Yarmouth music center celebrates 15 years

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YARMOUTH — The 317 Main Community Music Center is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a special event at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9.

The Greatest Hits Party, which includes live performances, a community sing-along and a live auction, will be held at the Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., in downtown Portland. Tickets are $50 each and interested musicians are also invited to attend the After Party Jam, which begins at 9 p.m. Tickets for a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. are $250. Reservations for all events can be made through www.317main.org.

The music center opened its doors in 2004 with three instructors and a dozen students. Now 317 Main employs 30 teaching artists, who work with 550 students each week, according to a press release.

In addition to music instruction, 317 Main also offers workshops, musician jams, English country dancing, concerts, music festivals, drum circles and summer camp programming, among other events.