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Posted: June 20, 2014

Tom Petty is coming to Portland August 31! Tickets on sale June 27

It’s really happening. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will play the Cumberland County Civic Center on August 31.

Written by: Shannon Bryan
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Photo credit Mary Ellen Matthews

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Photo credit Mary Ellen Matthews

Just announced!

Perhaps all those renovation efforts are starting to pay off, as the Tom Petty show will certainly be the biggest act to appear there since the Cumberland County Civic Center revealed its new look in February.

The $34 million renovation isn’t the only change concertgoers will notice. The venue might be going by its new name by August: Cross Insurance Arena.

Bangor-based Cross Insurance bought the naming rights just this week. (But it might always remain “the Civic Center” in the hearts of folks who’ve been attending Portland Pirate games, Stars on Ice and concerts there for decades.)

And while we’re excited to welcome Tom and the Heartbreakers to Portland in August, there’s another show coming to the Civic Center next month that showcases well-known Maine musicians. The Maine Music Awards Hall of Fame Show includes performances by Don McLean, Howie Day, Ellis Paul and Dave Mallett, as well as special guests Devonsquare and Carol Noonan, all inductees to The Maine Music Hall of Fame.

Tickets for the July 12 show are $39 to $69 and are available at or

Read more: Well-known Maine musicians to perform at Portland’s civic center via Press Herald
Read more: Cross Insurance buys naming rights to civic center for $2.5 million via Press Herald

See who else is coming to town

Snoop Dogg, Dinosaur Jr., Hot Day at the Zoo, and Grandmaster Flash,
just to name a few.

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