Four-time Grammy nominee Junior Brown will bring his country blues to Lincoln County as he headlines the DamBluesFest this summer.
The festival will move from its previous home of Darrows Barn in Damariscotta to Duck Puddle Campground in Nobleboro, where it will take place the weekend of Aug. 4-6.
Brown’s music combines the soul of country and the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. He plays a unique instrument of his own invention – a double-necked “Guit-Steel” guitar that combines an electric guitar with a steel guitar and allows the musician to switch quickly and easily between the two instruments.
Brown’s many TV appearances range from late-night programs like “Saturday Night Live” to the song “Better Call Saul” for the show of the same name.
Brown will take the stage at 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 5.
A mix of several national acts and two Lincoln County favorites make up the rest of the lineup.
Blue Steel Express will kick off the festival from 6-9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 4. Saturday’s schedule will begin at 2 p.m. with The Jazz Babies, a popular local act that celebrated its 40th anniversary last year.
Florida blues rocker Albert Castiglia, the Racky Thomas Band, and J.P. Soars and the Red Hots, a returning favorite from earlier festivals, will play before Brown takes the stage at 8 p.m.
The Boneheads, a big draw in Lincoln County since the early 1990s, will open Sunday at noon. L.C. Williams and the Driver will play at 1:30 p.m. and J.P. Soars and the Red Hots will host an “all-star jam” at 3 p.m.
For more information, go to dambluesfest.com. Advance ticket sales ended Monday, July 31, but tickets will be available at the gate for $40 per day or $75 for a weekend pass.