2022 Music Schedule

Throughout the day Gary Chapin Strolling through downtown Hallowell

11:00am Hallowell Community Band, Hallowell Antique Mall front lawn, 121 Water Street

11:00  Pineland Suzuki School, Hallowell Multicultural Center, 20 Union Street

11:30 Swingtime, City Bandstand, Water Street

1:00pm Scolded Dogs, City Bandstand, Water Street

2:30 Abraxas, City Bandstand, Water Street  

4:00 Pepin/Breau Project,City Bandstand, Water Street

5:30 The Colwell Brothers, City Bandstand, Water Street                         

6:30 Northern Hybrid, City Bandstand, Water Street

7:30 Hallowell Does 1972, City Bandstand, Water Street

About the Musicians

Gary Chapin

Gary Chapin has played French accordion music for nearly 25 years, on his own and as a member of Le Bon Truc Trio. His website with tons of info and links to his album is accordeonaire.com. You’ll find him performing throughout the downtown following the parade.

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.

Pineland Suzuki School

Pineland Suzuki School is committed to musical excellence, integrity, and beauty in a joyful, noncompetitive atmosphere. The school serves young violinists, violists, and cellists in Central Maine. Students will be showcasing their talents at this free concert.

A Tribute To “Aunt” Elaine Bender and Swingtime

For so many years Elaine Bender and Swingtime were the joyous anchor of Old Hallowell Day’s music schedule. Sadly, Elaine passed away in early June. In tribute to her spirit, her nephew Dave Gagne has assembled some of the area’s finest musicians to play her favorite songs.

The Scolded Dogs

Long time Hallowell favorites, the Scolded Dogs describe their show as… “Level 10 vibes featuring Hallowell-made funky originals and covers.” More like Level 11!


Abraxas is a six piece Santana tribute band , focusing mainly on the early era of Santana. The band consists of: Justin Walton guitar, Andy Chipman keyboards, Dave Briggs bass, Andy Shultz congas & percussion, Brooke Andre timbales & percussion and Alfred Lund drums.

The Pepin/Breau Project

Pat Pepin and guitarist Denny Breau have joined forces to create an exciting new music showcase as The Pepin Breau Project. Pepin lights up the room by singing her heart out, and tearing it up on her tenor sax while Breau’s rhythmically flawless and dazzlingly clear style allows him to do amazing and stunning things with a six-string guitar.

The Colwell Brothers Band

The Portland Press Herald says of The Colwell Brothers… “This is one fun little outfit…the Bros can expect a dance floor jammed with sweaty, smiling folks. Using insistent drums, boogie-woogie harp and spot-on guitar instincts, these guys are pros at drowning sorrows.”

Northern Hybrid

Northern Hybrid is a four piece combo with a wide range of music styles consisting of Jonah Howard on guitar, Dave Wakefield on sax/harp, drummer Al Lund,and bassist Steve Vellani. Their influences include Little Feat, The Band, Beatles, Petty and the like that culminates into a fun dance band.

Hallowell Does 1972

The musicians of Hallowell come together to perform the songs of 1972. It was the year that gave us debut music from The Eagles, Steely Dan, Jackson Brown, and Little Feat. Iconic albums like Exile On Main Street and Will The Circle Be Unbroken topped the charts next to classic soul records from Aretha, Bill Withers and Stevie Wonder. Come help us celebrate this goldmine of amazing songs from 50 years ago!

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