Surfs Up - Hop on Board for a Good Cause

On August 9, 2014 music lovers will experience a concert like no other, in a place like no other, Eastport, Maine. Rossport Farms will be hosting Guitars by the Sea, a 12 hour music festival featuring a dozen bands plus legendary surf guitarist Dick Dale. All profits from the event are being donated to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a non profit agency providing financial assistance to career musicians struggling to make ends meet.

"I want to share my favorite summertime destination" states veteran entrepreneur and philanthropist Ross Furman, "what better way than with great music for a great cause, Sweet Relief. Musicians share so much through their talent, it's time we all give back".

For over a quarter of a century, the summertime music fest was more of a private party for Furman and his musician friends. As the yearly crowd grew, Furman decided it was time to open the event to the public, share the wealth so to speak. First step was to sign a headliner with ageless appeal. He selected Dick Dale, heralded as King of the Surf Guitar. Dale is credited with inventing surf music in the 1950's and he's been riding the radio waves ever since. 

Next step was to get a team together to make it all happen. "We partnered with a few sponsors early on" mentions Furman. "Fender Guitar, Shipyard Brewing, Denny Mike's and the New England School of Communications. Now that we've got all the details finalized, we're ready to bring more sponsors on board and offer a weekend that's sure to inspire." Organizations who'd like to get involved and help can visit and contact Furman directly. 

For what concert goers would normally pay to see just a few bands $35, fans will experience 12 hours of great music on one of the most spectacular properties in America. In addition to Dick Dale, the line up includes Colie Brice and the New Age Blues Experience, Sean Mencher Band, Hawk Kallweit and Friends, Zombie Beach, Thee Icepicks, Steve Erwin, Mark "Guitar" Miller, Pete Witham and the Cozmic Zombies and more!

Rossport Farms is a 64 acre estate nestled on the coast of Cobscook Bay in enchanting Eastport, just hours from Bangor, Maine and St. Johns, NB. It's the perfect location and you can spend the weekend and camp right on the grounds for free. Don't miss your chance to enjoy yourself while helping a great cause, Sweet Relief.