Schedule (2013)

Time

Event

July 31

9:00 a.m.

4-Day Passes and Entertainment Tickets

Four Day passes and Entertainment tickets on sale at the Main gate.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Coronation Rehearsal

The Coronation rehearsal takes place on the Main stage.

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CastleBay

North Entertainment Tent

Castlebay has been musically weaving together the heritage of New England and the Celtic lands since 1987. Members Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee have loved and researched traditional music for most of their lives and blend history, legend and experience into their personable performance style. Their concerts feature poignant ballads sung in Lane's ethereal soprano and Gosbee's rich baritone interspersed with joyous dance tunes played on Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle and tin whistle. Castlebay treats the audience to a musical journey through time and across the Atlantic. The duo also presents special theme concerts on various aspects of Celtic lore, nautical life or Colonial America.

Time

Event

August 1

9:00 a.m.

4-Day Passes and Entertainment Tickets

Four Day passes and Entertainment tickets on sale at the Main gate.

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Professor Paddywhack

On the grounds of the Festival

Rick Adam presents a continuous collage of energizing entertainment, including hand shadows, musical saw, juggling, magic, hat tricks, laugh riot comedy skits, marvelous object manipulation, and the most intricate and entertaining one-man band you ever saw!

 

1:00 p.m.

Maine Speed Knitters

North Entertainment Tent

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Emilia Dahlin

Main Stage

Emilia Dahlin, born on a small farm south of Boston to a musical instrument collecting father and accordion playing mother, Emilia was destined for a life of music. She started piano, formally, at the age of five and trained classically for the next thirteen years. It was Christmas day, 1996, when Emilia decided she wanted to play the guitar. She went up to the attic, pulled out a warped and worn guitar, that once belonged to her great grandfather, and started to play. She never stopped.

7:00 p.m.

The Nutopians

Main Stage

The Nutopians is an elegant award-winning 8-piece ensemble that celebrates the genius and artistry of John Lennon. Created and led by Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step and Tom Dean of Devonsquare, the band gives remarkably fresh acoustic-oriented treatments to Lennon’s Beatles and solo song compositions that often inspire a whole new appreciation for late icon’s music.

8:30 p.m.

Mallett Bros

Main Stage

The Mallett Brothers Band

These hard working sons of Maine have played past Festivals to great response, and they return on the heels of a landmark new album, Land, which will most surely propel them to greater heights.

Time

Event

August 2

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Professor Paddywhack

On the grounds of the Festival

Rick Adam presents a continuous collage of energizing entertainment, including hand shadows, musical saw, juggling, magic, hat tricks, laugh riot comedy skits, marvelous object manipulation, and the most intricate and entertaining one-man band you ever saw!

 

6:00 p.m.

Mainely Country

North Entertainment Tent

7:30 p.m.

The Spin Doctors

The Main Stage

Special Guests: The Hard Shell Conspiracy.

"There was always something special, from the very first time we played together." Chris Barron says of the Spin Doctors' longstanding musical chemistry. "Even if we don't see each other or play together for a while. It's like riding a bicycle. A bicycle that makes loud, very beautiful music."

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Spin Doctors' landmark debut album Pocket Full of Kryptonite, the band's four original members-frontman Barron, guitarist Eric Schenkman, bassist Mark White and drummer Aaron Comess-can still appreciate the uncanny, enduring musical rapport that's allowed them to maintain the upbeat energy and restless creativity that first endeared them to their fiercely devoted fan base.

"When you get the four of us in one room, things just start to happen," Schenkman asserts. "It instantly feels like the old days. The identity of the group asserts itself. That's a great feeling, and it reminds us that the four of us belong together."

In 1991, Pocket Full of Kryptonite became both a musical and cultural phenomenon. In the years since, the album has remained a crucial touchstone, both for the band and for its fans. One of the 100 best-selling albums of the 1990s, it's sold more than five million copies in the U.S. and an additional five million overseas. Two decades after its creation, the album remains a compelling distillation of the Spin Doctors' diverse musical interests, and a prime example of a group of musicians seizing a historic moment to make timeless music.   

 The Spin Doctors

Time

Event

August 3

1:30 p.m.

Harborside Harmony

North Entertainment Tent

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hymn for Her

Main Stage

3:00 p.m.

Puppet Project

North Entertainment Tent

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Race Pre-Registration and Packet Pick-Up

Last chance to pre-register for the 10K Road Race and 5K Walk. If you've already registered online, you can pick up your packet at this time so you can head straight to the start line in the morning. Come to the tent at the bottom of the hill inside the Main Gate.

5:30 p.m.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

The Main Stage

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz.

http://www.preservationhall.com/band/press_kit/index.aspx

 Presentation Hall Jazz Band

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Steelin' Thunder

North Entertainment Tent

8:30 p.m.

David Cassidy

Main Stage

"I THINK I LOVE YOU" became the mantra of a generation when DAVID CASSIDY became a megastar with the chart-topping hit from "THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY." A performing and recording phenom by the time he was 20, DAVID CASSIDY is still electrifying audiences today across the country and around the world!

David Cassidy

Time

Event

August 4

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Day-of Registration Opens for 10K, 5K, Kids' Fun Run

On the Main Stage. Register for the Kids' Fun Run, 5K Walk, or 10K Road Race. If you preregistered for the 10K, pick-up your packet anytime before the race.

8:00 a.m.

Kids' Fun Run

Not to be outdone, the kids have all the glory before the adult race with their own 1-mile fun run down Rockland Main Street. The Fun Run begins outside the Main Gate of the Festival grounds. Registration opens at 7 a.m. on the Main Stage the morning of the race. The Kids' Fun Run is sponsored by TD Bank.

8:30 a.m.

5K Walk

Start your Sunday morning with a 5k (3.2 mile) walk around the beautiful town of Rockland. Begin and end the walk at Harbor Park, the site of the festival, and enjoy the views of the waterfront. The walk will NOT be timed. Online registration for the 5K Walk is available through August 3rd at noontime. The 5K Walk is sponsored by the Samoset. 5K Walk map (pdf).

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

10K Road Race

Start your Sunday morning of the Festival with a bang ... the bang of the gun starting the race! More than 300 runners compete in the 10K road race through the streets of Rockland and Rockport. Online registration is available through August 3rd at noontime. The 10K Road Race is sponsored by Allen Insurance & Financial. Race map (pdf).

10:00 a.m.

Children's Parade

Sign up at the Information Booth at 9am.

11:30 a.m.

Children's Cod Fish Carry

Registration is at the Information Booth

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Smokey's Greatest Shows Carnival - Sunday

Smokey’s Greatest Shows carnival:

July 31, Thursday - Aug 3, Saturday - Noon - 10pm

Aug 4, Sunday - Noon - 6pm 

 

• Bracelet Day/Pay One Price days are Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Cost: $15-18.

1:00 p.m.

Windjammer Chorus

North Entertainment Tent

1:30 p.m.

Bay Winds/Breakers

Main Stage

BDN Cabot Maine Credit Unions Dunkin Linda Bean's Maine Lobster