The youth music scholarship weekend event is open to the public free of charge. It gets underway on Saturday, July 26, with an open mic from 10 a.m.-noon followed by a country jamboree from noon until 7 p.m. with new musicians every 30 minutes performing country and bluegrass music. Saturday will also feature a potluck and bean supper.

Bisbee said that Maine country singer Jack Winfield Cox, from Mechanic Falls, will be a special guest performer during the Jamboree weekend.

Paula Kaiser, of Lewiston, will appear on Saturday, performing with her two bands, “Off The Hill” and “Stained Grass.”

Kaiser has been a regular at Countryfolk for many years and is an award-winning singer-songwriter in Maine. She has performed throughout Maine at Countryfest in Litchfield, various talent shows as well as Pigeon Forge, Tennessee as a participating member of the Downeast Country Music Association.

Kaiser will head the Countryfolk Cowboy Church Service at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 27. Cowboy Church at Countryfolk was started by the late Ginger Mae Dyer several years ago and has become a regular part of the annual Countryfolk youth music scholarship weekend.

Youth music scholarship awards will be presented on Sunday, July 27, with music at noon following Cowboy Church from 10-11 a.m., scholarships at 1 p.m. and two stages of music until 6 p.m. All music, dancing and activities are under cover and happen rain or shine.

Anyone wishing to camp for the weekend should call to reserve a space. For more information, call 207-645-4411.


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