I’ve been lucky enough to attend the Belfast Free Range Music Festival for the past two years. Never been? If you’re a music fan, you’re DEFINITELY missing out – a full day of bands and artists from all over the country, playing an incredibly diverse array of music, from indie rock and folk to reggae and electronic. It’s organized by some truly dedicated folks in Waldo County, and it’s one of the most unique, laid back festivals in the state, by far. It’s held in the spring, in venues throughout downtown Belfast — kind of like a tiny, rural South by Southwest, minus the big celebrities, and plus lots of friendly music fans.
Whether you’re already a fan, or are just intrigued, you can help the festival grow by contributing to the festival’s new Kickstarter campaign, launched just today on the crowd sourced fundraising web site. Donations start at just a dollar ($10 gets you a sticker, $20 gets you a t-shirt) and go up to $1,000, which gets you a hotel stay for two, lobster dinner, massage for two and more. It also means you’re quite possibly the nicest, most community-minded high roller in Maine. Regardless of the amount, your donation helps a homegrown music event get bigger and better. Need more convincing? Check the video above to see just how cool it is.