Highlights From Our 15th Annual HenryFest



September 7th, 2019 12pm-7pm

Henryfest is 317 Main’s annual Community and Dance Festival at beautiful Skyline Farm.  We hope you’ll join us for a fun-filled day of music with some of Maine’s finest performers,  music & dance workshops for all ages & abilities, children’s activities, an instrument discovery tent, lawn games, food trucks, craft beer, and homemade pie.

 

 

 

 

HENRYFEST 2019 PERFORMERS

 

New Moon Ensemble (West African Drumming)

 

Coming together from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, New Moon Ensemble members share a love for West African dance and drumming, the accompanying traditions and the gift of intercultural exchange. This will be their second time performing and leading dance workshops at HenryFest.

 

Shamou & Loopin’ (World Music)

 

LOOPIN’ combines a family of percussion instruments along with sounds of American mountain music, Afro Caribbean, the Middle East and jazz, layered over a hypnotic electronic dance beat. This music will make you want to get up and dance!

 

Ellen Gawler and 317 Contra Players (Contra, Traditional)

 

Ellen Gawler is a celebrated fiddler, masterful in many styles, including Irish, French-Canadian, Maritime, Shetland and New England. She is sought after as botha as a teacher and player and Ellen’s lively delivery of traditional fiddling makes her a favorite in Contra Dance halls throughout New England.  

 

Titus Abbott Collective (Jazz)

 

Titus Abbott has been teaching saxophone and clarinet for more than two decades including at 317 Main. Titus has performed as leader and sideman in various ensembles in Canada, Europe and the US.  He’ll be performing at Henryfest with his ensemble, the Titus Abbott Collective. 

 

Finch (Singer/Songwriter, Americana)


Finch is the Portland based pop folk sweetness duo project of Monique Barrett and Jeff Christmas. Formed in 2016 they specialize in rich harmonies and vocal magic. Songwriters in their own right, Barrett and Christmas joined forces to take their vocal arrangements and color-making to another level, whether on a bluesy romp or a haunting ballad, and their harmonies have drawn comparisons to The Civil Wars and Simon & Garfunkel.

Flight 317 (Americana)

Flight 317, led by Teaching Artist and banjo player Carter Logan,  is 317 Main’s student ambassador band. The current line up includes Emi Schneider (vocal, guitar) Sigrid Sibley (vocal, mandolin) Terra Gallo (vocal, fiddle) and Adriana Whitlock, (vocal, bass).

 

HENRYFEST 2019 DANCERS

 

Portland Swing Project

 

Portland Swing Project focuses specifically on 1920’s and onward dances for enthusiasts of all ages and levels. They love to share the joy of swing and will introduce Henryfest to Lindy Hop, the Charleston, and 6-Count Swing.  

Portland Intown Contradance

 

Learn and watch contra dance with the individuals of PICD, located at State Street Church in Portland, Maine. They host Thursday night contra dances for dancers of all ages and levels.

 

Embody the Rhythm

 

The dancing aspect of New Moon Ensemble, Embody the Rythm seeks to bring dancing from Guinea, West Africa to HenryFest and view dancing and movement as a form of alternative medicine.

Vendors

PB & ME (PBJs & Sandwiches)

Maine Maple Creemee Co. (Soft Serve Ice Cream) 

Snöbird Shave Ice (Snow Cones, Hawaian Style)

Fishin Ships (Battered Fish Sandwiches, Tacos)

Mr. Tuna (Sushi)

Greeks of Peaks (Greek)

Brown Chiropractice (Massage)

Many thanks to this year’s sponsors for making the day possible and ensuring that proceeds from the festival will support music education programs at 317 Main Community Music Center.

VIP Sponsor:​  Dead River Company

Major Sponsors:​  Coffee By Design, Gorham Savings Bank, Eaton Peabody, Maine Beer Company, Rhizome

Area Sponsors:​  Yarmouth Audiology, North Yarmouth Academy

Supporting Sponsors:​  Clynk, OTTO Pizza

Media Sponsor:  WMPG

MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE


12:00pm Flight 317 (Americana)

1:00pm Finch with Jeff Christmas & Monique Barrett (Singer/Songwriter)

2:00pm Ellen Gawler & 317 Main Contra Players with Portland Intown Contra

3:00pm Portland Swing Project

4:00pm Titus Abbott Collective (Jazz) with Portland Swing Project
5:00pm New Moon Ensemble with Embody The Rhythm (African Drumming)
6:00pm Shamou and Friends, a Loopin’ Trio Reunion (World Music)

FULL SCHEDULE

WORKSHOPS

12:45 Contra Workshop with Portland Intown Contra Dance
2:45pm Djembe Drumming Workshop with Namory Keita
3:00pm Drum Circle with Katie Bradley
3:15pm Guinean Dance Workshop with Embody The Rhythm
4:00pm  Stomp Dance Workshop with Shamou

2018 Highlights

2017 Highlights

 

2016 Highlights

 

 

All proceeds support the music education programs at 317 Main Community Music Center.

Volunteer

317 Main relies on dozens of volunteers each year to make this event happen. It’s a great way to get in for free and be part of the team as you enjoy the festival. Information will be available this summer!

Sign Up To Volunteer Here.


September 7th, 2019 12pm-7pm

Henryfest is 317 Main’s annual Community and Dance Festival at beautiful Skyline Farm.  We hope you’ll join us for a fun-filled day of music with some of Maine’s finest performers,  music & dance workshops for all ages & abilities, children’s activities, an instrument discovery tent, lawn games, food trucks, craft beer, and homemade pie.

 

 

 

 

HENRYFEST 2019 PERFORMERS

 

New Moon Ensemble (West African Drumming)

 

Coming together from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, New Moon Ensemble members share a love for West African dance and drumming, the accompanying traditions and the gift of intercultural exchange. This will be their second time performing and leading dance workshops at HenryFest.

 

Shamou & Loopin’ (World Music)

 

LOOPIN’ combines a family of percussion instruments along with sounds of American mountain music, Afro Caribbean, the Middle East and jazz, layered over a hypnotic electronic dance beat. This music will make you want to get up and dance!

 

Ellen Gawler and 317 Contra Players (Contra, Traditional)

 

Ellen Gawler is a celebrated fiddler, masterful in many styles, including Irish, French-Canadian, Maritime, Shetland and New England. She is sought after as botha as a teacher and player and Ellen’s lively delivery of traditional fiddling makes her a favorite in Contra Dance halls throughout New England.  

 

Titus Abbott Collective (Jazz)

 

Titus Abbott has been teaching saxophone and clarinet for more than two decades including at 317 Main. Titus has performed as leader and sideman in various ensembles in Canada, Europe and the US.  He’ll be performing at Henryfest with his ensemble, the Titus Abbott Collective. 

 

Jeff Christmas (Singer/Songwriter, Americana)

 

Jeff Christmas is a singer-songwriter and bass player who is at home singing everything from Opera to R & B. He teaches voice lessons and leads several ensembles at 317 Main.

Jeff performs solo and in a number of collaborations including Finch, a duo he formed with Teaching Artist Monique Barrett. 

 

Flight 317 (Americana)

 

Flight 317, led by Teaching Artist and banjo player Carter Logan,  is 317 Main’s student ambassador band. The current line up includes Emi Schneider (vocal, guitar) Sigrid Sibley (vocal, mandolin) Terra Gallo (vocal, fiddle) and Adriana Whitlock, (vocal, bass).

 

HENRYFEST 2019 DANCERS

 

Portland Swing Project

 

Portland Swing Project focuses specifically on 1920’s and onward dances for enthusiasts of all ages and levels. They love to share the joy of swing and will introduce Henryfest to Lindy Hop, the Charleston, and 6-Count Swing.  

Portland Intown Contradance

 

Learn and watch contra dance with the individuals of PICD, located at State Street Church in Portland, Maine. They host Thursday night contra dances for dancers of all ages and levels.

 

Embody the Rhythm

 

The dancing aspect of New Moon Ensemble, Embody the Rythm seeks to bring dancing from Guinea, West Africa to HenryFest and view dancing and movement as a form of alternative medicine.

 

2018 Highlights

2017 Highlights

 

2016 Highlights

 

 

All proceeds support the music education programs at 317 Main Community Music Center.

Volunteer

317 Main relies on dozens of volunteers each year to make this event happen. It’s a great way to get in for free and be part of the team as you enjoy the festival. Information will be available this summer!

Sign Up To Volunteer Here.

HenryFest 2017 Highlights

A day that's fun for all ages
It's a day to hang out, let the kids run around, and catch up with friends.
in 2017, we added music and dance workshops to the day. More of this in 2018!
Mbondo Africa got the crowd on their feet dancing
We are grateful to the many volunteers who helped set up, clean up, park cars, bake pies, take tickets, and help out in the instrument discovery tent