Bangor receives roughly $175K from waterfront summer concert series

Summer concert series ends on successful note

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Darling's Waterfront Pavilion has wrapped up its 2016 summer concerts series, the city is receiving an estimated $175,000 from the venue, which is roughly $75,000 more than last year.

Bangor City Manager Cathy Conlow and the waterfront's venue operator Alex Gray feels that this was the most successful year yet for the concerts. There were also fewer noise complaints and only two shows that went past curfew.

"You know, they seem to have found whatever that formula is," Conlow said. "I think they have had a pretty successful year up here, and we've seen some things that we didn't before. People have certainly been talking about it."

This year's lineup had a lot of country artists. Gray said they are hoping to add more variety next year.

"By far, this was our biggest year yet — from the number of shows to paid attendants and people through the gate — so it was terrific," Gray said. "I suspect that anything we do [in the future] will have a very strategic and comprehensive plan built around it, to be able to service everybody and all of the groups that are involved".

The city plans to continue working with the venue next year to make the fan experience even better. They are also planning to put in permanent bathrooms on the waterfront. They would be for the entire area, not just the concert venue.

Copyright 2016 WLBZ


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