The Wiscasset, Waterville, & Farmington Railway is excited to announce our 3rd Annual MUSIC ON THE RAILWAY concert series! This year will feature four concerts Saturdays in late June through September on our grounds by Alna Center station.
Now through March 31st, you can purchase a season pass at the discounted price of four concerts for the price of three! Tickets for individual concerts (on sale April 1st) will be $16. Our season pass (on sale through March 31st) is $48!
Our 2020 Saturday concerts will feature:
June 20th: Rough Sawn
Back by popular demand, Rough Sawn (Facebook) is a local string band composed of farmers and carpenters–true salt of the earth people. They are renowned for their excellent covers of classic country, bluegrass, folk and Western swing as well as timeless originals. They’ve played local farmers markets, breweries, and other events. Their four-part harmonies are not something you’re going to want to miss. You can find Rough Sawn on Facebook.
July 25th: Pejepscot Station
Pejepscot Station (website, Facebook) is a high-energy bluegrass band comprised of veteran musicians hailing from the Midcoast Maine area, featuring Jim McLaughlin on mandolin, guitar and fiddle, Stephen “Satch” Hatch on guitar, Cherie “Peachblossom” Howard on bass, Russ Donahue on mandolin and guitar, and Ren Bernier on banjo. Vocals are shared by all. Based in the village of Pejepscot (in Topsham, ME), the band has been performing throughout southern Maine since forming in 2011. Their repertoire is a mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, Americana, and some “bluegrassified” favorites thrown in. Broad vocal harmonies and an informal and relaxed stage presence make for an enjoyable and fun show appropriate for all.
August 22nd: Fremont Street String Band
Fremont Street String Band (website, Facebook and Spotify) is a 5-piece Down East Maine bluegrass band. Formed in the storybook town of Machias, this band personifies the daring spirit and raw boldness of Maine’s rocky shores and the intriguing muses of Maine’s dense forests. They push the boundaries of musical convention, innovating and reinvigorating classic tunes, without sacrificing the heart and guts of America’s musical heritage. Their original songs are about Maine, love, life, and everything that matters. Engaging and energetic, this band breathes life into its audiences and leaves them feeling more alive and closer to their wild roots.
September 26th: OldHat Duo
OldHat (website and Facebook) is an acoustic string band based out of Eliot, Maine. Fusing tight vocal harmonies with a lively string band rhythm section, OldHat’s sound draws from bluegrass, old time, folk, and country traditions. The band is comprised of Whitney Roy (Guitar, Vocals) and Steve Roy (Mandolin, Fiddle, Vocals). Whitney Roy’s lilting vocals provide the backbone of OldHat’s vocal blend, while her solid rhythm guitar anchors the bands rhythm section. Steve Roy is one of New England’s premier multi-instrumentalists, and has performed and toured with many of the acoustic world’s top acts.
Our concert trains depart our Sheepscot station (97 Cross Road, Alna) at 4.30 p.m. sharp. Please arrive early to ensure a relaxed experience. Music at Alna Center under our pavilion is from 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Train fare and parking at Sheepscot are included in the ticket price. Feel free to bring a blanket. Information on food and beverage options will be available in the coming weeks.
Details on our 2020 Music on the Railway concert series can be found at http://wwfry.eventbrite.com.