Hot Ticket: Not illegal to miss the POPS (but it should be)

A SURE SIGN of summer’s arrival, it’s time again for the Kingfield POPS, one of western Maine’s leading cultural events. Saturday’s concert in Kingfield features the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and guest soloist Suzanne Nance, along with Greg Boardman and his fiddling sons, and the Gawler family of Belgrade, who will present some of Maine’s best traditional and contemporary acoustic music. The evening ends with fireworks.

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WHEN: Gate opens at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, with music following

WHERE: Kennedy Farm, on Route 142, Kingfield

HOW MUCH: Concert tickets cost $20 in advance, $25 at the gate, and free for children 17 and younger; purchase tickets at, 265-POPS, at Tranten’s Family Market in Kingfield and Farmington, and at branches of the Camden National Bank in Kingfield, Farmington, Rangeley, Stratton and Phillips



Cheap Thrill: Ahhh – classical music to chill by

ONE LONGFELLOW SQUARE in Portland continues its classical music series with the Decompression Chamber Orchestra at 6 p.m. Monday. Piotr Buczek, Colin Davis, Mark Berger and Decompression Chamber Music creator Priscilla Hayes Taylor bring talent and humor together for a relaxing early-evening of classical music, as you have never heard it before. Grab a drink and a dollop of culture on your way home from work.

WHEN: Music starts at 6 p.m. Monday

WHERE: One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $10 advance


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