DEXTER- The Wayside Grange/Theatre announces its 2016 concert schedule. From April through October, Maine bands will perform rockabilly, blues, bluegrass, classic country, fiddle hymns, Americana and folk.
The season begins on Sat. April 30 with singer/songwriters Anni Clark and Jim Gallant. These two friends and talented guitarists play folk, blues and rockabilly, all blended with a hearty dash of Maine hue-mah.
Blues fans will appreciate the Old Blues Kats on Sat. May 28. Harpman DW Gill and guitarist Doug Wainoris play delta, ragtime, Louisiana, zydeco, Cajun, Texas and country blues.
June 25 marks the return of the Misty Mountaineers, a five-piece traditional bluegrass band. July 25 is our annual Variety Show which showcases our incredibly talented local musicians as well as the Grange’s warped, humorous skits.
Aug. 27 is Brooks and Kennedy. Ken and Jane Brooks share the stage with Joe and Nellie Kennedy, playing classic country and Americana.
Sept. 10 is Susan Ramsey with the North Country Strings. Hear “Fiddlehymns,” traditional hymns interpreted “North Country” style with fiddles & flute, drums & guitars, cello & bass, and beautiful vocals.
Local favorite Evergreen reunites on our stage on Sept. 17. Together for 25+ years and sorely missed for the last three, this quartet will delight you with their American roots.
Our season finale is the Gawler Family band on Oct. 29. This six-member family plays new and old folk while interweaving incredible family harmonies with fiddles, banjo, cello, guitar, ukulele and piano.
All shows begin at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30. No reservations. Except for the Variety Show ($7) and Evergreen ($12), tickets are $10. Fine desserts and pretty good coffee are sold at intermission.
The Wayside Grange/Theatre is located at 851 North Dexter Rd (Rt. 23), Dexter. FMI on the Wayside Theatre/Grange concerts contact Chester Bekier 924-5711, Joe Kennedy 277-3733 or Facebook Wayside Grange.