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George Winston (pianist, instrumental)
Mar
30
7:30 PM19:30

George Winston (pianist, instrumental)

$35 adv | $40 door
Sponsored by Biosophical Institute
Co-sponsored by AMI Construction

Inspired by the seasons, solo pianist George Winston plays over 100 solo piano concerts a year in America and beyond. His concerts feature a variety of styles, including his melodic folk piano, stride piano, New Orleans R & B piano, Vince Guaraldis’ Peanuts pieces and more.

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Hot Chocolate Jubilee (variety show) multiple dates
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Hot Chocolate Jubilee (variety show) multiple dates

$15 adv | $18 door
Apr 4-6 at 8:30pm
Apr 7 at 2pm
Fundraiser for the Chocolate Church Arts Center

The premier variety show of the region featuring music and singing and dance to a theme: Don't miss this entertainment experience. This is a fundraising event for the Chocolate Church Arts Center.

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Ivory & Gold (Great American Songbook)
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Ivory & Gold (Great American Songbook)

$18 adv | $21 door

The duo, consisting of Anne Barnhart on flute and vocals with Jeff Barnhart on piano and vocals, celebrates the greatest examples of American jazz, blues, ragtime, Broadway and hits from the Great American Songbook.The Barnharts’ versatility and rapport create an incomparable listening experience for all ages and in all settings.

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Silent Movies with live piano accompaniment
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Silent Movies with live piano accompaniment

$15 adv | $18 door
co-sponsored by Shankman & Associates

Don’t miss it as Jeff Barnhart breathes new life into selected silent short comedies and describe this age-old process to the audience. Barnhart, who is an internationally renowned pianist, vocalist, arranger, bandleader, recording artist, an ASCAP composer, educator and entertainer, turns his attention to performing live, era-appropriate piano accompaniment to classic silent films for this special fundraising event.

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 Paul Draper Master Mentalist & Magician
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

 Paul Draper Master Mentalist & Magician

$23 adv | $25 door | $15 student

Paul Draper, Master Mentalist and Magician brings his one-man show, “Mysteries of the Mind.” His act will guide the audience into the secrets of human nature and the wonders of the universe by breaking the laws of physics and defying the rules of reality. Audiences will watch in disbelief as he makes them laugh, gasp, and question the world as we know it. This award-winning, internationally acclaimed show, "Mysteries of the Mind", combines magic, music, and mentalism to create a unique experience for each new audience.

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Cherish The Ladies (celtic)
May
3
7:30 PM19:30

Cherish The Ladies (celtic)

$35 adv | $40 door | $15 student

The Ladies are a world-wide Celtic institution, a female Gaelic musical supergroup!! Emmy award winners for their PBS special, 'An Irish Homecoming', with 18 albums, world tours, performances at the White House and the Olympics, this celebration of musicianship creates an outstanding live show of traditional Irish music, song and dance, that delight their audiences

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Schooner Fare (downeast, maritime)
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Schooner Fare (downeast, maritime)

$22 adv | $25 door
sponsored by Byrnes’ Irish Pubs

We are thrilled to welcome Steve and Chuck Romanoff who are regarded as the premier performing group of original and traditional maritime songs. Their energetic concerts are laced with a Maine brand of universal humor. The band also writes and performs topical songs, country ballads and maritime masterpieces that have made their name synonymous with the 'Down East' style. Combining their talents on six-string guitars, twelve-string guitars and banjos, Schooner Fare's distinctive vocal and instrumental arrangements have been hailed by such folk music icons as the Kingston Trio, the Limeliters, the Chad Mitchell Trio, the Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem and Tom Paxton.

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Three Women & The Truth (alternative folk super group)
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

Three Women & The Truth (alternative folk super group)

$32 adv | $35 door

Three Women and the TruthThree womenthree guitars and the words, music, and hard-won wisdom from three lifetimes spent in pursuit of the song. Mary Gauthier, Gretchen Peters, and Eliza Gilkyson are accomplished, richly talented, multiple award winning female songwriters, whose songs cut through the murky layers of life's complexities and bring clarity to many of the challenges we all long to make sense of. Writing from their life’s experience, these songwriters are skilled in balancing personal tales with classic underpinnings, which hint at the evocative idea that all our lives are full of events and incidents that touch on the mythic and the timeless.

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Noel Paul Stookey (folk)
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Noel Paul Stookey (folk)

$35 adv | $40 door | $15 student

$35 adv | $40 door | $15 student

Best known as the ‘Paul’ of Peter, Paul and Mary, Noel Paul Stookey is a much beloved American folk revival icon. Starting his career in the mid 50’s, he became involved in the blooming popularity in the late 50’s and early 60’s, of folk music in popular culture as a form of activism. His music is rife with intent. To this day, he continues to put a soulful voice to the words of a troubled time.

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Avner The Eccentric: Exceptions to Gravity (American vaudevillian performer)
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Avner The Eccentric: Exceptions to Gravity (American vaudevillian performer)

$25 adv | $30 door $10 kids
sponsored by Halcyon Yarn

Avner Eisenberg “is a reminder of the theatrical power that can reside in a single charismatic performer” (Patriot Ledger) Clown, mime, juggler and magician; he is a master of the art of physical comedy.

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An evening with Guy Davis & Patty Larkin
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

An evening with Guy Davis & Patty Larkin

$20 adv | $24 door
co-sponsored by Shankman & Associates

Guy Davis is a blues guitarist, harp player, actor and writer with deep roots in Delta Blues. Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Together their music will make for an unforgettable evening.

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An Evening with Lauren Crosby and Robby Simpson
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Lauren Crosby and Robby Simpson

Winter Kill The Chill Concert Series 2019

$12 adv | $15 door
Lauren Crosby is a rising folkie/bluesy songstress who grew up in Georgetown, Maine. Being a lobsterman’s daughter, her unique voice captures the rawness of the oceanic setting and her songwriting exemplifies the beauty and hardships of rural living. Lauren’s debut self titled album received national praise for its unique blending of blues, folk, and jazz genres. Lauren has performed all over the nation. 

Robby Simpson is a mid-coast folk rock favorite with a Dylan-esque lyrical style, you can find Robby at coffee shops, bars, and festivals from Portland to Belfast. On his recent debut album, Traveling Without Weapons, his acoustic and electric styles reveal one who has worshipped the 60’s guitar gods, and the blues gods before them.

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Heron Valley (celtic)
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Heron Valley (celtic)

$20 | ​​​​​​Concert Series in the Annex
co-sponsored by Byrnes’ Irish Pubs

Heron Valley are an energetic, young traditional band from Scotland, who have serious enthusiasm for the music they play. Their roots lie in Scottish and Irish traditional music, while taking influence from various Folk, Country, and Bluegrass styles. The five piece energy fueled group, features; highland bagpipes, whistles, flutes, guitars, bass, banjo, full set of drums, piano, and the vocals of Abigail Pryde. Heron Valley, has made a massive impact on the folk scene in Scotland and the UK. They have released their first album and are in high demand. 

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Joe Beninati Trio (jazz, funk, soul)
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

Joe Beninati Trio (jazz, funk, soul)

Winter Kill The Chill Concert Series 2019

$12 adv | $15 door

The Joe Beninati Trio bring their broad range of influences together to create an eclectic mix of traditional jazz, funk and soul. Melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, and form, walk a razor's edge as these musicians explore the sonic palette. The Joe Beninati Trio  is Shaun Bolduc on Upright bass, Eric Napier on Guitar and Joe Beninati on drums.

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duquette (alt-folk-rock)
Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

duquette (alt-folk-rock)

Winter Kill The Chill Concert Series 2019

$12 adv | $15 door

Rob Duquette is a well-known multi-instrumentalist musician with an emphasis on drums and percussion who splits his time between Boston and Portland area. Rob will be joined by Jake Sturtevant on keyboard. John Kumnick, who has played with Cyndi Lauper, David Bowie, Chuck Berry, Ben E. King and Madonna, plays bass.  duquette can’t help but add some world grooves into the mix. They focus on stories, groove and improvisation. 

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Rob Duqette Children's Music with special guest Amanda Panda (children, family entertainment)
Feb
9
3:00 PM15:00

Rob Duqette Children's Music with special guest Amanda Panda (children, family entertainment)

$5 children under 12 | $10 general admission

“Love is Contagious” is the recent CD by Rob Duquette, who incorporates world musical genres and infuses important lessons about kindness, empathy and environmental responsibility.  He’s got a few songs that are just plain silly too…Rob sings his original music accompanying himself on xylophone, guitar, ukelele, and percussion from around the globe.

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Papa Tim & the Desperate Man's Blues Explosion
Feb
2
7:30 PM19:30

Papa Tim & the Desperate Man's Blues Explosion

Winter Kill The Chill Concert Series 2019

$12 adv | $15 door
Led by vocal powerhouse Papa Tim—a wildly enthusiastic entertainer and soulful balladeer with a voice described as 'equal parts Baptist Preacher and Bluesman'—whose unforgettable voice is known to stir the soul, rumored to realign planets, and is harnessed by the government to bring about world peace by way of mind control. Backed by a 'personal supergroup' of area-based musicians, Papa Tim ' brings an incredible amount of talent and musical prowess to the stage with a selection of original jams and some twists on a few popular favorites that are guaranteed to have everyone in the audience clapping, dancing, moving and grooving right along!

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Max Ater & Friends (contemporary alternative)
Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

Max Ater & Friends (contemporary alternative)

Winter Kill The Chill Concert Series 2019

$18 adv | $20 door

Capturing audiences with his award-winning voice and music, Max is quickly becoming a sensation throughout New England and beyond. Born and raised Bath, Max Ater began playing piano at the age of six. Max filled his youth with community theatre, vocal training, and hours a day behind the piano. At an early age, Max was inspired by artists such as Jamie Cullum, Norah Jones, John Mayer, and Elton John. In high school he began composing original music, which led to to an array of accolades. 

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Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher (celtic)
Jan
18
7:30 PM19:30

Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher (celtic)

$20
co-sponsored by Byrnes’ Irish Pubs

This dynamic duo have performed together for the past several years, complementing Wood’s infectious melodies and blazing fiddle with Belsher’s sometimes humorous and sometimes poignant songs. Come see and hear what previous audiences know as you stomp your feet and clap your hands to one of the best acts to ever play the area!

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An Invitation To Be Curious (art show)
Dec
20
10:00 AM10:00

An Invitation To Be Curious (art show)

A Four Year Study & Visual Narrative
Show Run: November 5th through December 20th, 2018

This is an Interactive exhibit with Encaustic and Acrylic Paintings, Photographs, Topo-maps, Guides and a Discovery Table. The Wilderland and its treasures will be displayed within the gallery for visitors to explore as the artist will set up a temporary ART Studio at this Exhibit/Experience. She will be painting birds and working on illustrations for her “Eye Spy Nature Series.

 The Wilderland Exhibit is an interactive experience which has been developed by local Maine artist and photographer, Kdb Dominguez during a four-year, all-season commitment of engagement within the Kennebec River Watershed, 10 nautical miles, from Merrymeeting Bay to  Seguin Island Lighthouse. 

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Livingston Taylor’s Christmas Show (pop, folk, gospel, jazz)
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Livingston Taylor’s Christmas Show (pop, folk, gospel, jazz)

$35 adv | $40 door
co-sponsored by Salt Pine Social

Pop, folk, gospel, jazz—performer, songwriter, storyteller, educator all describe veteran performer Liv Taylor, who’s  Illustrious career spans more than 50 years. We welcome Liv back to the Chocolate  Church with his remarkable warmth  and superb stage craft for this afternoon holiday performance.

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Pretty Girls Sing Soprano “Bag of Lessons” CD Release Party (rock, folk, country, bluegrass, blues)
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Pretty Girls Sing Soprano “Bag of Lessons” CD Release Party (rock, folk, country, bluegrass, blues)

$15 adv | $18 door

Since its inception in 2010, Pretty Girls Sing Soprano has quickly turned heads and gained a loyal following. Ingrid Ayer-Richardson (guitar), Susan Mathews, and Deana Gurney (keyboard, percussion) come together with tight, original vocal harmonies to share their love for acoustic and a cappella music. Pretty Girls Sing Soprano is thrilled to premiere our new studio album, Bag Full of Lessons, at one of our most beloved venues. Along with a collection of covers rendered in signature Pretty Girls style, this album features three new original songs. Release party includes cocktails with concert to follow; album available on CD and digital download.The Pretty Girls will sing to your soul and leave you with a smile as they perform a variety of songs from folk, country, bluegrass, and rock.

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Carpenters’ Christmas (tribute band)
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Carpenters’ Christmas (tribute band)

$25 adv | $30 door

This concert show celebrates the Carpenters’ classic Christmas repertoire with a full complement of their biggest hits, all guaranteed to put you in the Holiday spirit!   The Carpenters released two Christmas albums as well as two Christmas-themed television specials. Their Holiday music is played every season and their Christmas records still top "Favorite Holiday Album" lists every year, even charting on the Billboard Top 100 as recently as 2015. Join us for a wonderful Christmas show performed in the style of the Carpenters. It will be yesterday once more with Lisa Rock and a Carpenter’s Christmas. You’ll be on top of the world singing along to your Christmas favorites.

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Còig Celtic Christmas (celtic)
Dec
2
7:30 PM19:30

Còig Celtic Christmas (celtic)

$28 adv | $32 door
co-sponsored by Shankman & Associates

Còig's like no other, thanks to the unique mix of four different talents. They all have traditional roots, but each brings something more. Fiddler Chrissy Crowley has touches of world and contemporary music. Pianist Jason Roach has a jazz degree, Darren McMullen (guitar, banjo, mandolin, etc.) has worked everywhere from Irish to rock groups, and fiddler Rachel Davis is the most Cape Breton trad, but with folk and roots infused influences as well.

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Campbell Brothers Sacred Steel (gospel, jazz, fusion)
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Campbell Brothers Sacred Steel (gospel, jazz, fusion)

$28 adv | $32 door

The Campbell Brothers present a compelling, rich variety of material from the African-American Holiness-Pentecostal repertoire with a new twist: the growling, wailing, shouting, singing and swinging voice of the steel guitar, played as you have never heard it played before. Their music has moved from sanctuary to concert hall so secular audiences are now able to appreciate a performance both devoted and rocking. 

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Pat Colwell & the Soul Sensations Motown Christmas (R&B, holiday, rock-n-roll)
Nov
24
7:30 PM19:30

Pat Colwell & the Soul Sensations Motown Christmas (R&B, holiday, rock-n-roll)

$17 adv | $20 door

This is a beloved tradition. Bring your visiting family and join your friends to kick off the holiday with the unmistakable musical sounds for a Motown Christmas! This is a 100% Old School R&B Revue complete with female backup singers, a full horn section, and a show that that will knock your socks off.  When was the last time you danced to Christmas music? Dancing in the aisles is strongly encouraged for this all age show.

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Slambovian Circus of Dreams (alternative folk)
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

Slambovian Circus of Dreams (alternative folk)

$20 adv | $24 door
sponsored by Jorgensen Landscaping

Find out what would happen if Neil Young, The Incredible String Band and Pink Floyd got together to sing some tunes. Enjoy a generous helping of non-traditional musical fare. The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, who have been called “the hillbilly Pink Floyd,” concert will have something for everyone.
Sponsored By Jorgensen Landscaping

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Jesse Colin Young (Americana fusion of folk, rock, jazz and blues)
Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

Jesse Colin Young (Americana fusion of folk, rock, jazz and blues)

$30, $35, $40 adv | $42 door
sponsored by The Wellness Connection

The voice of a generation; the voice of today. Jesse Colin Young has shaped the character of American music for over 50 years. As both a solo artist and with the Youngbloods, whose iconic rendition of Get Together has been heard by millions. Jesse has always responded to the world around him with a clear voice and focus that touches on our humanity. His style is now considered Americana, but in fact it's his unique fusion of folk, rock, jazz and blues with an emphasis on his extraordinary voice that makes his signature sound.

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An Invitation To Be Curious (art show)
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

An Invitation To Be Curious (art show)

A Four Year Study & Visual Narrative
Show Run: November 5th through December 20th, 2018

This is an Interactive exhibit with Encaustic and Acrylic Paintings, Photographs, Topo-maps, Guides and a Discovery Table. The Wilderland and its treasures will be displayed within the gallery for visitors to explore as the artist will set up a temporary ART Studio at this Exhibit/Experience. She will be painting birds and working on illustrations for her “Eye Spy Nature Series.

 The Wilderland Exhibit is an interactive experience which has been developed by local Maine artist and photographer, Kdb Dominguez during a four-year, all-season commitment of engagement within the Kennebec River Watershed, 10 nautical miles, from Merrymeeting Bay to  Seguin Island Lighthouse. 

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Bon Debarras (Quebecois folk, fusion, dance)
Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Bon Debarras (Quebecois folk, fusion, dance)

$25 adv | $30 door
sponsored by J.R. Maxwell's

Bon Débarras unites the worlds of music, dance and poetry. Drawing inspiration from Quebecois, Acadian, and Cajun roots, the group brings together a fusion of Quebecois folk music, traditional step-dancing and global influences, for a show that is full of contagious energy and lots of fun!

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The Beatles Poetry Slam!
Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

The Beatles Poetry Slam!

Individual $15
VIP Table $108 (seats 8)

Fundraiser for the Chocolate Church Arts Center. Local celebrities recite and interpret lyrics of Beatles’ songs. Simply put, a poetry slam is a competitive art of performance poetry. Our poetry slam has a special twist: Local celebrities recite and interpret lyrics of their favorite Beatles’ songs. No music. No singing. The audience is encouraged to respond to the Celebrity Presenters or the judges in any way they see fit: including finger snapping, foot stomping and verbal exhortations! Held in the Annex. Space is limited and VIP table seating (seats 8) is available for purchase.

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Dar Williams (folk rock, singer-songwriter)
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Dar Williams (folk rock, singer-songwriter)

$35 adv | $40  door  
sponsored by Now You’re Cooking

As an accomplished American singer-songwriter, author, educator and pop folk artist, Dar Williams’ work is engaging, collaborative, personal and passionate.  Dar hearkens back to the 70’s, to the dawn of FM Radio and evokes a then nascent love of music. Limited seating available!

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