Kennebunkport is so fun in summer time, with festivals, happy hours, live music and entertainment on every corner. On any easy breezy night, you will hear a band playing at the Pilot House, sharing a mic at Kport Inn’s Burleigh – Local Dish, ensembles at The Nonantum’s 95 Ocean, or music at Old Vines Wine Bar and the Colony’s Marine Room.
Vinegar Hill is a fantastic event center and a beautiful rustic Wedding Venue too. Its one of the best venues for performances, Vinegar Hill Music Theatre – with it casual format, and a classic Maine music stage in the old Arundel Barn Playhouse. The name Vinegar Hill pays tribute to the history of this area in Arundel and the Smith Sister’s Farm. This revamped barn is a jazzier vision (pardon the music pun) of the historic barn that hosted summer plays for decades.
Have cocktails outside the barn before being ushered in to this unique Maine barn for a night of live intimate music, a dance party with friends, or a fun fundraiser. Past concerts here have spanned from rock to pop, jazz and blues, funk to punk, fiddles to one-hit-wonders from the 70s and 80s. Ticket for concerts and events typically range $40-75 a pop, and patrons can enjoy drinks on the outside courtyard lawn or go to pre-concert at a favorite Kennebunkport restaurant, a drink at Old Vines Wine Bar, or grab a bite in downtown Kennebunk.
Stay tuned for Vinegar Hill Music Theatres playlist for 2020 summer of performances:
If you long for summer theater in the traditional sense, Ogunquit Playhouse carries on its classic off-Broadway summer theatre as it has since 1933.
Ogunquit Playhouse 2020 productions include Dirty Dancing, Mr Holland’s Opus, Gershwin’s Crazy for you, Gloria Estefan Tribute- Get On Your Feet, and The War of the Roses. Ogunquit Playhouse is just 20-minutes south of Kennebunk on Route 1.
For late night music in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk, bands play at Burleigh at the Kennebunkport Inn, Old Vines Wine Bar, Pedro’s and the biker bar Bentley’s in Arundel.
Make a weekend of it, come for a Kennebunkport concert and stay Seaside on the beach in Kennebunk, by the river at Nonantum Resort, Breakwater Inn & Spa, or The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, or book a romantic room at the Captain Lord Mansion. See you in Maine this summer!
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