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The University of Maine at Farmington plans to kick off an outdoor Summer Concert Series that will feature free, live music in June, July and August on the lawn of the Emery Community Arts Center on Academy Street.
All concerts are set to begin at 7 p.m. and are open to the public. Audience members are welcome to bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket. In case of rain, the concert will be moved indoors to Emery’s performance space.
UMF Summer Concert Series events:
Nuclear Salad and Sagittarius Rising will perform Saturday, June 25. This first concert features two of Farmington’s favorite local bands. Nuclear Salad is a trio of local musicians who draw inspiration anywhere from Jerry Garcia and John Prine to Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Their original music is a blend of folk and rock with a satirical edge. Band members include Ryan Jones on lead guitar and vocals, Peter Hardy on rhythm guitar and vocals, and Doug Reusch on violin.

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Sagittarius Rising is twin sister duo Isabelle and Phoebe Rogers from Farmington, Maine. Together, they create uplifting original music inspired by nature and the imagination with vocal harmonies, guitar and percussion.

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Lauren Crosby and Darby Sabin are set to perform Friday, July 15.
Hailing from an island in Maine, Crosby’s music is a pure creative expression of the North Atlantic. A lobsterman’s daughter let loose in the modern world, her old soul lends itself to the surrealism of her surroundings and everyday happenings. As a self-taught guitarist and singer, she enjoys blending classic rock, lyric-y folk, and vintage western.
Since she first stepped into the bar room at the age of 14 to perform with the likes of the old fishermen and shipyard workers, At 16, she was invited to perform with folk singer Jonathan Edwards, and since then, has a long list of well-known artists she has opened for or performed with, including: Drake White, Assembly of Dust, Shawn Mullins and LISSIE.

Darby Sabin Submitted photoDarby Sabin is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her songs evoke an emotional journey for all listeners. Sabin shares stories that come from a young life concentrated with experience.

Louisa Stancioff and her bandmates Dave and Dan Kelly Submitted photoLouisa Stancioff and Dead Gowns are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27.
Stancioff is an Indie folk music artist. Her Bulgarian heritage shows through in her intricate melodies, having grown up singing the ethereal, often dissonant traditional folk music with her family. Her bandmates, Dave and Dan Kelly are brothers from Bucksport, and with the addition of drums and the occasional ripping guitar solo, add some roll into the Indie folk. She is originally from Chesterville but currently lives in midcoast Maine, along with the Kelly Brothers.

Louisa Stancioff and her bandmates Dave and Dan Kelly. Submitted photo

Dead Gowns is the songwriting project of Geneviève Beaudoin. The band began touring the northeast in support of their first release, the New Spine EP, in late 2018. Since then, Dead Gowns has released a handful of singles, including “Lyon Alt. Version,” “Castine” and “See People.”

For more information, contact Ann Bartges, director of UMF Emery Community Arts Center at [email protected] or 207-778-7461.