Grace Potter and Lake Street Dive set for Thompson’s Point in Portland

Grace Potter perform at Bangor's KahBang Festival in 2011.

Grace Potter perform at Bangor’s KahBang Festival in 2011.

The State Theatre, the Portland promotion company that operates the State Theatre and Port City Music Hall, and Forefront Events, the developers of Thompson’s Point on the Fore River in Portland, today announced another show in this summer’s Thompson’s Point summer concert series, with Grace Potter and Lake Street Dive set to take the stage on Saturday, Aug. 1. This show joins other Thompson’s Point concerts including Ingrid Michaelson on June 28 and Primus and Dinosaur Jr on July 27. Tickets for the concert, which go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 15, are $40 in advance via Ticketmaster.

Grace Potter is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and internationally performing rock musician. With her longtime backing band, The Nocturnals, she has released four studio albums. The fourth and most recent album, 2012’s “The Lion, The Beast, The Beat,” debuted at number 17 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and number ten on Billboard’s Digital chart. The single “Stars” reached number one on the iTunes Rock Song chart. Grace Potter’s highly anticipated upcoming release, a solo album titled “Midnight,” is set to come out later in 2015. Grace is best known for her hit song “Paris (Ooh La La).”

Opening for Grace will be Portland favorites Lake Street Dive, a band who has sold out the State Theatre in two 2014 headlining shows.  In just a few short years, the band went from playing for a small devoted following, to selling out venues and planning an initial European tour, with dates on several late-night TV shows in the offing.

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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.