Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport Hosts Free Music Workshop

  • August 06, 2021

Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport (ACAF) is sponsoring a free music workshop for all ages. This workshop invites participants to learn ukulele techniques from accomplished local musicians. It will be followed by an open mike jam session on stage with guest artists. The workshop will be led by local songwriters and guitarists Martin Gibson and Tom Dube. It will take place from 2 pm to 4pm on August 13th at the gazebo in Winslow Park, Freeport. Registration for the free workshop is first come, first served and limited to 15 participants. Beginners are welcome. Ukuleles will be available for those without instruments. For more information and registration, contact

”One of the goals of ACAF is to enrich the lives of our kids in the Tri Town area with arts and cultural offerings that have been hard to come by lately,” says Evan Haynes, Chairperson of ACAF’s School and Youth focus group. “We are always looking for ways to make exploring and learning new skills fun and exciting. These gatherings provide opportunities for young people to share the joys and challenges of creative endeavors together.”

 Martin Gibson ( has performed over 1,000 concerts and led guitar and song writing workshops at festivals, colleges, schools, libraries, museums, and special events. He has opened for Buckwheat Zydeco, Michael Hedges, Bela Fleck, Leo Kottke, and Jake Shimabukuro, and he was the originator and co-curator of the 2005 "Player’s Art" exhibit at Colby College, which featured 108 guitars and instruments built by 22 Maine luthiers.

Tom Dube ( picked up the guitar at age six and is now the proprietor of Dube’s Music on Rt. 1 in Freeport where he teaches stringed instruments to all ages. As part of his teaching, Tom runs a Band Camp during the summer for kids who want to learn, practice and perform together. 

This workshop, which is made possible by the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust, is part of ACAF’s mission to provide opportunities for artists and performers to explore their creative instincts. ACAF supports artists and arts organizations with a creative network, ongoing programs, professional development opportunities, promotion, and a prominent new physical venue in Meetinghouse Arts. For more information or to sign up contact


ACAF is a non-profit organization formed in 2015 by residents of Freeport and representatives of local businesses and organizations. It is dedicated to fostering the Greater Freeport creative community and establishing Greater Freeport as a vibrant center for arts and culture for residents and visitors alike, thereby continuing Freeport’s long tradition of participation in and appreciation for arts and culture. For more about ACAF visit For more information about Meetinghouse Arts visit




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Freeport Werkes
40 Main Street
Freeport  ME  04032