Old Time Music, on the ocean

Sep 14, 2018
Source: Facebook Whatever the weather, there will be strummin’,pickin’ and bowin' at the Old Time Music Oceanside Campout.

Searsport — The Old Time Music Oceanside Campout, sponsored by the nonprofit Maker’s Guild of Maine, returns Friday through Sunday, Feb 21 through 23, at Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, 216 West Main St./Route 1. The camp opens 2 p.m. Friday and closes 2 p.m. Sunday.

The focus is Songs and Tunes for All. All players and listeners who appreciate old time music are invited to enjoy a weekend of playing, learning, sharing and listening with some of the best old time music players in New England. Highlights include workshops, night/afternoon performances, recording studio, community pizza oven, community song share and lots of old time jamming (beginner-advanced), singing and dancing, all happening on the shores of Penobscot Bay. Vendors and campground cooks are always welcome, too.

Suggested donation is $50 for the weekend, $90 with tent site in Old Time Group area. This includes admission all three days to all performances, jams, workshops, recording studio and other activities, hot showers, picnic table and fireplace (oceanfront and RV site upgrades available). The donation helps to cover costs of teachers, staff, tents and food.

For festival and camping details, call 548-6059. The 2018 schedule, still being updated, may be perused at oldtimemusicmaine.com/campout/.

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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