Midcoast Lyme Aide / Benefit Ride & Concert

Ridin' Steel and Taste of Maine have joined forces to combat
Lyme Disease in Midcoast Maine with 
Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE)
and Ticked Off Music Fest
Raising funds for Maine's Lyme Community
in Memory of Bill Chinnock 


 Who: All Motorcyclists
What: Midcoast Loop benefit ride
When/Where: Saturday, May 6, 2022
 12pm sign up
Taste of Maine, 161 Main St, Woolwich ME

For more details about the ride:

Join MLDSE, Ticked Off Music Fest,
and Sharon Rose Vaznis (WCSH6)
for a night of star struck entertainment
as they host the 1st Annual 
Midcoast Lyme Aide Benefit Concert*
*(100% of proceeds benefit Maine's Lyme Community)


Tickets $25 in advance / $30 at door
VIP Package*: $50 per person
includes: concert ticket, early admission 3pm, 
Meet & Greet pass, VIP seating, 
two drink coupons
*(limited quantity)

To Order tickets or VIP package:

Or Call Brown Paper Tickets (800) 838-3006 
mention event #2850017

For Concert Updates: 

In the beginning, there was Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez” the original drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band

Vincent "Vini" "Mad Dog" Lopez (born January 22, 1949, Neptune, NJ) is an American drummer. Between 1968 and 1974, Lopez backed Bruce Springsteen in several bands, including Steel Mill and the E Street Band. He also played on Springsteen's first two albums, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle. His unique style on albums has influenced generations of musicians around the world. After leaving the E Street Band, Lopez went on to play drums with numerous Jersey Shore bands, including The Lord Gunner Group and the Downtown Tangiers Band with Bill Chinnock.

In April 2014, Lopez was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the E Street Band. Away from his music career, Lopez has worked as a golf caddy.

For more about his musical career, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vini_Lopez

Veteran Blue-Eyed Soul Singer & Songwriter Paul Whistler's musical career started as a kid singing Doo-Wop in the streets of New Jersey. Then traveling the world playing keyboards for The Shangra-Las. To the beginnings of the Jersey Shore Music scene. Then on to the Pacific Northwest ...and Coast To Coast... leading some of the smoking-est R&B Bands in the country while writing & singing some of the best Post-Modern...Past Due...Retro- Future Blues being offered today!

Long time New Jersey musician Jon Sebastian Brice has worked across the country in acts as diverse as The Happenings, Yasgur's Farm, Howard Stern's Pig Vomit, The Benny Troy Band and many more including house gigs at Jilly's in New York and Caesar's Palace in Las  Vegas. These days he can be seen onstage in Asbury Park with Rock N' Roll hall of Fame drummer Vini "Maddog" Lopez and Blues Hall of Fame guitarist/song writer Paul Whistler in Dawg Whistle.

Gary Cavico (sometimes billed as “Gary C”) was brought up in Point Pleasant, NJ and has been playing and singing blues and roots music at the Jersey Shore since the mid 60's. He's been in many bands, written and recorded many songs and has played with and been influenced by many musical legends. A talented guitar player, he was introduced to playing in bars at the young age of 13 (with a false ABC card) and filled in for guitar players, honing his soulful sounds and guitar licks that he uses to this day. It was during his young years, he dreamt of either becoming James Brown's guitar player or the Welterweight boxing champion of the world (Cavico was also an AAU boxer during this time). Soon, he was introduced to the Asbury area brand of blues...Bruce Springsteen, Steve VanZant and Rick Desarno...and soon found himself playing with some of the greatest blues players of that time. In 1984, he formed his own blues band, Stone Blue (formerly Voo Doo Bag), continued to play with some more great musicians, moved around, honing his skills and circled back around to re-form Stone Blue, which he plays with today.

In 2015, Gary was inducted into the NJ Blues Hall of Fame.
For more information, www.garycavico.com

A Former Member of Asbury's legendary Blackberry Booze Band, Whistler and Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez have been playing together in popular Jersey Shore acts such as Whistler & The Wheels and The Asbury All Stars since the 70's. Upon his return to the Jersey Shore in 2014, Paul and Vini saw it was the right time to put their years of experience together to launch Dawg Whistle. Their breakthrough performance at Light of Day 2015 alongside acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile, James Maddock and Joe Grushecky was well received by critics and fans alike...


(Video Credit: Rose A. Montana)


The Mallett Brothers Band is a band from Maine that plays original music. With a unique style that spans across country, rock and roll, Americana and "alt-country" genres, the band has grown a dedicated fan base across the country since releasing their debut record in 2009. With the upcoming release of their fourth studio album, "Lights Along the River," the band continues its rigorous touring schedule (playing upwards of 150 shows a year across the country), and its mission of sending genuine, heartfelt and independent music out into the world.


Travis James Humphrey was born in northern Maine.  He learned his trade from his father, Tim Humphrey, who taught him the rougher and finer points of being a working musician.  After high school, Travis served with the United States Air Force as a Bandsman for 8 years.   He returned home to Maine in 2003.
Travis has opened shows for B.B. King, Ricky Skaggs, Roy Clark, Bill Chinnock, The Don Campbell Band, Ayla Brown, Nora Jane Struthers, Steve Azar, Frankie Ballard, Jason Aldean, Michael Peterson, Andy Griggs, Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits), Entrain, Johnny Hiland, Murali Coryell, and Blackberry Smoke, both as a solor performer and as a backing guitarist for other feature performers.