The coastal town’s 4th of July celebration will be kicked off the night before with a show Tuesday, July 3 at 7 p.m. at Union Hall, 1 Union St.

Phil Wolley will emcee an evening of music, laughter, fun and surprises. Admission will be $7 for adults and $4 for students. The show is produced by Karen Kelley, Jim Rose and Mary Brann to benefit the Searsport Historical Society Barn Fund.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or