Luxury boutique hotel 16 Bay View is sponsoring Red, White & Boots, a country music event to benefit Maine Farmland Trust, Saturday night, July 1. Tickets, available via Brown Paper Tickets, are on sale for this premier summer event.

The country-themed charity dance, with delicious food and drink, will feature the acclaimed Houston Bernard Band, fronted by the bad boy of Boston country. Bernard delivers one crowd-pleasing country anthem after another, while the band cooks up tight, modern country beats, soaring harmonies and expertly crafted solos.

The Houston Bernard Band has opened for Jake Owen, Eli Young Band, Josh Thompson, Scotty McCreery and Pure Prairie League; and performing at colleges, theaters, festivals, fairs and New England’s most respected country nightclubs. With down-home sensibility and plenty of rock and roll energy, the Houston Bernard Band has re-imagined modern country with a new philosophy — country music is better raw than fried.

The 21-and-older indoor/outdoor event is all-inclusive. Tickets are $100 and include music, drinks, a country-style barbecue complete with red checkerboard tablecloths and hay bales and dancing all night long. Doors to the Bud Light sponsored event open 6 p.m. and the show runs from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit

Proceeds will support the Maine Farmland Trust, a statewide member-powered nonprofit working to protect farmland, support farmers, and advance the future for farming. Since its founding in 1999, MFT has helped to protect more than 54,000 acres of Maine’s precious farmland and provided critical services to more than 550 farm families. For more information about the Belfast-based nonprofit, visit

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