Miners Creek Bluegrass Band will perform a concert to benefit the Midcoast Hospitality House Saturday, May 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway.

Miners Creek Bluegrass Band brings a progressive approach to bluegrass music, mixing traditional bluegrass, folk and Appalachian music with modern lyrics and Latin influences. The band’s double banjos blend Scruggs-style with old-timey claw hammer to create a unique sound rarely heard or seen on stage.

First Universalist Church will provide refreshments during intermission. Suggested donation is $15, with all proceeds going directly to Hospitality House. Located on Old County Road in Rockland, Hospitality House provides housing services and life skill education for as many as 21 people who are homeless, with the goal of encouraging residents to invest in themselves, become self supporting, and break the cycle of homelessness.

For more information on the event, contact the church at mail@uurockland.org or 594-8750. To contact the band, email MinersCreekBand@gmail.com or call 230-4459. For Hospitality House, email midcoasthospitalityhouse@gmail.com or call 593-8151.

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