Camden Opera House


Jun
23 Sat
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Lost and Guided

Camden, ME
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 8, 2018 11:03 AM to June 23, 2018 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
New England Arab American Organization - NEAAO is proud to invite you to a staged reading of an incredible new play; "Lost and Guided", written and directed by Irene Kapustina from the Angle Project.

"Lost and Guided" tells the story of how the lives of four young Syrians are changed forever after anti-government protests transpire in the city of Daraa. Throughout the next six years, each of them is forced to undergo a unique and heroic journey, while the turmoil in their country erupts into a full-fledged civil war. From the Middle East to the streets of New Orleans, "Lost and Guided" is a universal story of love, friendship, and the struggle for happiness.

"Lost and Guided" is an original play based on interviews conducted with Syrian refugees. Approximately 90% of the script was taken directly from interview transcripts. The play was produced by Conrad Fisher and The Angle Project in August 2017 and originally ran for 4 consecutive weeks at UNDER St. Marks Theater in New York City.

Critics have called it: "an incredible new play" (ABC News), "a stunning new play" (Huffington Post), and "Theatre at its best..." (The Reviews Hub). The play's production was also profiled in Entertainment Weekly.

Reception including finger food at 6:00 pm, performance starts at 7:00 pm. Performance will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A

About the organizer:
New England Arab American Organization - NEAAO founded and lead by Zoe Sahloul, an immigrant herself, with a mission to help ease the integration of Arab immigrants into the American society and bridge the gap between the cultures. NEAAO is one of the lead organizations that provides opportunities for Arab immigrant to start building their new lives in Maine.
Jun
27 Wed
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Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
CIFF Selects will present the brand new HBO film "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Head".

The film, directed by Marina Zenovich and produced by Alex Gibney and Shirel Kozak, is an intimate — and heartbreaking — portrait of one of the world’s most beloved and inventive comedians.

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind follows the comedian/actor through his extraordinary life and career and reveals what drove him to give voice to the characters in his mind. Told largely by Robin himself, with lots of never-before-seen footage.

Tickets are $10, available at the door only (Camden Town Offices do NOT sell tickets to CIFF events). Students now FREE! Sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank.
For Tickets, please see More Information.
Jun
30 Sat
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The Ballroom Thieves

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $18.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 8, 2018 11:36 AM to June 30, 2018 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This hot rock band harnesses handsome harmonies and nimble, sturdy acoustic folk. Returning to the Camden Opera House by popular demand!

The Ballroom Thieves fought through a year of tribulations with their sophomore album, 2016’s Deadeye, as their shield and sword. Only through continuing to write and perform together was the band, consisting of guitarist Martin Earley, cellist Cailin Peters, and drummer Devin Mauch, able to fend off their darker days. While the skies may not be completely clear, the path ahead is-and the trio make their first steps forward today.

The next phase begins with their new single, “Only Lonely”, a track that harnesses the Thieves’ handsome harmonies and nimble, sturdy acoustic folk. Though disarmingly warm, the lyrics expose the terrible version of oneself that emerges when an unhealthy mental state gains control. “I think anyone who has struggled with depression, anxiety, or profound lonliness can identify with the idea that sadness is at once a passenger and a conductor,” says Earley, “and sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference.”

Just as the Thieves survive on the strength of their reliance on each other, however, the chorus of howls throughout the song remind the listener that we never battle alone. “Depression can be an isolating maze, but despite the reclusive heaviness of the words in the song we attempt to keep a team mentality when a band mate, partner, or friend is living in the darkness,” says Peters. “The band remains and gains strength after the touring years have taken their toll, sometimes howling as one, other times answering the cry of distress, but always relentlessly singing.”

More details on the EP are forthcoming, but their Nettwek debut single makes one thing clear: The Ballroom Thieves are stronger together than ever, and they’re ready to confront both inner and outer demons with the assurance of a band that’s only begun to rise.
SPONSORED BY MAINE MAGAZINE
Jul
6 Fri
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Senator Angus King: Experience on the Senate Intelligence Committee

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
At this free event, Senator King will discuss highlights of his work on the Senate Intelligence Committee looking into Russian intrusion into the 2016 election. He will also reflect on the roles of Congressional oversight in general, how it works when it works, and how it doesn't when it doesn't. After the talk, there will be a chance for audience engagement and a Q&A session moderated by Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations director Tom DeMarco.

Event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations. Doors open at 6 pm.
For Tickets, please see More Information.
Jul
11 Wed
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Camden International Film Festival presents Recovery Boys

Camden, ME
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Maine is one of the states hardest hit by the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis, but people across the Midcoast region are working on the front lines of this epidemic, saving lives, raising awareness, and developing new solutions.

Points North Institute and Coastal Healthcare Alliance are partnering to organize a midcoast Maine tour of Oscar-nominated director Elaine McMillion Sheldon’s RECOVERY BOYS. Each free screening will be followed by a community forum featuring Elaine and local leaders in healthcare, law enforcement, recovery and community services.

ABOUT THE FILM
In the heart of America’s opioid epidemic, four men attempt to reinvent their lives and mend broken relationships after years of drug abuse. RECOVERY BOYS, from Academy Award nominated director Elaine McMillion Sheldon, is an intimate look at the strength, brotherhood, and courage that it takes to overcome addiction, laying bare the internal conflict of recovery.

This screening is co-presented by the Camden Opera House and is free and open to the public.

For Tickets, please see More Information.
Jul
16 Mon
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Opera Maine presents Three Decembers

Camden, ME
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
STUDENT: $14.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $22.00

TICKET SALE DATES
STUDENT / GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: April 18, 2018 1:57 PM to July 16, 2018 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Set in the Decembers of 1986, 1996, and 2006, this 90-minute opera tells the story of a famous stage actress, Madeline Mitchell, and her two adult children, Beatrice and Charlie, as they struggle to know and love one another. Timothy Steele, Music Director Richard Gammon, Director.
$14.00 - $22.00
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
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.

Writes Dagney Ernest of the Free Press: The play, by David Rintels, portrays famous attorney Clarence Darrow, champion of underdogs, as he reminisces about his many sensational and often controversial trials. This inspiring and entertaining production 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: 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.”

Many will recognize Burstein from his countless appearances as Slim Goodbody on PBS, CBS’s “Captain Kangaroo” as well as from his recent original musical “The Night Kitchen, performed in Camden and on the Portland Stage last summer. According to Burstein, “As it happens, my mother was a NY State Supreme Court Judge, my father was a labor relations attorney and my son a Federal Public Defender – so the law, and its impact for good or ill has always been an important part of my social conscience. I can think of no better way to use my energy and talents than to help raise funds for the Restorative Justice Project. And, since my years of work as Slim Goodbody focused on health and nutrition, raising funds for Meals-On-Wheels is a natural.”

Meals-On-Wheels brings food to hundreds of senior Mainers every day, thus allowing them to remain in their homes.”
Jul
28 Sat
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Darrow, starring John Burstein

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
 More Information
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.

Writes Dagney Ernest of the Free Press: The play, by David Rintels, portrays famous attorney Clarence Darrow, champion of underdogs, as he reminisces about his many sensational and often controversial trials. This inspiring and entertaining production 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: 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.”

Many will recognize Burstein from his countless appearances as Slim Goodbody on PBS, CBS’s “Captain Kangaroo” as well as from his recent original musical “The Night Kitchen, performed in Camden and on the Portland Stage last summer. According to Burstein, “As it happens, my mother was a NY State Supreme Court Judge, my father was a labor relations attorney and my son a Federal Public Defender – so the law, and its impact for good or ill has always been an important part of my social conscience. I can think of no better way to use my energy and talents than to help raise funds for the Restorative Justice Project. And, since my years of work as Slim Goodbody focused on health and nutrition, raising funds for Meals-On-Wheels is a natural.”

Meals-On-Wheels brings food to hundreds of senior Mainers every day, thus allowing them to remain in their homes.”
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!

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.