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Portland Ovations

the legendary
count basie
orchestra

Member only pre-sale 5/31-6/27. Public on-sale 6/28.

In the history of jazz music, there is only one bandleader that has the distinction of having his orchestra still performing sold out concerts all over the world, and nearly 40 years after his passing, by musicians personally chosen by him. Pianist and bandleader William James “Count” Basie was and still is an American institution that personifies the grandeur and excellence of jazz. The Count Basie Orchestra, today directed by Scotty Barnhart, has won every respected jazz poll in the world at least once, garnered 18 Grammy Awards, performed for kings, queens, and other royalty, and appeared in several movies, television shows, at every major jazz festival and major concert hall in the world.

ADULT, SENIOR 65+, & STUDENT DEAL prices are available for this event online.
MEMBER pricing is available online when logged onto an account with an active Membership.
GROUPS 10+ are available via phone and in person.
Per ticket service fee varies from $2 – $11.50 depending on ticket price.

Thursday, May 8, 2025 7PM

Tickets

$70 / $55 / $45 / $35
*before fees

Venue

Merrill Auditorium

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merrill
auditorium

A beautifully restored 1,900-seat performance venue, this majestic hall is one of the gems of Portland’s downtown Arts District and close to plenty of restaurants to grab a bite before the show.

Merrill Auditorium is owned and operated by the City of Portland.

Plan your visit
Address

Merrill Auditorium
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME 04101

Wheelchair Accessible
Assisted Listening Devices
Concessions
Nearby Parking
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