Join us for evening of music & dancing at the American Legion Hall in Belfast. Doors open at 7pm, tickets are $5-10 at the door. 

Necessary Music Productions is excited to be doing our first concert in Belfast at the Legion Hall. To initiate this series we will be featuring music from Knox & Waldo County. With the Waldo County based Americana / Folk powerhouse Sugarbush & Knox County Boogie Kings : The Midnight Riders, also rustic with 3 songwriters but, with way more Electric presence and a harder edge. Saturday April 29th 7 PM. Admission will be $5-10 sliding scale at the door & all the cash will go to the musicians, after promo costs.

Sugarbush would be one of the finest Americana / Folk bands in the state of Maine if all they did was sing the songs they write Acapella! Fortunately they also play instruments. With Becca Biggs on Lead Vocals & Banjo, Camille Giglio on Lead Vocals & Cello & Amy Green on Lead Vocals, Guitar they have been creating happy fans since they started playing together 2 winters ago. Their original work beautifully personifies the different lives Women experience here in Maine with all the growling, grit and grace that is needed to persevere through the long winters, short summers & rugged lands. All are lifetime Mainers, Farmers, Mothers & Artists making them a great example of the new generation of true Renaissance Women here in Midcoast Maine! Do not miss them or their inspirational vision & voices. Sugarbush released their debut live studio album Fresh from the Woods in February of 2016. They have been profiled by both the Bangor Daily News, Penbay Pilot & The Free Press of Rockland in the last year and headlined Belfast's New Years Eve celebration 2 years in a row at The Colonial Theater & also appeared at The All Roads Music festival, Belfast as well, last May.

The Midnight Riders draw from a variety of influences encompassing everything from 1920's-50's Blues & Country, New Orleans musicians of many era's, Memphis Soul, Muscle Shoals / Nashville Alt. Country / Roots Music, 1970/80's Working Class Pub Rock / New Wave, right up to current Maine based bands like The Mallett Brothers Band, Eric Green Party & The Coloradas. Featuring different singer-songwriters they highlight different influences with each one. Will Neils on Lead Vocals, Emmett Lalor on Guitar & Vocals, David Butler (guesting for this show) on Bass Guitar & Vocals & Derek Lane on Drums.