The Waldo is an intimate musical performance venue, enabling local, regional and national artists to engage and enrich our community.
In describing Henry Rollins, the tendency is to try to squeeze as many labels as possible into a single sentence. “Rollins is many things,” says The Washington Post, “diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humorist, even motivational speaker…his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter.” Entertainment Weekly’s list includes “Punk Rock icon. Spoken word poet. Actor. Author. DJ. Is there anything this guy can’t do?” TV Guide has more concisely called him a “Renaissance Man” but if Henry Rollins could be reduced to a single word, that word would undoubtedly be “workaholic.”
When he’s not traveling, Rollins prefers to keep a relentless schedule full of work, with gigs as an actor, author, DJ, voice-over artist and TV show host to name a few of the roles that keep his schedule full. Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and as a solitary traveler with insatiable curiosity, favoring road-less-traveled locales in places such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Siberia, North Korea, South Sudan and Iran.
General Admissions tickets in advance are $35/$40 Day of Show. Front Row Seats are $40 each.
Henry Rollins Meet & Greet Package
$160 Package includes:
One general admission ticket with a premium reserved seat
Early entry into the venue
Exclusive meet & greet with Henry Rollins
Personal photograph with Henry Rollins
Access to an intimate post show Q&A
Official meet & greet laminate; autographed by Henry Rollins
Very limited availability (60)
Performed by Dr. Lisa Thomas, “Dances with Ivory” presents piano selections based on indigenous tribal melodies. The piano is used in unusual ways to achieve ethereal effects, such as strumming inside the body of the piano on the strings and using the pedals in creative ways to pick up the tonal vibrations of native flutes, singing, speaking, and playing the soundboard for drum beat effects. The performance includes native storytelling to illustrate the significance of an oral tradition, a very different way of learning compared to modern schooling. She performs in native regalia and uses multi-media to illustrate the cultural background of each song.
Dr. Lisa Cheryl Thomas was a Fulbright Scholar in Canada in 2017 at the University of Alberta and did her doctoral dissertation on native melodies that were collected by ethnographers around the turn of the 20th century. She has performed this music in many theaters and concert halls in many countries. Passionate about presenting performances that embody Native American music, dance, art, and culture via performances of compositions by American composers, her repertoire also includes bluegrass and patriotic American music.
Dr. Lisa Cheryl Thomas is an enrolled citizen of Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas. Her native name is Danalasgisgv Unegv gola [Dances with Ivory].
Adult online tickets are available for $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event. Youth tickets are available for $10. Doors open at 6:30pm.
This will be an informal improvised traditional jam session featuring many of the musicians that will be teaching and performing at Fiddle Fest, as well as the Youth Fiddlers Showcase. Hosted by Smokey McKeen and Ellen Gawler. Suggested donation of $5 each (musicians are free).
Doors open at 6:30pm.
Concessions will be available for purchase.
Welcoming immigrant children from around the globe, The Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus helps restart young lives.
War-torn villages, bloodshed, refugee camps, famine, and political turmoil were devastating realities for many of these young singers before being embraced by the warmth, companionship and harmony that Pihcintu provides.
The power of survival eases but never erases the memory of unthinkable atrocities, physical danger and personal tragedy. Portland, Maine, an ever-expanding international resettlement community, was fertile ground to bring together children from diverse backgrounds to sing as one. Con Fullam, award-winning producer, musician, and songwriter, combined his passion for music with a deep concern for the effect of world issues on children – creating The Chorus with the help of countless supporting souls from all walks of life. This unique chorus of young women from Cambodia, China, Congo, El Salvador, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Viet Nam, British West Indies, and Zambia, along with children whose families have been here for generations, have formed a powerful and permanent bond. Through the healing power of music, these vulnerable, yet brave, young women have learned to trust, hope and laugh again. The children and their music are transformative. Being in their presence is a life-enhancing experience and they touch the hearts of all who hear them!
Since its inception in 2006 the chorus has performed for over 300,000 live and hundreds of millions via broadcast and internet media including the Today Show, National Public Radio, Voice of America, Al Jazeera, Univision, UN TV and You Tube. They have appeared at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC, The National Cathedral, Washington, DC and the United Nations, New York, New York to name but a few of the venues. Over the course of time over 300 girls representing 40 countries have passed through the chorus with 100% high school graduation and 85% post-secondary education.
Pihcintu was founded by Con Fullam a five- time Emmy Nominated television producer and a multi-award winning song writer, producer and performer. There will be a Q & A after the concert.
Adult online tickets are available for $10 in advance, $15 on the day of the event. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Matt Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A modern troubadour, he makes his home on the highways and concert stages of America, and appears regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush. The Boston Globe says of Nakoa, “Between his piano chops and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.”
General Admissions tickets in advance are $25/$30 Day of Show. Front Row Seats are $40 each.
Nashville-based, Oregon-born Mat Kearney is back with his new studio album January Flower. Written between an isolated retreat in Joshua Tree and his home studio, January Flower sees Kearney in his rawest form, distilling the songwriting process and rediscovering the joy of making music. Over his career, Kearney has released five studio LPs, claimed the #1 spot on iTunes, topped multiple Billboard charts, made four entries into the Hot 100, amassed over 2.5 BILLION global streams. Kearney, a Multi-Platinum songwriter and producer, has performed live on TODAY Show, Ellen, The Tonight Show, Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live! and has garnered raves from USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, People, Billboard, PARADE and Marie Claire. He also has an incredible touring history, sharing the road with everyone from John Mayer to NEEDTOBREATHE.
Everything in Jon McLaughlin’s life makes its way into his music, whether he’s conscious of it or not. The artist, raised in Indiana and based in Nashville, brings all of his experiences and beliefs into each song he creates, something that is especially true now that he’s the father of two young girls. Jon released his debut album, Indiana, in 2007 on Island Def Jam, attracting fans with his heartfelt, hook-laden songwriting and impassioned delivery. He’s released six full-lengths in the years since and revealed a true evolution in both his piano playing and singing. He’s played shows with Billy Joel, Kelly Clarkson and Adele, collaborated with longtime friend Sara Bareilles, co-written with Demi Lovato and even performed at the Academy Awards in 2008.
General admission tickets are available for $40 in advance, $45 the day of the event. A limited amount of Front Row tickets are available for $60. If this show is not sold out, tickets are available at the box office starting at 7:00pm. Doors open at 7:00pm, and concessions will be available for purchase.
VIP Pre-show event tickets are an additional $50, and include:
Acoustic 2-3 song performance prior to show
Exclusive Signed Screen Printed Poster
*VIP experience will take place at 6:00pm
*Purchase of a General Admission ticket is NOT included with VIP event. You must purchase a GA ticket in addition to the VIP event.
Pokey LaFarge is an American Renaissance man — an acclaimed musician, writer, actor, and designer. Fusing the rustic sounds of the past with his wry humor and eclectic music sensibilities, singer/songwriter Pokey LaFarge is "an artful ambassador for old-time music, presenting and representing the glories of hot swing, early jazz, and ragtime blues."
- NPR's Stephen Thompson
Over his 15-year career, Pokey has sold-out theaters worldwide; toured and recorded with Jack White. His music has been featured in TV shows like Boardwalk Empire and recently had a role in 2021's Netflix movie Devil All the Time alongside Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland.
General admission tickets are available for $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event. A limited amount of Front Row tickets will be available for $40. If this show is not sold out, tickets are available at the box office starting at 6:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm, and concessions will be available for purchase.
Free parking is available on Main Street; Friendship Street; in the 8 spaces on Glidden Street; in the Kuhn Parking lot (beside the masonic lodge on Main Street); and in the lot behind Perch and The Narrows.
Tickets are final sale and non-refundable.
Working outside the confines of the traditional music industry, Adam Ezra and his bandmates – Corinna Smith (fiddle), Alex Martin (drums), Poche Ponce (bass) - built a community of fans through sheer grit and determination, regularly performing hundreds of shows a year for the past two decades without any major label or mainstream radio support. Fusing folk intimacy and rock energy with soul power and pop charm, the band first emerged from Boston in the early 2000s and quickly garnered widespread acclaim for their bold, insightful songwriting and interactive, euphoric performances. From hole in the wall bars and house concerts to sold-out headline shows and dates with the likes of Little Big Town, The Wallflowers, Gavin DeGraw, Train, and The Wailers, Ezra and his bandmates treated every single gig like their last, attracting a die-hard following that believed not just in the music, but in their commitment to activism and social change, as well.
Hayley Reardon is a critically acclaimed folk pop artist and a storyteller in the truest sense of the word. Her songs serve as postcards from an artist brave enough to take the road less traveled. The songstress made the decision to begin living life boldly when she left Nashville to tour the world playing her music. In addition to having recently been based in Dachau, Germany for a six month artist residency program awarded by the city, she has spent the past 5 years carrying her songs and guitar all over the globe -- gathering experiences, inspirations, and soulful connections along the way. The artist masterfully channels her colorful stories through music, capturing even the most subtle nuances of the human experience with a striking clarity.
A limited number of Front Row seats are available for $55 each. Second Row and Third Row Seats and the First Row seating in the Balcony is $45. General admission tickets are available for $30 in advance, $35 the day of the event. If this show has not sold out, a limited number of tickets may be available at the box office for starting at 6:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm, and concessions will be available for purchase.
Free parking is available on Main Street; Friendship Street; in the 8 spaces on Glidden Street; in the Kuhn Parking lot (beside the masonic lodge on Main Street); and in the lot behind Perch and The Narrows. Please do not park on School Street as parking there is prohibited.
All tickets are final sale and non-refundable.
Heather Pierson Trio - A Holiday “Charlie Brown” concert returns to The Waldo!
Based in Conway, NH, The Heather Pierson Trio (Heather, piano and vocals; Shawn Nadeau, bass; Craig Bryan, drums) performs a rich variety of Heather's originals, jazz and blues standards, and unique re-workings of familiar American music. In their annual December offering, they share their interpretation of Vince Guaraldi’s iconic soundtrack of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ plus other Guaraldi compositions and other holiday favorites. H singer/songwriter, and performer known for her bell tone vocals and equal parts New Orleans-Oscar-Brubeck jazz piano leanings.
A Charlie Brown Christmas was originally telecast in December 1965 and was an instant hit with audiences who connected with Peanuts creator Charles M. Schultz’s cast of characters –especially with its rounded-headed hero Charlie Brown, his woefully scrawny Christmas tree, and his typewriter-wielding dog Snoopy. Nearly given the ax by CBS studios at the time of its release, this beloved holiday classic resonates with both children and adults of every generation. Over fifty years on, it still holds up as one of the most endearing Christmas tales ever told, and the story of commercialism run rampant echoes clearly to this day.
The musical score for A Charlie Brown Christmas, composed by the late Vince Guaraldi, is just as poignant and touching as the story and includes the hugely popular hit “Linus and Lucy”. His gentle jazz riffs established musical trademarks that, to this day, still prompt smiles of recognition.The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio perform the entirety of the Charlie Brown Christmas album as recorded by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, as well as other Guaraldi compositions.
Adult tickets are available in advance online for $20/ $25 the day of the show. Youth (17 and under) tickets are $10. A limited amount of Front Row seats are available for $40.