Trekkers is currently recruiting bands for its seventh annual Trekkapalooza concert, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 7. Held at the historic Strand Theatre on Main Street, the event will feature several Maine-based acts competing in an energizing and fun Battle of the Bands. Each band selected to perform will be eligible to win a cash prize and crowned best Bus Band of 2012.

The Trekkapalooza committee is looking for musical acts of all ages and style. Anyone with musical talent and an interest in performing is encouraged to contact the Trekkers office by calling 594-5095 or sending email to

Trekkapalooza tickets will be available after Thanksgiving, when they can be purchased at the Trekkers office on Buttermilk Drive in Thomaston or by calling 594-5095.  Trekkapalooza is an all-ages show and a chemical-free event. Everyone is welcome.

Trekkers is a nonprofit youth-serving organization focused on providing young people with dynamic ways to form relationships with caring adults. To learn more, visit