Things get cranked up again with the first show of the season on the Bangor Waterfront, this Sunday night!

Hard to believe, but this summer marks 15 years of killer concerts on the Bangor Waterfront. In honor of the 15th season, and amid some new improvements at the Maine Saving Amphitheatre, here are some things to keep in mind before you head off to a great night of live music!

1. Bags

Fans arriving must-have bags that are in compliance with their clear bag policy. Bags that are not in compliance will not be stored and must be returned to your vehicle. Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”. Small clutch bags, not to exceed 8” x 5” x 2”, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the Maine Savings Amphitheater.

2. Cameras

Binoculars, or a phone or camera, can be carried into the venue so long as it is not in its own bag.

3. Blankets

They are allowed if you toss them over a shoulder or arm.

4. Diapers

5. They may be carried in a clear bag. Each member of a family, including children, is allowed to carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse into the venue.

5. Smoking

Smoking is a no-no inside of Maine Savings Amphitheater. The staff will enforce "Maine’s Public Place Smoking Law" If violated, you will be ejected from the concert. Also, no heading outside of the venue to light up, because all exits are final, and you will not be able to re-enter

6. Ramps

There are two ramps located inside Maine Savings Amphitheater: one adjacent to the left-field side of the lawn section near Main Street and one adjacent to the main gate near handicapped parking on Front Street. Both ramps are wheelchair accessible.

7. Alcohol

Adult beverages are available for purchase. Naturally, you are required to show a photo ID to grab a cold one. Also, you cannot bring in alcoholic beverages from outside of the premises, or food for that matter. If you just happen to have a drink in your hand when the show is over, that stays inside the venue. All concert staff is trained in serving you responsibly.

8. Pets

Our furry four-legged friends have to stay at home during all shows, the exception being guide dogs.

9. Dress Code

There is no official dress code at concerts, but they do ask that you use good judgment in your attire

10. First Aid

EMTs are present at every event in case of medical emergencies.

11. Flash Photography

This is a big no-no at Waterfront Concerts. I'm guessing that Pitbull, or Hozier, don't want flashbulbs blinding them from the stage. It's inconvenient for everyone else to enjoy the show. Video cameras/recorders are also not allowed

12. Pat-Down Search

At all events at Maine Savings Amphitheatre, reserve the right to conduct a pat-down search. If this is the case, it will be done by an employee of your gender.

13. Cash Transactions

All sales inside the venue will no longer accept cash as payment. This includes ALL sales, so if you want a beer or something to eat, you have to use a card.

If this bums you out, there is an alternative. There will be a location inside where you can convert cash into a card to use inside the venue.

14. Re-Entry

All exits are final. Guests are not permitted to leave an event and then re-enter the same event.

15. Fun

The last one is easy. Enjoy the outdoors, and the great live music this summer.

Make you sure know, before you go! Then, enjoy the show!

Here is the 2024 Summer Concert Lineup:

May 26- PARKER MCCOLLUM-BURN IT DOWN TOUR

June 14-HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH WITH COLLECTIVE SOUL AND EDWIN MCCAIN

June 19th-NIALL HORAN-LIVE ON TOUR 2024

June 23-MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD-THE TOGETHERNESS TOUR 2024

June 29-LAINEY WILSON-COUNTRY'S COOL AGAIN TOUR

June 30-JAMES TAYLOR & HIS ALL-STAR BAND

July 5-TYLER CHILDERS-MULE PULL '24 TOUR

July 7th-JASON MRAZ WITH RIPE

July 13th-SLIGHTLY STOOPID AND DIRTY HEADS WITH COMMON KINGS AND THE ELOVATERS

July 19-JOE BONAMASSA WITH JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR

July 24-HOZIER-UNREAL UNEARTH TOUR 2024

July 26-GODSMACK NOTHING MORE & FLAT BLACK

July 27-IMPRACTICAL JOKERS-THE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE TOUR

July 28-KIDZ BOP

August 3-FOREIGNER & STYX WITH JOHN WAITE

August 4-SMASHING PUMPKINS WITH THE GLORIOUS SONS

August 6-LAMB OF GOD & MASTODON WITH KERRY KING & MALEVOLENCE

August 11-DAN + SHAY WITH JAKE OWEN AND DYLAN MARLOWE

August 15-KENNY CHESNEY WITH MEGAN MORONEY

August 16- WHISKEY MYERS WITH BLACKBERRY SMOKE AND EDDIE FLINT

August 22-LUKE COMBS-THE MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE TOUR RETURNS

August 30-WALKER HAYES-SAME DRUNK TOUR

September 1-BRET MICHAELS WITH WARRANT, FIREHOUSE AND DEE SNIDER

September 7-JORDAN DAVIS-GOOD TIME WORLD TOUR

September 12-CODY JINKS-CHANGE THE GAME TOUR

September 14-PITBULL-PARTY AFTER DARK TOUR

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