April 25, 2018
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Clint Black to headline Maine Lobster Festival

FILE--Clint Black is shown in this Sept. 22, 1999, file photo, at the Country Music Association Awards show in Nashville, Tenn. It was hard for Black to get his wife, Lisa Hartman Black, to sing her first duet with him because she's focused her career more on acting than singing. But now she's recorded with him again, which he said was much easier. (AP Photo/Michael S. Green, File)
By Heather Steeves, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — The Maine Lobster Festival announced its headlining acts Monday. This year’s big name is country singer Clint Black.

“Clint Black is a major country star. He was most recently seen on Celebrity Apprentice,” said Chuck Kruger, a festival volunteer and the president of Entertainment Resources, Inc. “He is in the 1990-generation that really kicked country music into a whole new stratosphere. He is a great act. I’ve worked with him before – very entertaining show.”

Other headliners for the August festival include Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes, Adam and the Waxmen and Motor Booty Affair.

For seats to the Clint Black concert, patrons must pay $35. A seat at the Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes concert is $20. All the other concerts — of which there are 18 — are included with an admission ticket. Festival-goers can hear the two ticketed shows free with admission, so long as they do not want a seat.

According to Kruger, this year’s music focus was on quality — despite some financial setback.

“I think it is a pretty good line up. We are more challenged budget-wise than we used to be, so it is harder to get big names,” he said.

The variety is what Kruger said is exceptional.

Motor Booty Affair’s website describes the group as “the ultimate disco party band,” whereas the Windjammer Chorus will bring barbershop music to the crustacean munchers.

The festival will be Aug. 4-8 in Rockland.

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