New Gloucester, Maine -- Good music, crisp apples, and a hint of fall: There may be better ways to spend an early September Saturday than at The Homefires Music Festival, but I sure can't think of any.
Here’s the deal: a dozen musical acts, from local bands to national recording artist Steve Azar will be performing at this all-day festival, held at Thompson's Orchard, in New Gloucester, Maine, on Saturday, Sept. 6. Mega-talented guitarist and singer Jim Gallant kicks things off at noon, and the good times continue until 10 p.m. If you've never heard Steve Azar before check out his video of "You Don't Know a Thing'' (over there to the right).
The suggested donation of $10 (free, for those younger than 10) covers the whole event. Even better, all proceeds will support home-heating assistance to local low-income families.
An old friend alerted me to this event, describing the location as the “prettiest lil’ music venue in Maine, atop Gloucester Hill, right beside Thompson’s Orchard, where you can pick some apples and scarf the best homemade doughnuts in captivity.” Sounds like a mighty fine way to ease into autumn.