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  • steel drums

Saturday April 4, 2015


This annual night of joyful music brings a little bit of the island to Boothbay Harbor. The 25+ steel drums of the band fill the Opera House with everything from the sounds of Jimmy Buffett to Mozart and the evening reminds everyone that summer will come again. Pull out your wildest t-shirt and slip on your sandals and come dance or sit and enjoy a pineapple infused drink while listening and watching the fun. Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for youth (under 18). On the day of the show ALL tickets are $15.

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  • windham chamber singers

Wednesday, April 08, 2015, 07:30pm


Free Performance, donations at the door encouraged. Maine's Windham Chamber Singers gained international attention in 1996 by winning the Prize of Vienna at the 25th International Youth and Music Festival in Vienna, Austria. Since then their accomplishments have been recognized on the NBC Nightly News and National Public Radio. They have appeared on CBS This Morning, the Today Show, and in their own prime time holiday special broadcast on WGME TV. They have performed for 2 Presidents, including a command performance at the White House for the Congressional Ball. The Chamber Singers have appeared in concert with artists including Kenny Rogers, Andy Williams, Josh Groban, and Noel Paul Stookey. Conductor Rick Nickerson has made guest appearances in 18 states, 4 Canadian provinces and 8 European countries. He has conducted in major concert venues throughout the world, making his Carnegie Hall debut with the group in 1998. Visit to learn more about this talented group of young performers. The show begins at 7:30 PM. Doors for seating open at 7:00 PM.

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  • Paul Ellis

Friday, April 10, 2015, 07:30pm


Ellis Paul's songwriting credentials are unassailable. They are as genuine as the fifteen Boston Music Awards he has earned, as indelible as the tattoo of Woody Guthrie that adorns his arm, and as authentic as the musical roots he draws upon with every note he plays. He emerged out of the Boston music scene during a time when contemporary folk was beginning to come into the mainstream. Now, with 20+ years of playing 150 to 200 shows annually, 19 record releases, a documentary film, a book of poems/short stories, an award winning children's book project, as well as songs featured on Hollywood soundtracks, he makes Boston's music scene proud and tonight we welcome him home to Maine. Visit to hear his music if you need any convincing on why you should come to the show! The show begins at 7:30 PM. Doors for seating open at 7:00 PM. Advance tickets $18. Day of show $22.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015, 07:30pm


Blues, rock, country and soul all slammed together into one sound – the BoDeans' sound is the sound of American-made music. From Heartland hoedown folk to Celtic rooted mountain music to zydeco to southern roadhouse soul to Chicago blues, this will be a night of great music and outrageous fun at the Opera House this spring. The show begins at 7:30pm. The doors for seating open at 7:00pm. Advance tickets are $25. On the day of the show tickets are $30.

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  • portland string quartet

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 07:30pm


Spring arrives and the Portland String Quartet returns to the Opera House for their annual concert. Program to be announced, but it is guaranteed to be another wonderful performance by these 40 year concert veterans. Advance tickets are $20. On the day of the show tickets are $25. The performance begins at 7:30pm, doors for seating open at 7:00pm.

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Friday, May 29, 2015, 07:30pm


Some call it Jazz. Some call it Classical. Some call it Bluegrass. Certainly, the music of The Kruger Brothers is all of that and more. Experience what happens when these innovative and soulful world-class virtuosos put on one-of-a-kind performance this spring in Boothbay Harbor. When you listen to the music of The Kruger Brothers, you can't help but be amazed by the sheer depth of their artistry. Originally from Europe, now living in North Carolina, they were first introduced to American audiences in 1997, quickly gaining the attention of fans and the music industry alike. Drawing on a rich cultural palette, theirs is a music that celebrates the best of what music can be: exciting, engaging, intelligent, and delightful. Visit to hear their music and learn more about this jaw-droppingly great group of musicians. The show begins at 7:30 PM. Doors for seating open at 7:00 PM. Advance tickets $25. Day of Show $30. Sponsorship help from Margaret Perritt.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015, 07:30pm


In 2014 renowned Spanish piper Carlos Núñez was the surprise of the Opera House season. We knew we'd like his music, we didn't know he'd blow the roof off the House. BBC radio has called him one of the world's most exciting musicians, Billboard says he's the Jimi Hendrix of the bagpipe. He's so more than that. Expect an evening of Flamenco, Fado, Cuban, Brazilian, Classical, Celtic, movie soundtracks and more. He's collaborated with Ry Cooder, Jackson Browne, The Chieftains and many more. This spring Carlos returns to the Opera House after he finishes a 4 day appearance with the Boston Pops. We think you will be as captivated by Carlos Núñez and his band as we were and invite you to join him for his only Maine performance. Visit to learn more about this world renowned musician. Advance tickets $25, day of show $30.

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  • the tardy bros

Saturday, June 06, 2015, 07:00pm


The two Tardy Brothers have dazzled Opera House audiences with their Audiobody act and this year they bring their hilarious, eye-popping juggling and comedy to the stage. They have travelled the world performing and have been frequent guests at the White House, on the Disney cruise ships and at festivals throughout the US and Europe. This is a quick paced show for all ages, with amazing lighting effects from two dynamic entertainers. The show begins at 7:00PM, doors for seating open at 6:30PM. Advance tickets for adults $10, advance tickets for youth (under 18) $5. On the day of the show ALL tickets are $12.

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  • c lavine

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 07:30pm


Seeing Christine Lavin or Don White is a treat. Seeing Christine Lavin and Don White is an experience. Between the two of them, they have more than 40 years of combined experience making music and laughter. Lavin/White co-bills have packed audiences in wherever they've played. Audiences get a one-hour shot of each performer during their solo sets, and then a free-for-all when White and Lavin take the stage together and display the kind of chemistry you get from old friends and seasoned performers. "It doesn't sound like a folk concert, it sounds like a comedy concert," says White of his laughter inducing co-bills with Lavin. "We rehearse and we rehearse and then inevitably, she'll throw something at me that I have no idea about, with a mischievous grin that lets me know she's been thinking about it all afternoon. Just to see what will happen. And she's taught me to do the same." "It's hard to describe what it is that Don does onstage, because there simply isn't anyone out there like him," says Lavin. "I'm a brave performer to share the bill with someone who knocks audiences out the way like he does. But I've discovered if audiences know me and don't know him -- they become instant fans of his. If they know him and don't know me, the same thing seems to happen for me. Everybody wins."

Christine Lavin is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter, author, and knitter. She is also a founding member of the popular folk collective, The Four Bitchin' Babes. There is no one-word description for what Don White does. He has survived and thrived for more than twenty years, bringing his audiences to laughter and tears in his live performances, studio recordings, and on the printed page. He is a storyteller-comedian-author-troubadour-folk singer-songwriter. He is a walking challenge to the phrase "file under." Best to just sort him under "Don White." This will be an evening to remember! Advance tickets $20, day of show $25. The show begins at 7:30pm, doors for seating open at 7:00pm.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015, 07:30pm


For the past 8 years, Boston's rising stars Girls Guns and Glory have been making a name for themselves through relentless touring ( 200 gigs a year worldwide), the release of 4 critically acclaimed records, a slew of local awards, including being the Boston Music Awards first act of its genre to win Act of the Year, and international awards including Independent Artist of the Year at the French Country Music Awards. Their fifth album, Good Luck, was released in February 2014 and focuses on the roots of rock 'n' roll with a twist of country. The foursome (Ward Hayden on vocals/guitar, Paul Dilley on electric and upright bass/piano, Josh Kiggans on drums/percussion, and Chris Hersch on lead guitar/banjo) found inspiration for this record from early '50s rock 'n' roll icons such as Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, and Buddy Holly, as well as country greats like Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. This band signals the arrival of Summer! Come out tonight and be prepared to have some fun! The show begins at 7:30pm. Doors for seating open at 7:00pm. Advance tickets are $15. On the day of the show all tickets are $20.

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  • us navy band

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 07:00pm


In celebration of Windjammer Days, the Newport, Rhode Island based Navy Band regales the Opera House with music performed by their 35 professional Navy musicians. A night you do not want to miss! Free event. The show begins at 7PM. Doors for seating open at 6:30PM.


Thursday, June 25, 2015, 07:30pm


This master of "Down East Humor" knows few equals. Each summer Tim returns to his hometown of Boothbay Harbor and regales residents and visitors alike with his tales. Everyone leaves smiling. Come for Windjammers Festival and stay. Come cheer yourself up with this humorist who is at the top of his game. Show time is at 7:30pm. Doors for seating open at 7:00pm. Advance tickets are $20, and on the day of the show tickets are $25.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 07:00pm


The Saline Fiddlers astound audiences every time they take the stage. This youth fiddle band presents an energetic, polished stage show that includes music, song and dance from the traditions of American folk fiddle, bluegrass, jazz, western swing and Celtic music. Their repertoire, which grows every year, includes many peices composed or arranged by an exceptionally talented artistic team, headed up by Artistic Director Brad Phillips. The show begins at 7:00PM. Doors for seating open at 6:30PM. Advance tickets are $10. On the day of the show tickets are $15.

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  • tim noble

Thursday, July 02, 2015, 07:30pm


Free community concert. Donations at the door welcome. Young gospel pianist Timothy Noble has been wowing his southern audiences over the past few years and this summer he comes to Maine. Included in his tour is a free concert, an early 4th of July celebration featuring patriotic music. An evening for all ages. The show begins at 7:30 PM. Doors for seating open at 7:00pm.

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Friday, July 03, 2015, 07:30pm


Ten Strings And A Goat Skin, the young award-winning bilingual traditional/fusion trio that celebrates the music of the Irish, Francophone and Canadian Maritime cultures, integrates modern and world rhythms with traditional & original tunes to create a fiery infectious energy and unique sound that is, increasingly, catching the attention of Canadian and International French and English venues, festivals and stages. This young trio has steadily made a huge name throughout Atlantic Canada and have harnessed a traditional spirit between them that is completely intoxicating, playing everything from French to Irish to even Gypsy music. You just never know where their ceaseless energy will take you next. Visit their website to listen in to this rising trio. the show begins at 7:30pm, doors for seating open at 7:00pm. Advance tickets are $17. On the day of the show all tickets are $20.

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  • breakers jazz band

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 07:30pm


Overflowing with Maine-based talent, this big band brings back the Ellington, Goodman and big band sounds of days gone by. There will be room to dance tonight, and plenty of room to just sit and listen to their sound. Presented as a fundraiser for the Opera House. Come tap your toes and dance a little swing tonight. The show begins at 7:30 PM. Doors for seating open at 7:00 PM. Advance tickets $15. Day of Show $20.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015, 07:30pm


"True bluegrass, when done well, is a thing of art and the Steep Canyon Rangers are the genre's current Rembrandt." The Grammy winning American bluegrass band, the Steep Canyon Rangers respect bluegrass traditions but are not constrained by its conventions and the result is powerful music with wide-ranging appeal. A perfect midsummer night's concert on the coast of Maine. The show begins at 7:30PM and the doors for seating open at 7:00PM. Advance tickets are $26, on the day of the show tickets are $30. Generously sponsored by J. Edward Knight & Co.

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Friday, July 17, 2015, 07:30pm


Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush doesn't seem old enough to be a musical legend. And he's not. But he is! Known as the King of Telluride & the King of Newgrass, he has been honored by the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association. The show begins at 7:30PM, doors for seating open at 7:00PM. Advance tickets are $35, on the day of the show tickets are $40.

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Friday, July 31, 2015, 07:30pm


The Fogcutters deliver a brand new take on what a "big band" is and can be. With 13 horns, a burnin' 5-piece rhythm section and the stellar vocals and presence of Megan Jo Wilson and Chas Lester, they balance subtlety and power by playing their own unique blend of funk, rock, afro-cuban,and hip hop and combining them with traditional sounds. The groove is infectious and the impact is stunning. The Fogcutters were voted 2014 Best Jazz Act in New England at The New England Music Awards. Sit and listen or get up and dance, tonight is a night to celebrate some of Maine's best musicians! Show time is at 7:30pm, doors for seating open at 7:00pm. Advance tickets are $20, on the day of the show tickets are $25. Check them out here!

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Thursday, August 13, 2015, 07:30pm

You might think a band from Austin, Texas with the word "Cowtown" in its name spends its time off from touring herding cattle at a West Texas ranch or maybe in Nashville writing songs about whiskey and loose women. Not this band. "We recently took a band vacation to the Gypsy Festival at St. Maries de la Mer in the South of France," says the band's fiddler and vocalist, Elana James. Whit Smith, Hot Club's guitar player and vocalist, is a regular at the prestigious Djangofest Northwest in Whidbey, Island, Washington, and bass player Jake Erwin has the Hungarian folk band Csokolom in regular rotation on his home stereo. "Our band is fiddle, guitar, and bass, and they can do anything together. We've always played a combination of hot jazz and Western swing," says James, but they can play anything. The impression that the band is in some way a country act, especially in the current climate of American popular music, is somewhat misleading since the Hot Club's influences have always been as much the musette music of the smoky bistros of 1930s Paris as they are the hoedowns and Western swing of the mythic American West. Check them out at The show begins at 7:30 PM. Doors for seating open at 7:00pm. Advance tickets $18. Day of show $22.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015, 07:30pm

Jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis was born in New Orleans and started his musical journey as a tenor saxophonist, switching to piano in high school. From his first professional performance with "The Groovy Boys" over 50 years ago, Ellis Marsalis has been a major influence in jazz. Along the way he has played with fellow modernists Cannonball Adderly, Nat Adderly and Al Hirt, becoming one of the most respected pianists in jazz. He has recorded nearly 20 of his own albums and has been featured on discs with such jazz greats as David "Fathead" Newman, Eddie Harris, Marcus Roberts and Courtney Pine, Marsalis has shunned the spotlight to focus on teaching. As a leading educator at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, the University of New Orleans and Xavier University, Ellis has influenced the careers of countless musicians including Terence Blanchard, Harry Connick, Jr., Nicholas Payton and 4 of his musician sons Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo and Jason. He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2008, and released his most recent album in 2010, a live album recorded at the John F. Kennedy Center as part of the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival. the show begins at 7:30 PM. Advance tickets $30, Day of show $35.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 07:30pm

Troubadour Danny Beal will be joined on stage by his pals the Holy Mackerels, Earl Bigelow, and others during this night of music and story-telling. A summer tradition at the Opera House. Show time is at 7:30pm. Advance tickets are $10. On the day of the show ALL tickets are $15.

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  • bob milne


Thursday, August 27, 2015, 07:30pm

He is considered to be one of the finest ragtime pianists in the world and each summer he has brought his joyful music and tales to the Opera House. Join us as we once again welcome this certified "National Treasure" (says the Library of Congress). Bob has brought the Opera House piano to life each summer and never fails to dazzle the audience. The show begins at 7:30pm, doors for seating open at 7:00pm. Advance tickets are $20, on the day of the show all tickets are $25.

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