On Monday, May 27, Memorial Day, a concert will be held to benefit the Waldo Theatre’s effort to bring the performing arts back to center stage in the Midcoast.
The Adam Ezra Group, from Boston, Mass., will bring its roots-steeped, road-trippin’ tunes to the Lincoln Theater stage in Damariscotta. The Oshima Brothers, a duo from rural Maine who create harmonies that NPR says “get in your head and won’t let go,” will open the show at 4 p.m. All are welcome.
Tickets for the concert are $30 and all proceeds will be donated to the Waldo Theatre for restoration efforts of the organization’s historic theater building.
Since 2016, a volunteer board of directors has been drumming up support for the theater, which has been shuttered for more than four years. With widespread interest and backing from community members and local businesses that want to revitalize a fondly remembered cultural gem in Waldoboro, the Waldo Theatre group has begun repairs on the building and plans to reopen in 2020.
Odd Alewives Farm Brewery will be serving its delicious craft brews at the cash bar, and wine will also be available for purchase.
The Waldo Theatre is committed to the performing, visual, and literary arts and to growing into a thriving cultural center, an educational facility and a seminar space, and a venue that brings top-talent entertainment to Midcoast youth and the expanded community.
Tickets for the event can be purchased at Milling Around, at 67 Main St. in Newcastle; Skidompha Library; the Waldoboro Public Library; or on the phone with Bobby Whear at 441-2313. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Waldo Theatre, go to waldotheatre.org.