On the Bandstand: LIVE MUSIC!

On The BandstandThere's live music every day of the show in Tent C. This year's groups cover the spectrum from baroque to big band to jazz and contemporary, plus lots of grooves in between.

Maine is alive with the sounds great music all year long. Each August, the MBH&H Show presents a fine and varied selection "on the bandstand," which is conveniently located in Buoy Park, near the food court and the Kids Marine Experience Park area.

It's a great place to take a short break, or to meet up with your party. You'll find shelter, chairs to sit in, and best of all, some wonderful performers strutting their stuff just for you. It’s all FREE, and included with the your show admission.


Tonal Spectrum | Friday

Tonal Spectrum

Tonal Spectrum, a subset of the midcoast's own MoJO orchestra, plays modern and traditional jazz. The groove of the drums, funk of the bass, melody of the sax and dazzle of the keyboards make for a fantastic combo. (Tonal Spectrum will also perform Saturday night during the show's "Whaler Tales" party, which is part of the Boston Whaler Rendezvous in Buoy Park. To purchase party tickets: http://www.maineboats.com/boatshow/bostonwhaler )


Blue Hill Brass | Saturday


The Blue Hill Brass Quintet (http://www.bluehillbrass.com), a perennial favorite at the show, has delighted audiences for more than 20 years with their unique blend of music and entertainment. They have played with the leading orchestras in the state but are also right at home performing at a country fair. Performances feature music of the past five centuries from Baroque and Classical favorites to contemporary works to a rousing rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In,” the Blue Hill Brass Quintet is guaranteed to make you smile.


Bel-Isle Jazz Group | Sunday

University of Maine at Machias Ukulele Band

The Bel-Isle Jazz Group has been performing for the past 23 years throughout the state. They appear regularly at weddings and functions, and can be seen performing in the mid-coast area on a regular basis. The group consists of David Clarke, guitar; Eric Davis or Ezra Rugg, bass; Scott Rapaport, sax. www.belislejazz.com