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Mathew’s 4th Annual Rooftop Show Preview and set times

Every year an ominous specter of fried food, tweens and (somehow more) paintings of lighthouses completely shut down an entire city as Portland’s Old Port Festival beats it into our heads that yes, summer is fast approaching. And a plea that we have bands that can make a nice crossover hit or two.

This of […]


Can you believe it’s already that time of the year again? Denmark Arts Center Presents: DAM JAM 2013!

Once again, they’re featuring a few of our favorite Maine acts: Sunset Hearts, Coke Weed, and Jacob Augustine, as well as Mountain Animation, Burlington Taiko Ensemble, and a special set from Kristin Hersh (for the record, […]

KahBang 2012 Is Here! Here’s Your HillyTown Guide to the Fest.

It’s already that time! KahBang takes over Bangor, Maine this weekend for a nonstop festival of music, art, and film. Since music is our specialty around here, we’ll address that with some recommendations. Start with this full schedule and follow along. Some bands (locals) are playing multiple shows, so you have a couple chances […]

HillyTown Sponsored Event: DAM JAM in Denmark, ME – July 21

By now you’re probably used to us telling you about cool events that we’re excited about, and promoting the shows and festivals that we’ve organized (like PICNIC), but here’s a new twist. Our friends at the Denmark Arts Center have been quietly hosting intimate events at their space, and now they’re stepping up their […]

PICNIC Band Lineup Announced!

It’s officially summer. That means bands playing outside under the sun in all sorts of unusual places and situations.

One of our favorites (for good reason, since we’re in charge of the music!) is PICNIC, which happens this year on Saturday, August 25 in Lincoln Park in Downtown Portland. We’ve got 9 bands […]

Picnic Music & Arts Festival Lineup

We’re excited to announce the HillyTown Presents-curated lineup of bands playing at next month’s Picnic Music & Arts Festival in Portland, Maine. The free August 27th festival will take place at Lincoln Park on Congress Street and Franklin Arterial from 11am-6pm. We’ve put together a fun day including Maine bands and 3 NYC acts coming […]

Free Range Festival Ticket Contest!

Before I even get to this, congrats to Nick F. who won a pair of tickets to the next 4 HillyTown Presents shows (the prize was given away at our One Longfellow Square show on Saturday).

Moving right along to the next one, we have a pair of tickets to the Belfast Free Range […]

No Nateva This Year?

Update: Looks like it has been confirmed that this was not a joke, the Nateva Festival really has been canceled this year! Sorry to hear it didn’t work out, and I hope they can get things sorted out to return in 2012.

Fact: It’s April Fools Day (did you like our little joke with Jesse […]

Festivals Update!

It’s that time of year again – festivals across the state are being announced, and as usual we’re keeping tabs on them here at HillyTown. Here’s where things stand at the moment, but more music, film, and arts festivals are announced all the time and get added to the calendar on the right sidebar of […]