The Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show is bringing Boogat to the Midcoast. The contemporary five-piece Latin-flavored band will make its only Maine appearance this season Saturday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in a vintage warehouse on Winter Street.

Tickets are $25, available online at; advance online purchase includes free Saturday admission to the MBH&H Show. Event collaborators include the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Epifanes and WERU-FM (media sponsor).

"Contemporary art covers a wide spectrum, and in my mind music is at the heart of it," said publisher and show producer John K. Hanson, Jr.

To highlight that assertion, MBH&H teamed up with the Center for Maine Contemporary Art to bring in a band that spans a few horizons, culturally and geographically. And in a nod back to Rockland's more industrial era, the band will perform in a warehouse directly across the way from the brand-new CMCA building.

Born in Canada, with a father from Paraguay and a mother from Mexico, Montreal’s Daniel Russo Garrido fronts a band that features live trumpet and trombone, percussion, drums, guitars and vocals. Boogat’s music has been described as an edgy blend of hip-hop, cumbia, reggaeton and other styles, programmed and live instrumentation accompanied by forceful rapping.

The group will arrive in Rockland fresh from performances in San Francisco, Mexico City and Toronto. The tour of the Americas is to promote their newest release, “Neo-Reconquista,” which won a Juno for World Music Album of the Year this spring.

The MBH&H Show appreciates the support of Boogat by CMCA, Epifanes and WERU-FM. Overall show sponsors are Awlgrip/Interlux, Bangor Savings Bank, Bell's Furry Friends Pet Photography, Epifanes, Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership, Loyal Biscuit, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine, Maine Made: America’s Best, Port Harbor Marine and USHarbors. The support of the City of Rockland also is much appreciated.

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