Weekend Spotlight: Live music, brews, artist receptions, and Memorial Day weekend events

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 12:45pm

    For Memorial Day Weekend, we’re looking at a gorgeous couple of days in the 70s (except for Saturday, which is looking pretty iffy with showers and thunderstorms) with a mix of indoor and outdoor events, plus where to go in the Midcoast for Memorial Day parades and celebrations.

    Two Museum Openings

    Saturday, May 28—Rockland & Searsport


    Given the weather Saturday, here are two indoor events worth checking out. The Center for Maine Contemporary Art will be hosting an opening artist reception from 3 to 5 p.m. for their summer 2022 exhibitions featuring Reggie Burrows Hodges, Veronica Perez, and Yashua Klos. Refreshments will be served in the courtyard. FMI: CMCA

    And Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport launches their exhibit season starting today, Thursday, for a free opening reception between 4 and 7 p.m. but will also be open Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. With a new photography collection and stories at sea, Maine’s oldest maritime museum is worth a look. FMI: Exhibits

    Live Music at Two Breweries

    Saturday, May 28—South Thomaston & Union

    Photo courtesy Splitwillow

    The Pour Farm in Union will be hosting the Running of the Black Flies 5K race starting at 9:30 a.m. with live music and cool island sounds at the finish line by Catcha Vibe featuring B Positive. FMI: The Pour Farm.

    Splitwillow, a five-piece band from Maine, will be bringing the music while Waterman’s Beach Brewery slings the beers from 4 to 7 p.m. Here’s a video of their musical style. The event is free to the public.

    Memorial Day Celebrations

    Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30—Midcoast


    Here are all of the events happening in the Midcoast.


    On Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30, the Fort Knox Kampground of America in Bucksport is hosting a weekend Memorial Day celebration and annual cookout. FMI: Bucksport

    On Monday, May 30, West Bath is holding a Memorial Day parade at 10:30 a.m. at the American Legion in Bath, but best to get there early to grab a spot. FMI: Bath

    On Monday, May 30, Down East Singers, Mozart Mentors Orchestra, and soloists Sarah Tuttle and John David Adams, will present Johannes Brahms’s piece, sung in German at Watts Hall (174 Main St., Thomaston) at 5 p.m. Admission is $20 and free for 18 and younger, everyone must have a ticket. Doors open at 4 p.m. Masks required; free masks provided. FMI: Down East Singers

    Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com