Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, 311 set for Portland outdoor venues this summer

Photo courtesy REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Photo courtesy REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Three new summer shows were announced over the past week for two Portland outdoor venues.

Waterfront Concerts announced that blues legend and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt would perform at the Maine State Pier in Portland on Friday, Aug. 19. Tickets for the show are on sale this Friday, March 11, via Ticketmaster. Waterfront Concerts also announced that rock reggae band 311 will perform with guests Matisyahu on Sunday, July 17, also at the Maine State Pier. Tickets for that show also go on sale on March 11, via Ticketmaster. For more information, visit

Finally, as part of its second season, the State Theatre will present Bob Dylan with guest Mavis Staples at Thompson’s Point in Portland, set for Saturday, July 16. This will be Dylan’s first show in Maine since appearing in Bangor in 2011. Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster on Friday, March 18. For more information, visit 

Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

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.