WMPG is the local source for bluegrass in the broadcast media! Join us for a live celebration of local stars of the Maine Bluegrass scene! One Longfellow Square is the host venue and WMPG’s partner in presenting this annual event.
Proceeds of the event benefit WMPG Community Radio, the volunteer-run broadcast voice of the people of southern Maine. WMPG broadcasts diverse programming which reflects the communities it serves. WMPG broadcasts at 90.9 fm, and also streams online 24 hours/day at wmpg.org. For more information or to get involved in community radio, visit wmpg.org.
Cumberland Crossing is a quartet based in the Portland, Maine area, playing a mix of traditional, contemporary, and original bluegrass tunes. Cumberland Crossing is Erica Kingston on upright bass, Ron Gallant on guitar, Taylor Smith on mandolin and Bill Holden on dobro.
The Grassholes are a traditional bluegrass collective that's been roaming the streets and bars of Portland and greater Maine since 2001. The Grassholes are Field Rider on banjo, Merrill Marsh on guitar, Flann O'Brien on bass, Heather Kahill on fiddle, and Sam Pfeifle on guitar and vocals. Like Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Bob Dylan, and the Grateful Dead? Then you might just like the Grassholes.
Jake Hoffman (Tumbling Bones) and Tyler Lienhardt (Tricky Britches, CC & The Swing Set) have teamed up to form Red-Eyed Fox, a soulful and energetic interpretation of traditional music from North America and around the world.
5:30pm doors | 6:30pm show | $12 adv. | $15 day of