The best of Maine bluegrass at the Lincoln Theater

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    What’s better on a cool fall evening in Maine than some fantastic, toe-tapping bluegrass music? Lincoln Theater is thrilled to welcome Old Hat Stringband to the stage for a live concert Sunday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. Based out of Eliot, Maine the band fuses tight vocal harmonies with a propulsive acoustic rhythm section, creating a sound that draws from bluegrass, old time, folk, and country traditions. When The Lincoln first welcomed the band to the stage, back in Oct. 2021, there was no question they would have to come back!
    The trio, comprised of Whitney Roy - guitar and vocals, Steve Roy - mandolin, fiddle, and vocals, and Amanda Kowalski on bass, was an absolute sensation for the Midcoast crowd, sharing their incredible acoustic talents and an intimate evening perfect for the atmosphere at the historic Lincoln Theater. Roy’s lilting vocals provide the backbone of Old Hat’s vocal blend, while her solid rhythm guitar anchors the band’s rhythm section.  Roy is one of New England’s premier multi-instrumentalists and has performed and toured with many of the acoustic world’s top acts. Kowalski is one of the more sought-after bass players in the worlds of bluegrass and old time music, and her rhythmic drive and energy on stage are second to none. If that isn’t enough to get you out on a Sunday evening, this time around the trio becomes a quartet! We are pleased to announce that Carolyn Kendrick will be rounding out the group on fiddle and vocals. Kendrick is a California-based singer-songwriter, fiddler, guitarist, and producer. Most of the time she lives as a musician must: hitting the open road, gigging, and playing the fiddle late into starry nights. Kendrick has blossomed as a solo artist, boldly venturing beyond her role as an eclectic instrumentalist.
    Formed in 2015, Old Hat Stringband has performed throughout New England and beyond, appearing at such world class stages as Prescott Park, Ossipee Valley Music Festival, Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival, and many others. Since playing at The Lincoln back in 2021, the band released their debut album called “Powerlines,” which became available to the public in 2022.
    Tickets are available in advance at a discounted ticket price of $15 general admission for both adults and LT members. Tickets are also available at the door beginning 30 minutes before showtime: adults $20, and $18 members. All youth 18 and under tickets are just $5 online and at the door.
    Don’t forget to bring some extra cash for concessions – Lincoln Theater now has a liquor license! For select special events, wine and beer are available for purchase. For more information on this concert, tickets, and all upcoming films and events visit, contact the theater office at 207-563-3424 or email The theater is located at 2 Theater Street in Damariscotta.

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    Sun, 11/12/2023 - 6:00pm


    2 Theater Street
    Damariscotta, ME 04543
    United States