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April 2020

Steven Kirby with John Stowell – postponed

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15

(4/9 - Jazz Guitar) John Stowell began his successful career in the early 1970s. He has performed and/or recorded with a long list of jazz luminaries including Milt Jackson, Lionel Hampton, Art Farmer, Conte Condoli, Herb Ellis, Bill Watrous, Mundell Lowe, George Cables, Billy Higgins, Billy Hart, Richie Cole, Paul Horn, Tom Harrrell, Don Thompson, Dave Liebman, David Friesen, and many others. John continues to tour, record, and teach internationally. He has been Artist-In-Residence at schools in Germany, Indonesia, Argentina,…

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Stephanie Fogg & Christina Ackroyd Sing Bonnie Raitt! – postponed

April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Stephanie Fogg & band

It's no secret that every blues and jazz artist on the scene today holds a special place in their heart for the music of Bonnie Raitt. Do not miss this rare opportunity to hear the incomparable duo Stephanie Fogg and Christina Ackroyd deliver their soulful take on this amazing set of songs. Featuring Stephanie Fogg and Christina Ackroyd on vocals, Andy Argondizza on guitar, Marc LaForce on tenor sax, John Berce on bass, Matthew Fogg on piano and Chris Marro…

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Etta At Last – Pat Colwell & the Soul Sensations – postponed

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$20 – $25
Etta At Last

Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations, Maines #1 Motown/Memphis Soul Revue, celebrate the musical genius of Etta James with their loving tribute to this rhythm & blues icon -- Etta (At Last). Featuring the incredibly powerful vocals of Julie Ouellette and Larissa Smith, the Soul Sensations will astound you as they weave through Etta classics like "Tell Mama," "At Last," "I Just Want To Make Love to You," and of course the incomparable "I'd Rather Go Blind." Featuring more than…

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Joe Krown – New Orleans Piano Master – postponed

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$25 – $35
Joe Krown

Award-winning New Orleans styled piano and Hammond B-3 player Joe Krown is a resident and is based out of the city of New Orleans. He has been nominated twice and won a New Orleans Big Easy Award in the Blues category in April 2001. His blues trio, Sansone, Krown & Fohl, won a 2004 Big Easy Award. Joe's third compact disc, Buckle Up, was picked #4 CD, "Best of 2000CDs" in the Times Picayune, and "Best CDs of 2000" in…

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Sean Mencher with Hugh Bowden – postponed

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Sean Mencher

"Sean Mencher is, hands down, one of the finest guitarists ever to call Maine home," Chris Busby wrote in The Bollard in his review of Mencher's latest album. "Despite his towering talent, hes also one of the most humble and gracious souls I've ever met, and yeah, that makes a difference." That album has a title that gets right to the point: Sean Mencher Plays Guitar. It consists of sixteen solo guitar pickin' instrumental tracks, most of them written by…

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Nashville to Maine – Max Ater, Sara Trunzo, Tiffany Williams – postponed

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Nashville to Maine

This folk showcase features three singers/songwriters: Born and raised on the coast of Southern Maine, award-winning singer/songwriter Max Ater (www.maxater.com) took his home-state by storm with his story-driven music and powerful voice. He released his hit 5-track EP Small Town in 2018 and is currently performing throughout New England and Nashville. Singer-songwriter Sara Trunzo (www.saratrunzo.com) was born in northern New Jersey, makes music in Nashville, Tennessee, and calls Unity, Maine, her heartland. A farmer and community organizer until 3 years…

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Ocean Ave Band – postponed

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Ocean Ave Band

(4/24) Lisa Mills and Don Wessels have played for presidents and graced the stage with some of the biggest names in show business. Nowadays they work close to home, sharing their unique brand of improvisational pop with Maine audiences 100 nights/year. For this, their first appearance at Cadenza, they've enlisted three longtime sidemen to present a night of blues both classic and original. Come on and groove! Lisa Mills (lead vocals) ranks among the hardest-working musicians in New England. Her…

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Liz Lannon Band – Married with Chitlins CD Release Party – postponed

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Liz Lannon

After twenty years on the New England blues circuit and seven albums to her credit, Liz Lannon is one of the premier local talents in Boston. Her music has been played on such well-heard radio stations as WZLX with Carter Allen, WERS, and WGBH with Brendan Hogan, WBOS with Holly Harris, WJUL with John Guregian, WATD with Peter Black, WMVY, WMSU, WCUW, and others in the greater Boston and New England area.  Now in Maine, she plays fiddle locally from…

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May 2020

Half Moon Jug Band

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Half Moon Jug Band

The Half Moon Jug Band is a 21st century jug band rooted in the Downeast humor and dry wit traditions of their home State O Maine. Upbeat and positive, the Half Moon Jug Band does whatever it takes to get you singing along and dancing in the aisles. They firmly believe that Louie, Louie is every bit as real a folk song as Shell Be Coming Round the Mountain. Before you ask: Theres no jug. Its implied. Jug band music…

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Heather Pierson Jazz Trio

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Heather Pierson Jazz Trio

Based in New Hampshire's Mount Washington Valley, Heather Pierson is a pianist, singer/songwriter, and performer, known for her bell tone vocals and equal parts New Orleans-Oscar & Brubeck jazz piano leanings.  With Shawn Nadeau on bass and Craig Bryan on drums, the Heather Pierson Jazz Trio performs a rich variety of Heather's originals, jazz and blues standards, and unique reworkings of familiar American music.  The three are best known for their annual Charlie Brown Christmas tour, wherein they present their…

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Caroline Cotter

May 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Caroline Cotter

New England-based troubadour Caroline Cotter released her newest album, Home on the River, in 2018. "Today's folk scene has a new champion, one who encapsulates the sweetness, serenity and sophistication that has always made the genre so affecting in such a timeless manner." (Country Standard Time) With a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter's songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Since her debut album, Dreaming as I Do, released…

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The Music of The Beatles

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$20 – $30
The Beatles

You definitely do not want to miss this one! All of your favorite Beatles songs in one memorable evening! Please join this Supergroup of Maine's best as they pay a fitting tribute to whom musicologist Daniel Beller McKenna calls "The Greatest Musical Group Ever!" Featuring... Shawn Boissonneault - Drums Owen Conforte - Guitar Morgan Foss - Vocals John Berce - Bass Chas Lester - Vox Stephanie Fogg - Vocals Matt Fogg - Keys Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $30.00…

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MSMT Cabaret Series: The Stars of Tomorrow

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$45 – $50
MSMT introduces the stars of tomorrow

MSMT's cabaret series at Cadenza kicks off on May 26 with a performance of musical masterpieces by the 2020 Performance Interns.

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Troy Hudson & The High Road

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Troy Hudson & The High Road

Americana rock band Troy Hudson and The High Road are Troy Hudson, Matt Kincaid, John Hurd and Leon Doyle. TH&HR have created a band filled with big hooks, soaring harmonies and an electric live show that has fans and critics talking. Maine based, Troy Hudson and The High Road are setting out on the road in 2020 in support of their latest EP Atlantic Highway. www.troyhudsonandthehighroad.com Tickets are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door.

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June 2020

RazorDaisies

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
RazorDaisies

(6/5) RazorDaisies are a top notch rock, soul, and blues outfit from New England. With a repertoire that spans Motown to Londontown, this band is comprised of vocalist Yvette Dunnigan, John Edwards on guitars, Paul Bell on drums and Seph Warren on bass. RazorDaisies perform exciting renditions of the classics by Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, as well as modern sounds from Lake Street Dive, Florence and the Machine, and Grace Potter. We also perform an acoustic…

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The Rainsockets

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
The Rainsockets

Hailing from Brunswick and Bath, Maine, The Rainsockets are three musical souls with numerous musical influences, a handful of instruments, and a repertoire of eclectic, original songs that cover a lot of musical and emotional ground. Featuring... Giff Jamison: Acoustic & Electric Guitar and vocals Nancy Sferra: Guitar, pedal steel, banjo & accordion and vocals Tom Mitchell: Bass & Acoustic Guitar and vocals Tickets are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door.

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MSMT Cabaret Series: Mamma Mia!

June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$45 – $50
MSMT at Cadenza - musical theater masterpieces

Broadway comes to Cadenza on June 9, as the cast of Mamma Mia! sings musical theater masterpieces.

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Thom Bresh

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$20 – $25
Thom Bresh

(6/11) Thom Bresh is a multi-faceted entertainer, storyteller, singer, songwriter, recording artist, impressionist, and instrumentalist with an eventful career stemming from the tender age of three. He is the son of legendary Hall of Fame guitar great Merle Travis, and can recreate that famous "Travis style" with an incredible Bresh twist. On every performance Bresh pays tribute to his father. Thom Bresh, also known as The Breshman, was the 2001 inductee into the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame. His Album…

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Mama Tried – Benefit For Maine Adaptive Skiing

June 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Mama Tried

Mam Tried are an accumulation of musicians with day jobs: Dr. John Parker on keyboards, Paul Barron and Clark Porter on guitar, Bill Clarke on bass, Pete Hutchinson on drums and Jenny Strout on vocals.  They have a math teacher, technology teacher, special educator and a guidance counselor, with a school nurse and doctor in case things get out of hand.  They came together over a period of many years and don't get out of the basement often, but they…

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Charles Bernier

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Cadenza

(6/19) Charles Bernier is a professional songwriter, playing shows all over, between Portland and Augusta. Tickets $12 in advance (order here), $15 at the door.

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Lara Herscovitch

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Lara Herscovitch

(6/20) Lara Herscovitch is a gem of a modern American troubadour. A singer-songwriter-poet and performer, she writes masterful modern folk-Americana music, sings and leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart, and delivers performances that inspire, inform, uplift and entertain diverse audiences. Sound Waves Magazine described her music as "expertly written prose songwriting at its best good for your ears AND your soul." Delivered with a voice Performer Magazine called "clear and smooth like expensive liquor," Acoustic Live in New York…

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Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Inanna

(6/21) Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, is an all-women's percussion and vocal ensemble dedicated to cultural diversity, education, and healing through the universal language of music. Blending western vocal harmonies with the polyrhythms of West Africa, the Middle East, and Brazil, they create a multicultural fusion beyond tradition. Together for 26 years, the band has recorded seven full-length albums, been invited to schools to teach drumming and culture to youth, and performed extensively. Inanna's first concert was on the Winter Solstice…

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MSMT Cabaret Series: The Sound of Music

June 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$45 – $50
MSMT at Cadenza - songs of the 60s

MSMT's Cadenza Cabaret Series continues on June 30 with a performance featuring the talented cast of The Sound of Music, singing songs from the 60s.

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July 2020

Hiroya Tsukamoto – Fingerstyle Guitar Virtuoso

July 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Hiroya Tsukamoto

Hiroya Tsukamoto is an innovative guitarist and composer who fuses folk, jazz, and world music. Born and raised in Japan, in 2000 he received a scholarship to Berklee College of music and came to the U.S. "His brand of finger style guitar is so intricate, and so blazingly fast at the same time, I kept imagining how many clones I would need to make of myself to accurately replicate his sound. One song that drove that point home was his…

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The Bridgewalkers

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
The Bridgewalkers

(7/10) After several years' hiatus, The Bridgewalkers have reformed to inhabit that musical space that only they, together, can conjure. A distinctive alloy of Americana, rock, jazz, N Orleans, blues, and funk, The Bridgewalkers' music engages the soul and twerks the booty like no other band since Little Feat--the groups initial muse. Featuring both original music and distinctive covers, its soulful grooves capture audiences with fiery edges, poignant beauty, and feral audacity. Along with performances on major labels and in…

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Savani Latin Jazz Quartet

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Savani Latin Jazz Quartet

Elspeth Savani and her band are stepping out with their original blend of Latin jazz. Traditional rhythms of Cuba and South America are given flight with jazz arrangements that highlight the improvisatory prowess of the musicians. The songs breathe with a deep lyricism, inviting the audience into a rich and unpredictable musical landscape, where cha-cha-cha, waltz and swing meet like old friends on the dance floor. The quartet hails from Seattle, where Elspeth Savani has been honored with several Earshot…

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MSMT Cabaret Series: Something Rotten

July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$45 – $50
MSMT at Cadenza - songs from "rotten" shows

The MSMT Cabaret Series at Cadenza wraps up on July 21 with songs from "rotten" shows sung by the cast of Something Rotten.

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Katie Daggett & Ed DesJardins

July 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Katie Daggett & Ed DesJardins

Local artists Katie Daggett and Ed DesJardins combine finely crafted original songs with interpretations of favorite covers they have made their own. The duo formed in 2004 and their easy presence and sublime vocal chemistry never fails to connect them with a diverse range of audiences. Tickets are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door.

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August 2020

A Tribute To Ella Fitzgerald – Mike Levine Trio featuring Wendy Pederson

August 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Mike Levine Trio

Wendy Pedersen is one of South Florida's favorite performers. Her high-energy vocal delivery, with deep, convincing emotion has been impacting audiences for many years. Wendy got her Master's degree in Jazz Performance from Florida International University and is a graduate of the University of Miami's Studio Music and Jazz Vocal program. She began her singing career in high school, but her earliest memory is poring through her mom's record collection, practically wearing out the vinyl on Elton John and Beatles…

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Onward

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Onward

(8/14 - Folk, Rock, Blues) Onward is a 6-piece band from southern Maine featuring complex 3-part vocal harmonies, unique instrumentation, and an incredibly positive outlook on life! They bring a lively mix of Americana, folk, rock and blues covers and originals, along with high-spirited energy that always engages their audience. Featuring... Rudy Gabrielson: vocals, melodia, harmonica, keyboards Wendy Cody: upright bass Chuck Prinn: drums, percussion Henry Garrou: vocals, electric guitar Kelly Walton: vocals; percussion Andrew Gabrielson: vocals, acoustic guitar Tickets…

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The Strangely Possibles

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
The Strangely Possibles

(8/15) The Strangely Possibles are Portland, Maine, based band playing a fresh blend of funky psychedelic rock-folk.  Authentic West African percussion with a ethereal cello allows for travel to new musical places. The lyrics could stand alone as simple poetry and the band competent arrangements support the emotion behind those lyrics, sung honestly by Al Timpson. The Strangely Possibles are in it to have fun but strive to keep it fresh. As one critic noted, "A tasty stew of musical…

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Alana MacDonald of Devonsquare

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Alana MacDonald

Alana MacDonald --alan singer, songwriter, and violinist of the super folk trio Devonsquare -- will be at Cadenza for an exciting night showcasing Alana's talents and charm. Alana is celebrating her 50th year with Devonsquare by performing new songs and old favorites with her bandmates Robbie Coffin, Teg Glendon, and pianist Mike McGinnis. The band released five records between 1983 and 1996, two on Atlantic Records. They toured with Peter Frampton and Melanie, opening for many artists such as Bonnie…

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The Collins Band

August 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
The Collins Band

The Collins Band, based in Southern Maine, plays a mix of modern and classic blues, jazz, and Americana.   Their repertoire includes Susan Tedeschi, Keb' Mo', Etta James, Koko Taylor and all the good stuff in between. The Collins Band is: Dave Collins: vocals and guitars Crista Collins Koerber: vocals and percussion Rudy Gabrielson: blues harmonica, keyboards and vocals Paul Riechmann: stand-up bass and vocals Chuck Prinn: drums Tickets are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door.

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September 2020

When Particles Collide

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
When Particles Collide

(9/4) Trained as a jazz drummer and choral vocalist, Chris met Sasha, a self-taught punk rocker and singer-songwriter, in the spring of 2010 when they were both cast in a Bangor, Maine, production of the rock ‘n roll musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. They have been working together ever since to find where disparate influences come together to service the most important part of any musical endeavor, the song. Their songs catch the imagination of seated audiences in listening…

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Denny Breau

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$15 – $20
Denny Breau

(9/12) Denny Breau’s rhythmically flawless and dazzlingly clear style allows him to do amazing and stunning things with a six-string guitar. He first draws in an audience with a finely arranged melody and then slides effortlessly into scorching fingerwork that sets ears aflame. The lighting fast guitar lines that seem almost humanly impossible to accomplish are balanced with those that have a quiet intimacy and wrap tenderly around his carefully crafted songs. He mixes genres with ease — folk, Delta…

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Yellow Sun Wreckers

September 26 @ 7:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Yellow Sun Wreckers

The Yellow Sun Wreckers (www.yellowsunwreckers.com) is a Maine-based, 21st century honky-tonk band which dishes up a rich gumbo of American roots music. The bands repertoire is made up of its versions of classic rhythm and blues, rock, country, and folk tunes spiced with ragtime and soul. The group draws inspiration (and some of its repertoire and name, too) from the yellow Sun records turned out by Memphis famed Sun Studio. The Wreckers good-time music features Renee St. Jeans powerful and…

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October 2020

Novel Jazz Septet

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Novel Jazz Septet

(10/3 - Jazz) Novel Jazz is a group based in Mid-coast Maine with members from all across the state. They play mainstream swinging jazz. For years they have been focusing on the works of the great jazz composers Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Tickets are $12 in advance (visit cadenzafreeport.com), $15 at the door.

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Dave Rowe

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Dave Rowe

For most of his career, like most traveling musicians, Dave has lived out of cars and suitcases, eaten in quaint diners and fast-food joints, playing gigs along the way. Armed with a guitar, a dream, a quick wit, a soaring tenor voice, and the heart of an entertainer, he has enthralled audiences everywhere he's gone, bringing them from raucous singalongs to laughter to tears and everything in between. Dave's music is handmade and heartfelt. It springs from deep roots borne…

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Anni Clark

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Anni Clark

(10/24)  Anni Clark is part folk, part blues, sometimes pop, but all parts original. With decades of touring and seven successful recordings under her belt, this Maine native has pleased audiences nationwide with her captivating voice, mindful lyrics and spot-on guitar style. Her 2019 song & video "I'm With You Greta" was screened at the International Environmental Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain, & won Best Folk Video at the Music Video Portland Awards in January 2020. Maine's Kennebec Journal wrote…

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