Fort Allen Park Summer Concert Series: Local Circus
Local Circus (Bluegrass/Folk)
Fort Allen Park Bandstand, Portland, Maine
Band Sponsors: State Theatre, Betty Winterhalder
Hosted by Friends of the Eastern Promenade
Series Supporter: Cabot Creamery Cooperative
All concerts free!
Food & refreshments available for purchase from Hella Good Tacos
Free water compliments of Poland Spring
Portable restroom on site
Local Circus “folkgrass” band to play Fort Allen Park this Thursday
Local Circus, Portland’s favorite folkgrass band, will stomp and sing the sun down at Fort Allen Park at 7 pm Thursday, August 2.
The Fort Allen Park Summer Concert series, scheduled for Thursday evenings through August 30, features a variety of music, from blues to bluegrass and reggae to big band. New this year: burritos, tacos and other fare available for purchase from Hella Good Tacos, free water compliments of Poland Spring and a portable restroom on site. All concerts will be held in the Fort Allen Park bandstand on the southeastern end of the Eastern Promenade.
Thursday’s concert will feature the last raffle for a pair of tickets to Saturday’s Mumford & Sons concert festival. Raffle tickets will be sold for $10 apiece, three tickets for $25. Please bring cash or your checkbook sorry, – no credit cards will be accepted.
The Fort Allen Park Summer Concert Series is presented by Friends of the Eastern Promenade. Thursday’s Band Sponsors are the State Theatre and Betty Winterhalder. The Series Supporter is Cabot Creamery Cooperative.
About Local Circus
What do you get when you mix a guitar, a mandolin, a banjo, an upright bass, drums, and beautiful bluegrass vocals? Local Circus of course!
Local Circus’ danceable rhythms and strong melodies weave an eclectic mix of genres from upbeat folk to Motown, bluegrass and swing. There is an incredible amount of skill and experience between the six members of this down-home specialty.
Ron Cody has been pluckin’ the five-string banjo since he was 15 and has played and taught for decades now. Bob Hamilton is more than experienced on his guitar, having recorded with thousands of artists and played all over the country. Better still, he lives in Portland.
Gary Gemmiti is the man, by the back there, on the drums. He has been recording and touring for nearly 30 years around the world. Lisa Bisceglia has been singing all over the country, working in Yarmouth about three years, doing the circus thing.
Wendy Cody is a dancer, and you can tell when you see her fingers dancing along that bass of hers. She has been rocking the double bass six years now. That fun mandolin is being picked by the talented Dan Broder, who has been in Maine since 2010 and hopped right on the circus train. He sings and plays guitar as well, and we hear he’s doing it for peanuts.
Ron and Wendy just finished a new jazz album, Sprung A Spring, featuring Darol Anger and Heather Masse. For more information on the band, visit local-circus.com.