Summer Solstice Celebration
Join us to celebrate the summer solstice and kick-start summer fun with an outdoor picnic and live music by Matt Newberg and the Hearts of Gold! Bring your own picnic and chairs, savor a beautiful evening on scenic Mackerel Cove, enjoy the band’s performance from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and celebrate the coming of summer. This event is free and open to all ages. No advance registration is needed. If the weather is bad, check back for an update.
Weathered by salt and sea, Matt Newberg has been weaving his life and songs through the tall pines, rocky coast and granite mountains of Maine for over twenty years. Born in upstate New York, his family moved to the coastal town of Harpswell when he was aged five. There, he walked the rural roads, tipped sailboats on the bay and fought on the local playground after little league games. His musical career began in Burlington, Vermont while a student at UVM but his passion was kindled early on while listening to his mother sing James Taylor songs at the piano. His first physical memory of a song is Neil Young’s Sugar Mountain, an artist that continues to have a significant impact on his music.
His most recent release “Hollow Days” (2019) featured a duet with Lilly Hiatt (Nashville, TN) as well as harmonica wizardry from longtime collaborator Brian Steele (Burlington, VT). “Hollow Days” introduces his new band, The Hearts of Gold (H.O.G.) with Gregg Hoover on guitar, Jake McCarthy on bass and Joe Beninati on drums.