Music, concerts and live bands


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 Don Tenney 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.

BSO season finale to feature original work by Music Director and Conductor Lucas Richman

on April 27, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.
 Maine-ly Harmony officers, l-r, Cathy Anderson, BJ Pellett, Janet Dunham, Candace Pepin, Betty Every and LouAnn Mossler.

Maine-ly Harmony women’s barbershop chorus elects officers

on April 19, 2017, at 5:21 p.m.

‘At the Piano, with Friends’ classical music at Dover-Foxcroft church

on April 19, 2017, at 3:53 p.m.

‘At the Piano, with Friends’ concert April 28 in Pittsfield

on April 12, 2017, at 3:33 p.m.
Jon Fishman, drummer for Phish, performs on stage at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion on July 3, 2013.

Inspired by Bernie Sanders, Phish drummer runs for local office in Lincolnville

By Nick McCrea on April 12, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Jonathan Fishman, the drummer for Phish and side project Touchpants, has decided to have a go at public office.

Classical music concert at Sangerville church

on April 04, 2017, at 12:41 p.m.