Following a successful 2017 festival, Thomas Point Beach is proud to announce the dates for the much anticipated 2018 Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival. The a nationally acclaimed Labor Day festival will return on Thursday, August 30 through September 2, 2018.
The 2017 Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival surpassed our expectations in every way, and the outpouring of support from the friends and family of Thomas Point Beach and the Bluegrass Community was overwhelming, “not only did it convince us it was the right thing to do, it’s what we want to do, it’s a part of us.”
Festival Lineup and Tickets will be available in time for the holiday season. In addition to the Main Stage Lineup, festival programming will include a Thursday Showcase Band Competition, children’s activities and musician’s workshops. Showcase bands and vendors are encouraged to apply online at any time.
The family at Thomas Point Beach looks forward to welcoming festival goers back to the place “Where the Music Meets the Sea.”
About the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival
The Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival was established in 1979 by Pati Crooker, of Brunswick, Maine, with the goal of bringing traditional Bluegrass Music to coastal Maine. Since its inception, the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival has hosted over 200 of the best in Bluegrass Music on its historic stage, from old favorites to internationally renowned acts to up-and coming new talent.
The Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival ran for 30 successful years, earning a reputation for being one of the nation’s best managed and family-friendly festivals, and was highly acclaimed for its attention to detail and consistent show quality. The festival went on indefinite hiatus in 2008, as Pati took time off to focus on her family, but returned in 2011 for 5 years as the “Bluegrass Special.” In 2016, A “Celebration of Life” was held in lieu of the festival to honor the life and legacy of Pati, and in 2017 her Son and his wife, Michael and Jennifer Mulligan, took the reigns, and continued the legacy.
Thomas Point Bluegrass Festival has become a Labor Day tradition for many attendees, and solidified its reputation as a premiere event for Bluegrass aficionados worldwide, something we hope to continue for years to come.
About Thomas Point Beach
Family owned and operated since 1958, Thomas Point Beach is an 85 acre park and campground located in Brunswick, Maine. Just off Route 1, Thomas Point offers a safe and friendly atmosphere, well-suited for weekend getaways as well as outings of all sizes, from small family gatherings to large corporate events.
Situated on tidal Thomas Bay, Thomas Point provides opportunities for swimming and boating, as well as outdoor recreation, including volleyball, horseshoes, a clean playground, and a 9-hole Disc Golf Course.
With over 100 campsites, featuring electric, water fill and dump-stations, Thomas Point accommodates travelers from all corners of the world, including cross-country bicyclists, weekend tenters and short and long-term RVers. Amenities include hot showers, laundry, on-site firewood and ice, pleasant recreation hall with board-games, lending library, TV and pool tables, as well as wifi.
With so much to offer, Thomas Point Beach and Campground, and the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival is truly a destination for all ages.