Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa set for Aug. 12 concert on the Bangor Waterfront


Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, one of the most popular blues musicians currently working today, will play a summertime concert at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion on the Bangor Waterfront on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Tickets for the show, priced between $71 and $101, go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7 via Ticketmaster, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or in person at Mark’s Music in Brewer.

Bonamassa, 37, has released 16 solo albums, 13 of which debuted at number one on the Billboard blues charts. At age 12, he opened for B.B. King. He has worked with everyone from Eric Clapton to Jason Bonham to a number of contemporary blues greats. In 2013, Bonamassa earned his first Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album, and with the release of 2014’s new studio record “Different Shades Of Blue,” he debuted at number eight on Billboard’s Top 200 (a career high) and received his thirteenth number one Billboard Blues Album, more than any other artist.

His Bangor concert — part of his summer 2015 Three Kings Tour — will pay tribute to three blues greats, all with the last name of King: B.B., Albert and Freddie.

Joe Bonamassa joins previously announced Waterfront Concerts at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor that include the Rise Above Fest featuring Godsmack, Seether and Slash on May 9, Train and The Fray on June 18, Fall Out Boy and Hoodie Allen on June 20, Kenny Chesney Aug. 13 and Nickelback Aug. 19.

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.