NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine — Bald Hill will perform in collaboration with several local artists at an April 12 event to benefit the Dorothy Larrabee Youth Development Fund, one of many worthy programs administered by Lewiston-based New Beginnings (, which has served at-risk, runaway and homeless youth, and their families, since 1980.

Bald Hill is just one of the several musical acts scheduled to appear at this “Concert for New Beginnings”, scheduled for Sunday, April 12, at 4 p.m., inside the vestry at New Gloucester’s First Congregational Church — located in the Village, just off Route 231. Admission can be had by donation: $10 suggested (adults), $5 suggested (students).

The Dorothy Larrabee Youth Development Fund provides financial aid in support of kids without reliable economic or family means. This support, which comes in the form of scholarships (or “Seed Money for Dreams”), enables at-risk youth to pursue their vocational and/or educational goals.

The “Concert for New Beginnings” is the brainchild of New Gloucester’s own Jesse Ricardi, a student at Gray-New Gloucester High School. Ricardi, a senior, is enrolled in GNG’s International Baccalaureate diploma program, which includes a CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) component. The Concert for New Beginnings is Ricardi’s CAS project — he will perform April 12 along with and alongside Bald Hill, several more GNG students, and other special guests including Darlin’ Corey (Erica Brown and Matt Shipman) and Kate Driver.

Y’all should come.

If you need more more information, contact Ricardi at 207-926-3721