King Memphis is next up in the DAC at the Drive-In series at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29, at Bridgton Twin Drive-In. Submitted photo

King Memphis is next up in the DAC at the Drive-In series at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29, at Bridgton Twin Drive-In.

Over 20 years, King Memphis has been preaching their brand of wild, swingin’ rock n’ roll across the United States and around the world. Formed in 1991, the young lads set out to bring a new sound to the scene with it’s roots in early rockabilly and swing music. Local press began to take note. This was no oldies show but a fresh interpretation of rare classic material mixed with original material written in that same authentic style. The boys were soon cutting tracks in local studios and creating recordings that caught the ear of concert promoters across the pond. Before they knew it they were packing their bags for England to perform for 4,000 screaming fans at the Hemsby Rock N’ Roll Weekender. The largest rockabilly music festival in the world with fans flying from as far as Japan, Russia and Australia for the 3-day event. The experience was a thrill but King Memphis had one more surprise in store for them. Their performance was witnessed by the owner of London-based record label Nervous Records. The band would be return home with their first recording contract and an advance to record their first disc.

Denmark Arts Center, with the help of John Tevanian at the Bridgton Twin Drive-In, has, once again, set-up a series of live concerts. Bring your lawn chairs, lunch, and a bit of flexibility, as we will be following current CDC guidelines. These events are set-up in the parking lot of Bridgton Twin Drive-In lot II. Guests can set their lawn chairs in front of their vehicle and our sound system brings the music to you. We ask you to leave your pets at home for this Drive-In experience. Bring your coolers with food and drink and leave your alcohol-based beverages behind. Bridgton Twin Drive-In does not allow alcohol.

The gate opens at 12 p.m. and the concert starts at 1 p.m. Tickets are $50 per vehicle (maximum 5 persons). Reservations are suggested. To purchase tickets or find more information, visit  The Bridgton Twin Drive-In is located at 383 Portland Rd., Bridgton.

The Denmark Arts Center is an award-winning 501(c)3 cultural organization founded in 1994 in the rural community of Denmark. Housed in the town’s historic 1883 Odd Fellows Hall, the DAC offers year-round events and workshops in contemporary dance, theater, music and visual art to community members young and old. DAC is at 50 West Main St., Denmark. For more information, visit

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