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FALL 2004 Newsletter
By Chuck Kruger, President

GIGGAGE

  • We designed and created a memorable (and star-studded) event aboard the Tall Ship USCG Eagle in August, celebrating the new Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland and honoring Capt. Ken Black. This is the only tall ship that flies the U.S. Flag, and this was her only port visit to Maine this year. That she came to Rockland was a major salute to the Gateway Center project and for the City's 150th Celebration …
  • A private Valentine's event at the Frick Collection in NYC (the first time ever for live music in that hallowed place, we're told) …
  • Edwin McCain Band at Foxwoods …
  • Ricky Skaggs, Rick Derringer, Dickey Betts, plus SheDaisy, Little Big Town, and Jessi Alexander at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland. The Festival also featured fine performances by Jess Tardy, Erica Brown & The Bluegrass Connection, The Martinis, Bill Chinnock, Carol Noonan, Ladies of the Lake, Wicked Good Band, King Pirogi, Maine Squeeze, plus many more …
  • America ("Horse with No Name," "Ventura Highway") shined brightly at a private party in Northeast Harbor, Maine …
  • The Tony Boffa Band and the hilarious comic Bob Marley literally all over the place …
  • Gino Cappeletti spoke to Maine Drilling & Blasting …
  • We booked a concert series for Bangor this summer that featured Devonsquare, Erica Brown, Flash in the Pans, King Pirogi, Pride of Maine Fiddlers, and Acadia Brass …
  • An environmentally-friendly balloon release (and music) for United States Cellular's recent launch into Portland …
  • A variety of fun music for the Maine Boats & Harbors 2nd Annual Show in Rockland …
  • Speaking of boats, the launch of a mega-yacht at Hodgdon Bros. in East Boothbay was the occasion for a celebration that neither the yacht owner nor the boat yard will soon forget …
  • We again helped out with the Make-A-Wish Auction and gala …
  • Our friends at the Pine Tree Vending Assoc. were back with us again this year - it's always gratifying to coordinate their various activities and entertainment …
  • We always enjoy working on a large, multi-day event for Concord Group Insurance with Bruce Taggart who has plumbed our resources on a bi-annual basis since 1989…
  • Speaking of insurance, we thank MEMIC for turning to us for their event services (helps us get our premiums back) …
  • We put together specially-produced recorded music for a garden party for some well-known folks in Cushing. The music was selected by the client, programmed by us, and piped through invisible speakers into an enchanting event. Nothing live, nothing ever seen, but high quality music added to the sensual delights of this unique gathering
  • …Weddings, weddings, weddings! We must be closing in on helping out with more than a thousand happy nuptials … Dot points out that as nice as it is to work on new and different events and meet new friends, we find it gratifying that long-time clients return to us year after year for help with their special events. We're always on the lookout for fresh new acts that we feel would be a good match for our valued clients!

Dot O'Donnell reigns as the Queen of all Booking. She was dubbed that by one of our many smarty-pants comedians, and, if the crown fits…

Chuck Kruger reports that his "save of the summer" happened in early August, when the Friday night act for the Maine Lobster Festival cancelled on that Wednesday afternoon. Within 20 hours, southern rocker Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers fame) was confirmed to replace southern rocker 38 Special, who had a death in the family.

Caleb Winslow returns to University of Maine for his junior year. See "New Online Features" below for an update on how he spent his summer.

Phil Clement is playing with the band Roundabout, who used to be Creatures of Habit, but he also plays with his very talented son, Sam.

New online features

Try this out and let us know what you think: Call or send us an e-mail with the basic info about an event (date, time, venue, type of show, etc.). Within a few hours, you get back via e-mail a package of information on artists suitable and available for your event. This info will include fee, bio, song list, etc. You can view all the information on line, which we hope will help you make better and fast decisions without waiting for the mail. This is a new system that works with our internal software. Please let us know how it works for you and if you encounter any problems that we need to address. It's designed to meet the needs of a faster world. It should help keep costs down and get you what you need in a more timely fashion. We appreciate your input!

How others use us

We pride ourselves on flexibility: the capacity to provide services precisely matching your needs. In the field of special event entertainment, no two situations are alike. Bigger companies (some with fewer years of experience than we have) expect the client to adapt to their packaging and procedures.

And we Quote...

"The show was fabulous… everything went very well… nice people to work with… highly recommend for any event." -- John Murphy, VP of Fisher Engineering, from a voice-mail message referring to the booking of Edwin McCain for a regional sales meeting at Foxwoods in Connecticut.

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Phone: 207-354-8928    
Email: info@entertainmaine.com
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