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Performing Arts 2019 Schedule

7:00 p.m. at the Up-Island Church

All Ages Welcome!

Potluck dinner at 5:45 p.m. preceding the musical performances.


Saturday, June 29 - Anni Clark


 Anni Clark is part folk, part blues, sometimes pop, but all parts original. Anni was nominated for “Female Vocalist of the Year” in the Texas Music Awards for her newest CD Anni Clark LIVE. Maine’s Kennebec Journal wrote, “what I love about Clark is that she can have you laughing one moment and close to tears the next with the honest emotions in her material.”

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Saturday, July 13 - State Street Traditional Jazz Band

Authentic New Orleans-style Jazz

Since 1989, the State Street Traditional Jazz Band has performed vintage New Orleans Jazz. This is enchanting music - jazz as it was first birthed in the French Quarter of New Orleans and throughout the Louisiana Delta from the turn of the last Century, the early to mid-1900s.

The band performs familiar early jazz songs, blues numbers and old New Orleans spirituals dating back over 100 years. Favorites from this era played by the band include: When the Saints Go Marching In, Has anybody Seen My Gal, Saint Louis Blues, and over 150 other songs in their musical repertoire from that time period.

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Saturday, August 3 -  Carl Dimow and David Newsam

Flute and Guitar

Carl Dimow and David Newsam are eclectic and creative musicians. With Dimow on flute, bass flute, and guitar, and Newsam on eight-string guitar and mandolin, they perform repertoire that ranges from classical music and jazz to the beautiful melodies of Brazilian choro.  Their performances have been hailed as “mesmerizing, “brilliant,” and “sublime.”

 Their Up-Island Church performance will include all of these styles of music. 

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Saturday, September 14 - Four Shillings Short

Folk and World Music

The Celtic/Folk/World music duo Four Shillings Short, Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, perform Traditional and Original music from the Celtic lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic array of over thirty instruments including Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Recorders, Tinwhistles, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, North Indian Sitar, Charango, Bowed Psaltery, Banjo, Native American Flutes, Bodhran, Guitar, Ukulele, Doumbek & Darbuka, Spoons, vocals and even a Krumhorn. 

​”The delightfully surprising collection of songs and sounds this husband/wife act create, stretch the limits of Celtic and Folk music by stirring in generous amounts of Indian Ragas and Medieval flavorings via some of the tastiest sitar playing this side of Ravi Shankar. ” (Valpariso Times, IN) 

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Thursday, July 25

Special Concert - Island Musical Showcase

directed by John Oldham

Talented island performers under the direction of John Oldham will present another blockbuster evening of entertainment.  This concert is not a part of the subscriber series. 


Recommended donation of $10 will be used to help with upgrades to our sound and light systems.



Sunday, August 14

Isabelle Olson & Friends Concert

Isabelle returns for her fifth year to present a concert,  this year to help pay for college.  A talented musician, Isabelle will entertain the audience with a program of music accompanied on the piano, guitar, and ukulele.  Isabelle is the daughter of Craig and Melissa Olson.


Light Refreshments

 Donations Gratefully Accepted

Ticket Prices

(not tax deductible)

Save with a Series Subscription

(includes four concerts: Anni Clark, State Street Traditional Jazz Band, Dimow & Newsam, Four Shillings Short)

      Adult - $60        

Single Performance

(at the door)

Adult - $20

Youth (ages 3 - 15) - $5

Island Performers 

Island Musical Showcase

Recommended Donation $10

Isabelle Olson and Friends

Donations Gratefully Accepted


Please make checks payable to:


PO Box 183

Islesboro, ME 04848


Tax-deductible donations are always welcome!

Please make checks payable to:


A personal acknowledgement will be mailed to you.


With a donation of $100 or more you will receive a free guest pass for one concert.

A donation or purchase of a subscription entitles you to membership in the SPFWBC.

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