Necessary Music Productions hosts its inaugural Badass Women Who Rock Concert Saturday, June 3, at the Threshers Brewing Co. in the Sprowl Lumber complex at 22 Main St./Route 131.

Doors open at 4 p.m. for the event, which features four bands that live up to its moniker — Knox County 's multi-faceted singer/songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Vicky Andres & Life Itself; Waldo County's alt-folk sirens Sugarbush with multi-layered vocals on top of gritty and honest lyrics; three-time state fiddle champion Maisie Newell with her sister Helen, performing a set of songs chosen to highlight traditional fiddle music; and vibrant young Kennebec County power-pop punk triplet teen feminists Random Ideas of South China. Each band will play one set.

Andres has been known and respected by guitar players and local music fans in the know for two decades, with a variety of genres explored, groups and projects over the last 25 years. In Vicky Andres & Life Itself, she is working with noted Midcoast bass master Max McFarland and drummer Jason Dean. Together, they deliver an intense performance that is edgy, energetic and positive, fitting somewhere among alternative, rock and funk.

Sugarbush is a rollicking soulful trio of powerhouse Waldo County women who blend a variety of genres into their unique Americana folk mix. Amy Green (guitar and vocals), Becca Biggs (banjo, foot percussion, and vocals) and Camille Giglio (cello and vocals) released their debut live studio album “Fresh from the Woods” in February.

Maisie Newell grew up in a musical family in Lincoln County and now homesteads with her partner in Montville. Her inspiration stretches from classic Downeast grange hall dance music to the ballads and bluegrass of the Southern Appalachians and all the way down to New Orleans and the Cajun fiddlers of the lower Mississippi River Delta. Her teenage sister Helen is generating fans, just as Maisie did at her age.

Random Ideas met in the womb 18 years ago and have been jamming together ever since. They have been performing in public as a unit since they were 13 and play to all types of Mainers and venues, from LGBT rallies to Harley-Davidson dealerships. Their driving and persistent anthems are clearly influenced by Green Day and Nirvana, with catchy melodies and crisp political lyrics covering many issues important to folks of all ages and persuasions here in Maine.

Tickets for the all-ages show are $10 at the door, free for children younger than 13. All proceeds after promo costs will go to the bands.

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