The lyrics “Thunder only happens when it’s raining” may come to life this evening!

It is a bittersweet day here in Bangor, after an incredible summer of concerts on the Waterfront at the Maine Savings Amphitheatre, but they saved one of the best for last.

Rock icon, Stevie Nicks hits the stage tonight, and there are a few helpful hints you might want to be aware of before you head to the venue.

This is a rain or shine show!

Unfortunately, the forecast is looking just so so at the moment. Here is what Todd Simcox is forecasting:

Today-Rain, could be heavy at times with a chance of a thunderstorm, before it tapers off late afternoon. Highs in the mid-60’s

Tonight-Showers will end early, then partly cloudy skies. Lows in the 40’s with some wind

He does think however that things should be tolerable by showtime!

When so many people gather in one spot at the same time, it can be very confusing! This handy video will show you where you need to go when you get there

Here are some of the basics to know:


Fans arriving must have bags that are in compliance with their clear bag policy. Bags that are not in compliance will not be stored and must be returned to your vehicle. Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”. Small clutch bags, not to exceed 8” x 5” x 2”, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the Maine Savings Amphitheatre.


Binoculars, or a phone or camera, can be carried into the venue so long as it is not in its own bag.


They are allowed if you toss them over a shoulder or arm.


They may be carried in a clear bag. Each member of a family, including children, is allowed to carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse into the venue.


Smoking is a no-no inside of Maine Savings Amphitheatre. The staff will enforce "Maine’s Public Place Smoking Law" If violated, you will be ejected from the concert. Also, no heading outside of the venue to light up, because all exits are final, and you will not be able to re-enter


There are two ramps located inside Maine Savings Amphitheatre: one adjacent to the left-field side of the lawn section near Main Street and one adjacent to the main gate near handicap parking on Front Street. Both ramps are wheelchair accessible.


Adult beverages are available for purchase. Naturally, you are required to show a photo ID to grab a cold one. Also, you cannot bring in alcoholic beverages from outside of the premises, or food for that matter. If you just happen to have a drink in your hand when the show is over, that stays inside the venue. All concert staff is trained in serving you responsibly.


Our furry four-legged friends have to stay at home during all shows, the exception being guide dogs.

Dress Code

There is no official dress code at concerts, but they do ask that you use good judgment in your attire

First Aid

EMTs are present at every event in case of medical emergencies.

Flash Photography

This is a big no-no at Waterfront Concerts. I'm guessing that Stevie doesn't want flashbulbs blinding her from the stage. It's inconvenient for everyone else too.

Pat-Down Search

At all events at Maine Savings Amphitheatre, reserve the right to conduct a pat-down search. If this is the case, it will be done by an employee of your gender.

Cash Transactions

This is a new one this year, All sales inside the venue will no longer accept cash as payment. This includes ALL sales, so if you want a beer or something to eat, you have to use a card.

If this bums you out, there is an alternative. Now that they are making long-awaited adjustments to the facility, there is a location inside where you can convert cash into a card to use inside the venue.

Enjoy the show tonight and stay dry!

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