A Rockport Folk Festival Reunion April 28

Apr 17, 2017
Nick Apollonio

Rockport — The public is invited to enjoy a Rockport Folk Festival Reunion concert Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at, yes, the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St.

On a warm evening in early July 1972, the Penobscot Folk Festival presented a slate of 11 folksingers who entertained a standing-room-only crowd for four hours. Organized and co-hosted by local musicians Nick Apollonio and Gordon Bok, this night was to raise funds for the stately, but run-down Rockport Opera House, to keep it from facing the wrecking ball.

Out of that night grew a successful, weekend-long event renamed the Rockport Folk Festival.   It ran for more than 25 years and drew musicians from across the country and Canada.

Camden’s Timberhead Music is proud to sponsor the Rockport Folk Festival Reunion Concert, a one-night event guaranteed to lift the spirit and fill the soul with song.  Performers will include original co-hosts Bok and Apollonio as well as RFF favorites Bob Zentz, Bob Stuart; and John and Ellen Gawler, with guest appearances by Jeanne MacDougall and Megan Rogers.

Tickets are $20, available online at gordonbok.com or by calling 236-2707.

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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