PICNIC Time

Picnic 2008 Chalk photo by Bryan Bruchman

This weekend (specifically Saturday, September 12) is the PICNIC Music And Arts Festival in Lincoln Park here in Portland, Maine. The free event runs from 11am to 6pm and will feature an eclectic assortment of vendors and bands. [Note: I will be there with a table for Portland Pins and my photo work, as well as playing with my band, Marie Stella, at 2pm. Say hi!].

Following the all day event, there will be an afterparty at SPACE Gallery featuring two of the bands (Cotton Candy and Lorelei) from the Festival along with Death Vessel. Check out this post about Cotton Candy and another legendary DC-related band coming to SPACE, Chain And The Gang.

For those of you who haven’t gotten your fill of the Beatles lately, between the reissues, the wildly popular PMF event this week, and the overload of promotion, Spencer Albee returns to cover band mode on Saturday night for his annual Beatles tribute show with the trusty School Spirit Mafia. This year they’ll be taking on the Magical Mystery Tour in its entirety. Here’s the quirky video reminder.