Camden Opera House


Oct
15 Mon
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US Air Force Heritage of America 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.
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Oct
24 Wed
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CIFF Selects

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Points North Institute/Camden International Film Festival partners with the Camden Opera House and other community partners to present this monthly series of award winning documentary films. Check back for upcoming titles! Other dates in this series include January 23, February 27, and March 27.

General Admission Tickets $10, available at the door only. Students Free.
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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 | 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!

THIS IS A GENERAL ADMISSION EVENT
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.
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Nov
10 Sat
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Everyman Repertory Theatre presents: A Dolls House, Part II

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
A Doll’s House, Part 2 explores, in uproarious fashion, the emotional chaos that results when Nora Helmer returns to the home from which she exited fifteen years earlier. Long-simmering resentments boil over in an intellectual and comedic slugfest about ideas, love – and the rights of women in the modern world.

The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, W Magazine and Time Out New York all called A Doll’s House, Part 2 "the best play of the Broadway season."

Performances are on Saturdays November 10, 17, and 24 and Friday November 23 at 7 pm and Sundays November 11 and 18 at 3 pm.

Directed by David Troup the cast features Jen Hodgson in the role of Nora, Paul Hodgson as Torvald, Christine West as Anne-Marie and Erin Christine Walsh as Emmy.

Set design is by Andrew White, Lights by Tom Sadowski, Costumes by Elaine Bielenberg and Original Music by Nathan Davis.
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Nov
11 Sun
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Everyman Repertory Theatre presents: A Dolls House, Part II

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 3:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
A Doll’s House, Part 2 explores, in uproarious fashion, the emotional chaos that results when Nora Helmer returns to the home from which she exited fifteen years earlier. Long-simmering resentments boil over in an intellectual and comedic slugfest about ideas, love – and the rights of women in the modern world.

The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, W Magazine and Time Out New York all called A Doll’s House, Part 2 "the best play of the Broadway season."

Performances are on Saturdays November 10, 17, and 24 and Friday November 23 at 7 pm and Sundays November 11 and 18 at 3 pm.

Directed by David Troup the cast features Jen Hodgson in the role of Nora, Paul Hodgson as Torvald, Christine West as Anne-Marie and Erin Christine Walsh as Emmy.

Set design is by Andrew White, Lights by Tom Sadowski, Costumes by Elaine Bielenberg and Original Music by Nathan Davis.
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Nov
16 Fri
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Blue Café Presents: Alice Limoges

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:30 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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Nov
17 Sat
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Everyman Repertory Theatre presents: A Dolls House, Part II

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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Nov
18 Sun
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Everyman Repertory Theatre presents: A Dolls House, Part II

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 3:00 PM
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Nov
23 Fri
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Everyman Repertory Theatre presents: A Dolls House, Part II

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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Nov
24 Sat
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Everyman Repertory Theatre presents: A Dolls House, Part II

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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Nov
30 Fri
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The Nutracker

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Dancers from the Atlantic Ballet Company and P2P Dance Company will once again present this timeless holiday classic. Stay tuned! Tickets onsale soon.
Performances Nov. 30, Dec., Sat. Dec. 1, and Sun. Dec. 2.

CAMDEN TOWN OFFICE DOES NOT SELL TICKETS TO THIS EVENT
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Dec
8 Sat
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Lúnasa Presents: An Irish Christmas

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

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: October 10, 2018 10:33 AM to December 8, 2018 6:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The band dubbed “the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet” returns to the Camden Opera House!

Lúnasa is composed of Kevin Crawford (flutes, low whistles and tin whistles), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass), Ed Boyd (guitar), Seán Smyth (fiddle and low whistle) and Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes and low whistles).

The band is internationally acknowledged as being one of the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfits of recent times. They are renowned for their stunning shows honed by superb musicianship and a constant touring cycle. They have performed over 1,500 shows across 36 countries since the band formed in 1997. The band has appeared at internationally renowned venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, National Concert Hall (Dublin), Sydney Opera House, and Moscow International House of Music. They have been invited to appear at the White House.

Their inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. Their recordings have been hailed as some of the best and most important world music albums anywhere, while their blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music.

With opener Ashley Davis!

Event is generously sponsored by Abigail's Inn and Hawthorn Inn of Camden.



THIS IS A GENERAL ADMISSION EVENT
Dec
16 Sun
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Bay Chamber Concerts Presents Street Corner Symphony

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 4:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Street Corner Symphony is a contemporary a cappella group based out of Nashville, Tennessee, founded on 28 May 2010 to compete in NBC's all-vocal competition, The Sing-Off. These southern gents quickly won over Sing-Off judges Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five), Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men), and Nicole Scherzinger (The Pussycat Dolls), and--most importantly--millions of NBC primetime viewers after demonstrating their unique, laid-back-yet-dynamic style of a cappella. Since their success on The Sing-Off, Street Corner Symphony has made their mark on the music world, recording albums, providing clinics for schools, giving benefits for cancer, performing across the country and around the world, and even working with major artists including Ben Folds, Alison Krauss, and Take 6's Claude McKnight.

The five members of the group all hail from Nashville TN and include brothers, Jeremy and Jonathan Lister. Street Corner Symphony moves seamlessly between most styles of music, feeling at home in all of them. Their repertoire covers a wide range, from gospel and barbershop to rock and pop, appealing to the young and old alike.

General Admission Tickets are $25 adults, $10 under the age of 25.

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Feb
7 Thu
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Mallet Brothers Band and Toboggan Nationals Weekend

Camden, ME
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GEN ADMISSION ADULT: $22.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GEN ADMISSION ADULT Public Onsale: October 10, 2018 2:20 PM to February 7, 2019 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Maine’s own roots rock masters the Mallet Brothers Band arrives just in time for Toboggan Nationals
weekend!

The Mallett Brothers Band is an independent rock and roll / Americana / country band from Maine. Their busy tour schedule since forming in 2009 has helped them to build a dedicated fanbase across the U.S. and beyond while still calling the state of Maine their home. With a style that ranges from alt-country to Americana, country, jam and roots rock, theirs is a musical melting pot that's influenced equally by the singer/songwriter tradition as by harder rock, classic country and psychedelic sounds.

Texas Hill Country Explore Magazine calls them “New England’s wildly eclectic crew of genre rebels.” Bill Copeland Music News says “Combining their authentic roots rock sound with a reflective lyrical style that perceives stories on the level of epic myth, it’s like William Faulkner has been resurrected with an electric guitar in hand.."

The Mallett Brothers Band has performed at some of the country’s top venues and festivals, including Austin Texas’s famed Continental Club; Alexandria, Virginia’s Birchmere (sharing the stage with Oklahoma red-dirt rockers The Turnpike Troubadors), New Hampshire’s Meadowbrook Pavilion (opening for The Allman Brothers Band, and again opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd); Nashville’s Bluebird; and Little Rock’s The Rev Room, to name a few. Festival appearances include FloydFest (Virginia), Hop Jam (Vermont), Nateva (Maine), The New England Country Music Festival (New Hampshire), Eastbound Throwdown (New York), and many more.

Joined by opener the Oshima Brothers!

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Feb
22 Fri
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Camden Conference

Camden, ME
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
As China emerges as a major global power, it faces complex challenges in its domestic economic, social, environmental and political affairs and its relations with Asian neighbors, the United States and the broader international community. Chinese investment on all continents is both welcomed and regarded with some anxiety, while Chinese diplomatic intervention has been essential to stability on the Korean peninsula. Taking an active role in shaping global dialogues, China is now attracting European as well as Asian nations to new multilateral institutions. In Beijing, the absolute authority of the Chinese Communist Party has been reconfirmed, and President Xi now has the option to remain his country’s leader for as long as he wishes. “Chinese wisdom and a Chinese approach to solving the problems facing mankind” can help solve global problems, says President Xi. But is China ready for global leadership? And as its global role expands, by intention or by default, what will that mean for the United States, for Japan, India, Russia and other neighboring nations?

Expert presenters from China, East Asia, Europe, and the U.S. will describe and analyze these challenges. Drawing on their extensive professional and personal experiences, the speakers will explore a wide range of topics: issues and expectations within Chinese society today; the dramatic reduction in overall poverty and the rise of a middle class; the roles of the Chinese Communist Party and its leadership; the outlook for China’s economy, long fueled by exports and substantial foreign investment; China’s aspirations in technology and innovation; the environmental impact of China’s industrial expansion and its role in addressing climate change worldwide; relations with neighboring countries in Northeast and Southeast Asia; and current and future U.S.-China relations, including controversies over trade, human rights, and the U.S. role in the stability and security of the Asia-Pacific region.
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Mar
6 Wed
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Ranky Tanky

Camden, ME
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $36.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT Public Onsale: October 12, 2018 1:04 PM to March 6, 2019 6:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
“Gullah” comes from West African language and means “a people blessed by God.” “Ranky Tanky” translates loosely as “Work It,” or “Get Funky!”

In this spirit this Charleston, SC based quintet performs timeless music of Gullah culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the musical roots of Charleston, SC are “rank” and fertile ground from which these contemporary artists are grateful to have grown.

THIS IS A GENERAL ADMISSION EVENT
Mar
29 Fri
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Mile Twelve | 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.

THIS IS A GENERAL ADMISSION EVENT

$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.