The 2015 American Folk Festival, celebrating the many cultures that make up America,  runs Friday through Sunday, Aug. 28 through 30, on the waterfront. Sixteen different artists will perform on five stages.

"While it’s always sad to see August come to a close for those of us who love summer months in Maine, we are going to fill the air, streets, and stages with a worldwide block party for three straight days,” said Heather McCarthy, executive director of the festival.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation is $10 per day. The festival is supported entirely by public donations. For the complete schedule and information on all the performers and logistics, visit

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