- Free concerts on the Village Green
- Concerts take place most evenings in July each summer at 8pm
- Noticed nationally for its ability and mission to bring together new talents
Overview: When it comes to town bands, most think of the local compilations of old musicians or even local organization groups. However, Bar Harbor has raised the bar for town bands with the Bar Harbor Town Band, not just any band. In fact, this band has been noticed nationally for its ability and mission to bring together new talents, young and old alike. It showcases each musician, singer, and composer in ways that are not seen in many places or festivals.
Where: Most performances take place on the Village Green with other special performances throughout Bar Harbor
When: Concerts take place on Mondays, Thursdays, and some Tuesdays from July through August. Concerts start at 8 pm and run for a full hour. See the full schedule on the Bar Harbor Band website.
Cost: Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted.
Details: The Bar Harbor Town Band has been drawing in local, regional and even national new talents amongst amateur musicians, singers and others for more than one hundred years. It is one of the main highlights of the town's Bar Harbor Music Festival, held annually every summer. The band performs with new talents each time, entertaining visitors and locals alike in varied free concerts, usually held at the Village Green.
Located at the intersection of Mount Desert and Main Streets, the Village Green has become synonymous with musical compositions of all types. The band has not limited itself to just classical music, but runs the gauntlet of the musical imagination, encompassing genres of all varieties.
There is plenty of space for picnics and lounging on the green as the band plays. Nearby restaurants, bars, and cafes are close by, allowing visitors to grab a quick meal, snack or take out as they enjoy the music that unfolds before them.