Listen to the music of Marvin Gaye, Abba and Prince in Maine

Aimsel Ponti previews upcoming concerts in Maine.

PORTLAND, Maine— TO DISPLAY: How Sweet: A Star Tribute to Marvin Gaye

WHEN AND WHERE: Saturday, October 22 at Sun Tiki Studios at 375 Forest Avenue in Portland. To attend, the show costs $15 in advance or $20 the day of the show.

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INFORMATION: Things aren’t what they used to be, but you can still enjoy the music of the late Marvin Gaye performed by 16 top-notch local musicians. We heard through the grapevine that the likes of Dawson Hill, Tom Douglas, Rodney Mashia, Marc Kaplan, Sam Whitman, Neon Gypsy and Savanna Australia Clariot are among those who will sing and play their hearts out while raising money for prevention Sweetser overdoses. Service and go big for hunger. Make sure you don’t miss Angelikah Fahray’s first set of modern soul melodies. This is what is happening!

TO DISPLAY: Mania ABBA’s Tribute

WHEN AND WHERE: Wednesday, October 26 at 8 p.m. at the South Portland Auditorium.

TICKETS: Tickets range from $26.50 to $61.50.

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WHEN AND WHERE: Friday at Criterion in Bar Harbor and Saturday at Aura in Portland.

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INFORMATION: Dean Ford and his band’s tribute to Prince is out of this world. Costume contests are also held, so bring out your best. Both shows will be epic.

TO DISPLAY: The Watkins family home

WHEN AND WHERE: Sunday, October 30 at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield. Tickets are $70.

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INFORMATION: Featuring special guest Willie Watson, it is a collaborative music project founded by musicians and siblings Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek). Since the first Watkins Family Hour show in 2002, the duo have released three studio albums, debuting with their self-titled album in 2015, followed by “Brother Sister” in 2020, and most recently “Vol. 11” in August of this year.

Sean and Sara recorded “Vol. 11” at East West Studios in Los Angeles in early 2022 alongside a stacked list of longtime collaborators and new collaborators, including Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Madison Cunningham, Lucious, Jon Brion, and more. As with their debut, the band will be touring in support of “Vol. 11,” bringing the Watkins Family Hour experiences to distant stages. Like Nickel Creek and I’m With Her, Watkins Family Hour remains an invaluable resource and respite for both of them, providing a familiar yet ever-changing space to try out new ideas, meet new collaborators, and do what they love.

TO DISPLAY: Gina Alibrio & The Red Eye Flight Crew present The Funk of 40,000 Years – A Halloween Special

WHEN AND WHERE: Monday, October 31 at 8:30 p.m. at the Portland House of Music. Tickets are $15.

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