Live Performance

Daniel Bernard Roumain

Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) draws on his experience as a composer, activist and educator to develop an original, multidisciplinary, site-responsive art event wholly unique to Portland. A longtime collaborator and friend of Ovations, this is our fourth project together. DBR was last in Maine for a series of outdoor free concerts atop a flatbed truck … Read more

Bluey’s Big Play

“A glorious celebration of everything you love about the show.” THE GUARDIAN This is Bluey’s Big Play, For Real Life. When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all of the games and cleverness at their disposal to get … Read more


“STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” USA TODAY STOMP returns to Portland! Explosive, provocative, sophisticated, utterly unique and appealing to audiences of all ages, the international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion … Read more

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

“The sophisticated sound they make – both percussive and melodic – is at once hilarious and heartfelt.” FINANCIAL TIMES An Ovations audience favorite, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, performing on instruments bought with loose change, believes all genres of music are available for reinterpretation – as long as they are played on the ukulele. … Read more


“The group mixes everything from punk-pop to traditional Ukrainian songs in cool yet beguiling textures, often with the close harmonies usually associated with Balkan music. But it’s really the live shows that take DakhaBrakha beyond mere curiosity to utter brilliance.” NPR Direct from Kyiv, DakhaBrakha returns to Ovations with its self-described “ethno chaos” of folk-pop-punk. … Read more

Martha Redbone Roots Project

“A true original; the kind of artist who sets trends, as opposed to following them.” BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Native and African American vocalist/songwriter/composer/educator Martha Redbone is celebrated for her unique gumbo of folk, blues, and gospel from her childhood in Harlan County, Kentucky infused with the eclectic grit of pre-gentrified Brooklyn, New York. Inheriting the powerful vocal … Read more

“It’s Okay to Be Different” – Stories by Todd Parr

This performance was originally scheduled for Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 3PM and has been rescheduled to Monday, October 30, 2023 at 6PM. Ticket holders have been notified of the change, and all tickets to the original date have been automatically transferred to the new performance date. “Mermaid is globally renowned for its innovative productions.” WINNIPEG … Read more

Jerusalem Quartet

“Passion, precision, warmth, a gold blend: these are the trademarks of this excellent Israeli string quartet.” NEW YORK TIMES The Jerusalem Quartet is renowned for their remarkable individual versatility in addition to their exceptional musical teamwork. Their seamless blend and richly characterized performances make them an audience favorite worldwide. The ensemble revels in a warm, … Read more

Ustad Shafaat Khan Trio: “Music to Heal the Soul”

“Virtuoso…Classical purity…Astonishing individuality…” WASHINGTON POST Mesmerizing. Virtuosic. Poetic. Master sitar player Ustad Shafaat Khan enthrals audiences worldwide with dynamic concerts that include Indian classical and folk music, Sufi inspired compositions, and musical styles ranging from western classical, jazz, and rock, to pop, flamenco, and African rhythms. Having performed for presidents, prime ministers and royalty around … Read more

Johnny Cash – The Official Concert Experience

“This brand new concert experience will bring my father—and his music—back to fans all around the world.” JOHN CARTER CASH From the same producers of the worldwide audience favorite The Simon & Garfunkel Story, Johnny Cash: The Official Concert Experience brings songs and stories from the “Man in Black” to the stage in a way that … Read more