Loon Echo Gears up For Their 6th Season of Acoustic Sunset Concerts at Hacker’s Hill Preserve 

BRIDGTON, ME (June 14, 2017) – Loon Echo Land Trust’s famous Acoustic Sunset Concerts Series on top of Hacker’s Hill Preserve on Quaker Ridge Road in Casco, ME returns Friday,  June 23rd for a 6th season.  This summer’s opening concert will feature the vocals and guitar work of nationally renowned musician Bruce Marshall.  A tireless performer with great originals, an expressive, soulful voice and accompanying guitar style on acoustic and steel dobro, he’s earned a reputation as one of New England’s best. 

 

The open, grassy fields of this beautiful land allow for comfortable lawn chair seating with extraordinary sunset views of the Lakes Region and White Mountains acting as a backdrop to for the performers.  Since 2012 Loon Echo has been hosting “Acoustic Sunset” concerts to raise money to benefit the stewardship and maintenance of the preserve.  Numerous local musicians have performed at the Acoustic Sunset Series including Bold Riley, Helena Nash with Jud Caswell, Davy Sturtevant and Dennis and Davey. 

Bruce Marshal

Deemed a conservation priority, this 27 acre hilltop was protected by Loon Echo Land Trust in June of 2012 with the support and generous donations from the town of Casco, local businesses, the general public and funds from the State of Maine’s Lands for Maine’s Future program. Prior to Loon Echo taking over ownership of Hacker’s Hill it was generously maintained for public enjoyment by the Hall family.  For generations, folks who have grown up in the lakes region of Maine hold fond memories of “the hill”.  From star gazing, prom pictures, graduation celebrations and wedding ceremonies, the breathtaking views of the surrounding region make Hacker’s Hill Preserve the kind of place one never forgets and longs to go back and visit. 

 

Bring your family and friends, a picnic dinner, a lawn chair or blanket and soak up the splendor of the sunset while listening to the concert.  The concert will run from 6:00-8:00 pm with a suggested donation of $10/Adults and $5/Child to benefit the ongoing stewardship efforts of Hacker’s Hill.  

Parking is available by driving to the top of the road into Hacker’s Hill Preserve on Quaker Ridge Road in Casco, approximately one mile from the Route 11 intersection and four miles from the Route 302 intersection.  Carpooling is advised.  For more information visit our website www.lelt.org or call 207-647-4352 or info@lelt.org.