CAMDEN — The Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St., welcomes the Pete Kilpatrick Band for a full concert Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Singer-songwriter Dan Blakeslee will open the show, part of Camden Winterfest week.

The opera house has a tradition of a rousing concert just prior to the U.S. National Toboggan Championships. Previous years have seen Rustic Overtones, Mallett Brothers Band and The Ghost of Paul Revere, to name a crowd-pleasing few. Maine singer, songwriter and band leader Pete Kilpatrick performed a sold-out solo show here last June and returns with his full band for this year’s Winterfest concert.

As a solo artist and as PKB, Kilpatrick has released nine albums, including “Echo,” recorded around the corner from the opera house at Hearstudios. Kilpatrick and his band have shared the stage with Dave Matthews Band, Barenaked Ladies, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Rusted Root, Blues Traveler and many more.

Special guest Dan Blakeslee is a Maine folk troubadour with a wandering soul, taking his award-winning songs of grit and grace around the country. He also is a visual artist who has created rock posters, album covers and beer labels.

Dan Blakeslee Photo by Michael Winters

Tickets for the Pete Kilpatrick Band show are $22 in advance and will be $25 day of show. Masks are required inside the Camden Opera House, and the choose-your-own reserved seating system inserts a couple of social distance seats each side of ticketing parties. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 236-3154.