Creatures of Habit play Rocktoberfest
Camden — Rocktoberfest will fill the Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Road, with six hours of music Saturday, Sept. 22 beginning at 4 p.m. to benefit Hope Elephants. Highlight will be the popular local rock ‘n’ roll band Creatures of Habit, with former member Gary Clancy as a featured guest. Supporting performers include Resa Randolph, Tom Ulichny, Joseida Lord and the Zumba Dancers.
Creatures of Habit features Rick Johnson, Chris Coconis, Phil Clement, Elwood “Zelmo” Doran and Ezra Rugg. All have years of experience and are known for playing music that gets people dancing. Since the 1990s, the band has been heralded as one of New England’s popular dance bands, but in its home area of Camden, it also is known for its support of causes. For several decades, the Creatures’ infectious groove has been entertaining audiences for fundraisers and community and school gatherings. The band has jumped on board to help many organizations and individuals just as they are helping Hope Elephants raise funds for the two elephants that will be in its care.
The tentative schedule for Saturday is as follows: Resa Randolph, 4:15 to 5 p.m.; Tom Ulichny, 5 to 5:45 p.m.; Josieda Lord, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.; Zumba Dancers, 6:45 to 7 p.m.; and Creatures of Habit, 7 to 10 p.m. Other activities include door prizes and a 50/50 raffle.
Rocktoberfest admission is $15, $10 for children younger than 12. Although the event is intended to be a day out for adults, Hope Elephants will have some children’s activities to entertain youngsters who come with their parents. Vendors include the Taco Libre Truck, Big Bob’s Big Dawgs, 2 Smokin Guys and Hope Orchards. Mainely Bartenders will be serving beer and wine.
Hope Elephants is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that is bringing two retired and injured Asian elephants to Maine for care and rehabilitation. Hope Elephants also will be an educational destination where visitors, especially school-age children, will have an opportunity to see, hear and interact with the animals as a platform to present the big issues surrounding conservation, habitat destruction and ecology. Funds raised at this event will go to meet these projects.
For more information about Hope Elephants and its projects, visit hopeelephants.org or follow updates on its public Facebook page.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.