Portland Concerts

Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
35 years ago today, Billy Squier sold out the Civic Center. Listen to the Blimp's longtime buddy, Maine’s King of Comedy Bob Marley tell the story of his very first concert on that fateful night, March 21,1983 to help us remember this one. "Stroke Me, Stroke Me!"
Today’s Blimp Time Hop
25 years ago today, Guns N’ Roses finally arrived in Blimpville! Their first scheduled appearance here was in August of ’88 opening for Aerosmith. But that didn’t happen.
Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
26 years ago today, the Wherever We May Roam tour made a stop in Portland, Maine. It was a sold-out Thursday night at the CCCC. We're pretty sure if you are able to go into the arena when it's empty and quiet today, you would hear the Enter Sandman riff echoing in the distance
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Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
29 years ago this weekend (yeah, you read that right), Poison rocked the Cumberland County Civic Center on the Open Up and Say…Ahh! Tour. This was Bret, C.C., Bobby, and Rikki at the height of their hair-metal powers.
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18 years ago today, Def Leppard returned to Portland for a sold-out show at the Civic Center to bring us into the new millennium.
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25 years ago today, Bon Jovi played a sold out show at the Civic Center. It’s a particularly memorable show for me even though I wasn’t there.
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We celebrate an historic beginning this weekend. 40 years ago today, the mighty J. Geils Band rocked the Cumberland County Civic Center for the very first time
WATCH: WBLM Welcomes The Next Best Thing to The Eagles
Maybe you caught them live in the WBLM Studio yesterday on the Afternoon Express? Everywhere we went last night, Blimpsters told us it sounded amazing! This definitely a fun and faithful presentation. These guys are bringing us back to 1977 with the look and sound of The Eagles in the era of Hotel C…
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28 years ago this week, Whitesnake rocked us in Portland at the Civic Center on their on Liquor & Poker World Tour in support of their album, Slip of the Tongue.
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Happy 70th Birthday to Alice Cooper! We count 11 Maine appearances from USM in 1972 to Bangor with Motley Crue in 2015. Thanks Uncle Alice!
Today’s Blimp Time Hop
Over the past 30 years of being part of Blimp air staff, I’ve had the privilege of meeting many iconic figures in the world of rock. None have been more friendly and genuine than Graham Nash.
Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
He co-wrote songs with front man Peter Wolf throughout their history and wrote the band’s biggest hit Centerfold from their only number one album, Freeze-Frame. Happy 67th Birthday to Seth Justman, keyboardist and songwriter for the J Geils Band.

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