Camden Opera House


Jul
20 Fri
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Vicky Andres and Life Itself | 61 Ghosts

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: June 15, 2018 12:00 PM to July 20, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The first up in our new MaineMadeMusic Series! Vicky Andres and Life Itself team up with 61 Ghosts to deliver an unprecedented Opera House experience.

ABOUT VICKY ANDRES: Immersed in her live shows, Vicky Andres performs with complete abandon. She leaves every performance energized. Her passionate vocals can move from a vulnerable whisper to a courageous roar! Her intricate guitar work is driving and rhythmic. She mixes funk, single note lines with chord progressions that flow with a songwriting sensibility that hook the listener and never let go. Together Vicky, Max and Jason deliver an intense performance that is edgy, energetic and positive, fitting somewhere between Alternative, Rock and Funk.

“Vicky Andres should be acknowledged as being among the leading singer songwriters of her generation. Her songs – self confessional, passionate, life affirming, full of poetic imagery and always intelligent, combined with her rich, powerfully engaging, slightly on the edge voice and imaginative, sensitive guitar playing – draws the listener in and never lets up. Vicky is truly an outstanding talent. She needs to be heard by many!!!” David Maxwell, Tone-Cool Records

ABOUT 61 GHOSTS: 61 Ghosts are the duo of Joe Mazzari on guitar and vocal and the singularly named Dixie on drums and backing vocals.
Joe Mazzari and Dixie Deadwood, a duo that draws upon their own personal musical influences, their combined passion and need to create a style of music all their own -- one that's influenced by the urban streets and the restless spirits of the Mississippi Hills. Each had honed their own sound through years on the road: Mazzari with his poignant lyrics, melodies and rock guitar, Dixie with her bare-knuckled approach to drumming. Together, Joe and Dixie mix steamy grooves, razor-sharp dynamics and high energy to create what they refer to as Alternative Blues.
Jul
25 Wed
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CIFF Selects presents Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT follows Basquiat's life pre-fame and how New York City, the times, the people and the movements surrounding him formed the artist he became. Using never-before-seen works, writings and photographs, director Sara Driver, who was part of the New York arts scene herself, worked closely and collaboratively with friends and other artists who emerged from that period: Jim Jarmusch, James Nares, Fab Five Freddy, Glenn O’Brien, Kenny Scharf, Lee Quinones, Patricia Field, Luc Sante and many others. Drawing upon their memories and anecdotes, the film also uses period film footage, music and images to visually re-recreate the era, drawing a portrait of Jean-Michel and Downtown New York City -pre AIDS, President Reagan, the real estate and art booms – before anyone was motivated by money and ambition. The definition of fame, success and power were very different than today – to be a penniless but published poet was the height of success, until everything changed in the early 1980s. This is New York City's story before that change.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door only. Kids and students admitted free!

CIFF Selects is a program of the Points North Institute, and is a partnership with the Camden Opera House. The 2018 series is presented by Bangor Savings Bank.
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Jul
27 Fri
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Darrow, starring John Burstein

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 25, 2018 2:38 PM to July 27, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
John Burstein revives the role of Clarence Darrow for 2 performances only, as the widely acclaimed "Darrow" returns to the mid-coast this July, with ticket sales to benefit Meals on Wheels.

“Clarence Darrow” portrays famous attorney Clarence Darrow, champion of underdogs, as he reminisces about his many sensational and often controversial trials. Written by David Rintels, this inspiring and entertaining production originally starred Henry Fonda on Broadway and was critically acclaimed as “gutsy, exciting, inspiring, funny, beautiful.”

Peppered with salty humor, courtroom gusto, and human relish, John Burstein’s portrayal of the colorful attorney who successfully argued such high-profile cases as the Scopes “Monkey” trial is riveting and highly entertaining.

Although Darrow’s career spanned the early decades of the 20th century, the issues he dealt with, including racial prejudice, income inequality, religious intolerance, and worker exploitation will resonate strongly with modern audiences. As Darrow put it, “I fight for the poor, the weak and the weary. For that long line of men, who in darkness and despair have borne the labors of the human race…”

John Burstein has been creating television series for over four decades. His work has aired on PBS, CBS, Nickelodeon, and Discovery. John tours theaters throughout the US and has performed his original one-man symphony show with over 70 orchestras. He has worked with the American Academy of Pediatrics on a film introducing children to surgery, with Greenpeace on an environmental special co-produced with several nations around the world, and with HBO as a consultant and interviewer for the Peabody Award winning film “How Do You Spell God?”

John has authored over fifty children’s books and won numerous awards including the Parents' Choice Award and the Healthy American Fitness Leader Award presented by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Says John: “I can think of no better way to use my energy and talents than to help raise funds for Meals on Wheels. And, since my years of work as Slim Goodbody focused on health and nutrition, raising funds for Meals-On-Wheels is a natural.”

Jul
28 Sat
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Darrow, starring John Burstein

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 25, 2018 2:45 PM to July 28, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
John Burstein revives the role of Clarence Darrow for 2 performances only, as the widely acclaimed "Darrow" returns to the mid-coast this July, with ticket sales to benefit Meals on Wheels.

“Clarence Darrow” portrays famous attorney Clarence Darrow, champion of underdogs, as he reminisces about his many sensational and often controversial trials. Written by David Rintels, this inspiring and entertaining production originally starred Henry Fonda on Broadway and was critically acclaimed as “gutsy, exciting, inspiring, funny, beautiful.”

Peppered with salty humor, courtroom gusto, and human relish, John Burstein’s portrayal of the colorful attorney who successfully argued such high-profile cases as the Scopes “Monkey” trial is riveting and highly entertaining.

Although Darrow’s career spanned the early decades of the 20th century, the issues he dealt with, including racial prejudice, income inequality, religious intolerance, and worker exploitation will resonate strongly with modern audiences. As Darrow put it, “I fight for the poor, the weak and the weary. For that long line of men, who in darkness and despair have borne the labors of the human race…”

John Burstein has been creating television series for over four decades. His work has aired on PBS, CBS, Nickelodeon, and Discovery. John tours theaters throughout the US and has performed his original one-man symphony show with over 70 orchestras. He has worked with the American Academy of Pediatrics on a film introducing children to surgery, with Greenpeace on an environmental special co-produced with several nations around the world, and with HBO as a consultant and interviewer for the Peabody Award winning film “How Do You Spell God?”

John has authored over fifty children’s books and won numerous awards including the Parents' Choice Award and the Healthy American Fitness Leader Award presented by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Says John: “I can think of no better way to use my energy and talents than to help raise funds for Meals on Wheels. And, since my years of work as Slim Goodbody focused on health and nutrition, raising funds for Meals-On-Wheels is a natural.”

Aug
4 Sat
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The Peacheaters

Camden, ME
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 8, 2018 12:37 PM to August 4, 2018 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The Peacheaters dig deep into the 40+ year catalog of Allman Brothers Band music and deliver an experience like no other. Fueled by admiration and passion for the music of the Allman Brothers Band, “The Peach” has won multiple Best Tribute Band awards, with media outlets raving about the authenticity of the band’s performances.
Aug
8 Wed
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Andre: The Seal Who Came Home

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The Camden Opera House presents the story of Andre, "The Seal Who Came Home". This heartwarming and unusual documentary depicts Andre's 25 years spent living in Rockport with the Goodridge family. General Admission Tickets free and open to the public.
For Tickets, please see More Information.
Aug
11 Sat
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James Judd

Camden, ME
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
PRIME: $32.00
REAR: $28.00

TICKET SALE DATES
PRIME / REAR Public Onsale: May 7, 2018 3:11 PM to August 11, 2018 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Comedian, Author and Radio Personality from NPR's Snap Judgment, James Judd is a former member of The Groundlings in Los Angeles and the New Faces at the Hollywood Improv. Often compared to David Sedaris and Oscar Wilde, Judd connects with audiences as he shares stories classified as "spectacular public embarrassments and utter failures." However humiliating, they affirm that part of being human is telling the stories that have happened to us, emphasizing that even in the face of failure, it's getting up and moving forward that matters. Join us for an evening of hilarious, dramatic and true stories

“RELAX,” Judd said to the audience. “You’re in the HANDS of a MASTER.” You can take him at his word.
— The Washington Post

Sponsored by Hawthorn Inn, Camden Maine
$28.00 - $32.00
Sep
1 Sat
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Jonathan Edwards

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $26.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: April 18, 2018 2:23 PM to September 1, 2018 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age.
Sep
13 Thu
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Camden International Film Festival

Camden, ME
United States
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Founded in 2005 and recognized as one of the top documentary film festivals in the world, the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) highlights innovative work that shows a deep commitment to the craft of nonfiction storytelling.

The 14th annual Camden International Film Festival will take place in Camden, Rockport and Rockland, Maine, from September 13 to 16. The weekend will feature screenings of nearly 80 documentary films from both emerging and established filmmakers, most of whom attend the festival for post-screening discussions.
For more information please visit Points North Institute
For Tickets, please see More Information.
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."
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 $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.
For Tickets, please see More Information.
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.

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.