KahBang Music and Art Festival Kicks-off 

The Bangor waterfront was the place to be for music lovers today.The first annual KahBang Music and Art Festival kicked off at 11 am.The festival was based on the Folk Festival but featured more rock and roll rather than folk music.Six national and one international band was on hand to perform.With two of those bands being local ones.Chris Michaud is the Public Relations Director for the festival.He says they wanted to bring something to Bangor that folks had never seen.” We’re really trying to make a cultural economic driver for the Bangor area and Maine as a whole. We have the Folk Festival and a lot of other things like that but for national, large-scale events and festivals we don’t have that much. So what we’re trying to do is create something like that, a destination. Make Bangor the place to be in the summer in Maine.”>Michaud says they had already sold around 800 tickets before the festival.