Top 5 Places for Live Music in Maine

Are you ready to enjoy live music again? After a year without live entertainment, we’re excited to report that there will be live music in Maine this summer! Shows will take place in-person, outdoors, and/or with social distancing guidelines set in place. From blues to Celtic to rock and more, there’s a show for everyone’s interests. Continue reading for more information on the upcoming live music performances in and around Camden, Maine! 

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Your Guide to Live Music in Maine This Summer 

1. Fourth of July Concert 

In years past, the Camden Rotary Club has hosted an Independence Day concert followed by a fireworks show. This year, the rotary club will host its annual Fourth of July concert at the Camden Snow Bowl to allow for social distancing, however, there won’t be a fireworks display.  

2. North Atlantic Blues Festival 

The North Atlantic Blues Festival is back this year! The 2021 installment of this event is set to take place July 10-11 at the Public Landing in nearby Rockland, Maine. This two-day festival features performances from the best blues musicians from around the nation. During the festival, you can also enjoy food, beverage, and craft vendors.  

3. Maine Celtic Celebration 

The annual Maine Celtic Celebration will take place on September 18, 2021. This festival takes place each year in Belfast, ME, about a 30-minute drive north of Camden. It’s a day-long celebration of Celtic culture, and highlights many of the most talented names in Celtic music.  

4. The Camden Opera House 

The Camden Opera House is one of our favorite places to visit in town. They’re now offering live, in-person performances, as well as live streams of the shows online for free for those who prefer to stay home. There is a wide variety of upcoming “Soundcheck” shows this summer, so be sure to check out the calendar of events to see who’s playing during your visit! 

5. Strand Theatre 

The Strand Theatre in nearby Rockland, ME, has a few upcoming outdoor concert series. From contemporary folk to American R&B, it’s a great place to enjoy a powerful live music performance.  

Reserve a Room at the Camden Maine Stay Inn 

Sun porch at Camden Maine Stay Inn Camden, ME

Now that you know about what live music in Maine has to offer, it’s time to start planning your trip. After you choose the concert you’d like to attend, reserve your room at the Camden Maine Stay Inn. Our Mid-Coast Maine bed and breakfast is just a short drive from the venues and festivals mentioned above. In addition to an easy commute to your show of choice, our B&B also offers modern amenities, daily breakfast, and a park-like garden 

Check our availability to start planning your trip to Mid-Coast Maine!