Princess Farhana of Hollywood, with Samuel James as MC.

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  • $5

    Bomb Diggity Arts Spring Film Fest

    Bomb Diggity is a local arts organization that serves adults with developmental disabilities. They make movies that will make you laugh, cry, and think. They have been working hard on making a lot of new films that are sure to open your eyes to the abilities of their participants rather than their disabilities.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra: April

    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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  • $5

    Fun Longfellow! May Edition

    The Fun Longfellow! comedy series, brought to you by Portland Comedy Co-op continues with a new lineup featuring the funniest funny people from Portland and beyond. This month's lineup will be announced shortly!

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  • $20

    Open the Door for Three

    After years of international touring, Open the Door for Three have recently transplanted to Maine.  They mine tune books, collections, and recordings to find old and new tunes and new and old songs. They add to those discoveries Liz’s compositions, harmonies and arrangements, Kieran’s encyclopedic knowledge of tunes and the uilleann piping tradition, and Pat’s rhythmic bedrock bouzouki and world-class singing.

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  • $20

    Mari Black

    Multi-style violinist and champion fiddler Mari Black is rapidly building a reputation as one of the most dynamic young artists of her generation. Her energetic playing, engaging stage presence, and commitment to bringing people together through music have made her a favorite with audiences across the country and around the world. She will be playing this show with a full band.

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  • $25

    Marshall Crenshaw Trio

    Born near Detroit, Michigan, Marshall Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten and he received his first break playing John Lennon in the off-Broadway company of Beatlemania. In 1987, he played Buddy Holly in the Richie Valens biopic “La Bamba.” While living in NYC, he recorded the single “Something’s Gonna Happen” for Alan Betrock’s Shake Records, which led to a deal with Warner Bros.  His debut album, Marshall Crenshaw was acclaimed as a pop masterpiece upon its release in 1982 and established him as a first-rate songwriter, singer and guitarist.

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  • $12

    Heather Maloney – Album Release Tour

    “Going in, we said ‘lets make a bad ass indie rock record with a sound as big and dynamic as we can, without compromising one single heartfelt lyric." Singer-songwriter Heather Maloney did just that on her newest LP, Making Me Break. Working with Grammy- nominated producer Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses, Avett Brothers), the two crafted and delivered on an artistic vision to merge Maloney’s folk roots with indie rock.

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  • $15

    Cameron Esposito

    Cameron Esposito has appeared on LOGO, NPR, at TBS' Just for Laughs Chicago, SXSW, the Aspen Rooftop & Bridgetown Comedy Festivals (Portland Mercury Best of the Fest). Cameron got her start in improv comedy at Boston's ImprovBoston & Improv Asylum, trained at the Second City Conservatory & began her career as a standup in Chicago.

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  • $25

    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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