Popular Maine singer-songwriter up next in Lakeside Concert series

Popular Maine singer-songwriter Anni Clark performs in the 2007 Bates College Midsummer Lakeside Concert Series at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, in the Florence Keigwin Amphitheater, by the college’s picturesque Lake Andrews.

Rain site is the adjacent Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Bring a picnic supper and blankets or lawn chairs. Concerts are open to the public free of charge. Rain site is the adjacent Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Bring a picnic supper and blankets or lawn chairs. Concerts are open to the public free of charge.

All starting at 6 p.m., the family-friendly Lakeside concerts take place on Thursdays in July and August. Except for the Aug. 9 program, all are scheduled for the Keigwin Amphitheater.

For more information, please call 207-786-6400.

Upon her reputation as one of Maine’s most enduring singer-songwriters, Clark has built a national following through countless club dates and festival appearances, and glowing reviews in such publications as the folk music magazine Dirty Linen.

Her career honors include a nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2006 Texas Music Awards, two finalist rankings in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk Songwriters’ Competition, and the awards for both female artist and folk artist of the year in Jam Music Magazine’s 2006 readers’ poll. The latest of her six recordings is 2006′s Anni Clark Live. She is also known as one-third of the songwriters’ trio Under The Song Tree, with Dan Merrill and Lynn Deeves.

The family-friendly duo Julie & Brownie closes the concert series on Aug. 9. Since the 1990s, the twosome has delighted family audiences with an award-winning mix of fun-filled songs and educational messages for kids. They have toured through the eastern U.S. and Canada, written the children’s books The Streamlined Double Decker Bus and A Pirate’s Life For Me, and been covered by dozens of publications. Brownie Macintosh has been performing since 1965 and has composed songs for the Kingston Trio, the Irish Rovers and others.

Gisele Ganz, a Boston-based actress and singer whose credentials include performances with the Boston Pops, joined the team as “Julie” in 2005. Note location: Bates’ historic Quad, in front of Coram Library, Campus Avenue (rain site: Olin Arts Center Concert Hall).

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