GARDINER — Area musicians, businesses and Gardiner Main Street will present the Gardiner Music Walk Saturday, April 16. The music walk takes the concept of Art Walk and infuses a mix of jazz, rock, rhythm and soul. Throughout downtown Gardiner, music will waft in and out of businesses to create a festive evening of shopping, dining, mingling and community, all while supporting well established and burgeoning musicians alike.

April 16 is National Record Store Day. Niche, Inc., Gardiner’s new and used vinyl shop is an official stop on the day meant to celebrate independently owned purveyors of music. Niche has worked with other area businesses who will host a variety of musicians from 5 to 8 p.m. Visitors can stroll around Gardiner and enjoy a spring evening while exploring all that Gardiner has to offer. Inspired visitors to Music Walk can also get involved by participating in a drum circle and make their own music.

Performances will overlap and progress throughout the evening.

The schedule:

Patrick Colwell, 5-6 p.m., Canton Village, 428 Water St.

Half Past Five at Healthy Smiles, 5-6 p.m., 410 Water St.

Face Painting by Isabelle, 5-8 p.m., Johnson Hall Park, 280 Water St.

Drum Circle by Mike Moody, 5-8 p.m., Johnson Hall Park, 280 Water St.

Early Evening Show Orchestra (busk preview), 6:30-7 p.m., Johnson Hall, 280 Water St.

Glen Rolfe, 6-7 p.m., Craft Beer Cellar, 339 Water St.

Josh Rollson, 6-7 p.m., Candle in the Window, 335 Water St.

Dan Muller-Haze, 6-7 p.m., Mainiac Brewing and Supply, 325 Water St.

Dana Massive, 6-7 p.m., Gardiner Food Co-op and Café, 269 Water St.

Caleb Orion, 7-8 p.m., Raggamuffins, 279 Water St.

Nick Perry’s Brass Tax, 7-8 p.m., Niche, Inc., 289 Water St.

Will Cunningham, 7-8 p.m., Monkitree, 263 Water St.

Push/Shove, 7-8 p.m., Lisa’s Legit Burritos, 242 Water St.

Early Evening Show, 7:30-9 P.m., Johnson Hall, 280 Water St. (tickets at

Alter Igor, 8:30 p.m., The Depot Pub, 14 Main Ave.

Riff Raff, 9 p.m., The Bench, 418 Water St.

Musicians are donating their time to share in the community of music for all to enjoy, and will busk at each location. The event (unless otherwise noted) is free to the public, but tipping is strongly encouraged to show appreciation for their talents.

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