Can't wait to get your clam on at Yarmouth Clam Festival? Party with us the day before on Thursday, July 2oth at the Yarmouth Farmers Market's first annual Market Fest. Join us for an extended 4 hour market 3-7pm, 20 vendors, the Mashed in Maine food truck, beer & spirits from Liquid Riot, and 3 hours of live tunes with Unspent Youth and The Wayback Machine from 4-7pm.
317 Main Teaching Artist Lincoln Meyers and friends play Bluegrass from 4-5pm and The Restless Farewell, a group made up of 317 Main students and friends, will take over 5-6pm.
Jake Hoffman and Kafari (Ahmad Hassam Muhammad) will perform old-time music with Jake on clawhammer banjo and Ahmad playing the bones. This is a kid-friendly show! Ahmad will bring additional bones for kids to try out and play along.
Jake and Ahmad welcome other musicians to join them on the porch.
More on Jake Hoffman - Jake is schooled in traditional music and his specialties are old-time, bluegrass, country, folk and rock n roll. He sings and plays banjo, guitar, upright bass and ukulele. Jake studied clawhammer banjo with Bruce Molsky and graduated from Vassar College in Cultural Geography with a minor in Music. His first touring band, The Powder Kegs, won a 2007 talent contest live on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. He has toured nationally and internationally with Tumbling Bones, a vocal-centric folk band combining old-time, bluegrass and rock n roll. They were chosen as U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors to perform and teach in Eastern Europe in 2014 & 2015. He grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and has been living in Portland, Maine since 2009.
He loves to square dance and swing dance, and he leads old-time jams in the Portland area. He’s a sucker for scratchy field recordings, and he still wants to learn to play the fiddle and piano.
We thought the arrival of fresh, native corn would be the biggest thing happening at Yarmouth Farmers' Market this week. We were wrong. Cellist Rushad Eggleston is stopping by to play a mini concert on the porch. He'll start playing around 4. This porch session is FREE. Please support our farmers, fishermen, and small businesses while at the market.
317 Main Executive Director John Williams will serve as grill master from 4-6 Thursday, July 7th serving up delicious plates of grilled meats, veggies and sides. (Burgers, chips and peas for kids) This is a fundraiser to support music education at 317 Main. Please join us and tell your friends.
Live music starts at 4pm