Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery will present singer/songwriter David Mallett in a free concert Sunday, July 17, at 2 p.m. in celebration of Union Founder’s Day weekend.

Mallett hails from a small town in northern Maine; in a career that spans four decades, his music has traveled to all corners of the world. His songs have been recorded by more than 150 artists including Pete Seeger, Alison Krauss, John Denver, Emmylou Harris, even the Muppets; and his "Garden Song" has become an American folk classic.

He has performed throughout America and Europe. He has been recognized as one of the 58 most memorable Mainers of the 20th century and the readers of have honored him as both Artist of the Year and for Album of the Year ("Artist in Me").

Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery is located at 175 Barrett Hill Road, one-third mile off Route 17; shows take place rain or shine, are all-ages and open to the public. Seating is limited, so bring a lawn chair or blanket. Gates open noon. Food, Maine beer and Savage Oakes wine will be served before and during the show.

The Savage Oakes concert series will continue July 29 with the Ghost of Paul Revere and Aug. 12 with the Adam Ezra Group; and conclude Sept. 3 with the return of James McMurtry. For more information, visit or call 785-2828.

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