Seth Glier and the Jason Spooner Band at the Strand Theatre

April 11, 2015 at 7:30pm
spoonerRockland Strand Theatre

Singer/songwriter/pianist/guitarist SETH GLIER is a seasoned troubadour known for hispassionate live sets of Americana, folk, blues, pop and soul. Averaging over 250+ live performances annually he has played major folk festivals and shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams. The young songwriter has scored a Grammy nomination by weaving tales of love, pain and self-realization wrapped in sweeping melodies and striking vocals. Northern New England’s JASON SPOONER BAND includes singer/songwriter Jason Spooner, with his heavy roots, folk & blues influences; classically-trained bassist Adam Frederick’s jazz foundations; and rock-solid drummer Reed Chambers, who adds deep-seated roots in funk, soul & reggae. The award-winning folk festival veterans have a unique blend of roots, folk and blues, focused around Jason’s rhythmic flat-picking style and image-rich song-writing, and the band’s air-tight foundation.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.rocklandstrand.com.

The Camden Opera House schedule this winter

Camden Opera House Schedule

Photo Credit: Leapologist/Camden Opera House/Flickr

There is no shortage of things to do in Camden, whether you’re interested in catching a classic film, enjoying live music or immersing yourself in an opera. The Camden Opera House is a wonderful venue just down the street from Hartstone Inn that hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Peruse the Camden Opera House schedule below to see what events are on the calendar during your stay.

The Camden Opera House Schedule

Feb. 25, 2015, 3 p.m. – Folk singer Greg Brown

Feb. 28, 2015, 3 p.m. – Original Annie (film)

March 1, 2015 – Benvenuto Cellini – English National Opera

March 21, 2015, 3 p.m. – Mary Poppins (film)

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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.