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Ninth Annual HenryFest

August 27, 2013
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Ninth Annual HenryFest Ninth Annual HenryFest

All proceeds to benefit 317 Main Community Music Center in Yarmouth

YARMOUTH - On Sept. 8, 2013, 317 Main Community Music Center presents the Ninth Annual HenryFest, outdoors at beautiful Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, Maine. The festival features music from Anger, Walsh, Gordy & Doty; The Jason Spooner Band; The Forge; The Diana Hansen Band; Cumberland Crossing and a 317 Main Student Ensemble. Tickets at the gate are $20 per individual or $40 for a family ticket. The event is open to all ages - children are encouraged! All proceeds will benefit 317 Main Community Music Center, the nonprofit music school located in Yarmouth.

The Festival features an active children's area with face painting, an instrument petting zoo, temporary tattoos, a book corner, a dress-up area and more. HenryFest always features a popular Pie Table, offering a myriad of donated home-baked pies sold by the slice. The local food vendors featured at this year's festival include Otto Pizza, Taco Trio, Toots Ice Cream, Kids Gone Raw and Allagash Brewing.

Headliners Darol Anger, Joe Walsh, Grant Gordy & Karl Doty represent a string band super-group. The resumes and the musical chemistry of this newly formed quartet are equally impressive. Darol Anger (fiddle) and Joe Walsh (mandolin) both teach at Berklee College of Music and have toured and recorded with a who's who of the acoustic world. Grant Gordy burns bright as the young guitarist in the David Grisman Quintet, and bassist Karl Doty was a founding member of Joy Kills Sorrow and is often seen backing up the likes of Heather Masse. Expect an afternoon of inspiring, delightful improvisational American string band music, roots, jazz, bluegrass and more. 

The Jason Spooner Band ranks among the brightest rising stars of the roots rock scene today. Spooner has received prestigious accolades for his songwriting talents from Mountain Stage, South By Southwest Music Festival, The Kerrville Folk Fest New Folk Competition,The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and more. The Spooner Band is a crowd favorite at NH's Meadowbrook Pavilion, appearing there with Jackson Browne and most recently with John Mayer. Their infectious acoustic rock draws upon the richness of American folk music traditions with outstanding songwriting.

The Forge is Maeve Gilchrist (harp, vocal), Anna Colliton (bodhran), Cara Frankowicz (fiddle) and Nicole Rabata (Irish flute) - North America's most powerful new traditional Irish band. The four women have come together from both sides of the Atlantic to create a stir on the American trad scene, performing a strong blend of traditional and contemporary styles. In addition to her busy touring schedule, Nicole Rabata teaches flute at 317 Main Community Music Center.

The Diana Hansen Band is led by 317 Main vocal instructor Diana Hansen. The band performs a soulful blend of the best of contemporary singer/songwriters with some serious jazz chops and stellar originals. Hansen cites a wide range of influences from Joni Mitchell to Neil Young.

Cumberland Crossing is a bluegrass band featuring some of the top pickers from throughout Southern Maine: Ronnie Gallant (guitar, mandolin), Skip King (banjo), Bill Holden (dobro) and Erica Kingston (bass). The band features searing guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro and bass on a solid mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass. 

The lineup at HenryFest is always kicked off with a performance by one of 317's most accomplished student groups.

Admission at the gate is $20 per individual or $40 per family. Advance tickets are available only at 317 Main Community Music Center, 317 Main Street in Yarmouth or by calling (207) 846-9559. Parking at the event is free. 

HenryFest is generously sponsored by Dead River Company, Allagash Brewing Company, Coffee By Design, Gather, Maine magazine, MaineOrtho, Merriconeag Waldorf School, North Yarmouth Academy, Norway Savings Bank, St. Lawrence Arts Center, WCLZ, and WMPG. Additional support is provided by Atlantic Sportswear, Casco Bay Ford, Clayton's Cafe, Douglas Title Company, Full Court Press, ReVision Energy and Verrill Dana. All proceeds will benefit 317 Main Community Center.

317 Main Community Music Center is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization in Yarmouth, Maine. 317 Main offers private and group lessons, jams, Little Roots early education program, performance opportunities and community outreach for all ages and abilities. For more information, visit www.317main.org or call (207) 846-9559.

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