The Opera House stage in Boothbay Harbor welcomes two great bands this month with the arrival of Cattle Call on Friday, Aug. 13 and a performance by Sons of Serendip on Saturday, Aug. 14. Two nights of live music, one featuring some of Maine’s best musicians followed by acclaimed nationally touring artists, both in the historic Opera House setting.
Mark Farrington’s Cattle Call packs enough talent that they could easily tour nationally and hold their own against bands across the country, but these days they play primarily to Maine audiences. The evening will include both originals from songwriter Mark Farrington, as well as covers from the country, bluegrass, folk and rock genres. Nashville-based, Boothbay-raised Gabe Tonon will fill out the band along with John Davison and James McGirr. Advance discounted tickets are only $15 if purchased directly from the box office at 86 Townsend Avenue, or by calling 633-5159. Regular tickets are $20 online and on the day of the show.
Sons of Serendip is a unique Billboard Charting quartet consisting of a harpist, cellist, pianist and lead vocalist. The quartet was a finalist on Season 9 of America’s Got Talent, gaining popularity by offering fresh interpretations of popular music. Since then, Sons of Serendip has toured nationally, sharing their creative and emotionally stirring arrangements and original compositions with audiences all around the country. Notable performances include the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, as well as collaborations with Cynthia Erivo, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops. The group performed for the Opera House audience in 2019 and jaws dropped. It was an unforgettable evening for all and we welcome them back to the stage this summer. Advance discounted tickets are $30. Regular tickets are $35.
In addition to these groups arriving in mid August, the schedule later in the month includes performances by folk masters, John Gorka (Aug. 20) and David Mallett (Aug. 28), as well as renowned finger-style guitarist Peppino D’Agostino (Aug. 26). Labor Day weekend shows include Celtic by Cantrip, and acclaimed guitarist Richard Thompson.
Tickets and information are available online at boothbayoperahouse.com. All performances begin at 7:30 pm., with doors for seating opening at 7 p.m. The Opera House bar opens at 6:30 p.m.
The Opera House requires all audience members to be vaccinated against Covid, and to provide proof of vaccination at the door on the night of the performance. Those not vaccinated may provide proof of a negative Covid test taken within 24 hours of arriving for the show.