Port City Music Hall
Guster On The Ocean

State Theatre presents

Guster On The Ocean

Maine Youth Rock Orchestra, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Spencer Albee

Sat, August 12, 2017

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Thompson’s Point

Portland, ME

$41 Advance / $46 Day of Show

This event is all ages

Full weekend info at ontheoceanfest.com

All Thompson's Point shows are RAIN OR SHINE. Everything you need to know about Thompson’s Point CLICK HERE

Thompson’s Point has limited on-site parking available (but it’s within walking & biking distance from downtown Portland!) CLICK HERE TO BUY PARKING

Buy tickets in person at the Port City Music Hall box office (504 Congress Street) Wednesday-Friday 10AM-5PM, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online right here. Thompson's Point box office will be open 3PM day of show.

Twenty-five years ago, a group of college students first performed onstage at Tufts University. In 2017, Guster is celebrating this 25th anniversary with a series of signature events and concerts. Following sold-out shows at the Beacon Theatre in New York City and a four-night run at Boston's Paradise Rock Club, the Guster 25 celebration moves to Portland, Maine in August, with a full weekend of activities, highlighted by an August 12 concert at Thompson's Point. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 5 at 10:00AM by calling 1-800-745-3000, in person at the Port City Music Hall Box Office Wednesdays - Fridays from 10am-5pm and online at www.statetheatreportland.com

Guster On The Ocean kicks off on Friday, August 11th aboard a ferry that will cruise around Portland's Casco Bay while Guster performs for 200 fans.

On Saturday, August 12th Guster will take to the stage at Thompson Point for a full show, supported by local Portland artists Ghost of Paul Revere and Spencer Albee. Following a tradition of sharing the stage with orchestras such as the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony and most recently, the Dallas Symphony, the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra will join Guster for a portion of their set.

The weekend concludes on Sunday, August 13th with a kayaking trip from the Portland waterfront to a secluded location on the Casco Bay where Guster will perform an intimate acoustic set.

"I am excited for Guster fans to play in my backyard (well, maybe not literally) of Portland. We've put together a weekend of activities that showcases what makes Portland in its prime of summer so ridiculously awesome," said Guster's Adam Gardner. "Thompson's Point is such a sweet location for a summertime show, right on the banks of the Fore River."

Tickets for the harbor cruise and the kayaking trip are very limited and will be available by lottery exclusively to individuals who purchase tickets to the Thompson's Point show by Friday June 30, 2017.

For fans wishing to travel from Boston to Portland for the show on Saturday night, the band has teamed up with AMTRAK to create the Guster Express, a private rail car filled with Guster Fans. A $84 ticket includes round trip passage on the Guster Express and a concert ticket. Tickets for the Guster Express also go on sale Wednesday May 3rd at 10:00 AM. Get tickets and more info at: www.downeasterpackages.com/gusterexpress
Guster On the Ocean Concert at Thompson's Point, Portland, ME

Dates: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: Gates at 5:00PM. Concert begins at 6:00PM.
All tickets are general admission and are just $40. Ages (children under the age of 3 are free)

Tickets to Guster On the Ocean Concert at Thompson's Point go on sale Friday, May 5 at 10:00AM and are available by calling 1-800-745-3000, in person at the Port City Music Hall Box Office Wednesdays - Fridays from 10am-5pm and online atwww.statetheatreportland.com

For more information about Guster on the Ocean visit www.ontheoceanfest.com
Maine Youth Rock Orchestra
Maine Youth Rock Orchestra
Maine Youth Rock Orchestra is an organization that provides orchestral string students ages 12-18 the opportunity to work along side and perform with Professional artists and musicians in an alternative setting, creating a positive environment for students to be creative and to explore their musical abilities.
The Ghost of Paul Revere
The Ghost of Paul Revere
“Mumford & Sons meet the Avett Brothers with a twist of bluegrass. Old Crow Medicine Show with three-part harmonies. The Band for millennials… The Maine-grown, foot-stompin’ holler-folk quartet create the type of music for which festivals are made.” - The Boston Globe

Born on the banks of the Saco River, brothers in all but name, the Ghost of Paul Revere is Maine's holler-folk band. A powerful, energetic, non-traditional American folk band that’s renowned for harmony fueled, heart-pounding performances full of songs with unique identities that remain undeniably the Ghost of Paul Revere.
Formed around childhood friends Max Davis, Sean McCarthy, and Griffin Sherry, joined by Matt Young on harmonica, the Ghost of Paul Revere played their first show together in 2011 at a tiny bar in Portland, Maine. Now, they play across the nation, bringing holler-folk into houses, bars, and music halls. They have shared the stage with the Avett Brothers, The Travelin’ McCourys, Brown Bird, Spirit Family Reunion, Darlingside, as well as members of Greensky Bluegrass, the Infamous Stringdusters, and Old Crow Medicine Show.

Their critically acclaimed, Billboard charting full length album Believe, as well as their two EPs North and Field Notes Vol. 1, have continually been the top selling local albums in Maine and New Hampshire for more than four years. The Ghost of Paul Revere has since sold out Port City Music Hall, Stone Mountain Arts Center, and the Strand Theater multiple times, won Best In Maine at the 2014 New England Music Awards, were an official showcase artist at Folk Alliance International 2015 and made their Newport Folk Festival debut in August 2015. They capped off 2015 with an electrifying headline performance on New Year's eve at Portland's State Theatre in front of 1,600 enraptured fans.

In 2016, amidst touring nationally, they returned to the studio to craft their second full length album, engineered by Jonathan Wyman at Halo Studios and mastered by Adam Ayan of Gateway Mastering. The album is expected to be released in early 2017.

"Robustly played, masterful amalgamation of bluegrass, folk, and gospel for the Millennial Generation... The Ghost of Paul Revere prove that superior roots music can come from anywhere." - No Depression

"Simply put, this band is one to see live... A gorgeous blend of bluegrass, folk and good old fashioned rock and roll... their performance takes on a boot-clacking brilliance that transforms each song into a full-on participatory event, sending an electric surge about the room that’s near impossible not to feel. Add to that a layered three part harmony coursing through each soulful song, and The Ghost of Paul Revere demonstrated they not only had the chops, but the heart to reach their audience and leave an undeniable impression as well. As the floorboards shook with each pounding stomp, one thing was certain: the band announced they had arrived, loud and clear." - Dispatch Magazine

"Simply put North is an album that shouldn't be missed. (It will) make even the most callous of individuals feel the unbridled joy of Holler-Folk." - Ear to the Ground Music

"A distinguished sound that only seasoned musicians can usually attain" - Portland Press Herald

"(The Ghost of Paul Revere) stole the show. I was so impressed with them. Their harmonies, stomping percussion, and vocal power were stellar... their songs progressed from mellow to powerhouse... their harmonies are superb and their songs have power." - whatbreesees.com
Spencer Albee
Spencer Albee
Spencer Albee is a Portland based and nationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer. Since 1995, he has toured internationally, signed multiple record and publishing deals and worked with artists ranging from David Bowie to De La Soul. Today he can be found finishing up his 20th studio album “Relentlessly yours,” touring in support of that record with his band (McCrae Hathaway, Andrew Hodgkins, Reneé Coolbrith, Blythe Armitage and Scott Mohler) and curating his annual “Beatles Night” at the historic State Theatre. Photo by Kari Herer.
Venue Information:
Thompson’s Point
1 Thompson's Point
Portland, ME, 04102