In a place as energetic and culturally rich as Ogunquit, finding a foot-tappin’ tune is as easy as scouting out seashells in a Maine tidal pool. Whether you find your rhythm at a classical piano performance or would rather groove to a more uptempo beat, get jamming at one of these lively venues, music-centric restaurants, or seaside concert series in Maine.
A Nearby Jam: Jonathan’s Ogunquit Concert Series
Take it from us: nothing complements a concert in Maine like sinking your fork into succulent seafood. In addition to being an award-winning restaurant, Jonathan’s Ogunquit is one of our town’s most popular music venues, with a seasonal concert series that spans from jazz to bluegrass. If you’d rather fill your evening with a symphony of harmonious laughter instead, Jonathan’s also hosts hilarious comedy shows to mix up their performance schedule.
A Taste Of Ogunquit’s Quirk: The Front Porch Piano Bar and Restaurant
Downstairs, you’ll find a dining room filled with eclectic dishes and calm chatter, but upstairs, count on boisterous laughter at the The Front Porch’s lively piano bar. The friendly, festive atmosphere invites you to kick back, sip on a martini, and sing along to old-timey classics and musical hits as the night’s pianist tickles the ivories. The lounge’s namesake focal point (its magnificent white piano) even doubles as bar seating of its own.
A Hotspot For Musical Lovers: The Ogunquit Playhouse
If you can’t get enough of those big notes, dramatic soliloquies, and showy costumes, put The Ogunquit Playhouse on the tip-top of your Maine music shortlist. Today, the 1930s-era Playhouse stages musicals from modern takes on old classics to premiere performances.
If The Playhouse had its own Hollywood Walk of Fame, it would be one seriously long string of stars. Among the talents to grace the stage are Carson Kressley, Clay Aiken, and broadway headliners like Sally Struthers, Andrea McArdle, and Rachel York.
Festive And Free: Wells Maine Summer Concert Series
Ever been overly excited to see a show before noticing the ticket price is a notch above your comfort range? We’ve all been through that song and dance before, but the Wells Maine Summer Concert Series lets you cash in on brilliant performances that only cost a ten-minute drive from Ogunquit. Pack a folding chair or a blanket and a couple of snacks to munch on, and you’ll be all set to enjoy swing music to rock & roll at Hope Hobbs Gazebo.
A Little Bit Of Everything: Ogunquit Performing Arts
Classic, jazz, folk, dance… no matter your fine art fancy, Ogunquit Performing Arts will have you racing toward the stage for renowned performers like Boston Chamber Music and the DaPonte String Quartet (and affordable prices will have you hitting repeat for seasons to come back). Many performances organized by Ogunquit Performing Arts are held at the S. Judson Dunaway Center, located right off Shore Road in downtown Ogunquit, just a quick trolley ride into town.
Venues and concerts in Maine hold a symphony of musical wonder, but after the spotlight fades, you’ll need a cozy spot to rest your legs and your ears. That’s where we come in — count on our collection of waterfront cottages and guestrooms at The Dunes to hit all the right notes during your musical getaway to southern Maine.