A few days from now, I'll be heading out on the road for a seven week tour of Maine, New Brunswick, Ontario, Wisconsin, Minneapolis, Massachusetts, Virginia and Pennsylvania (along with transit through points in between).
The tour starts in on July 29 in Lubec, ME at the Puffin Room, crosses over the bridge to Campobello Island for Campobello Fogfest (July 30), then up to Northwestern Ontario for Live From The Rock (Aug 5/6/7) followed by Trout Forest Music Festival (Aug 12/13/14). From Ontario, I cross into Wisconsin and Minnesota for dates in Appleton (Aug 17), Eau Claire (Aug 18), Madison (Aug 20), and St. Paul (Aug 21).
Norfolk, MA is next up on Aug 26 with a double bill featuring a song swap with Debra Cowan - my Local 1000 Musicians Union sister. The next afternoon, I'll be live on Root 'n' Branch, hosted by Russ Smith on WUMD 89.3 FM in Dartmouth, MA. No trip to Massachusetts would be complete without a stop into Abundant Haven in Hopkinton and that's where I'll be in the evening of Aug 27 after the radio appearance.
Labour Day weekend sees me in Roanoke, VA (Sept 2) and Chapel Hill, PA (suburban Harrisburg - Sept 3) and then the following weekend (Sept 10) the tour winds up by kicking off the 2016/2017 season of The Old Lynn Concert series in Lynn, PA.
In between these dates, there will be some travel time and I'm hoping to find some open mics along the way to pop in an strut and fret my hour (or at least a couple of songs). And if you're somewhere close to the route and were wondering what it would be like to host a Bob house concert, please get in touch.
You can find more details including locations and contact information at bobardern.ca/giglistings.html and if you want the schedule in a simple table that you can copy or print, you can find it in PDF format here.
I'm looking forward to heading out on this trip. We'll be visiting some places we haven't been to for several years and others that are new territory. It will be great to connect with some old friends and to make some new ones as well. In particular sharing the stages with other musicians at the festivals will be a treat.
Best wishes as you travel down your own musical journey - hope to see you out along the road.
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