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Special beer sales at festival will benefit bike tour|

ORONO, Maine — The Family Dog’s Music and Beer Festival will be a mix of brew, bands and bikes

The event will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Municipal Parking Lot behind Orono Town Hall.

The band lineup will feature:

• The Crown Vics, whose music honors the era of Carl Perkins, which encompasses rock and roll, music of the 1950s, will play from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Band members are Drew Myers, Gordon Fellis, Steve Peer and Frank Schwartz.

• Stream Reggae, whose original compositions echo the heart and soul of the Caribbean with deep roots reggae, soca, dancehall and zouk styles. They will be on stage 4:30-7:30 p.m.

• The Gawler Family, a folk singing, banjo playing, contra dance calling family of five. They will play 7:30-9:30  p.m.

Attendees will find plenty of food to spice up the event, including lobster rolls, pulled island chicken with a pineapple barbecue sauce,Creole seasoned pulled pork sandwich, marinated portabella cap served with black bean and corn salsa, corn on the cob and other traditional side dishes.

The Family Dog will showcase Black Bear Brewing microbeers including the BikeMaine American Brown, brewed especially for the festival, and available only at the festival, Black Bear Brewing’s Tap Room and The Family Dog Restaurant in Orono.

A portion of every sale of American Brown Ale will benefit the in augural BikeMaine event, a weeklong 400-mile bike tour of the region, which starts and finishes in Orono. Host communities will be Orono, Dover-Foxcroft, Belfast, Castine, Bar Harbor and Camp Jordan in Ellsworth. Riders will camp in the host communities where community organizations will provide meals prepared with fresh, locally sourced food.

Organizers said the ride is fully supported by mechanics rest stops and rider support vehicles. For information, go to

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