Cumberland County Civic Center

Blimp Time Hop: Happy B-day Def Lep's Rick 'Thunder God' Allen
We remember when Def Leppard played the Portland in the early 2000s, WBLM had a backstage broadcast at the Civic Center the afternoon before the show. There were a bunch of Blimpsters gathered on the other side of the barricade just outside the backstage door at the corner of Free and Center streets…
Blimp Time Hop: Kiss At The Civic Center 30 Years Ago
30 years ago, KISS brought their Hot in the Shade tour to the Cumberland County Civic Center. It was the 5th time Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and company rocked Portland, Maine. This era of Kiss featured Bruce Kulick on guitar and Eric Carr on drums. It ended up being Eric's last appearance onst…
What Artist Has Played The Civic Center/CIA the Most Times?
With no concerts happening right now, we've been digging deep into the LIVE section of the Blimp Archives to get us all through. While we were digging through today we found some interesting stats about what bands have played the Cumberland County Civic Center, now the Cross Insurance Arena, mo…

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