Advance tickets for the 2010 North Atlantic Blues Festival go on sale at outlets Thursday, April 15. Tickets will continue to be available online at

The festival will run Saturday and Sunday, July 10 and 11 in Rockland Harbor Park. The Saturday lineup features Moreland & Arbuckle, Biscuit Miller, Preston Shannon, Bryan Lee, Johnny Rawls and James Cotton. Sunday’s lineup offers Shakura S’Aida, John Nemeth, Michael Burks, Shemekia Copeland and Keb’ Mo’. Lydia Warren will be playing between acts.

Advance tickets are $25 either day, $50 for both. Tickets at the gate will be $30/$60. A $5 children’s ticket will be available at the gate to youngsters age 6 to 12; younger children are admitted free.

Advance ticket sales end July 5. Midcoast outlets are Huston Tuttle in Rockland, HAV II in Camden and Wild Rufus in Belfast.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to