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Posted on: June 18, 2019

2019 Riverbank Park Summer Concert Series

Summer Concer Series

City of Westbrook’s 2019 Riverbank Park Summer Concert Series

Wednesdays – 6-8pm Riverbank Park on Main Street, Westbrook

FREE ADMITTANCE TO ALL CONCERTS! 

On-Site Cash BBQ & Bake Sale – 5-7pm 

July 3 American Ride – American Ride is the hottest modern country band in Southern Maine and, on the eve of Independence Day and the birthday of our nation, is the perfect fit for the opening show of the 2019 Summer Concert Series! American Ride knocks out covers of Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, and other chart-topping country artists. www.AmericanRideMaine.com 

July 10 Westbrook City Band – In the 1880s, a band known as The Salaberry Band was formed, which, in 1884, became known as the Westbrook City Band. Their repertoire ranges from the classic and light classics to overtures, Broadway show tunes, marches, solo works with band accompaniment and Dixieland jazz selections. For almost eighty years, only six full-time conductors have led the band – Sam Guimond, John Gooch, Arthur Stevens, Dick Kelley, Jerry Brooks, and John Knox. www.Facebook.com/WestbrookCityBand 

July 17 Legolas – Legolas is made up of Peter Albert, Mike Wormwood, Paul Fournier, and professional touring artist Marc Macisso. Legolas originally formed as a rock band in the 60’s, playing regularly throughout Westbrook and the Greater Portland area. Recently, they’ve been performing at the Frog & Turtle, and continue to please crowds with a variety of blues tunes, Jethro Tull, Johnny Cash, and other hits that you’ll easily recognize! www.PeterAlbertGuitar.com 

July 24 Erica Brown & The Bluegrass Connection – At age nine, Erica Brown was traveling throughout New England, Canada, and even Louisiana with the Maine French Fiddlers. She also performed as a special guest with Mac McHale And The Old-Time Radio Gang for five years, was a member of the Bates College “Fighting Bobcats” Orchestra for five years, and was a member of the Maine All-State Music Festival for two years. She has competed in and won numerous fiddle contests throughout New England and Canada. In 2003, Erica was awarded Junior Female Entertainer Of The Year by the Maine Country Music Association and, in 2006, she received the Harold Carter Memorial Award from the Down East Country Music Association. Her talent for combining the precision of classical music with the spontaneity of country and bluegrass fiddle makes for a fun-filled performance every time she plays. Performance highlights include opening for Grammy Award-winning country music superstar, Dwight Yoakam, as well as Grammy award-winning bluegrass performer, Ricky Skaggs, and Kentucky Thunder. www.Facebook.com/EBandtheBC 

July 31 Andy Penk – Andy Penk is a singer-songwriter located in Westbrook, ME, and Cleveland, OH. He’s been playing at bars and restaurants in the Greater Portland area for the past four years. In 2017, he released an EP of original music, Waiting on an Answer, and followed up this release last December with a full-length album, The Free Fall. Both are available on iTunes and Spotify. Penk, a Cheverus High School graduate, lists John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, U2, Stevie Wonder, and Bon Jovi as some of his musical influences. He previously played the Riverbank Park Summer Concert Series in 2015. www.Facebook.com/AndyPenkMusic 

August 7 Pardon Me, Doug – A Tribute to Phish – Pardon Me, Doug (aka PMD) is a premier Phish tribute band formed in the fall of 2012 consisting of Portland, ME, music scene veterans Benny St. Clair (guitar), Chris Chasse (bass), Cameron Gray (drums), and Justin Wiley (keys). They have quickly amassed a loyal following of their own fellow Phish fans that, like themselves, need their fix when Phish isn't on tour. With a catalog of over 250 songs, no PMD show is the same, and the jams are a perfect blend of years of Phish influence and their own takes on the high-energy improvisation that Phish is so well known for. A PMD show is not just a concert, it's an experience! Check out our Facebook page here for upcoming shows. www.Facebook.com/PardonMeDoug 

August 14 Jose Duddy – Maine’s #1 country singer and entertainer! He is a member of the Down East Country Music Association and has won many awards throughout New England. In 1999, he won the Traditional Male Vocalist Award from the United States Country Music Association. He now travels throughout the Northeast singing at hotels, resorts, weddings, corporate events, and fairs. www.JoseDuddy.com 

August 21 ‘Community Fest’ featuring the music of 13 Black – Live music, arts & crafts show, food vendors, pool luau, Pickleball, cornhole, beach volleyball, basketball, outdoor movie, raffles, open house & building tours, and registration for fall programs and activities! FREE event will take place at the Westbrook Community Center – 426 Bridge Street, Westbrook. 13 Black is Southern Maine’s most electrifying cover band, playing the hottest dance tracks, popular 70’s classics, 80’s pop, and hair metal, 90’s alternative, and today’s radio hits! The opening act will be WCC guitar and piano instructor Masa Takahashi. This will surely be a great family event! www.WestbrookCommunityCenter.org  www.Facebook.com/MusicBy13Black  www.MasaTakahashi.com 

*Schedule subject to change. All concert-related announcements will be posted online at www.WestbrookCommunityCenter.org and Facebook.com/WestbrookCommunityCenterShows postponed due to weather will be re-scheduled for the following evening, whenever possible. Questions? Please e-mail Greg at gpost@westbrook.me.us.

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