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August 2019

Ain’t Misbehavin’

August 6 - September 1
Portland Stage, 25a Forest Ave.
Portland, 04101
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$48 – $75

Maine State Music Theatre & Portland Stage present Ain't Misbehavin', The Fats Waller Musical! The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s comes to life in Ain’t Misbehavin’, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical revue. Join five sensational performers on a sassy, sultry journey – from uptown clubs to Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood – through the timeless music of Thomas “Fats” Waller. You’ll be jumpin’ and jivin’ with memorable songs such as “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Black and Blue,” “This Joint is…

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Chicago

August 15 @ 12:00 am - August 24 @ 12:00 am
Lakewood Theater, 76 Theater Road
Madison, ME, 04950
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$24 – $26

In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie.  Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune and acquittal. And All That Jazz!

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Bob Milne

August 22 @ 7:30 pm
Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
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Bob Milne has been called the finest interpreter of ragtime music in the world. His boogie-woogie piano playing is something that must be seen and heard to be believed. The Library of Congress has called him “a national treasure.” The Department of State calls him a musical ambassador. We just keep calling him to come back and play, and again this August this story-telling master of the keyboard will enliven our stage. Our piano is exhausted by the time Bob…

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Le Vent du Nord

August 23 @ 7:30 pm
Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
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The award winning and highly acclaimed band Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement. The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing its hard-driving soulful music (rooted in the Celtic diaspora) with a broad range of global influences.”Featuring button accordion, guitar and fiddle, the band’s sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavor to even the most buoyant dance tunes”says the Boston Herald.…

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Le Vent du Nord

August 23 @ 7:30 pm
Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
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The award winning and highly acclaimed band Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement. The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing its hard-driving soulful music (rooted in the Celtic diaspora) with a broad range of global influences.”Featuring button accordion, guitar and fiddle, the band’s sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavor to even the most buoyant dance tunes”says the Boston Herald.…

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12th Annual Bangor Walk to defeat ALS

August 24 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hayford Park, 115 13th St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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12th Annual Bangor Walk to defeat ALS

Walk Check-in: 8:30:00 AM Walk Start: 10:00:00 AM Walk Distance: 2.5 miles The ALS Association’s premier event, our Walk to Defeat ALS® is an outlet for communities across the nation to demonstrate their concern for and the urgent need to find the cure for ALS while providing the best care for those who are currently battling the disease. What began more than 15 years ago as a grassroots effort to increase awareness has now turned into a National Signature Event…

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Chris Thomas King

August 24 @ 7:30 pm
Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
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Guitarist Chris Thomas King is a Grammy and Country Music Award-winning blues artist and actor, based in New Orleans. His latest album is titled “Hotel Voodoo” and he is currently appearing on stage in Lackawanna Blues, in Los Angeles (Spring 2019 run). His recently published book is titled “The Blues: The Authentic Narrative of my music and culture therewith” and Opera House audiences can expect an honest evening of blues from one of the genre’s kings. On screen he played…

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Chris Thomas King

August 24 @ 7:30 pm
Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
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Guitarist Chris Thomas King is a Grammy and Country Music Award-winning blues artist and actor, based in New Orleans. His latest album is titled “Hotel Voodoo” and he is currently appearing on stage in Lackawanna Blues, in Los Angeles (Spring 2019 run). His recently published book is titled “The Blues: The Authentic Narrative of my music and culture therewith” and Opera House audiences can expect an honest evening of blues from one of the genre’s kings. On screen he played…

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Man in Black

August 25 @ 4:00 pm
Snow Pond Center for the Arts, 8 Goldenrod Lane
Sidney, 04330
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$20 – $30

With his striking resemblance, spot on mannerisms and baritone voice, Shawn Barker embodies the character and spirit of Johnny Cash. Shawn Barker’s Tribute to Johnny Cash is an accurate and energetic recreation of an American music icon. Whether it’s the full theater show with a professional band, the female singing group, The Sugarbelles, paying tribute to the Carter Sisters and Jessica Morales singing as June Carter. Or the raw, stripped down three piece retro group, The Folsom Prison Blues Boys,…

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John Doyle & Mick McAuley

August 28 @ 7:30 pm
Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
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New addition to the schedule. John Doyle and Mick McAuley teamed up originally with the Irish super group Solas, and while they are now pursuing solo careers, tonight they join forces again. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch two of Ireland’s, and the music world’s, greatest talents! Tickets on sale May 25, 2019. https://boothbayoperahouse.com/event/john-doyle-mick-mcauley/

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