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Concerts in the Park 2023
June 7 - Finestkind
Finest Kind Country Band is a five piece (keys, lead, bass, drums, vocals) band focused on performing classic country, gutsy blues, and honky-tonk, with taste, twang, and talent. Experienced, professional, and local to the area, musicians Mark Gunter, Henry Lowery, Chris Bailey, and Ron Breton play music with energy and passion that enhances the extraordinary voice of singer Janet Wentworth. FCB plays music everyone can relate to. Think Patsy, Merle, Willie, Hank, as well as Sturgill Simpson, Rodney Crowell, Janis Joplin (yes), Ray Charles, kd lang, Elvis, and Chris Stapleton.
June 14 - Straight Up No Ice
Straight Up No Ice is an eclectic mix of rock, blues, alternative and dance music. The five person band is new to the scene and is looking forward to rocking out with you. Come out to listen, come out to dance, come out and have some fun with us!
June 21 - The Chris Humphrey Big Band
The Chris Humphrey Big Band is a jazz and swing big band on the scene in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, playing events ranging from corporate parties and ballroom dances to intimate club dates and charity functions to concerts in city parks. This 14 piece band's membership is experienced, deeply musical and all are in high demand as individual musicians in their own right. The band's music focus is classic big band jazz, featuring tunes from 1930s-1960s.
June 28- Lisa, Jim & Byon
The Lisa Mills, Jim O'Neil and Byon Yeatts sing 3-part harmonies of hits from the 60's through the turn of the century plus a few 21st century songs now qualifying as oldies.
July 5 - Kennebunk River Band
Kennebunk River Band will perform original songs as well as playing everything from Dylan, the Dead to Tom Petty and Eddie Vedder, Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell to modern rock, country, bluegrass and adult alternative hits by artists like Allison Krauss, Sarah MacLachlan and Sheryl Crow. The core of the Kennebunk River Band is Steve and Emily MacKinnon who each have many years performing as acoustic soloists.
July 12 - Knock on Wood
High-energy acoustic folk-rock duo, featuring singer-songwriter Howie Newman. Combining acoustic guitar with fiddle, mandolin and pleasing vocal harmonies, the duo performs Classic Rock covers and funny original music (suitable for all ages). It’s a family-friendly concert that may include a few children’s songs and music for senior citizens. It’s a very lively and lots of fun, with great musicianship along with a bit of humor here and there. FMI: including videos and music samples, visit www.howienewman.com/knockonwood.
July 19 - The Dock Squares
With a K'port base, this local 3-5 person band play Rock'n'Roll, Pop Jazz and Lounge. They bring the fun!
July 26 - North River Music
North River Music has an Americana sound with strong harmonies and expressive musicianship. Playing covers of folk, rock and country songs, a North River set is fun to listen to with something familiar for everyone. From Crosby Stills and Nash, The Eagles and Dylan to the Dixie Chix and Indigo Girls come to dance, come to listen - you'll like what you hear!
August 2 - Dann Wolfe
With an ear to the past and an eye towards the future of rock and roll, singer and songwriter Dann Wolfe takes to the stage with his exciting one man band. His playlist spans from America to ZZ Top.
August 9 - Nomadic Grooves
Based in Kennebunk, Nomadic Grooves is a local band that transcends genres from Rock to Reggae, including Blues & Bluegrass from the 60's through today, truly taking you on a nomadic musical journey with grooves that make you move!
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