The now-defunct Scarborough Downs racetrack was known as one of the great harness racing tracks in America. But did you know that The Downs also hosted some pretty amazing concerts in its history? You might be surprised at who came to Scarborough! There are not a ton of shows (we count 6) but they were all high-caliber artists that ran the gamut of music genres. Country, Metal, Hip-Hop, The Downs saw it all!
We heard amazing stories of people seeing bands like Aerosmith playing high school functions before they got famous. Or a woman who saw the Grateful Dead when she was 6 months old. So many great stories!
Summer is here and live music is FINALLY back in Maine! We get rolling again with a unique concert series starting up next week that features great local talent, fantastic venues, and a great community cause.
We had a bunch of concert announcements this week in New England. You remember concerts...when we all get together and go crazy with our favorite musicians? Making incredible memories with friends and sometimes, complete strangers! Rescheduled shows and some new shows have been announced at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, The Bank of NH Pavilion in Gilford, Rock Row in Westbrook, and Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor. And today the Boston Red Sox announces their Summer Concert Series. All of these Fenway dates are make-up dates from 2020. I hope you held on to your tickets! All the shows are tentative based on how the pandemic goes. But the fact that we may actually see LIVE MUSIC this summer warms my heart.