AUBURN — New England’s self-proclaimed best bluegrass group, Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys, join L/A Arts’ for another Music in the Parks concert on Thursday, July 23. The performance will be held in Auburn’s Festival Plaza (located on Main Street, next to the Roak Block) and will begin at 12 noon. The event is free and all are welcome to attend. Rain location is the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston, same date and time.

Since the 1970s, Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys have consistently delivered some of the finest, most dynamic and most original bluegrass music ever heard in this corner of the country. With countless performances under their belts and an extensive catalog of acclaimed recordings, the Plowboys have developed strong name recognition, a large fan base, and a reputation as top-notch entertainers. It’s a reputation built on soulful lead singing, spot-on harmonies, fiery picking and a stage show full of energy, variety and humor.

Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys consists of: Dan Lindner – banjo, vocals; Willy Lindner – mandolin, vocals; Alan Davis – guitar, vocals; John Drake – bass, vocals; and Phil Block – fiddle.

According to Bluegrass Unlimited,  “The South doesn’t have the corner on good bluegrass groups anymore. In New England…Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys can pick and sing with the best.” Additionally, Vermont Life Magazine calls the group “…interesting and unpredictable.”

The July 23 concert is sponsored by Evergreen Subaru. L/A Arts’ Music in the Parks series is supported by The Cities of Lewiston and Auburn as well as Federal Distributors, The L&A Fund, and Liberty Mutual; Media partners are Gleason Media Services and the Sun Journal.

More about each concert, including music clips and artist links can be found at or contact the local arts agency directly at (207) 782-7228 or [email protected]

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