RANGELEY — The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be hosting two bands as part of the Americana Rangeley Festival, Oct. 6 through 9 in Rangeley. 
On Saturday, Oct. 7, The Dave Mello Blues Band will perform and on Sunday, Oct. 8, enjoy Muddy Ruckus. Both shows are at 7 p.m. at the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St. Tickets (event wristbands) are $10 and are available online or at the door at any of the venues. The wristband gets you into every event all weekend.
Dave Mello offers live blues entertainment covering Muddy Waters, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Reed and many other great blues classics.
Muddy Ruckus was awarded “Best in State of Maine 2016” by the New England Music Awards. The New York Music Daily calls Muddy Ruckus “Darkly Inventive Americana” and has been recently nominated for “2017 Roots Act of The Year” by NEMA. Their second album, “Pretty Bones,” was awarded 2016 Album of the Year by Red Line Roots.
Other featured bands during Americana Rangeley include the Joel Thetford Band, Tricky Britches, Chris Ross and the North, Jason Mancini, Matt & the Barnburners, Joe & the Bros and more. As well as the RFA Lakeside Theater, participating venues around Rangeley include Moose Alley, Inner Eye the Alpine Shop and others.

Muddy Ruckus will appear at the RFA Lakeside Theater on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. as part of the Americana Rangeley music festival over Columbus Day weekend. One $10 bracelet allows access to every event all weekend. FMI visit rangeleyarts.org and click on Events.

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