2017 Summer Community Concert Series

7th Annual Summer Community Concert Series

Thursday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm

(Check back soon for our 2018 concert schedule!) 

DATE                         BAND                                    GENRE


7.6                  Viva & The Reinforcements            Caribbean Jazz

7.13                Sylvain’s Acadian Aces                      Bourbon-flavored Cajun Music

7.20                Joan Kennedy                                  Country/Rock & Roll

7.27                Chandler’s Military Band                Marches/Show Music


8.3                  The Maybe Somedays                     Indie Rock/Brit Pop

8.10                Zulu Leprechauns                           World Rock

8.17                Royal Hammer                               Reggae

8.24                Tricky Britches                               Bluegrass/Country

8.31                Downeast Soul Coalition               Blues/R&B

Friends of the Eastern Promenade takes great pleasure in hosting and coordinating this annual family-oriented series of concerts in partnership with the City of Portland. Thanks to generous partnership with local businesses, our Summer Community Concert Series at the Fort Allen Bandstand takes place Thursday nights throughout July and August from 6:30-7:30 pm. 

CONCERTS ARE FREE. Donations are welcome.      

People of all ages attend with lawn chairs, blankets, hoola-hoops and smiles. Food trucks provide an assortment of delicious local cuisine. A variety of music genres from Maine and beyond provide sounds for everyone to enjoy while watching the moonrise over the bay. 

Average attendance is 600-800 cheerful listeners from the surrounding community and beyond.

We look forward to another fabulous season of a variety of  live music and hope you’ll support our efforts to keep the music alive. 

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors: 

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Otto Pizza                    
Lois' Natural Marketplace      

Fish & Bone                      
Buckdancer's Choice  


Betty Winterhalder Trust
Mary Noyes

Shipyard Brewing
Urban Dwellings

2017 Program Calendar 

Hidden Gardens of Munjoy Hill

July 8, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Tour Begins at Fort Allen Park,  Eastern Promenade, Portland Maine 

(rain or shine) 

Each year Friends of the Eastern Promenade hosts and coordinates the Hidden Gardens of Munjoy Hill. This self-guided walking tour offers a sneak peek into a selection of private gardens within the charming seaside neighborhood adjacent to the Eastern Promenade. Friends of the Eastern Promenade adopted the tour as its own in 2010.

Portland's East End has become a sought-after neighborhood for many reasons, not least its wonderful gardens. Tour attendees come from as far away as Massachusetts and New Hampshire and attendance grows each year

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Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors: 

April Stools Day & Park Pick-Up

April 28, 2018 (Rain Date: April 29) 

This environmentally inclined effort began in 1995, and became a formal program of Friends of the Eastern Promenade in 2006. Under the organization’s direction, this program continues to grow, with satellite locations throughout Portland and adjacent cities that involve over 200 participants.

In addition to our doo-ty of hands-on clean up of parks, beaches and neighborhoods, we educate participants on the importance of proper disposal of all waste. In 2014, we teamed up with Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization to make this both a neighborhood and park effort! Together, we aim to keep our parks and neighborhoods free from pet waste and other debris.

In past years our cleanup effort has included the following areas in Portland and surrounding neighborhoods: Eastern Promenade Park, East End Beach, Fort Allen Park and trail, Loring Memorial trail & Ocean Avenue Dog Park. In South Portland the cleanup effort includes Hinckley Park, Willard Beach, and Bug Light. In Saco and Old Orchard Beach locations include Ocean Park Beach and Bayview Beach. 

Join your community and help clean up the park and neighborhood of rubbish, refuse and doggie doo. Find one of the "golden turds" and win a gift certificate in the Golden Turdament! If you’d like to be a station manager or simply want to come help clean up your neighborhood, please let us know! Use the volunteer button below.