The music festival season begins early in Midcoast Maine with the fifth annual All Roads Music Festival, presented by Launchpad May 17 and 18 in Belfast. All Roads is a celebration of local and indie music talent that brings some of Maine's finest emerging musicians under one banner in a city known for its passionate support of the arts and locally grown creative talent.

Performances, panels, artist development sessions and special events will be held in multiple venues throughout the downtown district. Thirty-plus bands and more than 150 Maine musicians from across the state will participate in this event.

On Friday, May 17, the 2019 All Roads Festival will kick off at 8 p.m. with an opening party and special night of performances to celebrate the fest’s fifth anniversary at American Legion Hall No. 43, 143 Church St. In addition to great live music, the evening offers an opportunity to network with musicians, music industry guests and other festival-goers. A Friday Night Pass is $20 in advance, $25 day-of (passes at the door as space allows). Friday night admission is included in the VIP Pass.

Saturday, May 18, will include dozens of performances, panels and the popular Maine Songwriters Circle. Saturday passes are $25 in advance, $30 day-of, and do not include the Festival Closing Party at Three Tides & Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. (VIP Pass holders get in free, others play $7 at door as space allows).

The two-day festival pass is $40 in advance, $45 festival days. The VIP Pass, which includes admission to all festival events, including opening and closing parties, is $55 in advance, $65 festival days. There also is a youth pass of $10 for children younger than 10, available festival days only at the main box office. Available Saturday, as space allows, individual set “drop-in” tickets are $7 at the door.

All festival seating is general admission. All performances are first come, first serve, with Festival and VIP pass holders given priority access. Pass holders may enter music venues 20 minutes prior to set start, while individual performance tickets will be made available about 10 to 15 minutes prior to the show, as capacity allows.

Advance tickets are on sale via EventBrite. For a ticket link plus information about performers and all other things All Roads, visit


Friday, May 17

Legion Hall Stage, 143 Church St.

Kenya Hall 7 p.m.

Paranoid Social Club 8 p.m.

Spose 9 p.m.

God.Damn.Chan 10:45 p.m.


Saturday, May 18

Legion Hall Stage, 143 Church St.

Earl Mac 2:15 p.m.

Joel Thetford Band 3:30 p.m.

Johnny Cremains 4:45 p.m.

Armies 6 p.m.

The Mallett Brothers Band 7:15 p.m.

Murcielago 8:30 p.m.

Rustic Overtones 9:30 p.m.

The Ballroom Thieves 10:45 p.m.


The Colonial, 163 High St.

Maine Songwriter’s Circle 12 p.m.

Dave Conley 1:45 p.m.

Greasy Grass 3 p.m.

Brzowski 4:15 p.m.

Max Garcia Conover 5:30 p.m.

Sarah Violette 6:45 p.m.


The Bazz, 17 Court St.

Mouth Washington 2:30 p.m.

Wait 3:45 p.m.

John Hughes Radio 5 p.m.

Jason Ward & The West End Mules 6:15 p.m.

The Breakfast Cowboy 7:30 p.m.

Five of the Eyes 8:45 p.m.


The Fallout Shelter / Waterfall Arts, 256 High St.

Nice Life 12:30 p.m.

Capture the Sun 1:30 p.m.

Borderlines 2:30 p.m.

Crunchcoat 3:30 p.m.

Lemon Pitch 4:30 p.m.

Covered in Bees 5:30 p.m.

Cadaverette 6:30 p.m.


The Church Stage / The First Church in Belfast, 8 Court St.

Janaesound 3:15 p.m.

Katie Matzell 4:30 p.m.

Sibylline 5:45 p.m.

Sugarbush 7 p.m.

Jacob Augustine 8:15 p.m.


Three Tides, 40 Marshall Wharf

Closing Party w/ The Midnight Riders 11:15 p.m.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Christine Dunkle can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 108; or