August First Friday

Friday, August 2, 2024


Multiple Locations, Downtown Waterville

At the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, 93 Main Street:


Tom Jessen in Ticonic Gallery with At Play

Step into the creative world of artist Tom Jessen as he brings his piece Atsuko to life right before your eyes at Ticonic Gallery. Following the construction of Atsuko, visitors will be invited to become a part of the interactive journey! Participants will be asked to roll dice to determine which materials to use, and how they will be arranged on the wall.

All Day: Half off all concessions (except alcohol) at the Maine Film Center.


Head of Falls, parking area at Front and Temple Streets:

Waterville Rocks (Beer garden opens at 6pm and music begins at 7pm)
The country band 12/OC was born in their family kitchen in Portland, Maine when brothers Will and Reid were both under 14 years old. Country music was always playing in their household and making music together was, simply put, the way of life. The band started to find its groove at open mic nights throughout the region, which became the foundation to turning this family pastime into a family career. As their popularity has grown, so has their versatility. Their wide range of music has helped increase their fan base across the country making them one of the fastest growing country music acts in New England. Having the most requested song on Maine’s #1 country music station for 16 straight weeks, as well as adding a handful of New England Music Awards, 12/OC isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

CLICK HERE for more information about the Waterville Rocks concert series.


Art Rocks at Waterville Rocks

Stamp making creations! Create and use fun ink stamps on paper and mat board.


At Greene Block + Studios, 18 Main Street:

6pm Nation Beat Performance 

What makes Nation Beat so special is that it offers no simple answers. When band leader Scott Kettner looks at a map, he sees a direct line that connects the rivers of northeastern Brazil to the parishes of New Orleans and the streets of NYC. A master percussionist, composer, and educator, Kettner is the guiding force behind Nation Beat and has been tracing the similarities between the music and culture of northeastern Brazil and the American South for two decades. Join for free at Greene Block on First Friday before Waterville Rocks!

What are First Fridays?

First Fridays celebrate the vibrant creativity in Waterville through a wide array of arts experiences. On the first Friday of every month, visit downtown Waterville to meet artists, see performances, listen to live music, eat delicious food, shop at local businesses, enjoy the arts, and come together as a community.

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