Maine – 50 States of Music


Music Industry Contribution to State GDP

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Jobs Supported

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Music Establishments

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Royalty Recipients





Although well above the Mason-Dixon line,

Maine has a long tradition of bluegrass and folk music, which is celebrated at annual music festivals including the American Folk Festival in Bangor, Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festivals in Litchfield, and the County Bluegrass Festival in Fort Fairfield. Maine also was home to jazz guitar great, Lenny Breau, the locally revered Rusic Overtones, and country music icon Dick Curless, whose song, "A Tombstone Every Mile," famously referred to a road in Northern Maine.


  • Jonathan Edwards
  • Patti Griffin
  • Rustic Overtones
  • Spose (Ryan Michael Peters)

    Music Venues & Festivals

    • All Roads Music festival
    • Bangor Arts Exchange
    • Big Babe’s Tavern
    • Blue
    • Chocolate Church Arts Center
    • Cross Insurance Arena
    • Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
    • Flask Lounge
    • Geno’s Rock Club
    • Launchpad
    • Morgan Hill Event Center
    • One Longfellow Square
    • Portland House of Music
    • Port City Music Hall
    • SPACE
    • St. Lawrence Arts
    • State Theatre
    • Stone Mountain Arts Center
    • Sun Tiki Studios
    • The Strand Theatre
    • The 1932 Criterion Theatre
    • Westbrook Performing Arts Center

    Music Schools

    • University of Maine
    • University of Southern Maine School of Music
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