Twelve Gigs of Riffmas set to kick off

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A magical and musical time of year is upon us.

The 12 Gigs of Riffmas kicks off next week.

Local musician Riff Johnson will be raising money for the thirds year in a row at a string of gigs to give families in need a special Christmas this year.

He'll be hitting spots all over the region.

From Millinocket to Waterville and places in between.

There's a really special date on the Riffmas calendar this year.

Riff will be joined by lots of other musicians for a big concert at the Gracie Theater at Husson University in Bangor.

"It's going to be at the Gracie Theater on December 11th. That's open to everybody. Just donation basis. And a ton of musicians from Bangor are going to help put this on. Marks Music put on the money to do it," says Riff.

You can find more information about the upcoming dates and how to nominate families to be Riffmas-recipients at the Twelve Gigs of Riffmas Facebook page