Country group 'Highway 101' is coming to Maine to headline a weekend music fest in the town of Jefferson!

The Maine Academy of Country Music is hosting the CountryGrass Music Festival, scheduled for this weekend. It will be held Friday til Sunday at the Broken Acres Family Retreat, 40 Retreat Road in Jefferson, with camping available.

Highway 101 made a name for themselves in the 1980's with hits like 'Somewhere Tonight,' Whiskey, If You Were A Woman,' and 'Who's Lonely Now.' Altogether, the group had fifteen Top 30 hit singles and five albums that reach the Top 20 charts!

Lead singer Paulette Carlson left the group in 1991 and was replaced by Nikki Nelson, whose beautiful voice brings the songs to life. Their hit 'Bing Bang Boom' features Nelson on lead vocals, among others.(the original video shown above includes Cactus Moser, who is no longer with the group) In 2010, the band performed at the Grand Ole Opry to celebrate their DVD project, 'Christmas on Highway 101.'

Advance tickets can be purchased at several area businesses. For more information and a list of ticket sites and prices, log onto the website for the Maine Academy of Country Music. Pack up your dancing shoes and your tent and head to Jefferson for a fun weekend!