All Performances

Americana Darlings with a Roadhouse Edge!
Saturday, May 30

The band’s rollicking country swing is as infectious as it is heartbreaking. Their charismatic charm harkens back to the golden era of both the...

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Roots rock All Stars with a fresh take on old-fashioned music!
Friday, June 26

Boston's SESSION AMERICANA is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians...

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Folk Roots Music, Fiddle Tunes and Irish Dance
Wednesday, July 8

Presented in cooperation with New England Celtic Arts

The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic all-female Irish music and dance group from the Pacific Northwest, USA. The three girls (who are truly sisters...

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Bob Marley Maine
Back By Popular Demand for Two Shows!
Saturday, July 18

Comedian and Maine native Bob Marley returns to the Strand stage!

Marley began performing...

Swamp-Pop, Cajun, Country, Blues and Zydeco
Saturday, August 8

WARREN HOOD began playing the fiddle at the age of eleven. He attended Berklee School of Music where he was awarded the school's top honor -...

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Back by Popular Demand!
Saturday, August 15

32 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...

Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Travels around. Tries to be good.
Thursday, August 20

The music of Austin-based singer/songwriter and guitarist SLAID CLEAVES is rooted in country and traditional folk songs, but it is unusual enough to stand out in a sea of singer/songwriters...

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Providing joy and hope in the midst of devastation
Saturday, September 5

The Background Story: Sierra Leone is a country with a tumultuous history. In 1991, a gruesome and horrific civil war broke out. Tens of thousands of people (including babies, children, and the...

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Contemporary Folk Singer/Songwriter
Friday, October 9

Rescheduled from May 8!

Folk singer/songwriter CHERYL WHEELER is a natural storyteller with a beautiful voice; though her songs are often emotional portraits of people, her live...

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Bluesy, soulful singer/songwriter, back by popular demand!
Friday, October 23

Singer-songwriter and actress Crystal Bowersox's rich amalgam of blues, country, folk and rock makes her one of the most dynamic young voices in music to come along in years.  Along with her old soul of a voice,...

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