Events

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox

Max Weinberg is an American drummer and television personality, most widely known as the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, and as the bandleader for Conan O’Brien on Late Night and The Tonight Show.

 

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox: A truly interactive experience, Weinberg invites the audience to create the set list, in real time, that he and his four piece group will play that night. Audiences have thoroughly embraced the idea of picking and calling out the songs the band plays – in real time! From Beatles to Bruce and Stones to Steppenwolf, the band infuses these classics with the respect the songs deserve. The crowd gets to yell out their choices and Max plays them!

Tickets: $32 – $43 

VIP Meet & Greet: Add $115 to your ticket price and gain access to the post-show VIP Meet & Greet with Mr. Weinberg! Meet & Greet will be held in the Opera House theater within 30 minutes after the conclusion of the concert. VIP Meet & Greet passes include a photo-op with Mr. Weinberg and one (1) personalized autograph.

Keller Williams

Keller Williams released his first album in 1994, FREEK, and has since given each of his albums a single syllable title: BUZZ, SPUN, BREATHE, LOOP, LAUGH, HOME, DANCE, STAGE, GRASS, DREAM, TWELVE, LIVE, ODD, THIEF, KIDS, BASS, PICK, FUNK, VAPE, SYNC and RAW, , those who have followed his career will know this. Each title serves as a concise summation of the concept guiding each project. GRASS, for example, is a bluegrass recording cut with the husband-wife duo The Keels. STAGE is a live album and DREAM is the realization of Keller’s wish to collaborate with some of his musical heroes. THIEF is a set of unexpected cover songs, KIDS offers Keller’s first children’s record, PICK presents Keller’s collaboration with royal bluegrass family The Travelin’ McCoury’s, and RAW is a solo acoustic album.

Each album showcases Keller’s comprehensive and diverse musical endeavors and functions to provide another piece of the jigsaw puzzle that is Keller Williams. Keller’s collaborative and solo albums reflect his pursuit to create music that sounds like nothing else. Unbeholden to conventionalism, he seamlessly crosses genre boundaries. The end-product is astounding and novel music that encompasses rock, jazz, funk, and bluegrass, and always keeps the audience on their feet.

Tickets: $24 – $25 In Advance, $27 – $28 Day of Show
General Admission Seating
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

On Sale: April 18

Jonny Lang in Concert

It is hard to believe that at 36 years old Jonny Lang has already had a successful career for two decades!

Since the release of his debut album, Grammy Award winning Jonny Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation. The path Lang has been on has brought him the opportunity to support or perform with some of the most respected legends in music. He has shared the stage with everyone from The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith and Buddy Guy, who he continues to tour with today.

Fans who discovered Jonny Lang through his searing instrumental work will revel in the huge guitar tones and go for broke solos on Signs, while those who have appreciated his growth as an honest and passionate songwriter will find that honesty and passion unabated. Though he long ago left blues purism behind, Lang has never abandoned its spirit of universal catharsis through the relating of personal trials. Signs reaffirms his commitment to the blues and the guitar without sacrificing the modern approach that has made him such a singular artist.

Tickets: $47 – $58
Prices include per ticket handling fees.

VIP tickets will be available! More info coming soon.

On Sale to Members: May 17
On Sale to Public:
May 24

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Echo in the Valley is the follow up to Béla and Abigail’s acclaimed, self-titled debut that earned the 2016 Grammy for Best Folk Album. This time around, the mission was to take their double banjo combination of three finger and clawhammer styles “to the next level and find things to do together that we had not done before,” says Béla. “We’re expressing different emotions through past techniques and going to deeper places.” The results are fascinating, especially considering their strict rules for recording: all sounds must be created by the two of them, the only instruments used are banjos (they have seven between them, ranging from ukulele to an upright bass banjo), and they must be able to perform every recorded song live.

 

Tickets: $42 – $53

Prices include per ticket handling fees.

Waterville Rocks! with Enter the Haggis & Tricky Britches

ENTER THE HAGGIS & TRICKY BRITCHES

This is a FREE event!

About Waterville Rocks!
Waterville Rocks! is a free, family-friendly concert series held in downtown Waterville’s Castonguay Square. Established in 2016 by local business leaders and arts-focused organizations, Waterville Rocks! has become an annual community celebration of all-things-music held in the great outdoors. Highlights include a beer garden, outdoor dining at The Proper Pig, and the ice cream truck from Stone Fox Creamery!

All Waterville Rocks! concerts are held on Fridays at 5:30pm. In the event of rain, the concerts will be held inside the Waterville Opera House.

Provided that the Waterville Rocks! concert is outside, the following free Common Street Arts art project will be available for all to try: Spray Bottle Art! Available from 5-7pm.

ENTER THE HAGGIS
For the better part of two decades, Toronto’s Enter The Haggis has combined bagpipes and fiddles with a rock rhythm section to create a distinctively eclectic sound, praised by The Boston Globe, The Washington Post and Canada’s Globe and Mail. Their songs offer singalong melodies and deep, meaningful lyrics which tell the stories of everyday hard working people, often faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges. Signature songs like “One Last Drink”, “Gasoline”, “Down With The Ship” and “Lancaster Gate” have had hundreds of thousands of plays on social media, appeared in Hollywood movies, and have been performed and recorded by artists around the world.
Enter The Haggis is clearly comfortable on the stage and develops an easy rapport with audiences, sharing the stories behind their songs and laughing through tour anecdotes. The show is exciting and dynamic, featuring unpredictable and spontaneous moments. One song might feature drummer Bruce McCarthy taking a drum solo on Trevor Lewington’s guitar strings, while the next song breaks down into a fierce battle between fiddle and harmonica. Sometimes during an encore, the band will leave the stage entirely to perform acoustically standing on chairs in the audience.

TRICKY BRITCHES
Raised in Maine, cured on street corners and next to woodstoves, string-band Tricky Britches is a unique culmination of country, contra-dance, bluegrass, and rock. They’ve played festivals and concerts across the US, Europe, and Hawaii, always being shaped by those places, and using those experiences to inspire their original music.
Tricky Britches formed in 2009, when four friends in Portland, Maine, took their fiddle tunes and country songs on the road across the US. Since then they have released three albums of original material: Comin’ in Hot (2016), Good Company (2013), and Hard Fought Day(2011). They have played on stages big and small across the US, Hawaii, and Europe, but at the end of the day, their favorite show is still on a crowded street corner at midnight.

Waterville Rocks! with Tinsley Ellis & Cold Engines

TINSLEY ELLIS & COLD ENGINES

This is a FREE event!

About Waterville Rocks!
Waterville Rocks! is a free, family-friendly concert series held in downtown Waterville’s Castonguay Square. Established in 2016 by local business leaders and arts-focused organizations, Waterville Rocks! has become an annual community celebration of all-things-music held in the great outdoors. Highlights include a beer garden, outdoor dining at The Proper Pig, and the ice cream truck from Stone Fox Creamery!

All Waterville Rocks! concerts are held on Fridays at 5:30pm. In the event of rain, the concerts will be held inside the Waterville Opera House.

Provided that the Waterville Rocks! concert is outside, the following free Common Street Arts art project will be available for all to try: Sidewalk Chalk Art!

TINSLEY ELLIS
Since his Alligator debut 30 years ago, Southern blues-rock guitar wizard, vocalist and songwriter Tinsley Ellis has become a bona fide worldwide guitar hero. The Chicago Sun-Times says, “It’s hard to overstate the raw power of his music.” Now, he makes his triumphant return to Alligator Records with a powerful new album, Winning Hand. Armed with his signature molten licks, melodic riffs and rousing, intense solos, Ellis, as his legions of fans will attest, is among the blues world’s best-loved, hardest working and most well-travelled statesmen. He has performed in all 50 United States as well as in Canada, Western and Eastern Europe, Australia and South America, earning legions of fans with his guitar virtuosity, passionate vocals and memorable original songs. Ellis is also revered as a guitarist’s guitarist, with famous friends including Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Oliver Wood, Jonny Lang and members of Widespread Panic calling on him to sit in and jam. “A musician never got famous staying home,” he says.

COLD ENGINES
North Shore Boston’s Cold Engines is the retro wave, power pop, and melody driven rock project of The Brew’s founder David Drouin and drummer Aaron Zaroulis. The group emerged in 2015 with a prolific run of four full length albums and over 100 shows a year supporting the likes of Los Lobos, Blues Traveler, Bobby Keys, Soule Mounde and extensive headlining shows in the Northeast.
Officially launched in 2015 with the debut record in the can, the band was started and fostered in the ashes of national success The Brew. Drouin and Zaroulis pivoted quickly to capture something special. With the relentless pop hooks of The Police, Queen, The Killers and The Beatles serving as inspiration, Drouin knew exactly what he was after.
Capturing the urgency and catchiness of his favorite record, the Dirty Dancing soundtrack from 1987 Drouin garnered an obsession. Honing the band with additions of journeyman Boston heavyweights was necessary. Geoff Pilkington from Soul Rebel Project, Eric Reingold from Jamantics and a slew of guest stars like Adam Ezra, Audrey Ryan, Johnny Bluehorn, Andrew Fogliano, Jon Persson, and Ben Alleman and Tim Phillips make up the recording team.
Winning rock band of the year at the New England Music Awards and subsequent nominations for song of the year and new act of the year in multiple North East award shows, the industry took notice.Now four years in, the band has found itself fully and without apology as a new wave power pop force releasing the much anticipated 5th record, “Kiss My Heart.”