The public is invited to a concert of bluegrass music performed by the Rockport-based Miners Creek, which will be followed by an opening reception featuring the avian art of the group’s lead singer, Resa Randolph. The event will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at the United Christian Church, 18 Searsmont Road/ Route 173 in Lincolnville Center.

Miners Creek brings a distinctively down-home, Maine-grown voice to bluegrass music. The band's sound is rooted in the bluegrass tradition, with a heavy sprinkling of folk, Latin, Appalachian, blue and old timey gospel.

The band began as a family trio with songwriting mother, Resa, and daughter Emily playing guitar and bass while blending their harmonies with husband/dad Whitney playing banjo and mandolin. This spring, vocalist Emma Theobalds and fiddler Jenny Karod joined the band.

Following the concert, which will be held in the 1821 church sanctuary, the audience will move next door to the recently renovated Community Building for the opening reception of Resa Randolph’s bird portraits created in oil and graphite. Refreshments will be served.

All are welcome to attend the concert/art show, which will celebrate the many talents of the Randolph family. The church and Community Building are both handicapped accessible. There is no admission, fee but free-will donations will enable the UCC to sponsor future community events. For more information, call 785-3521.

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