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  • 07
    07.October.Saturday
    Gary's House - Book Launch

    Raynor/Bush Book Release Party - Oct 7.

    1:00 PM
    2017-10-07
    Vinegar Hill Music Theatre
    53 Old Post Road, Arundel, Maine 04046, United States

    In I Call Him “Mr. President”, Ken Raynor—head professional at Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunkport, Maine for thirty-eight years—and accomplished golf writer and journalist Michael Patrick Shiels – shares stories of forming incredible friendships with President George H. W. Bush over years of golf, fishing and time shared behind the scenes.

    Join Ken and Michael at their book launch, authors’ readings and social hour. A portion of book proceeds will benefit Gary’s House, Mercy Hospital’s home away from home for families with hospitalized loved ones, and The Kennebunkport Conservation Trust , which is dedicated to preserving and managing land that reflects the natural and cultural heritage of Kennebunkport.

    Ticket tiers:

    – $25 p/person includes social hour
    – $50 p/person includes social hour and newly released copy of I Call Him Mr. President book

    FMI: Contact Lana Wescott at (207) 229-3866 or email wescottL@emhs.org.

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  • 07
    07.October.Saturday
    Ellis Paul and Sophie B Hawkins at Vinegar Hill Music Theatre

    Ellis Paul & Sophie B. Hawkins - October 7th

    8:00 PM
    2017-10-07
    Vinegar Hill Music Theatre
    53 Old Post Road, Arundel, Maine 04046, United States

    “Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music.” – The New York Times  Some artists document their lives through their music. Others chronicle their times. It’s a rare artist who can do both, telling their own story through songs that also encapsulate the essence of people and places who have helped define their era overall. Woody Guthrie comes to mind, and so does Bob Dylan. Bruce Springsteen certainly as well. Yet few others, for whatever genius they may possess, can relate their own history to the history experienced by those who find that common bond, be it in a coming of age, living through the same realities or sharing similar experiences.

    Ellis Paul is one of those gifted singer/songwriters.Though some may refer to him as a folksinger, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing. The exhilaration of the open road. A celebration of heroes. The hope for redemption. Descriptions of those things that are both near and dear. The sharing of love…, intimate, passionate and enduring.

    After a stretch in Los Angeles, iconic singer-songwriter and New York native Sophie B. Hawkins, is back on the East Coast with a new album- a rich compilation of beautiful tunes, each telling its own powerful story through soaring melodies and evocative lyrics. In conjunction with the album release, Hawkins will make a special appearance at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall.

    The new album carries Sophie’s signature style, painting beautiful scenes of love, heartbreak, self-awareness, and everything in between. “I’m Better Off Without You” is an empowering tale about betrayal and the strength that comes from it. She explains, “The worst thing that can happen, the thing I most feared, actually set me free.” “Love Yourself” is a wonderful lesson of self-acceptance, in which Sophie learns to enjoy the peace of just being herself. “Consume Me In Your Fire” is a raw poem about being drawn to the fire and letting yourself burn, not worrying about anything else, because it’s all transitional.

    Born and raised in New York City, Sophie has always been an artist at heart. After attending Manhattan School of Music as a percussionist for nearly a year, Sophie left to pursue a professional music career. She got her big break playing percussion for Bryan Ferry, and after he fired her she was inspired to write the hit single “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover”. She released her critically acclaimed debut album Tongues and Tails in 1992, which earned her a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.

    Sophie has since proven herself a resonant and enduring artist, earning six New York Music awards as well as an ASCAP award for longest running single, “As I Lay Me Down”. She has performed with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Chris Isaak, Melissa Etheridge, and Sting. Over twenty years and six albums later, Sophie has come home to New York and is ready to enchant once more with her eloquent lyrics and breathtaking vocals.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tq1TUB906o

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKhYOnksMhQ

     

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  • 13
    13.October.Friday
    One Night in Memphis

    One Night in Memphis - Oct. 13th

    8:00 PM
    2017-10-13
    Vinegar Hill Music Theatre
    53 Old Post Road, Arundel, Maine 04046, United States

    Get ready for a night of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure 1950’s rock and roll with “One Night in Memphis” – a high energy concert that takes you back to December 4, 1956, the night when four of the biggest names in early rock and roll — Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash – gathered together for an impromptu jam session at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZewZjGx02Bc

     

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  • 14
    14.October.Saturday
    The Platters at Vinegar Hill Music Theatre.

    Season Closer: The Platters - Oct. 14th

    8:00 PM
    2017-10-14
    Vinegar Hill Music Theatre
    53 Old Post Road, Arundel, Maine 04046, United States

    The Platters‘ debut single, Only You (and You Alone), launched the vocal group on the world stage.  The romantic ballad, based on the then groundbreaking Tin Pan Alley sound, became an instant hit with the public and would eventually reach number five on the Pop charts, pioneering the “new sound” of Rock & Roll as we know it today. The follow-up single, The Great Pretender, propelled The Platters to the number one position on the pop charts, providing the launch pad for their meteoric rise as crossover artists. Both tracks have since been declared songs of the 21st century by the Grammy Music Hall of Fame. Lead vocalist Tony Williams’ romantic, soaring tenor voice is largely credited with creating The Platters unique sound. He was replaced on stage by Sonny Turner.

    In keeping with the founder’s wishes, The Platters continue to evolve and entertain music fans of all ages worldwide. With a solid foundation of multiple hit songs under their belts, thanks to the founding members, The Platters today, Wayne Miller, Adele Galinda “DD” Grey Martin, Lance Bernard Bryant and Kenny Williams—all seasoned, veteran performers of film, stage and music from Broadway to Hollywood—continue to captivate audiences under the baton of Musical Director Michael Larson.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX43j4l_47g&feature=youtu.be

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Upcoming Performances

We are currently working on the 2018 schedule, with plans to release some key dates around Thanksgiving.
Stay tuned for updates here and on Facebook!

 

Some highlights of our 2017 schedule included:

The Four C Notes  |  Comedian Juston McKinney  |  Rustic Overtones  |  Livingston Taylor  |  The THE BAND Band   |  Comedian/Actor Robert Klein  |  Linda Eder  |  Jim Messina  |  Suzanne Vega  |  Roomful of Blues  |  Ronan Tynan  |  Well-Strung  |   My Sinatra  |  Sauce Boss  |  Classic Rock Orchestra  |  The Best of the Second City  |  The Mallett Brothers  |  Live Bullet  |  Larry Gatlin  |  Peter Cincotti  |  John Waite with Special Guest Jason Sinay  |  Magic Dick & Shun Ng  |  The Doo Wop Project  |  Ellis Paul with Sophie B. Hawkins  |  One Night in Memphis  |  The Platters