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.
Raised in Maine, cured on street corners and next to woodstoves, string-band Tricky Britches is a unique culmination of country, contra-dance, bluegrass, and rock. They’ve played festivals and concerts across the US, Europe, and Hawaii, always being shaped by those places, and using those experiences to inspire their original music.
Tricky Britches formed in 2009, when four friends in Portland, Maine, took their fiddle tunes and country songs on the road across the US. Since then they have released three albums of original material: Comin’ in Hot (2016), Good Company (2013), and Hard Fought Day(2011). They have played on stages big and small across the US, Hawaii, and Europe, but at the end of the day, their favorite show is still on a crowded street corner at midnight.
From across the Universe to a solar system near you, inspired by the spirits of Woody Guthrie, John Hartford, Elvis and Jerome Garcia, playing songs of love, heartbreak and celebration drawn from the deep well of Americana - Certified Organic Music -this is The Intergalactic Yurt Band.
IGYB is a collective of artists, misfits, craftsmen and dreamers drawn together by love, music and the need to build a community with others of our tribe. With a home base in Danville Junction, IGYB plays Central and Western Maine wherever there's a stage that will hold all 7 members
The Grassholes have been playing bluegrass in Maine for years, and whether for playing around Portland or out in the country, these musicians put on a a great show featuring classics as well as their own creative work.
6pm doors – 7pm show | $12 adv. – $15 day of