Maine’s most popular state park will be the site for a one-day music festival, and Midcoast musician Paddy Mills will be among the performers, Saturday, June 11.

Beautiful, ocean-front Reid State Park will host an afternoon and evening concert session featuring four top regional bands and performers. Reidfest 2011, part of a broad range of seasonal activities being offered at all Maine state parks and historic sites, will begin 2 p.m. in the park’s Group Shelter Area. Park gates will remain open until after 9 p.m. to accommodate festivalgoers.

Yaicha of Whitefield, lead singer of Mumbasue, will open Reidfest with children’s music on the acoustic guitar. She also performs experimental and folk music. Mills will play at 3 p.m.; the Rockland singer/songwriter is known for his quirky storytelling and a music style he calls rural contemporary groove folk. At 4:30 p.m., Brunswick’s Jimmy Midnight and the Yurtbirds, featuring talented guitarist Scott Woodruff, will offer their rock-a-billy/country/new age/punkadelic/blues-with-a-touch-of-reggae sound. At 6 p.m., Mumbasue will play a mix of rock, funk, folk, reggae, hip hop and R&B.

The music fest is free with park admission. No alcohol is permitted at the park, where a concession will sell light food. Visitors should bring blankets, lawn chairs, bug spray and sun screen. The Group Shelter Area features a large lawn abutting a small beach overlooking the ocean.

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VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to