Music, concerts and live bands

BANGOR, Maine -- 07/22/2017 - Skillet fans rock out during the fifth annual Rise Above Fest at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor Saturday. The two-day event benefits Suicide Awareness Voices of Education. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Rise Above Fest draws crowds to Bangor Waterfront

on July 23, 2017, at 9:26 p.m.
It was a night for old rockers and the fans who love them when Cyndi Lauper and Rod Stewart came to Bangor.

Here’s to old rock stars and the fans who love them

By Julia Bayly on July 21, 2017, at 9:59 a.m.
When it comes to getting down with their favorite rock icons, today’s Baby Boomers are totally up for it.
Chester Bennington of the band Linkin Park performs during the second day of the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada September 22, 2012.

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington dead at age 41

By Elahe Izadi, Washington Post on July 20, 2017, at 3:25 p.m.
Chester Bennington, the lead vocalist of rock band Linkin Park, was found dead in a Southern California home Thursday.

Bangor Band moves July 18 concert indoors

on July 18, 2017, at 4:53 p.m.

Singer R. Kelly denies BuzzFeed article accusing him of ‘cult’

By Reuters on July 18, 2017, at 7:16 a.m.
Singer R. Kelly on Monday denied an article by U.S. media outlet BuzzFeed News that he was keeping a household of young women in a “cult” atmosphere.
Beyonce performs at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, Feb. 12, 2017.

Beyonce posts first pictures of twins on Instagram

By Reuters on July 14, 2017, at 10:12 a.m.
Pop star Beyonce posted the pictures of her twins, Sir Carter and Rumi, in an Instagram post on Friday, in her first public acknowledgement of their birth.

Bar Harbor Music Festival through July at Belfast Stagehouse

on July 05, 2017, at 4:34 p.m.
Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles arrive at the Costume Institute Benefit Met Gala on May 4, 2014 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Jay Z released his new album, "4:44," June 30.

Jay Z addresses infidelity, newborn twins in ‘4:44’ album

By Piya Sinha-Roy, Reuters on June 30, 2017, at 12:56 p.m.
Rapper Jay Z let his music do the talking with his new album “4:44” Friday as he addressed cheating on his wife Beyonce, the birth of his twins and this year’s Oscars best picture.

FREE Public Lawn Concert at Rockport Masonic Center

By jsukeforth on June 29, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.

Live Jazz for Charity with The Daryl Rhodes Trio on July 29

on June 28, 2017, at 12:14 p.m.
Blues singer Sister Monica Parker plays a gospel set on the Bangor Daily News Railroad Stage during the 2013 American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront.

Despite debts, American Folk Festival signs five-year contract with Bangor

By Danielle McLean on June 15, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
The American Folk Festival has signed a new contract with Bangor, allowing the annual weekend-long event to keep returning to the waterfront.

The Jacob Smalley Band performance at Bangor church

on June 08, 2017, at 11:23 a.m.

An Afternoon of (mostly) French Music

By castinearts on June 05, 2017, at 9:48 a.m.
Justin Bieber is featured on the No. 1 track from Luis Fonsi, "Despacito."

America’s No. 1 song isn’t in English, which doesn’t happen often

By Philip Bump, Washington Post on June 03, 2017, at 11:48 a.m.
For the second week in a row, the song that’s sitting atop the Billboard Hot 100 list is “Despacito,” a Spanish-language track by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, with an assist from Canadian boy Justin Bieber.
Tool lead singer Maynard James Keenan performs during their show at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor Saturday.

Thousands drawn to Bangor to see Tool, first Waterfront Concert of season

By Emily Burnham on May 27, 2017, at 7:45 p.m.
Steve Weston Conducts Midcoast Community Chorus.

Midcoast Community Chorus June concert to ‘Lift Us Up’ for Meals on Wheels

on May 16, 2017, at 4:32 p.m.

Opera House Arts presents Traveling Sounds of Noree Performing Arts at Stonington Opera House

on May 16, 2017, at 3:47 p.m.

Mount View High School Chamber Singers to perform in Lincolnville Center

on May 16, 2017, at 12:50 p.m.
Lucas Richman conducting the Bangor Symphony Orchestra

BSO feast of music leaves audience satiated, satisfied

By Judy Harrison on May 10, 2017, at 4:13 p.m.
Richman has successfully transformed what for more than 100 years was a community orchestra into a professional one.
Aaron Robinson sits at his harpsichord in his Alna home on April 14. The harpsichord has a picture of Leonard Bernstein on it.

Maine composer uses music as ‘our reply to violence’

By Abigail Adams, Lincoln County News on April 30, 2017, at 11:32 a.m.
Alna composer Aaron Robinson didn’t have a personal connection to the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris that left 130 dead and 368 wounded. But the words of a witness who said “I’m numb with sorrow” triggered something in him.