Food, music, more Sunday at 38th Old Port Festival in Portland

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PORTLAND — The 38th Old Port Festival will take place Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City Hall spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said a large portion of the Old Port will be closed to traffic.

Streets within, but not including, Temple, Congress, Pearl and Commercial street will be closed, she said.

The festival begins with a parade down Exchange Street featuring local mascots, music, dancers, giant puppets, stilt walkers and more.

Dozens of food vendors will be on hand, and live music will be featured on six outdoor stages from noon to 5 p.m.

Bull Feeney’s presents Irish music on Moulton Street; WCLZ presents local and regional acts at Fore and Silver streets; Maine Academy of Modern Music hosts a stage on Dana Street; WPOR 101.9 presents country music at Fore and Union streets; Coast 93.1 presents pop music at Middle and Pearl streets; and Q97.9 presents pop music at Middle and Temple streets.

Children’s entertainment (including music and activities) will be offered at Post Office Park, and amusement rides (including a train, pirate ship, fun house and balloon dart) will be offered on Federal Street. 

A trapeze swing will be on Newbury Street, and a rock wall and bungee trampoline will be set up on upper Market Street.

Also, more than 90 artists from throughout the state will display their crafts (clothing, fine art, prints, pottery, photography, jewelry and more) along Market Street.

For an interactive map of the festival area, including full band listings and parking areas, go to PortlandMaine.com and look under “Events.”

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On stage at the Old Port Festival

Bull Feeney’s Irish Music – Moulton Street:

Noon – Maine Public Safety Pipe and Drum Corps

12:30 – The Milliners

1:30 – The Napper Tandies

2:30 – The Squid Jiggers

3:30 – Maine Public Safety Pipe and Drum Corps

4:00 – The Pubcrawlers

WCLZ – Fore and Sliver Streets:

Noon – The Lucid

1:00 – Zach Jones

2:00 – Marie Moreshead

3:00 – Pete Kilpatrick Band

4:00 – The Alternate Routes

Maine Academy of Modern Music – Dana Street

12:00-12:15 Parenthesys (Metal)

12:15-12:30 Disgruntled Citizens (Indie Rock)

12:30-12:50 The KGT (Indie Rock)

12:50-1:10 Static (Alternative Rock)

1:10-1:30 Chrome (Hard Rock)

1:30-1:50 Average Suburban Housecats (Classic Alternafolkrock)

1:50-2:00 MAMM FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Chas Lester (Beatboxer)

2:00-2:30 The OxyMorons (Alternative Rock)

2:30-3:00 Shift (Classic Rock)

3:00-3:30 The Twisted Truth (Power Pop)

3:30-4:00 Beware of Pedestrians (Pop Punk)

4:00-4:30 Dusty Grooves (Rock/Jazz Fusion)

4:30-5:00 MAMM SLAM WINNERS: The Modest Proposal (Best High School Rock Band in Maine)

Q97.9 – Middle and Temple streets:

Tino Coury – Eleventh Records

iSquare – Interscope records

The Downtown Fiction – Atlantic Records

We The Kings – S Curve Records

Hot Chelle Rae – Jive Records

All Star Weekend – Hollywood records

The Coast 93.1 – Middle and Pearl streets:

Noon – Coast Morning Host Jon Armond

12:45 – Matt Hires

1:45 – Ryan Star

2:45 – Andy Grammer

3:45 – The Daylights

WPOR – Fore and Union streets:

Noon – The Eric Grant Band

1:15 – Average Jones recording artist Matt Stillwell

2:40 – Average Jones recording artists Ira Dean (formerly of Trick Pony)

4:00 – Capstone Music Group recording artist Glen Templeton

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