Where you can find Al Hawkes

NOTE: Please check in advance before attending any function to be aware of possible
cancellation or re-scheduling because of bad weather or other reasons.
Some show"pop up" overnight. Call (207) 854-5520 for further information.

     
     
     
Monday - Sunday
9/29 - 10/5, 2014

The IBMA Bluegrass Conference &
The World of Bluegrass Festival
Raleigh, NC

 
     
Friday - Saturday
9/26 - 9/27, 2014

"The New England Shake-Up"
Sturbridge, MA

A rock-a-billy festival. Al Hawkes is a guest on Sean Mencher's "Rockin' Guitar Seminar".
     
Monday - Friday
9/1 - 9/5, 2014

"Song Writing Fever"
Lovell, ME

Private
     
Monday - Sunday
8/11 - 8/17, 2014

"White Mountain Special"
Twin Mountain, NH

Private Duet
     
Sunday
8/3, 2014
Special Keene Reunion
Windham, ME
Private
     
Saturday
7/26, 2014
Osspiee Music Festival
Hiram, ME
Visiting 6PM
     
Saturday
7/26, 2014
All Years Reunion
Gray, ME
Private Party
     
Friday
7/25, 2014
Westbrook 1950
Class Reunion, ME
Private Party
     
Thursday - Saturday
7/17 - 7/19, 2014
Portland, ME Private Party
     
Friday
7/12, 2014
Playhouse, Brunswick, ME Private Show
     
Thursday - Sunday
7/18 - 7/21, 2013
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
Walsh Farm
Oak Hill, NY
One of the largest Bluegrass festivals on the east coast. A Who's Who of Bluegrass in the Beautiful Catskill Mountains. A Gathering of Music, Learning & Friends.
     

Tuesday - Friday
7/2 - 7/5, 2013
All day and all night

Pelletier's Spectacular Bluegrass Party
Fayette, ME
Annual Private Party. By invitation only. A reunion with old friends and fans.
     
Saturday
6/15, 2013
1-4pm
Celebration of John Chandler's Life
Private Estate, Lovell, ME
John was a highly respected individual. Al Hawkes & his Bluegrass Nitehawks will perform.
     

Saturday
6/1, 2013

Westbrook Annual "Together Days"
Riverside Park, Main Street
Westbrook, ME
Westbrook 34th annual Together Days is a 2-day festival that is fun for families and residents of all ages! Al Hawkes and his Bluegrass Nitehawks will perform a one hour show at 2 PM on the Main Stage. The event begins on Friday at 4 PM – 10 PM and all day on Saturday from 8 AM – 10 PM.  Saturday the event begins with a 5k    run/kid’s 1/2 mile fun run and concludes with a 30 Minute firework display.  Features two stages of continuous free entertainment. This festival typically attracts 15-20,000 people. This will be Al Hawkes 10 years of being booked by popular demand. He is sponsored by Tickets Unlimited Inc., Highland Variety Store, Martini Lane and Sappi Fine Papers.
Click here for a flyer for the event.
     
Thursday - Monday
5/23 - 27, 2013
All day and all night
Bowman's Annual Bluegrass Gathering
West Gardiner, ME
By Invitation Only!
     
Saturday
5/18, 2013
Le Club Calumet Convention Center
334 West River Road
Augusta, ME
The 36th annual Maine Country Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner.  Al Hawkes and his Americana Trio will perform during this prestigious show. The dinner (12noon) and 1 PM show is $ 25. per person. The show only is $15, tickets at the door. The 2013 inductees are Ronnie Chase, Dick Pelletier, Merle Record and Sam Tidwell and a 1st time honorary member(?) The house band where needed will be made up from Hall of Fame Members. Call for reserved tickets at: Nancy Crosby  645 – 2472
or crosby9577@roadrunner.com
   
Tuesday
10/16, 2012
9:30 - 11:30 AM
102 Wishcamp Center
University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME
“SAGE”  The Sage Program is part of The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine. Held in 102 Wishcamper Center on the Portland campus at 26 Bedford Street. Al Hawkes will give an academic lecture and discussion on “Pioneering Bluegrass In America”.  He will explain and demonstrate his involvement of forty years in Bluegrass music as a recognized Bluegrass & Country Music pioneer, Songwriter, Musician, Record Producer and music Archivist with sound and video presentations and handouts. Al has agreed to play and sing a couple of his original songs that will be featured on his Maine Album due out in 2013. The Osher Institute has 1500 members. There is allowance for walk-ins the day of the performance if extra seating and tickets are available ($7.00 per person). Call: (207) 789-4406. Ask about free parking.
   

Sunday
9/30, 2012
3PM - 10:30PM

Empire Dine & Dance
Portland, ME


Click here to view the flyer
A Great Show: “Celebration of Lenny Breau and his Music” at the upstairs concert hall at the Empire Dine And Dance in Portland, Maine. The Al Hawkes Americana Trio will perform along with many great and renowned guitar players will perform such as: Denny Breau, Bob Thompson, Sean Mencher, Jay Peterson, Hugh Bowden, Arlo West, Glenn Weiser, Jack Jolie and others to be announced. Including a two hour guitar clinic on Lenny’s style, a discuss panel about Lenny Breau and his influence on guitar playing with industry VIPs, Playing of Lenny audio clips and showing of video clips never heard or seen before. Door Prizes, Drawings, Autographed CD & DVD sales, etc.  It will be a “Once – in – a –lifetime” show.

Click here to view the flyer

Call for limited reserved seating tickets: (207) 879 -8988
     
Saturday
9/8, 2012
Cushing Island, Casco Bay
Portland, ME
Please note: This is a private event. Al Hawkes and his Bluegrass Nitehawks  will be one of two bands to perform. The Nitehawks will be the entertainment show band and the other band will be for dancing.  
Thursday
8/30, 2012
6:00 PM
CANCELED
Thomas Point Beach
Bluegrass Special
Brunswick, Maine
Al Hawkes will not be performing at this show.
Friday
8/3, 2012
PEMI VALLEY
BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Thornton, NH
20th Annual Bluegrass Festival. Al Hawkes
and his Nitehawks return after a long absence.
Sunday
7/22, 2012
12-1 PM
Waterford’s World’s Fair
Waterford, Maine
Al Hawkes Americana Trio Show with guest: Jack Jolie. It is a great little annual fair.
Wednesday - Monday
6/27 - 7/2, 2012
All day & All Night
Pelletier’s Spectacular
Bluegrass Party
Fayette, Maine
Annual Private Party. By invitation only. A reunion with old friends and fans.
 
Sunday
6/24, 2012
12:00 Noon

Highland Lake Congregational Church
1303 Bridgton Road
Westbrook, ME.

l Hawkes Americana Show. Annual Church Free Picnic.  Acoustic Old time Country & Bluegrass Music.
 
Saturday
6/2, 2012
1:00 PM
Westbrook Annual "Together Days"
Riverside Park, Main Street
Westbrook, ME.

Al Hawkes and his Bluegrass Nitehawks show. 1-2 PM.

 
Thursday - Sunday
5/24 - 27, 2012
All day & All Night
Glenn & Holly Bowman's Home
West Gardner, ME.
Private by invitation only Bluegrass Party.
 
Friday
4/20, 2012
12-1 PM
MaineHealth
110 Free Street
Portland, ME.
10th Annual Parkinson’s Awareness Day Conference. Al Hawkes Americana Trio Show.
     
Sunday
4/15, 2012
1-6 PM
The Roost Function Hall
Chicopee Rd., Buxton, ME
Please note: This is the 3rd Sunday because Easter is on the 2nd Sunday.

Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer organization. For additional info, look below at Sunday 2/12/ 2012

T his month concludes the BMAM Southern Jams for this season. See you at the festivals this summer and we start the jams again next fall on the 2nd Sunday in October. 

Note: Al Hawkes will continue his Mandolin Workshops starting at 12:30 PM with Bruce Milliard assisting on guitar. Mr. Hawkes shows how he learned to play mandolin with out formal training and will demonstrate new instrumentals he has composed for an instrumental CD album coming out later. On lookers welcome and the workshop is free.  This is the last Al Hawkes Mandolin workshop for this season. We hope you enjoyed the workshops and learn some things to use on your mandolin? 
     
Monday
3/19, 2012
1:00 PM
Westbrook Senior Citizens
Luncheon & Show
Westbrook Warren Congregational Church, Main Street

Al Hawkes Americana Trio with Al Hawkes, mandolin & guitar, Al Doane, bass, Bruce Milliard, guitar. 45 minute show featuring Al Hawkes newly composed Maine songs. For additional Info: Theasa  Chimard  207 - 854-8597 or  Cell  655-7189

     
Sunday
3/11, 2012
1-6 PM
The Roost Function Hall
Chicopee Rd., Buxton, ME
Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer organization. For additional info, look below at 2/12/ 2012.

Note: Al Hawkes will continue his Mandolin Workshops starting at 12:30 PM with Bruce Milliard assisting on guitar. Mr. Hawkes shows how he learned to play mandolin with out formal training and will demonstrate new instrumentals he has composed for an instrumental CD album coming out later. On lookers welcome and the workshop is free. 
 
     
Friday - Sunday
2/17 - 2/19, 2012
All Day & All Night... really!
Joe Val 27th Annual Bluegrass Festival
Sheraton Framingham Hotel &
Convention Ctc. Framingham, MA
This is a great in-doors Bluegrass Festival where Al Hawkes meets and plays Bluegrass music with old friends all day and night. It is always an experience you never forget and never want to miss. I understand the weekend hotel rooms are sold out but day tickets may still be available. Call 617-782-2251 
     
Sunday
2/12, 2012
4:00 PM
Silver Spur & Maine Country Music
Hall of Fame Museum
Mechanic Falls, ME
Al Hawkes is to be presented the “Evans Fitch Memorial Award” during the Down East Country Music Association’s annual award show. For more information call: Jackie Harman at 207 - 793 – 8884 
     
Sunday
2/12, 2012
12 Noon
The Roost Function Hall
Chicopee Rd., Buxton, ME
Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer organization. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music or curious people who want to find out about Bluegrass. It is on the second Sunday of each month starting in October and ends in April. There can be as many as 100 "pickers" who come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages are available with plenty of tables and chairs. There is a sign-up for an Open Stage from 3 - 4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $7 General Public, $5 for BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Patti Smith at 232-1528.

Note: Al Hawkes will continue his Mandolin Workshop starting at 12:30 PM with Bruce Milliard assisting on guitar. Mr. Hawkes shows how he learned to play mandolin with out formal training and will demonstrate new instrumentals he has composed for an instrumental CD album coming out later. On lookers welcome and the workshop is free. 
     
Friday
9/2, 2011
3:00 PM
"The Bluegass Special" Featival
Thomas Point Beach
29 Meadow Road, Brunswick, ME

Al Hawkes and his Nitehawks show will be on stage on Friday, the opening day, at 3 PM with a special two hour show featuring
his new Nitehawks. It will feature a workshop with special demonstrations of musical instruments with different tunings that Al is currently using on his new CD albums. Previews of his newly composed songs about living the life in Maine CD, due out in 2012. Special guests join Al on stage to do some favorite numbers. There will be a dialogue Q/A period with Al about his 60 years of involvement in the Bluegrass music field. And a final “on-stage” jam session with guests to kick off the festival “In Hi -Gear”. You won’t want to miss this “Once in a Life Time” event.

Special Note: There will be an afternoon viewing of the documentary film: The Eventful Life of Al Hawkes.

To see a listing of all the terrific featured acts at this festival, visit their website: www.thomaspointbeach.com
For advance tickets: (207) 725-6009

     
Thursday
9/1/2011
7:30 PM
Brick Church for the Performing Arts
502 Christian Hill Road
Lovell, Maine
Al Hawkes and his Americana Trio performing a mixture of Old-Time Country, Folk, Bluegrass and original tunes. Info: 207.925.3322 or 207.925.6244. Website: http://lovellbrickchurch.org
     
Saturday
7/23/2011
11:30 AM
Maine Gold & Silver Store
50 Maine Mall Road
South Portland, Maine
Al Hawkes and his Americana Trio GOLD RUSH” event to raise money for the Animal Refuge League. Info: 207.772.2211
Website: www.megoldandsilver.com
     
7/21 - 7/24, 2011
Ossipee Valley Music Festival
Cornish, Maine
Al Hawkes will guest appear with Cribstone Bridge at a time to be announced at the festival. Note: On Saturday from 10AM until 3PM, Al will leave to do a previously booked show at Maine Gold and Silver listed above.
     
Saturday
7/16/2011
8:00 PM
Celebration Barn
190 Stock Farm Road
South Paris, Maine

Al Hawkes and his Nitehawks show at Performing Arts Center’s 40th Anniversary Festival. Info: 207.743.8452. Check out their website: www.celebrationbarn.com

     
Thursday
6/30, 2011 thru Monday, 7/4/2011
Dick & Betty Pelletier
Fayette, Maine
By Invitation only. Al always holds this date open for their annual Bluegrass “Get Together”. Great people and great fun!
     
Sunday
6/26, 2011
12-4:00 PM
Scarborough, Maine
Private celebration of Harvey Weinstein's Life with friends and family. He was a great musician and a true friend to Al & Barbara. They will be attending.
     
Sunday
6/26, 2011
12-4:00 PM
American Legion Hall
300 Conant Street
Route 25, Westbrook, Maine
Slim Andrews 80th Birthday Party. Open house & Live Music. Everyone welcome, no gifts. Al & Barbara Hawkes will be there celebrating. For more information: 207.795.1119
   
Saturday
6/4, 2011
4:00 PM
River Bank Park
Main Street
Westbrook, Maine

Annual Westbrook Together Days. A big FREE community function for all ages. Three stages with continues entertainment. Morning parade, auction tent, children’s rides, farm animals on display, games, swings, clowns, long line of food venders, fireworks display at night. Al Hawkes Americana Show will perform for an hour around 4 PM. Always a great time that many friends and fans look forward too. Ya’ll come !

   
Saturday
5/31, 2011
12 Noon
334 West River Road
Augusta, Maine
The 34th Annual Maine Country Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner Show. At the Le Club Calumet Al will perform and also has been asked to read a special presentation. Many Country, Folk and Bluegrass pioneers will attend and a number of them will perform. Doors open at 11AM, Dinner served at !2 noon and show starts at 1PM. Ticket for Dinner & Show $25 must be purchased in advance at (207) 795 -1119. Show ticket only (no dinner) are $15 and available at the door the day of the show. A show you don’t want to miss.
   
Saturday
5/7, 2011
11:00 AM
Your local Maine PBS Station
You can see the documentary film on Al called “The Eventful Life of Al Hawkes”. It will be shown again on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. It will be on all five MPBN TV stations in Maine.
   
Thursday
5/5, 2011
10:00 PM
Your local Maine PBS Station
You can see the documentary film on Al called “The Eventful Life of Al Hawkes”. It will be shown again on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. It will be on all five MPBN TV stations in Maine.
   
Sunday
4/10, 2011
Doors at 12 Noon
The Roost Function Hall, Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine
Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music or curious people who want to find out about Bluegrass. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $5 General Public, $4 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Kathy Card at 207-899-3524
   
Sunday
3/20, 2011
Doors at 12 Noon
The Roost Function Hall, Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine
Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music or curious people who want to find out about Bluegrass. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $5 General Public, $4 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Kathy Card at 207-899-3524
   
Sunday
2/13, 2011
Doors at 12 Noon
The Roost Function Hall, Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine
Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music or curious people who want to find out about Bluegrass. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $5 General Public, $4 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Kathy Card at 207-899-3524
   
Sunday
1/9, 2011
Doors at 12 Noon
The Roost Function Hall, Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine
Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music or curious people who want to find out about Bluegrass. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $5 General Public, $4 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Kathy Card at 207-899-3524
   
Sunday
12/12, 2010
Doors at 12 Noon
The Roost Function Hall, Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine
Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music or curious people who want to find out about Bluegrass. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $5 General Public, $4 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Kathy Card at 207-899-3524
   
Sunday
11/14, 2010
Doors at 12 Noon
The Roost Function Hall, Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine
Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music or curious people who want to find out about Bluegrass. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $5 General Public, $4 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Kathy Card at 207-899-3524
   
Thursday
10/28, 2010
7:30 PM
Regent Theatre
Arlington, MA
Al & Barbara Hawkes will be present at the Boston area screening of the the documentary “ The Eventful Life of Al Hawkes.” The New England Folk Archives and the Boston Bluegrass Union present the Boston premiere of the film documentary. The evening’s activities include • Meet the Filmmaker Reception • Movie Screening • Symposium “Bluegrass and Country Music Through the Lens of Al Hawkes” With Al Hawkes and moderated by Gerry Katz of the Boston Bluegrass Union. Proceeds from the evening to benefit the New England Folk Music Archives. More information and online ticket order http://www.regenttheatre.com/events/
al_hawkes.htm
   
Wednesday
10/20, 2010
WMPG-FM
Portland, ME
www.wmpg.org
Al visits Bob Wade II (aka Blizzard Bob) on his Bluegrass show. Al has returned from Tennessee and Kentucky and will bring Bob and his audience news of the International Bluegrass Music Association’ s “ World OF Bluegrass” convention and annual “ Fan Fest” in Knoxville. Also, his week long visit to the Owensboro area of Kentucky and the International Bluegrass Music Museum along with his visit to Jerusalem Ridge, the home place of the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe. Al brings to Bob new Bluegrass recordings from the Nashville scene along with comments on the International Bluegrass Award Show.
   
10/1 - 1/03, 2010
Bluegrass FanFest
Nashville Convention Center
Nashville, TN
Huge indoor three day Bluegrass Festival with more than 60 artists/bands performing on three stages. Includes workshops, Expo Hall with 100+ booths, Grand Master Fiddle Championship, and more.
   
Thursday
9/30, 2010
Evening
International Bluegrass Music Awards Show, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Fabulous performances and awards
Broadcast internationally.
   
9/27 - 9/30, 2010
World of Bluegrass Conference
Nashville, TN
Al & Barbara will be among the 2,000 attendees to meet and do business with many artists, agents, songwriters, record labels, producers, historians, and academic leaders from all over the world.
   
Wednesday
9/8, 2010
Frontier Cafe Cinema & Gallery
14 Main Street, Brunswick, ME

Film Premiere: "The Eventful Life of Al Hawkes" with a special live performance by Al Hawkes Trio following the screening. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Call for show time: 207.725.5222

   
Sunday
8/8, 2010
The Venue Show Place
Freeport, ME
Al Hawkes Americana Show will perform at 5PM with two sets. This is one of the HOT SPOTS for music and good food/drinks in the area. They have a “state of the art” sound system. Notice that the show time is 5PM. They’ve been having great crowds at this time on Sundays.  Put a link to their website.
   
7/21 - 7/25, 2010
Ossipee Valley Bluegrass Festival
Cornish, ME
I will be involved with Sean Mencher and his Swing Combo doing workshops & performances. Times TBA.
   
7/16 - 7/18, 2010
13th Annual Traditional Family Bluegrass Festival, Brusnwick, ME
I'll be hanging out and jamming, one or two of the days, with great friends.
   

Saturday
7/17, 2010
8:00 PM

Mainely Brews Tavern
Waterville, ME
Maine International Film Festival. Al Hawkes Americana Show will perform as well as the showing of the documentary “The Eventful Life Of Al Hawkes during the film festival. Show times will be available later and listed here: www.mainelybrews.com
   
7/1 - 7/5, 2010
All day & night,
Fayette, ME

Annual "Pelletiers Bluegrass Function."
Private - Only by invitation

   
Sunday
6/27, 2010
1:00 PM
Highland Lake Church, Highland Lake Corner, Bridgton Road, US 302, Westbrook, ME

Old Fashion Family Neighborhood Picnic with music by Al Hawkes and his Americana Show. Special acoustic unplugged music with guitars, banjo, mandolin, dobro and bass. Come and make friends with other neighbors. ALL FREE.

   
6/16 - 6/20, 2010
Jenny Brook Family Bluegrass Festival, Turnbridge Fairgrounds, Turnbridge, VT

Our friends, Candy & Seth Sawyer, run this wonderful festival and it is their, 10th Anniversary. A beautiful location and a great lineup of talent. For more info: www.jennybrookfestival.com. 

   
Friday
5/15, 2010
12:00 PM
Le Club Calumet
334 Northern Ave., Augusta, ME

Maine Country Music Hall of Fame. Dinner, Show and Induction Ceremonies. Le Club Calumet, 334 Northern Ave., Augusta, Maine. Dinner at 12:00 noon and show at 1:00 PM. For tickets call Carole Ann: (207) 795-1119  hunt2931@roadrunner.com   

   
Friday
5/14, 2010
7:00 PM
SPACE Gallery
Portland, Maine
Premiere of the film “The Eventful Life of Al Hawkes” a documentary about New England country music, told through the story of a Maine record label and its founder. After the screening there will be a Q&A session and a live stage performance b y Al Hawkes and his friends with a few surprises. Check out our NEWS column on this site. Doors open 7 PM    Show at 7:30 PM At the Space Gallery, 538 Congress Street ( next to L.L. Bean store), Portland, Maine. Information & Tickets at (207) 828-5600 www.space538.org
   
Monday
5/10, 2010
6:30 PM
St. Lawrence Church Performing Arts Center, Portland, Maine

Featurng: The Jerks Of Grass, The Grassholes and The Stowaways. Al Hawkes will be the MC and join one of the bands for a couple of numbers. For ticket info: www.stlawrencearts.org

   
Sunday
4/11, 2010
Doors at 12 Noon
The Roost Function Hall, Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine
Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music or curious people who want to find out about Bluegrass. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $5 General Public, $4 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207-854-5520
   
   
Saturday
3/27, 2010
8PM
Space Gallery
Portland, Maine
Mandolin Fest, Featuring: The Legendary Al Hawkes & His Trio with The 317 Main Mandolin Orchestra, plus performances by Jason Phelps, Joe Walsh, Rob Neilson, Seth Doyle, and Ronnie Gallant. Click here to view the flyer.
   
   
Sunday
3/14, 2010
Doors at 12 Noon
The Roost Function Hall, Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine
Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music or curious people who want to find out about Bluegrass. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $5 General Public, $4 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207-854-5520
   
   
Sunday
2/14, 2010
Doors at 12 Noon
The Roost Function Hall, Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine
Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music or curious people who want to find out about Bluegrass. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $5 General Public, $4 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207-854-5520
   
   
Sunday
1/10, 2010
Doors at 12 Noon
The Roost Function Hall, Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine
Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music or curious people who want to find out about Bluegrass. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $5 General Public, $4 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207-854-5520
   
   
Sunday
12/13, 2009
Doors at 12 Noon
The Roost Function Hall, Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine
Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music or curious people who want to find out about Bluegrass. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $5 General Public, $4 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207-854-5520
   
   
Sunday
11/8, 2009
Doors at 12 Noon
The Roost Function Hall, Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine
Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music or curious people who want to find out about Bluegrass. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $5 General Public, $4 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207-854-5520
   
   
Sunday
10/11, 2009
Doors at 12 Noon
The Roost Function Hall, Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine
Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music or curious people who want to find out about Bluegrass. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $5 General Public, $4 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207-854-5520
   
Mon - Sun
9/28 - 10/4, 2009
International Bluegrass Music Association, Nashville, TN
World of Bluegrass 2009, International Bluegrass Music Awards and Bluegrass Fan Festival in Nashville, Tennessee. Al and his Paganoni mandolin will be performing in a number of spots and more information will be announced as we receive it.
   
Fri - Sun
7/3 - 7/5, 2009
Dick and Betty Pelletier's Bluegrass Party
Al and Barbara plan to make the annual event this year after missing it last year. It's one of the best Bluegrass parties in the state. We see lots of friends and great pickin' with the fun shows in the “Barn”.
   
Wed - Sat
6/24 - 6/27, 2009
International Bluegrass Music Museum, Owensboro, Kentucky
Al Hawkes invited to join with and perform at the “Pioneers of Bluegrass Gathering” in Owensboro, Kentucky. Shows are staged at the International Bluegrass Music Museum, RiverPark Performance Center and at the ROMP (River of Music Party) located at Yellow Creek Park. During the four days there are Exhibits, Tours, Pioneers Story Telling, Bluegrass Masters Film Festival, Hall of Fame Unveiling and Legends Concert. Al & Barbara will be flying in early on 22nd to lend a hand to Gabrielle Gray, Director of the Bluegrass Music Museum, in setting up and getting ready. The scheduled festival performers is a “Who’s Who” in the Bluegrass field. Check it out at: http://www.bluegrass-museum.org/riverofmusic/index.html
   
Saturday
6/13, 2009
Empire Dine & Dance
Portland, ME
Al will sit in for a set at the CD release party for Hamilton County & Friends' new album "Brokedown Breakdown." The show starts at 8:00 PM and will also feature music by Hamilton County, Eric Bettencourt, Sean Mencher, Sorcha, and more! The cost is $5 at the door.
   
Sunday
6/7, 2009
Bob Carter's Service and
Celebration of Life
Information TBA
   
Saturday
6/6, 2009
Riverbank Park, Main Street,
Westbrook, Maine

Annual Westbrook Together Days. Al Hawkes will perform with his Americana show from 4 – 5:00 PM. It’s FREE and begins on Friday night with a show and Big Band Street Dance Party. Starts again on Saturday morning with a big street parade followed by all day free music on two stages. Lots of children’s entertainment and activities. Midway with rides andmany food venders. Everyone welcome to celebrate our grand city, the most friendly city in Maine.

   
Saturday
5/16, 2009
Le Club Calumet, Augusta, Maine
The 32nd Annual Maine Country Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner Show in Augusta, Maine. Al Hawkes will perform during part of the show along with Bruce Milliard and Al Doane; who is being inducted into the Hall of Fame that days. Many of Maine’s Bluegrass pioneers are expected to attend and perform: Jimmy Cox, Smokey Val, Allan “Mac” McHale, Bob & Grace French - to name a few.
It is being held at the Le Club Calumet with the sit down dinner at 12 noon and the Ceremonies at 1:00PM. For tickets ($22.00) call: Carole Ann Huntington at (207) 795 -1119. Or: hunt2931@aol.com
   
Sunday
4/26, 2009
Highland Lake Congregational Church, Westbrook, Maine
The Al Hawkes Americana Trio with Al Doane & Bruce Milliard playing a mixture of old-tyme country, bluegrass and folk music during the one hour service from 9:30 - 10:30 AM. Highland Lake Congregational Church, 1303 Bridgton Road, Westbrook, ME. across from the Hawkes Plaza sign. Free will offering. FMI: Contact Al Hawkes at al@alhawkes.com or call 207-854-5520
   
Sunday
4/5, 2009
Doors at 12 noon
The Roost Function Hall, Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine
This Jam moved one week
earlier because of Easter
Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music or curious people who want to find out about it. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $5 General Public, $4 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April (because of Easter it will be on the 5th this year) "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207-854-5520
   
Sunday
3/22, 2009
10:30 AM - Noon
Portland Museum of Art
Portland, ME

Al Hawkes Americana Show with Al Doane & Bruce Milliard and special guest “Multi- Instrumentalist”
Zach Ovington from Tennessee. These  Sunday “Jazz Breakfasts” were started as only jazz concerts and now include many styles of music. They are free with Museum admission. Breakfast items may be purchased in the Café’. Al will bring to the concert many interesting tunes that he gathered during the many years of traveling and performing across America, Canada and Mexico. If you have never been in this unique museum, this is your chance to start your day with great acoustic music wonderful food and beautiful art displays. Seating could be limited, so call 207-775-6148 for information.

   
Friday - Sunday
2/13 - 2/15, 2009
Sheraton Hotel Framingham
Framingham, MA

24th Annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. Al considers this great indoors festival one of best and put on by the Boston Bluegrass Union.  Time to gather and “pick” with old friends and meet new bluegrass musicians. Always a great time and stage show with the best national and local acts. The festival may be sold out, so check before going: www.bbu.org or call: 617- 782- 2251

   
Sunday
2/8, 2009
Doors at 12 noon
The Roost Function Hall, Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine
Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music or curious people who want to find out about it. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $5 General Public, $4 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April (because of Easter it will be on the 5th this year) "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207-854-5520
   
Sunday
1/11, 2009
Doors at 12 noon
The Roost Function Hall, Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine
Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music or curious people who want to find out about it. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $5 General Public, $4 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April (because of Easter it will be on the 5th this year) "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207-854-5520
   
Sunday
11/16, 2008
The Roost Function Hall, Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine
2008 Country Legends & Memorials Show produced by the Down East Country Music Asoociation. Al, along with many other Pioneers, will be performing during the show which starts at 12 PM. For more info: Jackie Harmon, President, 207-793-8884.
   
Sun - Sun
9/28 - 10/5, 2008
International Bluegrass Music Association Meeting and Fan Fair, Nashville, TN
Again, Al & Barbara attend this great function, and will be staying with their friend Perley Curtis at his home in Gallatin, TN.
   
Thurs - Sun
8/28 - 8/31, 2008
Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival Brunswick, Maine
Al plans, as usual, to go in early on the 22nd. This is obviously the greatest Maine bluegrass festival and not to be missed this year, because the rumor is that it will be Pat Crooker's last one. You might catch Al invited on stage as a guest with Mo and Loretta (of Citibank commercial fame) show on Saturday, August 30th. Check out www.thomaspointbeach.com
   
Thurs - Sun
7/24 - 7/27, 2008
Ossipee Valley Bluegrass Festival Cornish, Maine
One of Al's favorite festivals with lots of pickin'. Bill and Reatha are great people and friends so Al & Barbara plan to move their RV in early. Check out www.ossipeevalley.com
   
Thurs - Sun
7/17 - 7/20, 2008
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
Al and Barbara will be attending as guests of Festival Producer Mary Doub. The festival has been moved from Rothvoss farm to a new 200 acre farm between the towns of Oak Hill and Durham. A much easier site to get into and located in a beautiful valley. Check www.greyfoxfestival.com
   
Fri, Sat
7/4 - 7/5, 2008
Dick & Betty Pelletier's
Al and Barbara will try to make this annual event if they get back from Kentucky in time. It's a great party with lots of friends and pickin'.
   
Thurs, Fri, Sat
6/26 - 6/28, 2008
ROMP Bluegrass Festival
Owensboro, Kentucky
The International Bluegrass Music Museum’s big annual event called ROMP which is the “River OF Music Party” featuring some of the greatest Bluegrass entertainers of the present as well as the early Pioneer entertainers. Al Hawkes will be there to see the World Premier of his video documentary, along with others being shown of the Lewis Family, Sullivan Family, Bill Bolick (of the original Blue Sky Boys) and Bill Clifton, at the IBMM Bluegrass Masters Film Festival.  For more  Info and see Al’s name listed, click on NEWS on the home page.
   
Saturday
6/7, 2008
Riverbank Park, Main Street
Westbrook, ME
Annual Westbrook Together Days Celebration Starts Friday night with Tony Boffa Big Band show & street dance. Parade Saturday AM followed by all day entertainment on two stages with shows for the whole family.Midway with rides, food and children activities. Al Hawkes will perform with his Nitehawks show from 3:30 – 5:00 PM.
   
Saturday
5/17, 2008
Le Club Calumet, 334 Northern Ave Augusta, ME
The 31st ANNUAL MAINE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL of  FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY DINNER SHOW.  This is Maine’s Premier Country Music Event. Dinner & Show $22 Show only $12. Dinner at 12 noon.  Show  1 PM FMI: Carole Ann  795 -1119 Al will perform two numbers during the show with Al Doane & Bruce Milliard.  
   
Sunday
4/13, 2008

Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine

Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegress Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $4 General Public, $3 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207-854-5520

   
Sunday
3/9, 2008

Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine

Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegress Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $4 General Public, $3 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207-854-5520

   
Friday - Sunday  
2/15 - 2/17, 2008  
Music 24 Hours
Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Convention Center, Framingham, MA
23rd Annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. Al's fifth time there playing mandolin – with anyone, anywhere, anytime in rooms, hallways, and elevators -- many times till 5AM. A terrific festival where many great friendships have been made. Unfortunately, we understand the Sheraton Hotel is SOLD OUT. Two other nearby hotels are taking the overflow and will offer shuttle buses to transport ticket holders to the Sheraton & festival. But tickets maybe sold out also. Check the Boston Bluegrass Union website: www.bbu.org
   
Sunday
2/10, 2008

Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine

Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegress Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $4 General Public, $3 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207-854-5520

   
Sunday
1/12, 2008

Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine

Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegress Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $4 General Public, $3 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207-854-5520

   
Sunday
12/8, 2007

Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine

Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegress Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $4 General Public, $3 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207-854-5520

   
Sunday
11/10, 2007

Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine

Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegress Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $4 General Public, $3 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207-854-5520

   
Sunday
10/14, 2007

Chicopee Rd, Buxton, Maine

Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Sponsored by the Bluegress Music Association of Maine, a non-profit, all volunteer association. This is a lot of fun for lovers of Bluegrass music. As many as 130 "pickers" come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. Unplugged stringed instruments only! No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Smoke free environment. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4pm. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $4 General Public, $3 BMAM Members. Always the second Sunday of the month from October to April. "Y'all Come". For additional information, call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207-854-5520

   
Friday - Monday
9/28 - 10/8, 2007

Nashville, TN

Al and Barbara Hawkes will be attending the IBMA "World of Bluegrass - 2007" convention in Nashville and doing some business with the Country Music Hall of Fame Archives. They will also be attending the Bluegrass Fan Fest in the Nahsville Convention Center also put on by the International Bluegrass Music Association - IBMA

   
Saturday - Monday
8/25 - 9/3, 2007

Brunswick, ME

THE BIG ONE! 29th Annual Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival. This great end of the season festival is run by Pat Crocker and her wonderful staff. This is New England's #1 family festival. Al cannot begin to tell you how great this one is. He comes in early and is usually the last one to leave. Twenty four hours a day of Bluegrass joy with very little sleep - just plain great jamming & picking. See you there!

   
Friday - Monday
8/3 - 8/6, 2007

Branch Brook Campground, Compton, NH

15th Annual Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival. It is operated by good friends Russ & Sue Marsden. Al & Barbara will be there for the whole festival with Barbara trying to get Al to stop playing music at 4 or 5 AM each day. Al doesn't like to miss a "lick" at this family oriented and friendly festival so you'll find him jamming eveywhere at any hour of the day.

   
Thurs - Sun
7/26 - 7/29, 2007

Cornish, ME

9th Annual Ossipee Valley Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival. Al usually makes it for Saturday and Sunday morning each year. Some of the great & hottest jam sessions occur at this festival which is put on by two wonderful people, Bill & Raytha. He'll try to make it for all three days - just maybe?

   
Friday - Sun
7/20 - 7/22, 2007

Brunswick, ME

The annual White's Beach Bluegrass Festival. Al will be wandering around and jamming with all of the great friends and musicians who attend this small but great Maine Bluegrass Festival.

   
Thurs - Sat
6/28 - 6/30, 2007

Fayette, ME

Attending the annual Dick & Becky's Bluegrass Festival at The Musical Place. Many friends, many musicians, and many great jam sessions along with the "In The Barn" stage shows. Always great fun.

   
Thurs - Mon
6/21 - 6/25, 2007

Raleigh, NC

Al to perform at Corey & Shawna's wedding on Saturday. Shawna requests Al to sing her favorite song "Daisy A Day" during the service. Al will be invited to join jam sessions scheduled in that area while he is there. Much fun!

   
Saturday
6/9, 2007

Chicky's Fine Diner, 3 Bridge Street, Westbrook, ME

Unfortunately, Chicky's Fabulously Fine Diner has closed its doors.

Al and his Americana Trio with Al Doane and Bruce Milliard will perform for two sets starting at 8pm. There may, and probably will, be some special guest musicians joining in throughout the evening. It should create some exciting moments in Bluegrass, Country, Jazz, Hillbilly, Blues music - you name it - it will probably happen and have no official musical description. All un-plugged acoustic instruments show. It's been over a year since Al has been able to bring his show back to Chicky's. Better make plans now and call for a table - be prepared to have TOO MUCH FUN! Call Chicky at 207-854-9555

   
Saturday
6/2, 2007

All day

Riverside Park, Main Street, Westbrook ME

Annual Westbrook Together Days. A grea family festival with two stages of live entertainment. Al's full show will perform a one hour set in the afternoon. Time TBA. It's free!

   
Monday
5/28, 2007

Late morning

Riverside Park, Main Street, Westbrook ME

Al is setting up and operating his sound system for the memorial service at the Veterans' Monument right after the parade down Main Street.

   
Saturday
5/19, 2007

12 Noon- 6pm

Le Club Calumet, Augusta, ME

30th Annual Maine Country Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner. The dinner is served from 12-1pm. Stage show of Hall of Famers and induction ceremony start at 1pm. Al will perform there. Al was inducted in 1980. For more information, e-mail hunt2931@verizon.net or call 207-795-1119 or 207-794-3421

   
Wednesday
5/16, 2007

7pm

Uncle Billy's BBQ, Portland, ME

Al reunites with The Original String Fusion 15 years later! Don't miss this one of a kind show!

   
Sunday
4/22, 2007

Changed from 4/8
1pm - 6pm
The Roost Function Hall, Buxton, ME
BMAM Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. This is a lot of fun for for lovers of Bluegrass Music. As many as 130 pickers come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4PM. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $4 General Public, $3 BMAM Members. Always the second sunday of the month from October to April. For additional information call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207.854.5520
   
Sunday
3/11, 2007

1pm - 6pm
The Roost Function Hall, Buxton ME

BMAM Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. This is a lot of fun for for lovers of Bluegrass Music. As many as 130 pickers come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4PM. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $4 General Public, $3 BMAM Members. Always the second sunday of the month from October to April. For additional information call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207.854.5520

   

Friday - Sunday
2/16 - 2/18, 2007

Music 24 Hours

Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Convention Center, Mass
22nd Annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. Al's fourth time there playing mandolin. Anywhere, anytime in rooms, hallways, and elevators -- many times till 5AM. A terrific festival where many great friendships have been made. Unfortunately, we understand the festival is SOLD OUT. Check the Boston Bluegrass Union website: www.bbu.org
   

Sunday
2/11, 2007

1pm - 6pm

The Roost Function Hall, Buxton ME

BMAM Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. This is a lot of fun for for lovers of Bluegrass Music. As many as 130 pickers come with guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, dobros, and basses to play and sing great old tunes. No dancing or rowdiness allowed. Food and beverages available with plenty of tables and chairs. Open stage from 3-4PM. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $4 General Public, $3 BMAM Members. Always the second sunday of the month from October to April. For additional information call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207.854.5520
   

Saturday
2/4, 2007

WJZF (97.1) FM, Standish, Maine.

Al will be digitally recording a two hour special "Live Inside Al Hawkes - Musicaly." It's a "thru the years" type of interview about his recordings of others in his Event Records studio as well as discussing and playing his own albums. Very possibly, even a couple of numbers with his 6 string and 12 string guitars live. It is to be played a number of times over the following weeks by the new "Lakes Region" community radio station. Nearby people can catch it at 97.1 on the FM dial. Also on the web with your computer at http://www.live365.com/stations/wjzf

Check with the station: wjzfradio@aol.com or e-mail Al for the scheduled times.

   

Saturday
1/20, 2007

7pm - 11pm

Bridgton Town Hall, Route 302, Bridgton, ME

Al Hawkes and his Americana Show, Northstar, Back to Basics, Loose Canons. Master of Ceremonies - "Bubba" Johnson. I have been told that this great show is cabaret style with tables, candles, BYOB, supplied chips / peanuts, etc. This is their third one and everyone says it is always a lot of fun. It's a benefit for the Lakes Region Environmental Association, a real good cause. Tickets go fast, so hurry! See Flyer HERE for ticket info.

   
Saturday
1/14, 2007
The Roost Function Hall, Buxton ME
BMAM Southern Bluegrass Music Jam. Open stage from 3-4PM. $4 General Public, $3 BMAM Members. For more information, call Al Hawkes (Chairperson) at 207.854.5520
   
Friday
1/5, 2007
Event Records Studio
Nick Spitzer of National Public Radio show "American Roots" visits Al for an interview for an upcoming show
   

Monday
12/25, 2006

Merry Christmas

Al's Birthday! Born in Providence, Rhode Island on December 25, 1930 of Maine parents.

   

Sunday
12/10, 2006

BMAM Jam

Lots of "Picking" at all levels. Acoustic Bluegrass instruments only. $3.00 - BMAM Members, $4.00 - General Public

   

Wednesday
12/6, 2006

Westbrook Historical Society
17B Dunn Street, Wetbrook, ME

Al will speak on his music recording business and composed & copywrited songs about Maine CD to be released.

 


 

Monday - Thursday
11/13 - 11/30, 2006

Lovell, ME

Again, hunting with friends.

   

Saturday
11/11, 2006

BMAM Jam

Lots of "Picking" at all levels. Acoustic Bluegrass instruments only. $3.00 - BMAM Members, $4.00 - General Public.

   

Saturday - Saturday
10-28 - 11/11, 2006

Lovell, ME

Hunting trip with friends

   

Saturday 10/21, 2006
6:30 - 9:30 PM

The Chocolate Church Arts Center,
Bath ME

MAINE OLE OPRY show featuring eight Maine Country Music Artists in a fast paced stage show as was done last year. See POSTER for more info.

   

Sunday 10/15, 2006
1PM - 6PM Open Stage

The Roost Function Hall, Buxton ME

Lots of "Picking" at all levels. Acoustic Bluegrass instruments only. $3.00 - BMAM Members, $4.00 General Public.

   

Wednesday
10/4, 2006

Fryeburg Fair, Fryeburg, ME

SORRY, had to cancel this year -- After being there for eight years at Water Wheel Park, I won't be back in time from Nashville.

   

Friday - Wednesday
9/22 - 10/4, 2006

Nashville, TN

Interational Bluegrass Music Association "World of Bluegrass." Will be in workshops, showcases, and all-night jam sessions like last year! Also business with the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky.

   

Monday - Thursday
9/18 - 9/21, 2006

Event Records Studio  
Westbrook, ME 

Recording new CD of Maine songs written and copywrighted by Al Hawkes for release possibly in 2007 or 2008 on the Event label.

   
Monday - Friday
9/11 - 9/15, 2006
Event Records Studio
Westbrook, ME  
Processing and assembling all the old radio programs of Allerton and Alton, The Cumberland Ridge Runners, from the 1950's. Getting ready to release as historic recording on CD in 2007.

Tuesday - Monday
6/20 - 6/27, 2006

Lawrence Hill Road  
Weston, VT 

Jenny Brook Family Bluegrass Festival.  Run by Candi & Seth Sawyer.  It's a great 4 day festival featuring Traditional Bluegrass musicians.  Al & Barbara will spend time there and also visiting other friends in Vermont on their way back home.  FMI Contact: Jennybrookefestival.com or call: 802-463-1184

Friday - Sunday
6/9 - 6/11, 2006

Westbrook, ME

Annual private party celebrating 30 years of "Pickin' with great friends."  Unfortunately the last one, and the end of an era.

Saturday 6/3/2006
5:00 - 6:00PM

River Bank Park
off Main Street

Westbrook, ME

Annual Westbrook Together Day starts Friday night with free live band & street dance.  Continues Saturday Morning with a big parade down Main Street at 10AM to the park where lots of free entertainment on two alternating stages commences.  Al and his Nitehawks show perform from 5-6PM and followed by Phil Rich Big Band till fireworks display at 9PM.  Many food vendors and childrens' activities.  Park admission is free as well as all stage shows.

Sunday  5/21/2006
1:00 -5PM

The Roost Function Hall
Chicopee Road 
West Buxton, ME

7th Annual Award Show by the Pine Tree  State Country Music Association. Al is attending as one of the nominees for their new “Trailblazer Award”. FMI contact Pinetree Country Music Association or call: 207-490-1232

Saturday 5/13/2006
12 Noon - end?

Le Club Calumet
334 Northern Ave
Augusta, ME

29th Annual Maine Country Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner Show. Al is featured with two numbers at beginning of show and will be backed by Al Doane, bass and Bruce Milliard, second guitar. Al was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1980. FMI contact  the Maine Country Music Association or call:  207-795-1119

Saturday 4/8/2006
8:00 - 10:30PM

Chicky's Fine Diner
3 Bridge Street
Westbrook, ME
The Speakeasy Music Series. Featuring Al Hawkes, Al Doane and Corey Bonnevie. Questions: 854-9555. No Cover, Free Parking.

Friday 3/17/2006
7:00 - 9:00PM

Uncle Billys' BBQ
365 Maine Street
Yarmouth, Maine

Featuring Al Doane, Corey Bennevie, Shawna Edwards, and more friends!

Wednesday 11/14/2005
12:00PM

Deering Pavilion
Forest Avenue
Portland, ME
Private show. Fox Class (of Woodfords Chuch) Christmas luncheon. I'll be performing my solo show as the "Songman".

Sunday 11/11/2005
1:00 - 6:00PM

BMAM
Southern Bluegrass Jam
The Roost Function Hall
Chicopee Road, Buxton

I'll be "Jammin' " with other Bluegrass musicians. Lots of fun, lots of acoustic stringed instrument music. Food, Beverages. Only $4.00 for general public & $3.00 for BMAM members.
Bluegrass Music Association of Maine

Sunday 11/13/2005
1:00 - 6:00PM

BMAM
Southern Bluegrass Jam
The Roost Function Hall
Chicopee Road, Buxton
I'll be "Jammin' " with other Bluegrass musicians. Lots of fun, lots of acoustic stringed instrument music. Food, Beverages. Only $4.00 for general public & $3.00 for BMAM members.
Bluegrass Music Association of Maine

10/23/2005 - 11/2/2005

Music Association
Nashville, TN
I'll be in Nashville, TN on business and attending the International Bluegrass Music Association's "World of Bluegrass" convention and show.

Saturday 10/15/2005
6:30 - 9:30PM

 Arts Center
Washington Street
Bath, ME
Maine Ole Opry... Nashville comes to Maine with this Grand Ole Opry style show. Eight Maine country music artist will perform at the Maine Ole Opry with yours truly as the MC. Al Doane - Vocal & Bass, Corey Bonnevie - Guitar, will be backing me up for this show... For more info: The Chocolate Church Arts Center or Call 207 442-8455.

Sunday 10/9/2005
1:00 - 6:00PM

BMAM
Southern Bluegrass Jam
The Roost Function Hall
Chicopee Road, Buxton
I'll be "Jamin' " with other Bluegrass musicians. Lots of fun, lots of acoustic stringed instrument music. Food, Beverages. Only $4.00 for general public & $3.00 for BMAM members.
Bluegrass Music Association of Maine

Wednesday 10/5/2005
1:00 - 4:00PM

Fryeburg Fair
Water Wheel Park
Band Shell/Stage
Fryeburg, ME
Al Hawkes and his Bluegrass Nitehawks. A mix of tunes: Bluegrass, Old Country, Folk, Novelty, and Originals. Lots of fun, great audience and fans. Free show with gate admission.

Sunday 10/2/2005
9:30 - 10:30AM

Highland Lake Congregational Church
Route 302 at Highland Lake Corner
Westbrook, ME

Al Hawkes and his Americana Trio - Al Hawkes - Vocal, Guitar & Mandolin; Al Doane - Vocal, Bass andCorey Bonnevie - Guitar. Free/Offering. Info: 854-5520.

Friday 9/23/2005
8:00 - 10:30AM

Chicky's Fine Diner
3 Bridge Street
Westbrook, ME
Al Hawkes and his Americana Trio - Al Hawkes - Vocal, Guitar & Mandolin; Al Doane - Vocal, Bass and Corey "Hot Fingers" Bonnevie on the Guitar from Raleigh, NC. No cover & Free parking.

Sunday 9/18/2005
9:30 - 10:30AM

Highland Lake Congregational Church
Route 302 at Highland Lake Corner
Westbrook, ME
Al Hawkes & Al Doane with special guest Ken Wentworth from Bangor. Performing four/five numbers during the one hour service proving God loves music. Free/Offering. Info: 854-5520.

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