Thank you to everyone who turned out to support the student musicians in the 2017 Maine Acoustic Festival!  We had a wonderful turnout for  the Student Showcase at USM’s Hanaford Hall on Sunday, April 2nd.

This year,  43 students from 9 counties participated-our largest festival yet.

And a heartfelt thanks to this year’s coaching team; Hanz Araki (Irish Group) Lauren Rioux (Old-Time Group),  Tony Watt and Laura Orshaw (Bluegrass Group),  Steve Muise (Franco-American Group),  and Brendan Taaffee (Traditional American Harmony Group).

The festival was created by 317 Main and North Yarmouth Academy to foster a love of American roots traditional music in middle and high school students.

Next year’s festival is scheduled for April 6 -8, 2018.  The audition deadline is November 1st, 2018.

Here are a few highlights from MAF 2017.