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Some of greater Portland's favorite artists play an early show for kids and adults alike. Stay afterwards for an opportunity to explore instruments! This series will run until June of '16.
The 6th Annual Swine & Stein Octoberfest is a trifecta of beer, food, and music. A beer tasting will showcase the incredible diversity and quality of Maine craft beers. In celebration of local Maine agriculture, fine restaurants and local food vendors from Gardiner and across the state will serve up a variety of interesting culinary dishes featuring local pork along with other quality menu items. Adding to the festivities, a line-up of favorite and emerging Maine bands will entertain throughout the day. A unique array of games and activities, with prizes will encourage mingling and general merriment. Don’t miss out on this outdoor, urban brew fest in the setting of one of Maine’s most charming main streets! In addition to beer, pork, and music, there will be a number of ongoing activities, including a chicken fling, frozen T-shirt race, and the 4th annual Maine rock, paper, scissors championship. The Annual Gardiner Beard & Mustache Competition will also be returning for its second year. This family-friendly event offers pumpkin carving and other children’s activities. Expect entertainment for all ages, music of all types while re-acquainting yourself with businesses throughout our historic Downtown. NEW THIS YEAR: To help you get the most out of your Oktoberfest experience we are introducing a VIP ticket option. Our VIPs will have exclusive access to premium, small batch brews as well as an unlimited amount of tastings throughout the day. VIP will also get a $5 voucher to use on our delicious food offerings, a souvenir Swine & Stein taster glass and access to their own (indoor) restroom. We are offering just 100 VIP tickets for the price of $50 each.
Federal Street Folly is a unique collaboration and the first of its kind in Portland. Also known as a "pop-up park," the Folly's intent is to activate the street scape with design and performing arts programming. It embraces urban planning and smart growth that promote more walkable and pedestrian friendly spaces. The Folly's sponsor, The Press Hotel, partnered with Maine College of Art and Tony Cowles, landscape architect, to design and install the Folly. Programming that includes performing, visual and literary arts will highlight and showcase the best of Portland art throughout the summer.
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Live From Deetrees Theatre! The Quartet will make a live recording in one of their favorite venues. Come be part of this special event. In 1936 a marvelous opera house was built on the site of an old deer run in the forest above the village of Harrison, Maine. It was designed by Harrison G. Wiseman, a famous theatre architect with the instruction to, “Design the most acoustically and technically perfect theatre possible”. Constructed of rose hemlock in the Adirondack Style with hand carved fixtures and near perfect acoustics, the then 350 seat, now 300 seat theatre was considered as fine as any on Broadway.
Sounds Like: Tom Waits, Ella Fitzgerald, Ani DiFranco
Manager: Raffi DerSimonian
Bio: Born on a small farm south of Boston to a musical instrument collecting father and accordion playing mother, Emilia was destined for a life of music. She started piano, formally, at the age of five and trained classically for the next thirteen years. It was Christmas day, 1996, when Emilia decide...See Full Bio
“On Dahlin’s latest release, Rattle Them Bones, she not only sings and plays guitar but also contributes piano, accordion, and glockenspiel. Rattle Them Bones juxtaposes sweet alt-folk with eclectic, jazz-infused experimentation to create a multi-faceted, original sound. Calling her music “acoustic roots with a vintage jazz twist,” she’s amazed herself at her transformation from folkie to iconoclast. From the romp of “Evangeline,” an alternative sea shanty, and the Tom Waits-esque title track’s “background of twisted, naked trees” to the accordion-heavy French noir of the mellifluous instrumental “La Fin,” Rattle Them Bones reveals why Dahlin has essentially cornered the market on local music awards recently.”