Whoever described Portland’s first Sunaana as a “Winter Festival” must have known we’d have one more bone-chilling weekend, perfect for bundling up for a full day of live music and beer with friends. In Greenlandic, “Sunaana” means “What is it?” Likewise, the spirit of this festival is about discovery: new bands you haven’t heard, new craft beers you haven’t tried, and new food combinations (lobster roll grilled cheese!). About 1,000 people turned out for the first-year festival at Thompson’s Point, which organizers anticipate bringing back next year.
MacGreagor Stevenson and Charlotte Harvey.
Local acts included Hannah Damon & the Martelle Sisters.
Tessa Mayberry and Brian Mackrel of Allagash Brewing with Jeff Thibodeau, Scott Hannigan and Amanda Sebastiao.
Jordan Azinger, Zach Tomasoski and Corey Tremblay sharing a laugh.
Gabrielle Fitser, Sarah Hoops and Coral Torelli, all of Westbrook.
Justin Levesque and Simba Pasi, both of Portland.
Rita Ramsay of Portland, Susan Southwick of Lewiston and Susan DeLong of Portland.
Tom Cadrin, Cody and Devon Mauch and Kevin Oates.
Fort Gorgeous the band is based in Brooklyn, New York, despite Fort Gorgeous the Fort being here in Casco Bay. Portland claimed the band as well as the Fort for the day.
Tara Thomas of Bangor and Jordan LaBouff of Bangor with Chris Scheper and Jennifer Biermann of New York.
The musical duo The Very Reverend: Justin Chamberlain and Brendon Bouchard.
Devin Temple and Kaila Moore, both of Portland.
Herb Coolidge of Poland Spring and Joan Lore of Windham.
Leah Wallof, Kate McDonald representing sponsor Eimskip, and Jaime Richards.
The Taylor family of Standish.
Cassie Beliveau and Erica Ouellette, both of South Portland.