State Theatre Portland Opens Tonight

October 15th, 2010
(Photo: Sophie Dougher)

(Photo: Sophie Dougher)

Tonight in Portland, Maine, music returns when State Theatre Portland has its grand reopening. The 81-year old venue has undergone extensive renovations—to the stage, lighting and sound systems, and seating and bar areas. The place looks great. Although it’s not just about how it looks, but also how it sounds. And what’s a party without some great music? In advance of playing five albums and five shows at Terminal 5 next week, My Morning Jacket plays a sold-out show tonight. That in itself would be a fantastic opening weekend, but in this case it’s just a great start because moe. plays tomorrow night and then on Sunday anyone is welcome to come to an open house. There will be a host of local bands, plus the day will serve as the launch event and membership drive for the nonprofit organization Portland Music Foundation, which aims to educate and inspire musicians and music professionals throughout the Portland area and help the entire local music industry grow and prosper. It’s a happy Friday indeed.