The temptation after a long and challenging ride may be to cut the evening short. After a warm shower, maybe a massage, an amazing dinner, and perhaps a beer at the Beer Tent, you might consider slinking off to your tent, which could be a huge miscalculation given the entertainment in store for BikeMaine riders, volunteers, and community guests. Here’s the line-up:
Saturday, 9/7 – Orono: It’s a big weekend in Orono! We get things started by joining returning UMaine students for performances by the Crown Vic’s and Gawler Family Band — a fun-loving, folk singing banjo playing contra calling family of five will delight us all with their infectious spirit
Sunday, 9/8 – Dover-Foxcroft: Maine humorist Willey Phinedit (Will E Find-it) is a Tall Taleoligist and UnRegistered Maine Guide; he blends Down East humor and original fantasies in tales as dry as your morning toast and as fresh as your next cup of coffee.
Monday, 9/9 – Belfast: No headliners tonight, but as you enjoy the Art Walk in this artist-oriented community, you’re sure to find a number of street musicians. Ghost tours will also be provided by a local historian.
Tuesday, 9/10 – Castine: Danny and the Bluetones, a local blues/jazz band that you’re sure to love!
Wednesday, 9/11 – Bar Harbor: You’re on your own this evening. Bar Harbor has plenty of entertainment, and we’re counting on you to find it!
Thursday, 9/12 – Bar Harbor: Steve Sampson, a versatile local musician who is at his best when taking requests. Surely you can think of a few tunes appropriate for a 400 mile ride! An astronomer from the local Astronomy Club will also give us a presentation on the night sky in the beautiful setting of the Maine Sea Coast Mission.
Friday, 9/13 – Camp Jordan: Jason Spooner Band, a funky, groove-based, singer-songwriter fronted trio; acoustic guitar, stand up bass and drums; they have an incredibly energetic show with wide appeal. You won’t be disappointed.
Saturday, 9/14 – Orono: Many will be heading home, but for those staying over in Orono, Natalie Stovall will be cranking up the college crowd at a venue near the BikeMaine finish. Audiences of Oprah Winfrey, Opryland, and the White House have stomped their feet in tune with her hard charging contemporary fidlin’. Now it’s your turn!
We are also all invited to attend the University of Maine football game which kicks off at 3:30. … and keep in mind, the best entertainment — every evening — is reliving and retelling stories of your day on the road with new friends and your BikeMaine family.