Like Rock ‘n’ Roll? Blues? Jazz? Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine is pulling out the stops for every genre of music this year, including country, swing, funk, dance music, and two tribute bands showcasing the legendary tunes of The Who and Elton John.
Starting Wednesday, Aug. 3 and running through Sunday, Aug. 7, the main stage in Harbor Park, the North Tent, and the Main Eating Tent will have a full lineup throughout the day and evening featuring headlining musicians and local talent.
The headliners for each night include Midcoast Music Academy on Wednesday (8:30-9:30 p.m.). Students at this local music school have performed at a number of impressive venues in the past and are sure to raise the roof!
Thursday night’s performance (8-9:30 p.m.) by Yellow Brick Road is a “full concert tribute to Elton John, complete with an incredible light show, sound system, costumes, antics, and music…”
Friday night (6-7:30 p.m.) sees Magic Bus, a tribute band for The Who, take the main stage with yet another time travel back to the ’60s and ’70s, covering songs from “My Generation” to “Who Are You.”
On Saturday night (8:30-10 p.m.) Bonnie Edwards and The Practical Cats will rev up the crowd “with her gutsy blues vocal style and dynamic stage presence” singing with The Practical Cats, “an eclectic group of seasoned musicians that know how to lay down a groove!”
On Sunday, the last day of the Festival, it’s only fitting that the band named Rock Lobster takes the stage at 2 p.m. This six-piece rock ‘n’ roll dance band is fronted with keys, sax, and five vocals/harmonies that will be the send off the crowd deserves.
The daytime has plenty of entertainment as well. While you’re experiencing all of the tents and activities MLF has to offer each day, a number of seasoned local and New England acts will be providing the musical backdrop to your daily adventures — think of it as a unique MLF live playlist.
Some notables include award winning folk singer/songwriter Paddy Mills, whose songs are as salty as the Maine coast. Singer/songwriter Jim Gibson brings out the soul, blending his roots of blues, rock, gospel and country. The Boondock Sinners, long-time acoustic musicians and now husband and wife will be performing their originals. An East Coast native, Mehuman Ernst is known for old-time gospel spirituals, straight-ahead jazz, country blues, and classic rock ‘n’ roll. The Returnables are coastal Maine rock ‘n’ roll veterans with ties to the world of lobstering. The Lulu Moss Band features Lindsay Mower, a rising jazz artist who specializes in a fusion of jazzy, folksy and bluesy pop tunes. And Red House is a combination of rock and blues.
And we still haven’t mentioned everybody who will be on stage! Check out the line up for yourself. The best part? The Festival admission is FREE this year, and so are the acts — so enjoy your favorite genre of music and explore something new. Check out each day’s musical lineup.
Make your plans now to come to the 2022 Maine Lobster Festival Aug. 3-7, 2022 in Rockland, Maine. Find out more at https://mainelobsterfestival.com.