Free Range Music Festival in Belfast on April 27th

Thirty four acts to converge in small coastal Maine town for annual celebration of original music:  Free Range Music Festival in Belfast on April 27th (Belfast, ME) – On Saturday, April 27th, music enthusiasts will converge in downtown Belfast, Maine for the 4th annual Free Range Music Festival.  A celebration of original music, this year’s […]

Thirty four acts to converge in small coastal Maine town for annual celebration of original music:  Free Range Music Festival in Belfast on April 27th

(Belfast, ME) – On Saturday, April 27th, music enthusiasts will converge in downtown Belfast, Maine for the 4th annual Free Range Music Festival.  A celebration of original music, this year’s festival will feature thirty four acts, representing a range of genres, from all over Maine, New England, and the world.
Performers will include O’Death (NYC/Maine), Gordon Bok (Camden, ME), Josephine Foster (Spain), Ava Luna (Brooklyn, NY), Anders and Kendall (VT & NY), Samara Lubelski (NYC), P.G. Six (NYC, NY), Waylon Speed (Burlington, VT), Marissa Nadler (Boston, MA), Olas (Portland, ME), CSC Funk (Brooklyn, NY), Blind Owl Band (Saranac lake, NY), Jack Grelle (St Louis, MO), Ghost of Paul Revere (Portland, ME), Edith & Bennett (Waldo County, ME), Leapling (Brooklyn, NY), Alhan Middle Eastern Music Ensemble (Maine), Burst & Bloom Family Revue (Portsmouth, NH), Herbcraft (Maine), Endless Jags (Portland, ME), Assembly of Light Choir (Providence, RI), Mount Sharp (Brooklyn, NY), Leaves Leaves (Portland, ME), The Hips (Midcoast, ME), Pete Witham & The Cozmik Zombies (Portland, ME), Blue Northern (Midcoast, ME), Spires the in the Sunset Rise (Chicago, IL), Chamberlain (Bangor, ME), Mister Moon (Swanville & Palermo, Maine), Ethan Andrews (Belfast, ME), Video Nasties (Portland, ME), Hammer of Hathor (Unity, ME), Tremolino (Waldo County, ME), Clio & Chloe (Midcoast, ME).

Performances will take place from morning until night across multiple venues in the downtown area including the Colonial Theatre, Waterfall Arts, Aarhus Gallery, the American Legion Hall, First Church, Chases Daily, Myns on Market, The Belfast Free Library and Three Tides.

On Friday, April 26th, there will be a kick-off party featuring alt-comedy troupe Her Majesty’s Cabaret and The Blind Owl Band at the American Legion Hall starting at 7:30PM.

Full Weekend passes are $25 in advance and include the kick-off party on Friday, April 26th.  The advance price for Saturday Only Passes is $20. If available, Saturday passes will be on sale at the festival Info Center on the day of the event for $25.  The Info Center will be located at the Our Town Belfast office at 171 High Street and will be open from 10:00AM to 8:30PM. The walk up cost for the kick-off party on Friday, April 26 will be $10.  Discounted passes for kids 12 and under are $10 and are available for Saturday only.

Passes for the 2013 Free Range Music Festival are now on sale through the festival’s website: www.freerangemusicfestival.com.  Passes can also be purchased locally at the Belfast Co-op, located at 123 High Street in downtown Belfast, through close on Friday, April 26.

For more information about the Free Range Music Festival, including lineup, band bios, schedule and more, visit www.freerangemusicfestival.com.

Community Radio station WERU FM will be hosting their annual Spring Fling Record and Gear sale at the Belfast Boat House from 10am to 3pm during the festival.  Stop by to peruse (and purchase) used records, CDs and instruments, all accompanied by WERU DJs live and on the premises.

Since it’s conception in 2010, the Free Range Music Festival has hosted 125 local, regional and nationally touring acts.  Past performers have included The What Cheer? Brigade (2012), Lady Lamb the Beekeeper (2010), The David Wax Museum (2010), Michael Hurley (2011), Spirit Family Reunion (2012), Brown Bird (2010), Grass Widow (2011), Jazz Mandolin Project (2010), The Toughcats (2011), and more.

The 2013 Free Range Music Festival is presented in partnership with Waterfall Arts, a 501(c)3 non profit community arts center with a global view, devoted to creating community in harmony with nature through the transformative power of the arts. The 2013 Festival Website design was funded by a grant from the Maine Community Foundation’s Waldo County Fund.  Additional funding for the event is being generously provided by local business and community sponsors.

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