Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary to perform at the Kingfield POPS Concert, June 30th

Where & When: Saturday, June 30, 2012. Gate opens & music starts at 4:30 at the Kennedy Farm, Kingfield, Maine. Generations of families have made the Kingfield POPS part of their summer tradition – why not make it part of yours too? It’s an affordable, festive, family-friendly concert that wraps up with a fabulous fireworks display – all in a stunning outdoor mountain venue.Highlights include:

* Folk legend Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary playing some of the beloved old favorite tunes – songs that you will know (like Puff the Magic Dragon) and will want to sing along with — as well as some new ones.

* The Bangor Symphony Orchestra performing a smorgasbord of all-American music including pops and patriotic tunes.

* Bluegrass from rising Maine star Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection.

* Acoustic soul and blues originals from Nadia & Jocko.

* American roots music from the Maranacook String Band, one of the state’s finest youth ensembles under the leadership of award winning bluegrass singer-songwriter Stan Keach.

* Lively steel drum music from the Western Mountain Trash Can Band.   

Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the gate. Tickets for youth 17 and younger are free.

Buy adult tickets online at  www.kingfieldpops.com, at Tranten’s in Kingfield or Farmington, or branches of the Camden National Bank. (207) 265-POPS/7677 or info@kingfieldpops.com for more info.

Picnics are welcome & food is also available onsite. Bring low-back chair, blankets. Evenings can be cool; layers are good. Sorry, no dogs, fires or candles.
Come early to enjoy a whole weekend of music and art:

On Friday night, June 29, at 5:00 p.m., local Kingfield galleries, shops and museums – all located in the walkable center of town open their doors to visitors for the POPS Friday Artwalk. Three of Maine’s finest musical families – The Gawler Family, Ellie and Andy Buckland, and Mali and Tom Obomsawin will share their lively licks around town until the artwalk closes at 8:00 p.m. Free.

Festivities continue on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m., when the Festival of the Arts gets underway. Throughout the day, fine artists and artisans display and sell their work. Artists include jewelers, photographers, woodworkers, textiles, basketry, painters and more. Live music will be playing all day long as fine independent solo and ensemble musicians take part in a regional competition. Free.

Weekend lodging and packages are available. For more information, go to www.kingfieldpops.com, call (207) 265-POPS or email: info@kingfieldpops.com.