The fourth annual Cider Hill Farm Locavore Festival is set for Saturday, July 30, from 2 to 10 p.m. at Cider Hill Farm, 777 Main St., and will feature six Maine-based musicians. Early bird ($12) ticket sales extend to Sunday, July 24, online at and at the Narrows Tavern, around the corner on Friendship Street.

Festival organizers have selected the nonprofit Waldo Theatre a beneficiary in hopes of expanding its promotion of Maine musicians within the local community. Proceeds from ticket sales will help support community efforts to revive the 1936 Art-Deco style theater, once a thriving movie house and more recently known for its stage productions.

Muddy Ruckus headlines this year’s festival. Winner of the 2016 New England Music Award for Maine’s Best in State, the band’s latest album, “Pretty Bones,” was recently released and is available online. Also performing is Trisha Mason of Ellsworth, who first appeared at the 2014 Locavore Festival and returns with music from her latest album, “RedSky.” Max Garcia Conover will join the festival for the first time, showcasing music from two full-length albums. Also taking the stage will be Marshall Marquis of Bath; Hours North of Wells; and Tomorrow Morning of Thorndike, each with new original material.

Sticking with tradition, Locavore Music Festival is open to artists and craft vendors, as well as local food vendors. To keep with the festival’s mission, Maine-made products are welcomed in an effort to support the local, talented, arts community. Also, any nonprofit organizations wanting to promote their cause are welcome to join the fest at no cost.

Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for seating. The festival grounds have ample space for lawn games such as bocce, soccer or Frisbee; and an 18-hole disc golf course will be available during the festival.

Tickets will be available for cash purchase at the gate the day of the festival for $15; children 14 years and under are admitted free. For more information, to participate as a vendor or to purchase tickets, visit

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