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.
PB & ME (PBJs and sandwiches)
Maine Maple Creemee Co. (soft serve icecream)
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 Contra3:00pm 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 (WorldMusic)WORKSHOPS12:45 Contra Workshop with Portland Intown Contra Dance2:45pm Djembe Drumming Workshop with Namory Keita3:00pm Drum Circle with Katie Bradley3:15pm Guinean Dance Workshop with Embody The Rhythm4:00pm Stomp Dance Workshop with Shamou
All proceeds support the music education programs at 317 Main Community Music Center.
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!