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Blues Traveler will take the stage at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St. in Waterville.

Once upon a time (1987 to be exact), a group of guys jammed out blues in a garage somewhere in New Jersey. However, it took them 33 years to really do it again in the same way.

In between, Blues Traveler made every boyhood rock ’n’ roll dream come true. They burst onto the scene with a trio of gold-selling albums, “Blues Traveler” (1990), “Travelers and Thieves” (1991), and “Save His Soul” (1993).

Then in 1994, “Four” went six-times platinum and spawned the definitive “Run-Around,” which garnered a Grammy Award in the category of “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group.” They logged another platinum album with “Straight On Till Morning” in 1998 and spent the next 20 years selling out shows on multiple continents.

In 2018, “Hurry Up & Hang Around” kicked off a new era with the guys firing on all cylinders. However, they look back and leap forward on their 14th full-length album, Traveler’s Blues (Round Hill Records).

Tickets cost $53-$63.

For tickets or more information, call 207-873-7000 or visit

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