Bold Coast Sea and Sky Festival

Mark your calendars!

The 4th Annual Bold Coast Sea & Sky Festival will take place in Machias, Maine July 19th and 20th, 2019, presented by Pat’s Pizza in Machias and the Machias Rotary Club.

2019 Schedule

(Subject to change)

Friday Night

  • 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Music
    • 6:00 PM Milk & Honey Rebellion
    • 8:00 PM Economy Studs
  • Laser Tag runs during the music.

Saturday

  • 7:00 AM – 10 AM Pancake Breakfast at Centre Street Church
    • $10 for adults $5 for kids 12 and under. Pancakes, sausage,                  orange juice and coffee.
  • All proceeds to benefit Porter Memorial Library.
  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Airport Fly-In
  • 9:00 AM Kids Road Race (Wesley Foundation)
    • Begins near Dunkin’ Donuts
    • Sign up 8:30AM
  • 10:00 AM Easter Egg Hunt
  • 9:00 AM – 5:00PM Motorcycle Road Race
  • 10:30 AM Kites begin
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Go Fly a Drone
  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Touch Tank
  • 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM Kids Area
  • 11:00 Am – 3:00 PM Live Music
    • Larry Sheppard
    • Colie Brice
    • Duane Ingalls
    • Melissa Cushing
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Chalk Art – Pellon Center Parking Lot
  • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Wine Tasting at the French Cellar
  • 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM Music
    • 5:00 PM The From Aways
    • 7:00 PM Pitch Black Ribbons
    • 9:00 PM Lost Cat and The River City Rat



Margaretta Days Festival – Machias

June 14, 2019

Celebrating the American Revolution Downeast, specifically the Battle of the Margaretta – First Naval Battle of the Am Revolution and beginning of the US Merchant Marines – and the Battle of the Rim, when the British returned for revenge and were repulsed by the cooperation of the Patriots and their allies: the Passamaquoddy, Maliseets, and Penobscots.

Basically we take you back in time, to life in 1770’s. It’s free, fun, handicapped-accessible and educational for all ages. Held at the University of Maine at Machias, history comes alive with an encampment of reenactors, Native Americans, musicians, trappers, timber framers, blacksmiths, weavers etc.

Taste the food, enjoy the music and dance. Meet some of the leaders in the Am Rev Downeast and hear their stories. There are games for children and adults. Area historical societies are on hand to assist with family genealogy. Last, but not least, you can shop our contemporary artists and crafters.

In 2010 the festival was named one of the top 20 festivals in Maine. In 2015 the US Navy Band Northeast Pops Ensemble of Rhode Island gave a concert. In 2016 the National Sons of the American Revolution declared the festival as an event for which their members could earn points for their silver medal by attending. In 2017 descendants of key figures in the Battle of the Rim 240 years earlier attended and were honored. The Passamaquoddy Huntley Brook Singers and Drummers performed that year.



Whiskey Bent- Free Concert – Milbridge Theatre Outdoor Stage

MILBRIDGE THEATRE OUTDOOR STAGE CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT!
SEASON OPENING NIGHT- FRIDAY JUNE 14
Friday Night Live! – Whiskey Bent – Free to the Public
Join us for an evening of fantastic music and dancing as the Whiskey Bent band returns to the Milbridge Theatre Outdoor Stage! They were extremely popular at our outdoor stage for Milbridge Days, and we are delighted to have them return to open up our Friday Night Live season. Featuring John Brooks, Lisa Overlock, Buzz Overlock, and Katie Higgins, these seasoned musicians love traditional country music and are known for their excellent harmony. As members of the Maine Academy of Country Music, the band was nominated in 2018 for best vocal group of the year, and band member Lisa Overlook won for best female vocalist of the year.

*All summer performances are FREE to the public. Open House starts at 5:30pm and music begins at 6:30pm (Rain date for each performance will be Sunday).
*Enjoy refreshments/snacks by donation, and bring a chair to enjoy the evening with us!
*The Milbridge Theatre Outdoor Stage is located in the heart of downtown Milbridge.

*Hosted by Gateway Milbridge & the Milbridge Theatre Project.




Minor Characters- Free Concert – Milbridge Theatre Oudoor Stage

Friday Night Live! – Minor Characters Band – Friday, June 21st
Join us for an evening of fantastic music with the Minor Characters Band, live on the Milbridge Theatre Outdoor Stage! With guitar, accordion, fiddle, drums and more, this lively band will bring a combination jazz, swing, and gypsy music with the intention of creating joy, fund, and beauty through their playing!

*All summer performances are FREE to the public. Open House starts at 5:30pm and music begins at 6:30pm (Rain date for each performance will be Sunday).
*Enjoy refreshments/snacks by donation, and bring a chair to enjoy the evening with us!
*The Milbridge Theatre Outdoor Stage is located in the heart of downtown Milbridge.

*Hosted by Gateway Milbridge & the Milbridge Theatre Project.




Fremont Street String Band – Milbridge Theatre Outdoor Stage

MILBRIDGE THEATRE OUTDOOR STAGE CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT!
Friday Night Live! – Fremont Street String Band – Friday, June 28
Join us for an evening of fantastic FREE live music as the Fremont Street Sring Band returns to the Milbridge Theatre Outdoor Stage! They were extremely popular at our outdoor stage last summer, and we are delighted to have them return this year to perform some classic favorites along with songs from their amazing album, “Dirigo.”

*All summer performances are FREE to the public. Open House starts at 5:30pm and music begins at 6:30pm (Rain date for each performance will be Sunday).
*Enjoy refreshments/snacks by donation, and bring a chair to enjoy the evening with us!
*The Milbridge Theatre Outdoor Stage is located in the heart of downtown Milbridge.

*Hosted by Gateway Milbridge & the Milbridge Theatre Project.




The Dogs – Free Concert- Milbridge Theatre Outdoor Stage

Friday Night Live! – The Dogs – Friday, July 12
Join us for an evening of fantastic, FREE live music with a great regional band, “The Dogs” performing live at the Milbridge Theatre Outdoor Stage!
Honored this year as one of Maine’s top acts, The Dogs are a dynamic, 5 member regional club/festival band playing all genres of popular music spanning the decades. Popular across the state, the band is fronted by Cheryl Oliver, of Hampden, who will captivate you with her beautiful voice and charm while making your mid-summer evening a true listening pleasure. Bass guitarist and business manager, Walter Stanley, is a Narraguagus H.S. graduate and native of Harrington. This show is certain to be one of our summer highlights and will have you on your feet and dancing both classic and recent favorites!

*All summer performances are FREE to the public. Open House starts at 5:30pm and music begins at 6:30pm (Rain date for each performance will be Sunday).
*Enjoy refreshments/snacks by donation, and bring a chair to enjoy the evening with us!
*The Milbridge Theatre Outdoor Stage is located in the heart of downtown Milbridge.
*Hosted by Gateway Milbridge & the Milbridge Theatre Project




Street Dance – Milbridge

Help to revitalize the town of Milbridge, Maine.
Rain Date: Sunday August 11th




Free Concert- featuring Whiskey Bent – Milbridge Theatre Stage

Live Concert- Milbridge Theatre Outdoor Stage- Featuring, Whiskey Bent
Milbridge Days – Saturday, July 27, 11:45am-1pm (following the parade)

Join us for a fantastic FREE concert as Whiskey Bent returns to the Milbridge Theatre Outdoor Stage for Milbridge Days! They were extremely popular at our outdoor stage for Milbridge Days last year, and we are delighted to have them this year! Featuring John Brooks, Lisa Overlock, Buzz Overlock, and Katie Higgins, these seasoned musicians love traditional country music and are known for their excellent harmony. As members of the Maine Academy of Country Music, the band was nominated in 2018 for best vocal group of the year, and band member Lisa Overlook won for best female vocalist of the year.
Bring a chair, and enjoy the music with us!
*Hosted by Gateway Milbridge & the Milbridge Theatre Project.




New Shades of Blue-Free Concert-Milbridge Theatre Outdoor Stage

Friday Night Live! – New Shades of Blue – Friday, July 19
Join us for an evening of fantastic FREE live music as New Shades of Blue return to the Milbridge Theatre Outdoor Stage! They were extremely popular at our outdoor stage last summer, and we are delighted to have this fantastic jazz quarter return this year to perform many well-known standards, favorites from the Great American Song Book, along with some of their own compositions.

The members of New Shades of Blue began playing together over 20 years ago when they met as students of the University of Maine at Augusta’s Jazz and Contemporary Music program. They continued to perform together in various groups until the band was formed in its present configuration in 2008. Since then, Shades of Blue has enjoyed an extensive playing schedule in mid-coast and Downeast, Maine, pleasing audiences with an eclectic mix of old time favorites, blues, and original compositions.

The group’s leaders are Juliane Gardner and Chris Poulin.

Juliane Gardner began singing for large audiences at the age of five, performing in musicals with Cold Comfort Productions for twelve years. She started performing in bands as a teenager and then studied jazz vocals and piano at UMA. At a very early age she began listening to and eventually emulating jazz greats such as Carmen McRae, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Lambert Hendricks, and Ross, and Thelonious Monk. Juliane is also influenced by singer/songwriters such as Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, Patty Griffith, Jack Johnson, and James Taylor. The mixing of these two aesthetics is evidenced by her critically acclaimed albums Pack Saddle Road (2003), and You’ll Find it When You’re Not Looking (2009). Her 2007 composition “Love and Comforting” was selected for inclusion in the nationally syndicated ABC TV series, Men in Trees in the spring of 2008.

Chris Poulin began playing guitar at the age of 9. At this young age, he wore out the needle on his first record player while listening to the Beatles. Chris went on to get a Bachelor’s degree in jazz from UMA, and a Master’s degree in jazz and classical guitar. Chris has been a composer and a performer for 20 years in numerous jazz, blues, funk, and reggae groups. He has performed with jazz artists such as Kenny Burrell, Sean Jones, Bob Moses, James Weidman, and Deborah Davis. Recently, Chris headlined the Hope Jazz Festival with the Pavvo Carey Quartet. Chris’s influences include Wes Montgomery, B.B. King, Chet Baker, Nat King Cole, and Bob Marley.

*All summer performances are FREE to the public. Open House starts at 5:30pm and music begins at 6:30pm (Rain date for each performance will be Sunday).
*Enjoy refreshments/snacks by donation, and bring a chair to enjoy the evening with us!
*The Milbridge Theatre Outdoor Stage is located in the heart of downtown Milbridge.
*Hosted by Gateway Milbridge & the Milbridge Theatre Project.




DownEast Salmon Federation Annual Smelt Fry & 2019 Year of the Salmon Celebration

Mark your calendars and come join us for a day of fisheries fun! This year we are excited to also be celebrating the International Year of the Salmon, a worldwide, year-long celebration of salmon and people.

Over the years, these festivities have grown from a small community potluck centered on the commercial smelt harvest to a well-known regional event serving 500+ guests. This year the event will be held on Saturday, April 13th from 11am until 4pm. Throughout downtown Columbia Falls, there will be activities and displays that feature the inspiring fisheries and conservation work of DSF and their partners. All of the DSF venues are within a ¼ mile radius of downtown Columbia Falls and transportation between sites is available. This is truly a family-friendly event!

The Annual Smelt Fry is a wonderful way to welcome spring. Come learn what projects are happening within the fisheries and about DSF’s regional involvement. Local foods will be featured with smelts, alewives, and mackerel being smoked at the DSF smoker, venison stew, a seasonal fried smelt dinner and dessert made with local blueberries at the Wreaths Across America gym.

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We hope you can join us for our annual Smelt Fry & 2019 Year of the Salmon celebration!

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