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Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection will perform in the Poland Spring Preservation Society’s Sunset Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, at the gazebo at the Poland Spring Inn in Poland.

Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection is a five-piece band featuring some of the finest musicians in New England. The band features award winning fiddler and singer Erica Brown, Matt Shipman on mandolin, Lincoln Meyers on guitar, Eli Gilbert on banjo and Kris Day on bass. They incorporate a unique and diverse blend of original and traditional music from their bluegrass, folk and country influences.

As a band of renowned and respected musicians in their own right, together they form a bluegrass powerhouse of vocal and instrumental expertise that have delighted audiences all over the Northeast and Canada. Their latest album, “Blue Pine Moon.” has been well received by fans, critics and musicians alike. The album contains thoughtful, original songs from both Shipman and Brown and other carefully chosen songs from the bluegrass tradition. Grammy award winning bluegrass songwriter Rick Lang says it is a “…must have for any lover of good bluegrass music!”

Some 2022 performance highlights include performing at the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival and a collaboration with The Bangor Symphony Orchestra in which they performed 3 of their original songs with the Orchestra at the Kingfield Pops.

Admission is $5 per person. The gate opens at 6 p.m. Chairs are available or bring your own or a picnic blanket. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors to the Poland Spring Inn. The Poland Spring Inn is located at 640 Maine St., Poland. Complimentary water is provided by the Poland Spring Bottling Company.

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.

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