Waldoboro Dayz means music

Jun 05, 2018

Waldoboro — The perennial Waldoboro Day became Waldoboro Dayz last year with the addition of a Friday night dance. This year’s Daze get underway June 8 with a potluck Waldoboro Dayz Dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m., followed at 7:30 p.m. by the dance at the Soule-Shuman VFW Hall, 40 Mill St.

Both Friday events are fundraisers for the annual community celebration, $7 for dinner and $5 for the dance. The latter, a BYOB/21-and-older event, will be fueled by DJ Jim Letteney playing a wide range of music from rock ‘n’ roll, new country and rhythm & blues, as well as some oldies but goodies.

Saturday’s Waldoboro Day activities will take place on the grounds of the former A.D. Gray School, 56 School St. in the village, and include a full-day soundtrack, so everyone is invited to bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the celebration.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ryan Moody will provide background music, with a 1 to 2:25 p.m. interlude for the first ever Waldoboro Dayz Talent Show featuring 12 to 15 local acts.

Live performances follow up to and after the fireworks. From 2:30 to 3:15 p.m., local singer/songwriter Hannah Basham will perform. A lifelong singer, Basham started writing songs and playing guitar at age 10. From there she progressed to open mics across the state and recently placed second at a fair singing competition. She will be followed from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. by Strange Brew, featuring local fellows Strange Brew Dan Griffin, Brian Hallinan and Ryan Moody. They blend rock, blues and country music and perform both classic covers and original songs.

At 4:30 p.m., the locally sourced Ale House String Band will play an hour of traditional folk music, songs of the sea and original tunes. The trio features longtime local musicians Oren Robinson, Brian Dunn and April Reed-Cox.

From 6:30 p.m. and on through the night, the Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra will lend its big band MoJO to cap Waldoboro Dayz. This premier Midcoast community jazz orchestra performs a variety of musical styles including Big Band, Latin, funk and blues. The annual fireworks display will provide a lively intermission from 9 to 9:30 p.m.

In case of inclement weather, all music will take place at the Waldoboro Fire Department on Route 1, on the same schedule.

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