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Bring Your Lawn Chairs to Sullivan Square
August 6 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
One event on August 20, 2022 at 3:00 PM
Berwick’s 2nd Annual Concert Series begins August 6th with multiple bands and variety acts!
[Berwick, Maine] – Envision Berwick and Kind Farms Reserve are proud to present Bring Your Lawn Chairs to Sullivan Square on the lawn of Berwick’s Town Hall in Sullivan Square on August 6th and 20th from 3 pm to 8 pm. The August 6th concert will feature local bands Borscht, The Reconstructed, and headliner, Truffle. Between bands we will feature local variety acts including Victorian Magician James Macdonald, trapeze artist Anne Marple, a wacky-n-weird upcycled instrument demonstration with Gustav Owen, large-scale puppetry and more!
In addition to the stage acts, the event is proud to present traditional, freehand cut silhouettes of children and adults, done from live five-minute sittings with professional Maine silhouette artist Ruth Monsell from 3 pm to 6 pm. There will also be a famous local artist doing kids face-painting, colored chalk for children to decorate the sidewalk around Town Hall, lemon peppermint sticks for all children and many other surprises. All of this is always free—so get there early!
This year’s concert will also have a 21+ beer garden with Berwick’s own Corner Point Brewery as well as multiple food vendors. These include Badwolfe Butcher, Happy Face BBQ, Hot Off the Press, Nono’s Kitchen and Hygge Coffee. Food and beverages will be served in compostable containers and Mr Fox Composting will be on site. Explains volunteer organizer Marie Miller, “It was quite a feat to get five food vendors for the event—all from the region and all willing to use all compostable containers. We think this will add to the spirit of supporting local and our mission to make events as environmentally-friendly as possible while providing a nice variety of local flavors for all taste buds.”
Co-founder of Pixels & Pulp and another of the event’s organizers, Elise Weeks, is excited to put a spotlight on local musicians, artists, and talent of all ages. “We want this to be a destination, and an experience that people look forward to every summer, an opportunity to create cherished memories that last a lifetime. What’s better than sitting outside in the summertime enjoying great music, a cold beer, local art, all surrounded by friends and neighbors? Our hope is to build something that is special and unlike any other local festival in our area.” With Berwick-based Pixels & Pulp’s designs, Bring Your Lawn Chairs to Sullivan Square will also have a few new merch goodies, including t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and stickers featuring Berwick’s logo.
Envision Berwick is the volunteer organization behind the event. Jeremy Kasten, chair of Envision Berwick explains, “We could not pull this off without our many generous sponsors. We are grateful to them as we were able to book in-demand acts and rent a real stage for the event. I believe what’s special here is the combination of olde-time authenticity and a genuine spirit of fun. It’s a curated, throw-back-to-another-era small-town festival with authentic charm and a lack of stuffiness.”
In addition to following along on event progress on Facebook and Instagram, Bring Your Lawn Chairs to Sullivan Square has a website: www.lawnchairsberwick.com where you can check in for all the event updates and information.
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