Opening night of the first Heart, Soul & Substance two-day music festival on House Island was beautiful, blustery and cool–in every sense of the word “cool.” How much more Maine can an event get than water taxis, a vibrant music community, all things lobster, and local beer, wine and spirits? There were a half-dozen musical acts each night, Sept. 1-2. Tickets included transportation back and forth (and, of course, incredible sunset views).
Jess Cary of South Portland, Andrea Harkins of Brunswick and Lauryn Smith of Portland.
Cody Mauch of South Portland with his fiance Emily Gall.
Shelley Swift and Sabrina Robinson, both of Portland.
Drink options--the Thompson's Point Trifecta: Bissell Brothers, Cellardoor Winery and Stroudwater Distillery.
Todd Stewart, Xochitl Ortiz Ross, Christopher and Rachel Ross and Bonnie Stewart.
Skosh was one of the bands on the lineup Friday night.
Everything lobster from Highroller Lobster Co. was a hit.
Logan Burns, who performed both nights.
Alina Inacio and Kendall Hanselman.
Musician Jon King played Friday.
Liz, Ella and Gregg Ferguson of Portland.
Sunset at the water taxi dock.
Samantha and Benjamin Lamos and Eli Dollott.
Alyssa DiPietro's lobster roll order was a forgone conclusion.
Jess and Steve Marzza of Portland.
Jeff Johnson of sponsor Stroudwater Distilling with Chris and Heather Gilbert and Steve Giroux, all of Portland.
Lindsay Rowe Scala and Joe Scala of Portland.
Paige Levasseur and Zach Childs of Oxford.
Zeke Callanan, baby Quinn, and Katie McAlaine.
Rachel Crowe of Gorham and Meghan Joyce of Portland.
A full moon over House Island.
Sarah Scola, Amber Hayes, Tanner Townsend and Grayson Hayes.
Headliners included the Mallett Brothers Band on Friday and Hannah Daman and the Martelle Sisters featuring the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra on Saturday.