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Music on the Mall summer concerts graphic 06/26/19 - 08/28/19 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Music on the Mall

Music on the Mall, Downtown Brunswick’s Summer Concert Series, presents FREE concerts Wednesday evenings at 6 PM throughout the summer on the Brunswick Town Mall (Green- see map). Grab a blanket or chair, bring your family and friends, order a picnic dinner or dine at a local Brunswick restaurant, then relax and enjoy great music. FREE Admission.

Download the concert schedule here.

2019 Concert Schedule:

DATEBAND/PERFORMER
June 26Cilantro - Classics from the past 50 years with blended harmonies and delicate instrumentation
July 3 Nikki Hunt Band - Pop Rock
July 10Ronda Dale - Patsy Cline Special
July 17Mes Amis - Gypsy Jazz
July 24Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations - A powerful mix of Motown/Memphis Soul Music.
July 31JimmyJo & the Jumbol’Ayuhs - Cajun & Zydeco
August 7Delta Knights - Swing, Rock n' Roll, Blues
August 14Dirty McGurdy - Dance Music from the 50's on
August 21Maine State Music Theatre Night - Enjoy a variety of performers from MSMT's shows. Begins at 5:30!
August 28Three's Country - Country rock

All concerts start at 6 PM unless otherwise noted.
In the case of inclement weather, rain date performances will be held on Thursdays when available.

 

07/12/19 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2nd Friday Brunswick! Artwalk, Music, Theater

Check back soon for the July 12th Map and Listings.

Check back soon for the Performance Schedule for July 12th.

2nd Friday Brunswick is as an inclusive series of events that encompasses ArtWalk, while also showcasing local shops, restaurants, and artistic talent from a variety of mediums. This event is intended to give residents and visitors a unique opportunity to engage with the arts all within walking distance of Maine Street. Located within Brunswick’s downtown district: Pleasant Street to Mill Street, and along Maine Street, ending at the Fort Andross Mill Complex.

Event festivities will include an ArtWalk with over 40 artist displays in downtown galleries, retail shops, restaurants, and on the street.

Artists interested in participating in 2nd Friday Brunswick can register at: events.constantcontact.com/register. Questions? Call 729-4439 or email admin@brunswickdowntown.org
Downtown businesses and organizations interested in becoming a 2nd Friday Brunswick venue and hosting an artist can register by emailing admin@brunswickdowntown.org.2nd Friday Brunswick schedule of activities, map, artist’s openings, and venues will be published in The Cryer newspaper each month. On-street parking and municipal public parking lots are free.

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08/17/19 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival

Visit our Festival Page for information & applications for the 2019 Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival. 
ARTISTS:
Exhibiting Artists:  Click Here to apply.
Demo Artists: Click Here to apply.
Maine Made Products and Gourmet Food Product Vendors: Click Here to apply.
 

 

 

09/19/19 at 7:30 am - 9:00 am

BDA Speaker Series hosts Mark Vogelzang

The BDA Speaker Series presents

 

Mark Vogelzang has served as CEO and President of Maine Public since January 2012. He leads a staff of 100 employees at four locations, and reports to a statewide Board of Trustees with an annual operating budget of over $13 million. The independent, non-profit organization has 50,000 annual households and individual contributors, hundreds of business supporters, as well as annual appropriation from the State of Maine.

Maine Public operates 5 TV stations, 2 Statewide FM radio networks, with 7 Maine Public Classical stations which was launched in 2016 to compliment the 7 radio stations which provides core PBS and NPR news and programming to Maine, as well as portions of New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada. Maine Public has approximately 250,000 television viewers each week, (Nielson ratings), and is consistently ranked as one of the most listened to radio stations in Portland and Bangor.

Vogelzang’s strategic initiatives in Maine have included: a $30 million fundraising campaign for expansion of journalism, digital, and cultural content; launching a first-time television channel covering the State legislature; building a separate classical music network on radio and online; and a change in the bylaws to include new and additional community trustees.

He is an experienced leader in public broadcasting. As president of Vermont Public Radio (VPR) for 16 years, from 1993 to 2009, he helped the organization complete a $10 million endowment campaign and created two regional radio networks – one that carries news & information and another devoted to classical music. He was elected to NPR’s Board of Directors for seven years. (2001-2008), and served as the Executive Director of the NPR Foundation for most of 2009, overseeing the foundation’s entire fundraising operation. He was the station manager at WBFO-FM, Buffalo’s NPR member station, where he helped facilitate the acquisition in 2011 between WNED public television and the University at Buffalo in western New York.

Prior to leading VPR, Vogelzang worked as Program Director and Radio Manager at WHYY in Philadelphia, helping Terry Gross with the national launch of “Fresh Air” and assisting colleagues with national television productions, and led a major format change in Philadelphia public radio in the early 90’s.

Vogelzang received his BA degree from Dordt College in Iowa, where he also began his broadcasting career at the campus radio station. He and his late wife Rhonda have 5 adult children and a number of grandchildren.

 

 

10/17/19 at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Magic on Maine - BDA's Benefit Auction

Brunswick Downtown Association Benefit Auction graphic

Join us for BDA’s benefit auction!

You are invited to Brunswick Downtown Association’s Magic on Maine, a Live & Silent Auction, taking place on ThursdayOctober 17th from 5 to 7:30 pm at The DanielSilent Auction: 5:00 to 6:30. Live Auction: 6:45 to 7:30. Appetizers, Silent Auction, Live Auction, Desserts. Cash Bar.

Magic on Maine will offer a wide variety of enticing items and exciting experiences or bid at a Silent and Live Auction.

Auctioneer: John D. Bottero of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

Auction proceeds support BDA programs and community events:  Music on the Mall, the Community BBQ, the Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa, The Rolling Slumber Bed Races and the Holiday Lighting fund to light up the trees on the Town Mall and Maine Street! The BDA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

2018 Live AUCTION items (partial list): 

2 tickets to Patriots VS Jets with  transportation + tailgate party.

Rough & Tumble Tote + 1/2 Day Sail with Harpswell Sailing Co.

2 tickets on the Downeaster + 2 tickets Bruins VS New York Islanders in Executive Suite over Center Ice. Value $750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 night stay at Bailey Island Motel. GC to Cook’s Lobster & Ale, 2 hour sail on Schooner ALERT.

Dinner for 2 at The Brunswick Inn Tuesday Plat Du Jour Dinners.

Authentic Chinese Appetizers for 8, delivered to your home. Prepared by Mike Feldman.

1 night at Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Golf Resort + two rounds of golf at the country club. Value: $500

4 rounds of golf (18 hole course) at the Brunswick Golf Course with carts. Value $240

Poland Springs Golf Package – 4 rounds of golf with cart (18 holes course), lunch, tour of Museum. Value: $400

MSMT 2019 Season Tickets for two to four Main Stage Shows: GC’s to four restaurants. Value $650

 

Sebasco Harbor Resort – Oceanside Golf Getaway: Overnight Stay; 2 Days Unlimited Golf. Value: $425

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2018 event, generously sponsored by:

    

BDA's Rolling Slumber Bed Races graphic 2018 11/09/19 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Rolling Slumber Bed Races

BEDA’s 9th Annual Rolling Slumber Bed Races will take place on Saturday, November 9th!

In the spirit of Community, families, BDA's Rolling Slumber Bed Races graphic 2018businesses and local organizations can create a bed to race in this amazing, fun-filled event. The Rolling Slumber Bed Race will entertain spectators with fast, funny and uniquely created beds — all on wheels!

Prizes will be awarded for speed, creativity and team spirit. The event is free for spectators. 

If you are interested in participating, we are looking for some bed racing enthusiasts to put on a show, win prizes and bragging rights in the process!  Get your team together now and start planning to create your entry, whether for fun, speed or creativity!  For additional information, please contact the BDA staff at 729-4439 or admin@brunswickdowntown.org

Click here for more details.  Click here for the Registration Form. Fees: First year team: $35, returning teams: $25 per team. Early registration discount of $10 if received at the BDA office by October 25.

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Photo gallery from previous races:

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2018 Bed Race Teams:

Wayfair
Pathway Vineyard
Independence Association
Byrnes’ Irish Pub
O’Donoghue’s
Lowe’s
SASSMM
Volunteers of America
Life Church
BDA

               

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