The 2016 Music schedule is below. Again this year we are bringing 6 talented groups or performers to the Festival. The music starts on Friday, Sept. 16, at 5:00 pm during the Annual Chili Cook Off.  Saturday morning the entertainment continues beginning at 10:45 at the bandstand and continuing through 6:00 pm.  Sunday the music starts at Noon and continues through later afternoon.   


great music in the heart of maine


Fri 5:00 PM  -  Woodstone
John Robinson and Don Levesque "Woodstone" will entertain you with their unique and diverse vocal harmonies, instrumentals and creativity. They take their style form subtle traditional folk to compelling un-traditional arrangements with more depth and energy than is usual.


Sat 10:45 AM  -  Local Musicians
Local area musicians will perform at the bandstand on Saturday morning directly following the parade

Sat 1:00 PM  -  Chris Ross and The North
A Hancock County Maine native, Chris Ross has been writing and performing his songs for the better part of a decade. He mixes smokey folk with a rambling and witty poetry, which earned him the "Songwriter of the Year" award at the 2014 New England Music Awards. His music is simple yet rich, catchy yet worn at the edges. His new band, Chris Ross and the North, has taken the songs to another level. Their brand new album, "young Once" has been met with critical acclaim, featuring the songs "Annabelle", "The Long Way" and "When The Dark Allows"

Sat 2:45 PM  -  Emily Guillow
Emily Guillow is a true friend to the festival, she has performed here since her early teens. It has been fun watching her song styling and writing ability grow. Emily is a recent graduate of the University of Maine Orono.

Sat 4:15 PM  -  Everett Dumas
Born and raised in Millinocket, Everett performs everything from classic rock to country to blues to original music. Everett's soon to be released CD "Red Raindrops" features 10 down to earth songs about real life events and of course Love!


Sun 12:00 AM  -  Rob Boyle & John Henry
John Henry and Rob Boyle are Missouri-based songwriters with a taste for meaningful lyrics, strong harmonies and good times. Johnny is a St. Louis native with a long history in the music business. He was the front man in the band "Spur" for over 7 years and spent much of that time performing around the country alongside many of country music's greatest artists. Rob grew up in Millinocket and graduated from Stearns in 1986. Thirty years have passed since Rob left Millinocket but he still credits his hometown for giving him a lifetime of inspiration. Johnny and Rob met several years ago and immediately began a musical collaboration that resulted in their first album called One November Night--a live recording from the famed Sheldon Concert Hall. They continue to write, travel and perform together in venues from Chicago to Austin and from Phoenix to New York. We are very proud to welcome hometown musician Rob along with John Henry to the Trails End Festival this year.

Sun 2:00 PM  -  The Mallett Brothers Band
The Mallett Brothers Band are an Alt/Rock/Country band from Portland, Maine by way of Sebec.