Camden Opera House


Sep
28 Fri
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Birds of Chicago

Camden, ME
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $32.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: June 12, 2018 12:00 PM to September 28, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Led by JT Nero and Allison Russell, Birds of Chicago are known for their seamless combination of rock n roll meets "near perfect Americana" (No Depression). Their new album, Love in Wartime is a rock and roll suite with impressive cinematic sweep. Co-produced by Nero and Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), it evokes epic efforts of the 60’s and 70’s, with love as the undeniable through-line, and finds Nero and Russell continuing to create joyously urgent rock songs with deep lyricism, gut-punch singing and fevered musicality.

Says JT Nero, chief songwriter for the band, "A good show can send you back into the night feeling-for at least a little while-that everything isn't broken. Right now, we wanna dose out as much of that feeling as we can."

NEW! Birds of Chicago now joined by opener Smokey and the Mirror!

Tickets $32 in advance, $36 at the door day of show.
Oct
7 Sun
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Bob Marley

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $27.50

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 4, 2018 11:18 AM to October 7, 2018 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Bob loves being a comedian - he’s featured regularly on Sirius XM radio and he even won their Superbowl of Comedy! Marley was inducted into The Guinness Book of World’s Records for “the longest stand-up comedy show by an individual” at 40 hrs of straight stand up. He’s been on over 100 tv shows including Leno, Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson and Comedy Central to name just a few. Check out videos, tour info, and more at BOB'S WEBSITE

Oct
13 Sat
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Chris Ross and The North | Travis James Humphrey

Camden, ME
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 25, 2018 10:14 AM to October 13, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The Camden Opera House presents the second installment of our new MaineMadeMusic series, Chris Ross and The North, with opener Travis James Humphrey.

ABOUT CHRIS ROSS:
If you enjoy Ray Lamontangne, Jason Isbell, or Bruce Springsteen, you'll be won over by the roots-rock power of Chris Ross and The North. Ross won the 2014 New England songwriter of the Year award, and the musicians forming The North provide a masterful blend of rock & roll swagger, a winning combination with Ross’s candid storytelling. Anchored by Ryan Curless (drums) and Caleb Sweet (bass), the rhythm section hits where you want it to, and hard – a fine tuned compatibility of artistic bonds reaching back to early childhood perceptible to the naked ear. Rounding out The North is guitarist Zachary Bence, a virtuoso with the ability to transition between ear-scorching guitar solos and beautiful sonic swells on the drop of a dime, his grace as a musician as boundless as his contribution to the band’s steady concord.

ABOUT TRAVIS JAMES HUMPHREY:
Travis James Humphrey has been called a ‘One-Man Honky Tonk Band’ and has opened shows for B.B. King, Ricky Skaggs, David Alan Coe, Roy Clark, Marty Stuart, Bill Chinnock, "Mad Dog" Blackberry Smoke, The Mallett Brothers Band, and many other fine artists. Originally from Northern Maine, Travis has released four studio albums.
Oct
15 Mon
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US Air Force Band

Camden, ME
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The USAF Heritage of America Band’s exceptional musicianship has earned international critical acclaim and numerous honors, and has performed ceremonies for U.S presidents and foreign heads of state, including the Queen of England and the President of France.

Event is free and open to the public.
For Tickets, please see More Information.
Oct
27 Sat
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David Dodson

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
David Dodson’s 30th annual Fall Show promises to be an extravaganza with performances by The Lowdown with David and friends John and Rachel Nicholas and Michael Nickerson, The Gawler Family, Mojo-the 20 piece big band, and Mousie, to name a few!

General Admission tickets available starting Oct. 1. $12 advance and $15 at the door, available at K2 Music in Camden, Rock City Café in Rockland, and Parent Gallery in Belfast.

PLEASE NOTE: The Camden Town Office does NOT sell tickets to this event.
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Nov
3 Sat
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Katie Matzell and Jason Spooner

Camden, ME
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 25, 2018 10:47 AM to November 3, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Up and coming singer/songwriter Katie Matzell and the Jason Spooner Band co-present the third in our MaineMadeMusic series. Don't miss this dynamic Portland Maine double-bill!

ABOUT KATIE MATZELL:
Katie Matzell is an up-and-coming singer and songwriter from Portland, Maine, who released her self-titled, debut EP at the start of 2018. In a recent review, The Deli Magazine said “Matzell’s voice, both effortless and simple, floats above a sea of washy keys and pocket grooves, calling comparisons to not only her influences of the past (Bonnie Raitt and Aretha Franklin), but to her contemporaries—Norah Jones and Emily King immediately come to mind.”

ABOUT JASON SPOONER:
The band’s sound is a unique blend of roots, folk and blues focused around Jason’s tastefully rhythmic flat-picking style and the band’s air-tight
foundation. With laid-back vocals and an emotive, image-rich writing style all his own, Jason is a songwriter to watch. Think J.J. Cale meets Neil Young meets G. Love with dashes of Paul Simon and Kelly Joe Phelps. Sound bizarre? Hearing is believing!
Nov
9 Fri
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Pecha Kucha

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Pecha Kucha Night Midcoast Maine celebrates the creativity of our community through visual storytelling in a unique presentation style where 8 individuals share their work, ideas, and creative process with a 20-second-per-image, 20-image slideshow. Check out the PECHA KUCHA WEBSITEfor updates and past presenters!

General Admission Tickets $5 at the door.

NOTE: Camden Town Office does NOT sell tickets to this event.
For Tickets, please see More Information.
Nov
16 Fri
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Blue Café Presents: Alice Limoges

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:45 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Originally from Rockport, Maine, Alice Limoges is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She began releasing records when she was 16 years old and has since released 3. Her music’s been described by the Bangor Daily News as “something akin to a softer-edged Fiona Apple, or a harder-edged Sarah McLachlan — awfully, awfully pretty, but with a flair for the dramatic that creeps in on nearly every track”.’

She has performed extensively across NYC and the Northeast, including festivals (Keene Music Festival, Keene, NH; The Campfire Festival, Cambridge, MA; Belfast Free Range Festival, Belfast, ME), colleges (Columbia University, Hamilton College, Bard College, Western New England University, Landmark College, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Purchase), and other legendary venues such as The Cutting Room (NYC), Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), PIANOS (NYC), The Bowery Electric (NYC), Club Passim (Boston), and Cafe Nine (New Haven). Currently, she is working on recording new music with Jon Jetter of Right Angle Recordings to be released in late 2018.

Blue Café is a new, intimate performance space located on the 3rd floor of the Camden Opera House, showcasing acts you won't see anywhere else. Doors open at 7. Admission is always free (donations welcome), with bar provided by 40 Paper Bistro and Bar! Bring a friend!

Relax. Connect. Listen. Enjoy.
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Mar
29 Fri
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Mile Twelve and Low Lily

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: September 19, 2018 11:58 AM to March 29, 2019 6:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Bluegrass band Mile Twelve (Boston) teams up with with Roots band Low Lily (Vermont) for a double bill that will knock your socks off!

Both bands formed in 2014 and grew out of the thriving Boston acoustic music scene. Both have toured extensively for the past four years, captivating audiences at festivals and halls throughout the US and around the world. Between Mile Twelve’s updated bluegrass aesthetic and Low Lily's modern approach to roots music, the sounds of the evening will vary from the high-energy festival vibe to more lyrical moments, and there may be a few surprises in store as well!

Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Since their formation in the fall of 2014, Mile Twelve has quickly been on the rise. They’ve performed extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and Japan, including sets at major festivals such as Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, FreshGrass Festival, Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival, and Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. Their music is in rotation on the Bluegrass Junction Sirius XM channel, and their rendition of the Stanley Brothers classic “Our Last Goodbye” was featured on a Spotify "Fresh Bluegrass” playlist. The band was the winner of the 2017 Momentum Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association, and in October 2017 released their debut full-length record “Onwards”, produced by Stephen Mougin.

With a vocal blend that has been dubbed “outstanding” and “meticulous,” Low Lily’s cohesive sound comes naturally for musicians whose lives have been entwined on the road and onstage for almost two decades. Setting down roots in Brattleboro, Vermont, the band has crafted a signature sound which they have shared with enthusiastic audiences throughout North America and the UK, garnering two #1 songs on international folk radio and two New England Music Award nominations. Chosen as Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s “Most Wanted Band” of 2016, Low Lily~ Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, and mandolin), and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) with Corey DiMario (double bass)~ play acoustic music that is deeply rooted in tradition yet sounds refreshingly contemporary.

General Admission Tickets $14 in advance, $16 at the door.

29 Elm St., P.o. Box 1207
Camden, ME
United States
Opened in 1894 and on the National Register of Historic Places, The Camden Opera House is a 500-seat auditorium, including three conference and meeting rooms, which is owned, managed, and supported by the Town of Camden Maine. Our mission is to produce, sponsor, and host events that supplement and expand the cultural, social, and economic life of the community. We seek to create and expand opportunities for intellectual excitement and enrichment in the arts through excellence in programming.