The only thing better than listening to music is having the opportunity to hear it performed live. That’s why we encourage our guests to explore the many music venues in Boothbay Harbor. From Grammy Award-winning bands to talented local artists, you’ll have the opportunity to hear it all. Here are our top picks for the best places to listen to live music in our coastal Maine village. Of course, you can always access our free Vacation Guide to discover even more music venues, festivals, and must-see performances throughout the area. It’s just one of the many ways we strive to make your stay the best it can be.
5 of the Best Music Venues in Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Harbor Opera House
One of our guests’ favorite places to spend a relaxing and entertaining evening is the Boothbay Harbor Opera House. Since 1894, this historic music venue has played host to actors and musicians from all over the world. Many of the previous performers have included Grammy Award-winning artists across a variety of genres including jazz and bluegrass. This prime gathering spot for locals and visitors alike is open year-round, just a short walk from our inn. And, with over 100 annual events, you’re sure to find one that piques your interest. View the calendar, purchase your tickets, and get ready for a memorable evening.
Another excellent music venue within walking distance is the Mine Oyster. Here, you can pair your Boothbay Harbor entertainment with exceptional cuisine at the raw bar, shucking bar, and drink bar. That way, you can enjoy succulent seafood and your favorite cocktail as you listen to some of the best Boothbay Harbor live music. Expect to see bands from a wide variety of genres including American blues, country, and rock n’ roll. There are even open mic nights for aspiring local musicians. Check out the Mine Oyster music calendar to see what’s coming soon to this popular local venue.
Cap n’ Fish’s Reggae Cruise
Take your love for music to the high seas. On select Sundays from May 26th to September 1st, the Boothbay Harbor Reggae Cruise transports visitors through the waters of the harbor to the soundtrack of the Dani Tribesmen Reggae band. These Maine artists have performed all over the state since 1985 and have even played alongside Burning Spear and The Band. For the past 20 years, they have played aboard Cap’ n Fish’s Harbor Princess cruise, providing visitors with an unforgettable sunset cruise experience.
The Mystic Mermaid in Boothbay Harbor is one of the area’s newest live music venues. In addition to a funky food menu and a broad selection of beers, wines, and cocktails, the restaurant also features soul-warming live music. Beautiful waterfront views at Pier 1 provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable evening of food and music. You might even be able to catch a karaoke event for a fun night out with friends.
Carousel Music Theater
Are you ready for even more must-see upcoming events in Boothbay Harbor, ME? The list of local music venues goes on to include the Carousel Music Theater. The talented cast of performers mixes theatrics and dancing with breathtaking vocal performances to make some of the most unforgettable shows in the area. Each summer, you can grab your tickets and see what all the buzz is about.
Experience the Best Music in Boothbay Harbor During Your Stay at Topside Inn
Now that you know where to find incredible music venues in Boothbay Harbor, it’s time to plan your trip. Topside Inn is one of the best places to stay in Boothbay Harbor, offering luxurious amenities and top-notch accommodations. We even serve delicious, gourmet breakfasts each morning made with local ingredients. In the evenings, you’ll love our relaxing outdoor spaces that offer rocking chairs and Adirondack chairs to lounge in while enjoying unbeatable views of the harbor.
For relaxing vibes and coastal decor, step inside Room 2 at Topside Inn. Inside, you’ll find a comfortable, queen-size bed and a private en-suite bathroom full of wonderful amenities. In the morning, you can even wake up to views of the colorful sunrise through the eastern-facing window.
A stay at Topside Inn is the best way to enjoy everything Boothbay Harbor has to offer, from the music and festivals to the famous Midcoast Maine scenery. Check our availability and reserve one of our rooms today. We hope to see you soon at the top of the hill.