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Monday Music at Tidal Falls Preserve to feature Chris Ross

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 2:34 p.m.
HANCOCK, Maine — Monday Music at Tidal Falls Preserve will feature Chris Ross at 6:30 p.m. July 28. Bring your own picnic or visit Me &Ben’s food cart. The Free Monday Music series is sponsored by Frenchman Bay Conservancy. All concerts are weather permitting. Cancellations and announcements are posted on Facebook. This post was contributed by …
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Lawn concerts continue at Rockport Masonic Center

By jsukeforth on July 21, 2014, at 9:47 a.m.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Rockport Masonic Center, 361 Main Street, Rockport, Maine For more information: 207-691-2270 ROCKPORT, Maine — Conductor Marlene Hall brings the Bay Winds North Ensemble to the Rockport Masonic Center lawn concert series this Wednesday, July 23rd, beginning at 6 p.m. …

Lionel Ferbos, New Orleans’ oldest jazz musician, dies at 103

By Reuters on July 19, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.
Trumpeter Lionel Ferbos, New Orleans’ oldest jazz musician, died on Saturday days after his 103rd birthday, local media reported. Ferbos stayed active long after reaching 100 and last performed in public in March, CBS affiliate WWL-TV reported. Asked if he had any advice for young musicians, he told WWL in …
Sarah McLachlan laughs with bandmates during her show at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion on Friday in Bangor.

Mystery, heartbreak and humor as Sarah McLachlan performs on Bangor Waterfront

By Emily Burnham on July 18, 2014, at 10:25 p.m.
It was a soft, balmy night along the Penobscot River, and it was a romantic, emotional, earnestly performed concert at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, as Sarah McLachlan, the multiple Grammy Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter played songs from her eight studio albums, which span more than 25 years. McLachlan, who this year …
The E.& G.G. Hook organ, Opus 288, in St. John Catholic Church in Bangor will be featured this summer during the 22nd Summer Recital Series. The free concerts are held at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 28.

German organist to kick off 22nd recital series at St. John’s in Bangor

By Judy Harrison on July 17, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The 22nd Summer Recital Series sponsored by St. John’s Organ Society will begin Thursday, July 24, with a performance by German organist Rudolf Innig at St. John Catholic Church, 207 York St. Innig will perform the music of J.S. Bach, Horatio Parker, Felix Mendelssohn, and Josef Rheinberger …
Legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter performs at the Valencia Jazz Festival in 2008.

Blues legend Johnny Winter, who was scheduled to headline Maine Lobster Fest, dies in Switzerland

By Danielle Walczak, BDN Staff on July 17, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
Blues singer, guitarist and music producer Johnny Winter died Wednesday at age 70, a representative for the performer confirmed Thursday. Winter and his band — the aptly named Johnny Winter Band — were set to headline the Maine Lobster Festival on Aug. 2. “The Maine Lobster Festival is deeply sorry …
 Kahbang posters line shop windows in downtown Bangor. After five years of the festival in Bangor, Kahbang has announced that it will be moving to Portland, Maine.

KahBang Festival to move from Bangor to Portland

By Emily Burnham on July 17, 2014, at 1:34 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — With just three weeks before major performers including DMX and St. Vincent are scheduled to take the main stage at the annual KahBang Festival, organizers confirmed Thursday that a last-minute venue change will take the festival more than two hours south. KahBang Festival organizers told the Bangor …
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SummerKeys presents Memorial Concert for George Lelievre

By Sue Sage on July 17, 2014, at 7:03 a.m.
George Lelievre (May 19, 1932 – March 15, 2014) Memorial Concert in Lubec Born in Fall River, MA, the 10th of 12 children, George Lelievre (his mother said she’d run out of middle names) was asked to stand in the back and mouth the words during music class. And George …
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Concert ~ Barnaby Bright with Opener Liz Longley

By Kerry Hadley on July 16, 2014, at 12:25 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Location: Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St, Camden, Maine For more information: 207-2367963; Nathan and Rebecca Bliss, the voices and the brains behind Barnaby Bright, are truly the modern day traveling troubadours, averaging roughly 200 shows and 40,000 miles traveled …
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Concert ~ Iris Dement

By Kerry Hadley on July 16, 2014, at 12:20 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Location: Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St, Camden, Maine For more information: 207-2367963; To celebrate the 120th Anniversary Year of the Camden Opera House we will be inviting back a few of the ‘Best of the Best’ artists who have …
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10th annual peace fair Aug. 2 in Brunswick

Bangor Daily News on July 16, 2014, at 10:27 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Brunswick Green, Downtown Brunswick, Brunswick BRUNSWICK, Maine — The 10th annual Peace Fair will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, on the Brunswick Green. The Fair begins at 10 a.m. led by local young activists. Ranging in age …
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Gospel concert at Messiah Baptist Church

Bangor Daily News on July 16, 2014, at 7:48 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Dartts, a family gospel group, will be presenting a gospel concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Messiah Baptist Church, 985 Union St. Tracy Dartt, has written hundreds of gospel songs, his best known, “God on the Mountain.” You are invited to see and hear the Dartts in concert.  …

New music including Bat For Lashes, Death From Above 1979, Interpol and King Tuff on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on July 15, 2014, at 9:33 a.m.
I premiered new tracks from Yelle, Jenny Lewis and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu on this week's episode, while the retro alternative set features punk and glam rock from the mid-'70s.
James Taylor and his All-Star Band performed at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Sunday night.

44 years after his first show in Bangor, James Taylor performs at Cross Insurance Center

By Emily Burnham on July 13, 2014, at 9:32 p.m.
It was 44 years ago, in 1970, that James Taylor last played in Bangor. It was at the old Bangor Auditorium, on a double bill with Carole King. Four and a half decades after that concert, Taylor finally returned to Bangor for a nearly sold-out show at the Cross Insurance …

Queens of the Stone Age deliver prime rock ‘n’ roll at Cross Insurance Center

By Emily Burnham on July 13, 2014, at 5:54 a.m.
“You’re the little audience that could, huh?” said Josh Homme, lead singer-songwriter and guitarist for Queens of the Stone Age, the five-man rock ‘n’ roll band that played Saturday night in Bangor. No, there wasn’t a sold out crowd — the 6,000 capacity Cross Insurance Center was maybe one-third full. …
Volunteers with the bucket brigade walk around collecting donations during the 2013 American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront.

Bangor’s Folk Festival seeks volunteers for 13th edition

on July 10, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Volunteers are still needed for the American Folk Festival, planned for August 22-24 at the Bangor Waterfront. The event, which typically brings about 90,000 visitors to the waterfront for three days of multicultural music, is expecting more attendees this year — its 13th year. The site services …
Brandon Aull, a graduate of Thornton Academy and current student at the New England School of Communications in Bangor, is scheduled to open for Snoop Dogg during his Portland show this week.

Maine performers to take the stage with Snoop Dogg in Portland

By Seth Koenig on July 08, 2014, at 1:14 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Before Snoop Dogg — he of the 30 million album sales and almost as many monikers — takes the stage in Portland on Thursday, two of the state’s top performers will do so first. If there are Maine music fans who don’t yet know Wells rapper Cam …

New music including Bon Iver, Spoon and Manic Street Preachers on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on July 08, 2014, at 9:24 a.m.
New tracks from Alt-J and Laura Welsh debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on the tail-end of the '90s Britpop era.
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The Balsam Valley Amphitheater before the weather events of July 4.

Downeast amphitheater destroyed by storm, to be rebuilt

By Jill Marston on July 07, 2014, at 3:23 p.m.
COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine – Balsam Valley Amphitheater took the brunt of Maine’s July 4 storm, as the winds destroyed tents, equipment and even closed the entrance on Route One when power lines were knocked down because of the high winds. Despite the devastation, the John Michael Montgomery Show (originally scheduled for …
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Formed in 2013, the genre-defying Bohemian Trio is a contemporary music ensemble based in New York City.

Cuban musician Yosvany Terry to perform in Stonington

Bangor Daily News on July 07, 2014, at 2:31 p.m.
STONINGTON, Maine — Acclaimed international touring star Yosvany Terry will make a one night stop in Maine at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the Burnt Cove Church, 17 Airport Road, as part of Opera House Arts’ Chamber at the Church Series. Terry, a reed and chekere player known primarily …
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