Posts Tagged ‘music’

Ready to Reggae? Sugarloaf announces line-up

March 13, 2010

Sugarloaf’s Bud Light Reggae Festival returns April 15-18 for three days of insanity, music, wild times, and (one hopes) spring skiing. The 2010 Reggae Festival will feature 11 bands, with a different headliner each day. Among those performing are:

• Inner Circle, Friday night, in the King Pine Room, tix required

• Kenyatta Culture Hill, Saturday night, in the King Pine Room, tix required

• TOSH-1, Sunday, free, and on The Beach

Supporting bands, performing for the free, outdoor concerts on The Beach, indoors for apres ski in the Widowmaker, and as warm-ups for the featured attractions, include:Mighty Mystic, Royal Hammer, Mystic Bowie, JSAN & The Analogue Sons, Dub Is A Weapon, Trumystic, iLa Mawana, and DJ Kompost.

If you haven’t been to Reggae Weekend, well, it’s an experience that kind of in the same vein as Woodstock (if you can remember it, you weren’t there). Full details, including schedule and costs, are on the website.

Plan Ahead: American Folk Festival…and it’s FREE!

August 15, 2008

In tough economic times, Bangor’s free, three-day American Folk Festival (Aug. 22-24) is a gem. Five stages of practically nonstop entertainment, feature music and dance celebrating the richness and variety of America’s multi-ethnic heritage,

This is not folk as in Peter, Paul and Mary, rather its broadly based folk arts and traditional entertainment, encompassing the myriad cultures that make up America. You’ll hear roots music, see traditional dancing, taste unusual foods and watch folk-craft demonstrations. It’s a celebration of American diversity.

Here’s a sampling–and I’m betting you can’t identify a few of these (I know I can’t): : blues, jazz, Creole, zydeco, salsa, gnawa, Quebecois, Franco-American, Senegalese akonting, Norwegian, Argentine tango, country, Appalachian, gospel, Trinidadian steelband, Cape Breton, go-go, Irish, Native Amerian, Persian percussion, Haitian…

The multi-stage festival takes place outdoors and under tents along Bangor’s revitalized riverfront, making it easy to sample a tradition without making a commitment. Stop by a stage, catch the entertainment and either settle in or move on, if it’s not for you. Yes, it’s free, but do throw a few bucks in the buckets to keep it so.

You can chance it on finding a free parking space, or park for $5 at Bass Park and take a free shuttle.