COLUMBIA FALLS, ME, JULY 4, 2012: Nashville recording artist Jason Sturgeon has been announced as the headlining artist for Down East Country Fest, presented by Machias Savings Bank. The event will take place on Saturday, July 21, at the Columbia Falls Gymnasium in Columbia Falls.
Sturgeon has accomplished several hits on the country charts, including, the #1 hit “Time Bomb”, “Simple Life”, “The Cover”, and “Rollin’ On”. He is currently signed to the record label ToolPusher and is touring nationally.
Caleb Paul, founder and promoter of Down East Country Fest, explains, “It is rare that Down East Maine has the opportunity to welcome a music star of Jason Sturgeon’s caliber. We are honored that he will be headlining what will be an amazing evenin’ of music!”
Also performing will be Boston’s Shannon Selig, who grew up in Maine and was recently named Maine’s “The Voice” by WCSH 6. Selig was named the 2011 Female Vocalist of the Year at the New England Country Music Awards.
Schenectady New York’s “Whiskey Project” will be performing in support of their latest album, “Angel’s Share”.
Now in its third year, Down East Country Fest, Presented by Machias Savings Bank, is an annual music event. It features a variety of music, including country, blues, bluegrass, and Americana. Past performers have included Michael Peterson, Maine-native Johnny Hiland, and Andy Griggs.
Advance tickets start at only $10. The event will be BYOB and attendees must be 21 years of age or older, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. More information on Down East Country Fest, including tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and updates, is available at www.downeastcountryfest.com .