On Friday, July 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Belfast Farmers’ Market launches its 2012 season with a Main Street Festival on upper Main Street between Church and High streets. Jim James, on guitar, harmonica and vocals; and longstanding bass-playing buddy Dan Wilson will perform with their distinctive brand of folk, blues and original material.

Before taking up residence in Belfast, Wilson was well known in and around the Boston area with various bands, while James, formerly from England, cut his musical teeth alongside the young Mick Jagger at the now legendary Ealing Rhythm & Blues Club in London. After extensive traveling with backpack and guitar, James worked on the Camden schooners, all the while collecting and writing songs and recently, along with David Dodson, ran the Camden Songwriter’s Group. Having left Belfast this year, James is looking forward to seeing familiar faces.

The Market’s Main Street Festivals take place on the first Friday of each month through October. The other Fridays of the month, the Market is at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. For more information, visit belfastfarmersmarket.org.

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