The 17th Annual WMPG Bluegrass Spectacular! Want to hear the show – link added!

Monday, December 9  at One Longfellow Square~~  update – Audio Link of full show!

Full recording of entire show linked here! Bluegrass! It was not so long ago in Portland that live Bluegrass shows were not easy to find. Volunteers at WMPG started the WMPG Bluegrass Spectacular, an annual event to showcase the bluegrass scene, small but mighty, in and around Portland.

Bluegrass and similar music enjoys popularity on the Portland music scene these days, and WMPG’s Bluegrass Spectacular is in its 17th year and still running strong!

This year, WMPG brings old and new friends to the One Longfellow Square stage on Monday evening, December 9. Beginning with The Grassholes, good friends to WMPG, and a local favorite that has been on the Spectacular stage since the first year of the WMPG event.

Heather Kahill (fiddle), Merrill Marsh (guitar) Sam Pfeifle (guitar), Flann O’Brien (stand-up bass), and Field Rider (banjo, harmonica).

Miners Creek will make its first visit to the Bluegrass Spectacular. This 5 piece band resides in mid-coast Maine, and has been performing for about 6 years, centered in bluegrass traditions, and including contemporary acoustic music, blues, Latin, Old-Time and more.

Resa Randolph (guitar/mandolin/banjo), Whitney Randolph (banjo), Emma Theobalds (guitar and lead vocals), Cara Lauzon (fiddle), and Ethan Hotchkiss (upright bass).

Old Eleven is based in Portland, with members whose names are known far and wide in the music world. Several have visited our stage and studios in the past, with different band configurations. Traditional and contemporary bluegrass masters, Old Eleven is sure to thrill!

Ted DeMille (guitar and vocals), Chris Dombrowski (bass), Eli Gilbert (banjo and vocals), Lincoln Meyers (guitar and vocals), and Taylor Smith (mandolin and vocals).

WMPG is the local source for bluegrass in the broadcast media! Join us for a live celebration of local stars of the Maine Bluegrass scene!

The 2019 edition of the WMPG Bluegrass Spectacular takes place Monday, December 9 at One Longfellow Square, and is WMPG’s partner in presenting this annual event.. Doors open at 6; Music begins at 7. Tickets are $12 advance, available online at, and $15 at the door on the evening of the show.