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CONTACT: Tony Adams, Executive Director
Opera House Arts
1 School Street, Stonington, ME 04681
207-367-2788 | firstname.lastname@example.org
DATE: October 11, 2022
TITLE: HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE AT THE STONINGTON OPERA HOUSE – OCTOBER 28
Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble. Come Hang Out with Us and the Fun will be Double!
Opera House Arts invites you to our Halloween Masquerade on Friday, October 28, from 6pm to 10pm. Eat, Drink, and Be Scary, with an all-age scavenger hunt, photo booth with your favorite monsters and marvels, rock and blues originals with the band Bad Daddy… It’s going to be a Fang-Tastic Good Time!
Stonington, Maine – Opera House Arts is excited to announce a Halloween Masquerade on October 28 at 6pm at the Stonington Opera House. Opera House Arts is partnering with #ProjectNextGen, a group dedicated to sharing events, programs, and resources for the next generation of Deer Isle-Stonington.
Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for guests under 17. Partygoers can join a scavenger hunt for all ages. Beer, wine, signature drinks, baked goods, and popcorn will be available at concessions. Bad Daddy, an original rock and blues band based out of Chicago and MDI, will play. There will be performers dressed in costume interacting with guests, and a photo booth to immortalize the evening.
Bad Daddy’s sound is a geographical brew of Chicago and coastal Maine where he’s a celebrated yacht designer. His style is gritty — a crunchy compression of classic blues and dank, sticky roots rock. That sound continues to anchor themes in his new record, “It’s a Mad, Mad Bad Dad World” — including its kickoff single, “Pork Pie Hat.” A sound like its different blues and rock elements shaken together in a modern cocktail of feel good, soul-filled tunes that groove and move.
Opera House Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1999 to restore the 1912 Stonington Opera House, on the National Register of Historic Places, to its original role as a performance venue and a community gathering space. We offer a year-round schedule of professional theater, music, film, dance, educational programs, community events, and more. Performances take place in multiple venues, including the Stonington Opera House, the restored Burnt Cove Church Community Center, and at site-specific locations across Deer Isle and Stonington, Maine. Opera House Arts’ programs serve all of Hancock County’s winter and summer residents and visitors, with a special emphasis on the residents of Deer Isle and the Blue Hill Peninsula.
Bad Daddy Bio:
Bad Daddy’s musical perspective is a geographical brew of Chicago and coastal Maine where he’s a celebrated yacht designer. His style is a gritty, crunchy compression of classic blues and dank, sticky roots rock. That sound anchors the themes in his new record, “It’s a Mad, Mad Bad Dad World” — including its kickoff single, “Pork Pie Hat.” Shaken together it’s a modern cocktail of feel good, soul-filled tunes that groove and move.
“My music comes right outta my soul,” Waring says. “It’s like I’m trying to get something off my chest — like I’m gonna tell the rest of the world what I think and how I feel.”
In 2005, Paul Waring put a band together and called it The Bad Daddys. Their 2008 self-titled debut contained nine original tracks written and arranged by Waring and Maine brewer, Al Strong. After more than a decade of collaborations in Maine, and playing venues and festivals around the northeast, Bad Daddy released Beautiful Thing, a single and eulogy for a long-loved friend who died of cancer at age 56.
Bad Daddy’s 2022 release is Waring’s strongest work to date. The nine original songs on “It’s a Mad, Mad Bad Dad World” were honed over the last four years and the culmination of collaborations with Chicago friends and musicians the project was recorded during the pandemic. The record also contains a cover of Mighty Sam McClain’s “Where You Been So Long.”
It’s appropriate that Waring’s lead track on the new record is named “Blues at Home.” His new album is about home in a couple different ways. First, it’s the sweet home of the blues itself: Chicago. It’s also about Waring’s heart and his love for his wife and all the efforts they go to for bringing their previous families together with kids both in Chicago and Maine. But most of all it’s from his soul, the place where home is. It’s how Bad Daddy has chiseled his unique place in the blues.