PORTLAND (CelebrityAccess) — The rock band Shinedown has been announced as the first act to perform at the Maine Savings Pavilion when they take the stage at the temporary venue on June 29th.
According to the Portland Press-Herald, the 8,200-capacity venue is located on a commercial and residential development that is now under construction. The venue will have a temporary stage and seating for this year as the property’s developer and concert promoter Waterfront Concerts evaluate the location for a permanent performance space.
In addition to the potential for a concert hall, the development will also feature a supermarket, a brewery and food hall, a movie theater, and other retailers, as well as medical, offices, and more than 750 residential units, the Press-Herald reported.
Earlier this year, Waterfront Concerts announced that if the venue was approved, they planned to relocate the concert series staged at Maine State Pier in Portland to the new venue.
In 2017, Waterfront proposed 10-year contract to stage concerts on the pier, but the City of Portland passed, noting that it was exploring permanent development options that did not include concerts for the pier.