I have so many fond memories of Wayne Cardinal, whom I first met when he was serving me my first Piña Colada the day I turned 21. It was in the Remember When Lounge in Rochester. It was the coolest place I'd ever been in. Black and white checkered floors, chrome trim tables and chairs, and the best was a DJ booth that was made from a GTO convertible!
The music was '50s and '60s. My sister-in-law and I were the youngest ones in the bar that first day.
It quickly became my favorite place to go! Unfortunately not long after that the restaurant and bar burnt to the ground and it was not rebuilt. Fortunately I still got to see my favorite bartender in many places. He was a musician, vintage car enthusiast, caterer, and probably much more! And he loved to eat out, always willing to let one know what was good on the menu! I am going to miss Wayne Cardinal, who passed away earlier this week. I hope that I can find someone this week to make me a Piña Colada that is worthy of your honor. Rock 'n Roll my friend...
Here's your musical lineup for the weekend.
Rosie at Bentley's Saloon, Arundel ME, 5-9 p.m. Outside Stage, will most likely be the last time this year! Come down and rock with us.
Wreckless Child, Badtude, and Melodies from the Ghost Road will be at the Garage at the Governors Inn, Rochester NH, 7-10 p.m. Three of the heaviest hitting bands in the Rochester area! Rock 'n' roll at its best.
Dark Sinatra at area 23 in Concord NH, 6-10 p.m. original rock to rock your socks off.
Tom Boisse at Back Street, Sanford Maine, 6-9 p.m. Acoustic Classics.
Alec Wall & Friends, Special Guest Harrison Thorp and Miss Labeled at Charleez Hill & Events Venue, Lebanon ME. Come join Alec & Harrison at Jazz Night. Originals, Jazz and classic acoustic music. Starting at 4p.m. All musicians welcome 🎶
Fredo at area 23 in Concord NH, 1-5 pm with Crazy Steve for open jam.
The Cover Tones at Trains Tavern, Lebanon ME, 6-10p.m. 5-piece cover/dance band. Mix of songs from 70's-90's with a splash of today.
CC Bissett is a longtime aficionado of the local music scene. She lives in Lebanon, Maine. You can email her at CCBissett603@gmail.com