OLS Benefit Concert, Wednesday, April 11 – 8 pm, Portland, Maine (Press Release)

Join us for a very exciting evening of music with a contemporary string band SUPERGROUP! These six musicians from including Darol Anger from the Republic of Strings, Joe Walsh from The Gibson Brothers, Brittany Haas from Crooked Still, Wes Corbett from Joy Kills Sorrow, and Courtney Hartman from Della Mae are coming together and generously donating their time to raise funds for One Longfellow Square, the première folk venue in Portland, Maine.

One Longfellow Square is a charming, dynamic and intimate performance venue dedicated to producing interesting and exciting shows. The venue can accommodate film, theatre, dance, and, of course, music. But it really shines as a musical venue — acoustically perfect, small enough to allow performers to be one with the audience, and not a bad seat in the space from the viewpoint of appreciating whoever is performing!

It resides in the building formerly known as the Center for Cultural Exchange, which also put on some of the finest music one would hope to hear — when CCE operated the space, I saw Kalman Balogh’s Hungarian Gypsy Cimbalom Band there, as well as Swedish performers Frifot, Aly Bain and Ale Moller, Lunasa, Vasen, and Les Yeux Noirs, to name but some outstanding performances.

It is located conveniently on the corners of State and Congress Streets at the entrance to Portland’s Arts District. Of the many performance spaces in our city, it is my favorite, with only the Portland Stage Company’s main space being in the running also as a great performance space.

So for one night only: you can experience the musical awesomeness of Darol (fiddle), Joe (mandolin), Brittany (fiddle), Courtney (guitar), Wes (banjo), and Amanda (bass) for what promises to be some amazing traditional and so traditional music in a venue perfectly suited for this music. And it’s all for a very good cause of supporting the year-round activities at OLS: the concerts you love and vibrant arts programming for kids.

Buy Tickets Early! Let’s make this a quick sell-out. If you start your annual membership now, you’ll receive an invitation to our pre-show reception for OLS Members.

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