FARMINGTON — The UMF Emery Community Arts Center is holding a summer Concert on the Lawn featuring GoldenOak with Natural High Jumble at 6 p.m. Friday, July 27. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and audience members are invited to bring a lawn chair or beach blanket for an evening of live music.

GoldenOak is an emerging sound in New England folk music. A Portland-based, indie-soul-folk sibling duo, Zak and Lena Kendall were born and raised in the Sandy River Valley of western Maine. The two started making music together as kids, and they were influenced early on by bands like Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Simon and Garfunkel and The Band, and by the likes of Fleet Foxes, First Aid Kit and Ray LaMontagne. The Kendalls record and often tour with fellow musicians and bandmates Mike Knowles, bass; Max Eddington, piano; and Jackson Cromwell, percussion. 

The trio Natural High Jumble rises out of western Maine’s rolling hills. Members Lindsay Mower, principle songwriter/vocalist/bassy-rhythm guitarist/vocalist; Matt Mower, drummer/percussionist; and Joe Hodgkins, lead/rhythm guitarist, bring to the stage a blend of folk, blues, jazz and rock.

General admission is $8, students and seniors $5, children 12 and younger free. A cash bar is available.

Emery Community Arts Center is located on Academy Street on the University of Maine at Farmington campus.

GoldenOak (Submitted photo)

Natural High Jumble (Submitted photo)

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