Brews & Tunes

Brews+Tunes returns to The Green at the Captain Lord Mansion for an afternoon of–you guessed it–beer and live music. There will be food trucks, vendors, and a lot of fun. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. No outside food or drink please. Rain or shine. See you on The Green!

Featuring the Fogcutters Big Band with special guests Spencer Albee, Chas Lester, Megan Jo Wilson, Jamie Colpoys, and more

Special thanks to the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust for use of the Village Green.

$15 advance, $20 at the door.

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The Fogcutters

The Fogcutters are a 19-piece big band from Portland, Maine, with a different perspective on the format of the classic big band: writing and playing original music unencumbered by a singular music style, and influenced by musical masters of the past and present. The result is a unique sound and eclectic style that is anything but traditional. This is not your grandfather’s big band!

The Fogcutters deliver a brand new take on what a “big band” is and can be. With 13 horns, a burnin’ 5-piece rhythm section and the stellar vocals and presence of Megan Jo Wilson and Chas Lester, they balance subtlety and power by playing their own unique blend of funk, rock, afro-cuban,and hip hop and combining them with traditional sounds.  The groove is infectious and the impact is stunning.

The Fogcutters were voted 2014 Best Jazz Act in New England at The New England Music Awards and voted Best Jazz Act for 2012 & 2013 and the Best Live Act for 2013 Portland Phoenix Music Awards.

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Spencer Albee

Spencer is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer. His efforts with Rustic Overtones, As Fast As, and as a solo artist have seen him through four record contracts and two publishing deals. He has worked alongside industry legends such as David Bowie, producers Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T-Rex), David Leonard (Prince, Paul McCartney), and Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Maroon 5). All in all, Spencer is a man of many hats and an all-around good guy to know.

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Amy & The Engine

Self-described as “indie-folk-rock-pop,” Amy & The Engine features the songwriting and vocals of Amy Allen. The band formed in Boston during the long winter of 2013-4 at Berklee College of Music. They most recently played CMJ 2014 and the first VH1 & Sonicbids Benefit this fall, and finished touring New England for the 2014 summer and fall season, playing over 15 festivals. They have released three radio singles over the past year and a highly anticipated 6-song EP will be completed in mid-2015. They were nominated as “Best New Act” at the 2015 New England Music Awards show in Boston.

Singer/songwriter Amy Allen of South Portland, Maine, has released three solo EP’s, including Honey, Neptune, and Other Side of Somewhere, taking home Portland Phoenix’s “Best New Act” and “Best Female Vocalist” awards. Amy has also appeared on the second season of NBC’s The Voice, and has received the prestigious SESAC’s Young Artist Award for the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.