ArootsAkoostic This Saturday

Take a ride up, way up. For those unfamiliar with the annual ArootsAkoostic festival in New Sweden, Maine, just take a look at this map.

The extensive lineup includes some of the state of Maine’s best music, all in a setting far from the clubs and bars where you might usually see them.

Thomas Park is located on Station Rd (Just off of Rt. 161) in New Sweden (about 8 miles north of Caribou, 5 Hrs. North of Portland). Tickets are $10.00 (kids under 10 get in free) and can be purchased at the gate or in advance by email. Doors open at 10am with music on two stage froms 11am to 8pm. In addition to the two main stages, Portland’s Planets Around The Sun will take the form of EARTHCRAFT and perform in the woods during the day. The festival organizers ask that you bring a non-perishable/canned food item for donation to help the New Sweden Food Pantry.

Read on for the full schedule.