080613 Belknap Mill Hosting Wayne from Maine Concert (293 w/2 col Wayme)

LACONIA — On Wednesday, August 7, Wayne From Maine will bring his uplifting and fun music to the Belknap Mill's Outdoor Concert Series in Rotary Park. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m.

The Wayne From Maine concert is sponsored by the Belknap County Early Childhood Council with further support from WEMJ. The concert is the next in a series that are being presented by the Belknap Mill this summer for the public. All concerts are free and held in Rotary Park on Beacon St. East next to the Belknap Mill.

During the concert the public is invited to view SPARK (Governor's Appointed Early Childhood Council) banners in the Belknap Mill's first-floor gallery. The banners tell the story of the importance of the first five years in a child's development.

Says Wayne about his musical background, "For nearly two decades I have been writing and performing family style music for the young and young at heart. I live in Kittery, Maine with my wife and two children. I have been a professional musician for over 20 years. After the birth of our first child, I started writing children's music. Writing music and playing for kids is the greatest. I perform at schools, preschools, libraries, festivals, and children's events from Maine to Maryland. I was invited for three years in a row to perform at the 'Little Ducklings Parade' in Boston. I have performed before thousands of kids but some of my favorite performances have been with smaller groups like the Perkins School for the Blind. It's always a thrill to have kids and adults singing along with me to my own music!"

In the event of rain, the concert will take place inside the Belknap Mill on the third floor function space.



Wayne from Maine. (Courtesy photo)