Alan Jackson to bring ‘Keepin’ It Country’ tour to Cross Insurance Arena in Portland Jan. 24

Alan-Jackson-PR-imageAlan Jackson, who last appeared in Maine in September 2010 on the Bangor Waterfront, will make a stop on his “Keepin’ It Country” tour at the Cross Insurance Arena (formerly the Cumberland County Civic Center) in Portland on Saturday, Jan. 24, in a Waterfront Concerts show. Tickets for the January show will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15 via Ticketmaster, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or visiting the Cross Insurance Arena.

Jackson’s “Keepin’ It Country” tour is a 25th anniversary celebration for the country singer and guitarist, known for such mega hits as “Chattahoochee,” “Here In The Real World” and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.” Jackson is in the Country Music Hall of Fame, has sold nearly 60 million records worldwide, and is also a respected Nashville singer-songwriter, having written more than 20 top ten hits for other artists.

Opening for Jackson on his Portland date will be rising country star Jon Pardi, known for his song “Up All Night,” and Grammy-nominated acclaimed country singer and songwriter Brandy Clark. For more information on all Waterfront Concerts, visit

Emily Burnham

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Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. 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. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.