Passes on sale

Free Range fest announces first round

Mar 18, 2013
Waylon Speed, which recently played Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, will be back to the Belfast Free Range Festival.

Belfast — On Saturday, April 27, music enthusiasts will converge in Belfast for the fourth annual Free Range Music Festival, a multi-venue annual celebration of original music. This year’s festival will feature roughly 34 acts, representing a range of genres, from all over Maine, New England and the world.

Performers will include O'Death, Ava Luna, Anders and Kendall, Samara Lubelski, Waylon Speed, Marissa Nadler, Olas, CSC Funk, Blind Owl Band, Jack Grelle, Alhan Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, Burst & Bloom Family Revue, Herbcraft and Midcoast performers Gordon Bok, Mister Moon and Ethan Andrews. The full festival lineup will be posted in April.

Performances will take place from morning until night across eight downtown venues including the Colonial Theatre, Waterfall Arts, Åarhus Gallery, the American Legion Hall, First Church and Three Tides (hosted by music blog for festival goers 21 and older). New to this year’s festival is a kick-off party the night before the main event — Friday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. — at the American Legion Hall. The event will be hosted by Her Majesty's Cabaret, a group of Bangor-based comedians, writers, filmmakers, performers and other creative people who for the past three years have brought hilarious, all-original sketch comedy, short films and multiple featured artists to venues all over Maine. The party also will feature live music by the Blind Owl Band from Saranac Lake, N.Y., described as an Adirondack freight train string music.

Full Weekend passes are $25 in advance and include the kick-off party. The advance price for Saturday Only Passes is $20. If available, Saturday passes will be on sale at the festival Info Center April 27 for $25. The walk-up cost for the kick-off party will be $10. Discounted passes for children 12 and younger are $10 and are available for Saturday only.

Passes for the 2013 Free Range Music Festival are now on sale through the festival’s website, Passes also can be purchased locally at the Belfast Co-op, 123 High St. For more information including sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, visit the website; send email to; or visit the fest’s Facebook page.

The 2013 Free Range Music Festival is presented in partnership with Waterfall Arts, a 501(c)3 nonprofit community arts center with a global view, devoted to creating community in harmony with nature through the transformative power of the arts.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or


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