Acadia Halls Concerts

Each afternoon and evening during the Acadia Trad Festival, our faculty and selected students offer incredible performances you will not see anywhere else. We call these incredible performances Acadia Halls, in honor of the many historical venues in which they are held.

More than 10 Acadia Halls concerts are held during the Festival, both at intimate venues around Mount Desert Island and at modern Gates Auditorium on the College of the Atlantic campus. Performances feature Acadia Trad Festival Faculty, who are all world-class international performers, as well as Festival instructors and Master students who must apply to perform.

Concert Videos

Did you miss the 2015 or 2016 Festival main stage concerts? Or were there are want to relive the experience? Check out our Video gallery!

2017 Acadia Trad Festival Concerts

(Click the concert photo or name below for more info and to buy tickets.)

Sunday, June 25

Trad for the Common Good

Food, fun and a rousing Acadia Trad session!
Sunday, June 25  •  10:00 a.m. •  Common Good Soup Kitchen, Southwest Harbor


Kicking the Top Off the Box!

April Verch, Colin Grant & Scott MacMillan, Cróga, Lillian Chase
Sunday, June 25  •  7:00 p.m. •  Gates Auditorium, Bar Harbor

Monday, June 26

American Roots

Allison DeGroot, Jack Devereux, Lillian Chase
Monday, June 26  •  4:00 p.m. •  Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor


Island Shores

Island Shores

Cillian Vallely, Kevin Crawford, The Alt, Cassie & Maggie MacDonald, Spencer Tate 
Monday, June 26  •  7:00 p.m. •  Gates Auditorium, Bar Harbor

Contra Dance

10:30PM – 12:00AM in Gates Auditorium
Music by Bob and Amy Buckingham (caller TBD)

Tuesday, June 27

Tunes from the Scottish Highlands

Jenna Moynihan, Màiri Chambeul
Tuesday, June 27  •  4:00 p.m. •  Mount Desert Historical Society, Mount Desert


Trad Blend

Liz Carroll, Kieran Jordan, Riley Baugus, Duncan Wickel, Nicole Rabata, Glencoe Lads 
Tuesday, June 27  •  7:00 p.m. •  Gates Auditorium, Bar Harbor


Wednesday, June 28

Celtic Traditions

Velocipede, Matt & Shannon Heaton 
Wednesday, June 28  •  4:00 p.m. •  The Hall at Otter Creek, Otter Creek


Upping the Ante

Kimberley Fraser, Troy McGillivray, Jenna Moynihan, Màiri Chambeul, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Madelyn Morell 
Wednesday, June 28  •  7:00 p.m. •  Gates Auditorium, Bar Harbor


Contra Dance

10:30PM – 12:00AM in Gates Auditorium
Music by Velocipede, Chrissy Fowler calling

Thursday, June 29

Masters of Their Craft

Mari Black, Seán Heely, Liz & Dan Faiella
Thursday, June 29  •  4:00 p.m. •  St. John’s Episcopal Church, Southwest Harbor


Musical Cousins

Vishtèn, David Greely, Andrew Finn Magill, Alexander Allison, Gus La Casse 
Thursday, June 29  •  7:00 p.m. •  Gates Auditorium, Bar Harbor


Friday, June 30

Local Heroes

Cròga, Gus La Casse 
Friday, June 30  •  4:00 p.m. •  Northeast Harbor Library, Northeast Harbor

Farewell to Friends

Final student concert 
Friday, June 30  •  7:00 p.m. •  Gates Auditorium, Bar Harbor


The Trad Café

At each concert at Gates Community Center, the Trad Café sells yummy treats, coffee and tea. 100% of the funds raised by the Trad Café go to support the Acadia Trad School Scholarship Program.