Outdoor Concerts In Portland: the City and KahBang

Funny timing… today official word came in that folks at KahBang (the Bangor music and arts festival happening August 5-13) will be bringing a summer concert series to the Maine State Pier from June to September. The group plans to make announcements including the lineup and ticket sales info in the upcoming weeks. Refresh your memory of what these guys are capable of with our KahBang photo galleries.

If what you’re looking for a free concerts, the city of Portland has you covered. Portland Recreation (along with a slew of collaborators) brings us their annual Summer in the Parks Concerts in July and August. Read on for the full schedule, which includes some HillyTown favorites including Phantom Buffalo, Darien Brahms, and Marie Moreshead, among others.

Sunset Folks Series at the Western Prom
Wednesday, July 6 8:00 pm Rob Simpson
Wednesday, July 13 7:45 pm Darien Brahms
Wednesday, July 20 7:45 pm Mark Farrington
Wednesday, July 27 7:30 pm Sorcha
Wednesday, Aug. 3 7:30 pm Phantom Buffalo
Wednesday, Aug. 10 7:30 pm Will Gattis

Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series [Fort Allen Park]
Thurs, July 7 7:00 p.m. Marie Moreshead (Folk)
Thurs, July 14 7:00 p.m. Don Roy Band (Fiddlers)
Thurs, July 21 7:00 p.m. Chandler’s Band (Marches & Big Band Era) sponsored by the Willey Trust
Thurs, July 28 7:00 p.m. Sean Mencher and his Rhythm Kings (Rockabilly) sponsorship in Memory of Betty Winterhalder
Thurs, Aug. 4 7:00 p.m. Big Chief (Rhythm & Roots Music)
Thurs, Aug. 11 7:00 p.m. The McCarthys (Country Rock)
sponsored by Kemp Goldberg Partners
Thurs, Aug. 18 7:00 p.m. Banda di Nepi (Community Band from Italy) sponsored by the Italian Heritage Center