The Poland Spring Preservation Society will host the annual summer concert series at the Gazebo at Poland Spring. The concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.

The series serves as a fundraiser to support the group’s mission to preserve and restore two historic buildings: the All Souls Chapel and Maine State Building. Take a moment to speak to a volunteer, or one of our staff, if you are interested in learning more about the buildings, the history of Poland Spring, or how to become a member or volunteer.

Admission to the concerts is $5 per person. Special thanks to Poland Spring Water for providing Poland Spring Water at each concert. Special thanks to Poland Spring Resort for the use of their Gazebo.

Sunset Concert Series schedule

July 12: T-Acadie
T-Acadie (TEE-ah-kah-DEE) is a dance band and folk trio from Maine, part of the region including the Canadian maritime provinces known as Acadia (“T-Acadie” is Cajun slang for “a little Acadia”). This versatile group is equally at home playing for concerts, contradances, or Cajun dances.

July 19: Christie Ray Trio
Christie Ray is an emerging New England singer-songwriter, based out of New Gloucester. Her warm, captivating voice is turning heads wherever she performs. Drawing from her own experiences and the stories of life that she sees happening all around her, Ray has that rare ability to weave lyrics into stories that feel like they were written from the soundtrack of our own life. She will be accompanied by Andrew Pelletier on percussion and backup vocals, along with Sean Finn on bass guitar.

July 26: Ernie Gagne
Ernie and Scott Gagné are a father and son duo from Lewiston. Ernie is a 6th grade teacher at St. Dominic Academy in Auburn and Scott spent the last couple of years in Nashville, where he was the lead guitarist for Bucky Covington and also accompanied upcoming country music star Cassidy Daniels, where the pair opened a couple of shows for Willie Nelson.

Aug. 2: Sruli & Lisa Dresdner
Rabbi Sruli and Lisa are international Jewish music personalities who perform Klezmer, Hasidic, and Israeli music. Their programs are joyous and interactive. They play the clarinet, violin, accordion, drum, bass, recorder, banjo, ukulele, nose-flute, kazarp, and musical saw – some simultaneously. The New York Times called their music “tuneful and sprightly” and The Los Angeles Times called Sruli and Lisa “superb musicians!”

Aug. 9: Anni Clark
Maine native Anni Clark traveled full time for 23 years with her 6 and 12 string guitars, her own songs, and her passion for connecting with audiences of all ages. When the COVID-19 pandemic dictated that her live shows be put on hold, Clark went to work co-producing her first full studio album in 18 years. Titled “Will It Ever Be the Same”, the 12 tracks on her new album touch on themes of love, loss, transition, hope, social distance and the need to find closeness.

Aug. 16: Cobblestone
Cobblestone plays an eclectic collection of music best described as Americana with acoustic rock and classic favorites in the mix. Our set lists include many favorites old and new.

Aug. 23: Cilantro
Five musicians who followed different paths that all led back to playing music.

Aug. 30: Grassholes
The Grassholes are a five-piece bluegrass band playing in the traditional style – all-acoustic, one mic, and a lot of fun. Featuring fast-paced originals, sweet-sounding traditional numbers, and creative takes on popular tunes in the bluegrass style, the Grassholes’ song list is various and textured.

The Sunset Concert Series may be relocated due to weather.


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