WESTBROOK, Maine (3/2/15)--Young and Free Maine's Sound Off competition put five musical talents to the test for a chance to play the main stage at this summer's Old Port Festival in Portland, Maine.
Sassquatch, a five-piece band that blends jazz, funk and rock, won the fourth annual musical competition sponsored by Young and Free Maine and Maine's credit unions.
The finalists were selected by online voters and performed live Feb. 20 in front of a panel of judges that included Mike Sturdee, marketing director, Bangor FCU. Judges considered appearance and style, quality of performance and sound, appeal to demographic, commitment to the contest and overall performance.
The winners, who are students at the University of Maine-Augusta, also received a $1,000 gift certificate to Main Street Music Studios.
Young and Free Maine focuses on 18- to 25-year-old consumers.