Left, Boothbay-raised humorist Tim Sample (Photo: Robert Mitchell) and right, Griffin Sherry, of the Maine-based band The Ghost of Paul Revere
Left, Boothbay-raised humorist Tim Sample (Photo: Robert Mitchell) and right, Griffin Sherry, of the Maine-based band The Ghost of Paul Revere
The Lincoln County Democratic Committee will hold “Drive-In for Democracy: A Rally for the People” at the Wiscasset Speedway, 274 West Alna Road, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, August 30.

Native Maine humorist Tim Sample will emcee the event, which will combine music, Democratic candidates from up and down the ticket, and Sample’s droll brand of Down East humor.

Griffin Sherry, one of the founding members of the Maine-based, nationally known “roots holler” group The Ghost of Paul Revere, will perform a solo set at the event. He will be joined by Georgetown-native singer/song-writer Lauren Crosby and the Damariscotta-based Driving Charlie Home.

Democratic candidates who have been invited to participate include former vice president, now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden; Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, candidate for U.S. Senate; Congresswoman Chellie Pingree; Assistant Maine Senate Majority Leader Eloise Vitelli (District 19); State Reps. Holly Stover (District 89) and Allison Hepler (District 53); District 3 County Commissioner Mary Trescot; Rep. Chloe Maxmin, candidate for Maine Senate District 13; and candidates for state representative Lydia Crafts, Chris Hamilton and Tim Marks, for House Districts 90, 88, and 87, respectively. Gov. Janet Mills has also been invited to speak.

The event will adhere to guidelines set by the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development for drive-in theaters and large social gatherings. Participants will arrive by car and be directed to a parking spot on the speedway’s infield; the large, open area can accommodate a number of vehicles as well as social distancing.

For VIP ticketing at varying sponsorship levels or to otherwise support the rally, phone organizer Geoff Bates at 644-8776.

For more information, email info@lincolncountydemocrats.com or visit lincolncountydemocrats.com.