Ken and Jane Brooks (left) and Joe and Nel Kennedy to perform at the Wayside Theatre on Saturday, August 27th.
Ken and Jane Brooks along with Joe and Nel Kennedy play their vintage folk, bluegrass, gospel and classic country at the Wayside Theatre on Saturday, August 27th at 7 PM. Tickets for the Brooks and Kennedy show are $10. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Baked goodies and refreshments are sold at intermission and there's a door prize and a 50/50.
These award-winning musical friends have played acoustic Americana together for over 30 years, both as fellow band members and informally at jams. Together, they combine a harmony of instruments, vocals and friendship.
In the late 1980’s Ken, Joe and Nel performed together as Breakneck Mountain - a five piece bluegrass band that released the recording "Company’s Comin’." Later, guitarist Ken played with Bluegrass Supply Company, Union River Band and his current band – Katahdin Valley Boys. Ken was inducted into the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012. That same year, Ken and bass player Jane Brooks were named Maine Country Music Association's Duo of the year. They have recorded four CD’s together.
Joe and Nel Kennedy went on to Evergreen, recording 5 CDs in the band’s 22-year history. An Evergreen reunion concert will be at the Wayside Theatre on Saturday, September 17th. Harpman Joe and bass player Nel were inducted into the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
Wayside Theatre is located at 861 North Dexter Road on Route 23 in Dexter. For more information contact Joe Kennedy at 277-3733, Chester Bekier at 924-5711, or Facebook Wayside Grange and Theatre.
Red-Eyed Fox will be performing by Hathorn Park on Wednesday, August 24th from 7 to 9 PM. The Town of Pittsfield Summer Concert Series welcomes Red-Eyed Fox, that plays Apalachia and folk music that includes the fiddle, banjo and guitar. This concert is free and open to the public. Make sure to bring a blanket or chair and settle in for an evening of music. For more information visit www.facebook.com/hathornparkmusic.
The Sebasticook Valley Band will be performing at the Wayside Park on Tuesday, August 23rd from 6 to 7:30 PM. Wayside Park is located downtown on Main Street. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket, chair, etc, and get comfortable, while enjoying an evening of free music in the park.

The Stewart Free Library Summer Concert Series welcomes The Maine Squeeze on Thursday, August 25th at 7 PM. The concert will be located at the bandstand on the Village Green. The show is free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or chair and get comfortable, while enjoying an evening of music. In case of bad weather, the concert will be moved inside to the ballroom in the Stewart Free Library at 8 Levi Stewart Drive.
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