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Matt’s Summer Shows 2019!

Summer is here! It’s time for strawberry picking, lake swimming, ice cream licking, and of course, SINGING! So, get yourself and your family to a show, and sing along! All shows are solo Earth Jams shows or String Tide bluegrassy folk quartet.

Cape Elizabeth Strawberry Festival – Saturday, June 29 – 10-11:30am FREE

First Step Preschool (South Freeport – Tuesday, June 2, 10:00am (private)

Contented Sole with String Tide (New Harbor, ME) – Thursday, July 4 – 6-9pm FREE

Curtis Memorial Library (Brunswick, ME) – Monday, July 8, 10:30am FREE

Frontier Restaurant with String Tide (Brunswick, ME) – Wednesday, July 10, 7:30-9pm FREE

Dyer Library (Saco, ME) – Thursday, July 11, 10:00am FREE

Avita of Brunswick – Thursday, July 11, 1:30pm (private)

Patten Free Library (Bath, ME) – Tuesday, July 16, 2-3pm FREE

Topsham Library – Wednesday, July 17 – 10:30-11:15am FREE

Skowhegan Free Public Library – Tuesday, July 23, noon FREE

South Freeport Blueberry Fest – Saturday, August 3 – 11-noon (with festival admission)

Orr’s Island Yacht Club with String Tide – Saturday, August 3, 5:30-8pm (private)

Moore Park (South Paris, ME) – Wednesday, August 7 – 10:30am FREE

Rumford Public Library – Wednesday, August 7, 2-2:45pm FREE

Topsham Fair – Sunday, August 11 – 3:30-4:30pm (with fair admission)

Curtis Memorial Library (Brunswick, ME) – Tuesday, August 13, 10:30am FREE

Saco YMCA Camp – Tuesday, August 13 – 2:00pm

Frontier Restaurant with String Tide (Brunswick, ME) – Wednesday, August 14, 7:30-9pm FREE

Waldoboro Library Songwriting Workshop- Thursday, August 15 – 10:30am FREE – please sign up in advance with library.

First Step Preschool (South Freeport) – Monday, August 19, 10:00am (private)

Thomas Memorial Library (Cape Elizabeth, ME) – Tuesday, August 20, 10:30am FREE

Contented Sole with String Tide (New Harbor, ME) – Thursday, August 22, 6-9pm FREE

Freeport Community Library, Tuesday, September 10, 10:30am FREE

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Music Together – Register now!

Hello Music Together lovers and other families with young kiddos in the Bath/Brunswick area. Classes are starting in two weeks, and we are super excited! I will be scaling back my Brunswick classes (continuing Friday at 9:00 and 10:00 AM, but dropping Tuesday) and adding a Monday 9:00 AM class at Bath Dance Works. I hope you will register for one of my classes with your infant, toddler, or preschooler and get ready for fun sing-a-long classes with dancing, rhythm instruments, and lots of goofiness!

All classes begin the week of Sept. 10, and you can see the schedule of Sharon’s and Vanessa’s classes and register at I hope to sing with you and your child soon!

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Earth Jams Summer Gigs

Hey music lovers! Here’s a list of my summer shows. I hope to sing with you soon! All shows are free unless noted!

May 24 – School Concert at Woodside School in Topsham, ME – 6:00 PM

May 26 – Little Friends Party – Freeport, ME (private)

May 27 – Pancake Breakfast to benefit MCHPP. 8:30-10 AM

June 2 – Bowdoin College 15th and 20th Reunion classes

June 3 – Wolfe’s Neck Farm Spring Fest – Freeport, ME. Music with Matt 1:30-3 PM

June 16 – Little Schoolhouse on Maine preschool graduation – noon (private)

June 21 – Live in the Lounge at Frontier with String Tide – 7:30-9 PM

June 22 – Lithgow Library family show – Augusta, ME – 10:00 AM

June 23 – Lewiston Library family show – 11:00 AM

June 23 – Little Schoolhouse on Maine toddler graduation – 1:00 PM (private)

June 23 – Patten Free Library family show at the gazebo – Bath, ME – 3:00 PM

June 24 – Cape Elizabeth Strawberry Festival – Mitchel Farm – 10:00-11:30 AM

July 2 – Family Concert at the Bath Library Park with Porch Light – 11:00-noon

July 11 – Wiscasset Public Library family show – 10:30

July 14 – Falmouth, ME Coffee House with Porch Light – First Congregational Church of Falmouth – 6:30 PM Free will offerings accepted

July 19 – Yarmouth, ME Summer Arts Concert Series – Royal River Park – 11:00 AM

July 19 – Live in the Lounge at Frontier in Brunswick, ME with String Tide – 7:30-9 PM

July 20 – Curtis Memorial Library family show in Brunswick, ME – 10:30 AM

July 20 – Contented Sole restaurant in South Bristol, ME with String Tide – evening

July 26 – South Berwick, ME Library family show – 10:30 AM

July 26 – Seacoast Science Center Ocean Camp show with Martin Swinger – Rye, NH – 1:00 PM

July 27 – Manchester, NH City Library family show – 6:30-7:30 PM

July 28 – Freeport, ME Library with String Tide – 6-8 PM

August 5 – South Freeport, ME Blueberry Festival – 11:00 AM $5

August 9 – Curtis Memorial Library family show – Brunswick, ME – 10:30 AM

August 11 – Topsham, ME Library family show – 10 AM

August 11 – Merrill Library family show – Yarmouth, ME – noon

August 11 – String Tide at the Curtis Memorial Library for the 2nd Friday Art Walk – Brunswick, ME – 4-6:30 PM

August 12 – String Tide at the Two Echo’s Co-housing Community – Brunswick, ME – afternoon

August 16 – Live in the Lounge at Frontier in Brunswick, ME with String Tide – 7:30-9 PM

August 17 – Contented Sole restaurant in South Bristol, ME with String Tide – evening

August 25 – Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Preschool show – Boothbay, ME – noon-1 Pm

September 14 – Auburn, ME Public Library family show – 10 Am

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Earth Jams offerings

Happy almost winter, music friends. I hope you are faring well these dark days (interpret that as you like).

I wanted to tell you about some fun musical opportunities for your kiddos. First off, the new Music Together semester begins the week of January 2nd. You can sign up here. This is a great class for parents of young ones (infant-preschooler) who are looking for a doorway into the world of making music with your kids. It is a fantastic curriculum. I have been teaching it for over 10 years, and I never want to stop, because it is so much fun. You’ll learn some great songs and also how to make up your own little ditties to keep the rhythm flowing through your life at home.

And here’s a great chance for you home school families to bring some music into the lives of your students. This is a Tuesday class from 10:30-11:30 at the Brunswick Curtis Memorial Library in which we learn about music through singing together, songwriting, listening to music, dancing, art work, eurithmy, and playing rhythm instruments. Find out more about the class and RSVP here.

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