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August 2018

04
August
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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The Peacheaters: Allman Brothers Tribute Band

The Peacheaters dig deep into the 40 + year catalog of Allman Brothers Band music and deliver an experience like no other. The Peacheaters make these songs feel as fresh as the first time you heard them.

08
August
7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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Andre the seal

Andre: The Seal Who Came Home

The Camden Opera House presents the story of Andre, “The Seal Who Came Home”. This heartwarming and unusual documentary depicts Andre’s 25 years spent living in Rockport with the Goodridge family.

Event is free and open to the public.

10
August
7:45 pm — 9:00 pm
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Blue Café Presents Scott Cleveland: “The Blues Spectrum”

Join us for our first event at the Blue Café! The Blues Spectrum is a concert presentation by pianist and singer Scott Cleveland which begins with Blues origins and traces its many branches in American music. Beginning with 18th century “field hollers”, it proceeds through acoustic Delta Blues, classic Chicago Blues, Rhythm & Blues, urbane Blues ballads by poet/songwriters like Tom Waits and Elvis Costello, ending up with lush and astringent Jazz Blues. Join us on a journey through this…

11
August
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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James Judd: NPR Comedian and Storyteller

“He’s one of the funniest people on the planet.” — Glynn Washington,

Comedian, Author and Radio Personality from NPR’s Snap Judgment, James Judd is a former member of The Groundlings in Los Angeles and the New Faces at the Hollywood Improv. Often compared to David Sedaris and Oscar Wilde, Judd connects with audiences as he shares stories classified as “spectacular public embarrassments and utter failures.” However humiliating, they affirm that part of being human is telling the stories that have happened to us, emphasizing that even in the face of failure, it’s getting up and moving forward that matters.

Join us for an evening of hilarious, dramatic and true stories

“RELAX,” Judd said to the audience. “You’re in the HANDS of a MASTER.” You can take him at his word. — The Washington Post

17
August
7:45 pm — 9:00 pm
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Blue Café Presents: Paul Doiron • Kristen Lindquist

Paul Doiron (the Mike Bowditch thrillers) and Kristen Lindquist (reknowned poet) present a night of readings by Camden’s favorite literary couple! Owl and Turtle bookstore will be on hand with books to sell.

29
August
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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CIFF Selects Presents: The King

Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, two-time Sundance Grand Jury winner Eugene Jarecki’s new film takes the King’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across America. From Memphis to New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, the journey traces the rise and fall of Elvis as a metaphor for the country he left behind. In this groundbreaking film, Jarecki paints a visionary portrait of the state of the American Dream and a penetrating look at how the hell we got here. A diverse cast of Americans, both famous and non, join the journey, including Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Chuck D, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Van Jones, Mike Myers, and Dan Rather, among many others.

Tickets are $10 and can only be purchased at the door. Kids and students admitted free!

31
August
7:45 pm — 9:00 pm
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Blue Café Presents: Marianna Filippi, Accordionist and Composer

Accordionist and composer Marianna Filippi’s musical language is inspired by the music of Maurice Ravel and Japanese film composer Joe Hisaishi. Marianna has always harbored a love of scoring for theatre and film and been commissioned to score theatrical productions including most notably the adaption of Lars Von Trier’s film ‘Dogville’ performed at the Burton Theatre, and Bruce Guthrie’s ‘Man to Man’, which premiered at the Welsh Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

Blue Café is a new, intimate performance space on the third floor of the Camden Opera House, showcasing performances you won’t see anywhere else! Doors open at 7 pm, show starts approx. 7:45. Admission is always free (donations welcome), bar provided by 40 Paper Bistro and Bar! Bring a friend.

September 2018

01
September
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
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Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards returns to headline for the Camden Windjammer Weekend!

Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, insight, and humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor.

Join us, as the Camden Opera House once again welcomes Jonathan Edwards to the stage.

07
September
7:45 pm — 9:00 pm
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Blue Café Presents: Deep Gold

Gothic Americana Singer-songwriter Deep Gold brings a gravelly, slow burning richness to his music, mesmerizing with a howl  or a whisper, writing from a place of fatalistic wisdom beyond his twenty-something years. “No matter how specific I make song, whether it’s about the ghost of JFK or somebody working at a hot-dog stand—I hope that, in the end, there’s a revelation people find in it about the world or themselves Blue Café is a new, intimate performance space on the third floor…

Camden International Film Festival

Celebrating its 14th year, the Camden International Film Festival will screen nearly 80 documentary films in Camden, Rockport, and Rockland Maine.

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