BRIDGTON — What do you get when you combine harmonies, guitars and a fall evening in western Maine? It’s a night of music to remember, as Loon Echo Land Trust presents the dynamic folk act of Bennett & Perkins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Centennial Hall in the center of Denmark, 72 West Main St (Route 160).

In the intimate environment of the restored Centennial Hall comes the unique blend of harmonies and guitars of singer/songwriters Kathy Bennett and Thom Perkins. Bennett & Perkins perform songs with stories and music inspired by everyday lives, lost loves, lost lives and real life adventure, coupled with haunting harmonies and memorable arrangement of vocals and guitar. Their music is a regular feature on New Hampshire Public Radio Folk Show and Maine’s folk radio standard WERU.

They have performed on the stages of the famed Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Medallion Opera House, Nantucket Atheneum in Massachusetts, The Cold River Radio Show and Ossipee Valley Music Festival in New Hampshire, and numerous others. They have shared the stage with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, Loudon Wainwright III, Jez Lowe and many others. They’re a powerhouse of folk sure to resonate on both a physical and emotional level.

The Denmark Perley Mills Community Forest was created in 2015 after a joint fundraising campaign of Loon Echo Land Trust and the town of Denmark. The property contains three miles of the Narrow Gauge Pathway, a state ITS 89 snowmobile and regional ATV network, as well as Pickerel Pond and Willett Pond. With many important ecological, recreational and economic features, protecting this parcel as public open space and managed forestland is an asset to the surrounding communities. Proceeds of the concert will go toward the forest’s stewardship expenses.

The Centennial Hall in Denmark presents this program in a historic and acoustically perfect setting. Built in 1876, it has served the community in a number of roles over the years.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 (children under 12 free), with the proceeds to benefit the Denmark Perley Mills Community Forest. Tickets are available at the door.

Thom Perkins and Kathy Bennett of Bennett & Perkins to play at Denmark’s Centennial Hall to benefit Denmark’s Perley Mills Community Forest.

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Thom Perkins and Kathy Bennett of Bennett & Perkins to play at Denmark’s Centennial Hall to benefit Denmark’s Perley Mills Community Forest.

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Thom Perkins and Kathy Bennett of Bennett & Perkins to play at Denmark’s Centennial Hall to benefit Denmark’s Perley Mills Community Forest.


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