On the Bandstand: LIVE MUSIC!
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 centrally located on show grounds.
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.
A special thanks to Jaret & Cohn, the On the Bandstand Sponsor!
This year's lineup includes:
Friday, August 9
University of Maine at Machias Ukulele Band
Originally formed in 1926, this amateur group has staged a revival in the last few years, led by a “wacky” UMM professor. The down east ensemble is made up of community members aged 9 to 90-plus, with 24 or so players on the stage at any one time. Don’t expect stodgy music, this band rocks: If you are lucky, you might catch a performance of Back in the USSR. www.facebook.com/MachiasUkuleles
Saturday, August 10
Blue Hill Brass
The Blue Hill Brass Quintet has been delighting audiences for more than 20 years and has become a staple at the MBH&H Show. While they’ll be on the bandstand at least part of the time, they have been known to do a musical wander around the show grounds. They are always easy to find, though: Just follow your ears! http://www.bluehillbrass.com
Sunday, August 11
Midcoast Maine’s own steel drum band not only plays toe-tapping down-island favorites, but is a non-profit group. Proceeds from this rollicking ensemble’s performances are awarded as scholarships to mid-coast area high school graduates who are furthering their education in the field of music. http://www.steelinthunder.com