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The Chocolate Church Arts Center has announced a lineup of in-person, outdoor concerts held in May and June at the Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., in Bath.

The first concert, on Saturday May 8, will feature The Mallett Brothers Band, who perform their own brand of independent rock and roll, americana, and country. With a dedicated fanbase across the U.S. and a style that ranges from alt-country to jam and roots-rock, theirs is a musical melting pot that’s influenced equally by the singer-songwriter tradition and by harder rock, classic country and psychedelic sounds.

On May 22, actor and musician Scott Moreau will perform his show Under the Influence, in which he will pay tribute to artists and songs that have shaped his career. Moreau made his professional stage debut at Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick in 1999. Since then, he has traveled the country and world with the first national Broadway Tour of Million Dollar Quartet. Moreau has also performed as Johnny Cash since 2010, reprising his role as the “Man in Black” at the Ogunquit Playhouse in 2015 and 2016, The Tony Award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse, Maine State Music Theatre, and at sold-out outdoors shows presented by CCAC in 2020.

Next in the series, on May 29, will be Studio Two: A Tribute to the Beatles. The group, made up of graduates from Berklee College of Music, pays tribute to the early Beatles catalog, choosing songs from the Beatles’ frenetic touring years. By recreating the Fab Four’s music, appearance, instruments, and onstage banter, Studio Two performs classic Beatles hits in a fun and immersive experience.

June 19 will be a concert from singer-songwriter David Mallett. In a career spanning four decades, Mallett has recorded 17 albums, and has written the classic American folk song “Garden Song (Inch by Inch, Row by Row).” Mallett has performed in clubs, concert halls and festivals across the US, Canada and Europe, and has appeared on numerous broadcasts, including NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion. Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison Krauss, Pete Seeger, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, John Denver, and the Muppets.

Finally, on June 26, the series will wrap up with a performance from Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations, who perform a powerful mix of Motown and Memphis soul favorites. True to the genre, the band is complete with outstanding female singers and a full horn section. Their show will highlight the music of classic soul artists like Sam and Dave, the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, and Aretha Franklin.

Tickets for individual concerts, or a discounted package to the entire series, are available at chocolatechurcharts.org, or by calling the CCAC box office at 207-442-8455. All social distancing and other measures will be adhered to at these shows. Email [email protected] or call the box office for more information.

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