BELFAST, Maine — Hundreds of music lovers converged on Belfast on Saturday to enjoy the first-ever Free Range Music Festival taking place at venues throughout downtown.
More than two-dozen bands and performers are participating in the festival, which continues into Saturday night. While all of the all-access tickets have been sold out, festival organizers said some individual venues on Saturday afternoon were still selling $5 tickets at the door for particular shows, if there was excess capacity.
“The weather is amazing, the music has been awesome and these bands are just so good,” said Bub Fournier who, along with his wife, Meg, has been working since January to organize the festival. The Fourniers’ shop, Roots & Tendrils, is one of the half-dozen performance locations.
The festival includes both local artists and performers from across the country. The anticipated feature act is The Jazz Mandolin Project, which includes a member of the band Phish. That show, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Hall, is expected to be sold out.
For more information on the Belfast Free Range Music Festival, go to http://freerangemusicfestival.com/