Band Cilantro will finesse the July 18 Bath ArtWalk with a concert at The Chocolate Church Arts Center. The 3rd Friday Concert Series continues with this happy blend of five lifelong musicians who have found great comfort and satisfaction in making classic folk music together. Doors open at 7pm for 7:30 show that begins with individuals sets from musician Randy Lindsey and singer songwriter Caroline Cotter.

Cilantro is comprised of Carl Schlick, the innovative drummer, who originally met singer and guitar player Earl Bigelow in the late seventies and have played together steadily on the Midcoast and subsequently throughout New England. They are joined by visionary saxophone player Randy Dyer who has emerged as a silky and powerful soloist, sharing and playing against Earl’s definitive guitar. Elna Joseph, who plays the bass with Cajun flair, embraces a very wide range of style in the rhythm section with Carl. Margot Frost is the vibrant, happy and smiling face in front of the band. Her smoky, powerful vocals bring life to old classics and contemporary rock songs alike.



Each 3rd Friday concert features local performance artists as the headliner band with two opening acts. Randy Lindsey will showcase his songwriting style that utilizes different tunings and non-conventional chords with contemplative themes.

Caroline Cotter is an accomplished songwriter who sets her songs to guitar and tenor banjo. But it is her luminous soprano voice that captivates each audience she performs for. With playfulness and wit, Caroline brings each audience on a journey around the world, and into the depths of the human heart.

Tickets are $10 and available online, at the box office 442-8455 or at the door.

The Chocolate Church is located at 804 Washington Street, in the heart of Bath. Their art gallery is one of the featured stops for the ArtWalk. Current exhibition “The View Beyond” features pastel, oil, acrylic and encaustic works by Maine artists David Costello, Elizabeth Newman, kdb, Rebecca Kuprowicz and Sara Cox.

The 3rd Friday Concert Series feature the area’s best folk, rock, and bluegrass musicians. Upcoming shows include The Cups with Matt Ferrel on August 15. Chocolate Church also produces Summer Saturdays of Music on the Bath Waterfront, with free concerts at 6 pm every Saturday afternoon from July 12 through August 30. For more information see

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