Enter to win tickets to the 2014 the State of the State concert in Portland this July!

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If you read my blog, you know that if there’s one thing I really, really, REALLY care about, it’s Maine music. Whether it’s in Aroostook County or the Old Port, if it’s made in the 207, I want to hear it. Which is why I’m really psyched that this year I and the BDN get to be a part of the State of the State concert at the State Theatre in Portland, set for Friday, July 11. It’s a yearly show featuring a who’s who of Maine bands, and it’s put together by my fellow Maine music lover Kyle Poissonnier, founder and director of Katalyst Clothing.

Want to go to the show for free? I’ve got five pairs of tickets to give away via my blog, and if you want in on a drawing to win a pair (a $48 value), you need to do one thing — get on Facebook, find my BDN Columnist Emily Burnham page, and comment on this post. You know, the post that’s a post of this post I’m posting right now. You’ll figure it out. Say whatever you’d like — what band you’re most psyched to see at the show, how much you love Maine music, how entertaining Kyle’s Instagram account is, how cool I am. Whatevskis. We’ll count each person that comments as one entry, and we’ll draw the winners this Friday, June 20.

The bands set to rock the stage this year include the Mallett Brothers Band, Spose, the Wrecking, the Other Bones, Model Airplane, the Kenya Hall Band and Nick Lavalee. Too much awesome for one stage? Come to the State Theatre July 11 and see and hear for yourself!

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.