After a very strange and frustrating winter, Maine is ready to get out of the house and have some fun hiking, camping, biking, and going to the beach and concerts!

The concert calendar here in Maine always has events on it, but once February and March hit, you typically start to see those empty slots fill up quickly for the warmer months. So far, this year appears to be right on point with lots of shows to choose from.

Lauryn Hottinger
Lauryn Hottinger

Maine has been a solid market for rock bands for many years, bringing the classic and new rock bands (along with the jam bands and reggae artists) continually back to the area. If you’re like me, you would much rather be outside for a concert in the warm months, and lucky for us, we have a plethora of great venues in the area, both indoors and out. At the time of this article, there are already 40 concerts locked in for 2024, and no matter what style of rock music you’re into, there is something for everyone.

4/23 - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. State Theatre - Portland

4/24 - Judas Priest. Cross Insurance Center - Bangor

4/25 - Neon Trees. State Theatre - Portland

4/27 - Pop Evil. Aura - Portland

4/30 - Staind, Seether, Saint Asonia, Tim Montana. Cross Insurance Arena - Portland

5/1   - Sum 41, The Interrupters. Cross Insurance Arena - Portland

5/10 - The Fogcutters. State Theatre - Portland

5/19 - The String Cheese Incident. State Theatre - Portland

5/27 - Buckethead. State Theatre - Portland 

5/30 - Gary Clark Jr. Merrill Auditorium - Portland

6/1   - Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Tribute Band. Aura - Portland

6/12 - Bonnie Raitt. Merrill Auditorium - Portland

6/14 - Hootie & The Blowfish, Collective Soul, Edwin McCain - Maine Savings Amphitheater. Bangor

6/21 - Bruce in the USA (Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band). Aura - Portland

6/25 & 6/26 - Goose. Thompson’s Point - Portland

7/3   - The Used, Story of the Year. State Theatre - Portland

6/13 - Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads. Maine Savings Amphitheater - Bangor

7/14 - Counting Crows. Thompson’s Point - Portland

7/19 - Joe Bonomassa. Maine Savings Amphitheater - Bangor

7/24 - Hozier. Maine Savings Amphitheater - Bangor

7/25 - Flaming Lips. Thompson’s Point - Portland

7/26 - Godsmack, Nothing More. Maine Savings Amphitheater - Bangor

8/3   - Foreigner, Styx, John Waite. Maine Savings Amphitheater - Bangor

8/4   - Smashing Pumpkins, The Glorious Sons. Maine Savings Amphitheater - Bangor

8/6   - Lamb of God, Mastodon, Malevolence. Maine Savings Amphitheater - Bangor

8/6   - The Struts, Barns Courtney. State Theatre - Portland

8/9 - 8/11 - Guster on the Ocean: Guster, Grace Potter, Toad the Wet Sprocket and more. State Theatre & Thompson’s Point - Portland

8/13 - Primus, Coheed & Cambria, Fishbone. Thompson’s Point - Portland

8/16 - Whiskey Myers. Maine Savings Amphitheater - Bangor

8/20 - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Thompson’s Point - Portland

8/24 - Dweezil Zappa. State Theatre - Portland

9/1   - Bret Michaels, Warrant, Firehouse. Maine Savings Amphitheater - Bangor

9/5   - Rick Springfield, Richard Marx (acoustic). Merrill Auditorium - Portland

9/18 - Bowling For Soup, Wheatus, Don’t Panic. Aura - Portland

9/26 - Hatebreed. State Theatre - Portland

11/15 - Foreigner’s Journey (Foreigner/Journey Tribute Band). Aura - Portland

11/22 - Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute. Aura - Portland

11/30 - Creed, 3 Doors Down. Cross Insurance Center - Bangor

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These great spots can be found across the state and waiting for you to give them a try.

How many have you been to? How many would you like to try for the first time?

Gallery Credit: Chris Sedenka

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These great spots can be found across the state and waiting for you to give them a try.

How many have you been to?

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