All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Monday, February 12, 2007

Who Played the Civic Center and When?

Can't remember when you saw Van Halen play in Portland? The Cumberland County Civic Center's website has a Who Played and When? section that lists every event the venue has hosted since 1977. The very first event: a ZZ Top concert on March 3, 1977. Elvis was booked to play two concerts at the Civic Center in August of 1977, but died the night before he was scheduled to fly to Portland.

Update: Link is now broken, but here's a cached copy from the Internet Archive.

Not everyone was happy about the new Civic Center. The town of Otisfield seceded from Cumberland to Oxford County in 1978 to avoid paying for it.


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