Concert for the Hill featuring Dave Mallett launches Beech Hill Initiative, Aug. 19
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ROCKPORT — Coastal Mountains Land Trust welcomes the Dave Mallett Band for a special Arts on the Hill event, a “Concert for the Hill,” to benefit the Beech Hill Fields and Habitat Initiative.
“Join us for this special concert with one of America’s true original troubadours on Saturday, August 19, at 6 p.m.,” said CMLT, in a news release.
(Rain date is Sunday, August 20).
In a career spanning five decades, Mallett has recorded 17 albums and performed across the US, Canada, and Europe. Known for his carefully written poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that that includes Alison Krauss, Pete Seeger, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, John Denver, and the Muppets.
Mallett’s music is a reminder of the connection with the earth and with days gone by – and of the memories and dreams that sustain us.
The Concert for the Hill is the public launch of the Beech Hill Initiative which seeks to raise the funds to support the management of Beech Hill's historic landscape for the benefit of wildlife, blueberries, children and community events (like these concerts!), and the scenic views of the coastal mountains and Penobscot Bay.
“The Land Trust’s goal is to raise $350,000 to support the long-term field and habitat management practices needed to sustain this truly one-of-a-kind community asset,” said CMLT. “Like all the concerts in the Arts on the Hill series, this event is free and open to the public, but we will be inviting those in attendance to consider a donation for the Beech Hill Initiative on the night and/or in the days that follow it. We hope to reach our fundraising goal by the end of 2023. More than ever, we are expecting a full house (hill) for Dave's concert and ask that you please leave your dogs at home.”
This season's Arts on the Hill music series is brought to you by lead sponsors Cold Mountain Builders and Emily & Jonathan McDevitt, and partner sponsors Bangor Savings Bank, Camden Coast Real Estate, and Maine Coast Orthodontics.
Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay. The Land Trust has protected over 13,000 acres, offering 50 miles of trails for public recreation.
Beech Hill Preserve is a 295-acre conservation property, managed for the complementary purposes of maintaining its scenic beauty, historic value, grassland bird habitat, and organic blueberry production.