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Scheduled Performances for 2020:  
February 28 (Friday): Ghost of Paul Revere click for details
The Boston Globe said the Ghost is like "Mumford & Sons meet the Avett Brothers with a twist of bluegrass. Old Crow Medicine Show with three-part harmonies. The Band for millennials. The Maine-grown, foot-stompin' holler-folk quartet create the type of music for which festivals are made".

Very well said, and we will add that our staff saw these guys in a little bar a few years ago when they were just starting out. My crew was at a big arena show that was less than exciting...so they left. Lucky for the SMAC kids, The Ghost of Paul Revere was playing right across the street. Needless to say, their night was salvaged when they got to hear these guys. And we have been booking them ever since, They quickly rose to star power, but we are happy they will still come back to our humble barn on the hill. A local to national success story and always a quick sell out..don't miss'em! Oh, and you couldn"t meet a nicer group of guys!

February 29 ( Saturday): Alana MacDonald (of Devonsquare) click for details
Alana MacDonald singer, songwriter and violinist of the super folk trio Devonsquare will be here at SMAC for a 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 Raiit, Kris Kristofferson and Roy Orbison. After the death of band member, Herb Ludwig ,in 2005 ,Tom and Alana joined Rex Fowler from Aztec Two Step in "The John Lennon Project: from 2010 to 2014. Tom Dean retired in 2018 and after saying goodbye to Devonsquare, Alana, after much soul searching, decided to move forward solo. Don’t miss this rare night with the multi talented and striking Alana.

March 3 ( Tuesday): Robert Cray Band click for details
Can't wait to hear the best band in the world. If you haven't seen'em you have to..if you already have, you know you miss'em! Blues guitarist and singer songwriter Robert Cray is a five-time Grammy Award winner and a Blues Hall of Famer of course, but all the accolades in the world will not do justice to his live show. You know I talk about those hand full of artists that I always say you gotta see...this is one of them. Few both play guitar and sing so smoothly and heartfelt and that band is killer. And did I say they are the nicest buncha guys you will ever meet? Come see for yerself. A rare up close and personal concert. A SMAC FAV!

NOTE: Sorry, no Tabs applicable.

March 6 ( Friday): Lankum click for details
Lankum has two sides…a joyous and ruckus foot stomping side and a beautiful and dark side…its the dark side that drew me to them. Made up of brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch, Cormac MacDiarmada and Radie Peat, Lankum have gained worldwide acclaim for their first two albums and captivating, often euphoric live performances. Their recent release, ‘The Livelong Day’, has made it into three of NPR’s music's staff picks of The Best Albums of 2019 Lankum honour the sacredness of traditional Irish tunes, but allow them to metamorphose, to grow and breathe like the heavy, ancient breath of the Uilleann pipes Lankum are the type of band you never knew you where searching for. A group of individuals united by a gang mentality whose close vocal harmonies, instrumental interplay and dramatic storytelling pin you to the seat and revive the spirit. They show that folk music can be angry, progressive and is still a vital force today.

On a personal note: I am wicked excited about this bnad..you should be too. Come see what thousands of their homeland fans are talking about. Here are some samples of those “sides” ... Sargeant William Bailey and The Granite Gaze.

March 7 ( Saturday): Los Lobos click for details
One of the most acclaimed American bands of the 1980s and '90s, Los Lobos were seasoned musical veterans with nearly 15 years of experience under their belts when they scored their first hit in 1987 with a cover of Richie Valens' "La Bamba." Though their time as pop stars was short, the group -- who enjoyed calling themselves "just another band from East L.A." -- won over critics and a legion of loyal fans with their bracing mixture of rock, blues, Tex-Mex, country, R&B, and Mexican folk sounds, with the band's sound ranging from gentle acoustic ballads to the outer limits of experimental rock. While often cited as one of the great bands of Latino Rock, Los Lobos' eclectic sound in fact defined them as a vital example of America's cultural melting pot. In 2015, Los Lobos released the bold and eclectic album Gates of Gold; the album's arrival coincided with the publication of Los Lobos: Dream in Blue, a group biography written by veteran Los Angeles music journalist Chris Morris. And as far as SMAC goes, we bleepin' love this band!!

March 11 ( Wednesday): Bob Marley (comedian) click for details
We just can't book enough shows to satisfy Bob’s ever growing audience. And for good reason. Bob is not just our Maine comedian, he is one of the funniest people in the current world of comedy. His viral videos have thrust him into further popularity as one of the hottest and most sought after comedians in the country. But we are lucky he will still come to us! You know'em, you love'm...more than 15 years as a stand-up comic, Maine's own Bob Marley has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late night TV circuit: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. But all those accolades aside, he is just one of us, and we can't get enough of him. Expect yet another sell out.

March 13 (Friday): Glen Phillips and Chris Barron click for details
We are never usually this cool. Two great songwriters, one great night and its an honor to have these artists here together.

Glen Phillips singer and songwriter of the alt rock group Toad the Wet Sprocket. Many solo albums and collaborations later, he constantly reinventing and creating.

Chris Barron (of the Spin Doctors) The zeitgeist is a moving target, and Chris Barron has always been a crack shot. The New York songwriter is no longer the debutant who set out on the circuit’s sharp end in 1988 with $100, a battered acoustic and a headful of the alt-rock anthems that would elevate Spin Doctors to global stardom. He’s a veteran approaching 50, living in a world changed beyond recognition, compelled to write the music that chronicles the here-and-now.

March 14
( Saturday): St. Paddy's Dimming of the Day Dinner click for details
Featuring The Carol Noonan Trio and Erica Brown and Josepehine County

A celebration of the greenest of holidays. Come join us for a night of Irish music and a festive Irish feast. Carol Noonan, with her guitarists Duke Levine and Kevin Barry peforming along with that lovely fiddler Erica Brown and her Irish group Josephine County. And don't worry if you don't like Corned Beef, there will be plenty of other options. But for those of you who do like that "corney" dish, Carol's version like her Danny Boy, is the best that this blarney neck of the woods has to offer.!!!

Here is a little sample of the evening's music:


Carol doing Danny Boy
and Erica and Josephine County an old Trad tune:

Doors open at the dimming of the day at 4:30pm
Fun starts at 5:00 pm with apps and a welcome drink in Quisi Barn
Seating will begin at 5:30 pm in the Main Hall so please be prompt so we can start the first set once everyone is seated.

DINNER: Apps, a welcome drink, salad, dinner, dessert and coffee are included. Tickets include dinner and music! Gratuity and beverages other than arrival welcome drink NOT included.

March 20 ( Friday): Tim Gearan click for details
Why Tim is not famous is always a question I ask myself when he is here. A soulful blues man who writes amazing songs. His tunes are smitten with infectious grooves , and his voice is just one of my favorites. With guitar in hand he's a little Keb Mo and little Chris Smither. His latest album really channels Smither. Here is a clip from "Mostly Love”.

Here with his trio, comes highly SMAC Recommended

March 21 ( Saturday): Kat Edmonson click for details
Back again….because everyone was blown away by Kat!!!!!

I saw this gal on CBS Saturday morning ("Saturday Sessions" is a great program that showcases rising stars.....highly recommend it). She is known most as a jazz singer, but she calls her music vintage pop. Whatever you call it, it is completely pure. She has shared stages with the likes of Lyle Lovett, Asleep at the Wheel, and Chris Isaac with appearances on Prairie Home Companion and E Town. When I heard her, there was something about her that reminded me of hearing Joni Mitchell when I was a kid.. She doesn't sound like her, or the music isn't the similar, but the command of her craft and her band reminds me of Joni. A terrific song writer with the sounds of a jazz singer, but the feel of an old folk singer.

Speaking of jazz, check out this video of one of the many sides of her. But this is the sweet song that stopped me in my tracks when I heard it.

And these are just samples of her live...take some time and get lost in some of her videos on YouTube. Like her songs, they are like mini vintage movies harkening back to a time when ceramic dogs and typewriters were the norm. (for some of us,it still is :>) There are so many great videos of her....too many to pick, so again, spend a few minutes and discover this amazing talent. Seems like everyone in the critical world knows about her.....now its your turn. Comes Very Very Highly SMAC Recommended. Don’t be the one that misses her this time!!!

March 28 (Saturday): Ward Hayden & the Outliers click for details
(formerly Girls, Guns and Glory)
If Chris Isaac, Buddy Holly and Buck Owens started a band, it might sound like these guys! The twangy country rock and roll sounds of this fun band, is fronted by SMAC favorite and crooner Ward Hayden (we love him!) A smooth, authentic honky tonk/early rock & roll vibe with some country-folk thrown in there too...it is hard to peg these guys....but that's a good thing! An eclectic blend of musical styles that's reminiscent of Johnny Cash one minute, CCR the next, the all-male quintet mixes catchy melodies with cowboy vocals and creative percussion, hurling grit (sometimes grits) and heart into every tune. Don't miss this whole lotta fun for mud season!

April 4 ( Saturday): Don Campbell Band click for details
Always great to have Don and the band here. Country Crooner Don Campbell is widely known in Nashville and the roots of country music, but his early roots are in Maine, and we are proud to call him him our own. He is a great song writer and puts on an equally great show...we just love his voice, and you will too.,.and by the way, ya could not meet a nicer guy! He makes an inspired tribute to Dan Folgelberg for part of this special show along with all your country Don Campbell favorites.

April 10 (Friday): Fryeburg Academy Jazz Ensembles click for details
Sometimes the biggest talent is right in yer own backyard...or at least your local high school! You will see a terrific performance by our communities talented youth while raising some great dough for their future trips and expenses. It's a win, win! Under the thoughtful watch of directors Mike Sakash and Mimi Rohlfing, these amazing kids keep racking up numerous awards for their jazz ensembles every year. They are the stars of tomorrow and for this night they will grace our stage like the big acts, and shine just as brightly. Come join them, support them and remember them when they make it big someday!! : >)

April 17 ( Friday): Song Stage click for details
Featuring Abigail Lapell, David Greely, and Dinty Child

Hosted by Carol Noonan and some backing friends, "Song Stage" is a great night of song swapping and collaboration. Artists are chosen for their uniqueness and their uniqueness from each other . On stage together all night like a songwriter round up Bluebird Cafe style. Lots of great music and banter, and a unique glimpse into these artists through their music and stories. But its the interactions and spontaneous moments with each other that can be duplicated..so don't miss it! This is SMAC at its best.

About our Song Stagers:

*Abigail Lapell ... Call it prairie noir, or Canadiana desert rock: Abigail Lapell sings haunting, gorgeous modern folk songs, mapping epic natural landscapes and deeply intimate, personal territory. The Toronto vocalist, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist has released three acclaimed solo albums. Won a Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Album of the Year in 2017. Since then, Lapell has been on the road, touring across Canada, the U.S. and Europe, and playing at festivals like Pop Montreal, Mariposa, In The Dead Of Winter, Tiny Lights and Folk On The Rocks. I just love her. Take a minute to watch this video.

* David Greely... I've known David first as the as the long time founding fiddler of the Mamou Playboys. Since that chapter is over, David continues to assemble a repertoire of uncommon Cajun music. He uses old and rare tunes, new companion pieces to the old ones, and striking new melodies that meld Cajun roots with fiddle sounds he’s heard in his travels worldwide, and arranges them with novel instrumentation and rich harmonies. He is a beautiful player and songwriter and his rich French Louisiana traditions will be a welcomed addition to the night. Take a look at David's video.

* Dinty Child ... You may recognize Dinty as a longtime member of the Boston roots/folk scene more recently with Session Americana He is the sensitive sideman to any number of singer/songwriters, including Rose Cousins and Kris Delmhorst. He recently put out his first solo album, and its just great..called The Lucky Ones. By this recording, it is long overdue!!!

* Carol Noonan ... As some of you know or don't know before SMAC, owner Carol was an acclaimed singer songwriter, touring musician. and NPR constant. Her early cult fanned folk rock band Knots and Crosses made a splash in the nineties even signing to the major label Island Records. Noonan signed with the Rounder Records label and followed up with three solo albums as the Carol Noonan Band when she began her long musical relationship with guitarists Duke Levine and Kevin Barry. "Carol Noonan's voice is scintillating... it illuminates songs and words from a bygone era that are, as timely today as ever." Ned Wharton Producer/Director NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday

April 18 ( Saturday): Mike Farris click for details
I read a review that said that ..."there aren't many current male singers who use their voices to soar, float and deliver material with the spiritual commitment of Mike Farris." I couldn't agree more. Grammy award winning MIke Farris s a truly soulful singer. If you are as tired as I am of the wimpy pop singers they are pumping out these days, than Mike Farris is the cure. I little renegade, a little Gospel, a little Sam Cooke , and a lot uniquely his own. Mike is here with his band, and we are wicked excited! Just what we need for a winter warm up! Check him out.

April 23 (Thursday): Junco CD Release Concert click for details
The local boys of Junco are returning to SMAC for a third time—this time to celebrate the release of their new CD! Friends since their high school years at Fryeburg Academy, Junco has been performing their original alternative and folk-infused rock music across northern New England for close to seven years. Since their inception, Junco has released an EP, “Waking the Sleeping Giant” (2015) and an LP, “The Night the Lake Stood Still” (2017)—both available on all music streaming services. The band’s high-energy performances, upbeat themes, and improvisational approach all add up to a feel-good, stimulating, and ever-evolving style of music. Learn more at www.juncoband.com.

April 24 ( Friday): Tricky Britches click for details
Raised in Maine, cured on street corners and next to woodstoves, string-band Tricky Britches is a unique culmination of country, old timey, bluegrass, and rock. They've played festivals and concerts across the US, Europe, and Hawaii, always being shaped by those places, and using those experiences to shape their original music. The Portland Phoenix said it best, "In an age of auto-tune and manufactured music, Tricky Britches isn't just a throwback - they're a look forward " I could not agree more, and they just keep getting better. A great buncha guys..with a great buncha music.

April 25
( Saturday): Judith Owen click for details
The first time we saw Welch born Judith Owen, she was with Richard Thompson’s 1000 year tour that we were lucky enough to get, and she blew us away with her musicianship and artistic stage presence. Soon after she came for a solo show that was a joyful night of Judith’s brand of music…beautiful, thoughtful and sometimes silly. She is a one woman show for sure sharing her love of musical variety and melding it into a great stylistic gumbo all her own. Married to comedian actor, Harry Shearer, you can imagine her sense of humor as well was a bond for the two. She is very funny :>) on stage and off. A light side and a poignant side makes her a true artist as you will see below with these videos. I love this song, and found her doing her unique version of “In the Summertime".plus it looks so warm there!!! And here is her heart provoking song “Somebody’s Child”. Whichever side you see of Judith you will be enthralled as we have been….happy to have her back.

May 1 (Friday): Kathy Mattea click for details
Songs and Stories featuring guitarist Bill Cooley
If you have recently seen the country music doc by Ken Burns you will be reminded of Kathy ’s talents, wealth of knowledge and contribution to country music. In fact she has been charting once again since its airing, and for good reason. Grammy and CMA multiple award winner Kathy Mattea is one of country music's finest female treasures and our favorites. This special intimate show will give you a down home taste of having Kathy right in your living room. If you didn't know it, besides a great performer, she is a really warm, witty and funny gal. It will be so fun to get to know her on this special night. Bill will be a terrific addition as usual too. We welcome Kathy back to the Mountain, and remind her that the snow should be gone by then. (ask her about the night she spent in the bus, on a hill in Brownfield after a snowstorm : >) She is one of us!

May 8 ( Friday): Darrell Scott click for details
Hey all you song writer lovers ….
this guy in my opinion is 100% exactly what singer songewriter should be…

Scott has collaborated with Steve Earle, Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris, John Cowan, Verlon Thompson, Guy Clark, Tim O'Brien, Kate Rusby, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Mary Gauthier, Dan Tyminski, and Brad Paisely recorded his song "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive” on the finale of Justified ( a favorIte SMAC show by the way!) Here his version of this great song with some talented friends.

Gaining new fame by touring with Robert Plant and the Zac Brown Band (2 years with each), and producing albums for Malcolm Holcomb and Guy Clark and being named “songwriter of the year” for both ASCAP and NSAI, Darrell Scott has been one buys song writer. A multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who mines and cultivates the everyday moment, taking the rote, menial, mundane, and allowing it to be surreal, ever poignant, and candidly honest, lilting, blooming, and resonating. The words he fosters allow us to make sense of the world, what is at stake here, and our place in it. And ultimately, Darrell knows the sole truth of life is that love is all that matters, that we don’t always get it right, but that’s the instinctive and requisite circuitous allure of things, why we forever chase it, and why it is held sacred.

These days find him roaming his Tennessee wilderness acreage hiking along the small river, creating delicious meals with food raised on his property and playing music. He often leads songwriting workshops to help people tell their own truths with their stories, and is as busy as always writing, producing, performing, and just plain fully immersing himself in life. For this night he will immerse himself up a country road . Happy to have him here for the first time.

May 9 ( Saturday): Stone Mountain LIVE Goes Country click for details
Hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys featuring Duke Levine and Kevin Barry with SPECIAL GUESTS THE GIBSON BROTHERS

A great night celebrating Country Music SMAC style. The house band has lots of star power and of course award winning bluegrass greats the Gibson Brothers, never disappoint. And our fearless leader, Carol Noonan will hang up her apron, and put on her guitar and perform some country favs..you gotta hear her Tennessee Waltz!! Come support this cool night of country collaboration.

May 16
(Saturday): DuoDuo Quartet click for details
Natalie Haas & Yann Falquet and Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss

Michigan-born percussive dancer Nic Gareiss and Edinburgh harpist Maeve Gilchrist toured together as part of Darol Anger's band, 'The Furies', finally making their duo debut at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, Scotland. Natalie Haas is one of the most sought-after cellists in Celtic music today. She and Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser have toured as a duo for 18 years, wowing audiences at festivals and concerts worldwide with their unique sound. Her husband, Montrealer Yann Falquet is one of the most creative acoustic guitarists in today's Québécois music scene. Over the last fifteen years, he has recorded five albums and toured the world with French Canadian power trio Genticorum. In the last few years, this husband and wife team have been performing together as a duo, performing a mix of Québécois traditional songs and new takes on folk music from throughout Western Europe.

The DuoDuo Quartet presents an unforgettable night of music, song, and dance, spanning from the intimacy of each duo to a collaboration featuring all four of these innovators and masters of their respective traditions and instruments.


FREE ADMISSION SHOW ...
May 21
(Thursday): Matt Nakoa click for details
YOU HAVE SEEN HIM WITH TOM RUSH..NOW SEE HIM SOLO!

Singer song writer and pianist MATT NAKOA grew up on a small goat farm in Smyrna, NY and began composing music as a teenager. Following a formative stint as a classical pianist, Matt won scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. There he studied alongside soon-to-be Grammy winners St. Vincent and Esperanza Spaulding among others. After college, Matt toured with his band, The Fens, and eventually landed in New York City's vibrant piano bar scene. Matt quickly became a star performer at Manhattan's Brandy's Piano Bar, with lines outside the door each Saturday night. Matt's first solo album, Light In The Dark (2012), is an eclectic pop opus. In contrast, A Dozen Other Loves (2014), explores a simple acoustic palette. This intimate collection has earned many songwriting awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festival's prestigious New Folk Competition. Additionally, Matt's piano music has received favorable reviews in publications including The New York Times, and his film scoring has been featured by Disney. Matt now tours internationally, recently performing at The White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush.

* We also ask that if possible you bring a "goods" donation for the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter.

* Ticket admission is free but you have to make a reservation with a credit card to claim your seat.( No shows will be charged 10.00 )

* Membership Passes or Packages are not applicable.

May 22 ( Friday): The Mammals click for details
THE MAMMALS ARE BACK
The Mammals is a five-piece Americana band from Woodstock, NY. "A string band at the core, The Mammals augment their sound with drums and electric guitar to create a collectively harmonized howl as thrilling and rocking as any band currently subverting folk traditions" - No Depression The band features stand-out songwriters Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar (sometimes known as Mike + Ruthy) lifted by a thrilling rhythm section of bass, drums and pedal steel. "The Mammals don't suffer from multiple genre syndrome, they celebrate it as if gleefully aware that the sound barriers separating old-timey music, vintage pop and contemporary folk are as permeable as cotton." - Washington Post You can watch them here in this fun video .

May 23 ( Saturday): Rickie Lee Jones click for details
Rickie Lee Jones iconic vocalist, musician, songwriter, producer, actor and narrator. Over the course of a career that spans five decades, Jones has recorded in various musical styles including rock, R&B, blues, pop, soul, and jazz. A two-time Grammy Award winner. Additionally, she was listed at number 30 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Rock & Roll in 1999. Her album Pirates was number 49 on NPR's list of the 150 Greatest Albums Made by Women. We are very honored to have this legend here for the first time.

NOTE: There is a 6 ticket limit for this show.

May 26 ( Tuesday): Keb' Mo' for One Show Only click for details
He was hailed by NPR as the modern ambassador for the blues. Since the release of his self-titled debut in 1994, blues guitarist Keb' Mo' (born Kevin Moore) has been one of the most successful musicians in the genre. Earning multiple grammys and nominations, Guitarist/vocalist Keb' Mo' draws heavily on the old-fashioned country blues style of Robert Johnson, while keeping his sound contemporary with touches of soul and folksy storytelling. A skilled frontman as well as an accomplished sideman, he writes much of his own material and has applied his acoustic, electric, and slide guitar skills to jazz- and rock-oriented bands. We have had him here a number of times now, and from where we stand we every show is better than the last. An intimate show up here on the hill.....don't miss it.

NOTE: There is an 8 ticket limit for this show.
Memberships are not applicable for this high ticketed show.

May 27
( Wednesday): Bob Marley (comedian) click for details
We just can't book enough shows to satisfy Bob’s ever growing audience. And for good reason. Bob is not just our Maine comedian, he is one of the funniest people in the current world of comedy. His viral videos have thrust him into further popularity as one of the hottest and most sought after comedians in the country. But we are lucky he will still come to us! You know'em, you love'm...more than 15 years as a stand-up comic, Maine's own Bob Marley has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late night TV circuit: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. But all those accolades aside, he is just one of us, and we can't get enough of him. Expect yet another sell out.

May 29 ( Friday): Judy Collins click for details
We are honored once again to present this beautiful icon of folk music to our humble hall on the hill. Judy's songs are historic and her rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" on her classic 1967 album, Wildflowers. "Both Sides Now" has since been entered into the Grammy's Hall of Fame. Winning "Song of the Year" at the 1975 Grammy's Awards show was Judy's version of "Send in the Clowns," a song that no one has been able to touch since. An Evening with Judy Collins...how special. Oh, and p. s... she tells the best stories!!!!

May 30 ( Saturday): Judy Collins click for details
This is a Benefit Show for MSSPA (Maine's Horse Rescue)
We are honored once again to present this beautiful icon of folk music to our humble hall on the hill. Judy's songs are historic and her rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" on her classic 1967 album, Wildflowers. "Both Sides Now" has since been entered into the Grammy's Hall of Fame. Winning "Song of the Year" at the 1975 Grammy's Awards show was Judy's version of "Send in the Clowns," a song that no one has been able to touch since. An Evening with Judy Collins...how special. Oh, and p. s... she tells the best stories!!!!

About the MSSPA:
In Nearby Windham, they do such great work. On a personal note, we had many years with a MSSPA pony and we are happy to help support their relentless work in providing refuge, rehabilitation, and placement for abused and neglected horses in Maine.

June 4 (Thursday): Adam Ezra Group click for details
Blowing audiences away would seem their primary job, and they do it well...their shows here have been no exception. I took this quote from the first paragraph of a No Depression Magazine article. ."The Adam Ezra Group has built its reputation on self-described "sweaty, passionate," and enduring live performances. In fact, the Boston area ensemble's shows have become so notable that its fervent Northeast following has swapped more than 100 live bootleg recordings, which wouldn't be a problem for the band if it wasn't for one thing." That should tell you that seeing them live is where it's at. Adam and his band have been compared to Bruce and the E Street Band, ..like The Boss, he is a thoughtful singer songwriter fronting a rootsy, and sometimes folky rock band. The Group has been touring non-stop and packing venues across the country and shared the stage with Jason Miraz, Rusted Root, Bela Fleck, John Hiatt, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Ziggy Marley, Little Feat and many others, With their new release underway the Adam Ezra Group will continue their national tour and come to us, with a new album Hurricane Wind and a momentum that is catapulting them towards being one of the country's most talked about bands. We are so happy to have them back. A quick sell out.

NOTE: There is an 8 ticket limit when ordering for this show.

June 5
( Friday): An Evening with The Maine Cabin Masters click for details
Maine's Own TV Stars from the DIY Network
Join us for a special and engaging panel event with the stars of the hit-TV show who will share details about their current camp renovations and what surprises to expect for the upcoming season on the DIY Network! Guests will be invited to ask the crew questions about their projects, past episodes, partnerships with local Maine businesses and more!. A meet and greet reception will follow the panel in the old lobby barn. Stay and tip'em back with Chase, Ryan, Ashley, Jedi and Dixie...for autographs, live music (TBD) photos and Maine Cabin Masters merch! Oh, and maybe they will have some ideas for our old house..and yours!!! We are all wicked excited to have them here....Geesh real Maine tv stars!!! This is an encore visit…their last date with us was a blast!!!! Check them out here and watch their latest episode.

June 26 ( Friday): Seldom Scene click for details
The Seldom Scene is an American bluegrass band formed in 1971 in Bethesda, Maryland. The Scene has been instrumental in starting the progressive bluegrass movement as their shows include bluegrass versions of country music, rock, and even pop. What does it take for a bluegrass band to remain popular for more than four decades? For The Seldom Scene, it's taken not only talented musicians, a signature sound, and a solid repertoire, but also a sheer sense of fun. On Guitar Dudley Connell, Mandolin and Guitar Lou Reid, Banjo, Fiddle Ron Stewart, Dobro Fred Travers, Bass / Ronnie Simpkins. Here is their version of this great Harry Nilsson tune.

June 27 ( Saturday): Paula Cole click for details
Simply one of the best female singers I have ever heard. Songs like "Where have all the Cowboys Gone" and "I Don't Want to Wait" put her on the list of chart busters. But the first time I heard her she was singing back up for Peter Gabriel. When he featured her, it was clear by the hush and then roar of the crowd that she was headed for bigger and better things. Of course her star rose quickly and now we are lucky to be able to present her in our humble hall. Her emotionally charged voice singing her own songs of life, love and a philosophy and intense artistic presence is not to be missed. And check out her website for the latest: https://paulacole.com

July 9
( Thursday): Bob Marley (comedian) click for details
We just can't book enough shows to satisfy Bob’s ever growing audience. And for good reason. Bob is not just our Maine comedian, he is one of the funniest people in the current world of comedy. His viral videos have thrust him into further popularity as one of the hottest and most sought after comedians in the country. But we are lucky he will still come to us! You know'em, you love'm...more than 15 years as a stand-up comic, Maine's own Bob Marley has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late night TV circuit: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. But all those accolades aside, he is just one of us, and we can't get enough of him. Expect yet another sell out.

July 10 (Friday): An Evening with Tom Rush Accompanied by Matt Nakoa details
Since Tom Rush's 1962 debut as an unknown folk-blues musician on the Boston/Cambridge music scene, he has established himself as a consummate performer and singer-songwriter. A few years back, a sold out celebration of his five-decade career anniversary at Boston Symphony Hall proves his fan loyalty and endurance. When you think of the importance of the folk scene in the 60's you should think of Tom. These days he is just as vital and entertaining. We welcome him back with a big hug!

July 11 ( Saturday): Paula Poundstone click for details
Wooohoooo..she's back again.....our favorite funny girl. An NPR darling, heard on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Paula has been making us laugh almost every year since we have opened. From her comedy specials, to her live shows, she is hysterical, witty, and her improv with the crowd is the highlight of the evening. A quick sell out every time, so get your ticket early!

July 13 ( Monday): Sarah Jarosz click for details
Singer song writer Sarah Jarosz is a song writer who could be from another time. Like an Iris Dement or a Gillian Welch she seems to come from past when music was simple and true...like her. Of Wimberley, TX, Sarah has earned her credibility in the world where contemporary folk, Americana and roots music intersect. Her reputation is built on three fronts—she is a gifted multi-instrumentalist (mandolin, octave mandolin, guitar, and banjo), an expressive and distinctive vocalist, and an accomplished songwriter. A frequent guest on A Prairie Home Companion, Sarah has appeared on Austin City Limits, the BBC’s Transatlantic Sessions, Conan and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. She has been nominated for multiple Grammy awards including two from her last album Build Me Up From Bones, as well as several Americana Music Association Awards. Sarah’s fourth album for Sugar Hill Records, to be released soon, was written and recorded during brief breaks from touring in 2015, a year of exploring new performing and recording collaborations, including work with Sara Watkins and Aoife O’Donovan in their new band "I’m With Her” She is with us” this night and we could not be more excited!

NOTE: There is an 8 ticket limit when ordering for this show.

July 14 ( Tuesday): We Banjo 3 click for details
Okay, anyone who hasn't seen this band is DEPRIVED!!!! To say it is the highlight of our year when this band is here, is an understatement. Don't let the name fool ya....these handsome Irish boys are not all about the banjo! We love them!! "It's as if the Punch Brothers, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and the Chieftains all got together for a battle of the bands but decided to pool their resources instead. The future of World Music has arrived." - Elmore Magazine

One of the best live acts to come out of Ireland in recent years is the multi-awarded winning We Banjo 3. With a 7 time all Ireland banjo champ, a 4 time banjo champ, and another member who is an all Ireland champ on both fiddle and Bodhran, and with a passionate lead vocalist like a young Springsteen adopted by the Chieftans, the result is truly unforgettable. On both sides of the Atlantic the word is out about this group.

WB3 has performed for President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and has headlined virtually every major US Celtic fest for several years in a row. Now the band is rapidly gaining favor in the Bluegrass and Americana world as evidenced by their invites to Merlefest, ROMP Fest, Sisters Folk Fest, Old Settlers Fest, Four Corners Fest and others. They are Rising Stars!! Be part of their early journey!

July 15 (Wednesday): We Banjo 3 click for details
Okay, anyone who hasn't seen this band is DEPRIVED!!!! To say it is the highlight of our year when this band is here, is an understatement. Don't let the name fool ya....these handsome Irish boys are not all about the banjo! We love them!! "It's as if the Punch Brothers, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and the Chieftains all got together for a battle of the bands but decided to pool their resources instead. The future of World Music has arrived." - Elmore Magazine

One of the best live acts to come out of Ireland in recent years is the multi-awarded winning We Banjo 3. With a 7 time all Ireland banjo champ, a 4 time banjo champ, and another member who is an all Ireland champ on both fiddle and Bodhran, and with a passionate lead vocalist like a young Springsteen adopted by the Chieftans, the result is truly unforgettable. On both sides of the Atlantic the word is out about this group.

WB3 has performed for President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and has headlined virtually every major US Celtic fest for several years in a row. Now the band is rapidly gaining favor in the Bluegrass and Americana world as evidenced by their invites to Merlefest, ROMP Fest, Sisters Folk Fest, Old Settlers Fest, Four Corners Fest and others. They are Rising Stars!! Be part of their early journey!

July 17 ( Friday): The Quebe Sisters click for details
When these gals were in their teens I used to say they were "Music's best kept secret....If Bob Wills married one of the Andrew sisters, and they had thee girls this would be the result" I had literally been trying to get them since we opened., Now they all grown up and touring the country with that Quebe Sisters' mix of beautiful three part harmonies with equally beautiful three part fiddle playing, in that classic western swing style. Though they are still young for this old time music scene, they play like they lived it and are backed by a great core of players to keep that vintage country and swing beat going strong. I believe it is one of the best shows we will present here. I think Marty says it best: "It's an honor to live on the same planet as the Quebe Sisters Band. They represent everything that I love about pure American music and I'm probably their biggest fan." Ahem, sorry Marty, we maybe challenging that title!!! Take a minute to watch this video of their performance on Marty's show in 2015 .

July 24 ( Friday): Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy click for details
An Acoustic Night with Their Kids

What a special Night!! Natalie and Donnell take the stage for a concert with their children! Although the kids have appeared many times during a Natalie and Donnell performance, this marks the first night they will be fully integrated into the show.

THE MACMASTER LEAHY KIDS ARE MARY FRANCES, MICHAEL, CLARE AND JULIA. THEIR FATHER IS THE EXTRAORDINARILY GIFTED FIDDLER FROM LAKEFIELD, ONTARIO, DONNELL LEAHY, AND THEIR MOTHER IS NATALIE MACMASTER, THE AWARD WINNING FIDDLER FROM CAPE BRETON, NOVA SCOTIA. THE KIDS ALL STEP DANCE AND PLAY FIDDLE, AS WELL AS A VARIETY OF OTHER INSTRUMENTS. THEIR HOMESCHOOLING ALLOWS THEM THE FREEDOM TO GO ON TOUR AS A FAMILY AND THE KIDS OFTEN APPEAR ON STAGE WITH THEIR PARENTS. THEIR INTERESTS INCLUDE HOCKEY, SOCCER, SEWING AND COOKING, GYMNASTICS AND FIGURE SKATING AS WELL AS PLAYING WITH LITTLE BROTHER ALEC AND LITTLE SISTER SADIE. WHEN NOT ON THE ROAD THEY LIVE THE LIFESTYLE OF A TYPICAL CANADIAN FARMING FAMILY IN THEIR RURAL VILLAGE HOME. THE KIDS MADE AN APPEARANCE ON THE 2017 SEASON OF NBC’S LITTLE BIG SHOTS.

July 25 ( Saturday): Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy click for details
An Acoustic Night with Their Kids
This Show Supports Our Local Food Bank

What a special Night!! Natalie and Donnell take the stage for a concert with their children! Although the kids have appeared many times during a Natalie and Donnell performance, this marks the first night they will be fully integrated into the show.

THE MACMASTER LEAHY KIDS ARE MARY FRANCES, MICHAEL, CLARE AND JULIA. THEIR FATHER IS THE EXTRAORDINARILY GIFTED FIDDLER FROM LAKEFIELD, ONTARIO, DONNELL LEAHY, AND THEIR MOTHER IS NATALIE MACMASTER, THE AWARD WINNING FIDDLER FROM CAPE BRETON, NOVA SCOTIA. THE KIDS ALL STEP DANCE AND PLAY FIDDLE, AS WELL AS A VARIETY OF OTHER INSTRUMENTS. THEIR HOMESCHOOLING ALLOWS THEM THE FREEDOM TO GO ON TOUR AS A FAMILY AND THE KIDS OFTEN APPEAR ON STAGE WITH THEIR PARENTS. THEIR INTERESTS INCLUDE HOCKEY, SOCCER, SEWING AND COOKING, GYMNASTICS AND FIGURE SKATING AS WELL AS PLAYING WITH LITTLE BROTHER ALEC AND LITTLE SISTER SADIE. WHEN NOT ON THE ROAD THEY LIVE THE LIFESTYLE OF A TYPICAL CANADIAN FARMING FAMILY IN THEIR RURAL VILLAGE HOME. THE KIDS MADE AN APPEARANCE ON THE 2017 SEASON OF NBC’S LITTLE BIG SHOTS.

About our Food Pantry:
The South Western Oxford County Nutrition supporting over 100 families.
 

July 31
( Friday): David Bromberg click for details
For Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the blues. His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes - but is not limited to - adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician' s musician, Bromberg' s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. Back with his quintet, we are so happy to host this important musician.

August 1
(Saturday): Stone Mountain LIVE Anniversary Show click for details
Our Annual Support SMAC Show and Auction
Featuring in Concert Carol Noonan, the Stone Mountain Boys with Irish band TEADA

If you love us, this is a way to show it!!! Its no secret that SMAC needs a little help now and then. Its not easy to bring music up here all year long. Some shows will sell and some some won't, so you need a safety net for that. Consequently we do a few shows a year that provide that safety net. Not to mention all the improvements we can make with your support. We did so much last year with your help!

The music will be amazing.... Adding Irish Greats TEADA and our "Boys" including guitar Gods, Duke Levine and Kevin Barry are just not to be missed.

About Teada: We just love this Irish trad band..They are good friends and we have been honored to continue to bring them here to us when they cross the ocean. There are many Irish bands out there, but none that give the full and true Irish experience like these trad musicians. When they play you feel like you are in a Doolin Village pub on a Sunday afternoon, but at the same time you could be hearing them on a global stage somewhere around the world representing their country's music. The Irish Times lauded the band for "keeping the traditional flag flying at full mast," Téada welcomed a sixth member to the line-up in legendary West Kerry singer and accordionist Séamus Begley, winner of 2013 TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year. He is ne of the most moving Irish singers I have ever heard and the band is just joyous. Come to stomp your feet and close your eyes and be transcended by Téada.

It will be a special night, and lots of special items will be auctioned off too and a live auction hosted by "Nigel Hoggsbottem", aka Mike Miclon. Items like season passes, autographed items, tickets, cool items donated by local businesses...and more...so bring your checkbook and support SMAC. We are here for you and we support many great causes all year long too...we hope that love comes around to us as well. We hope to see all our regulars!!

Tabs? Please note: Because of the fund raising nature of this show, the use of Membership Passes is discouraged but are certainly applicable. You guys already support us a lot, so we will leave it up to you to use your tab for this one or not :> )

August 11 (Tuesday): Mary Chapin Carpenter click for details
Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will return to SMAC once again, for two nights! Always a sell out..of course!!!

August 12 (Wednesday): Mary Chapin Carpenter click for details
This show supports the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter
Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will return to us here on the hill once again. Always a sell out..of course!!!

This show helps to benefit the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter in Fryeburg Maine. This is our local shelter for animals who no one wants and keeps them forever. WE have had many pets from them over ther years. Great folks, who always need support.

Note: Sorry, SMAC memberships not applicable for this benefit show.

August 14
(Friday): Paula Poundstone click for details
Wooohoooo..she's back again.....our favorite funny girl. An NPR darling, heard on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Paula has been making us laugh almost every year since we have opened. From her comedy specials, to her live shows, she is hysterical, witty, and her improv with the crowd is the highlight of the evening. A quick sell out every time, so get your ticket early!

August 15 (Saturday): John Gorka click for details
Since his 1987 Red House release, I Know, introduced renowned artist John Gorka to the public, the Minnesota-via-New Jersey guitarist and songwriter's wit and honesty has made him one of the most respected, beloved songwriters currently carrying on the folk tradition. Many well known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura O'Connell. John has graced the stage of Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown and has appeared on CNN. His song "Where No Monuments Stand" is featured in the upcoming documentary Every War Has Two Losers, about activist Poet Laureate William Stafford (1914-1993).

On a personal note... He is just wicked funny and I am always sad when his show is over. Come see one of the most honest and endearing performers I know. Here is a song of his that I love. It's sad and beautiful. But that's John...makes you feel when you should.

August 19 (Wednesday): Ladysmith Black Mambazo click for details
We are so excited to have this amazing group here and their message is morew than welcome South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo was founded in the early 1960s by Joseph Shabalala, then a teenage farm boy living on the lands just outside the small town of Ladysmith, in the province of kwaZulu Natal, half way between Johannesburg and Durban. Joseph used his hometown's name to honor his family's history. In early 1969, with four brothers and three cousins, Joseph had the voices he long dreamed of his group having. At that point Ladysmith Black Mambazo began their true musical journey.

A radio broadcast in 1970 opened the door to their first record contract, the beginning of an ambitious recording career that currently includes more than seventy albums, earning nineteen GRAMMY Award nominations and five GRAMMY Award wins. Singing For Peace Around The World. Not just a CD title but a statement of the group's career mission. It was Nelson Mandela who designated Ladysmith Black Mambazo "South Africa's Cultural Ambassadors to the world." It is a moniker the group members hold close to their hearts. During the 1970's Ladysmith Black Mambazo established themselves as the most successful singing group in South Africa. In the mid-1980s, American singer/songwriter Paul Simon visited South Africa and incorporated the group's rich harmonies into the famous Graceland album (1986) - a landmark recording that was considered seminal in introducing world music to mainstream audiences.

In addition to their work with Paul Simon, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has recorded with Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Sarah McLachlan, Josh Groban, Emmylou Harris, Melissa Etheridge, and many others. They have provided music for many movies, have appeared on Broadway where they were nominated for a Tony Award and even had a documentary film, titled On Tip Toe: Gentle Steps to Freedom, the Story of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, nominated for an Academy Award.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo carries a message of Peace, Love and Harmony as they travel the world year after year. They bring this message, in song and dance, to every theater they perform in. We hope you will join them as they sing their message. Watch this video and be reminded of how voices can move you. A quick sell out!

August 20 (Thursday): Ladysmith Black Mambazo click for details
This Show Supports Our Own Brownfield Public Library
We are so excited to have this amazing group here and their message is morew than welcomeSouth Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo was founded in the early 1960s by Joseph Shabalala, then a teenage farm boy living on the lands just outside the small town of Ladysmith, in the province of kwaZulu Natal, half way between Johannesburg and Durban. Joseph used his hometown's name to honor his family's history. In early 1969, with four brothers and three cousins, Joseph had the voices he long dreamed of his group having. At that point Ladysmith Black Mambazo began their true musical journey.

A radio broadcast in 1970 opened the door to their first record contract, the beginning of an ambitious recording career that currently includes more than seventy albums, earning nineteen GRAMMY Award nominations and five GRAMMY Award wins. Singing For Peace Around The World. Not just a CD title but a statement of the group's career mission. It was Nelson Mandela who designated Ladysmith Black Mambazo "South Africa's Cultural Ambassadors to the world." It is a moniker the group members hold close to their hearts. During the 1970's Ladysmith Black Mambazo established themselves as the most successful singing group in South Africa. In the mid-1980s, American singer/songwriter Paul Simon visited South Africa and incorporated the group's rich harmonies into the famous Graceland album (1986) - a landmark recording that was considered seminal in introducing world music to mainstream audiences.

In addition to their work with Paul Simon, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has recorded with Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Sarah McLachlan, Josh Groban, Emmylou Harris, Melissa Etheridge, and many others. They have provided music for many movies, have appeared on Broadway where they were nominated for a Tony Award and even had a documentary film, titled On Tip Toe: Gentle Steps to Freedom, the Story of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, nominated for an Academy Award.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo carries a message of Peace, Love and Harmony as they travel the world year after year. They bring this message, in song and dance, to every theater they perform in. We hope you will join them as they sing their message. Watch this video and be reminded of how voices can move you. A quick sell out!

*About The Brownfield Public Library: It says something about a town when it has a library. And ours may not be mighty in size, but we mightily need it for our community. Its a place where folks can checkout the latest and the classic books oh yes, people still read, and libraries help to encourage that.

August 28 ( Friday): Johnny Nicholas with John Sebastian and Cindy Cashdollar
Scrappy Jud Newcomb Joining

Johnny Nicholas
has spent a lifetime soaking up the flavor of such vibrant music scenes as Chicago, Southwest Louisiana and Texas (which he's called home now for 40 plus years). His music is full-spectrum Americana - a rich gumbo of blues, cajun, swing, and barrelhouse rock 'n' roll. He is a consummate songwriter, as well as a gifted vocalist and multi instrumentalist. His collaborations with musical soul mate and longtime friend Cindy Cashdollar are not to be missed. Cindy and Johnny both served time-good time(though not at the same time) with Texas' premier western swing band, the legendary Asleep at the Wheel.

Cindy Cashdollar is one of the all time great steel guitar players who, in addition to her well known associations with Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Rod Stewart and many others, has won multiple awards and recognitions including several Grammys. Her Slide Show album is a masterpiece which showcases her prowess both on her instrumental numbers as well as in the company of Johnny, Marcia Ball, Sonny Landreth and other musical luminaries.

John Sebastian: Over four decades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric. His group The Lovin' Spoonful played a major role in the mid-'60s rock revolution, but what leader, singer and songwriter Sebastian had in mind was actually a counter-revolution. "We were grateful to the Beatles for reminding us our rock & roll roots," John explains, "but we wanted to cut out the English middlemen, so to speak, and get down to making this new music as an 'American' band.” John's induction into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 hasn't slowed him down. Whether the stage is at Carnegie Hall or a folk festival in some far-flung locale, John is still out there spreading his gospel of American roots music.

The addition of co-conspirator Scrappy Jud Newcomb
is the icing on this already delectable musical cake. Scrappy is arguably the best guitarist and accompanist in Austin today and his Mandolin playing is stunning and soulful. He has an Austin musical pedigree second to none. His long time stint with Rock and Roll hall of famer Ian McLagen being but one of the many musical affiliations of note on his resume.

The three of them worked together in Johnny's band Hell Bent for six years before Cindy moved back to Woodstock recently. Adding John S. will make this an over the top show. Join this group of gifted and iconic Americana music greats for an unforgettable night of music and 'troubadoric' ramblings. (I "borrowed” some of this concert description from NY's Cutting Room venue who is presenting this same show in May as well.,.its was just a great blurb!..looks like a cool venue too!)

October 11 ( Sunday): Election 2020 with Capitol Steps click for details
These folks will have lots of material just before the big the election of 2020 They are back, and just in time for more election results! They Put the MOCK in Democracy. Music and political satire by The Capitol Steps, the Washington-based troupe of Congressional staffers turned songwriters. This was one of the first acts I booked when we first opened..it's like having good friends visiting when they are here. And don't we all need a good laugh when it comes to politics these days? Only one show, and last years show sold out by summertime! So don't wait!

FREE ADMISSION SHOW ...
October 18
(Sunday): Freddy and Francine click for details
Wow...ya know when you hear something that just makes you drop everything and listen....I know no one does that anymore...but I did when I heard these two. They have now been here a few times and both shows brought the house down. Pardon my Irish, but they sing their asses off! Catch them before they are the next big thing! Freddy & Francine is an Americana/Soul duo featuring singer songwriters Lee Ferris and Bianca Caruso. No Depression magazine describes Freddy & Francine as "Americana Soul, complete with tight two-part harmonies, engaging songs that will shoot deep into your heart, and a musical chemistry that is second-to-none in the L.A. Americana scene.” We can’t agree more!

* We also ask that if possible you bring a "goods" donation for the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter.

* Ticket admission is free but you have to make a reservation with a credit card to claim your seat.( No shows will be charged 10.00 )

* Membership Passes or Packages are not applicable.

November 13 (Friday): Le Vent due Nord click for details
If this band doesn't make you happy well you need happy therapy!!! Simply joyous is how I would describe an evening with this band. Heavily influenced by Celtic music, these guys are better every time we see them. Le Vent du Nord is one of the premier folk bands coming out of Canada today winning multiple awards and accolades from our friends up north. They have a huge and exciting sound using traditional instruments and foot stomping rhythms.....and they even play the hurdi gurdi!! They put on a whale of a show and you will leave here smiling and wanting more, like we always do. See them in action.

   
 
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