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Johnson Hall will present the Free Waterfront Summer Concert Series at Gardiner’s waterfront every Friday night starting June 23 an continuing through Aug. 25. Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy some great music. Food vendors and children’s activities will be on hand with balloon animals, face painting (at some of the concerts), and free giveaways. Also, there will be crafters, artisans, and more.

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The Mallett Brothers Band kick off the season at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 23. The Mallett Brothers is an independent rock and roll/Americana/country band from Maine. Their busy tour schedule since forming in 2009 has helped them to build a dedicated fanbase across the U.S. and beyond while still calling the state of Maine their home. With a style that ranges from alt-country to Americana, country, jam, and roots rock, theirs is a musical melting pot that’s influenced equally by the singer/songwriter tradition as by harder rock, classic country, and psychedelic sounds.

Fireworks presented by Central Maine Pyrotechnics will follow the concert.

The following week, Blistered Fingers will take the stage at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 30. Blistered Fingers is an awesome, fast moving, traditional bluegrass band from central Maine that travels extensively around the Northeast and Eastern Canada cranking out incredibly enthusiastic music to audiences all over.

2023 Free Waterfront Summer Concert Series in Gardiner
June 23: The Mallett Brothers
June 30: Blistered Fingers
July 7: Moosehedz
July 14: Muddy Ruckus
July 21: Pat Colwell & The Soul Sensations
July 28: The Pat Pepin Band
Aug. 4: The Oren Robinson Band
Aug. 11: The Half Moon Jug Band
Aug. 18: Juke Joint Devils
Aug. 25: The Give Your Voice All-Stars

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