This site takes its name from the song “A Hilly Town” by the band Phantom Buffalo.

HillyTown.com is a music blog that began with the mission of providing accurate and interesting music event listings for Portland, Maine. We have since expanded to include select events from other areas in Maine. The focus is on local and nationally touring indie rock acts, but many other genres and types of events may be included, considering the wide variety of entertainment options here in Portland and throughout Maine. General arts and pop culture events also find their way into the site, from film screenings to performances and art exhibits, especially those pertaining to music.

In March 2010, HillyTown.com was voted the Best Blog by readers of the Portland Phoenix. Thanks!

All information provided on this site is subject to change, and we can’t be held responsible for outdated or incorrect listings. We only collect and share information that we find, and are in no way implying that we have set up or had any involvement in the shows listed (unless specifically noted otherwise – see the next section). Every effort is made to maintain accurate event listings on Hilly Town, but sometimes plans change and we either have no way of knowing or find out too late. It is also a good idea to check with a venue about the show before you head out.

HillyTown Presents is a concert series curated, booked, and promoted by HillyTown.com. Venues and frequency of events vary. Like our event listings and blog posts, the goal is to present the music that we’re excited about to our readers. In NYC, we work with a group of like-minded music bloggers under the WHAT BLOG?! umbrella.

Big thanks to Dan Coulter and his Gig Calendar plugin for WordPress, which makes the show listings possible. Special thanks to Rob Korobkin from level8 Design Studio for modifying the plugin and creating the Gig Adder plugin, which allows bands and promoters to easily submit their listings for consideration on the site. You can also still send your events in for consideration to hello [at] hillytown.com. If it looks good, it’ll get added to the site! Tips on music news and events are always welcome and encouraged. We are also considering new writers and photographers to volunteer their time and energy to the site, so email and tell us a bit about yourself and your work.

Previously, HillyTown has thrown boat parties, curated a Treble Treble compilation, booked bands and DJs for PICNIC, and been involved in a reading series.

Unless otherwise attributed, all photos and posts are by Bryan Bruchman and not to be reproduced elsewhere without permission.

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