For the third year, HillyTown Presents is curating the live music lineup at Picnic Music + Arts Festival in Portland, Maine. The annual free festival is happening on Saturday, August 24th in Lincoln Park (corner of Congress + Franklin).
The festival itself is in its sixth year, and one of our favorite things about the music is that the lineup has consistently featured local acts (often including brand new bands playing some of their first gigs), alongside some touring bands. This year, we’re going heavy on the locals in the 10-band lineup, with new acts Leveret, High Spirits, and Gimme Goldar, recent favorites Rural Ghosts, Lisa/Liza, Conjjjecture, Forget,Forget, and Contrapposto, NYC-based Yoni Gordon bringing some city soul to the park, and the triumphant return of a reformed Good Kids Sprouting Horns. Read on for videos and streams to get to know the bands, and remember to make it a whole weekend of great music by picking up tickets for More Hot August Night, On A Boat, AKA Party Barge (Sunday, August 25, $15, 21+, available at Pinecone + Chickadee).
See you in Lincoln Park!