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The band has opened for Red Molly and David Dodson; performed at the Bronze-Wound Showcase at the International Bluegrass Association Conference in Raleigh, NC; the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Special band competition; Joe Val and Jenny Brook showcases; and performed on the main stage at Bluegrass on the Bogs and the North Branch Bluegrass Festival. In August 2016, the band won 2nd place in Billy’s Belly Bluegrass Competition.
The band released their first CD, “Ulysses on the Highway” in April 2015 with 11 original songs and one cover. Their Kickstarter-funded second album, “Strong Black Coffee” containing a mix of 14 originals, covers and medleys was released in June 2016. They are currently working on a 5 song EP to be released in the spring of 2018 and their next full-length album in fall 2018.Find out more »
The cast includes Eric Sanders as Harold Hill, Maggie Machaiek as Marian, Chip Curry as Mayor George Shinn, Christi Goosman as Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, Mark Durbin as Marcellus Washburn, Gabrielle Schachtner as Zaneeta Shinn, Carlton Smith as Mrs. Paroo, Abigail Donnelly as Tommy Dijalas, Gemma Bradney as Amaryllis, and Kai Kutsy-Durbin as Winthrop. Dozens of townspeople of all ages, salesmen, school board members, and pick-a-little ladies round out this strong musical ensemble.
The play is directed by Michael Switzer, with music direction by John Cameron, choreography by Judi Erikson and Amy Schachtner, set design by Gary Hinte, costume design by Erica Rubin Irish, and poster design by Erik Perkins. Photo by Amy Schachtner.Find out more »
Mondaynite Jazz Band is one of the most popular Jazz Bands in Central Maine and a favorite at Summer Nights concerts. Bring your chairs, children, picnics and dancing feet and join us for a fun evening on the corner of High and Maine Street in Belfast!! For more information call: 322-7123Find out more »
Renowned American concert pianist Christopher Johnson at the Belfast Free Library on Friday, July 20th at 7:30 p.m. Johnson has appeared extensively in recital, on radio and TV, as soloist with orchestras, and in chamber ensembles throughout the United States, Canada, Central and South America, and Europe. Johnson’s charming repartee with each audience makes his music accessible and enjoyable. The Belfast Creative Coalition in collaboration with the 52nd Bar Harbor Music Festival is bringing three classical music performances, for the…Find out more »
The Ardelia Trio returns on Sunday, July 22 at 4:00 p.m. for the final event bringing their dynamic presence to the Gammans Room at the Belfast Free Library. Forged with a common commitment to presenting innovative and engaging interactive concerts, Janey Choi violinist, Clara Yang cellist, and Jihea Hong-Park pianist, formed the group after working together in various capacities as performing and teaching artists bringing their thoughtful, yet boldly energetic, interpretations of repertoire ranging from Baroque, through the standard Classical…Find out more »
A week-long dance camp for teens ages 11 & up. Daily classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop and Composition and Choreography in a fun, non-competitive and friendly atmosphere. Learn the discipline of dance while building confidence, self-esteem, positive body awareness and connection with others. The camp is designed for dancers of all levels, and beginners are welcome. The week will culminate in an informal performance on Friday at 3 p.m. Teacher is Sara Melanson. FMI: (207) 338-5380 Register at email@example.comFind out more »
The Belfast Free Library welcomes singer-songwriter Alice Limoges on Monday, July 23rd at 3:30PM. Alice will lead a songwriting workshop for teens as part of the Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program. In this workshop, teens will learn the basics of writing lyrics, chords, & melody, and have the opportunity to perform what they’ve written at an open mic following the class. Alice will also give a short performance of her own music. Recommended for ages 11 and up. Alice Limoges is…Find out more »
Join Noah Fishman and Mia Bertelli for a high-energy folk fusion project of music from around the world. This brand new band will share the stage for a heartfelt, intricate, rhythmic collection of tunes an songs, featuring special guests from near and far. There will be something for everyone, whether you want to dance, hum along or simply listen and enjoy. Bring your picnic, chairs, children and your dancing feet. Please, no dogs in the concert area. For more information call 322-7123Find out more »
This group class is intended for people who want to play with others but need a low key, supportive environment to learn in. Genres to be determined by participants.Find out more »
The Belfast Cohousing community will welcome visitors to see four residential gardens along with vegetable garden beds and a community-supported agriculture plot.Find out more »
On every Fourth Friday, the streets of Belfast are transformed into a whimsical wonderland to celebrate the warm summer evenings. From 5:30 until 8:00 pm you may follow the sound of music, where on any corner a fiddler, crooner or cool jazz soloist will entertain, or across the way a lively dancer will leap and whirl, a persuasive poet will wax eloquent, and perhaps a mime can charm you with silent illusion.
This week The Belfast Creative Coalition is hosting i-Jam Bangor, a family-friendly improvisational interactive comedy jam where people of all skill levels can come together to play improv comedy games, share laughs, and support this performance art in our community.Find out more »
Come on up to see the photos and learn more about Waterfall Arts and its many offerings for all ages.
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Please join us for our 13th annual offering of Women's Works: LOST and FOUND.
We will be exploring the universal journey and our own personal stories of spirituality and finding joy in these times of pain. As always we will explore our intimate stories through movement, sound, music, visual art and lots of breath! We are grateful to share another offering with you all this summer. This offering will be held just 2 evenings this year at the Belfast Dance Studio-- on Friday at 7pm and Sunday at 5pm.Find out more »
Formed in New York City during the summer of 2002, THE WIYOS took their name from the toughest gang to prowl the streets of old New York - The Why'os, circa 1890. They were one of the first "old-timey" bands to emerge on the national scene in the first wave of acoustic bands riding the renewed popularity of early swing jazz, rural folk, old-time blues and Appalachian music. Much of their music is inspired by the early American musical idioms of the 1920s and '30s, but the band has a reputation for gleefully subverting genre distinctions. They seamlessly fuse vintage sounds with the contemporary without sounding forced or affected.Find out more »
Loveen, Cetinje, Montenagro Leap of Faith, a photo exhibit by Courtney Anne Porter will be on display in the Kramer Gallery of the Belfast Free Library for the month of July. The exhibit is based on her two and a half year journey through the former Yugoslavian States and Montenegro. In 2013, Courtney’s husband, Pete, an officer in the Maine National Guard, told her he was going to be assigned for two years at the US Embassy in Podgorica, Montenegro.…Find out more »
Please join us for our 13th annual offering of Women's Works: LOST and FOUND. We will be exploring the universal journey and our own personal stories of spirituality and finding joy in these times of pain. As always we will explore our intimate stories through movement, sound, music, visual art and lots of breath! We are grateful to share another offering with you all this summer...
Our offering is just 2 evening this year; at the Belfast Dance Studio on Friday at 7pm and Sunday at 5pm. There is NO show on Saturday. Please join us as we witness one another in our collective creative work towards bridges, acceptance and LOVE, always love.Find out more »
Each week we paint at a new location: Belfast Harbor, Bayside Village, Private Homes, and downtown Belfast. For more information and to find locations posted each week go to www.susantobeywhite.com July 17, 9-12 July 24, 9-12 July 31, 9-12Find out more »
These innovative farmers sing in fields and are also sought-after internationally touring folk music ambassadors. Their participatory performance is as fun and engaging and as fresh as an ear of corn. Bring your chairs, picnics and children to this fun concert.
Please, no dogs in concert area.
The Stanford gardens, at 1496 Atlantic Avenue (the first driveway on the left after the Little River, heading south on Route One) can be seen Friday August 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. The Belfast Garden Club, which requests a $5 donation per visitor for its scholarship fund, invites suggestions for gardens or farms in Waldo County to include in next year’s Open Garden
Days; e-mail Mark Humphreys ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
The Create Now series is made possible by the generous support of the Waldo County General Hospital and the Waldo County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.Find out more »
ROCK & ROLL CONTRA:
Sun, Oct 7: Caller Rick Mohr w/ John, Paul, Glen & the Ringos.
Support - Our 1st Friday dances are sustained by dancers and by many volunteers who help with setup, cleanup, sweeping, and more. (Let us know if you want to join the team and lend a hand!)
Additional programs beyond first Fridays, what we call BFS Outreach, are funded by a grant from the Maine Expansion Arts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, by a private foundation, and by anonymous donors. To contribute, click the "Donate" button at the bottom of our home page.
Connect! - Stay in touch via mailing list e-news, Facebook, or website: belfastflyingshoes.org.
Box Fans - Bring one, get $1 off.
Clean Shoes - Flying shoes=clean, dry, non-marking.
Disco Ball - See you under it!
With gratitude and dancing joy,
Your BFS Board of DirectorsFind out more »
On Tuesday August 7 th , 6:30 pm the documentary film, The Home Road will be shown at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street. In 1845, 19-year-old Israel Shevenell left his home in Canada and walked nearly 200 miles to Biddeford, Maine. He found work and built a new life in an American boomtown being transformed by the Industrial Revolution, and is recognized as the city’s first permanent French-Canadian settler. In 2015, his 74-year-old great-great-grandson, Ray Shevenell, retraced the…Find out more »
Resa Randolph is a singer/songwriter from Rockport, Maine and a member of Miner's Creek Bluegrass Band; she will lead the next two jamming sessions. Frequently praised for her powerful voice and vibrant personality with witty and soulful lyrics, she is primarily an acoustic guitarist although she loves to throw some clawhammer banjo into the mix. Free snacks are served by Maine Glacial Seafood which often includes steamed mussels, clams and oysters on the half shell; hands-on rag weaving demonstrations are ongoing; and Maker's Market…Find out more »
David Estey is pleased to announce “David Estey – A Life in Art,” a rare, large, retrospective exhibit of work spanning over 68 years, at the Bayside Community Hall, 813 Shore Road in Northport, Maine. The exhibit will open with a reception, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Wednesday, August 8, and run Thursday through Sunday, August 9 to 12 and August 16 to 19, 1:00 – 5:00 pm. On Thursday, August 16 at 7:30 pm, David will offer a related PowerPoint presentation of…Find out more »
Have fun making your own musical instruments from everyday items — And even more fun playing them! Projects at different ability levels for younger and older kids. Bring empty tissue boxes, cereal boxes, cardboard tubes, plastic containers, and other materials that can be up-cycled to make music. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Thursday, August 9 -- 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.Find out more »
Come listen to a great fiddler, Maisie Newell accompanied by Eric Dayan. Also playing, Ando Anderson, Jeff Densmore, Joe Allard and friends. This is going to be a fun evening. Bring your chairs, children, picnic and dancing feet. Please, no dogs in concert area. For more information call: 232-7123.Find out more »
Please join Betts Gallery for an opening reception Friday, July 6th, 5:30-8pm for a show entitled ‘Gray Scale’. Invited artists and fine craftspeople will be showing work that ranges from white to black, with infinite shades of gray in a variety of media; painting, etching, graphite, ceramic, blown glass, photography, sterling silver and enameled jewelry. Artists include Suzanne Anderson, Susan Cooney, JT Gibson, David Jacobson, Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Willy Reddick, Emily Shaffer and Simon van der Ven. The show runs…Find out more »
Cabaret focuses on the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub with its Emcee, and revolves around young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles. Ramzyck continues: “Since its inception after World War I, the so-called Weimar Republic was fragile at best throughout its entire “existence,” and crumbling by the time of the setting of our musical. Enchanted by the “girls and boys” who perform nightly for them, the patrons of the Kit Kat Klub sit idly by. Meanwhile the Deutsches Reich (proper name for the “Weimar Republic”) is rift by turbulence, multitudinous factions, demonstrations, rallies, paramilitaries and outright terrorism, all of which spawn a Populism based on fear of others, a soured economy and anger directed toward other European countries. Out of this Populism rose Hitler.”
MAS founding artistic director Jason Bannister plays the role of Emcee, made famous by Joel Grey in the 1972 Oscar winning film, and more recently by Alan Cumming in the Broadway revival. Sally Bowles is played by Leah Bannister. Sally was played by Liza Minnelli in the film. Kathryn Robyn is Fraulein Schneider. Jay Holland plays Herr Schultz. Cliff is played by Eddie McCluskey. Beverly Mann is Fraulein Kost. Ernst Ludwig is played by Karl Chocensky. The Kit Kat Girls are Julia Clapp, Chesley Lovell, Jenny Hart and Monique Deschamps. Rounding out the cast are Phoebe Norman, John Hamer and Jay Rosenberg.
Joining Ramzyck on the production staff are Ruth and John Gelsinger as music and vocal directors, Jenny Cobuzzi as choreographer, and Melora Norman as stage manager. The set is designed by John Bielenberg. Costumes are designed by Deirdre Gerrard. Peter Michelsen designs the lighting. Jay Rosenberg designs the sound. Ivy Lobato handles the props. The pit musicians are Shannon Elliott, Shawn Smith, Karen Hawthorne, Mike Bozoni and Tony Shay, under the direction of pianist Ruth Gelsinger.Find out more »
The Belfast Free Library is pleased to announce that they have been chosen as one of the stops on bestselling author Elizabeth Berg’s New England Tour. Ms. Berg’s talk will take place in the Abbott Room of the library on Friday August 10 th at 1:00 p.m. Left Bank Books will be at the event with books to purchase for signing. Elizabeth Berg is the best-selling author of more than 30 books, including novels, 2 short story collections, 2 compilations…Find out more »
Enjoy artwork indoors and gardens outdoors at the home and studio of artist Linda Hause, part of Belfast Garden Club’s Open Garden Days. Hydrangea blooms and whimsical sculptures – like one of the legendary Bearfest bears—will greet visitors to the Open Garden Day August 10 at the home and studio of Belfast artist Linda Hause. Her Congress Street residence has a towering wisteria plant, started from a 6-incslip twelve years ago, dozens of hostas and a growing number of perennials—Hause…Find out more »
The Game Loft is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first served basis, at the site and times shown as follows: The Game Loft is located at 78A Main Street in Belfast…Find out more »
There are three more chances to see Midcoast Actors' Studio's production of Cabaret, August 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and August 12 at 2:00 p.m. at the Crosby Center, 96 Church St. Belfast. Tickets are $20. Box office opens 45 minutes before showtime. Seating is general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at midcoastactors.org. Call 370-7592 FMI. Caption: The Emcee (Jason Bannister) gets frisky with the Kit Kat girls (Jenny Hart and Monique Deschamps)Find out more »
AAAH: WATERWORKS! At Waterfall Arts August 11 2-4pm
Waterworks: Help us make the world’s biggest tiny waterpark! Hoses, tubes, polls, pipes and of course WATER will all come together for the most fun your rubber ducky has ever had!Find out more »
On Saturday, August 11 from 2:00 - 4:00PM, Waterfall Arts will present AAAH: WATERWORKS! At this free event, kids and adults will work together to build the world’s biggest tiny waterpark with hoses, tubes, polls, pipes and of course WATER!
This is a free, all ages event. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Parents stay and play! Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High Street in downtown Belfast. For more information, call 207-338-2222 or visit www.waterfallarts.org.
Throughout the year, All Ages Art Happenings (AAAH) events at Waterfall Arts engage area youth and families through community-building “art parties” with memorable, themed, multi-sensory art experiences for all ages. AAAH events are made possible by local business sponsors: The Green Store, Little River Veterinary Clinic, Sundog Solar, and VeloInk. Additional support is provided by foundations such the Onion Foundation, the Davis Family Foundation, and the Maine Arts Commission, as well as individual donors.
Launched in 2000, Waterfall Arts is a community arts center that offers resources to students, professionals, and arts enthusiasts of all ages. Opportunities include classes, exhibitions, art events, performances, open community studios (clay, print, and darkroom photography), public art projects, and more.Find out more »
WBFY, Belfast Community Radio at 100.9 FM, is planning a Summah Shindig at the Belfast Boathouse for Sunday, August 12, from 2 to 8:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public, children welcome. Activities planned include children’s radio studio, Wiffle ball game, 3-legged race, barbecue suppah, croquet, pie-eating contest and more. In the evening hours, the station will host a DJ dance. Watch for details! Belfast Community Radio serves the City of Belfast and the wider community of Waldo…Find out more »
On Tuesday evening, 8/14, from 6 to 8 PM, Dudley Laufman will be calling a contra dance at the Belfast Cohousing Common House. Dudley is an experienced caller for all ages and a long-time friend of Cohousing members Bill and Sarah Smith. Bill and Sarah, along with Steve Chiasson, will accompany Dudley on accordion. The dancing, typical for Dudley, will be joyful and fun, and easy enough for new dancers, but never boring for more experienced ones. Come along for…Find out more »
Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, 216 West Main St./Route 1, and the Makers Guild of Maine invite everyone to join in the fun at the campground Wednesdays for an old-fashioned, porch-picking party/guided jam session from 5 to 7 p.m. Resa Randolph is a singer/songwriter from Rockport and a member of Miner's Creek Bluegrass Band; she will lead the jamming sessions Aug. 15 and 22nd. Frequently praised for her powerful voice and vibrant personality with witty and soulful lyrics, she is primarily…Find out more »
Diane Linscott got a late start as a singer when, after raising a family, she decided she had to pursue her dream of singing professionally. She received a talent scholarship to the Jazz in July program at UMass where renowned jazz pianist and composer Dr. Billy Taylor was guest director, and from that experience started her career.
Since 1998 she has spent the winter in Sarasota, Florida and holds forth every Thursday night, December through April, at Islands End in Anna Maria with an outstanding trio. During the summer months she performs with her trio at various venues throughout her home state of Maine.
Linscott's Maine performance venues have included The Asticou, Claremont, The Manor, Ocean Meadows Inn, the Camden Opera House, Borders, Maine Center for the Arts, Downeast Jazz Festival, and frequent live performances on Maine Public Radio. In Florida, she has performed at the Sarasota Jazz Festival's Jazz Caravan, Florida Winefest, a VIP concert before Patti Austin and Jane Monheit at the Van Wezel, and many private functions.
Of her singing, The Mississippi Rag noted, “Although most of the singers of jazz's Golden Age are no longer with us, there are a few women singing today who seem to embody the best aspects of their predecessors. Diane Linscott is one of them...”
Linscott has recorded four self-produced CDs. She is also an active visual artist, sculptor, printmaker, jewelry designer having won awards in all disciplines. Her art jewelry is shown at L'attitude Gallery, Newbury Street, Boston, and Sarasota, and at her studios in Maine and Florida.
Lincoln Blake is native to midcoast Maine. Starting out on saxophone, Lincoln went on to study piano at the University of Maine at Augusta. He has been a professional musician in Maine for over twenty years, playing at such venues as The Samoset, The Asticou Inn, and The Bar Harbor Club. Lincoln is a member of the Flat Earth Society and in his spare time enjoys reading the poetry of Richard Nixon.
Recommended donation is $3 - $10 on a sliding scale, with children under 18 free.
Extra parking is available across the street.
For more information, call 567-4044.
Hope to see you there!
NOTE: The Ice Cream Social that was planned for this Wednesday, 8/8, has been postponed to a later date, due to ongoing construction at the hall.Find out more »