In this most unusual of seasons at the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor there is reason to celebrate. All performances to date have sold out, admittedly a less difficult task under state gathering size limitations, but ticket sales have been brisk with waiting lists for all performance to date. The audiences of 50, tucked at tables under the glowing Japanese paper lanterns, have soaked up evenings of folk and blues, Broadway tunes and rock and the weeks ahead hold more live music for those lucky enough to secure tickets. Don’t wait to purchase tickets, upcoming shows are certain to fill up.
Boothbay’s Murky Water Band is scheduled for Thursday, July 30 and is expected to be another sell-out concert. At press time very few tickets were available. For those lucky enough to have seats, the concert starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets are still available for the Saturday, Aug. 1 concert by GoldenOak. The Portland based band’s music has been described as “rooted by the natural landscape- their songs move like a stream, meandering and weaving in an original yet grounding direction.” GoldenOak has built a steady and growing fan base with this kind of energetic intimacy. This is perfectly represented in the group's latest single “Maple Spring.”
Fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall GoldenOak’s music calmly excites its listeners while nestled in rich folk-influenced sibling harmony. Their most recent EP “Foxgloves” was awarded “EP of the year” by the Portland Music Awards and has helped them gain praise from the likes of Glide Magazine and Americana UK as well as being featured on Spotify’s “Fresh Finds” Playlist. The group's latest record focuses on the emotional and physical impact of climate change and is due for release in the Fall of 2020. Music starts at 7:30 p.m.
Those who enjoy finger-picking guitar, songwriters, and rockabilly music, should rush to grab one of the remaining tickets for Sean Mencher on Saturday, Aug. 8. Sean is an Ameripolitan Musician Of The Year award-winner, a Swelltune Records recording artist and is Gretsch Guitar endorsed. Sean’s rockabilly is some of the best you’ll hear this season, don’t miss this show. The evening is sponsored by Paul and Louise Cowan and the fun gets underway at 7:30 p.m.
Due to COVID-19 gathering size restrictions, seating is limited and well-spaced. All tickets are $20 and all seats are reserved. Tickets are only available in advance by visiting the box office at 86 Townsend Ave. or by calling 633-5159.
Masks are required in the Opera House. The bar will be serving drinks beginning 30 minutes prior to each performance.