Each Thursday of this summer, people drove, walked, biked, and skipped from every corner of Portland and throughout Maine to attend the free Fort Allen Summer Concert Series on the Prom and enjoy the delicious offerings of Hella Good Tacos (SO good!). More than 400 people attended each week with a grand total of 2820 engaged listeners. A midsummer hit was Local Circus—everyone got into their awesome mix of bluegrass, folk, and Motown! Some sang along, others danced, and all enjoyed the sight of the full moon rising over Casco Bay. In the following weeks Jimmy & the Soulcats graced the band stand as well as the Don Campbell Trio and the Maine based reggae band Royal Hammer. One of the favorites was Rock My Soul. It was great to see the dozen-or-so gospel singers together on the bandstand while the harmonies drifted up the hill. Looking at all the smiling faces, young and old, it was clear that everyone enjoyed the show as well as the entire Fort Allen Park Summer Concert Series.
We are so thrilled that there was such a strong following at this summer's concert series and would like to thank our sponsors for making it possible! Great thanks to Cabot Creamery Cooperative for being the Summer Series supporter. We are also appreciative of Poland Spring, the Jacks Family, the State Theatre, the Italian Heritage Center, the Willey Trust, Betty Winterhalder, Ocean Gate Realty, Bangor Savings Bank, and Portland Maine Rentals for their support of individual concerts at Fort Allen. One last thanks: To the BANDS who did such a wonderful job of bringing residents of Munjoy Hill together on the Eastern Promenade.
We are already excited about next year's Summer Concert Series of 2013!