Classic blues from a New England legend, high energy folk from Quebec, American roots music, an acclaimed Irish tenor and some hot Western swing are all coming to Boothbay Harbor this fall. Advance discounted tickets currently on sale for all concerts.
The James Montgomery Band with Deric Dyer arrives in town on Friday, Sept. 16. From Detroit to the Delta to Boothbay Harbor, blues legend James Montgomery joins us tonight with his band and special guest tonight, sax player Deric Dyer (of Tina Turner and Joe Cocker bands). This classic night of blues with this veteran of the stage is sure to heat up the house as summer wanes and fall settles in. Advance discounted tickets $25; regular tickets $30. 7:30 p.m.
Quebec trio Genticorum perform on Saturday, Sept. 24. With their Juno and ADISQ nominations, and their 4 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Genticorum is one of the leading groups of traditional Quebec music. Pascal Gemme (violin) and Yann Falquet (guitar), the two founding members of the trio are also individually recognized for their solid contribution to the trad music scene. They have been joined since 2015 by virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and composer Nicholas Williams (flute, accordion); the pleasure these three musicians have in playing and creating together is palpable, both on stage and on record.
Over the past 22 years, the trio has carved out a place for itself on the international scene of traditional, folk and Celtic music. The group's six albums and four EPs have been critically acclaimed in Canada and abroad. Recognized for its energy and its stage presence, but also for its refined arrangements executed with precision, Genticorum has presented nearly 2,000 concerts in 20 countries. The trio has performed on many renowned stages including Celtic Connections in Scotland, the Tonder Folk Festival in Denmark, the Vijlandi Folk Festival in Estonia, the International Festival of Chihuahua in Mexico, the Independent Music Festival of Alexandria in Egypt, and also in Malaysia, Israel and Australia. Advance discounted tickets $25; regular tickets $30. 7:30 p.m.
Donna the Buffalo bring their American roots music to the stage on Saturday, Oct. 1. Donna The Buffalo is not just a band, rather Donna The Buffalo has become a lifestyle for its members and audiences. Since 1989, the roots rockers have played thousands of shows and countless festivals including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Telluride, Austin City Limits Festival, Merle Fest, and Philadelphia Folk Festival.
They’ve opened for The Dead and have toured with Peter Rowan, Del McCoury, Los Lobos, Little Feat, Jim Lauderdale, Rusted Root, and Railroad Earth to name a few. They also toured with Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen to help raise awareness about increased corporate spending in politics. The evening marks their first appearance in Boothbay Harbor. Advance discounted tickets $25/regular ticket $30. 7:30 p.m.
Acclaimed Irish tenor Emett Cahill kicks off Columbus day weekend with his concert at the Opera House on Friday, Oct. 7. He has been called Ireland’s “most exciting young tenor,” in between his debut/sell-out at Carnegie Hall and performing in U.S. venues including with the Atlanta Symphony, in New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral and even the Pentagon. This young lead singer initially made his mark with the PBS phenomenon Celtic Thunder. Tonight he makes his Maine debut, at the Opera House! Don’t miss the chance to hear this incredible young talent. Advance discounted tickets, $25/regular tickets $30. 7:30 p.m.
Columbus Day Weekend continues with the Hot Club Of Cowtown returning to the Opera House stage on Saturday, Oct. 8. Imagine a Western Swing band running into Django Reinhardt and you will get a sense of the kind of music this group tears up the stage with – Gypsy jazz skipping its way across Texas. The pandemic has kept this audience favorite away from the Opera House for the past few years. Tonight Hot Club of Cowtown returns. Advance discounted tickets $30/regular $35. 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for all performances are available from the box office at 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor or by calling 207-633-5159. Tickets are also available at boothbayoperahouse.com. All seats are general admission, with doors opening at 7 p,m. Refreshments available. Good times guaranteed.