The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., will host a special screening of “Don McLean: American Troubadour,” with special guests Don and Patrisha McLean, Sunday, June 2, at 6 p.m.

Don McLean is one of America's most enduring singer/songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits "American Pie," "Vincent," "Crying" and "Castles in the Air." Since first hitting the charts in 1971, McLean has amassed more than 40 gold and platinum records worldwide. In 2004, he was included in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by artists from every music genre, most notably Madonna's recording of "American Pie" in 2000, which was a hit worldwide. "American Pie" was chosen as the fifth greatest song of the 20th century by the NEA and RIAA, and the song is in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

“Don McLean: American Troubadour” is a behind-the-scenes look at his career of 40-plus years and features live performances of his best-known hits. The film was produced and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Jim Brown, whose work includes “Peter Seeger: The Power of Song” and “Peter Paul and Mary: Carry It On — A Musical Legacy.”

Strand Executive Director Sarah Ruddy will introduce the film and facilitate a Q&A session after the feature, which is not rated. Tickets are 8.50, $7.50 for students and senior citizens. For more information on all upcoming live concerts, films, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, visit; call 594-0070, ext. 5; or email

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or