North Atlantic Blues Festival

North Atlantic Blues FestivalJuly 12 & 13, 2014

The North Atlantic Blues Festival is an annual two-day blues music festival featuring national blues performers and considered one of the most prestigious on the East Coast. The festival is held at the Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, overlooking the picturesque Rockland Harbor. Some of the top names in blues music have been featured at this prestigious East Coast festival. In addition to all day live entertainment, the festival has vendors selling a wide array of food, drinks and crafts.  Saturday evening Main Street is closed to traffic for the NABF Club Crawl. Attendees of legal age, wearing their wristband from the festival are allowed free admission to the many bars and restaurants featuring many of the top regional blues performers. There are also bands performing on Main Street for all ages at no charge.

For more information including the music lineup and details on the Club Crawl, click here

North Atlantic Blues Festival

Nutcracker Ballet at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time:  Friday, December 6th, 2013 at 7:30 pmNutcracker Ballet Camden Maine
                           Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at 3 pm & 7:30pm
                           Sunday, December 8 at 3 pm & 7:30pm

Beloved holiday classic The Nutcracker Ballet returns to the Opera House!  The Nutcracker, danced by members of Atlantic Ballet Company, students of P2P Dance Center and featuring professional dancers Karina Teran and Richard Re of New York City.  Join us for dinner at the Hartstone Inn and then enjoy the show!

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website:  http://www.camdenoperahouse.com

“Rabbit Hole” presented by Everyman Repertory Theatre

Rabbit Hole Camden

Event date/time: September 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2013

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down, and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places, and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. “Grade: A! A transcendent and deeply affecting new play, which shifts perfectly from hilarity to grief.” –Entertainment Weekly.

A perfectly written play dealing with a challenging subject. David Lindsay-Abaires’ script won the Pulitzer Price for best Drama in 2007. With not a word out of place, his script leavens the sadness with hilarity in flawless balance.

The Broadway play won a Tony Award and was nominated for a total of five Tony awards.

General Admission tickets: Adults: $20 in advance; $10 for students; $25 at door. Available at:
HAV II (Camden), Owl and Turtle Bookstore (Camden), the Reading Room (Rockland), BellaBooks (Belfast) or at www.camdenoperahouse.com or box office

Location Address: Camden Opera House

Contact Website: www.camdenoperahouse.com

Comedian Paula Poundstone Performs at The Strand Theatre

From www.rocklandstrand.com:

“Comedian Paula Poundstone returns to the Strand

25 years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country — stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went. A high school drop-out, she went on to become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me.  She tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country, causing Bob Zany with the Boston Globe to write: “Poundstone can regale an audience for several hours with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy.”

Her newest comedy CD, I HEART JOKES: Paula Tells Them in Boston was recorded during a performance at the Wilbur Theatre in the heart of the city and will be released on April Fool’s Day 2013.

Its always a fun time when Paula is in town!  Get tickets early, this popular show sells out quickly!”  Find more information and purchase tickets here.

“You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” at the Camden Opera House

Event date/time: August 9-11, 2013 and August 16-18, 2013

Location Address: Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street, Camden, MECharlie Brown at the Camden Openra House

Presented by the Camden Civic Theater is the 1967 musical comedy based on beloved Charles M. Schulz comic strip characters from his strip Peanuts.  Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award and the album from the Broadway musical was nominated for a Grammy. Kristin Chenoweth and Roger Bart both won the Drama Desk and Tony awards for featured actor and actress in a musical.

Purchase tickets here.  For more ticket information or to reserve tickets for pick up at the door one hour prior to the show call 207-236-2281.  Tickets: $14 adults; Students and seniors $12.

Contact Website: http://www.camdenoperahouse.com

2013 North Atlantic Blues Festival

The North Atlantic Blues Festival, one of the more prestigious blues music festivals on the East Coast, will run for two days, July 13 and 14, 2013. The event will be held at the Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, overlooking picturesque Rockland Harbor.  Find more information here

Bay Chamber Concerts Presents Slavic Soul Party

Friday, April 5, 2013 at 7pm
Camden Opera House (open seating)

75 minute performance, no intermission

Tickets: $35
Ages 21-35: $25  
Under age 21: $10

“Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. These nine musicians have created an acoustic mash-up of Balkan and gypsy sounds with North American music, weaving the gospel, techno, funk, dub, jazz, and Latin influences of New York’s neighborhoods seamlessly into a Balkan brass setting and always delivering a great time. “

For additional information and to purchase tickets, click here.  Visit Slavic Soul Party’s website here.
View our Hartstone Inn Bay Chamber Concert Getaway Package.  It includes 2 nights lodging, 2 concert tickets, sumptuous breakfasts and a five-course gourmet dinner for two.  

Slavic Soul Party

American Idol Winner Kris Allen in Concert

Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 7:30pmKris Allen
The Strand Theatre, Rockland, Maine
Tickets: $20 general admission

Content from The Strand Theatre:

“Since skyrocketing to stardom as the winner of the 2009 season of American Idol, Kris Allen has enjoyed five singles on the Billboard charts.

His self-titled debut album featured his hit single “Live Like We’re Dying” which has a combined digital sales of over 1.7 million.

Since the release of his album he has toured with Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Barenaked Ladies, Lifehouse as well as headlining his own club tour.

On his new album Thank You Camellia Kris delivers on everything his fans love him for and more. The album is a showcase for the easy, lived-in richness of Kris’ voice as well as his knack for crafting hook-filled pop melodies and writing heartfelt lyrics that explore the ups and downs of love.”

For more information or to buy tickets, click here.

Chicago’s Famous Second City Comedy Theater Troupe Visits Camden

Sunday, March 24, at 3 p.m. at the Camden Opera House

The Second City

From the Camden Opera House website:

“Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy theatre, The Second City: Laughing Matters featuring some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from The Second City’s fifty two year history. The Second City is truly a Chicago landmark and a national treasure.  Birthplace of comedy legends John Belushi, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Mike Myers, among many others.

With economic uncertainty, political gridlock and a dearth of Khardashians clogging up our televisions, laughing has never mattered more and The Second City is here to bring some well needed silliness and hilarious spontaneity to a world in need of some comic relief. The Second City: Laughing Matters puts comedy first in a wickedly funny revue that skewers and celebrates in equal doses.

The Second City celebrates over 50 years of cutting edge satiric revues and continues to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. With scripted and improvisational elements, audiences always enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the next generation of comic legends.

General Admission tickets are $25, $14 for children 16 and under. tickets are available here, by calling (207) 470-7066, at the Camden Town Office Mon – Fri from 9 am to 3 pm, or at the door, if still available, an hour before show time.”

The Second City

Comedian Juston McKinney at the Camden Opera House

Saturday, March 2nd at 7pm
Camden Opera House

“Juston grew up on the border of Maine and New Hampshire. After earning an associates degree from the very prestigious Southern Maine Community College, he was hired as a York County sheriff’s deputy patrolling the same border in which he grew up. But in 1997 Juston turned in his gun and badge and left the dangerous streets of rural Maine and moved to the quiet community of Queens, New York. While living in NYC he worked his way into the weekend line-up at Comic Strip Live, Stand-up New York, Dangerfield’s, Gotham, and Caroline’s on Broadway. He has had sitcom development deals with Warner Brothers, CBS Productions and Comedy Central. And in 2000 the New York Times called him “destined for stardom”.

Juston has appeared on a half dozen Comedy Central shows including his half hour Comedy Central Presents and most recently his 1-hour special Juston McKinney-A Middle-Class Hole, which was released by Warner Bros. on DVD/CD. He has appeared numerous times on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and appeared on the, Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. He was chosen to be part of the Blue Collar Comedy Next Generation Tour, with Bill Engval, which aired on TBS and had his own weekly show on Sirius/XM radio, Live From the Woods with Juston McKinney.

His TV credits include; The King of Queens, the Sidney Lumet drama 100 Centre Street. His movie credits include The Zoo Keeper and Here Comes the Boom. He is currently developing a show with Apostle (Denis Leary’s production company) and IFC about a volunteer fire department from the fictitious town of Effingwoods NH.
He currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife, kids and dogs.

A portion of ticket sales will go to the National Toboggan Committee for future events.

Cash/check only tickets available at the Camden Snow Bowl; at the Camden Town Office 9 am – 3 pm; or at HAV II in Camden.

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