Tag Archives: American Folk Festival

Music and Nightlife: Mraz-matazz | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Music and Nightlife: Mraz-matazz | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

IF YOU GO

JASON MRAZ

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Bangor Waterfront Pavilion, 1 Railroad St., Bangor

HOW MUCH: $38.50 to $48.50

INFO: 783-2009, Ext. 208; waterfrontconcerts.com; thecolisee.com

WHAT ELSE: Mraz’s show is part of the new Hollywood Slots Waterfront Concert series in Bangor.

Other upcoming shows:

Alan Jackson, 7 p.m. Friday. $31.50 to $81.50

Miranda Lambert, 7 p.m. Oct. 2. $27.75 to $41.75

Godsmack headlining Smackfest, 10 a.m. Oct. 10. $45.50

Folk festival planners pleased by size, spirit of crowd | Bangor Daily News

Folk festival planners pleased by size, spirit of crowd | Bangor Daily News.

Weather, talent kept Folk Festival hot | Bangor Daily News

Here are links to a couple of Bangor Daily News stories on the American Folk Festival held this weekend on the Bangor Waterfront. There are stories, photos and video at the other end of these links back to the Bangor Daily News.

Weather, talent kept Folk Festival hot  | Bangor Daily News

Watson wows crowd on Bangor Waterfront | Bangor Daily News

Sixth annual American Folk Festival: The biggest party in Bangor | Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — The crowd began gathering around 4 p.m. to welcome the sixth annual American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront. With full sun, mid-80s temperatures and cloudless skies forecast for the weekend, the biggest party in Bangor was off to a rousing start for the nearly 100,000 people estimated to attend this year.

The Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band took formation in West Market Square around 6 p.m. and performed for a crowd of several hundred, some of whom arrived early to snag a seat at one of the downtown eateries. Band director Chris White stood atop a platform and conducted the band through a selection of pop hits and the ubiquitous “Maine Stein Song,” the anthem of the University of Maine.

“I think it’s fantastic,” said Andrew Day, service manager at Paddy Murphy’s Pub, located just off West Market Square. “We had people get here early to watch the parade from inside. It’s definitely been a boon. West Market is the heart of downtown, and there’s nowhere else the festival should start.”

Click for the rest of the story by Emily Burnham in the Bangor Daily News, along with photos and video.

 

Despite big donations, folk festival still $226,000 short of goal | Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — The American Folk Festival committee is $50,000 closer to — but still almost $226,000 short of — its 2010 fundraising goal of $960,000 three days before it starts.

“We’ve received a number of donations at various monetary levels, but we received one $40,000 contribution and another $10,000 gift within the last week from two donors who wish to remain anonymous,” said Heather McCarthy, the American Folk Festival’s executive director. “To date, the festival has raised $734,291.”

Still, McCarthy and other festival officials are aggressively seeking to close the funding gap as quickly as possible for the three-day extravaganza, which begins Friday centered on the Bangor Waterfront.

“We’re a little more comfortable with the money we’ve raised, but it doesn’t change the tone of our message to festival-goers because we still feel the sustainability of the event, long-term, depends on educating them on what they’re getting for little to relatively no cost.

“We have to educate people [about] the value the festival provides not just for attendees, but also the surrounding community.”

Click for the rest of the story by Andrew Neff in the Bangor Daily News.

Donations to the Folk Festival can be made by calling Mary Brann at (207) 974-3217 or by mailing them to American Folk Festival, 40 Harlow St., Bangor ME 04401.

50 things to do in Maine this summer | Bangor Daily News

50 things to do in Maine this summer – Bangor Daily News.

Bangor City Council to vote on folk festival deal – Bangor Daily News

Council to vote on folk festival deal – Bangor Daily News.

Councilors question folk festival budget – Bangor Daily News

Councilors question folk festival budget – Bangor Daily News.

Folk festival cuts budget by $140,000 – Bangor Daily News

 Folk festival cuts budget by $140,000 – Bangor Daily News.

Cultural commission reduces funds to Folk Festival – Bangor Daily News

 Cultural commission reduces funds to Folk Festival – Bangor Daily News.

Festival receives $100,000 donation

Here’s a link to a Bangor Daily News story on the American Folk Festival. And I believe there is a link to the festival’s website at the bottom of the story.

Festival receives $100,000 donation: Unnamed patron aids debt-strapped event