As part of the inaugural Camden Classics week, a Community Outdoor Day and Concert will be held Sunday, July 31,at the Camden Snow Bowl, 20 Barnestown Road. A 50-piece band will play a free outdoor concert at 2 p.m. on the athletic field, preceded by a recreational sampler of activities at the Snow Bowl starting at 10 a.m.

The afternoon concert will feature the Bangor Band, one of the oldest community bands in the United States — the band has been performing concerts at various venues every summer since their first season in 1859. Current conductor, Curvin Farnham, has served as director of bands for 24 years at the University of Maine and conducted the University Symphonic Band.

Joining the band as a guest conductor will be Camden’s own Nancy Rowe, band director extraordinaire at Camden Hills Regional High School. Those attending the concert are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a wondering afternoon of music in the beautiful outdoor setting the Snow Bowl offers.

The sampler activities include kayaking, guided hikes, golf activities, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), softball, tennis, trail running and guided mountain bike tours. Food trucks and an ice cream truck will be on hand to provide sustenance for outdoor enthusiasts and concert-goers alike. Demo bikes will be available, as will be kayaks, SUP and other equipment.

All events of the day are free and open to the public and are sponsored by the Ragged Mountain Recreation Foundation. For more information, visit

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