Fest Acts Stuck In Maine Give Concert

Several American Folk Festival musicians whose flights were canceled because of Tropical Storm Irene are planning a benefit concert while awaiting new flights out of Bangor.

A capella gospel group the Brotherhood Singers and bluegrass band Rich in Tradition were to perform Monday evening at at Husson University. Proceeds will benefit the festival.

The American Folk Festival’s final day was canceled Sunday as Irene moved through the state.

The festival’s executive director, Heather McCarthy, tells the Bangor Daily News performers who flew into Bangor ended up with an extended stay as flights were canceled up and down the East Coast. She says the festival is “taking good care” of performers who’re waiting to catch a flight later in the week.