In a press conference in Bangor on Thursday morning, American Folk Festival volunteers announced the first seven artists slated to perform at the 2016 edition of the festival, set for Aug. 26-28 on the Bangor Waterfront.
- Michael Mwenso and the Shakes, featuring vocalist Brianna Thomas, an acclaimed New York City-based jazz ensemble.
- The National Women’s Dance Troupe of Sri Lanka, performing traditional Sri Lankan dance.
- The Western Flyers, a Western Swing band based out of Fort Worth, Texas.
- Michael Cleveland, an award winning, Indiana-based blind American bluegrass fiddle player.
- The East Pointers, a Prince Edward Island-based folk trio.
- Gerarde Contino y Los Habaneros, a Cuban and Latin salsa band based out of New York City.
- Nathalie Pires, a New Jersey-based Portugese Fado singer.
For more information on the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront, visit americanfolkfestival.com.