Join us for nightly dining and dancing on the waterfront with some of Maine's finest local bands!
Nonantum Resort Spotlight Artists
Co-based in Portland, Maine and Nashville, TN, Don Campbell was recently named Maine's Best Singer-Songwriter for six consecutive years in the Maine Sunday Telegram's Annual Readers Poll. Performing over 200 shows per year across the country, Don entertains audiences with an appealing blend of adult contemporary, folk-rock and country music. With a sound compared to Dan Fogelberg, Vince Gill and the Eagles, Don and his ensembles have opened for acts such as Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Willie Nelson, America, Jonathan Edwards and Shawn Colvin and have performed at Gillette Stadium, the Grand Ole Opry and on many other great stages across the country. With the release of both a Music of Dan Fogelberg CD and a new original music CD this summer, Don impresses with his world-class vocals and local charm. Don's primary instrument is acoustic guitar and he is joined by Tonya Shevenell on bass and harmonies. For over 40 years Tom Dyhrberg has been a mainstay of the Maine music scene. He joined the legendary vocal group Devonsquare while still a student at Boston's Berklee College of Music. He has since played with the Bob Charest Band, Fair Winds and now the Don Campbell Trio. Tom's voice blends beautifully with Don and Tonya, and he adds to the instrumental versatility of the Trio by playing guitar and flute. www.doncampbellmusic.com
Straight Lace, formed in 1968, is one of New England's premier party/function bands. The four piece (3 lead vocalists) group performs music that spans the past decades to the present. Straight Lace entertains throughout New England and beyond, providing interactive, fun entertainment that have audiences requesting repeat performances. Straight Lace performs for many different occasions such as weddings, corporate parties, proms, anniversaries, outdoor concerts, and other special events. Straight Lace recently had the pleasure of performing on the cruise ship, Norwegian Gem and has been invited to perform again on the Norwegian Dawn, 2013. So put on your dancing shoes, Tuesday evenings, to dine, dance and sing along with Straight Lace at the beautiful Nonantum Resort. www.straightlace.net
The Tony Boffa Trio consists of Shawna Haley-Bear on vocals, Jim Macisso on bass and vocals and Tony Boffa on guitar and vocals. They are three members of the Tony Boffa 9 piece show and dance band. Desiring to do more mid-week engagements they formed this elegant trio to enhance the atmosphere in restaurants and hotels. Their strong 3 part harmony, and repertoire that covers 7 decades of music has made them a "one of a kind" musical group in this area. In these days of so much live music being too loud and too unfamiliar, they are swimming against the tide. The fun and the challenge is covering so many genres with 3 voices and sparse instrumentation. This group is simply designed to be a pleasure to listen to! www.tonyboffa.com
Award winning songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Curt Bessette and vocalist Jenn Kurtz will be performing Thursdays throughout the summer. Their mix of popular music spans several decades in addition to their own original songs. Long time favorites throughout New England, they've received great reviews in hotels and concerts for their great harmonies and rapport with their audiences.
"...warm, effortless vocal approach and elegant songwriting." (The Portsmouth Herald) www.curtbessette.com
Southern Maine's classic rock, rhythym and blues band features:
-Lisa Mills, who was pushed onto a church stage at the age of three and has not stopped singing since. She is the host and vocalist at the "Local Dish", Kennebunkport Inn, as well as performing with the a Capella group Women of Note for over 20 yeras throughout the Greater Seacoast area. She has also toured, recorded, and sang with Tim Janis.
-Jim O'Neil, who has been making noise drumming, playing guitar and singing since 80's with bands such as The Chiclets, Moo Goo & The Gai Pans, The Van Gogh Go's, Mellowship Slinky...Currently he is playing with The Wetsuits, Montgomery Road Band, Aja O'Neil in Uncle Jim's Band, and Ocean Ave. He is out playing music most nights. Coincidentally, he and his wife Renee are happily married.
-Don Wessel, who with 2,500 musical appearances, has shared the stage with the links of Steve Martin and Hall and Oates, earning the sobriquet "the oldest guy in the band". His Scottish harmonica recording, "On Orkney", has been featured on NPR's "Thistle and Shamrock" and has been translated into two language.