Thursday, August 11, 2011

Upcoming August Arts Festivals!

Image from Portland Chamber Music Festival

In case you have not finalized your summer arts festival schedule, here are some events you may want to consider attending.

Madawaska Acadian Festival
August 11 to 15, 2011
The Acadian Festival is one of Maine's largest cultural festivals. It is held each year in conjunction with an Acadian family reunion. This year the reunion is of the Cyr family. The festival includes re-enactments of the first Acadian landing in northern Maine, traditional Acadian supper, Soiree Acadienne, Danse du Main Street, Festival parade and much more. Information can be found online or by calling (207) 728-7000.

Portland Chamber Music Festival
August 11 to 20, 2011
Portland Chamber Music Festival (PCMF) summer concerts are held at the Abromson Center at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland Campus. The festival brings nationally recognized artists to Portland to present a wide range of classical chamber music, including the music of living composers. PCMF works to develop excitement for classical music among young people and the greater Portland community, hosting a free children’s concert, a Young Artist Apprentice Program, concerts in Gardiner and at Bates College, and adult chamber music workshops.

Salt Bay Chamberfest
August 16, 19, 23, 26, 2011
The 2011 Salt Bay Festival is titled 300 Years of New Music. It is a creative conversation between works of living and past composers. The Damariscotta event will host a number of premiere performances of U.S., World and New England artists. The event will draw some of the world’s most prominent composers and performing musicians to Maine.

Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival
August 20, 2011
The Fifth Annual Festival presented by the Brunswick Downtown Association will celebrate talent in and around the Town of Brunswick. Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the sidewalks of Maine Street, the festival will showcases more than 80 juried artists, ten musical groups, mimes, jugglers, and members of various youth theater troupes.

Blisterd Fingers Bluegrass Festival
August 25 to 28, 2011
Blistered Fingers is one of the largest family musical events in New England. The Bluegrass Festival takes place twice every year bringing Music lovers from all over the World to Litchfield, Maine. The Blistered Fingers festival has something for all ages during the four day event. Buses, RV's, campers, tents and day attendees are all welcome.

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