Join us upstairs tonight as we celebrate the talents and stories of neighbors and friends. Mic goes live at 7 pm, sign-ups begin at 6:30 pm. Music, poetry, comedy, and more. We never know who might show up, but it’s always memorable!
Events in Boothbay Harbor
The island sounds of the Pan Fried Steel Drum band will fill the House tonight, so come in and warm up and get ready to dance and perhaps to even check out the Tiki Bar. Set designer Kevin Kiley will transform the stage and House into some place that feels a bit warmer than Maine in March! This night is fun for all ages. Advance discounted tickets are $10 from the box office. Regular tickets and tickets purchased on the day of the event are $15.
$20 advance discount, $25 regular tickets. McPEAKE’s unique blend of Indie, Country, Folk and Irish music attracts widely diverse audiences that might not
otherwise commingle. Fans consistently use superlatives such as fresh, authentic, original, and dazzling to describe the experience that is – McPEAKE!Francis McPeake I, penned ‘Wild Mountain Thyme;’ Francis McPeake II influenced Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan etc; Francis McPeake III taught John Lennon the Uilleann Pipes; and now the latest generation have formed McPEAKE who recently appeared in the EMMY Award-winning PBS Special “Music of Ireland.”
Advance tickets $10. Regular tickets $15. Support the Opera House tonight at this annual “fun”draiser. The Ridge Rockers featuring Boothbay’s own Garry Blackman, along with a dozen other musicians will donate their talents tonight to help raise money for the non-profit Opera House. The funds raised from the Hootenanny each year help with Opera House maintenance and renovations, and free community programming throughout the year.
Advance discounted tickets $10. Regular tickets $15. Tonight one of our favorite Maine band’s returns to the stage – playing the music of 1972. It was a very good year for music say these veteran talents!
Advance tickets $35. Regular tickets $40. One of Canada’s finest artists, Bruce Cockburn has enjoyed an illustrious career shaped by politics, spirituality, and musical diversity. His remarkable journey has seen him embrace folk, jazz, rock, and worldbeat styles while travelling to such far-flung places as Guatemala, Mali, Mozambique, and Nepal, and writing memorable songs about his ever-expanding world of wonders. “My job,” he explains, “is to try and trap the spirit of things in the scratches of pen on paper and the pulling of notes out of metal.” That scratching and pulling has earned Cockburn high praise as an exceptional songwriter and a revered guitarist. He tours this year celebrating 50 years and 34 albums, and will be performing music from each of the decades he’s been performing. His songs of romance, protest, and spiritual discovery are among the best to have emerged from Canada over the last 40 years.
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Advance discounted tickets $20 from the box office. Regular tickets $25 online and on the day of the performance. One for the Foxes, a dynamic new transatlantic trio, features Ireland’s Tadhg Ó Meachair (piano, accordion) and Dave Curley (vocals, guitar), alongside Colorado’s Joanna Hyde (vocals, fiddle). Merging varied backgrounds in Irish and American folk music, this band’s highly personalized sound emerges in a manner both eclectic and grounded.
Special advance discount $20, regular tickets $25. J2B2 is an all-star bluegrass supergroup featuring four legendary, award-winning musicians – John Jorgenson on acoustic guitar, mandolin and vocals; Herb Pedersen on banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals; Mark Fain on bass; and Patrick Sauber on acoustic guitar and vocals – delivering bluegrass like no one has ever heard it before. The band’s live shows have received stellar reviews and have the bluegrass world buzzing. They combine forces to form a spot-on union of impeccable musicianship, incomparable songwriting, incredible harmony vocals (a fresh twist combining bluegrass with elements of West Coast folk rock) and seasoned showmanship. This is the “high lonesome sound” of American roots music at its finest. Jorgenson and Pedersen are founders (with Chris Hillman) of the formative country rock group Desert Rose Band. In 1990, Jorgenson went on to found the Hellecasters and toured with Elton John’s band for 6 years. Artists ranging from Barbra Streisand to Bonnie Raitt to Earl Scruggs have sought out Jorgenson’s guitar work. Jorgenson portrayed Django Reinhardt in the Hollywood feature film Head in the Clouds. In 2008, Jorgenson won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental with Brad Paisley and was nominated for Best Bluegrass Album with Earl Scruggs. Herb Pedersen was a member of legendary bluegrass band The Dillards as well as bluegrass super-group Old and In the Way. A sought-after singer and
musician, he has worked with such music legends as Chris Hillman, Earl Scruggs, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris,Tony Rice, Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Stills, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Jackson Browne and John Denver. Mark Fain toured and recorded as bass player for Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder for 13 years. He’s toured and recorded with the Dixie Chicks, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Dwight Yoakam, Allison Krauss and Dolly Parton, as well as producing many artists in jazz, country, bluegrass and gospel genres. Patrick Sauber is a multi-instrumentalist who has quickly made a name for
himself in the world of bluegrass and old time music.
Advance discounted tickets $20, Regular tickets $25. One night, one stage, three remarkable talents. Ellis, Vance and Seth each tour nationally doing their own shows but tonight they will come together to share the stage, performing solo and perhaps as duos or even a trio at times. This evening will be unrehearsed and audience members will be treated to “sitting in” on an concert that will go in many directions, but all good!
Advance tickets $30, regular tickets $35. This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance and after two decades and over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with.
With their latest release, Go Climb a Tree, their music has never sounded more representative of themselves as musicians and as live performers. The band attributes their continued success to their fanatic audience, and it’s a well-diversified crowd for sure. The country-music folks adore the storytelling, the bluegrass-heads love the instrumentals, Celtic fans love their devotion to tradition, and the rockers simply relish the passion they play their instruments with. Join in the fun tonight as we celebrate Windjammer Festival 2020!