2018 Summer Community Concert Series

8th Annual Summer Community Concert Series

Thursday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm


DATE                         BAND & GENRE

JULY

7.12                  Muddy Ruckus -- Grungy blues, rock-infused folk

7.19                Jenny Van West --  Vocally driven Americana 

7.26                Chandler's -- a true Maine Community Band, organized in 1876

AUGUST

8.2                  Tim Mercer -- returns to his rock roots

8.9                Inanna -- women's percussion & vocal ensemble/cultural diversity

8.16                Delta Knights --  R&B, blues, classic rock

8.23                Truth About Daisies -- tad of jazz, pinch of rock, dash of country

8.30                Primo Cubano - traditional Cuban dance music

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. 

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: 

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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.