Music, Masts, and Lobster Traps, a nonprofit event, will be held this Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. The event was created by Jesse Roche, a commercial lobsterman in Maine, who also fishes part-time in Alaska. With fishing being his way of life, Roche wanted to find a way to give back to the Maine fishing community and educate those outside the community on the working waterfront in Maine, New England, and beyond. The event will be in support of the Save Maine Lobstermen campaign.

Special dayside events will celebrate Maine's lobstering heritage. The event will culminate in a late afternoon performance by Maine’s own The Mallett Brothers Band.

3:00-6:30 pm: Concert: Music, Masts, & Lobster Traps featuring the Mallett Brothers Band. The concert gate opens at 3 pm. Maine folk artist Paddy Mills will take to the stage at 3:30 before the headline act, The Mallett Brothers Band. Guests with tickets to the concert event will also have access to a beer garden hosted by Mast Landing Brewery, XTRATUF, and Rugged Seas, where a new special brew honoring our maritime heritage will be unveiled. In addition, Mere Point Oyster Company will be shucking flavorful Maine oysters in partnership with Long Reach Kitchen. They have generously donated their talents, and food will be available starting at 12 pm.

9:30 am-3:00 pm: The Maine Maritime Museum is hosting special daytime activities celebrating Maine’s maritime heritage, which are included with regular museum admission. Demonstrations and educational exhibits highlighting Maine’s working waterfront heritage will consist of a lobster education center, a trap building demonstration, an aquaculture demonstration, a pogie seining exhibit, an emergency survival raft and gear demonstration, Abenaki tribe drum circle and history exhibit, a lobster boat, schooner, tour cruises and more! 

Maine Lobstermen’s Association (MLA) members who show their current membership will receive free admission to dayside activities. Concert tickets will need to be purchased separately.

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance (MLCA), which, with support from the MLA, is working to ensure a vibrant future for Maine’s fishing families and the communities in which they live and work.

Parking is available at Maine Maritime Museum, plus the City of Bath Trolley will be running a free shuttle service to and from the South End boat launch before and after the concert!

Follow Music Mast & Lobster Traps on Facebook and Instagram for event updates and live posts on the day of the event.

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Carli is a Content Specialist for National Fisherman. She comes from a fourth-generation fishing family off the coast of Maine. Her background consists of growing her own business within the marine community. She resides on one of the islands off the coast of Maine while also supporting the lobster community she grew up in.

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