2019 Music Schedule

Throughout the day Gary Chapin
Strolling through downtown Hallowell

11:00 Hallowell Community Band
Cotton Mill Apartment Courtyard, Water Street

11:30 Amer Najar
Vaughan Field

Noon Swingtime
City Bandstand, Water Street

1:30 Innana Plus ‍
City Bandstand, Water Street

3:00 Juke Joint Devils ‍
City Bandstand, Water Street

4:30 Ed Desjardins and Katie Daggett ‍
City Bandstand, Water Street

6:00 Jinxed ‍
City Bandstand, Water Street

7:30 Hallowell Does The Beatles
City Bandstand, Water Street

Gary Chapin We're pleased to welcome back the extraordinary accordionist Gary Chapin. Gary will be strolling through Hallowell playing the traditional music of Central France and Brittany.

The Hallowell Community Band Organized in 1948, the Hallowell Community Band will continue their tradition of entertaining you with many old favorites. Members range in age from their teens through their eighties – plus! This mix gives the band the enthusiasm of youth along with the experience of elders.

Amer Najar Amer Najaran, Iraqi musician based in Portland, will play traditional Middle Eastern music during the International Kids Festival.

Swingtime Once again we’re proud to start off this year's entertainment with perennial favorites Swingtime! Elaine Bender and her crew of exceptional local players return to Old Hallowell Day with a fabulous collection of songs from the golden age of American music. Whether dancing or just listening, everyone is sure to enjoy the sounds of Swingtime!

Inanna The world music ensemble Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm started out playing music centered around age-old drum traditions, from Africa, Brazil, Cuba, and the Middle East. After thirty years of studying various world musical forms they have created their own sound and are happy to debut their newest and seventh CD entitled, The Beauty We Love.” Their newest line up, Inanna and Friends,  includes Paul D’Alessio, from Maine’s Cuban Son Band Primo Cubano, and Tina Nadeau Murphy, from Maine’s Reggae band The Dani Tribesmen.

The Juke Joint Devils The Blues is back! The Juke Joint Devils are a traditional 50’s-era Chicago style quartet featuring amplified harmonica, big-box electric guitar, upright bass and drums, infused with a heapin’ helpin’ of high energy West Coast Jump and swing. Bandleader Tommy O’Connell has been playing the harp since the tender age of 15, and for Old Hallowell Day he’ll be backed by a “who’s who” of Maine blues veterans: Steve Lynnworth on guitar, Andy Buckland on upright bass, and Jeff Davison on the drums. You’re bound to enjoy the ride!

Ed DesJardins and Katie Daggett Ed DesJardins and Katie Daggett will take the bandstand for Old Hallowell Day 2019! Ed and Katie are well known for their fine songwriting and fantastic vocal harmony and musical chemistry. They will be joined by local favorites David Thibodeau (bass guitar) and Richard (Dickie Doo) Hollis (percussion).

Jinxed 20 years since their start, the band Jinxed will reunite for Old Hallowell Day 2019. Jinxed formed in 1999, while they were still in high school and performed throughout New England gaining a large and loyal following. Over the course of 5 years the band put out multiple albums and won over countless fans with their unique style of jam/rock/funk music. Joel Lockwood, Cody Brown, JR Davis & Matt Perez will come together to bring back the memories from 20 years ago by performing songs from their various albums.

Hallowell Does The Beatles  From Here,There and Everywhere ....Hallowell Does... the Beatles! Join us and Get Back with A Little Help from our Friends for a 'Magical Mystery Tour of the iconic catalogue of the Fab Four. Let's Come Together and travel The Long and Winding Road. All You Need is Love....and your dancing shoes!

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