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The 2021 Maine Lobster Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We hope to see you August 3-7, 2022.

38 SPECIAL to headline Maine Lobster Festival

Posted: 6/19/12

Rockland -- 38 Special was booked to play the Maine Lobster Festival back in 2004, but 3 days prior to the show, lead singer Donnie Van Zant's father passed away, and the show had to be cancelled. "I had to act quickly, and we got lucky," recalls long-time Festival Entertainment Producer Chuck Kruger. "We got Dickey Betts (formerly of The Allman Brothers Band) to fill in at the very last minute, and it was a great show. We offered refunds, but nobody took them. "

This year, the Festival will try again with 38 Special on Saturday, August 4th. The band's signature blast of Southern Rock, their many Gold and Platinum albums, and 20-million-plus in record sales over three decades promise to serve as a powerhouse headline act for the Festival. Opening the show will be Maine's own Mallett Brothers Band, a hybrid of rock and home-grown Americana.

Tickets for the show are on sale now for just $30.00 each and are available through, by phone at 1-800-LOB-CLAW, and at the offices of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce at 2 Park Drive in Rockland or the public landing in Camden.

The 65th annual Maine Lobster Festival, 5 days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine, takes place at Harbor Park in Rockland August 1 - 5.

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