The Boothbay Harbor Region 2013 Calendar of Events

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    Here's what's going on in our corner of the universe. . . and remember to check back when you get a chance. We add events as soon as we hear of them.

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  • April 2013
    Apr 6th | 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor presents Caribbean Night with the Pan Fried Steel Drum Band
    This is the night to dig out your best Hawaiian shirt or flip flops and head out for the most fun beach party of the year. Pineapples, coconuts, limbo contests and a night of great steel drum band music by the 20 musicians of the Pan Fried Steel Drum Band.
    Cost: $10.00 advance, $15.00 day of show
    Location: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
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    207.633.5159


    Apr 13th | 8:00PM - 9:30PM
    Italian Guitarist Peppino D'Agostino
    Peppino D’Agostino doesn’t just play the guitar. He composes, arranges, collaborates, improvises and has even been known to sing a song here and there in both English and Italian. But what he does create on the guitar makes the difference between simply playing and truly making music apparent in the most wonderful ways. D’Agostino has been hailed as “a guitarist’s guitarist” by Acoustic Guitar magazine as well as “a giant of the acoustic guitar” (San Diego Reader), and holds many top guitar awards, but the San Francisco Chronicle encapsulated the essential difference that distinguishes D’Agostino’s music when it dubbed him “a poet.” A beautiful night of music in Boothbay Harbor’s historic Opera House.
    Cost: $15.00 advance, $20.00 day of show
    Location: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
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    207.633.5159


    Apr 26th - Apr 28th | All Day
    40th Annual Fisherman's Festival - 2013
    Celebrate the Maine fishing season with trap hauling, codfish relay, fish fry, and Miss Shrimp Princess Pageant! Just to name some of the many events!
    Cost: Free
    Location: Commercial Street
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    207.633.5149


  • May 2013
    May 3rd | 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor presents the Breakers Jazz Band
    This midcoast Maine based big band brings their upbeat jazz music to the Opera House tonight – from Goodman to Ellington and more, these musicians will be having a great time and so will the audience. Concert begins at 7:30 PM. A Fundraiser for the Opera House.
    Cost: Tickets are $10 advance or $15 on the day of the show.
    Location: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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    207.633.5159


    May 16th | 8:00PM - 9:30PM
    Scottish Musician Dougie MacLean
    Dougie MacLean is one of Scotland's most successful, respected and popular musicians. Singer-songwriter, composer and 'magical' performer, he is also a fine guitarist and fiddle player. From his home base in Butterstone near Dunkeld in the beautiful Tay Valley in Perthshire Scotland, MacLean tours the world with his unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition. His moving song Caledonia and melody The Gael (used in The Last of the Mohicans) have been recorded by hundreds of artists and enjoyed by millions worldwide.
    Cost: Tickets are $20 advance or $25 on the day of the show.
    Location: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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    207.633.5159


    May 30th | 9:00AM
    Farmer's Market
    Support local farmers, fishermen and artisans. Try local cheeses, fresh fruits, organic vegetables and artisan breads.
    Cost: Free
    Location: Boothbay Town Common, 1 Common Drive, Boothbay
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  • June 2013
    June 6th | 9:00AM
    Famer's Market
    Support local farmers, fishermen and artisans. Try local cheeses, fresh fruits, organic vegetables and artisan breads.
    Cost: Free
    Location: Boothbay Town Common, 1 Common Drive, Boothbay
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    Jun 7th | 2:00PM - 9:00PM
    First Friday Arts Tours
    Visit participating galleries and studios.
    Cost: Free
    Location: Boothbay Harbor, ME
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    207.633.7025


    Jun 8th | 2:00PM - 9:00PM
    McAuley, Horan & O'Caoimh
    Long-time Solas members Mick McAuley and Winifred Horan join forces with the amazing Kilkenny-born guitarist Colm O’ Caoimh this summer. Solas has long been heralded as one of the most innovative and exciting bands to emerge on the Irish music scene over the last two decades and have been cited “the best traditional band in the world” by the Boston Herald while the New York Times praised them as “a five-piece of extraordinary instrumental and vocal fire-power”. A dynamic evening is on the horizon.
    Cost: Advance tickets $15, day of show $20.
    Location: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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    207.633.5159


    Jun 15th & 16th | 9:30AM - 5:00PM
    Hot Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars #38; Antique Aeroplane Show
    From the style and color of the 1950s to the raw power of the 1970s, come celebrate America's passion for cool cars. Pre-1993 vehicles are welcome to exhibit too. Vehicle demonstration, Model T rides, family activities and more.
    Cost: $12.00, kids 18 & under are free
    Location: Owl's Head Transportation Museum, Rockland, ME
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    207.594.4118


    Jun 25th & 26th | 10:00AM - 10:00PM
    51st Annual Windjammer Days
    Join us for the 51st Annual Windjammer Days! Festival favorites include the street parade, pancake breakfast, antique boat parade, craft show, live entertainment, parade of sail, and fireworks over the harbor.
    Cost: Free
    Location: Boothbay Harbor, ME
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    207.633.2353


  • July 2013
    Jul 3rd | 7:30PM
    The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor presents The Black Lillies
    This Knoxville, TN based group had over 200 shows in 2012 and has been invited to play at the Grand Ole Opry a dozen times – a record for an indie act. Their newest album, Runaway Freeway Blues was released in March 2013. Join us as we welcome these fast-rising indie, roots rock musicians to the Opera House, and go ahead and check out their music online first. You won't be disappointed.
    Cost: Advance tickets $17, day of show $21.
    Location: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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    207.633.5159


    Jul 4th - 7th | 5:00PM
    Bath Heritage Days
    Celebrate the 4th of July during Bath Heritage Days! Join us for a 4-day festival including live music on two stages, a Carnival on the waterfront, a Made in Maine Craft Show and Art in the Park, Kids Day, a fireman's muster, an antique cars show, the biggest 4th of July Parade in Maine, a Kennebec River Boat Parade, and a Fireworks finale on the 7th over the Kennebec.
    Cost: Free
    Location: Downtown Bath
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    207.442.7291


    Jul 5th | 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    The Great Schooner Race
    Hosted by the Maine Windjammer Association, more than a dozen vessels will race from Islesboro to Rockland in North America's largest annual gathering of traditional schooners. Spectators can cheer on their favorite windjammer at the Race Finish on the Rockland Breakwater.
    Cost: Free
    Location: Rockland
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    207.374.2993


    Jul 5th | 8:00PM
    The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor presents John Gorka with special guest Michael Johnson
    For more than 3 decades this folk master has toured nationally and internationally, appeared on Austin City Limits and Mountain Stage, performed with Nanci Griffith and Mary Chapin Carpenter, had his songs recorded by numerous artists including Mary Black and Maura O'Connell, and created a multi-generational fan-base. Gorka will be joined by master guitarist Michael Johnson.
    Cost: Advance tickets $22, day of show $27.
    Location: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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    207.633.5159


    Jul 6th & Jul 7th | 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Open Schooner Tours
    Stop by and tour some of Maine's legendary windjammers! The Maine Windjammer Association's member vessels will host Open Schooner Tours in Camden, Rockport and Rockland from 2:00-4:00 pm. Visitors can stop by for dockside tours of the American Eagle, Angelique, Heritage, Isaac H. Evans, Lewis R. French, Mary Day, Nathaniel Bowditch, Stephen Taber and Timberwind.
    Cost: Free
    Location: Rockland
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    207.374.2993


    Jul 6th & 7th | 9:30AM - 5:00PM
    Fabulous ’50s, Sensational ’60s & Antique Aeroplane Show
    Featuring more than 400 classic autos from the industry's most stylish decades. Relive the years of big fins, big engines, fuzzy dice and poodle skirts. Pre-1993 vehicles are welcome to exhibit too. Vehicle demonstrations, Model T rides, family activities and more.
    Cost: $12.00, kids 18 & under are free
    Location: Owl's Head Transportation Museum, Rockland, ME
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    207.594.4118


    Jul 18th | 7:30PM
    The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor presents Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo
    Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world's top musicians, including Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, the Boston Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his "Five Most Admired Guitarists List" for the Wall Street Journal. Since Frank and Vinny teamed up in 2008 they have performed at some of the most prestigious concert halls and festivals in the world. Their jaw-dropping technique and incredible showmanship explains why the New York Times deemed them, "stars of the guitar."
    Cost: Advance tickets $16, day of show $20.
    Location: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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    207.633.5159


    Jul 20th & 21st | 9:30AM - 5:00PM
    Trucks, Tractors, Commercial Vehicles & Antique Aeroplane Show
    Big, bigger and biggest. Featuring more than 250 antique pickups, delivery vans, tractor trailers, military vehicles and more. Pre-1993 vehicles of any make or model are welcome to exhibit at any of our events. Vehicle demonstrations, Model T rides, family activities and more.
    Cost: $12.00, kids 18 & under are free
    Location: Owl's Head Transportation Museum, Rockland, ME
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    207.594.4118


    Jul 22nd & Jul 23rd | Sat: 10:00AM - 5:00PM Sun: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    57th Annual Boothbay Harbor Antiques Show & Sale
    A small but fine antiques show & sale featuring 30 dealers showing 18th and 19th century furniture, Americana, antique & estate jewelry, antique silver, decoys, sporting antiques, fine glass & china including Staffordshire, Flow Blue, quimper, early soft paste; Americana, and early hearth equipment; Sandwich & other fine glass; pottery, brass, copper, and pewter; quilts and other textiles; antiquarian books, prints and paintings; and other fine antiques. The show has been running for 56 years and is an annual event that visitors and local residents look forward to. Held at the Boothbay Harbor Elementary School, directly behind the Boothbay High School on Route 27 coming ino town. Lunch & snacks are available.
    Cost: Adult Admission $6.00, with a printout of this listing $5.00 each. Children free when accompanied by an adult.
    Location: Boothbay Harbor Elementary School
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    207.284.8657


    Jul 26th | 7:30PM
    The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor presents Delfeayo Marsalis & the New American Songbook
    The Music Doing Good Foundation returns to the Opera House this summer, delivering a musical trip down memory lane. Featuring very Special Musical Guests Delfeayo Marsalis and friends, this multi-talented group of core artists dusts off many of America’s beloved classics and gives them a modern twist. This evening is a fundraiser for the Opera House, with all proceeds going to benefit the continuing restoration of the historic building.
    Cost: Advance tickets $20, day of show $25.
    Location: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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    207.633.5159


    Jul 31st - Aug 4th | Varies by Day
    66th Maine Lobster Festival
    What do you get when you mix the world's greatest lobster cooker, 20,000 pounds of lobster, a sea goddess coronation, a big parade, top notch entertainment, an international crate race, fine art, talented crafts people and vendors, US Navy ship tours, cooking contests, marine tent and MORE?
    Cost: General Admission Wednesday, the first day of the Maine Lobster Festival opens at noon and closes at 10pm. Admission is $5/adults, $2/children (ages 6-12 yrs). Thursday through Saturday admission is $8/adults, $2/children (ages 6 to 12 yrs). Children age 5 and under are free.
    Location: Rockland
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    207.596.0376


  • August 2013
    Aug 2nd | 8:00PM
    The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor presents Cherish the Ladies
    When describing Cherish the Ladies, the New York Times says, "Expands the annals of Irish music in America, the music is passionate, tender and rambunctious.” Cherish the Ladies have become one of the most engaging ensembles in the history of Irish music. The troupe initially won recognition as the first all-women traditional music and dance ensemble, but soon established themselves as performers without peer and have since won many thousands of fans. Tonight they bring their unbridled music and dance to the Opera House stage.
    Cost: Advance tickets $20, day of show $25.
    Location: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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    207.633.5159


    Aug 3rd & 4th | 9:30AM - 5:00PM
    Wings & Wheels Spectacular & Aerobatic Airshow
    Big, bigger and biggest. Featuring more than 250 antique pickups, delivery vans, tractor trailers, military vehicles and more. Pre-1993 vehicles of any make or model are welcome to exhibit at any of our events. Vehicle demonstrations, Model T rides, family activities and more.
    Cost: $12.00, kids 18 & under are free
    Location: Owl's Head Transportation Museum, Rockland, ME
    Click Here for more information.
    207.594.4118


    Aug 10th | 8:00PM
    The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor presents Francine Reed
    This Georgia-based bandmate of Lyle Lovett brings her band and her very big sound to the Opera House this summer – expect gospel, blues, soul, jazz and whatever else she wants to sing. This night is worth clearing your calendar for – do not miss the talent and energy and humor of Francine Reed and her extraordinary Maine band.
    Cost: Advance tickets $17, day of show $21.
    Location: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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    207.633.5159


    Aug 15th | 8:00PM
    The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor presents Ed Gerhard - Grammy Winning Guitarist
    His music has touched audiences all over the world. This Grammy-winning guitarist, performing on 6-string, slide guitar and acoustic Hawaiian Lap Slide, brings his virtuosity, generosity and humor to every performance. Acoustic Guitar Magazine says "he is considered to have the most exquisite acoustic guitar tone on the planet."
    Cost: Advance tickets $18, day of show $22.
    Location: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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    207.633.5159


    Aug 16th | 7:30PM
    The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor presents Kathy Mattea
    The unmistakable voice of Grammy Award winner Kathy Mattea explores music's most basic human essence through timeless melodies and uplifting narratives. Singer, musician, songwriter, public speaker and activist, Mattea's music and message have taken her to venues across America from Maine to Alaska, and overseas from England to Morocco. Mattea's music has spoken to millions of people during her 20-plus years as a singer, songwriter, and recording artist.
    Cost: Advance tickets $35, day of show $40.
    Location: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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    207.633.5159


    Aug 17th | 8:00PM
    The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor presents Livingston Taylor
    His annual visit to Boothbay Harbor always brings a full house and an evening of well-crafted, introspective and original songs that have charmed his listeners worldwide. From his top 40 hits "I Will Be in Love With You" and "I'll Come Running", to "I Can Dream of You" and "Boatman", both recorded by his brother James, Livingston's creative output has continued unabated for more than 40 years!
    Cost: Advance tickets $22 day of show $27.
    Location: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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    207.633.5159


    Aug 22nd | 7:30PM
    The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor presents Bob Milne - Ragtime Piano
    He is considered to be one of the finest ragtime pianists in the world and each summer he has brought his joyful music and tales to the Opera House. Join us as we once again welcome this "National Treasure" (says the Library of Congress).
    Cost: Advance tickets $18 day of show $22.
    Location: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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    207.633.5159


    Aug 23rd | 8:00PM
    The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor presents Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul
    Internationally acclaimed as "the future of the Celtic fiddle" by the Washington Post and "the Jim Hendrix of the violin" by the New York Times.
    Cost: Advance tickets $25 day of show $30.
    Location: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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    207.633.5159


    Aug 29th | 7:30PM
    The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor presents the Novel Jazz Septet
    Some of Maine's finest musicians playing the music of Ellington and Strayhorn.
    Cost: Advance tickets $15 day of show $20.
    Location: The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, ME
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    207.633.5159


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