Belfast plans second annual Free Range Music Festival

Posted April 25, 2011, at 5:21 p.m.

BELFAST, Maine — The second annual Belfast Free Range Music Festival will take place all day Saturday, April 30. It will feature nearly 30 acts ranging from indie rock to reggae, hip-hop to a cappella, folk to avante garde. Local performers will be joined by regional and national acts traveling from as far away as Oregon and Tennessee.

Attendees can expect to see and hear performances by Michael Hurley, Grass Widow, Jonny Corndawg, Brenda, Audrey Ryan, Time Crisis, Toughcats, Big Blood, Jacob Augustine, Gawler Family Band, Sunset Hearts, CatchaVibe, Broken Water, Mehuman Trio, The Rattlesnakes, Marie Stella, The Milkman’s Union, Ancestral Diet, Dead Man’s Clothes, The 220s, Press Gang, Full Contact Kitty, Tit City, The Spaceys, Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards, Asa Irons, Cave Bears, VoxX, and In Houses in Trees.

Performances will take place across multiple venues in the downtown Belfast area, including The Colonial Theatre, Waterfall Arts, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast Maskers Community Theater, Belfast Free Library, First Church, and the American Legion hall.

A festival afterparty at Three Tides will be presented by Hillytown.com and feature Mango Floss and Vistas.

Passes are $18 in advance, $9 children 12 and under, free to children 5 and under. Advance passes may be purchased online at http://www.freerangemusicfestival.com/ and in Belfast at The Green Store and Yo Mamma’s Home during business hours. If available, passes will be available for purchase the day of the festival at a cost of $20 at the festival information center. Last year, festival passes sold out. There are more passes available this year, but the number is still limited. Organizers recommend that festival passes be purchased in advance.

This year, the festival will introduce a single show punch card. If space is available at the start of a set, non-pass holders may enter a single performance for $5 at the door. Seating at each venue is limited and seating priority will be given to pass holders.

Festival sponsors are Bangor Savings Bank, ReVision Energy and No Umbrella Media.

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