CAMDEN — The Camden Rotary Club’s annual Music by the Sea celebration will bring two well-known local bands to the Camden Library Amphitheatre on Sunday, July 4. The Midcoast Brass Quintet will kick off the event at 3 p.m. with marches, jazz, and patriotic tunes. The Right Track will bring high-energy rhythm and blues, funk, and soul to the celebration at 4:30 p.m. These performances are part of a 25-year Camden Rotary Club tradition of marking Independence Day with free entertainment for locals and visitors alike. Donations from sponsors cover event costs and support the club’s annual grants to nonprofit organizations in Knox County and Lincolnville.
This year, the club awarded grants to New Hope for Women, Coastal Opportunities, Cooking for Community’s Hunger and Economic Relief Project, St. George Community Development Corporation’s Community Cupboard, the Sundog Outdoor Expeditions Midcoast Outdoor Leadership Initiative, and Bay Chamber Music School. Contributions to this year’s celebration will help fund next year’s round of grants. For more information about the club, visit
Independence Day festivities at the Amphitheatre will also include an hour-long concert by a pop ensemble from Maine’s 195th Army National Guard Band at 1 p.m. Audience members are invited to bring picnic blankets and beach chairs to the Amphitheatre. Refreshments will not be sold onsite but can be brought from home or purchased at local stores.

Midcoast Brass Quintet members, from left, Peter Stuart, Megan Kennedy, Doug Kennedy, Carolyn Kanicki and Bruce Cole will play Independence Day favorites at Camden Rotary’s Music by the Sea celebration.