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August 2019

Tom Rush w/Matt Nakoa

August 1 @ 7:30 pm
Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
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Tom Rush’s 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. He helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. Tonight he is joined by rising…

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Adam Ezra Band

August 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
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It’s difficult to impart the roots-steeped, road-trippin’ essence of the Adam Ezra Group into a single word, but frontman Adam Ezra nonetheless keeps one in mind as something of a mantra: community. Community is epitomized by a belief that has long doubled as a mission statement for the group: namely, that making music together is itself a form of grassroots organizing, capable of nothing less than changing the world. For their most recent release, Hurricane Wind (2017), the Adam Ezra…

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The Hot Sardines

August 7 @ 7:30 pm
Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
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Quality is timeless. Just ask The Hot Sardines. In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice. On French Fries & Champagne, The Hot Sardines’ new album, the jazz collective broadens its already impressive palette, combining covers and originals as they effortlessly channel New York…

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The Hot Sardines

August 7 @ 7:30 pm
Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
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Quality is timeless. Just ask The Hot Sardines. In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice. On French Fries & Champagne, The Hot Sardines’ new album, the jazz collective broadens its already impressive palette, combining covers and originals as they effortlessly channel New York…

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Jigjam

August 9 @ 7:30 pm
Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
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JigJam is a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with Bluegrass and Americana in a new genre which has been branded as ‘I-Grass’ (Irish influenced Bluegrass), their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world. Jamie McKeogh, Cathal Guinan and Daithi Melia all hail from Tullamore, Co.Offaly with Co. Tipperary born Gavin Strappe completing the quartet. All four members grew up immersed…

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The Blue Café

August 9 @ 7:30 pm
Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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The Camden Opera House’s monthly Blue Café series presents Maine comedian Ian Stuart in the intimate third-floor performance space. Doors open 7 p.m. Free/donations; cash bar by 40 Paper Bistro and Bar. Sponsored by Blue Harbor House Inn. No registration/RSVP needed. https://www.camdenoperahouse.com/events/the-blue-cafe-2

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Jigjam

August 9 @ 7:30 pm
Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
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JigJam is a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with Bluegrass and Americana in a new genre which has been branded as ‘I-Grass’ (Irish influenced Bluegrass), their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world. Jamie McKeogh, Cathal Guinan and Daithi Melia all hail from Tullamore, Co.Offaly with Co. Tipperary born Gavin Strappe completing the quartet. All four members grew up immersed…

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Sons of Serendip

August 10 @ 7:30 pm
Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
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Sons of Serendip is a musical group of four friends, who through a series of serendipitous events, came together in graduate school at Boston University. Micah Christian, a former teacher from Randolph, Massachusetts, is the lead vocalist of the group; Cordaro Rodriguez, a former attorney from Charlotte, North Carolina, is the pianist and guitarist; Kendall Ramseur, a former cello instructor from Charlotte, NC, is the cellist and vocalist; and Mason Morton, who is a former teacher from Atlanta, GA, is…

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the Subdudes

August 15 @ 7:30 pm
Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
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Over the course of 25 years and ten albums, the Subdudes have quietly become one of America’s national music treasures.The New Orleans-formed group is a living encapsulation of American music, a vibrant cauldron of sounds that stirs together meaty grooves and jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, easy vocal harmonies, cheeky rock ‘n’ roll attitude and folky social consciousness — not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you’ll ever hear from any five musicians.Led by singer/guitarist Tommy…

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the Subdudes

August 15 @ 7:30 pm
Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
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Over the course of 25 years and ten albums, the Subdudes have quietly become one of America’s national music treasures.The New Orleans-formed group is a living encapsulation of American music, a vibrant cauldron of sounds that stirs together meaty grooves and jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, easy vocal harmonies, cheeky rock ‘n’ roll attitude and folky social consciousness — not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you’ll ever hear from any five musicians.Led by singer/guitarist Tommy…

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