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The Spire Center

508-746-4488|www.spirecenter.org

September 2019

$25

Friday, September 27th

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Parsonsfield

Parsonsfield, praised for making “the most jubilant and danceable indie roots music this side of the Carolinas” (NPR), is a folk-rock outfit known for their rich harmonies, vibrant songwriting and energetic live performances. Catch them onstage any night and the band’s joy is palpable. They trade instruments, share microphones, and shoot each other big grins. They sing in tight multi-part harmonies, their voices blending like they've been doing this together all their lives. That’s because Parsonsfield is a family band,…

$25

Saturday, September 28th

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Giacomo Gates

Giacomo Gates does more than sing “a bunch of songs.” He is truly an entertainer, for all ages and styles, as audiences enjoy the music, the interaction on the bandstand between him and his musicians, the spontaneity, the humor, the stories about the music and composers, along with their relation to everyday life. Giacomo's band includes Tim Ray/piano, John Lockwood/bass & Jim Lattini/drums.

October 2019

$26

Friday, October 4th

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Moondance – A Tribute to Van Morrison

Rock and roll doesn’t get any better than Van Morrison. Van the Man has done it all - from classic rockers like Brown Eyed Girl and Domino to legendary tunes like Tupelo Honey and Into The Mystic, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has never failed to impress music lovers around the globe.Moondance is the ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert. This incredible show captures the Van Morrison concert experience like no other. You’ll hear classic tunes - Brown Eyed…

$35

Saturday, October 5th

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

An Evening with Peter Wolf

A Cure for Loneliness manifests the same vibrant passion for music that’s motivated Peter Wolf for most of his life. Growing up in an artistic, politically engaged family in the Bronx, he became an early rock ‘n’ roll convert after attending an Alan Freed rock ‘n’ roll revue that included performances by Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Frankie Lymon. His thirst for new and old sounds drove him to exploring blues, soul, country, folk and…

$30

Friday, October 11th

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Gibson Brothers

Bluegrass royalty Leigh and Eric Gibson step into what some might at first see as uncharted territory on their country-soul breakout Mockingbird, the new album produced by Grammy Award winners Dan Auerbach and Fergie Ferguson. The celebrated bluegrass duo — named back-to-back Entertainers of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2012 and 2013 — played the Nashville game two decades ago, while in their early 20s, and were offered a major label deal, only to be told…

$36

Saturday, October 12th

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Firefall’s Rick Roberts & Larry Burnett

Rick is a 40-year veteran of the rock’n’roll wars. He began his recording career in 1970 with the Flying Burrito Brothers and was a major contributor to their last two albums. He went on to do two solo albums and then form the well-known band Firefall in 1974, with whom he played for seven years during their heyday. Larry Burnett’s songs and singing added a diversity and edginess, as well as an irony in his own observations in affairs of…

$28

Friday, October 18th

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Makin’ Some Noise

MAKIN’ SOME NOISE is a 7-piece band of Boston-based musicians celebrating the legacy of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

$20

Saturday, October 19th

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish

Formed in 1991, the band has evolved through many incarnations, three Tone Cool and two self-produced CDs, trips around the world as far as South Africa and mostly the joys of playing a lot of music on Martha's Vineyard where most of them live. The band started out as a four-piece with no piano, became a five-piece for several years, and then returned to a four-piece configuration, this time with no bass, and it's been that way for over 10…

Friday, October 25th

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

New England – 40th Anniversary Performance!

New England returns to The Spire for a very special performance. Premium seating is available that includes an exclusive meet and greet with the band, photos and a special TBA gift. In 1979, New England emerged on the international scene with the release of their self-titled debut album on Infinity/MCA. Their first single “Don’t Ever Wanna Lose Ya” became a Billboard Top 40 hit and worldwide AOR smash. They are on tour again celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release…

$32

Saturday, October 26th

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Amy Helm (Acoustic)

Amy Helm sought what she calls a “circular sound” for her new album. It’s a well-rounded one, one marked by streaks of Americana, country, blues, and gospel, and the kinds of four-part harmonies that can burst open a melody and close the loop of an octave. And sentimentally, it’s a sound that represents the feeling of community. This Too Shall Light, released September 21, 2018 on Yep Roc Records, comprises 10 songs produced by Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Joe Henry.

November 2019

$25

Friday, November 1st

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Comedy Night featuring Steve Sweeney

Steve Sweeney is a legendary Boston based, nationally known comedian who is a master of dialects and character voices. He has appeared in virtually every major club throughout the country and has television appearances too numerous to mention as well as roles in films such as "Sweeney Killing Sweeney", "Me Myself and Irene", "There's Something About Mary", "Back to School", "Celtic Pride", and more. Sweeney has been a featured on major television shows including David Letterman, Evening at the Improv,…

$35

Friday, November 8th

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The THE BAND Band – “The Brown Album” 50th Anniversary

The THE BAND Band returns to The Spire Center for the Arts to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Band’s eponymous second album, a.k.a. “the brown album.” Considered by many to be their masterpiece, some favorite classics on the album include "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," "Up On Cripple Creek," “Across The Great Divide,” and “Rag Mama Rag.”

$25

Saturday, November 9th

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Duke Robillard Band

Tyler Morris opens the show. Whether it’s a song, a style, an idiom or an image, Duke Robillard will render it with mastery, power, nuance and an unerring grasp of its essence. Born Michael John Robillard on October 4, 1948, in Woonsocket, R.I., Duke has carved out one of blues’ most illustrious legacies, while also trodding some lofty related territories as a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, bandleader, studio sideman, producer, label operator and educator.

$25

Friday, November 15th

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Formed in Sleepy Hollow, New York over a decade ago, they pioneered the alt-folk circuit, staying on the fringes of the music industry. Winning support from indie radio and press since their inception, fans fueled their career from the ground up to an international status. Having headlined major music festivals and venues across the US, Canada and UK, this band has a devoted cult following.

$25

Saturday, November 16th

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Guitar Trio

Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List: for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw- dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him…

$65

Thursday, November 21st

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Spyro Gyra

As Spyro Gyra looks forward to 2019 and beyond, they show no sign of slowing down. Over the last 40+ years, they have performed over five thousand shows, released thirty-one albums (not counting “Best Of…” compilations) selling over ten million albums while also achieving one platinum and two gold albums. Although few acts have accomplished this type of record, they have done it by constantly challenging themselves as is evidenced by their last studio release “The Rhinebeck Sessions” which was…

$35

Friday, November 22nd

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon’s long and illustrious career is highlighted by more than two dozen album releases, Movie and TV credits, and his autobiography, Liner Notes (2017 Penguin/Random House). In 2010 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project. His 2012 recording, Older Than My Old Man Now, was named one of NPR’s Top 10 Albums of the Year. September 2018, Loudon releases his 27th career album to-date, Years In The Making, a retrospective double CD…

$32

Saturday, November 30th

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

James Montgomery

When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home". Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as…

December 2019

$45

Thursday, December 5th

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Holiday Evening with Cher, Frankie Valli, Celine Dion & more

THE BEST IMPERSONATIONS OF ALL OF THE BIGGEST STARS! Eddie was born in 1965 and raised in Burbank California with his identical twin brother Anthony. Both boys were fascinated with celebrities at a very early age. Living near the famous NBC TV studios in Burbank, they would sneak in and watch various TV shows being taped. At home, the brothers would then play together mimicking the stars and memorizing the skits from “The Sonny and Cher Show” “The Carol Burnett…

$25

Friday, December 13th

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Johnny Souza & Friends – Wicked Fun Holiday Concert

Johnny Souza is back with his 6th annual holiday show the Spire Center! Along with Johnny on trumpet & vocals, the show will feature some of the region’s finest musicians including Leah Souza/Vocals, Johnny Souza III/trumpet and other surprise guests! This lively show is fun for all ages and features plenty of your favorite holiday tunes…and a lot of laughs to get you in the spirit of the season!

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