Countdown to KahBang

Who's ready for another KahBang this summer?

Did you enjoy yourself at the 5th annual KahBang Music & Art Festival this past August?! I know I did! The sun was shining (for 2 out of 3 days of the event at least) and the music and good vibes were flowing. 

I know we are currently in the midst of piles of snow and frozen temperatures, but don't hate if I want to be excited about the summer! I'm a total snow bird. I love the snow and I love to ski, but don't get me wrong, I love a good music festival. 

I've even got a countdown going for those of you who just CANNOT WAIT

The low-down on KahBang

If you have never heard of KahBang or never attended, I would highly suggest checking it out. Every August for the Bangor waterfront area turns into a three day music and art festival. The Festival is an annual discovery festival; showcasing emerging talents in music, art, and film. It is also New England's largest music, arts and camping festival.

Past Music Performers at KahBang include: 

Earl Sweatshirt · Deftones · Bassnectar · Paper Diamond · Wale · Reptar · Astronautalis · Now, Now · My Morning Jacket · Grace Potter & The Nocturnals · BoB · Lupe Fiasco · Atmosphere · Chromeo · OK Go · Surfer Blood · Atomic Tom · Ra Ra Riot · Matt & Kim · Lady Lamb the Beekeeper 

You could perform live at KahBang 2014

Did you know Young & Free Maine is hosting our 3rd annual Sound OFF music competition? The contest allows Maine musicians between the ages of 18-to-25 to enter their original music for a chance to win some amazing prizes!


A $1,000 gift certificate for Main Street Music Studios, in Bangor, Maine. Plus a spot to perform live at the KahBang Music Festival, held in August 2014. Exact details of date, time and venue to be confirmed as available.


A spot to perform live at the Kahbang Music Festival, held in August 2014. Exact details of date, time and venue to be confirmed as available.


A feature interview video to be published on the Young & Free Maine website.

Be sure to visit the homepage for more information and full contest rules. If you're not musically inclined, tell your friends who are and spread the word! This is an amazing chance to get your sound out of the garage on to the stage and the recording studio! 


Good luck, 

Lauren R.