One For Stevie

Join us Saturday, August 7th at 6pm for this special concert.

at the Stonington Ball Field

The Returnables were a Deer Isle-based band of musicians who had been getting together to play in the Island 4th of July parade for years before keeping the momentum going in 1989 long enough to play a string of gigs (including a visit to Swans Island and a number of fuse-blowing appearances at the Legion Hall).  The original Returnables played their last show in November of that year.

Steve Robbins Jr. – who led the Returnables with his energy and humor as much as his faithful Martin guitar, powerful voice, and ever-present cigar – passed away in July of 2020.  This summer, on August 7th, his bandmates will pay tribute to him at the Stonington Ball Field: Frank Gotwals (guitar); Hank Whitsett (keys); Burt Leach (drums); Eric Beckman (bass); Brian Robbins (guitar) and the Returnables Horns – Kit Loekle (sax) and Tom Gotwals (trumpet) will crank up the music once again in Steve’s honor – Returnables style.


One for Stevie is an outdoor all-ages event sponsored by Opera House Arts. 

Tickets are a $10 suggested donation to benefit the Bud Carter Memorial Scholarship Fund. All donations go directly into the scholarship fund!




Bud Carter Memorial Scholarship

Since 1991 the Bud Carter Memorial Scholarship has awarded over 100 scholarships, funding three to seven students each year for voice and instrument lessons, instruments and repairs, and music camps.

Donations to the Bud Carter Memorial Scholarship Fund may be made here.

If you'd prefer to mail a check to support the Scholarship Fund, it can be sent to:

Bud Carter Music Scholarship Fund
c/o Opera House Arts
P.O. Box 56
Stonington, ME 04681.

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