Midcoast Actors’ fundraiser

Looking ahead to Live Local benefit

Mar 11, 2017

Belfast — Tickets are on sale for what promises to be a lively night of local food and local music, served up as a fundraiser for Midcoast Actors' Studio’s 2017 season. The evening, featuring performances by James Travis Spartz and Sugarbush, is set for Saturday, April 8, beginning 7:30 p.m. at the downtown Bay Wrap (Main Street entrance).

Spartz is a performing songwriter currently residing in Belfast. With two decades of performance and songwriting experience —from coffeehouse folk to root-rockin' bar bands — Spartz weaves personal experience and poetic imagination into an alt-country dose of the modern folk tradition.

Sugarbush is a rollicking soulful trio of powerhouse Waldo County women who blend a variety of genres into their unique Americana folk mix. Amy Green (guitar and vocals), Becca Biggs (banjo, foot percussion, and vocals) and Camille Giglio (cello and vocals) released their debut live studio album “Fresh from the Woods” in February.

"I heard James and his band play a couple years ago and Sugarbush online recently," said MAS Producing Artistic Director Jason Bannister. "Getting both to play for an MAS fundraiser is incredible. With great food and spirits, the night is going to be incredible!"

As for the food, catering will be provided by Belfast baker Anne Saggese of Sweet Henry's; beer and wine also will be available. There will be a raffle for a pair of season tickets to the 2017 season of Midcoast Actors' Studio, which includes “Constellations,” “Frankenstein” and “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”

There are limited tickets available. They are $20 and can be purchased through Midcoast Actors' website, midcoastactors.org. For more information, call MAS at 370-7592.

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

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