Fifty years ago, Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson wrote in his journal that he wanted to form a band to bring the roots of American pop music into the present. It seemed like an ambitious goal for a 19-year-old, yet Benson has done exactly that–traversing the globe as an ambassador of Western swing music and introducing its irresistible sound to generation after generation. Although the lineup has changed countless times since its inception, Benson’s mission has never wavered. When Ray and the band come to Boothbay it’s always a hot night of western swing and great fun. Don’t miss this perfect kick-off to the summer of 2022. Advance discounted tickets $30, available directly from the box office at 207-633-5159. Regular tickets available online via our website – $35. There is a $2 handling fee per ticket.