CAMDEN — The Camden Library Amphitheatre will ring again with Independence Day music on the afternoon of July 4th.
A pop ensemble from Maine’s 195th Army National Guard Band will kick off the festivities at 1 p.m.
At 3 p.m., Camden Rotary Club will begin its annual Music by the Sea celebration with a performance by the Midcoast Brass Quintet. The Right Track will follow with danceable rhythm and blues at 4:30 p.m.
“It’s great that we can revive our 4th of July tradition this year,” said Camden Rotary President Chris Richmond, in a news release. “Everyone is welcome to celebrate with us and enjoy some great music.”
Camden Rotary Club has hosted Independence Day concerts in downtown Camden for more than 25 years. Thanks to donations from generous sponsors, Music by the Sea is always free to the public. In addition to funding the event, sponsorships support the club’s annual grants to nonprofit organizations in Knox County and Lincolnville.
This year, the club awarded grants to New Hope for Women, Coastal Opportunities, Cooking for Community’s Hunger and Economic Relief Project, St. George Community Development Corporation’s Community Cupboard, the Mid-coast Outdoor Leadership Initiative of Sundog Outdoor Expeditions, and Bay Chamber Music School.
Sponsorships of this year’s celebration will help fund next year’s round of grants.
For more information about the club, visit https://www.camdenrotary.org.
Maine 19th Army National Guard Band (separate from the Rotary event) https://www.facebook.com/195thMaineArmyBand
Bands performing for Camden Rotary Music by the Sea: