Friday, July 13, 2018

Raymond Arts Alliance Fundraiser at Hacker’s Hill will feature the New England Jazz Band

The Raymond Arts Alliance is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday July 21 at Hacker’s Hill in Casco.  This event will feature live music performed by the New England Jazz Band, a locally based big band dedicated to preserving and playing the “Great American Songbook” - music from (or in the style of) the Swing Era written by world famous American composers like George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, etc.

The fundraiser will benefit the Raymond Arts Alliance, a non-profit local group of artist/organizers, working as a program of the Raymond Village Library to bring arts to Raymond; and to involve our local community in the arts, both as audience and participants. The Raymond Arts Alliance has presented numerous events this year including music, writing, comedy, singalongs and poetry. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $3 for kids. All donations will be used for future programming for all members of the community. For more information about RAA please visit:

The fundraiser is being held in cooperation with the Loon Echo Land Trust, which cares for Hacker’s Hill – a privately owned public space offering spectacular panoramic views of the Sebago Lakes Area, located on Quaker Ridge Road in Casco, approximately 2 miles south of Route 11. The service road is open all day until dusk and parking is available at the top of the hill. The music will start at 4:00 p.m. and end around 5:30 p.m. There will be a 50/50 raffle, and prize drawings. Food will not be provided, but everyone is encouraged to come early, bring a picnic and enjoy the magnificent views before, during, and after the music.

For more info on the New England Jazz Band please visit

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