We are just a few weeks away from the new and improved 4th of July celebration on Portland's Eastern Prom. The Portland Symphony Orchestra is back thanks to a great collaboration between Shamrock Sports & Entertainment, The City of Portland and the PSO.

The on the 4th event is free and open to the public. Additionally, 500 VIP tickets will be sold @ $50 per ticket that includes premium seating, parking, catered cuisine, and a beverage voucher. A limited number of reserved tickets will be sold @ $25 per ticket that provides preferred seating and a beverage voucher.

Tickets will be available at www.porttix.com on May 24 & information available at www.summerfest.me

The musical program for the evening of the 4th has been released. And it's everything you'd hope for in a 4th of July celebration. It's a great mix of patriotic and military songs, popular movie soundtracks, and Maine classics. We love it when both the fireworks and the PSO are going full blast. Well done PSO!

 

PROGRAM FOR THE PROM:

SMITH: The Star Spangled Banner

GLINKA: Ruslan and Ludmila

STRAUSS: Overture from Die Fledermaus

BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 5

ROSSINI: Finale from Wilhelm Tell

COPLAND: “Hoe-Down” from Rodeo

JOHN WILLIAMS: Star Wars Main Title

JOHN WILLIAMS: Superman March

ALAN SILVESTRI: Avengers Theme Song

JOHN WILLIAMS: “Harry’s Wondrous World” From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

LOWDEN: Armed Forces Salute

TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture

SOUSA: Washington Post March

SOUSA: Liberty Bell March

SOUSA: Semper Fi

ALFORD: Colonel Bogey March

TRAD.: Maine Stein Song

ARR. DRAGON: America, The Beautiful

BERLIN / ADES: God Bless America

SOUSA: Stars and Stripes Forever

 

A new festival entitled SummerFest ME comprised of two inaugural events in 2019 celebrating Portland’s arts, cultural and entertainment community, will launch in late June and culminate with an enhanced July 4th celebration. 

 

 

SummerFest ME is the vision of Shamrock Sports & Entertainment in collaboration with the City of Portland and the Portland Symphony Orchestra.  

 

“We are optimistic that we can make Maine a preferred destination for world-class sports, entertainment, arts, and cultural events.  Working with some of the largest events in the country since 2010, we launched Shamrock Signature earlier this year to develop and deliver epic experiences in our hometown market.  SummerFest ME will be the first (of a few) new Shamrock Signature events rolled out where we collaborate with great partners such as City of Portland & PSO,” said Shamrock CEO & Founder Brian Corcoran.

 

 

 

“The PSO is excited to partner with Shamrock and the City of Portland to enhance an event with strong history and heartstrings that connect us to the community.  We are thrilled to return to the Eastern Promenade and confident the best is yet to come for Portland’s arts, culture, and entertainment community.  This event showcases the shared values our organizations have to provide memorable moments for all ages,” said Carolyn Nishon, Executive Director PSO.

On June 28th a Pops with Purpose Gala will take place at Portland’s Ocean Gateway from 5-8 pm.  This purpose-based affair will serve as a kick-off event for SummerFest ME with 100% of proceeds benefiting the PSO performance on July 4th.  The Gala will be limited to 300 x $100 tickets on a first come first serve basis.  All attendees will be encouraged to sport their stylish and dapper red, white & blue attire and will enjoy curated pairings of Bon Appetit award-worthy culinary, craft brews and cocktails. 

 

Tickets will be available at www.porttix.com on May 24 & information available at www.summerfest.me