FREEPORT – Legendary folk singer Don McLean, whose songs “American Pie” and “Vincent” earned him a spot in American music history, will give a free concert Saturday, May 24.

He will perform at 6:30 p.m. as part of L.L. Bean’s Outdoor Family Fun Weekend.

Also featured will be Seth Wescott, 2006 Olympic Snowboard Cross Gold Medalist, who will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to sign autographs and visit with customers.

Bean’s family event, Saturday through Monday, May 24-26, also features hands-on activities involving biking, hiking, fishing, hunting and boating, Outdoor Discovery Schools Walk-On Adventures for $15 and promotions – all aimed at making it easier and more enjoyable for kids and families to get outdoors.

Between 1971 and 2000, McLean released more than 20 albums and, according to his Web site, scored major chart successes with “Everyday, “Mountains of Mourne,” “Crying,” “Castles in the Air,” “Since I Don’t Have You” and “Can’t Blame the Train.”

In 2003, George Michael recorded McLean’s song, “The Grave,” written in protest of the Iraq War.

McLean is immortalized as the subject of the Roberta Flack/The Fugees No. 1 hit, “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” according to his Web site. “However, his greatest honour came in 2004 when Don was inaugurated into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.”

L.L.Bean is on Main Street. For more information, visit llbean.com/events.


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