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Blake Rosso Band to Headline an Evening of Local Music

Bar Harbor— Americana folk ensemble The Blake Rosso Band will take the 1932 Criterion Theatre stage for an album release concert on Friday, June 15th at 8 p.m. featuring Djar Djar and opening act Gus LaCasse.

Powerful vocals, clear-eyed storytelling, engaging rhythms and fiery leads on the fiddle and mandolin give The Blake Rosso Band an unmistakable sound that is sure to get your feet moving. From the band: “Our goal, every night we play, is to make an intimate connection with each other on stage that spills over to our audience and creates an environment of collective healing, through sound and movement.”

Djar Djar, emerging out of the fertile garage scene of Ledgelawn Avenue, is a rock n’ roll quartet consisting of MDI natives, having performed throughout New England including the prestigious MAMM Slam out of Portland, Maine. After a hiatus in the name of higher education Djar Djar has announced their long-awaited reunion. The original four members – Kevin Elk, Simon Robertson, Will Miller, and Jack Sassner – have since matured their sound with help from the virtuosic duo of Gene Gil and Sean Beaulieu.

Gus La Casse, described as a folk fiddler with both speed and savage energy, has a repertoire that reflects his innovative spirit and dedication to the Cape Breton and Acadian fiddle traditions, playing both standards of the genre and his original material.

Seats in the Balcony are $17 and Orchestra seats are $15 or $10 for students. Tickets will go on sale for members on 5/14 and for the general public on 5/15 at

The 1932 Criterion Theatre is Bar Harbor’s non-profit historic performing arts and movie house. For a full schedule of live events, please visit

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