According to the Sun Journal, a new Blues Festival is coming to Western Maine, and if all goes well, they are hoping this will be an annual event. Burgess Bass Production is the company hosting this fun new event.

The Spruce Mountain Blues Bash is on Friday, Aug. 6, and Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Spruce Mountain Ski Area. The kickoff show will take place Friday night between 7 and 10:30 p.m.

Several award-winning bands such as Bonnie Edwards and the Practical Cats will perform as well, as musician Dan Charette will be featured on Friday. Saturday will bring a whole new lineup with Matt & the Barnburners, followed by Dave Mello and the Dave Mello Blues Band, The Blue Flames, and then Chris Beard of New York.

Tickets are only $10 each to attend Friday night’s show; a weekend pass that will get you into every show is $40. Additionally, if you like to attend both days and make it a full weekend of bluesy music, there will be free camping at the bottom of the Face Trail for those who wish to camp out.

This is a rain or shine event so make sure you show up fully prepared for all sorts of weather.


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