Camden Rotary’s free Music by the Sea
Camden — The Camden Rotary Club will bring three well-known Maine bands to Camden Wednesday, July 4 for this year’s Music by the Sea afternoon. An Independence Day tradition for many years, the free public concert is organized by the Camden Rotary Club and supported by Rotary members, local businesses and individuals. The Camden Rotary Club’s goal is to raise $15,000 from the concert to contribute to local charitable organizations.
The music will run from noon to 4:30 p.m. in Camden Harbor Park and the Camden Amphitheatre, Atlantic Avenue. This year’s lineup features, at noon, the Katahdin Valley Boys on the Harbor Park stage; Maine’s Own 195th Army Band, 1:30 p.m. in the amphitheater; and the Midcoast's Steelin' Thunder, 3 p.m. on the Harbor Park stage.
One of Maine's most popular and respected Bluegrass bands, the Katahdin Valley Boys have been thrilling audiences around Maine and northern New England since 1998. They take pride in presenting audiences with top quality traditional and contemporary bluegrass and gospel music.
Maine’s Own 195th Army Band, presented by the U.S. Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, will play a one-hour concert including marches, patriotic music and well-known crowd favorites by American composers.
Steelin’ Thunder is a dynamic steel drum band that delivers excitement and real world education. Selections for July 4 will include Independence Day favorites, delivered with a Caribbean flair. Formed in 2001, under the direction of Mike Miller and based in Rockland, Steelin’ Thunder has 17 members representing eight different towns from Waldoboro to Belfast.
Music by the Sea is part of the greater Midcoast's Festival of Independence organized by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, Bay Chamber Concerts and the Camden Rotary Club. For more information about Music by the Sea, visit camdenrotary.org.
The Camden Rotary Club gratefully acknowledges the following donors that have contributed $500 or more for Music by the Sea — Rockport Marine, Graffam Brothers Seafood, Cawley Family Foundation, McNabb Marketing, Allen Insurance and Financial, Raymond James Financial Services, Peter Van Alstine and Elm Street Printing & Graphics, Inc. Camden Rotary Club uses the contributions to support worthy community projects, nonprofits and scholarships for local students. Anyone interested in being a sponsor is asked to contact Glenn Buckingham at 230-7200; or Bruce Cole at 236-6196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or email@example.com.