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Music with a Mission

In partnership with State Theatre and the Maine Music Alliance, Thompson’s Point is proud to present a weekly outdoor experience throughout November featuring live music streams of your favorite talent, fire pits for keeping cozy, delicious Nosh, and a full bar. The proceeds from reservations will be donated to the Maine Music Alliance (MEMA). MEMA is a team of Maine music professionals and performers working to increase awareness of Portland’s extraordinary live music venues and the tremendous impact their presence has on our local economy.

For those that have not been to Thompson’s Point before, this venue is outside, so warm clothing is highly recommended. All parties will be spaced six feet apart, and eventgoers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, pillows, or anything else that will help them comfortably enjoy the show.

For each of the shows listed below, doors will open at 7pm, and the show will begin an hour later. Tickets are only $10; however, if you want added warmth and ambiance, you can reserve fire pit seating. Each private fire pit costs $70 and can accommodate groups of up to six. If you happen to have a party of six, that means it’s only an additional $10 to guarantee yourself a warm night out.

Please be kind to yourself and others by staying home if you are feeling any cold or flu symptoms. Masks are required at Thompson’s Point until you are seated. Due to social distancing, groups are being limited to six people.

Nosh is the home of big gnarly sandwiches, local and all-natural meat and produce, house-cured meats, salami, artisan cheeses, cured fish, fresh veggies, and the best tasting fries around. All events in the Music with a Mission lineup will be catered by Nosh. Their menu is eclectic and diverse, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.

Friday, Nov. 6 – Jeff Beam
An avid Bernie Sanders support, many of Beam’s songs have graced the stage with the senator himself. Jeff Beam has been strumming at the crossroads of Portland, Maine’s fertile indie-rock, folk, and jazz scenes for years, and his new album is an inspiring and cathartic collection of songs that pleas for healing and change through civic engagement and artistic output.

Friday, Nov. 13 – MissFits
The Misfits are a punk band from New Jersey that formed in the 70s, broke up, got together again, and repeated the process throughout the 80s and 90s. The MissFits are an aptly named female cover band who will be performing all of your cult hit classics.

Friday, Nov. 20 – Save Maine Stages Fundraising Film Premier
This film will feature songs and words from the Ghost of Paul Revere, Lady Lamb, The Mallett Brothers Band, Weakened Friends, Rustic Overtones, Bell Systems, Kenya Hall, Oshima Brothers, and many other musicians who have felt the enormous negative impact of having Portland’s music venues still dark after being the first businesses to close in March. Also featured will be interviews with venue owners and operators and what they have been doing as they struggle through a pandemic while their venues remain closed.

Saturday, Nov. 21 – Save Maine Stages Fundraising Livestream
In efforts to keep the performing arts alive during these uncertain times, this event has been put together by the talented people at MEMA. This concert will feature performances by Brit Martin, Suzie Assam, Sydney, Viva, Hannah Harleen, and S6ef with DJ Graphic Melee. This event will be free, but donations are welcomed and appreciated.

Now Livestream: Saturday, Nov. 28 – Beatles Night with Spencer and the Walrus
The 18th annual Beatles Night at Thompson’s Point has been adjusted to lifestream to only. Tune in online to catch what Rolling Stone called a “mind-blowing” experience. As is loosely hinted in the band name, Spencer and the Walrus are a Beatles cover band with their own twist on the classic songs you love.

-Written by Stacy Oswald