Planning ahead: Homefires Music Festival

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A former colleague of mine is involved in a this new event, one with a helluva lot of musical talent, and one that’s well worth supporting: the Homefires Music Festival, Saturday, Sept. 6, in New Goucester.

Here’s the deal: a dozen musical acts, from local bands to mega-talented guitarist Jim Gallant to national recording artist Steve Azar will be performing at this all-day festival, held at the Thompson Orchard. For a suggested donation of $10 (free, younger than 10), you can hang out from noon to 10 p.m., and feel good about it. ALL proceeds will support home-heating assistance to low-income families (and we all know that’s the bull in Maine’s china closet this winter).

My friend says this is 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 spend a Saturday in September.