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Coolest Maine Concerts for a Hot Summer Night

If you’re in Maine this summer, you’re living “The Way Life Should Be.” How can you take that awesome summer-in-Maine experience to the next level? A two-word answer: Maine concerts! By catching one of the following Maine concerts—some FREE and some featuring some of the world’s most famous and gifted musical artists—you’ll enjoy a central Maine experience that can’t be beat!

Free Maine Concerts

All summer long, FREE concerts are being offered by dozens of communities all across Maine, featuring an exciting blend of up-and-coming new artists and popular performers. Just a stone’s throw away from Augusta, the 2023 Gardiner Summer Waterfront Concerts Series will dish up in August an exciting musical gumbo of crowd favorites such as the Oren Robinson Band and the Juke Joint Devils.

If rockin’ out in Gardiner leaves you hungry for more great FREE music, you can also catch it in such popular Maine destinations as Freeport, Farmington, Auburn, and Portland. Check out the details here!

Other Great Upcoming Shows!

The Wallflowers

Famously led by Bob Dylan’s multi-talented son, Jakob, the Wallflowers have been rocking the house with their signature roots music since they first exploded on the scene more than 20 years ago.  From their mega-hit album Bringing Down the Horse ... through two Grammy Awards … to their multi-million-copy-level success, the band has always stayed true to its one-of-a-kind songwriting sensibility blended with a knock-out potion of great melodies, harmonies, and storytelling.     

Waterville Opera House
1 Common St.
Waterville, Maine

Tuesday, August 1
8 p.m.


with Special Guest, Better Than Ezra

How many bands in history can claim to have ONE BILLION Spotify downloads of one of their hit songs? Not many—but that’s precisely what Train has accomplished with their mega-hit “Hey, Soul Sister.” When you combine that with 13 other Billboard hit singles … three Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Song” … and 10 million albums sold worldwide … you get a Train that has had immense success rolling down the tracks. The opening band, Better than Ezra—New Orleans-based and a Maine concerts favorite—have been hailed by Billboard as being one of the “100 Greatest Alternative Artists of All Time.”

Maine Savings Amphitheater
1 Railroad St.
Bangor, Maine

Friday, August 18
6:30 p.m.


Hank Williams Jr.
To call Hank Williams Jr. a “country music giant” and a “living legend” seems almost to sell him short. The man has won every country-music accolade and then some—from ACM Entertainer of the Year … to CMA Entertainer of the Year … to induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame … to induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Along the way, the larger-than-life artist nicknamed “Bocephus” has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and racked up 20 Gold Albums and 11 #1-hit singles.  

Maine Savings Amphitheater
1 Railroad St.
Bangor, Maine

Friday, August 25
7 p.m.


Ani DiFranco

Having shared the stage with everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Bob Dylan to Pete Seeger to Kris Kristofferson, Grammy Award-winning Ani DiFranco is a certified feminist icon and one of the premier “Do It Yourself” folk/punk artists of all time, having started her own record label in 1990. Ani’s wide-ranging artistry has also seen her pen an acclaimed memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, which hit the New York Times Top 10 Best Seller List in 2019.  

Waterville Opera House
1 Common St.
Waterville, Maine

Tuesday, September 19
7:30 p.m.


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