WMPG 15th Annual Bluegrass Spectacular!

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On Monday, October 2, WMPG Community Radio presents the 15th Annual Bluegrass Spectacular at One Longfellow Square. Local Bluegrass bands Tricky Britches, The Intergalactic Yurt Band and The Grassholes will perform.

Doors open at 5:30 PM; the Bluegrass Spectacular begins at 6:30. Tickets are $12 in advance, online at OneLongfellowSquare.com. General admission tickets at the door are $15.

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! One Longfellow Square is the host venue and WMPG’s partner in presenting this annual event. OneLongfellowSquare.com

Proceeds of the event benefit WMPG Community Radio, the volunteer-run broadcast voice of the people of southern Maine. WMPG broadcasts diverse programming which reflects the communities it serves. WMPG broadcasts at 90.9 FM, and also streams online 24 hours/day at wmpg.org. For more information or to get involved in community radio, visit wmpg.org or contact Dale Robin Goodman at 207 780-4151 or email development@wmpg.org.

Additional Band Bio info:

Tricky Britches
Raised in Maine, cured on street corners and next to woodstoves, string-band Tricky Britches is a unique culmination of country, contra-dance, bluegrass, and rock. They’ve played festivals and concerts across the US, Europe, and Hawaii, always being shaped by those places, and using those experiences to inspire their original music.
Tricky Britches formed in 2009, when four friends in Portland, Maine, took their fiddle tunes and country songs on the road across the US. Since then they have released three albums of original material: Comin’ in Hot (2016), Good Company (2013), and Hard Fought Day(2011). They have played on stages big and small across the US, Hawaii, and Europe, but at the end of the day, their favorite show is still on a crowded street corner at midnight. OR at a WMPG Bluegrass Spectacular!

Intergalactic Yurt Band
From across the Universe to a solar system near you, inspired by the spirits of Woody Guthrie, John Hartford, Elvis and Jerome Garcia, playing songs of love, heartbreak and celebration drawn from the deep well of Americana – Certified Organic Music -this is The Intergalactic Yurt Band.
IGYB is a collective of artists, misfits, craftsmen and dreamers drawn together by love, music and the need to build a community with others of our tribe. With a home base in Danville Junction, IGYB plays Central and Western Maine wherever there’s a stage that will hold all 7 members

The Grassholes
The Grassholes are a traditional bluegrass collective that’s been roaming the streets and bars of Portland and greater Maine since 2001. The Grassholes are Field Rider on banjo, Merrill Marsh on guitar, Flann O’Brien on bass, Heather Kahill on fiddle, and Sam Pfeifle on guitar and vocals. Like Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Bob Dylan, and the Grateful Dead? Then you might just like the Grassholes.