Live performances are continuing to ramp up at the historic Opera House in Boothbay Harbor as summer approaches. Early June sees Portland’s Seth Warner take to the stage, while national touring artist Ellis Paul plans to arrive with “special guests” for his show. In late June Grammy-nominee Jim Brickman will settle in at the Opera House piano. Tickets are currently available for all performances.
On Saturday, June 12, Portland based musician Seth Warner and his band present their show, “Songs on the Western Horizon.” This early summer evening will celebrate and explore music created and inspired by the people and places of the Western U.S. and its landscapes, legends and borderlands. Included will be songs by Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, John Prine, Randy Newman, Jackson Browne, and many more. Joining Seth will be long time collaborators and prolific solo artists themselves: Duane Edwards on upright bass, Evan Haines on electric guitar, and Chris Marro on drums. All seating is general admission, with 50% capacity seating limitation. Doors at 6:30 p.m., music at 7. Advance discounted tickets are $20. Regular tickets are $25. The evening is generously sponsored by Mike and Amy Valentine.
Ellis Paul, originally scheduled to perform in June 2020, finally returns on Sunday, June 13 and will be joined by some of his favorite guest musicians. They will share the stage, performing solo and perhaps together at times. This is a serendipitous evening and anything could happen, the only guarantee is that all of it will be good! This evening is unrehearsed and the music begins at 7 p.m. Doors for seating open at 6:30. Audience members will be treated to “sitting in” on a concert that will go in many directions. Advance discounted tickets $25, available directly from the box office at 207-633-5159. Regular tickets $30 online and at the door. The Ellis Paul concert is kindly sponsored by Peter Southwick and Jean Rosenberg.
Jim Brickman’s engaging stage presence seamlessly blends emotion and humor with music that touches the heart. On Saturday, June 26, this acclaimed musician will bring the Opera House piano to life. His distinctive piano style and captivating live performances, has revolutionized the popularity of instrumental music, making him a driving force behind modern American music. He’s is the best-selling solo pianist of our time, earning 22 Number One albums and 32 Top 20 Radio Singles. He’s garnered two Grammy nominations, Gospel Music’s Dove Award, two SESAC Songwriter of the Year Awards, a Canadian Country Music Award, and is a member of Pandora’s “2 Billion Streams” Club.
Brickman’s star-studded vocal collaborations have featured artists including Lady Antebellum, Carly Simon, Martina McBride, Michael W. Smith, Herb Alpert, Michael Bolton, Donny Osmond, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton-John, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Loggins, and Five For Fighting. He’s written three best-selling books, starred in five TV concert specials, and is in the 22nd season of hosting the popular syndicated radio show: “The Jim Brickman Show.” Advance discounted tickets are $35, regular tickets are $40. The concert is at 7:30 p.m., with doors for seating opening at 7.
Due to COVID precautions, the Opera House will continue with limited seating for June concerts and interested audience members are urged to reserve their tickets early. The Opera House box office is open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 86 Townsend Avenue or by calling 633-5159. Advance discounted tickets are only available directly from the box office. Online tickets and additional calendar listings are available at boothbayoperahouse.com