How long has it been for you without seeing live music? We know the answer; TOO LONG. Here's the perfect "First Show After The Pandemic" for you. June 2, 2021: Royal Hammer at Urban Farm Fermentory, Portland. Outside, safe, reggae, drinks, food, and best of all--for charity.  This past weekend SHOULD have been the first foray back into live music, but the horrible weather put the kibosh on that.  Sooooo, Wednesday night it is!

The show is Wednesday, June 2. Doors at 5:30. Music 6:30-8:30. The weather looks great, so come on out!

Get tickets HERE or at the door. $25 bucks and 100% of the proceeds go to Full Plates Full Potential.

The Drive Fore Kids Concert Series kicks off on Wednesday, June 2. This concert series is in conjunction with The Live + Work In Maine Open PGA golf tournament coming to Maine at the end of June. Three live concert events featuring some of Maine’s most talented artists will occur at safe, outdoor venues, with access to award-winning food, craft beer, and cocktail selections.


Royal Hammer
Royal Hammer

Royal Hammer is the PERFECT first show of the summer for you. Fronted by Michael Taylor on guitar, Royal Hammer is Gary Gemmiti on drums, Tyler Quist on keyboards, Stu Mahan on bass, and Ryan Zoidis and Lucas Desmond on saxophones.  Royal Hammer has shared the stage with such legendary artists as Lee “Scratch” Perry, Barrington Levy, and Midnite, as well as backing up international reggae artists Marty Dread and Glen DaCosta of The Wailers. This show features virtuoso keyboardist Jamie Saft.  Jamie recently relocated to Maine and has worked with Bad Brains, Iggy Pop, Beastie Boys, The B-52’s among many other musical greats



Shamrock Sports and Entertainment is putting on the PGA tournament and this special concert series:

“We know Mainers are hungry for live entertainment, and we are excited to provide these opportunities to enjoy outstanding local talent, as well as amazing food and drink,” said Brian Corcoran, Chief Engagement Officer of Shamrock Sports & Entertainment, presenter and organizer of the Live and Work in Maine Open. “Together, we have an opportunity to make a real impact for children and families while ushering in summer and the return of live music.”




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