The Bobby Darin Show with Ron Gartner

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Had he lived, he would have been bigger than Sinatra. Teen Idol, Singer-Songwriter, Movie Star and Nightclub Performer Bobby Darin – his music, his life and times – are celebrated in grand style by NYC entertainment agent and showman Ron Gartner, with his swinging band. Snap your fingers to great Darin hits like Mack The Knife, Splish Splash, Dream Lover, Beyond the Sea, Clementine, and many many more. Hear the backstage stories about this Entertainment Phenomenon who learned at an early age that he was doomed to die an early death and was determined to “do it all” before he expired. Come, honor the legacy of the swingin-est guy who ever put on a tux in a show that covers everything from Darin’s rock ‘n’ roll days to his legendary Evening at the Copa. If you loved Bobby Darin, this show is a must-see!

 

2nd Annual Longest Day for ALZ Awareness with Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones - Prince Tribute

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Vinegar Hill Music Theatre for the Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is proud to present PURPLE RAIN ON THE LONGEST DAY FOR ALZHEIMER’S AWARENESS featuring New England’s premier PRINCE tribute band THE BEAUTIFUL ONES. Dressed 2 the 9’s, Dean Ford embodies Prince with every fiber of his being, giving you a show as close as you will ever get to the real thing. Not only does the band cover the “Purple Rain” album in its entirety but included in their set are all the hits from his royal badness’ catalogue between the years 1978 and 2015. Very limited seated tickets are available first come first serve, so plan to bring your dancing shoes as we flashback to 1984 for a unique concert experience for a great cause. $10 of each ticket purchased will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Comedian Juston McKinney

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Maine Deputy turned comedian Juston McKinney is not a newcomer to the spotlight. With a national career that started over 20 years ago as he was trying to hang up his badge and cutting his teeth in New York City on the weekends. That has led to an amazing career that has brought him back to his New England roots, settling back into New Market, New Hampshire with his wife and two boys while selling out theaters across New England and touring nationally. This year alone has worked directly with some comedy greats on philanthropy projects like Amy Schumer’s Blue Ocean Animal Rights Fundraiser that sold out in hours and also the SOLD OUT ‘Comics Come Home’ for the Cam Neely Foundation at TD Garden with Dennis Leary and Jimmy Fallon. In January Showtime premiered ‘Unsportsmanlike Comedy’ hosted by Rob Gronkowski featuring Juston and a couple of other national acts with ‘Patriots Fever’. Juston has been making his national mark for two decades now with 3 ‘Tonight Show’ appearances, TWO COMEDY CENTRAL SPECIALS, and writing credits that include TV favorites like Kevin James & Gary Valentine. Juston’s first Amazon Prime Special premiered in August and he can be seen in Theaters and Comedy Clubs around the county including the World Famous Comedy Magic Club.

 

Michelle Currie and Friends

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Local favorite Michelle Currie is returning to the Vinegar Hill stage accompanied by Musical Director/Arranger Jim Rice and the Jim Rice Band. These tickets go fast and have sold out for the past two years so make sure you have your’s early!

This all new show features Broadway favorites, cabaret classics and original works with contemporary influences. Michelle’s powerful voice and personal interpretations coupled with eloquent arrangements by Jim Rice and the jazzy sounds of the Jim Rice Band make this a show to remember. Here’s what people are saying about Michelle:

“…Michelle is the true definition of an entertainer.”

“…what differentiates Michelle is not only her unique song selection, but her genuine ability to stay connected with her audience and trigger emotion with each passing note and story she shares.”

“This is not an ordinary voice – it’s a one-of a kind voice

 

Miss Richfield 1981

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Miss Richfield is coming back to our stage to make you belly laugh with a whole new show! In her all-new show “Gender Fluids“, Miss Richfield 1981 will attempt to find non-binary answers to our increasingly complex world! With all new music, new videos, new costumes, and a healthy heap of help from the audience, this show promises to celebrate all the genders – both old & new.

 

Classic Rock Orchestra

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Classic Rock Orchestra is back and ready to bring the roof down at Vinegar Hill! Classic Rock Orchestra presents the greatest rock anthems of the 70’s and 80’s live in concert with a rock band and full symphony orchestra. Featuring songs by Journey, Heart, Kansas, Pat Benetar, Boston, E.L.O, Stevie Nicks, Toto and many more! Formulated by the creative team behind Piano Men – The Music of Elton and Billy.

 

Rustic Overtones

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Rustic Overtones are a seven-piece rock band from Portland Maine with a discography that spans 20 years. The bands unique version of indie rock is strongly influenced by soul music, garage punk, jazz and psychedelic music of the 60’s and 70’s.

“A unique sound steeped in both Earth, Wind and Fire-style funk and late-era Beatles psychedelia.” -Rolling Stone

“Rustic’s firepower-a skintight rhythm section, soulful keyboards, stinging guitars, funky horns and the potent, complex, and totally engrossing voice of front-man Dave Gutter” – Billboard Magazine

The Rustic Overtones have collaborated and recorded with David Bowie, Imogen Heap, Ray Lamontagne, Eric Krasno, Funkmaster Flex and Naughty by Nature, as songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, arrangers, and composers and have toured nationally as direct support for De La Soul, Steel Pulse, and Run DMC among others.

Lyricist and front-man Dave Gutter is also a prolific songwriter, having penned songs for Aaron Neville, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Eric Krasno, Res, Gramatik, Carlos Santana, and Eric Clapton.

 

The Hit Men

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 8:00 PM

On the road touring as THE HIT MEN, this brotherhood of musicians relive the magic they created on world stages and in recording studios, bringing audiences a night of hit after hit, after hit—including everyone’s favorite Four Seasons songs like “Oh What a Night, ” “Who Loves You,” “Let’s Hang On,” and more great tunes made even more famous by Broadway’s Jersey Boys. And they also perform many other timeless hits that they helped make famous – including “Mony, Mony,” “Peace Train,” “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” “You’re So Vain,” “Don’t Stop Believing,” “The Loco-Motion,” and many more.

During their performances, THE HIT MEN also share behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes from their days in recording studios and on the concert circuit; it’s an entertaining and informative look back through rock & roll history from the guys who lived and breathed the experience.

 

Linda Eder

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Our season would not be complete without Linda Eder on the schedule! Showcasing one of the greatest voices of our time, Linda Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, Standards, Pop, Country, and Jazz. She made her Broadway debut in the musical Jekyll & Hyde, originating the role of Lucy, for which she was nominated for the Drama Desk Award. Eder has performed in concert halls across the country including Carnegie Hall and Radio City Musical Hall. She has released 15 solo albums and continues to delight international audiences.

 

SZLACHETKA

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The sophomore album from Rolling Stone “Artist to Watch,” SZLACHETKA (pronounced SLA-HET-KA) was released February 16, 2018. With its mix of modern Americana, 70s California rock, and singer/songwriter sentiments, Heart of My Hometown is a classic record for the contemporary world.

Singer/songwriter Szlachetka co-wrote the 11 songs for his record while on the road—finding breaks during a busy two-year period that saw him playing roughly 400 shows. Traveling alone, he kept an eye on the world unrolling outside his car window. The sights, sounds, and stories he encountered along the way eventually found their way into his own music, resulting in a hook-filled, guitar-driven record about highways, homes, and the people who fill both.

Rolling Stone hailed Szlachetka as one of the 10 New Artists You Need to Know, describing his forthcoming album as “a soundtrack for both the highway and the heartland…a collection of road-dog roots-rockers and Americana ballads inspired by the people (and places) he’s left behind in the rearview mirror.”

Now based in Nashville, Szlachetka continues to tour nationally with a schedule that’s seen him open for Brandy Clark, the Byrds’ Chris Hillman, the Heartbreakers’ Mike Campbell, Brandi Carlile and more.

 

The Kingston Trio

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Fans of legendary folk icons The Kingston Trio will soon have an opportunity to re-discover their timeless music in a national tour to mark the group’s 60th anniversary on a national tour performing many of the Trio’s best-loved songs. All three current members, Mike Marvin, Tim Gorelangton and Bob Haworth have intrinsic links to and experience with the original group: Mike is the adopted son of founding member Nick Reynolds, who was also his musical mentor; Tim, a close friend since boyhood, is one of the few musicians outside the Trio who has recorded with Nick Reynolds; and Bob Haworth, who has performed with the original Trio for periods between 1985-1999 when Nick Reynolds was unable to tour. Many of their personal memories recall the iconic trio’s performances and journey as folk music made its extraordinary ascent to the pinnacle of popular culture – and the top of the music charts.

 

Livingston Taylor

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Livingston Taylor is back with more stories and tunes to engage and entertain our Vinegar Hill audience! Born in Boston MA, Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, beginning a 40-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching. On January 18, 2017, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker declared the day to be Livingston Taylor Day in Boston. He was recognized for his 50-year music career, as well as being a long-time professor at Berklee College of Music.

 

Johnny A. - Just Me... and My Guitars

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 8:00 PM

For nearly 20 years Johnny A. has traveled the world effortlessly gliding through, bending and blending, musical genres to deliver his own unique style of instrumental guitar music.

With strong emphasis on melody and arrangements from the British songbook of the 60s, he will be bringing his fluid guitar style to select venues all across the United States for 2018.

The evening promises to be a very special “living room experience” with some of Johnny’s favorite songs and stories all of which have molded him into the musician and person he is today.

It’s no wonder that Gibson and Epiphone guitars have honored him with not one but three signature model guitars designed to his specifications.

Don’t miss this rare and unique opportunity to see Grammy Nominated, Boston Music Hall of Fame Inductee and one of America’s finest instrumental guitarists, Johnny A., up close and personal!

 

Martin Sexton

Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 8:00 PM

For a second year, Martin Sexton is going to transform our barn with his incredible talent!

“The real thing, people.” -Billboard

Martin Sexton returns with what Rolling Stone calls his “soul-marinated voice,” acoustic guitar, and a suitcase full of heartfelt songs.

The winter tour begins with an extensive run through Europe then takes Martin across North America trying out new material as well as reinventing his own classics for these critically-acclaimed solo performances.

Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as Scrubs, Parenthood, Masters of Sex and in numerous films, though it’s his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for a new experience every time.

 

The THE BAND Band - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Brown Album

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The THE BAND Band returns to Vinegar Hill Music Theatre with a special show celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Band’s iconic self titled 1969 release, known as “The Brown Album.” The show will feature the entire track list, which includes “Across the Great Divide”, “Rag Mama Rag”, “Up on Cripple Creek” and so many other favorites.

Returning for their third visit with us, for those of you who haven’t seen this group, they are a must-see. If you like the music of The Band, you’ll love The THE BAND Band. As the most popular and exciting tribute to The Band on the national touring circuit, The THE BAND Band brings the music of The Band alive with authentic, true-to-form renditions of these well-loved songs. They are renowned for delivering with the passion and commitment for which The Band was legendary.

“Sadly we’ll never see or hear The Band perform live again, but if you want a close second and want to be transformed by the magic and spirit of their music…The THE BAND Band delivers… BIG TIME!” – Rex Fowler, folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step

The THE BAND Band has shared the stage with Richie Havens, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Aztec Two-Step, Marshall Crenshaw; and the individual band members have performed or toured with original Band members Rick Danko and Levon Helm, as well as Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Berry, John Hall, Patti Smith, Keith Richards, Steve Forbert, Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, Roy Rogers, Roger McGuinn, Robbie Dupree, Max Weinberg, Clarence Clemons, Willie Nile, Maria Muldaur, Genya Ravan, Jimmy Vivino, The Shirelles, and countless others.

 

Well-Strung

Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 8:00 PM

We cannot get enough of Well-Strung here at Vinegar Hill, so we are bringing them back with their brand new album, ‘Under the Covers’! Well-Strung stars first violinist Edmund Bagnell, second violinist Christopher Marchant, cellist Daniel Shevlin and violist Trevor Wadleigh. The quartet features classical musicians who sing putting their own spin on the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Pink, Lorde, Madonna, Gotye, U2, and more. You will not want to miss this performance!

 

Katie Matzell

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Katie Matzell is an up-and-coming singer and songwriter from Portland, Maine who released her debut EP at the start of 2018. MaineToday called the debut “fierce and dazzling,” adding that Matzell’s vocals are “sweet, full and gorgeous” with a “richness to them that make the songs burst all the more.” The Deli Magazine said “Matzell’s voice, both effortless and simple, floats above a sea of washy keys and pocket grooves, calling comparisons to not only her influences of the past (Bonnie Raitt and Aretha Franklin), but to her contemporaries — Norah Jones and Emily King immediately come to mind.” Matzell was nominated by the New England Music Awards in 2018 for Female Performer of the Year.

Matzell is hard at work on new music for release in 2019.

 

Paula Cole

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Paula Cole returns to our stage for a third time with a brand new show! Grammy winner and seven-time Grammy nominee Paula Cole has released ten solo albums and soon to be eleven spanning an eighteen-year career. Hit songs “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” and “I Don’t Want to Wait” continue to play on radio stations today.

Paula has sold approximately three million albums and has performed with icons in many genres of music from Peter Gabriel to Dolly Parton. Cole’s emotionally deep and thrilling performances are a trademark. Poetic and fiercely touching writing makes Cole stand apart. Her compositions have been covered by Herbie Hancock, Annie Lennox, Katherine McPhee, to name a few. From her top ten hits of the 1990’s to her more recent critically acclaimed albums, Paula Cole continues to write, produce, record and perform heartfelt, meaningful, lasting music that defies categorization.

 

Mike Super 2.OH! SHOW!

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 7:00 PM

They say lightening doesn’t strike twice in the same place…but Mike Super’s BRAND NEW Magic Show begs to differ!

Always leave ‘em wanting more! And that’s exactly what Magician Mike Super did with his last visit to our series! People raved and demanded we bring him back so they could bring all their friends and family! As a result, much like a SUPER-charged software upgrade, Mike Super returns to our stage with a BRAND NEW show with all new magic! Instead of 2.0 he calls it 2.OH!™ SHOW!™ because of the newly created, never before seen magical, jaw dropping moments taking his uniquely branded evening of mystery to a whole new level! If you witnessed Mike’s last smash hit show at our theatre, get ready to be wowed all over again in a brand new way!!!! If you’ve never seen Mike’s show, bring out the whole family to see what the buzz is about! In this brand new show, Mike appears from an actual projection image! He also plans to give the audience the winning Powerball numbers! (We aren’t kidding!) He also re-energizes one of the world’s most popular mysteries, the Rubic’s Cube, and not only solves it in record time with magic, but involves the audience in a way never before experienced…and this is only in the first 10 minutes of his all new show…The Mike Super 2.OH! SHOW! ™ Bring your family and friends BACK to share in an ALL NEW evening of the impossible!

 

Scarab - The Journey Experience

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 8:00 PM

“SCARAB…The Journey Experience”, is the closest re-creation you will see to THE supergroup of the 70’s and 80’s. An absolutely dynamic stage show with four part harmonies live that other bands could only dream of doing. The Internationally touring tribute act performs a 2+ hr concert with all the sights, sounds and of course songs that made Journey famous the World over. Come see “SCARAB..” and “Experience” what Hundreds of Thousands of fans all over the Country are raving about.

“SCARAB…The Journey Experience” hit the stage in April of 2010 and haven’t stopped yet. 36 states later “SCARAB…” is arguably the biggest touring Journey tribute in the Country. Members Sean Volpetti – vocals, Scott Philie – keyboards, Jean “Boomer” Grenier – drums, Rob Nemetz – bass and Brett Parker – guitars have “Captured” 40 years of classic hits from “Any way you want it” to Who’s crying now” and everything in between.

 

Bob Seger Tribute: LIVE BULLET

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Live Bullet is the difference between a “tribute band” and a “Live Concert Experience.” From hits like “Main Street” and gems like “Heavy Music” to the heart ripping “Turn the Page”, this is the only thing better than seeing Bob Seger live!

 

One Night in Memphis

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 8:00 PM

One Night in Memphis® created and directed by John Mueller is the number one booked and critically acclaimed tribute to legendary Sun Records recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley performed live and starring former cast members of the Broadway smash, “Million Dollar Quartet.”

Over 90 minutes of authentic rockabilly, country, gospel and 1950’s rock and roll. The San Francisco Examiner raves, “An Amazing Show!” The show has an ever growing list of sold out performances, outstanding reviews and a great social media presence and fan base.

Be a witness to and experience rock and roll royalty with the music and talent that has stood the test of time. True American music featuring acclaimed national talent guaranteed to get you rocking and rolling. There’s a whole lotta shakin’ going on!

 

Piano Men

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 8:00 PM

“Piano Men – The Music of Elton and Billy” is a tribute to the amazing songs of Billy Joel and Elton John. This concert combines a four-piece pop group featuring Joe Boucher on piano and vocals playing with a string orchestra section with arrangements by Christopher Eastburn. Rarely have these songs ever been heard performed live in this way as Elton and Billy themselves have only on a few occasions performed with orchestras.

The music of “Piano Men” concentrates heavily on the recordings by Elton and Billy during their 70’s heyday when their many hit albums featured lush orchestrations. The concert opens with Billy Joel’s thrilling “Prelude / Angry Young Man” and works it’s way through a veritable hit parade alternating songs between the two composers.

 

Adam Ezra Group

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 8:00 PM

It’s difficult to impart the roots-steeped, road-trippin’ essence of the Adam Ezra Group into a single word, but front man Adam Ezra nonetheless keeps one in mind as something of a mantra: COMMUNITY.

To the musicians at the heart of AEG, community is epitomized by a belief they all share, one that has long doubled as a mission statement for the group: namely, that making music together is itself a form of grassroots organizing, capable of nothing less than changing the world.

Such a groundbreaking concept makes all the sense in the world for a musical collective like AEG. After all, as Ezra sees it, the fans are really part of the band, active members of their movement who’ve always exercised a critical role in AEG’s ability to carry out its mission. This inclusive approach to musicianship, centered about respecting and celebrating their listeners above all else, Ezra insists, is what has allowed the group to explode out of their Boston-area origins to emerge as one of the most uniquely powerful, relentlessly entertaining live-music experiences in the country.

 

Studio Two - The Beatles Before America

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Studio Two is a headlining Beatles tribute band that focuses on the most exciting, energetic period of The Beatles—the early years. Choosing from a catalog of songs from their club and touring performances, Studio Two captures all of the excitement and danceable 50’s and 60’s Rock ‘n’ Roll songs The Beatles helped popularize. All of this is done in period correct attire and equipment. You will be transported in time!

 

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