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June 2020

The Work Trucks (livestream)

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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(Alternative) The Work Trucks will be performing at Cadenza without a physical audience. The performance will be live streamed on the Cadenza Facebook page. You will have the opportunity to financially support the artist through Facebook. 100% of your voluntary support goes to the artist.

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Etta At Last – Pat Colwell & the Soul Sensations

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$20
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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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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