Events downtown

Feb 25

Beg, Steal, or Borrow
Location: 181 State St., Portland, Maine 04101, US
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Event website

$12 adv. – $15 day of | 7pm doors – 8pm show

Beg, Steal, or Borrow play traditional and improvisational bluegrass and roots music and are known for their warm harmonies, virtuosic instrumentals, and tight-knit musical interplay.

The band got its start recreating the iconic Old and In the Way album for a performance at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT in 2013. Since their debut, they have developed a passionate regional following and broadened their repertoire to include a deep list of covers as well as strong original songs and instrumentals, many of which are featured on their 2019 full-length CD, Old Mountain Time. They’ve headlined at top venues throughout northern New England and have appeared at many of the leading east coast festivals including Greyfox, Podunk, Green Mountain Bluegrass and Roots, Thomas Point Beach, Jenny Brook, and Winter WonderGrass, winning three band competitions along the way. Discover more about their recordings, awards, and performance history at

The band is comprised of seasoned musicians residing throughout Northern Vermont and New Hampshire. Mandolinist Geoff Goodhue released an album with J.D. Hutchison and Tim O’Brien on Howdy Skies records and is a member of The Brian Bowers Band. Fiddler Roland Clark was a member of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra with whom he toured Europe and performed at Carnegie Hall. Roland channels Vassar Clements’ fiddling style so fully that you might close your eyes and believe Vassar is in the house. Banjo player Luke Auriemmo and Bassist Fran Forim are founders of Vermont’s widely known outlaw bluegrass quartet, The Mud City Ramblers, who have haunted Lamoille County for nearly 20 years. . Guitarist and singer Jeremy Sicely comes from a long line of musicians and fronts The Hillside Rounders with his Father and Uncle and received The Times Argus 2016 male vocalist of the year for their Lighting In A Bottle album.

OLS Covid-19 Protocols:

We are very excited to be hosting live music shows again in our listening room. OLS is committed to providing a safe environment for all who work, listen, or perform live music in our venue. Because our venue is so small, we will require all staff, volunteers, performers, and patrons to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 when they attend OLS events AND to wear masks indoors unless they are actively drinking, eating, or performing.

Proof of vaccine must come directly from the health care provider that performed the vaccination and can be a photo or physical copy of the vaccination card or record with an accompanying photo ID. Full vaccination means that the date of the performance you are attending is:

*at least 14 days after your second dose of an FDA or WHO authorized two dose COVID-19 vaccine, or

*at least 14 days after your single dose of an FDA or WHO authorized single dose COVID vaccine.

We hope we can ease these restrictions once further progress has been made reducing transmission of the virus. Until then, we greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation.

One Longfellow Square does not assume liability; the ticket holder will assume all risks involved. By purchasing a ticket to this event you agree to assume full liability for any risks incurred before, during and after the event and agree to the current Terms of Use.