Lisa Redfern

Award-winning singer, songwriter & recording artist

Summer Music

Thursday, June 27th – Concert at St. Lawrence Center for the Arts, Songwriters in the Round, hosted by Ted DeMille. 76 Congress, Munjoy Hill, Portland with Ted DeMille and Jud Caswell, 7pm-9pm, see website for ticket price.

Sunday, June 30th – solo at Brunswick CS Church. 10am service

Sometime in July (once I know date, I’ll let you know) – Songbird Series, Roots Café, Westbrook 6-8pm

August 5-9th – Sweet Chariot Music Festival (is it the 30th annual?) Swans Island, ME

August 17th – Robinhood Free Meetinghouse, Georgetown, I’m playing a co-bill with my friends The Levins (and side-man support for moi by Jeff Christmas). 7pm. $15 at the door, $12.50 in advance. Come early and have dinner, make reservations ahead of time.

FALL MUSIC (so far)

Autumn Music (so far) (in area and out)

Saturday, September 1st

Cundy’s Harbor Library

“Music on the Lawn”

2pm-3pm, free event, fundraiser


Sunday, September 16th

Solo at Christian Science church

Brunswick, 10am service

Saturday & Sunday, September 22 & 23

Elizabeth Seagull Heeter’s Celebration of Life

Buena Vista, Colorado

Thursday, September 27th

One Longfellow Square, Portland

“Troubadors in the Round”

w/ Jesse Terry, Jenny Van West, Connor Garvey

8pm, only $12 (what a bargain to hear all 4 of us!!)

October (weekend of 19th or 26th)

NASHVILLE house concert TBA

Friday, November 2nd

MSA Song Contest Show

Frontier (entered for 4th time-we shall see if I’m a finalist)

Thursday & Friday, November 8th & 9th

“Timeline” play opening

Portland, Maine

*my song “Live Through the Questions” was licensed for use in the play

Saturday, November 17th

Private House Concert w/Jesse Terry

Pine Point, Scarborough

Details forthcoming

Saturday, December 1st

Jazz at Robinhood Free Meetinghouse

Georgetown, Maine (rescheduled from June 1st when I got bronchitis)

Details forthcoming


subject to changes...


Monday, March 12th

Originals and Covers

Avita of Brunswick, 4-5pm


Sunday, April 1st

Solo at CS Church

Camden, 10am service


Sunday, April 8th

Harbor Square Gallery, Second Sunday Series

Rockland, first set: poet Kristin Lindquist

2-4pm, $10 door


Friday, April 27th

Singing harmony vocals

Jenny Van West CD Release

May Street Arts, Portland


Saturday, April 28th

Atheneum Library

Nantucket, Massachusetts, 7pm-8:30pm


Sunday, May 6th

Solo at CS church

Camden, 10am service


Sundays May 13 & 20th

Solo at CS church

Brunswick, 10am service


Sunday, June 3rd

Solo at CS church

Camden, 10am service


Sunday, June 10th

I’m doing Featured performer set

At Songwriter’s Open Mic hosted by Jud Caswell

Byrnes Irish Pub, 16 Station Ave, Brunswick


Saturday, June 23rd CANCELLED-DUE TO ILLNESS :((

Singing and swingin’ Jazz Standards with Gary Richardson on guitar

Robinhood Meetinghouse

Georgetown, 7pm-9pm


Mon - Fri, July 30th – August 3rd

Annual Sweet Chariot Music Festival

Swans Island, Maine

Year 28??


Fall Music & News (so far)

Friday, September 22nd

Common Ground Fair, Unity, ME. Set with Carter Ruff. 12:30-1:30

Monday, October 16th

Slates in Hallowell, ME Guest hosting “Songwriter Night” with Jenny Van West and Connor Garvey and me. 8:15pm

Sunday, November 5th

Camden Congo Church, David Dodson Annual Concert with a cast of musical characters. 7pm (details to follow)

Saturday, November 18th

House Concert with Jud Caswell in private home in Scarborough (Pine Point) email me at for more info $25 suggested donation

Thursday, November 23rd

Soloing at Camden, ME CS church for the Thanksgiving service, 10am

Wednesday, December 6th

Frontier, Brunswick, ME Guest hosting “Songwriters on Stage” for Maine Songwriters Association with Max Ater, Kate Miller and Carter Ruff. $10 door 7:00pm

Sunday, December 10th

Soloing at Camden, ME CS church service, 10am

Saturday, December 16th

Christmas Concert with 3 o4 four other acts: Bluegrass duo April & Bill Jubett, Harpist Danielle Paus & other special guests. Phippsburg Congregational Church. Show at 7:30. Doors open 7 p.m. 10 Church Lane (at Parker Head Rd.), Phippsburg Info: 389-1770 Refreshments at intermission.  Children under 8 admitted free. $15 door, $8 students, $12 advance tickets will be available on Brown Paper Tickets starting November 15. 7:30pm

Spring & Summer Concerts

Sunday, May 7th House Concert with Jud Caswell, Easthampton, MA, 7:30pm $15 suggested donation, call 413-695-6430 for reservation and address. We will share our original songs in an unplugged, intimate environment. Join us!

Mother’s Day Service, Sunday, May 14th, solo at The First Church of Christ Scientist, Camden, Maine - 10am service

Monday, May 15th Monday Night Concert Series Songwriter Night at Slates in Hallowell, Maine at 8:00pm -- with Chris Moore, Ted DeMille and moi in the round.

June 1st-7th Normandy, France to sing the ballad I wrote: “Full Circle Fire”: The Ballad of Charles Shay at an event to commemorate the creation of the Charles Shay Indian Park at Omaha Beach in Normandy in remembrance of DDay (more info soon)

Saturday, July        7th“Steady On”: Celebrating Lilith Fair at 20 at One Longfellow, Portland, ME, 8pm with Sharon Goldman, Ronda Dale, Lara Herscovitvch and moi.

August 1-4thSwans Island Sweet Chariot Music Festival or as we veterans call it: the “Annual Cavalcade of Whoopdedoo”

*I am available for concerts, festivals, weddings, private parties, school and camp shows, etc. with my gaggle of original songs, or if you prefer—jazz standards with a jazz duo/trio!!


Wednesday, January 4th at Frontier for the Maine Songwriters Association with Jud Caswell, Ashley Storrow and Nat Hussey and myself. $10 7pm Brunswick, Maine

Sundays, January 8th & Jan. 22nd soloing at the Brunswick, Maine Christian Science church. 

Teaching Songwriting with the team at 317 Main Songwriting Intensive Jan. 3rd - Jan. 9th in Yarmouth, Maine

Teaching Songwriting with the team at Hyde School Jan. 30th - Feb. 4th in Bath, Maine

Gingersnap: A Conversation and a Cookie with a Creative Mainer starts up again! 



September Gigs

Friday, September 2nd, private house concert with Frank Ferrel in East Boothbay, Maine. 7pm 

Sunday, solo at CS Church in Camden, Maine, 10am service. 

Saturday, September 10th, Happiness to Burn concert at Frontier in Brunswick at 8pm. Band is Jenny Van West and me on lead vocals and Andy Happel on fiddle and Jonathan Cooper on mandolin and dobro. (Blend of rootsy, Americana originals and covers)

Wednesday, September 21st, Congress Square Park, Portland. Maine. Outside gig with Happiness to Burn. Band is Jenny Van West and me on lead vocals and Andy Happel on fiddle and Jonathan Cooper on mandolin and dobro. 6pm-8pm. (Blend of rootsy, Americana originals and covers)




May Gigs

Wednesday, May 11th Gather Restaurant in Yarmouth with Happiness to Burn band 6:30-8:30. 

Friday, May 13th I'm singing hymns before CS lecture at UU Church in Portland 524 Allen Avenue 6:30-7:00

Saturday, May 14th, I'm doing a kids concert at Maine Academy of Music in Portland at 11:30.

Sunday, May 15h, Happiness to Burn benefit show (more info as soon as I get it) 2:00pm

November & December GIGS

Friday, November 13 - Benefit Concert to help reunite the Dakonsa family (we’re helping them raise funds to bring their children to US from a refugee camp in Rwanda) at Acoustic Artisans in Portland, several performers including Kate Schrock, Jenny Van West, myself and several others. 7pm. Please donate what you can at the door.

Thursday, November 26 - solo at the Thanksgiving Service at the CS Church in Camden, 10am. Happy Thanksgiving! “A Grateful Heart” to the tune of Edelweiss!

Thursday, December 3rd – singing harmonies for Jenny Van West’s set at UNE in Biddeford, at the Windward Café under the Ketchum library. Free and open to the public. 12pm-1pm. If you’re in the area, come by, Jenny’s songs are so so good!

Wednesday, December 9th – Gather in Yarmouth. Swapping songs with fellow singer-songwriter, Andre’ Villoch. 189 Main Street. No cover. Come for dinner. Great restaurant, yummy food, good music: be there. 6:30-8:30.

Saturday, December 12th – Private House Concert in BLUE HILL. Jenny Van West and I will share this intimate, acoustic concert in a private home in Blue Hill. 6pm pot luck, 7pm-9pm concert. $15 suggested donation. There will be limited seating, so if you’d like to reserve a spot and get the address, please call our hosts: Wendy & Ken at 207-374-2521 or email Wendy at OR email me at or call me at 415-505-8124. It’s gonna be cozy and magical and we’d love to see you there. (email poster to follow soon).

Sunday, December 13th – Singing with Jenny Van West at Second Sunday Concert Series at Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main Street in Rockland, hosted by John and Rachel Nicholas, $10 door. Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Thomaston area folks…Jenny doesn’t come up that way often and she’s incredible, so don’t miss hearing her beautiful songs! 2pm-4pm.

Also: you can see all episodes of “Gingersnap”: A Conversation and a Cookie with a Creative Mainer” on Youtube by typing in Gingersnap with Lisa Redfern. There are 20 episodes so far. 


*Sunday, October 4th, singing at the UU Church in Brunswick, 10am

*Wednesday, October 7th, private fundraiser concert, Pownal

*Saturday, October 17th, at Blue in Portland, jazz set form 6:00-7:30 with Jesse Feinberg on keyboard.

*Tuesday, October 20th, at Blue in Portland, folky set with Ronda Dale and Jenny Van West, 6:00-7:30

*Friday, October 23rd, music for a lecture in Portland


Summer shows

Summer Gigs (so far)

Saturday, May 30th -- Sweet Chariot South in Boston with the whole gang, Roslindale Congregational Church 7pm. 

Friday, June 12th – The Daniel Coast Bar & Bistro, Brunswick, 7pm -10pm

Friday, June 19th -- Sheepscot General Store, 98 Townhouse Rd. Whitefield, 7pm (I’m the featured artist after the open mic)

Tuesday, June 30th -- private event at a camp ground

Friday, July 10th – private party in Yarmouth

Sunday, July 12th – solo at CS church in Camden

Thursday thru Sunday, July 23rd – 26th – Ossipee Valley Music Festival (hopefully singing on Stage Too)

Monday thru Friday, August 3rd-7th – Sweet Chariot Music Festival, Swans Island – with the whole gang…our 27th year – yahoo

Saturday, August 15 or 22nd, - singing at private concert on Little Diamond Island









September Shows

Songwriters in the Round gets crackin' again on Wed. Sept. 3rd and features Matt Newberg, Amy Kucharik and Ryan Halliburton. 7pm-9pm at Frontier in Brunswick. Come early and eat at Frontier's fantastic restaurant. Only $10 cover.

Thurs. September 11th, I'll be playing solo at The Readfield Emporium in Readfield, Maine. 7pm start, I believe, right ED? Anyway, it's a sweet little venue with amazing food. 

September 13th I'm singing jazz standards at Creative Arts Week at Camp Newfound in Harrison, Maine, with the talented Zach Ovington on jazz guitar and Wendy COdy on bass. (this is a private concert). 

*I'll be teaching beginning guitar at Waynflete on Tuesdays starting in the Fall. If you know any other schools in the area looking for a one-day-a-week music teacher (voice, guitar, songwriting, etc.) let me know. 

*If you have friends around New England who'd like to host a house concert for me, put me in touch with them. 

Summer Shows


July 11th, CD RELEASE FOR MY NEW JAZZ CD! 8PM, Frontier in Brunswick!! (with 4 piece band) $10 cover, 8-9pm concert, 9-10 reception and CD sales

July 23rd 6:30-8:30pm, playing at Gather on Main St. in Yarmouth with Zach Ovington

July 27th, Ossippee Valley Music Festival (songwriter stage, details soon)

August 4-8th, 26th annual Sweet Chariot Music Festival on Swans Island, Maine

August 12th, solo concert at Family Camp Adventure Unlimited in Buena Vista