Resurgam Music Festival
Last weekend, Mainers reveled in the sweet sound of local bands at Thompson’s Point with a free all-day Sunday music festival.
A parade kicked off the day featuring young performers, stilt walkers, Maine dance crews and upbeat music to prepare everyone for an energetic day ahead. The Maine Academy of Modern Music along with various local businesses and partners hosted the arts and music festival, a brand new event in Maine that could very well become an annual shindig.
The day was filled with food trucks showcasing our local cuisine, craft beer, refreshing mojitos, and talented musicians spanning different genres, ages, and moods. I personally hit The Highroller Lobster Co. truck and scored a red snappah I’ve been craving all day. They take it to a whole new level with flavored mayos, my goodness.
Anyway, I definitely should have worn sturdier shoes and not my slip-on sandals, as the high energy of local talent and the buzz of the crowd kept me wanting to groove all day. The festival had different stages spread across Thompson’s Point so you could switch genres and check out different artists at the same time. They had a stage for MAMM, rock, international, acoustic, etc. bands.
And, as you can see, it was the perfect place for all ages.
I spent much of my day stationed on the rocky stage that was on the side near the Maker’s Market, a large brick warehouse filled with food, local artisans, crafts, and shelter from the sun. The rock scene was energetic, colorful, exciting and rocked my sandals right away.
The event was well organized, well organized and smartly planned, and it seemed like everyone was really having fun. But how could they not? It’s a day in the sun by the water filled with local food and beer, phenomenal local musicians, entertainment, art and good people.
To me, that’s exactly how a Sunday in Maine should be spent in the summer.