Greetings from Bucksport!

 

At long last, things are beginning to feel more normal after COVID.   Like all communities, there have been many changes in retail and commercial merchants and activities here – and, we have welcomed many new residents to town, a positive development.  

 

Bucksport persevered and Town Government & generous citizens helped our merchants get through the pandemic – thank you for that! We made it, but not without some pain.

 

Wednesday On Main has had two solid seasons since COVID shut us down in ‘20 & ‘21.  Thank you to our supporters, sponsors, visitors, devotees and volunteers for bringing back this summer event series.  It means a lot and brightens our days – much needed.

 

2024 is looking great – we have a terrific lineup of performers, starting with our perennial season opener Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers on June 5th.  Suitable for ages 4 to 94!

 

You’ll enjoy a little bluegrass, a little classical, some Barcelona, some pop, some Americana, and a load of fun.  See our schedule of events for the 2024 season below.

 

With gratitude,

Paula

2024 Schedule

June 5  - FROGTOWN MOUNTAIN PUPPETEERS

5:30 – 7:00 pm (Doors open at 4:45 pm)

Alamo Theatre, 85 Main Street - FREE


Everybody’s favorite goofy bunch of characters that delight every age and disposition! Ages 4 and up – prepare to laugh.

Generously sponsored by Ellsworth-Bucksport Dental Associates, Inc. 

June 20 -  IT’S WEDNESDAY ON THURSDAY

FIFTH FRET  


5:30 – 7:00 pm

Brown Hall, Elm Street Congregational Church

31 Elm Street, Bucksport, ME 


Wednesday On Main happily welcomes Fifth Fret to a new Arts Venue – Brown Hall, where you’ll relax and enjoy the rich and joyous sounds of Doug, Connor & Bobbie performing Bluegrass and more on Guitar, Bass, and Banjo. 


Join your neighbors and friends for an evening of fun and camaraderie, followed by refreshments and a meet and greet with the musicians. Keep the summer excitement going while you enjoy community and

great music!


Refreshments provided by Alamoosook Lakeside Inn – thank you!


$10 suggested donation

Our partner is Brown Hall Arts Committee, a new non-profit bringing events of interest to our community under the Know Your Neighbor banner, including public forums, theatre, dance, art classes, Improv, food events and more.

July 17BARCELONA


5:30 – 7:00 pm 

Alamo Theatre 


Welcome Sam Lardner and his talented group of singers and players from Spain for another beautiful evening of song and we hope, dance (yes, flamenco). 


This event SOLD OUT twice last year - Seating by Reservation Only

Call 207-266-7999 to reserve your seat - Call early
$10 suggested donation


Generously sponsored by Maine Savings Federal Credit Union

July 18 -  IT’S WEDNESDAY ON THURSDAY AGAIN!

KNEISEL HALL STUDENT CONCERT


**STARTS AT 7:00 pm**

Alamo Theatre


Making their first appearance in Bucksport, help us welcome with great pleasure the supremely talented young musicians from the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School and Festival. These young men and women are chosen from hundreds of applicants from all over the world to study and play with internationally known artists that make up the KH faculty, and we have the rare opportunity to host these accomplished musicians.


$10 suggested donation

July 20 THE ANNUAL BUCKSPORT BAY FESTIVAL


All Day!


Downtown fun and activities for the entire family – 

on the Waterfront, On Main Street and everywhere in-between. 


Find the schedule of events at 

www.bucksportmaine.gov or on Facebook

July 31  -  ROSIE UPTON & PETER van REESEMA


5:30 – 7:00 pm

Alamo Theatre


Vocalist & Orland native Rosie Upton & hubby Peter van Reesema bring their duo home!  Drawing on classical upbringings and love of American roots music, we’ll enjoy a night of intimate storytelling and virtuosic Americana. 


$10 suggested donation


Generously sponsored by WERU Community Radio

August 14   -  BLUE NORTHERN BLUEGRASS BAND


5:30 – 7:00 pm

Alamo Theatre


Originating in Maine, Blue Northern plays traditional, original and contemporary acoustic music.  Featuring vocals accompanied by guitar, upright bass, mandolin, fiddle, dobro and tenor guitar. 


$10 suggested donation


Generously sponsored by WERU Community Radio

August 21  -  ANNI & THE RAINMAKERS

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Bucksport Waterfront Gazebo


With energetic live shows, a diverse repertoire and fiercely original songs, Anni & The Rainmakers is captivating audiences across pubs, clubs & festivals throughout the region.


***BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR***


$10 Suggested Donation

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors:

FMI Contact: Paula Kee 

207-266-7999    /    bucksportwom@gmail.com

Since 2015, The Town of Bucksport has generously underwritten the entire season of the  Wednesday On Main Summer Event Series