The North Atlantic Blues Festival is an annual two-day blues music festival featuring national blues performers and considered one of the most prestigious on the East Coast. The festival is held at the Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, overlooking the picturesque Rockland Harbor. Some of the top names in blues music have been featured at this prestigious East Coast festival. In addition to all day live entertainment, the festival has vendors selling a wide array of food, drinks and crafts. Saturday evening Main Street is closed to traffic for the NABF Club Crawl. Attendees of legal age, wearing their wristband from the festival are allowed free admission to the many bars and restaurants featuring many of the top regional blues performers. There are also bands performing on Main Street for all ages at no charge.
“Deconstructing the Beatles’ White Album,” a filmed multi-media presentation about the creation of The Beatles’ best-selling album “The Beatles” (commonly referred to as the White Album), will be screened Sunday, May 28, at 5:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 30, at 1 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St.
Released in 1968, the White Album’s 30 songs span almost every style of music — from hard rock to country to chamber music to avant-garde. Its recording took place during a remarkable year in Beatles history that included the death of Brian Epstein, the creation of Apple Corps and a trip to India to study meditation.
In this multimedia presentation, Scott Freiman transports his audience into Abbey Road Studio for a look at the revolutionary techniques used during the production of “Revolution,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Blackbird” and other songs from the White Album. It will be an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions, allowing the audience to see and hear the evolution of these groundbreaking songs and their lasting influence on popular music.
Freiman may be the only person to have sold out Carnegie Hall … and been a finalist for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year. He also is an internationally recognized expert and lecturer on the music of the Beatles.
Freiman has presented his lectures to sold-out audiences at theaters nationwide and has spoken about the Beatles at colleges, universities and corporations such as Pixar, Google, and Facebook. In 2012, he taught a semester course on The Beatles In The Studio at Yale University.
Freiman’s insights into the music of the Beatles can be found in the book “All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release” published in 2013 by Black Dog and Leventhal. Freiman also writes about music and "deconstructs" songs and bands for Culture Sonar (culturesonar.com).
The show runs 90 minutes. Strand tickets are $8.50, $7.50 for those younger than 12 and senior citizens, as well as for matinees and on Mondays. For more information, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOORS @ 7PM | SHOW @ 7:30PM
$12 TICKETS | PAY AT DOOR
RESERVE YOUR TICKET ONLINE!*
Pig + Poet at Whitehall is proud to present Poetry Night with host JOE RICCHIO and featured poet ARIELLE GREENBERG
-plus readings by poets from around the state, including Meg Willing, Jacob Fricke, Roxanne Dragon, Rufus Nicoll, Adelyn Connolly and Nick Schroeder
FUNDRAISER | In association with Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, a portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to the organization's Ilgenfritz Scholarships. One scholarship is for female high school students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year in Waldo or Knox counties to attend the Longfellow Young Writers’ Workshop at the University of Maine at Farmington each July. The second is for female writers 18+ in Waldo or Knox counties who have graduated from high school to attend the Slice Literary Writers’ Conference in Brooklyn, New York each September.
*Please reserve your ticket online and present proof of registration either on your phone or with a print-out copy to pay at the door. Ticket price is $12; this is not a free event.
DATE AND TIME
Wed, May 17, 2017
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Pig + Poet
52 High Street
Camden, ME 04843
Pig + Poet at Whitehall
Organizer of Poetry Night @ Pig + Poet
Located in Camden, Maine in the recently renovated Whitehall hotel, Pig + Poet celebrates thoughtful American food in relaxed modern surroundings. Dinner is served six nights a week in the dining room, or you may choose to enjoy the outdoor patio with one of our many seasonally inspired cocktails. View the menu.
The “poet” in the name is a nod to the chef’s role in the creative process, as well as a subtle wink to Edna St. Vincent Millay, a Pulitzer-Prize winning poet who was discovered at Whitehall in 1912.