At first glance, Tina Callahan, looks like any other 317 Main student behind the keyboard, smiling and focused on the music in front of her, but look a little closer, and you’ll notice that she plays with only one hand. In conversation, her halting speech reveals the tell-tale signs of brain injury. Tina had a…Details
2018 was a year filled with more music, song and dance! 317 Main expanded our offerings for our youngest musicians (Little Roots) and older (Deep Roots) students. We forged new connections with community partners, opened a new cafe and much more. We invite you to watch this short year in review video to reflect on…Details
This fall we had the opportunity to partner with the Iris Network – a Portland based organization that’s been assisting people who are blind or visually impaired for more than a century.Our connection began when members of the Iris Network join the audience at our Noon Tunes concert series. Some of these folks are musicians themselves,…Details
Did you know…
633 students received free music education through our Partnership Programs last year!
2,600 people attended free concerts, demonstrations and events!
Read more about how 317 Main is growing in our annual report.
Long time students and teachers at 317 Main know that a big part of our organization’s friendly vibe starts with the team that works at our front desk. We were lucky to bring Sarah Potter on board after she wrapped up a long career at Bates College running the book store. During her 3 years…Details
Close to 900 people turned out for the 14th annual HenryFest at Skyline Farm in N. Yarmouth on Saturday, September 8th. Along with 7 hours of live music and dance on the Main Stage, the day included music & dance workshops for all ages & abilities, children’s activities, an instrument discovery tent, lawn games, local…Details
Heartfelt thanks to Grammy-winning American roots artist Tim O’Brien for stopping by to do an informal fundraising event for 317 Main on September 5th. Tim was in town for the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival and on his way back home he and his partner Jan Fabricius stopped by to perform a few tunes and…Details
Since we launched the 317 Violin program at East End Community School in 2015, our students have been asking for summer learning opportunities. In partnership with Maine Youth Rock Orchestra and East End, we successfully launched a Summer Violin Crew with seven rising 4th and 5th graders who met weekly in July and August with…Details
Please join us in welcoming Sky Cohen, the proprietor of Sky’s Cafe, to 317 Main! Sky is planning a soft opening for 9/10. Hours will be 9-6pm M-F and 9-12 Saturdays. Sky grew up in Lithuania and her name is short for “Skiaste”, which comes from the word ‘bright’, as in the sun. Her current…Details
Based on the popularity of our spring dance, we partnered up again with the Freeport Grange to put on a summer contra dance. 317 Main teaching artist Maggie Robinson called the dance and fiddler Tamora Goltz provided the tunes along with her husband David Stimson, and Alden Robinson. Our next dance will take place in…Details