Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket band coming to COA Jan. 12

Posted Jan. 04, 2013, at 1:22 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Location: College of the Atlantic - Gates Community Center, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine

For more information: Lauren Rupp; 207-288-5015;

BAR HARBOR, ME—Boston-based Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket is coming to College of the Atlantic’s Gates Community Center Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. The energetic, rhythmic band has been described as “Parliament-Funkadelic meets Aretha Franklin at a Jay-Z concert.” The vibrant horns, soulful singing and powerful rhythms of Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket are expected to bring everyone onto the dance floor in a frenzy of movement. Tickets are $10, and available at the door.

The tight, 11-piece band combines seventies funk and soul music with a touch of both Latin rhythms and hip hop. Fueled by a propulsive rhythm section and led by the powerful vocals of front woman Sarah “Lil’ Shrimp” Seminski, Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket has been energizing crowds in Boston and the northeast since its debut in 2010. The band has appeared with Tracy Bonham, Onyx, 420 Funk Mob featuring George Clinton and members of the Parliament Funkadelic and other national and international groups.

Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket has been featured on the New England news channel, among other regional media outlets, as well as numerous New England music festivals.

For more on the Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket band, visit their website at For more on the performance on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. in COA’s Gates Community Center, contact Lauren Rupp at, or 207-288-5015.

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