PORTLAND – The annual “Alive at Five” free concert series in Monument Square kicks off on July 11 with Portland funk/soul bands Model Airplane and The Kenya Hall Band.

The rest of the series, featuring two to three local bands each week, will continue into August.

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The shows are held on Thursdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The series is put on each year by Portland’s Downtown District. For more information go to Portlandmaine.com.

The complete schedule includes:

July 11 – Model Airplane; The Kenya Hall Band

July 18 – Beware of Pedestrians; Old Soul; Amy Allen

July 25 – The Other Bones; ShaShaSha

Aug. 1 – Ghost of Paul Revere; North of Nashville

Aug. 8 – Jeff Beam; Sara Hallie Richardson; Arc of Sky