Darling's Waterfront Pavilion

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Coordinates: 44°47′40″N 68°46′24″W / 44.79456°N 68.77323°W / 44.79456; -68.77323

Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
Former names Bangor Waterfront Pavilion (2010-13)
Address 1 Railroad St
Bangor, ME 04401
Location Waterfront Park
Owner City of Bangor
Operator Waterfront Concerts
Capacity up to 15,000
Construction
Opened July 27, 2010 (2010-07-27)
Renovated 2013
Construction cost $1.4 million
Architect Shadley Associates
General contractor Gardner Construction

The Darling's Waterfront Pavilion (originally known as the Bangor Waterfront Pavilion) is an open-air amphitheater located within the Waterfront Park in Bangor, Maine. The venue is a temporary structure built alongside the Penobscot River. The venue typically operates from July until October.

It is home to the Waterfront Concert Series, KahBang Music and Art Festival and American Folk Festival.

About[edit]

The amphitheater opened July 27, 2010 with a concert by Celtic Woman.[1] Owned by the city of Bangor[2], the venue can house up to 15,000 spectators depending on configuration. In 2012, a proposal was submitted to the City Council to make the amphitheater a permanent venue.[3] The council voted to keep the venue but declined its transition to a permanent stage.[4] Renovation were made in 2013 to maintain the grounds, adhere to noise ordinances and expand the venue from 8,000 to 15,000.[5]

A University of Maine study in 2013 showed that the economic impact of the Waterfront Concert series totaled more than $30 million since 2010.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Neffand, Andrew; Russell, Eric (July 27, 2010). "Celtic Woman to kick off concert series". Bangor Daily News. Bangor Publishing Company. Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  2. ^ McCrea, Nick (March 26, 2013). "Bangor Council moves forward on Hope House expansion, backs bid to extend Waterfront Concerts agreement to 2021". Bangor Daily News. Bangor Publishing Company. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ Neff, Andrew (June 20, 2012). "Waterfront development in high gear with Concerts stage repositioning, park work". Bangor Daily News. Bangor Publishing Company. Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  4. ^ Neff, Andrew (December 7, 2011). "Bangor approves deal to keep Waterfront Concerts". Bangor Daily News. Bangor Publishing Company. Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  5. ^ Ricker, Nok-Noi (July 31, 2013). "Bangor to put down stone at Waterfront Concerts venue after odor problems". Bangor Daily News. Bangor Publishing Company. Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  6. ^ McCrea, Nick (January 14, 2013). "Waterfront Concerts pumps 30 million into Bangor economy, UMaine study finds". Bangor Daily News.