Events downtown

Dec 29

Lyle Divinsky’s Farewell to Maine
Location: 181 State St, Portland, Maine 04101, US
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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A most unlikely success story…After growing up in Portland, Maine, Lyle Divinsky made his living in the NewYork City subways for over 5 years.While singing underground by day and above ground by night, he slowly crafted his self-released album, Uneven Floors, which launched him into ears around the globe-reaching #2 on the UK Soul Charts and radio stations in every continent. Within weeks… he was picked up by the Colorado funk powerhouse, TheMotet, which took him to some of the biggest stages and festivals in the country, from Red Rocks and Madison Square Garden to the legendaryTipitina’s in New Orleans and The Fillmore in San Francisco. He truly took his music from Subways to Stadiums.When the world shut down, it gave us all time to pause and reflect upon who we are, what drives us…to recognize the complexities of this world and what it is to live in it.This drove Lyle into one of the most prolific creative periods of his life.The only thing…none of it was in the funk idiom, so the decisions had to be made.After 5 years, 2 studio albums, 2 live albums, over 600 shows and over 10 million streams with The Motet, it was time to get back to his journey.That journey has led us here. Lyle has been rolling out 1 song every month in 2023, coalescing into a 4-Chapter Album Experience:Seasons, two of which have been featured in NPR and beyond. Buckle up & get your ears ready.