Trekkers is gearing up to celebrate its fifth annual Trekkapalooza at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., on Saturday, May 29. This year’s Trekkapalooza will feature defending champs Tastes Like Chicken as well as the Vicky Andres Band, Lost Generation, OdLaw, Chaos Sauce and Philosoraptor. Each band will be eligible to win a cash prize and compete for the title of Bus Band 2010.

Trekkapalooza, previously set for Jan. 2, was postponed due to inclement winter weather. For those who purchased tickets in advance for the original date, those tickets still will be good at the door. Those who have yet to get their tickets can still do so for $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the Trekkers office at 594-5095.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will start at 7 pm. This is a chem-free event for all ages and always is a great time.

All proceeds from the show benefit Trekkers, a nonprofit, outdoor-based mentoring program that connects caring adults with young people through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. For more information, visit trekkersonline.com or contact Don Carpenter, executive director, at 594-5095 or don@trekkersonline.com.

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