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The idea of a brew fest starts to make one think of Fall weather. In this interview we highlight the Skowhegan Craft Brew Festival, which happens on September 1 in downtown Skowhegan. Listen in as Mary Haley tells us about the 60 craft breweries and more that are on tap for this afternoon event.
In this interview we caught up with Auta Main, the Veterans Program Manager for the Department of Labor and Rachel Knight, owner of Destination Occupation, to discuss the August 30 Hire-A-Vet kickoff campaign event, which takes place August 30 at the Augusta Civic Center. More than 260 employers—a record attendance—are ready to represent more than 10,000 jobs to anyone seeking employment here in Maine. Organizers hope to help 100 employers hire 100 vets in 100 days!
Fair season is in full swing in Maine and right along with the fairs is harness racing. This week we caught up with Charlene Cushing who is a significant force in the industry as an owner/driver/trainer with more than 20 horses in the stable in Farmington she manages with her husband Mike. We also caught up with Aaron Hall of Gardiner, one of the newer members of the harness racing industry. He started driving in 2010 and just hit the 100 win milestone.
This edition of C What’s On features Kristinna Cannon, the Executive in charge of Main Street Skowhegan and our discussion of what’s in store for the 12th Annual River Fest. River Fest is Skowhegan’s annual multi-day celebration of recreation and life on the Kennebec and includes lots of food, fun activities (such as a bed race on land, river raft rides, and other water activities), live music, fireworks, and more. River Fest helps fund the Kennebec River Gorge project, which underscores recreational life on the Kennebec River.
The Historic Colonial Theater restoration fundraising effort continues full force with another concert on July 26 at the Augusta waterfront featuring Los Angeles band The Dustbowl Revival. This week on C What’s On, we talk with show organizers and a band member from The Dustbowl Revival.
This year is the 21st anniversary for the annual Maine International Film Festival. In this interview, we sit down with Executive Director, Mike Perreault to discuss plans for this major anniversary year, which provides 10 days of non-stop movies at the Railroad Square Cinema and Waterville Opera House starting July 13.
Reserve your festival passes today at miff.org!
Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations have released their new album Take It and will perform at their album release party at the Quarry Tap Room on July 15 at 2 PM. We caught up with Pat to discuss the album in this edition of C What’s On.
You can sample a couple songs from the album below.
The Mallett Brothers Band will play their first-ever show in Augusta on Friday, July 6 at 7 p.m. for a waterfront concert on Front Street. One hundred percent of ticket sales will directly support Augusta’s historic Colonial Theater. Sponsored by Kennebec Savings Bank and Cushnoc Brewing.
Kennebec Valley Chamber President and CEO, Katie Doherty dropped by the C What’s On studio to discuss the Whatever Family Festival, which is well under way as we speak. Of note, she highlights the upcoming Great Race in Gardiner on June 26, the Family Festival, and Brewfest on June 30 (kids will want to take note of the Touch-a-Truck feature including fire trucks and even a Zamboni) and, of course, fireworks displays on the 4th of July. Get out there and enjoy some great family entertainment!
It’s time for the Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival again, and this week we have the pleasure of talking with Festival co-founder Sandy Cormier about shows scheduled June 13–17 and August 22–26 at the Litchfield Fairgrounds on 30 Plains Road. This is the 50th festival and Sandy tells us there are great acts and some special surprises in store.
For more information, visit https://blisteredfingers.com
A preview of what you can expect…
Blue Highway – Marbletown
Tiny Doll – Zink & Company
The Best Of Her – Zink & Company