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New Site! Nateva Wrapup Soon!

First, some celebratory fireworks from this past holiday weekend on Munjoy Hill here in Portland…

4th of July fireworks collage

Why the excitement? In the two years that HillyTown has been up and running (the first public post was July 29, 2008), it’s grown quite a bit. What started as simply a place to list music events in Portland, Maine quickly grew beyond our little city and came to include frequent blog posts, guest contributors, the Portland Pins project, and a concert series. We even won the Portland Phoenix Best Award in 2010 for “Best Blog!” Pretty good for a site that never intended to be blog that was updated more than once a week! The old format simply couldn’t contain (and properly showcase) everything that the site was starting to cover, so here we are – just in time for our annual OFFStage @SPACE free, all ages concert series (the next three Tuesdays this month) – finally growing up. Come to those three shows to help us celebrate!

Take a look around the site, and please leave comments here with any feedback on what you like, what you don’t, and any suggestions/requests you may have to improve the site even more!

In other site launching news, our friends at Factory Portland have just gotten their site up!  Check them out for local music promotion/design services and an in-depth knowledge base covering the Portland music scene. Their launch event is happening on Friday, July 23 at SPACE Gallery and includes some great local bands.

By the way, that promised Nateva coverage is coming – the site redesign needed to happen first to fit all the photos!