Ogunquit Performing Arts

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1608
Ogunquit, ME 03907

Performance Venue

The S. Judson Dunaway Center
23 School St.
Ogunquit ME 




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Ogunquit Performing Arts

Performance Venue

The S. Judson Dunaway Center
23 School St.
Ogunquit ME 03907




Steeped in New Orleans tradition, the Soggy Po’Boys, a New Orleans flavored septet, have created a tradition, and a major New England following, of their own.

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Named for an over-stuffed, messy-to-eat N’awlins sandwich, the Soggy Po’ Boys serve their jazz messy, mixing New Orleans standards, spirituals, contemporary music, and swing, creating a unique sound with their own original arrangements, seamlessly integrating old school funk and Caribbean rhythms.

In 2018, they were named Roots Act of the Year by the New England Music Awards, and in 2019 released “All in Favor” a recording of traditional New Orleans style, well known jazz and spirituals, with original arrangements.

Described by the Vermont Journal as “brass fueled, swinging music” and by the rich, colorful language of the London Jazz News: “Although boasting a convivial spirit to rival that of a slick cocktail party favourite The Hot Sardines, the Soggy Po’Boys like things a bit rougher around the edges. This sousaphone-powered quartet from New Hampshire is more a microbrewery ale than a peach daiquiri.”

Musicians featured include Stu Dias-vocals and guitar, Eric Klaxton-clarinet/soprano saxophone,  Nick Mainella- tenor sax, Mike Effenberger- piano, Brett Gallo- drums, Scott Kiefner- bass, Zach Lange- clarinet.

The Soggy Po’ Boys arrived on the local jazz scene in New Orleans, during Mardi Gras 2012. For the past 10 + years, from their home base in Dover, New Hampshire, they have maintained a regular Tuesday night gig at a Dover tavern, while honing their craft up and down the East Coast, performing over 100 shows each year- from festivals and concerts, to intimate clubs and small theaters, to politics-infused burlesque collaborations and street parades.

In the spirit of New Orleans style jazz, they are celebrated and appreciated across diverse venues, among diverse audiences, and provide accessible and enjoyable entertainment for music lovers everywhere.

Tickets to this performance will go on sale August 1, 2022, on this website. Tickets may also be purchased at Cricket’s Corner, Dunaway Center, and Ogunquit Welcome Center.

Free parking for the performance is located behind the Dunaway Center

Listen to the Soggy Po’Boys on their website: www.soggypoboys.com