PORTLAND, ME (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The State Theatre, a partnership of Alex Crothers and The Bowery Presents, announces the purchase of Port City Music Hall at 504 Congress Street in Portland, ME. The live music venue opened four years ago in the heart of the Portland Arts District and in that short time has played host to a myriad of incredible artists, including Grace Potter, Neko Case, They Might Be Giants, Dr. Dog and many more. The venue accommodates 529 people in a spacious room with hardwood floors, clean sightlines and full bar service. The new owners plan to host 120+ shows annually and will also be available for private events and parties. The music venue is the second endeavor for CroBo, LLC, which also operates the historic State Theatre at 609 Congress Street and produced the successful Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Festival with Mumford & Sons last August.
“Since 2009, Port City has contributed to the rich, thriving Portland music community and the State Theatre looks forward to continuing the legacy of the venue,” said Lauren Wayne, general manager of the State Theatre. “We are very excited to keep doing what we do best – bringing live music to our favorite city.” Wayne will also oversee Port City.
Due to a busy May and June schedule of previously confirmed State Theatre Presents shows in the room, Port City will continue to host events until July when the venue will be closed for two weeks so that some minor updates can be made to the room. “We'll have some fresh updates and improvements to reveal this summer once there's an opportunity to shut down for a few weeks,” Wayne said. “It’s important to us that we not disrupt or cancel any of the existing concerts on the schedule.”
“We look forward to the continued collaboration with the City of Portland, the downtown Arts District and our neighbors along Congress Street,” said Alex Crothers, one of the partners of CroBo. “Portland’s continuing progressive attitude toward the arts is well-known around the country and we're excited to play a small role here."
Upcoming Events At Port City Music Hall:
05/16 – Melissa Ferrick
05/18 – Andre Nickatina With Roach Gigz And Mumbls
05/24 – Ra Ra Riot With Magic Man
06/05 – Soul Rebels
06/06 – Orgone
06/07 – Calexico With Arc Iris
06/08 – The Mountain Goats
06/12 – T. Mills
06/13 – !!! With Sinkane
06/14 – Whale Oil With Darien Brahms, Lord Earth & Brzowski
06/15 – Zz Ward
06/18 – The Joy Formidable
06/28 – The Maine With A Rocket To The Moon, This Century And Brighten
07/21 – Xavier Rudd With Nahko And Medicine For The People
07/26 – Father John Misty
07/28 – Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
09/20 – Delta Rae –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers