Past Live Events

Over the years, the Strand has been honored to have had many wonderful performers and artists grace our stage. Below is a list of some of our favorites!

Contemporary Folk/Pop/Singer-Songwriter

  • Alejandro Escovedo
  • Ani DiFranco
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Bruce Cockburn
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Chris Smither
  • Christine Lavin
  • Colin Hay
  • Cowboy Junkies
  • David Mallett
  • Dar Williams
  • Eliza Gilkyson
  • Ellis Paul
  • Gordon Bok
  • Jay Baird Band
  • John Hiatt
  • Jonathan Richman
  • Judy Collins
  • Justin Townes Earl
  • Kris Allen
  • La Guitara
  • Liz Queler
  • Leo Kottke
  • Lucy Kaplansky
  • Luka Bloom
  • Mallett Brothers
  • Martin Sexton
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Mary Gauthier
  • Mike Doughty
  • Nanci Griffith
  • Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
  • Rosanne Cash
  • Ryan Montbleau Band
  • Seth Farber
  • Shaun Colvin
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers
  • Steve Earle
  • Steven Page (of Barnaked Ladies)
  • Susan Werner
  • Suzanne Vega
  • Vic Chesnut
  • The Wailin' Jennys
  • Winter Bloom: Antje Duveko, Natalia Zuckerman, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson
  • Winterpills
  • Wood Brothers

World/International

  • Acoustic Africa Tour 2011
  • Afel Bocoum (Africa)
  • Alasdair Fraser with Natalie Haas (Scotland/US)
  • Altan (Ireland)
  • Anjelique Kidjo (Africa)
  • Barra MacNeils (Canada)
  • Bassekou Koutae and Ngoni Ba (Africa)
  • Belo (Haiti)
  • Celtic Crossroads (Ireland)
  • Cherish the Ladies (Ireland/US)
  • Dervish (Ireland)
  • Eileen Ivers (Ireland/US)
  • Emiline Michel (Haiti)
  • Frigg (Iceland)
  • Habib Koite (Africa/Mali)
  • The Itals (Jamaica)
  • Le Vent du Nord (Canada)
  • Mamadou Diabate Ensemble (Africa)
  • Marta Gomez (Mexico)
  • Martin Hayes & Dennis Cayhill
  • Mary Black (Ireland)
  • Occidental Gypsy (France/Venezuela/US)
  • Oliver Mtukudzi (Africa)
  • Sara Tavares (Portugal)
  • The Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars (Africa)
  • Sol y Canto (Mexico)
  • Teada: An Irish Christmas (Ireland)
  • Tiempo Libre (Cuba)
  • Vieux Farka Toure (Africa/Mali)
  • Vishten (Canada)

Traditional/American Folk

  • Abigail Washburn
  • BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
  • Bruce Molsky
  • Buckwheat Zydeco
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • Crooked Still
  • Darol Anger's Republic of Strings
  • Del McCoury Band
  • Eilen Jewell
  • Jerry Douglas
  • Kathy Mattea
  • Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
  • The Punch Brothers feat. Chris Thile
  • Ralph Stanley
  • Red Stick Ramblers
  • Rosanne Cash
  • Savoy Family Band
  • Seldom Scene
  • Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Sweetback Sisters
  • Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys
  • Tiempo Libre
  • The Toughcats

Blues/Rock

  • Charlie Musselwhite
  • Coco Montoya
  • Dave Alvin and The Guilty Ones
  • David Bromberg and the Angel Band
  • Eric Bibb
  • Harmonica Blowout
  • Harry Manx
  • Homemade Jamz' Blues Band
  • James Cotton
  • James McMurtry
  • Maria Malduar
  • Peter Wolf
  • Roger 'Hurricane' Wilson
  • Ruthie Foster
  • Ryan Montbleau Band
  • Shemekia Copeland
  • Tommy Castro

Jazz/Classical

  • Appalachia Waltz Trio
  • Bay Chamber Concerts' Summer Music Series
  • Brubeck Brothers
  • Butch Thompson Trio
  • Epic Brass
  • Devil Music Emsemble
  • First Chair All Stars
  • Imani Winds
  • Jack Gibbons
  • John Jorgenson Quintet
  • Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble
  • Mark Kleinhaut & Friends
  • New Black Eagle Jazz Band
  • Oliver Lake / Curtis Clark
  • Paul Sullivan
  • R. Carlos Nakai Quartet
  • St. Lawrence String Quartet
  • Vermeer Quartet
  • Ying Quartet

Comedy

  • Bob Marley
  • Capitol Steps
  • Erin Donovitch
  • Karen Morgan
  • Maine Hysterical Society
  • Paula Poundstone
  • Red Grammer
  • Second City
  • Tim Sample

Guest Speakers

  • Berndt Heinrich
  • Bob Schieffer
  • Cookie Roberts
  • David McCullough
  • Doris Buffet
  • Kate Braestrup
  • Peter Gelb
  • Phillipe de Montebello
  • Roger Dell (our favorite!)
  • And too many to list!

Live in HD Broadcast Events

  • The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD
  • NTLive- National Theatre of London
  • A Prairie Home Companion
  • This American Life with Ira Glass
  • Times Talk Live
  • Ballet, Music, theatre, and more!

 

Live Theater

  • Pushcart Players Children's Theatre
  • Everyman's Reperatory Theatre
  • Magic Lantern Theatre
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