8 Things To Do In the Midcoast This Weekend

 Here’s what’s happening this weekend. Hope you get out and enjoy some fun!

Thursday Aug. 21

Juke Rockets are playing fun blues music at the Union Fair/ Maine Wild  Blueberry Festival from 7-9 p.m. so get your butt over there. Can you say butt on here? 😛 Demolition Derby starts at 7 p.m. so let’s watch them cahs make a right mess, guy. www.unionfair.org  I also highly recommend the Wine Pavilion and a trip on the Ferris Wheel. Festival goes through the weekend ending on Saturday. Check their website for the full schedule.

Temp Tales Release Party & Rockin’ Music! The show includes music by The Mallett Brothers Band. These boys play rad alt-country/rock and were named best band in Maine at this years New England Music Awards. Waylon Speed will play awesome rock/country music and they were named best in Vermont this year t the New England Music Festival. What a lineup! Best of the Best! The O’ Chang Comics new release will be screened. If you haven’t seen any of their videos yet, where have you been hiding?! Get to youtube and check out the Temp Tales already. Warning: not office appropriate, but hilarious. www.ochangcomics.com Pre-show beverages upstairs (yay for cash bars!) starts at 6 p.n. Music goes from 7-11 p.m. FYI: The last O’Chang release party was crrraazzy packed – so make sure you get your tickets/ come early! This is going to be a blast! Get tix: $25. www.camdenoperahouse.com  After party at Smokestack with live music by Eric Green starting at 11 p.m. See ya there, bub!

Friday Aug. 22

Windjammer Festival in Camden is finally here. Fun stuff going on around town all weekend. Fireworks on Friday! Lobster crate racing, Noel Paul Stookey concert Saturday, build a boat races, pirates, music in town, and more. Visit their website for full schedule. www.camdenwindjammerfestival.org

While I know there is a Folk Festival in Bangor, for those of us who don’t want to drive that far, we’re in luck! There’s a music festival in Belfast too! Belfast Bay Music Fest goes from 2-10 p.m., takes place at Steamboat Landing, and features every musical genre ever. OK, maybe not every genre, but a good mix including Jim Dandy (punk), Eric Green Party (blues), Trisha Mason Band (folk), Juke Rockets (blues) and more!  Tickets $20 at the gate. For tickets and more info click here, for advance tickets click here.

Saturday Aug. 23

The Internet Cat Video Festival and Fair in Rockland starts at 5 p.m. and will feature a cat costume contest, games, art activities, food vendors and more goofy cat-themed fun. At around 8 p.m., they will play internet cat videos. Don’t ask me why. But that’s what they are doing. Event is hosted by the Farnsworth, will take place at Harbor Park, in Rockland, and is open and free to the public. Click for more info.
Rockland’s Roller Derby team presents The Bee’s Knees – Doors at 5 p.m., they roll at 6 p.m. Get tix in advance for $8, or $10 at the door. Event info. Halftime show includes jeerleaders, drive by todd and mid-coast hoop jammers.

Barnstormers Ball at Owls Head Transportation Museum Aug 23 6:30 p.m. Music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. (Some day I will learn how to spell hors d’oeuvres.) The Carmine Terracciano Band will entertain ya. A fun evening for those who want to celebrate 1920s decadence, enjoy silent auctions and more. Click for more info.

Boyhood opens at the Strand Theatre in Rockland! I’m so excited for this movie. Not just because it looks like an incredibly moving coming of age story. But because the movie was filmed over a decade so we watch the actors grow up as the story progresses. So cool! The Strand will be playing it through the end of the month. Tickets $8.50.

If you’re looking for more stuff to do in the midcoast, check out my other site for a listing of what bands play where this weekend here.

Jessabelle Lemonade

About Jessabelle Lemonade

Jessabelle Lemonade is a twenty-something who enjoys live music. She realized that there wasn't a place to check what nightlife events, live music, etc., would be happening around the Midcoast and she thought someone ought to do something about that. So she did.