Friday, May 21st, 2pm, Facebook Live
Presentation by Alan Elze
In the summer of 1926 the Chicago-Los Angeles national highway route received the designation of 66. Its main purpose was to connect the main street of rural communities to a major thoroughfare. It has since become known as the Mother Road, Main Street of America and many others. Let’s take a trip down this fabeled highway!
Friday, June 11th, 2pm, Facebook Live
DRUMATIX is a tap dance and percussion company established and led by Israeli performing artist, musician and national award-winning choreographer Noa Barankin. The group presents a well-crafted, creative, family-friendly experience of percussive elements, including energizing tap dance, body percussion and drumming with a variety of found objects, households items, large drums, buckets and some invented instruments to bring together one incredible act!
Friday, June 18th, 2pm, Facebook Live only
The group will be making a stop at the Sawyer Memorial to kick off their 2021 Maine tour! With two voices, guitars, banjo, mandolin, autoharp, 12-string, dobro, and more, Banjo Dan and Willy Linder deliver a lively program characterized by the passion of bluegrass, the authenticity of folk and the excitement of old-time string-band music. The two consistently deliver a show full of energy and variety–with a huge emphasis on having fun!
Friday, July 16th, 2pm and 7pm
This show is more than a combination of four powerful traditional musicians. It is a gathering of friends, sharing their expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm for music ranging from the United States to French Canada to Ireland and back! The group is comprised of award-winning fiddler and singer Erica Brown, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Matt Shipman, traditional Irish flute player and singer Hanz Araki and one of the finest interpreters of traditional songs of her generation, Colleen Raney.
Friday, July 23rd, 2pm and 7pm
These ladies have been playing traditional-style music from Ireland, Scotland, Acadia, the U.S. and beyond since 2014. The group plays at farmers’ markets, apple orchards, weddings and other venues all around. Audiences can expect to hear the flute, guitar, accordion, bodhran, fiddle and many more.
Friday, July 30th, 2pm and 7pm
The group is an award-winning men’s a capella barbershop chorus that performs regularly throughout Maine. The 30-voice chorus qualified for the third time in the last ten years to represent the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Northeast District in the Society’s International Chorus and Quartet Championships in Orlando, Florida. The Chorus Championship includes 30 choruses winnowed from over 700 in the United States as well as many worldwide.
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Programs for May through July, 2021
Beginning in July, our programs
will return to IN PERSON at 2pm
and 7pm. We will still be
releasing Facebook videos for
every program at 2pm the
following day if you are unable to
join us in person. We look
forward to seeing you again
All programs are always free to the public! Thank you for joining us!