, 2022-07-12 12:26:01,
Thanks to the great folks at the Old Orchard Beach Recreation Department, concerts are BACK at the Ballpark! The “Rock the Park” Concert series started last Thursday with Motor Booty Affair. The weather was great and the crowd was big! These shows are cheap, family (and dog) friendly, with good food and beer available. Sounds perfect to us!
The shows run each Thursday. Here’s the schedule of bands:
July 14 – The Masterstroke Queen Experience
July 21 – Girls Just want to Have Fun (80’s Band)
July 28 – Wavelength Band
August 4 – Mojo Slim
August 11 – Classic Rock Orchestra
August 18 – Tom Petty Tribute Band
August 25 – The No Shoes Nation: Kenny Chesney Tribute Band
Tickets are $5.00 for Adults 12 & under are free. You can bring your dog, as long as they are on a leash. You can’t bring food or drink in but they will have the grill fired up and lots of beer, wine, and cider available.
The Ballpark in OOB has seen a LOT of live music over the years. We are so glad that concerts are back!
It’s great to have live music back at the Ballpark! Do you remember all the awesome summer concerts that happened at The Ballpark in OOB? Between 1986 and 1997 there were 75 concerts. Big names too! AC/DC, Cher, Aerosmith, Whitney Houston, Van Halen, Fleetwood Mac, and many others. Even though the noise drove the town crazy, the shows at the Ballpark- called SEAPAC, and later the Maine Entertainment Center- were some of the biggest shows Maine has ever had. It’s a big part of Maine’s musical history. We’ve compiled a list of every show and hope it brings back good musical memories for you!
SHOWS AT THE BALLPARK IN OLD ORCHARD BEACH
August 21, 1997-311
July 22, 1997- Santana
June 30, 1997-Aerosmith and Johnny Lang
June 20, 1997 -Cheap Trick and ZZ Top
Aug 22, 1996- HORDE Festival with Blues Traveler/Lenny Kravitz/Rusted Root
Aug 19, 1996 -Hootie and the Blowfish
July 20, 1996- James Taylor
July 8, 1996 -FURTHER Festival with John Wesley Harding/Mickey Hart/Bruce Hornsby/Hot Tuna/Los Lobos/Ratdog
August 10, 1995 -HORDE Festival with Black Crowes/Blues Traveler/G. Love/God Street Wine/Ziggy Marley
August 6, 1995 -Van Halen and Our Lady Peace
August 25, 1994-Michael Bolton
August 22, 1994- Aerosmith and Collective Soul
August 19, 1994-Allman Brothers/Blues Traveler/Sheryl Crow/Traffic
August 6, 1994-John Mellencamp
July 23, 1994-Peter Frampton and Robin Trower
July 16, 1994-Steve Miller Band
July 15, 1994-Spin Doctors/Cracker/Gin…
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