One of the pre-pandemic things that many Mainers really took for granted was the amount of amazing country concerts that came to our state each summer.  Thanks to venues like Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, the Maine Savings Pavilion, the Cross Insurance Center, and the Cross Insurance Arena we generally saw about a dozen national country acts visiting Maine each year.  On top of that, many great shows came to Gillette Stadium, the TD Garden, and the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (AKA Meadowbrook).

As a result, we were never more than a few hours' drive away from a great concert!

As the vaccine rollout continues, and the world slowly returns to normal, we are starting to see some concerts scheduled in New England.  For example, it looks as though Luke Combs will still be performing at the TD Garden this December.

Now, we're hearing that Old Dominion will be visiting our region over the 4th of July weekend!

They'll be doing three shows at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, New Hampshire.  They'll be performing on Saturday, July 3rd, Sunday, July 4th, and Monday, July 5th.

As it does not appear we will be completely "out of the woods" by July, the concerts will be limited-capacity, socially distanced events.

Get more info about purchasing tickets HERE

According to Wikipedia, because four of the band's members are from (or have ties to) the State of Virginia, they took their name from a nickname for Virginia.  They are know for their songs "Snapback", "Break Up With Him",  "Hotel Key", and "One Man Band".

In 2020, their song "One Man Band" was nominated for multiple ACM awards including Single of The Year, Song of The Year, and Video of The Year.  They won for Song of The Year.  They also took home a 2020 CMA Award for Vocal Group of The Year.

Maine Bars & Restaurants W/ Patios & Decks

Who doesn't love enjoying a beer and a burger on a patio (or deck) on a warm summer night? Clearly, as we are still dealing with the pandemic, you may want to reach out to each of these establishments to make sure they have not made any temporary COVID-related changes to their business.

9 Maine Staycations Your Family Needs To Take

Since it looks like the summer of 2021 is going to be a little different - not quite as different as the summer of 2020, though - we've put together a list of great staycations you can take with your significant other or, in many cases, the entire family. This list was inspired by Only In Your State. Please keep in mind, due to current COVID-19 restrictions, some places may not be completely open. Let us know what your favorite places to visit in Maine are by messaging us through our app or on Facebook.