STOCKTON SPRINGS — The annual Open Mic Plus series returns for its 2019 season at the Sandy Point Community Hall, 684 US-1. The events run on the third Wednesday of every month, May through October.
The 7 p.m. Open Mic hour is open to all ages and levels of talent. Poets, storytellers, jokesters and musicians of all stripes — all are welcome.
After a 15-minute break for refreshments, the feature performance hour begins about 8:15 p.m.
The featured performers for each month are:
May 15: Lincoln Blake
Jazz piano from the Great American Songbook
Blake is native to midcoast Maine. Starting out on saxophone, he went on to study piano at the University of Maine at Augusta. He has been a professional musician in Maine for more than 20 years, playing at such venues as The Samoset, The Asticou Inn, and The Bar Harbor Club, and is a regular at the United Farmers Market in Belfast.
June 19: Chris Brinn and Matt Smith
Energetic Irish folk music on accordion, banjo, and vocals
July 17: Sassafras Stomp
Fiddle and banjo tunes, ballads, original and harmonic songs
August 21: Hawk Henries
Indigenous and original flute music and stories
September 18: Bondeko with Ylli Brekofca
Global and eclectic rhythmic music from Albania and beyond
October 16: Timbered Lake
Lyrical songs, luminous harmonies, and indigenous percussion
Admission is a sliding scale donation of $3 to $10, free for children younger than 18.
For more information, call 567-4044.
The historic Sandy Point Community Hall overlooks the mouth of the Penobscot River, 3.5 miles south of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.