Piscataquis County Ice Arena will see first major rock concert with Molly Hatchet

DOVER-FOXCROFT – The Center Theatre has partnered with the Piscataquis County Ice Arena to bring the band Molly Hatchet to perform in Dover-Foxcroft. The legendary southern rock band will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. This marks the first major concert to be held at the Piscataquis County Ice Arena since it opened in 2019. The performance is being presented by Bissell Brothers Brewing.

Molly Hatchet, which originated in Jacksonville, Florida in the early 1970s, was at the forefront of the new “Southern Rock” genre, along with the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Known to be edgier than other southern rock bands, Molly Hatchet took their name from a famous 17th-century ax murderess “Hatchet Molly” who would behead her lovers, according to the band’s website, Their self-titled debut album was released in 1978. In 1979, one of their most popular works, “Flirtin’ with Disaster” was released.

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COMING TO DOVER-FOXCROFT — Classic southern rock band Molly Hatchet will rock the Piscataquis County Ice Arena in Dover-Foxcroft on Saturday, June 8.

Molly Hatchet has continued to perform live, as well as producing 20 albums over the years. In 2018, Molly Hatchet headed to the Persian Gulf to play a special concert for the United States military stationed in the United Arab Emirates and then on to Okinawa, Japan to perform for U.S. troops in the South Pacific.

The band is currently touring worldwide and has plans for a new studio album release this year. 

Patrick Myers, executive director of the Center Theatre, believes that large events at the ice arena will become more common.

“We were talking about large concerts before COVID hit,” Myers said. “This summer seemed like a good chance to test out the concept and we hope the Molly Hatchet concert and the one or two other shows we’re planning will be well received. If they are, you can expect there to be more shows next year. The shows are a great opportunity for the Center Theatre, the ice arena, and the Dover-Foxcroft area in general and we’re proud to be making it happen.”

Tickets to Molly Hatchet, which range from $30 to $55, are available at, by calling 207-564-8943, or by visiting the box office at 20 East Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft. This concert is part of the Center Theatre’s ongoing mission to engage and inspire by making arts, education and entertainment accessible to our rural communities.

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