Bay Chamber Concerts’ Screen Door Summer Music Festival runs Wednesday, Aug. 17 through Sunday, Aug. 21, with five days of performances from chamber music to opera and jazz. Highlighting the fest are two free concerts featuring the gypsy-funk band Slavic Soul Party!

On Friday, Aug. 19, the band will perform at 1 p.m. on the Camden Village Green and at 6 p.m. at Megunticook Lake. Slavic Soul Party! has created an acoustic mash-up of Balkan and Gypsy sounds with North American music, weaving the gospel, techno, funk, dub, jazz, and Latin influences of New York’s neighborhoods.

This nine-piece band’s second concert is an unprecedented, free musical happening on Megunticook Lake at coordinates 44°14.71′ N 69° 6.01′ W. Because the show is accessible by water only, those without a watercraft may rent one via Maine Sport Outfitters; rentals must be arranged by noon by calling the Outdoor Programs Department at 236-8797 for pickup at the Bog Bridge on Route 105. Renters are asked to make arrangements for return of the watercraft at pickup time.

The many free events offered every year by Bay Chamber serve to fulfill its mission to make high quality music experiences accessible to all our community; those unable to access the lake concert can see the performance by Slavic Soul Party on the Village Green early that same day.

To learn more about all the events offered during the 2016 Screen Door Music Festival, visit or call 236-2823.

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