PORTLAND, Maine — SHOW # 1

WHO: Lady Lamb

WHEN:  Saturday, June 1

WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $20 in advance, $23 day of show

TICKETS & INFO: https://www.statetheatreportland.com/event/1789231-lady-lamb-portland/

WHY GO: Because Aly Spaltro, aka Lady Lamb is one of our own! Born in Portsmouth, NH and moved to Brunswick when she was 14. Used to practice hours at Bart & Greg's DVD Explosion. Moved to New York in 2010. Latest album is called "Even in the Tremor" and it's magnificent. Absolutely tremendous songwriter.

SHOW # 2

WHO: India.Arie

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 5

WHERE: State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $35 to $70 reserved seating

TICKETS & INFO: https://www.statetheatreportland.com/event/1850580-indiaarie-portland/

WHY GO: India is a sensational singer. She's been nominated 21 times and has taken home four Grammy Awards including one for Best R&B Album in 2003 for "Voyage to India." Some of Arie's biggest songs are "Brown Skin", "Video", "Get It Together" and "That Magic." Earlier this year Arie released the album "Worthy," home to the hopeful, gorgeous tune "Prayer for Humanity." Javier Colon, winner of the first season of "The Voice" opens the show.

SHOW # 3

WHO: Outlaw Music Festival with Willie Nelson & Family, Phil Lesh & Friends, Alison Krauss, The Revivalists, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real and Particle Kid

WHEN:  Friday, June 14

WHERE: Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor

HOW MUCH: $30 general admission lawn, reserved seating $39.75 to $250

TICKETS & INFO: https://waterfrontconcerts.com/event/outlaw-music-festival-2019

WHY GO: self-explanatory!

SHOW # 4

WHO: The National with opener Courtney Barnett

WHEN:  Thursday, June 20

WHERE: Thompson's Point

HOW MUCH: $49 in advance, $55 day of show

TICKETS & INFO: https://www.statetheatreportland.com/event/1837047-national-portland/

WHY GO: Indie rock band The National, fronted by singer Matt Berninger, just released "I Am Easy to Find," their 8th studio album and it's a tremendous record. BUT ALSO… Australian singer-songwriter and rock guitarist Courtney Barnett is opening the show!

Lightning Round of Other Shows

Tommy Tutone @ Jonathan's in Ogunquit on Friday, June 1

Death Cab for Cutie w/Jenny Lewis @ Thompson's Point on June 11

Gina Shavez (traditional and rock Latin music from Texas) @ The Strand Theatre in Rockland on June 15

Gaelic Storm (California based Celtic band) @ Boothbay Opera House on June 25 also at Stone Mountain Arts Center on June 28