The Professor is in, Saturday

May 14, 2014
Professor Smartypants will play banjo tunes new and old at the Coastal Children’s Museum.

Rockland — Professor Smartypants, aka Mark Horn, will perform Saturday, May 17, at 11 a.m. for the Coastal Children’s Museum at Sharp’s Point South. The good Professor prides himself on playing serious music about comical stuff. In the tradition of banjo-pickin’ humorists Uncle Dave Macon and String Bean.

Nashville instrumentalist and Grammy nominee Horn performs his family-friendly vaudeville revue at libraries and children's events around his new home in Maine. This show will take place above the Coastal Children’s Museum, in the Sail Power Steam Museum.

“I love traditional country music and the stories it tells,” said Horn.

Horn recorded his album "Learn Something New" in 2012; his innovative banjo stylings also can be heard on Lonesome Bob’s record “Things Fall Apart”; on the tribute album “I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow”; and in regular performances of his comedy duo, the Mark & Mike Show. For more on Horn and his upcoming shows, look for the Good Professor Smartypants on Facebook.

Tickets to the show, sponsored by the Coastal Children’s Museum’s Sponsor of the Month Camden National Bank, are not included in museum admission. They are $2, $1 for members. To reserve tickets or for more information, call us at 596-0300 or email

Sharp’s Point South is located at 75 Mechanic St. It is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.

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

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