The 43rd annual Old Port Festival will be held on June 12th, 2016 from 11am to 5pm! There will be four stages with live music scattered throughout downtown Portland, Maine. I of course, will be there at the WPOR stage! See the lineup below!
WPOR Stage (Middle & Temple Streets)
12pm — American Ride (local cover band)
1pm — Matt Gary
2pm — Drew Baldridge
3pm — Dylan Scott
4pm — Brooke Eden
First of all, I’ve been dying to share this news with you since I spoke with Brooke Eden in Vegas at the BBR Music Group brunch on Sunday April 3rd before the ACM Awards. But because I knew my station had not officially announced the lineup yet, I kept it to myself. I went up to Brooke at the brunch and told her that I was that girl who made her come out of her bus in the freezing cold to come into WPOR so that I could meet her and take a photo with her, and that I needed a re-take since I was in my “work clothes” lol. She informed me that she would be coming back to Portland the same weekend as CMA Fest and I was ecstatic! She also told me she would be performing later that night at the ACM Official After Party, All Star Jam, which was officially my first time seeing her live!
I was also extremely disappointed that I missed Dylan Scott when he came to Maine and opened for Lee Brice in March. I had to sacrifice that show in order to save for Vegas and ACM Week. Luckily, my boss had given me a heads up that he was one of our scheduled performers which made me feel a lot better about missing “the next Luke Bryan” as Dylan Scott has been called!
I’ve seen American Ride, and actually been up on stage with them during a promo at Bentley’s Saloon last summer (for one of my other jobs!). I was pretty impressed and since they have/had a residency at Bentley’s on Sundays, have wanted to plan a trip back to see them and drink some beers with my boots on.
I fell in love with Drew Baldridge when he opened for Parmalee at the Asylum in February. What an amazing performer! He knows how to put on an entertaining show! I can wait to hear him perform “Dance With Ya” again live! (And take a better photo than the one below!)
Matt Gary is a familiar name but I have yet to hear any of his music until now. You can listen to or download his song, “It’s On You” here. (It’s pretty catchy!)
Hope to see you there! 🙂 This is a FREE and ALL AGES show!
For more information about Old Port Festival, including food vendors, artists/crafters, events, parking, etc click here!