2014 State of the State concert set for July 11 at State Theatre in Portland

Last year, Kyle Poissonnier, founder and creative director of Katalyst Clothing, sponsored a hugely successful show at the State Theatre in Portland, featuring a who’s who of Maine bands and artists and coming close to selling the whole place out.

He’d be crazy not to do it again this year.

The 2014 State of the State concert, set for 7 p.m. Friday, July 11 this year, will feature some of the same bands featured at last year’s show — The Mallett Brothers Band, Spose, the Other Bones and the Wrecking — with the addition of Model Airplane, the Kenya Hall Band and Nick Lavalle. Roots rock, hip hop, electro-pop, alt-rock and soul. If that’s not a tasty musical buffet, I don’t know what is.

SOTS2 Show Poster (1)Tickets for this shindig are $18 in advance and $20 at the door and they go onsale at 10 a.m. Friday, but from today, May 6, through Thursday, May 8, you can buy presale tickets on Ticketmaster for just $15 using the code state2 – but that expires Thursday night, so get on it!

The 2014 State of the State is organized by Katalyst Clothing, who right now are selling some seriously cool limited edition featuring the latitude and longitude coordinates of selected Maine towns and cities; check out their Facebook page and see if your town is on there. The concert is sponsored by Baxter Brewing, Yelp, Binga’s Stadium in Portland, Downeast Magazine, and your pals right here at BDN Maine. I myself will be there, helping to introduce some of the talent and meeting all you party people.

Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native, a UMaine graduate, a proud Bangorian and an arts and lifestyle writer for the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food, from media and the Internet to theater and dance. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra, to name just a few. She's interested in everything -- especially if it happens in Maine. She welcomes any and all feedback or suggestions for stories.