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State Theatre

609 Congress St., Portland, ME

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1-(207)-956-6000

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www.statetheatreportland.com

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Dillon Francis

Electronic,Dance Club,Club Music

Dillon Francis is an electronic DJ and producer from Los Angeles. With a stream of world-class remixes and releases, Dillon has caught the attention of some of the top players in club land, including Steve Aoki, Diplo, Will I. Am, Drop The Lime, Sinden, and Tittsworth to name a few. At ease behind the turntables and in the studio, in the electro world and in dubstep, Dillon is what you would call an open-format electronic DJ, who sees no delineation between making music and playing it.

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• Wed 2/20/19 at - 8:00 PM

Cat Power

Rock,Alternative,Indie

Matador recording artist Cat Power, a.k.a. Chan Marshall, has won acclaim for her unsettling, emotional songwriting. The Georgia native released her debut, 'What Would the Community Think?,' in 1996 with "Moon Pix" following in 1998. Her 2012 release "Sun," a pop album of electronic music, featured Marshall writing, playing, recording and producing the album all by herself.

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• Fri 3/1/19 at - 8:00 PM

Joe Russo's Almost Dead

Cover/Tribute Band/Performer,Rock,Pop

Joe Russo is a composer and guitar player. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he has played percussion for a variety of bands. Russo's Almost Dead is a Grateful Dead tribute band whose members change over time.

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• Sat 3/2/19 at - 8:00 PM
• Sun 3/3/19 at - 8:00 PM

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros.

Jam Band,Rock

Guitarist Bob Weir hits the road with drummer Jay Lane and bassist Don Was to perform the music of the Grateful Dead and more as a trio.

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• Sat 3/9/19 at - 8:00 PM
• Sat 3/9/19 at - 7:30 PM

Dropkick Murphys

Punk,Irish/Celtic,Folk,Rock

The Boston-based band Dropkick Murphys are an entertaining fusion of punk rock and traditional Irish folk.

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• Tue 3/12/19 at - 6:45 PM

Gogol Bordello

Cabaret,Folk,Punk

Gogol Bordello is a gypsy-punk band fusing supercharged folk influences with a sideshow cabaret.

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• Fri 3/15/19 at - 8:00 PM

Tape Face

Sketch Comedy,Stand Up Comedy

A veteran of nearly two decades of sometimes-shocking comedy, Sam Wills, New Zealand-born, London-based mime, prop comic and busker, became a breakout star in the States in 2016 under his Tape Face persona, when he parlayed his riotous silent, physical comedy into a finalist's spot in season 11 of "America's Got Talent."

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• Tue 3/19/19 at - 8:00 PM

Maggie Rogers

Folk

Singer/songwriter Maggie Rogers, a Maryland native, unexpectedly found herself in the spotlight in 2016 after a video of Pharrell Williams listening to her song "Alaska" went viral. Within a short time she'd gained 100K Facebook followers and her two previous albums were racking up serious plays on Bandcamp. A mastered version of "Alaska" went on to receive over a million plays on Spotify.

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• Sat 3/23/19 at - 8:00 PM

Tom Segura

Stand Up Comedy

Cincinnati native Tom Segura has performed at the nation's top comedy clubs with such acts as Jay Mohr, Pablo Francisco, Dave Attell and many more.

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• Tue 3/26/19 at - 7:00 PM
• Wed 3/27/19 at - 7:00 PM

Nils Frahm

Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms),Folk,Pop

Nils Frahm is a German composer known for his quiet, intimate explorations of what piano music can be.

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• Sun 3/31/19 at - 8:00 PM

Ghosts Of The Forest

Jam Band

Ghosts of the Forest is the latest musical endeavor of Phish’s Trey Anastasio. He’s joined by Jon Fishman, Jennifer Hartswick, Celisse Henderson, Tony Markellis, and Ray Paczkowski.

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• Thu 4/4/19 at - 8:00 PM

Trey Anastasio

Rock,Jazz,Folk,Funk

Trey Anastasio is a guitarist, composer and vocalist most noted for his work as a founding member of the genre-melding rock band Phish.

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• Thu 4/4/19 at - 8:00 PM

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Rock,Funk,Jazz

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is a four-piece psychedelic funk band based in Baltimore.

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• Sat 4/6/19 at - 8:00 PM

Rosanne Cash

Country,Folk,Rock,Pop,Blues

Although Roseanne Cash is most often classified as a country artist, her music draws on many genres in addition to country, including folk, pop, rock and roll and blues. She is one of the daughters of Johnny Cash and his first wife, Vivian Liberto Cash Distin, born shortly before the release of her father's first single. In many ways, her career reflects the changes in country music since the birth of the rock and roll era.

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• Tue 4/9/19 at - 8:00 PM

Adventure Club

Club Music,Dance Club,Dance/House

Adventure Club is a dubstep duo hailing from Montreal. Formed in early 2011, Adventure Club is a production ouftit/ DJ duo formed by local musicians Christian Srigley & Leighton James.

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• Wed 4/17/19 at - 8:00 PM

Buckethead

Rock,Electronic,Alternative,Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms)

Buckethead is one of the more bizarre and enigmatic figures to be found in American underground and experimental music. He is a virtuoso on the electric guitar, True to his name, Buckethead (born Brian Carroll) wears an inverted KFC bucket on his head along with a full-face white mask. He produces elaborate stage shows, innovative musicianship, rapid-fire riffing, near-robotic fretwork and idiosyncratic ramblings that combine elements of Yngwie Malmsteen, Adrian Belew, avant-improv artist John Zorn and more.

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• Thu 4/18/19 at - 8:00 PM

Citizen Cope

Rock,Blues,Rap/Hip Hop,Country

Clarence "Citizen Cope" Greenwood is a blend of everything from blues and hip-hop to country and grunge. He has recorded and performed with Sheryl Crow. Eric Clapton once brought Citizen Cope on stage at a music festival to perform with him. His songs have been heard in "Scrubs," "One Tree Hill," "Entourage," "So You Think You Can Dance" and on the "Smallville" soundtrack.

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• Fri 4/19/19 at - 8:00 PM

Sleep

Rap/Hip Hop

Sleep is half of the American/Canadian alternative hip hop duo The Chicharones, known for their socially conscious lyrics.

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• Sat 4/20/19 at - 8:00 PM

Elle King

Folk,Rock

Elle King is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter with a voice reminscient of Amy Winehouse.

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• Tue 4/23/19 at - 8:00 PM

Hippo Campus

Rock,Pop

Hippo Campus is a four-man indie rock band from St. Paul, Minnesota.

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• Sat 5/4/19 at - 8:00 PM

Needtobreathe

Pop,Alternative,Rock

This four-piece South Carolina band was founded in 2001 by brothers Bear and Bo Rinehart.

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• Tue 5/7/19 at - 7:00 PM

Kip Moore

Rock,Country

Kip Moore is a country singer/songwriter from Georgia. His music draws largely from personal experience.

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• Fri 5/10/19 at - 8:00 PM

Melissa Etheridge

Rock

Rocker Melissa Etheridge is known for her gritty, soulful voice and songs that blend pop, rock and a dash of blues.

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• Sun 5/12/19 at - 8:00 PM

Joe Jackson

Pop,Rock

Pianist Joe Jackson's songs run the gamut of pop/punk ditties such as "Sunday Papers" and "Is She Really Going Out With Him" to intricate compositions and chamber music. His pop career hit a major high with 1982's "Night and Day," featuring the singles "Steppin' Out" and "Breaking Us in Two." Ever-restless and always changing course, Jackson traveled the world to record his 2017 album, "Fast Forward," his first collection of original songs in seven years, which was released in 2015.Produced and arranged by Jackson, it features four sets of four songs recorded in four different cities – New York, New Orleans, Berlin and Amsterdam – each with a different set of first-call supporting musicians. The results rank among the richest and most rewarding music of his storied career.

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• Tue 5/14/19 at - 8:00 PM