Portland Concerts

Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
When Aerosmith came to Portland on December 6, 1979, Steven Tyler passed out onstage which brought the show to a halt. It was a Thursday night in front of a sold-out crowd at the Cumberland County Civic Center.
Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
40 years ago, Jethro Tull played their first show at the newly opened Civic Center. This was on the Songs from the Wood tour, blending folk rock and hard rock for a sold-out Portland crowd.
Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
This weekend, we remember one of the last shows of the Seventies with the original line-up of Aerosmith and a show without Brad Whitford and Joe Perry. Both were on a November 19th at the Civic Center. Sadly, heavy drug use and bad vibes seemed to dominate this period.
Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
Today we celebrate the legendary guitar powerhouse who brought together rock, blues, and jazz to create an unmistakable signature sound. The late great Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble made their first and only appearance at the Civic Center, 32 years ago.
Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
27 years ago, ‘The Thundah from Down Undah’ came back to Portland for their 6th sold-out night since their first concert at the CCCC in 1985.
Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
37 years ago, the Audio-Visions tour came to Portland, Maine. This second appearance by Kansas at the Civic Center was also their second sold-out show there.
Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
30 years ago, Roger Waters brought his Radio KAOS tour to Maine! We remember a big circular projection screen and mind-blowing quadrophonic sound. There was also a telephone booth set up for fans to call the stage and ask Roger questions.
WBLM Welcomes Back George Thorogood to Maine
We count 5 trips to Maine from  George Thorogood over the years. His first concert in Blimpville was at the Expo in 1985 on the Maverick tour. The next time he brought the show to Portland with the Destroyers happened on the Born to Be Bad tour in 1988.

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