When the eighth Live Edge Music Festival, at Hidden Valley Nature Center, kicks off on Sunday, Aug. 11, it will feature four Maine bands whose wide-ranging styles will keep every toe tapping and every face smiling! From 11:30 a.m. ‘til 6 p.m., attendees will enjoy great local music, as well as performances by the local belly dance troupe Sirumem. Local food and beer will available for purchase.
The four bands showcase a wide range of styles. Primo Cubano is a perennial favorite at Live Edge. Their style is inspired by traditional Cuban dance music dating back to the turn of the 20th Century. Tricky Britches is a string-band melding country, contra-dance, bluegrass, and rock. Paranoid Social Club describes themselves as “equally inspired by punk, soul, psychedelic rock, and the human psyche.” Sibylline features unique harmonies supported by mandolin, violin, guitar and drums.
Check the Midcoast Conservancy event listing for links to hear each of the bands, and to purchase tickets online: www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/live-edge-music-festival-2/. Online tickets will be available at the will-call table on Sunday.
Tickets for Live Edge are $20 but until 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, come with a voucher good for up to $20 on a second entrée at any of 12 participating restaurants, making the tickets nearly free! Tickets are available from Mexicali Blues, the Alna General Store (one of the restaurants!) or at the Midcoast Conservancy office in Wiscasset. For more information, call Midcoast Conservancy at (207) 389-5150.
The Hidden Valley Nature Center is at 131 Egypt Rd., Jefferson.