2019 Summer Community Concert Series

Thursday evenings, 6:00-7:30 pm

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 all our generous sponsors for their support of this beloved tradition. CONCERTS ARE FREE, but we welcome donations to support our stewardship of the Eastern Promenade.

DATE                         BAND & GENRE

JULY 2019

7.11                 Renee Coolbrith & Friends — Soulful Rock

7.18                Viva & the Reinforcements — Next Deco Jazz. “Zest of burlesque with classic standards elegantly renewed.”

7.25               Chandler's Military Band & Orchestra — Organized in 1876 and believed to be the nation's second oldest professional band in continuous service.

AUGUST 2019

8.1                  King Memphis — Rockabilly. A 1950s mashup of hillbilly country twang and hopped-up soulful blues.

Sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank

8.8                 Gay Men’s Chorus — established in 1992

8.15                Truth About Daisies — Folk music from husband and wife team Doug Swift and Sheila McKinley.

8.22                Big Ass Rooster — Country, honky-tonk, twang and Western swing”

8.29                Samuel James — Award-winning songwriter and guitar player

What To Expect

People of all ages attend our concerts with lawn chairs, blankets, hula-hoops and smiles; food trucks provide an assortment of delicious local cuisine; a variety of musical genres from Maine and beyond provide sounds for everyone to enjoy while watching the sun set and the moon rise over the bay. 

Average attendance at our concerts is between 600 and 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!