Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Portlanders love their free music. Especially the outdoor kind.
One of the most popular summer series, the Alive at Five concerts, will start attracting crowds on July 12 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The Thursday night music event runs through Aug. 9 at Monument Square. And don't forget that Sebago Brewing makes the experience that much more enjoyable with a beer garden.
Here's this summer's schedule:
July 12: Phantom Buffalo (indie rock) and Dilly Dilly (folk rock)
July 19: Spencer Albee (pop rock), Zach Jones (R&B) and Lady Zen (soul)
July 26: McCarthys (alt country) and Amy Allen (singer-songwriter)
Aug. 2: March Forth (New Orleans marching band), Anna and the Diggs (Americana) and Veayo Twins (MAMM Slam high school band winners)
Aug. 9: The Mallet Brothers (country rock) and CuLLu (reggae)
Shannon Bryan, content producer for MaineToday Media, likes exploring Maine - from mattress races to cardboard boats, she's into the weird stuff.
Karen Beaudoin, online editor for MaineToday Media, likes knowing the important things - like who's just opened their deck for a sunny afternoon beer and what Portland's eclectic set of street performers are up to.