CAMDEN OPERA HOUSE

29 Elm St., Camden | camdenoperahouse.com | 207-236-3154

Friday, Jan. 6 – SoundCheck: “It’s a Wonderful Life” 7:30 p.m. 

Everyman Repertory Theatre presents Lux Radio Theatre-style adaptation for the Twelfth Day of Christmas. Choose-your-own reserved seats ($10, advance purchase encouraged via the website or by phone) plus free Facebook Livestream. Sponsored by Studiomind.

Friday, Jan. 13 – SoundCheck: Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen 7:30 p.m. 

Folk favorites Cindy Kallet (one-time Midcoast resident) and Grey Larsen perform. Choose-your-own reserved seats ($10, advance purchase encouraged via the website or by phone) plus free Facebook Livestream. Sponsored by Studiomind.

Friday, Jan. 27 – (the return of the) Downtown Poetry Party 7 p.m. 

Poet Dave Morrison will read/perform works from his new collection “Another Good Day Begins” (Soul Finger Press 2022) on the third floor (Blue Café space). Free, all welcome.

Friday, Feb. 3 – David Mallett Band w/The Dinallos 7:30 p.m. 

Beloved Maine singer/songwriter performs with his band during Toboggan Nationals weekend. Americana duo The Dinallos open. Choose-your-own reserved seat tickets are $24 in advance/$28 day-of-show via the website or by phone. Sponsored by Captain Swift Inn and 40 Paper.

Saturday, March 4 – Dervish 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with Ireland’s Dervish. Choose-your-own reserved seat tickets are $42 in advance/$48 day-of-show via the website or by phone. Sponsored by Camden Maine Stay Inn and 40 Paper.

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STRAND THEATRE

345 Main St., Rockland | rocklandstrand.com | 207-594-0070

Friday, Jan. 27 — Mike Farris 7:30 p.m.

This Grammy-winning Nashville rocker keeps his music earthy and personal. He has the energy and conviction of a man saved, a stack of anecdotes and life experiences that would make most people’s heads spin, and a soulful vocal delivery reminiscent of Sam Cooke or Otis Redding. Farris imbues his songs with a vibey, lighthearted feel, with roots as a rocker and soul singer. Tickets: $20/Advance, $25/Day of Show.

Sunday, Feb. 12 — “Naughty” presented by Sara Juli 1 p.m.

Part of the Strand’s New Century Series. This work-in-progress showing of a multi-disciplinary performance piece explores the impacts of trauma on the brain stemming from sexual assault as a child. Interweaving regressed thinking with a cruel inner voice, coupled with finding the humor in the tragic, the work breaks down victimhood to ultimately reclaim the mind. “Naughty” is for the child who did nothing wrong. This showing of the piece in development will be followed by an audience discussion with the artist on process, feedback and dialogue. *This work contains mature themes and language and is not appropriate for children. Tickets: $15.

Wednesday, Feb. 15 — On a Winter’s Night featuring Cliff Eberhardt, John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky and Patty Larkin 7:30 p.m.

A reunion tour by veteran singer/songwriters that remain among the brightest stars of the singer/songwriter movement for the past three decades. In 1994 Christine Lavin gathered them together, along with folk and Americana artists, to showcase winter music on the now classic “On a Winter’s Night” CD, followed by several years of touring collaborations. These artists have released dozens of recordings and toured steadily through the decades. Tickets: $35/Advance, $40/Day of Show.

Wednesday, March 1 — Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy 7:30 p.m.

A superstar in the Celtic music world, fiddler and step-dancer Natalie MacMaster has built a sterling, multi-decade career on electrifying playing and must-see live performances. The Canadian fiddler plays Cape Breton music and has toured with the Chieftains, Faith Hill, Carlos Santana and Alison Krauss, and has recorded with Yo-Yo Ma. An Order of Canada is among the many accolades the Ontario-based mother of seven has received in recognition of her peerless artistic status. Performing with MacMaster is her husband and fellow fiddler Donnell Leahy. Tickets: $60/General Admission.

Wednesday, March 22 — James McMurtry 7:30 p.m.

Along with new songs from his first full-length studio album in seven years, “The Horses and the Hounds,” the singer/songwriter will be performing some of his old favorites. McMurty tours year-round, consistently throwing down unparalleled powerhouse performances famous for his outspoken, sensible views, melodically succinct lyrics and lauded storytelling. Tickets: $20/Advance, $25/Day of Show.

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ROCKPORT OPERA HOUSE

6 Central St., Rockport | rockportoperahouse.org | 207-542-0836

Saturday, Jan. 21 — Sweet Chariot Music Festival Sampler 7 p.m.

The Love Local. Live! Series kicks off with this winter concert that brings the week-long summer festival to the Rockport Opera House stage for one night. Brimming with musical talent from across the shores of New England and beyond, get ready for an evening of sea faring shanties and a musical variety show format that provides a constantly changing presentation of a group of very good friends. Musical guests include Daisy Nell and Bennett Konesni, Dillon Bustin, John and Rachel Nicholas, David Dodson, Annegret Baier, Doug Day, Eric Kilburn, Lisa Redfern, Ritt Henn and Beth Falcone, Will Brown, and special guests. General admission tickets: $15.

Thursday, Feb. 2 — A Winter Jambourree 5 to 11 p.m.

A fun evening of creative musical expression highlighting incredible local and abroad talent, with a mix of genres including choral, folk, jazz, world, indie and reggae, with master musical puppeteer MC extraordinaire Tree Sampson. This event kicks off the U.S. National Toboggan Championships weekend festivities. A portion of the concert proceeds benefit Knox County Gleaners. The entertainment lineup includes: 5 p.m., Mill Street Singers; 6 p.m., Bay Chamber Jazz Ensemble; 7 p.m., Andre Lascoutx; 8 p.m., Bone Broth; 9 p.m., Louisa Stancioff; and 10 p.m., Jon LaDeau & Railheart. Tickets: $20/Advance, $25/Day of Show.

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BAY CHAMBER CONCERTS

Miscellaneous venues | baychamberconcerts.org | 207-236-2823

Wednesday, Jan. 11 — Rasa String Quartet 1 p.m.

Formed in 2019, the Boston-based Rasa String Quartet features Maura Shawn Scanlin and Kiyoshi Hayashi, violins; Emma Kondo Powell, viola; and Mina Kim, cello, at Union Hall, 24 Central St., Rockport. The quartet champions composers who are not widely known and present them in genre-defying programs. Tickets: $25/Age 35 and older, $20/Ages 22-34; Pay-What-You-Wish, 21 and younger.

Saturday, Feb. 11 — From Persia to Iberia 7 p.m.

Harpist Bridget Kibbey explores migration stories across four genres of music, three continents and four centuries — tracing the movement of instruments, rhythm and modes across the globe. This performance also features celebrated Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat and Silk Road Ensemble’s percussionist John Hadfield at Union Hall, 24 Central St., Rockport. Tickets: $25/Age 35 and older, $20/Ages 22-34; Pay-What-You-Wish, 21 and younger.

Wednesday, March 8 — Duo Zonda 1 p.m.

Venezuelan-born Orlando Cela has engaged audiences around the world with lively and imaginative programming. Chinese flutist Wei Zhao has performed as principal flute with orchestras around China. Together, they created Duo Zonda to develop the sonic possibilities of the flute in its many forms, using different western classical flutes and folk flutes from all over the world, to explore, rediscover, and create new sound landscapes. Union Hall, 24 Central St., Rockport. Tickets: $25/Age 35 and older, $20/Ages 22-34; Pay-What-You-Wish, 21 and younger.

Saturday, March 25 — Arkai 7 p.m.

Featuring Jonathan Miron on violin and Philip Sheegog on cello, Arkai is an award-winning string duo that redefines genre boundaries — fusing classical virtuosity with the electricity of a rock band, the spontaneity of a jazz combo, and the beauty of a string quartet. Come to Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St., for this evening of original compositions and beloved classics. Tickets: $25/Age 35 and older, $20/Ages 22-34; Pay-What-You-Wish, 21 and younger.

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THE WALDO THEATRE

916 Main St., Waldoboro | thewaldotheatre.org | 207-975-6490

Sunday, Jan. 22 — LCTV’s Cabin Fever Reliever: The Last Waltz 2 p.m.

Lincoln County Television (LCTV) proudly presents its first live concert in the Winter 2023 “Cabin Fever Reliever” series. Bobby Colwell and Friends return with their crowd-pleasing reenactment of “The Last Waltz,” the 1978 Martin Scorsese documentary about The Band’s farewell concert. These concerts are a fundraiser benefit for Lincoln County Television, the community’s local, non-profit, homegrown resource for news, sports, entertainment and essential updates. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each or $50 for a three-pack to all three shows. Online tickets at LCTV.org. Paper tickets available at Main Street Grocery in Damariscotta, LCTV’s studio at 29 Sheepscot Road, or by calling the station at 207-563-6338.

Friday, Feb. 10 — Griffin William Sherry, with Dominic Lavoie opening 8 p.m.

Living somewhere between modern catharsis and American myth, Griffin William Sherry’s roots continue to grow strong in the ever-evolving genres of folk, Americana and rock & roll. A co-founder of the independent band The Ghost of Paul Revere, Sherry began work on his first solo record in 2022, taking a defiant step in a new direction. Dominic Lavoie is a songwriter, musician and producer who uses music to stay as true to himself and the creative spirit as possible. Front row tickets: $50. General admission tickets: $25/Advance, $30/Day of Show if available. Doors open at 7 p.m. Concessions, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase.

Sunday, Feb. 26 — LCTV’s Cabin Fever Reliever: Rolling Stones Tribute 2 p.m.

Lincoln County Television (LCTV) proudly presents its second live concert in the Winter 2023 “Cabin Fever Reliever” series. Join Bobby Colwell and Friends for a Rolling Stones tribute, complete with a Mick Jagger impersonator. Ticket info under first series entry.

Sunday, March 26 — LCTV’s Cabin Fever Reliever: Denny Breau & Friends with Special Guest Pat Pepin 2 p.m.

Lincoln County Television (LCTV) proudly presents its third and final live concert in the Winter 2023 “Cabin Fever Reliever” series. Maine native son Denny Breau is a musician’s musician whose rhythmically flawless and dazzlingly clear style allows him to do amazing and stunning things with a six-string guitar. Breau will be joined by R&B singer and musician Pat Pepin for this special show. Ticket info under first series entry.