Thursday, July 19, 2012 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: DRA Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane (Rt 1B/Main Street) , Damariscotta, Maine
For more information: Damariscotta River Association (DRA); 207-563-1393; DamariscottaRiver.org
What: Midcoast Music Fest – David Mallett with Anna Lombard. Maine’s own David Mallett is a folk icon of world renown. In addition to being featured on his fourteen albums, Mallett’s pen has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Pete Seeger, Alison Kraus, Emmylou Harris, Kathy Mattea, John Denver and the Muppets. His tune, The Garden Song, is one of America’s most popular folk songs, having been recorded more than 150 times and sung around the globe. He has toured consistently in folk clubs, concert halls and festivals for thirty years. Opening for Mallett is special guest Anna Lombard. Lombard is former lead singer Gypsy Tailwind.
Where: DRA Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane (Rt 1B/Main Street) Damariscotta
When: July 19, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Tickets: $20 Advance/$25 Door: Online at DamariscottaRiver.org; Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta; and Damariscotta River Association headquarters 110 Belvedere Road in Damariscotta. (Series Tickets for all three shows of the Midcoast Music Fest are just $40 and may be purchased in advance only).
Event: Midcoast Music Fest – at DRA’s Round Top Farm Darrows Barn. The events support the conservation and education work of the Damariscotta River Association. The Damariscotta River Association, a non-profit community-supported land trust has been working since 1973 to preserve and promote the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of the Damariscotta River region.
Three Thursdays in July: 12th – Jason Spooner Trio (with The New Rangers); 19th – David Mallett (with Anna & The Diggs); 26th – The Boneheads (with Bruce Hardina). Space is limited. The Darrows Barn offers superb acoustics as well as cover from rain and sun, while maintaining a strong connection to the outdoors. Huge barn doors backed by screening open wide to allow in cool evening air from the Damariscotta River while keeping out the bugs. No ordinary hay barn, performers and audiences from around the world seek out the Darrows Barn at Round Top for its exceptional acoustics and warm ambiance. Excellent and affordable food, wine, and local beer will be available a la carte at all performances, offered by three of Damariscotta’s favorite restaurants, along with fresh-shucked oysters from the Damariscotta River. Damariscotta River Grill will lead off with the Jason Spooner show on July 12, followed by The Newcastle Publick House for the David Mallett performance on July 19, and King Eider’s Pub on July 26 for The Boneheads.