Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Foundation

Friday, August 13th, 2pm, Facebook Live
The Katahdin Valley Boys

The group is one of Maine’s most popular and respected Bluegrass bands and has been thrilling audiences around Maine and northern New England since their blending of talents in 1998. The band was recognized by the Maine Academy of Country Music as “Bluegrass Band” of the year in 2008, 2009, and 2011. Each member brings years of experience as well as professional showmanship to the band’s hard driving, traditional bluegrass sound. Their repertoire features tight harmonies and smooth solos. 

Thursday, August 19th, 2pm, Facebook Live
Children’s Day Program Abracadabra!

Phil Smith, master magician, entertains both children and adults. This show has been enjoyed in nearly all settings from homes, schools, corporate events and much more throughout New England. Smith is a “kid at heart,” which makes his magic dazzle everyone!

Friday, September 10th, 2pm, Facebook Live
Ken and Jane Brooks

Members of the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame, Ken and Jane Brooks are one of Maine’s favorite and dynamic duets. This husband and wife team perform vintage acoustic music ranging from folk and bluegrass to gospel and classic country. Together they have won the “Vocal Duo of the Year” award from the Maine Academy of Country Music five out of the past seven years, winning numerous other awards and recording four CDs along the way!

Friday, September 17th, 2pm, Facebook Live
Pianist Marc Mailhot

Celebrating 60 years as a performing artist in 2020, Marc began his musical career at the age of six studying under the renowned Maine teacher Louis Sirois. Throughout his career, Marc has performed thousands of gigs at venues throughout New England and beyond. He was also a member of the group Love, Inc., which was the first Maine Pop Band to record an LP in 1970 and chart three Singles in 1969, 1970 and 1971. 

Friday, September 24th, 2pm Facebook Live
The Sandy River Ramblers

The group plays Bluegrass music with a distinctly Maine flavor. With titles like Donn Fendler; Slow Down (You’ll Hit a Moose); Cliffs of Acadia; and Boots From L.L. Bean, listeners can expect to hear a lot about the history, landscape and lore of Maine at this concert. In addition audiences will enjoy a few Bluegrass standards and some clever versions of songs from country, rock and blues.

Friday, October 1st, 2pm, Facebook Live
“The Challenge of Wilderness Living”
Presentation by Author Tim Caverly

In this program, the audience will travel deep into the Maine wilderness with retired Allagash Regional Park Supervisor Tim and his wife Susan Caverly. Spectators will experience first the demands of everyday life and learn how Rangers with their spouses are often called into the thick of the action even in the worst of conditions. Tim is now an author and has published ten books about Maine. Due to accompanying his fire warden dad, Baxter State Park brother Buzz “on patrol” and his 32 years as a Maine Park Ranger, Tim has the personal experiences and knowledge of our state’s history and landscapes.

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Programs for August through October, 2021

​We can't wait for you to join us
for our 2021 season! To start the
year, all programs will be
presented live on our Facebook
page, Fridays 2pm and will be
available for viewing at least
48 hours afterwards. We hope
to return to in-person programs
at some point during the summer
and we will notify everyone when that is safe to do so. We look forward to having you back in our beautiful building again!

All programs are always free to the public! Thank you for joining us!

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