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Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings –  Friday, September 22

Roochie Toochie & The Ragtime Shepherd Kings are coming to Bangor as part of their incredible two-week tour of The Pine Tree State! If you’ve never heard them before, they’ll knock your socks off! If you HAVE heard them before, you’re probably not wearing socks! This all-star old time novelty jazz & pop quintet has members from such musically esteemed cities as Nashville, Detroit, and New Orleans, so don’t miss their unique take on some of Tin Pan Alley’s most minor hits!  More…

PAST EVENTS

Yard Sale to Benefit 58 Main

We’re having a yard sale! All proceeds go to support 58 Main and our dual mission of bringing world-class musicians to Bangor and providing space for local non-profits, at low or no cost, in support of their missions.

House Concert – 58 Main Music Series Presents:  
JP Harris & Chance McCoy – Thur, July 27

JP Harris and Chance McCoy met under circumstances slightly different than many of Nashville’s duos: a week- long, muddy, moonshine-fueled fiddler’s convention, set high in the West Virginia mountains many summers ago. Over the last ten-some-odd years they continued to meet at random, drinking corn liquor and losing time in the drone of the old fiddle-and-banjo tunes of the 19th century they both love.

In time, JP formed his notorious honky tonk band JP Harris and The Tough Choices, while Chance went on to join the Grammy clad, platinum-selling band Old Crow Medicine Show. More…

 Dance – Youth Pride Glow Party

For queer youth and allies alike, the Youth Pride Glow Party is a free and a chem free event for people ages 13 through 20 to dance the night away. Look forward to music, black lights, snacks, rainbows, games, and fun!

House Concert – 58 Main Music Series Presents:  
Joe K. Walsh & Sweet Loam w/Sassafras Stomp

Saturday June 17, 8pm

Hailed by the CBC-Newfoundland as one of the best mandolinists of his generation, Portland, Maine-based Joe K. Walsh is known for his beautiful writing and his exceptional tone and taste. His collaborations with acoustic music luminaries including fiddler Darol Anger, flatpick guitar hero Scott Nygaard, folk star Jonathan Edwards, and pop/grass darlings Joy Kills Sorrow have taken him all over the global and musical map. Hes played with everyone from John Scofield to Bela Fleck to Emmylou Harris, and performed everywhere from festivals to laundromats to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.  More…

Dance – Prom ’84 with Wax On

Get dapper, get nostalgic, get footloose! Celebrate the music and fashion of years past with a dance party fashioned as a 1984 prom night! Dress up, dress down, but come prepped for a night of tunes strictly from ’84 spun by Wax On DJs Thermomatt and Zeth. More…

House Concert – 58 Main Music Series Presents:
Kristin Andreassen w/ Chris Eldridge & Shane Leonard

Sunday, May 28  7pm

KRISTIN ANDREASSEN is a songwriter and a percussive dancer who brings both of those talents to live performances that have been called “inventive” and “haunting”.  Kristin’s first musical obsession was American old time music – she played guitar and fiddle with the groundbreaking stringband Uncle Earl and danced with the Appalachian clogging ensemble Footworks.  Now based in Nashville, Tennessee, Kristin has become a respected voice in songwriter circles, with music recently heard on Showtime’s The Affair and ABC’s Nashville. Kristin has been a featured performer on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, and NPR’s Mountain Stage chose her 2015 performance as one of year’s ten best.  More…

Norumbega Collective Hosts A Reading by Noy Holland + Nat Baldwin

NOY HOLLAND is the author of four story collections, Swim for the Little One First, What Begins with Bird, The Spectacle of the Body, and I Was Trying to Describe What It Feels Like: New and Selected Stories. NAT BALDWIN is a writer and musician living in Portland, Maine. He has released several solo albums and plays bass in Dirty Projectors. More…

The Art of Action –
A Silently Loud Auction to Benefit the ACLU

Join us for a silent art auction to celebrate Maine’s talented artists and the importance of free speech and civil liberties. All proceeds from the sale of art will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union, a tireless defender of individual rights and freedoms. More…

House Concert – 58 Main Music Series Presents:
Heather Maloney

Raised on a record player instead of a TV, Maloney dug deep into per parents’ record collections for entertainment, obsessing over the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, C.S.N.Y., Bob Dylan, and more. So it’s no surprise that the folk, pop, and rock greats of the 60’s and 70’s found their way into her own music. With those influences as a foundation, and a strong dose of 90’s radio hits, Maloney was forming her sound long before she even wrote a single lyric.  More…

 Greendrinks Gets Innovative

With a little help from our friends at Bangor Savings Bank, Greendrinks is holding a special 4th Tuesday event on March 28th from 5-8pm at 58 Main to help officialy launch the Bangor Innovative Neighborhoods Initiative! More…

Maine Science Festival @ 58 Main!

We are psyched to host not one but TWO Maine Science Festival events! Read more about them here…

House Concert – New England Celtic Arts Presents:
Lennie Gallant

A native of the Acadian village of Rustico, PEI, Lennie Gallant has recorded eleven albums (nine mostly in English and two in French), which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, the East Coast Music Awards, and Les Prix Eloizes. He was recently honored with a Canadian Folk Music Award for the year 2015 for his recording Live Acoustic at The Carleton. His album, When We Get There was nominated for a Juno Award and went to the International Space Station aboard Shuttle Endeavor with Canadian astronaut Julie Payette. More…

Queen City Improv/Spruce Run Benefit Show

Good laughs for a good cause. More…

House Concert – 58 Main Music Series Presents:
Trapdoor Social

Trapdoor Social formed when Merritt Graves and Skylar Funk met in an Environmental program at Pomona College and bonded over a shared concern for the future of the planet. They started off on a journey to make music and do some good along the way. The duo introduced themselves with the 2012 EP “Death Of A Friend”, a driving, emotive alt-rock experience, featuring Death Cab For Cutie’s Jason McGerr on drums. The EP was immediately successful across the country and was even featured in a nationally-run commercial.  More..

Dearly Beloved: The RIP 2016 Dance Party

From Prince, David Bowie, and George Michael to Phife Dawg, Sharon Jones, and Maurice White, we lost a whole lotta musical talent in 2016.

For this edition of Wax On, DJs Thermomatt and Zeth spin a vinyl-heavy “in memoriam” soundtrack for a dance party loaded with good memories. Channel the spirit of your favorite musical icon — dress up if the mood suits you! —More…

House Concert – 58 Main Music Series Presents:
The East Pointers

Here’s a fun fact about traditional music: it’s not always old even when it sounds like something lifted straight from a vintage ceilidh. For proof, witness The East Pointers – guitarist Jake Charron, fiddler Tim Chaisson and his cousin, banjoist Koady Chaisson – vocalists all and, in the case of the Chaissons, members of Prince Edward Island’s reigning musical dynasty.

The East Pointers unwrap new possibilities in a musical style that dates back centuries yet is still relevant on multiple, divergent continents. Almost without even trying, the trio makes traditional music seem ridiculously hip. Also the most fun thing on the planet to dance (and raise a pint) to.  More…

House Concert – New England Celtic Arts Presents: Scott MacMillan & Colin Grant

In July of 2015, award-winning composers and multi-instrumentalists Scott Macmillan and Colin Grant, sat down at Macmillan’s home in Brook Village Nova Scotia to start compiling new and old tunes from their collective traditional and original repertoires. Until that time, they had performed off-the-cuff performances together in venues ranging from the Doryman Tavern in Cheticamp to Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, and the opportunity to arrange and compose yielded a wide spectrum of musical results. More…

Queen City Improv

Queen City Improv is at it again! It’s time to shake off the winter blues and warm your soul with some good belly laughs. More…

Winter Wigout Dance Party

Get Wiggy with it! Dancing, frivolities, spectacles, beer, wine, and custom Wigtastic cocktail. Proceeds to benefit 58 Main Music Series. More…

House Concert – New England Celtic Arts & Bangor Celtic Crossroads Present: Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher

Picture it: A graceful tune to start off a set, with beautiful zippering lines, played while caressing the fiddle to his ear, eyes closed, off in a serene realm in a dance with time, as he lures us there with him. Then a cutting strathspey to kick it into a higher gear as he whoops out loud and smiles at the crowd — a total of six reels in a row, all executed with flawless precision, pounding in rhythm, intoxicating in a firing energy, which brings about numerous fits of spontaneous applause from the crowd who spring to their feet in ovation immediately at the set’s end. More…

House Concert – 58 Main Music Series Presents: Old Man Luedecke

You can hear the listening in Old Man Luedecke’s music. You can hear the cabin in the snowy Nova Scotia woods where it was recorded. “You can’t fake a work of heart,” Luedecke sings, and the assured confidence of that line, the assertion of a straightforward truth, is the guiding principle.  More…

Downtown Countdown – The Focus Group & Salt River Boys

The Salt River Boys play Old-time Appalachian songs and fiddle tunes. The Focus Group was birthed in January 2009 when a group of like-minded friends decided to venture into the realm of improvisational comedy, focusing on their version of The Harold. Both groups will perform as part of Bangor’s Downtown Countdown festivities. Buttons are required. More…

 

House Concert – Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson

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“An acoustic picker with the Olympian speed of Leo Kottke bolstered by rootsy vocals and twisting, offbeat lyrics that evoked John Hiatt…”

Boston Globe

Porter-Nickerson are a duo that embody the best of what live music has to offer: heart, grit, and the kind of raw musicianship that transforms listeners into long-time fans. Willy Porter’s seering finger-picking guitar style deftly blends with Carmen Nickerson’s lush vocals to create an unforgettable sound that resonates long after the last chord fades. More…

Santa Claus Is Coming to (Down)Town!

Santa's Workshop in Downtown bangorOn Saturday, December 3rd, join us in Downtown Bangor for Santa’s Workshop with free cookie decorating! More…

House Concert – Anna & Elizabeth, Nov 14

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“If you’ve never thought your tastes would lean to mountain music, take a deep breath and soak it all in.” – NPR Music

Inspired by the richness and tradition of Appalachian music, Anna & Elizabeth gather songs and stories from archives and visits with elders. They bring these songs to life in performance with sparse, atmospheric arrangements behind the uncanny blend of their voices in close harmony. Fiddle and banjo lines intertwine in an age-old dance, and Elizabeth’s powerful vocals are matched by Anna’s softer timbre in their remarkably rich harmonizing. More…

ARTober Kick-Off Party, Sept 30

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The City of Bangor’s Commission on Cultural Development invites you to its kickoff party for ARTober: The City of Bangor’s Month of the Arts, set for 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30. More…

House Concert – Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons, Sept 21

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The history of American roots music in the early 20th century could never fit into an encyclopedia. it’s too ramshackle, too rambunctious, too radical. Fiddlers, guitarists, banjo players, and all kinds of folks rambled those early roads, learning from each other, inspiring each other, and pushing the music in new directions. Music constantly switched back and forth across the racial divide, beholden only to the beat and the dance. It’s this fevered period of musical exchange that inspires Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons. More…

Greendrinks Goes to the Movies, Sept 13

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Our favorite film aficionados from Northeast Historic Film are coming to Bangor to host Greendrinks! Come learn what this world class organization operating in The Alamo Theatre is doing to preserve our history and revitalize Bucksport, all while being an environmentally responsible community member. More…

Central Gallery in the House- Spose, August 19 & 20

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58 Main is happy to welcome the crew from Central Gallery as they host two nights of performances by producer and emcee Spose. For tickets and more information, visit Central Gallery on Facebook or the interwebs.

Art Sale to Benefit Hope Rising, July 28

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Contemporary Maine Artist, Peter Herley, has offered over 30 pieces of his collection “Action in Small Gems” for sale to raise money for Hope Rising, Maine’s first residential treatment program for survivors of human trafficking. All pieces will be priced from $25 to $100. FREE Admission. More…

House Concert – Rushad, July 22

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Rushad Eggleston (“Rushadicus”) is a revolutionary cellist, composer, poet-philosopher, and entertainer whose unforgettable performances captivate and inspire all generations and types. With an intimate knowledge of classical music, jazz, and bluegrass under his fingers, coupled with an infamously infectious sense of rhythm, Rushad is a whole futuristic wonder-band expressed through just one person. More…

House Concert – The Lowest Pair, June 26

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“One of the best under-the-radar Americana duos today.”
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Back by popular demand AND supporting TWO new albums! The Lowest Pair features the dual banjo (and at times, guitar) playing of Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee, who turn traditional playing styles into piercing, modern songs. More…

Bangor Pride Art Show, June 24

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Join the Health Equity Alliance in celebrating Bangor Pride 2016 with a free community art show hosted by 58 Main! Take a look at some fantastic art presented by LGBTQ+ artists from across the state while enjoying snacks and beverages! More…

Maine Career Connect Dance party with The Rotating Taps, June 4

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Join us Saturday, June 4th for a fundraiser to benefit and support Maine Career Connect. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided, and live music will be performed by The Rotating Taps!  More…

 Northeast Historic Film Comes to… Bangor, May 25

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Join Northeast Historic Film at 58 Main in downtown Bangor for some after work drinks and snacks and to learn more about the work we do at NHF collecting, preserving, and sharing the moving image history of northern New England.  More…

A Wicked Good Party! May 20

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Throw on a flannel and your Bean boots and join us on May 20th for a Maine themed evening to support HEAL’s work in the community! Learn about our efforts in LGBTQ Health, Harm Reduction, and HIV education, prevention, and care!

To purchase tickets online, visit mainehealthequity.org. All proceeds go to benefit the Health Equity Alliance.  More…

House Concert – Suitcase Junket, May 14

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Not everyone can pull off the one-man-band gambit without lapsing into schtick, but Matt Lorenz has it all down to an art[…]The songs are what you remember. -THE BOSTON GLOBE

Artist, tinkerer, tunesmith, swamp Yankee, Matt Lorenz is a one man salvage specialist singing into the hollow of a Dumpster guitar, slipping a broken bottleneck onto the slide finger, railing on a box of twisted forks and bones, rocking till every sound is ragged at its edges, till the house is singing back. Then, unplugging all the amps and letting one mountain ballad soar over the raw strings on that guitar.
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House Concert – Gill Landry, May 10

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” …the four-way intersection between Dylan-inspired folk-rock, atmospheric Americana, dusty cowboy songs and street busker ballads.” – Rolling Stone

For a meat and potatoes opening to his bio, Gill Landry is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Louisiana. But he’s also a photographer, a traveler, a painter, a storyteller, a mechanic, etc… It would take a novel to tell his tale. More…

House Concert – Patrick M’Gonigle, George Clements & Allison DeGroot, April 5

mcd An evening of original songs, bluegrass & old-time from three very talented young musicians centered around the Berklee School of Music in Boston. Fiddle, guitar, clawhammer banjo and strong vocals will help you welcome spring! More…

Maine Science Festival, March 20

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Mathematics is an underlying aspect of virtually every advance in science and technology today. From cryptography to smart phones, many of the items that we interact with on a daily basis rely on an understanding and use of math that goes far beyond (and is more interesting!) than what many of us learned in school. Join this panel for an introduction to math like you’ve never seen it: algebraic topology, mathematical biology, and actuarial science. More…

Maine has a long history of involvement with space exploration and research. This panel will introduce you to some of the current research and development happening right now as we push towards more space exploration. More…

Condom Week Dance Party with DJ BCKWLD, Feb 19

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It’s the middle of winter. The Pats didn’t make it to the Super Bowl, and don’t even get us started on Trump. Hibernation is looking good right about now – Netflix and chill is always an option but we have a better idea. Let’s DANCE! More…

Birch Tree Benefit, Jan 30

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The Bangor Interact Club is supporting the Windover Art Center with a silent art auction. The proceeds go to the Windover Art Center, a non profit organization that provides opportunities to local youth. More…

Winter Wigout Dance Party, Jan 23

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Get wiggy with it! Dancing with DJ thermomatt, frivolities and spectacles, beer and custom cocktail. More…

Adam Ezra Gets Folked in Bangor, Jan 4

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In honor of the release of acoustic solo CD’s “Adam Ezra Live” & “Adam Ezra Live: Ragtop Angel,” Adam is being shipped off across the entire country in January to get back to his folked-up roots. The “Get Folked House Concert Tour” will feature Adam in the raw, performing both new and old songs and telling stories in the homes of fans across the country. More…

The Focus Group Goes Downtown!, Dec 31

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The Focus Group is thrilled to bring their own brand of improv comedy to Downtown Countdown celebration thanks to the fine folks at Launchpad. In two sets of 40-45 minutes – one starting at 8, the other at 9:45 – the Focus Group will be doing their level best to make you laugh while making it all up as they go along. This is for mature audiences. More…

Indoor Artwalk, Oct 17

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Join us on Saturday, October 17th from 2pm-8pm at 58 Main Street in Downtown Bangor, for our inaugural Indoor Artwalk. We are excited to provide an indoor venue where artists will be able to exhibit their work as a group. More…

House Concert – The Lowest Pair, Oct 20

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An amazing acoustic duo is headed for Bangor for their first show in Maine! The Lowest Pair, named for a John Hartford song, features the dual banjo (and at times, guitar) playing of Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee, who turn traditional playing styles into piercing, modern songs. More…