Events downtown

Apr 15

OLS Members-Only Mingle
Location: 181 State St., Portland, Maine 04101, US
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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6pm – 8pm | FREE

Join us for an OLS Members-Only Mingle on Friday, April 15 from 6-8 p.m.! All Members are invited to join the OLS community at a free casual cocktail (two) hour with live music from Ethan & Louise from Corner House.

Each member will receive a reusable OLS water bottle, member sticker, and a chance to win a $25 Boda gift card. One free drink per person – wine, select draft beer, or soda.

Wondering if your membership is up to date? Reach out to or call 207-761-1757

Abiding by a love for adventure, Corner House finds purpose and solace in the beauty of earth and music. Clinging wholeheartedly to studied traditions, they tends to write and arrange music liberally comprised of Irish, Scottish, Appalachian Stringband, and Bluegrass influences.

The singular roots music scene of Boston, MA has long been a destination for musicians seeking level footing to build upon. On winter eves most suited for warm tea and blankets, Ethan Hawkins (guitar), Louise Bichan (fiddle), Ethan Setiawan (mandolin), found a musical home in one another. In the autumn of 2017, Corner House debuted at FreshGrass Festival in North Adams, MA, before recording an EP and touring Scotland the following year. Returning from overseas, the three found the illustrious cellist, Casey Murray, living just down the street and invited her to join the fold, unveiling the new line up on a second EP, Smart Folks, released in 2019.

Finding themselves displaced, dispersed and unable to perform or travel due to the pandemic in 2020,  plans for recording a debut full-length album were put on the back-burner. The group eventually managed to reconvene safely in July 2020, in the beautiful and inspiring setting of the Pennsylvanian countryside, fresh with new compositions, ideas and perspectives. There they laid down their third EP, Caribou Party, released on March 5th 2021. With their full length album underway, Corner House are optimistic for the future and excited for live music’s big come-back!

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.