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Posted: January 25, 2013

1 part Blues Traveler, 1 part Spin Doctors: F.O.G. Festival

Written by: Shannon Bryan

F.O.G. Festival to feature Grammy winner, rock legends and iconic Portland band members


PORTLAND, Maine – January 25, 2013 – Grammy winner John Popper of Blues Traveler and Chris Barron of Spin Doctors will join local music all-stars for the F.O.G. Festival, February 28, March 1 and March 2, 2013 at various Portland music venues. The Festival is expected to bring over 100 musicians together for the love of jam-style performing and to raise money the Good Shepherd Food Bank. The F.O.G. Festival has raised tens-of-thousands of dollars for hungry Maine families since its start in 2009.

Festival organizer, and the “G” in F.O.G., Greg Martens, enticed John Popper and Chris Barron to Portland through his longstanding relationship with the musicians. Martens is a former tour merchandise manager whose friends include band members and industry icons.
F.O.G. Festival line-up as of January 25

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Big Easy, 9pm to 1am
Chris Barron performs with Lazy Lightning and Band Beyond Description
Tickets: $5 at the door / 21plus

March 1, 2013
Big Easy. 7pm to 8:30pm
Chris Barron performs solo, then with John Popper and The Shakes
Tickets: $10 advance ticket purchases at Bull Moose, $12 Day of show/ 21plus

March 1, 2013
Port City Music Hall, 9pm to 1:30am
John Popper with Chris Barron, backed by The Fogcutters Big Band, followed by Los Lotharios
Tickets: $20 in advance at Port City Box Music Hall box office or Online, $25 Day of Show/18plus

March 2, 2013
Port City Music Hall, 9pm to 1:30am
John Popper performs with John Clavette Band, DIRIGO, Anna and The Diggs, Blues Brothers Tribute Band, special comedy set by Birdi Googins a.k.a. The Marden’s Lady
Tickets: $10 in advance at Port City Music Hall box office or online, $15 day of show/18plus

F.O.G. “Fringe”

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Portland Expo, 2PM
Free Throws for Good Shepherd Food Bank
Open to the public
Pledges for made foul shots welcome, call (207) 776-2822
Note that pledges will be matched by corporate sponsorships

Friday, March 1, 2103
Portland Expo, 7pm
John Popper performs The National Anthem before Red Claws Basketball

Saturday, March 2, 2013
Bayside Bowl, 3PM
Bowling Party with F.O.G.


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