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Cadenza

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5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
(207) 229-2738 https://www.cadenzafreeport.com/

August 2020

Steven Kirby with John Stowell

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
John Stowell

(8/6 - Jazz) Guitarist, composer, and educator Steven Kirby is known for performing exciting, melodic, lyrical and expressive jazz as well performing in other contemporary styles. He has appeared on multiple recordings, including three as a leader (Point Of Balance, North Light and Illuminations). Illuminations was a Downbeat Magazine Editor's Pick and was included on the Grammy Nominations long list in 4 categories. He has performed and/or recorded with many of today most respected contemporary musicians including Chris Potter, Mike Manieri…

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Blue Star Teachings with Mi’kmaq Elder David Lonebear Sanipass

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$27 – $37
Ancient Echoes presents Blue Star Teachings

"Time to Assemble the Star People!" On August 9, Maine-based organization Ancient Echoes presents Blue Star Teachings with Mi'kmaq Elder David Lonebear Sanipass for the first time in a hybrid in-person and online event. Attendees will be able to hear six speakers and musical guest, Emel Michael live from London England, as well as Chantel Purcell and Trevor Sanipass live from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. There will be stories from Roberta Halloway who is a local Maine community member, contact…

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Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Inanna

(8/13 - Percussion and Vocal Ensemble) 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…

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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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Sean Mencher

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

(8/15 - Solo Guitar) "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, he's 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…

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Meraki

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Meraki

(8/22 - Eclectic) From Motown to Londontown with a nod to Nashville, Meraki brings polished piano and guitar accompaniment to stellar vocals. Sophie Patenaude and John Edwards create perfect musical atmosphere influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Queen, Beyonce, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Adele, Stevie Wonder, Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Elton John, and Billy Joel. Meraki has performed at Port City Music Hall, The Bitter End, The Empire, Portland House of Music, Tiqa, Elmwood Resort Hotel, Merrill Auditorium, and Portsmouth Music Hall Tickets…

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Satori

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Satori

(8/29 - Jazz) Satori's repertoire extends over a few decades of improvisational music, from Laurent's original compositions to the music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, and Freddie Hubbard, arranged for guitar trio, and also on occasion the music of Jimi Hendrix, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Eric Johnson, and more. Laurent Brondel is a musician and luthier originating from Paris, France. Besides producing his recordings for Skam Records, Tone Casualties, and Statra Recordings when living in NYC, he also performed with…

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September 2020

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

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Nashville to Maine

(9/3 - Folk) 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…

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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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Finestkind Country Band

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

(9/11 - Country/Blues/Honky-tonk) Finestkind Country Band is made up of fine musicians dedicated to enhancing your experience of traditional country music and its kissin' cousins, blues and honky-tonk. Jeff Merrow is a Nashville alum, having sought his fortune there before returning to Maine. He is a true natural, has played in several rock and blues bands and has a dynamic solo act. We put out the country bait, he bit, and we reeled him in. He is a creative, tasteful,…

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Stone Quarry Band

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

(9/5 - Folk) Stone Quarry Band features three musicians with eclectic musical backgrounds and styles. The resulting folk-fusion style gives new life to classic gems, timeless folk, and original takes on the human experience in everyday life, all with a soulful blend of harmony, rhythm, and guitar. You'll hear tunes you'll recognize from the last four decades as well as original material you'll want to hear again! The current lineup includes Stacey Jacobsohn on vocals and percussion, Stan Davis on…

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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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Caroline Cotter

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Caroline Cotter

(9/17 - Folk) 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…

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Pink Houses – Tribute to John Mellencamp

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Pink Houses - Tribute to John Mellencamp

(9/18 - Classic Rock) The Music of America's Heartland - Pink Houses performs the music of John Cougar Mellencamp. Authentically reproducing the sound of Mellencamp's roots Rock n Roll, Pink Houses brings a high-energy show filled with all the familiar hits. Tickets are $12.00 in advance (at brownpapertickets) and $15.00 at the door. NOTE: Cadenza is a busy place with a very active calendar - sometimes our webmaster can't keep up with all that's going on over there. We recommend…

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Pat Colwell & The Soul Sensations

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

(9/19 - Classic Soul) Don't miss the chance to see this dynamic group of musicians as they take you through the classic soul discography! Tickets are $12.00 in advance (at brownpapertickets) and $15.00 at the door. NOTE: Cadenza is a busy place with a very active calendar - sometimes our webmaster can't keep up with all that's going on over there. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance. If you're checking them out on the spur of the moment, we recommend…

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Memphis Lightning

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Memphis Lightning

Blues at Cadenza, 12/6, 7pm. Memphis Lightning was born out of tradition with a pedigree second to none.  Having played with blues legend Eddie "Blues Man" Kirkland, Memphis Lightning are the real deal.  Their energetic performances will bring you back to the days when the jukejoints were rockin' and the blues was king.  So bring a friend, roll back the rug and get on the floor....Memphis Lightning is in the house.

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The Jumpin’ Willys

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
The Jumpin' Willys

(9/25 - Soul Covers) Playing covers of classics by the Grateful Dead, Santana, Dave Mathews, Bob Marley and more. The Jumpin' Willys just want to add a little sunshine to your soul! Tickets are $12.00 in advance (at brownpapertickets) and $15.00 at the door. NOTE: Cadenza is a busy place with a very active calendar - sometimes our webmaster can't keep up with all that's going on over there. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance. If you're checking them out…

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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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November 2020

Mama Tried – Benefit For Maine Adaptive Skiing

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$12 – $15
Mama Tried

(11/14 - Eclectic) Mama 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…

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The Strangely Possibles

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cadenza, 5 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032 United States
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$16 – $20
The Strangely Possibles

(8/15 - funky psychedelic rock-folk) The Strangely Possibles are a 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,…

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