Welcome to Meetinghouse Arts.
The mission of Meetinghouse Arts is to cultivate Greater Freeport as a vibrant center for arts and culture by fostering creative collaboration, expanding access to arts and cultural assets, and amplifying the arts and culture as powerful tools to create, strengthen, and connect community.
Now on the Meetinghouse Arts Stage:
The Hadacol Bouncers
Saturday Nov. 12 at 7:00 PM
The Hadacol Bouncers play the music of Fats Waller, James P. Johnson, Louis Armstrong and more.
The music is a fun hybrid of New Orleans Jazz, Chicago Style Jazz, novelty songs and other classics from the great American songbook. Hadacol has a traditional line up of banjo/tenor guitar, piano, tuba, drums, trombone, soprano sax/clarinet and trumpet/cornet.
The Hadacol Bouncers formed in the summer of 2013 for a Portland, Maine Swing Dance festival and have never looked back. They have continued their close association with the dance crowd and are always looking to play for dancers.
The group is a joint effort by co-band leaders Tom Whitehead (piano) and Peter Dunphy (banjo). Tom has a multi-style background in blues, New Orleans R&B and bebop piano. Peter has been playing New Orleans and Chicago-style jazz since he was fourteen. For the Hadacol Bouncers, Tom and Peter handpicked some of their favorite musicians from the Portland and Portsmouth jazz scene. Like any band of this size, there are several players who rotate in and out, but the following are the established core.
For tickets click HERE or pay at the door.
Now in the Meetinghouse Arts Gallery
Programs, Projects, and Services
Meetinghouse Arts is committed to supporting the local arts & cultural sector and engaging Greater Freeport’s residents and visitors in arts and cultural activities. Among the many programs Meetinghouse Arts undertakes to fulfill its mission are professional development workshops, networking events, youth workshops, concerts, publicity, and our flagship project, the Meetinghouse Arts Stage and Gallery.
Meetinghouse Arts provides space for a wide range of arts and humanities activities, including art shows, history exhibits, theater, concerts, workshops, and much more. It is available to both locals and touring groups and is a new creative focal point for the Greater Freeport area, helping to strengthen our creative economy. To find out how your group can use Meetinghouse Arts, contact our interim director, Suzanne Watson.
Change is coming! Watch for our new, improved website – thanks to our foundational sponsor Bath Savings – coming soon.