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Local Portland, ME Music Scene
In the center of town is the Arts District, which along with Portland Harbor, attracts tourists. Portland was one of the least hurt cities by the recession that began in 2008 and had lower unemployment than the national average. In the 2010 Census the metropolitan area had a population of over 516,000. The main campuses are University of New England, Maine College of Art and University of Southern Maine. The local scene is covered by The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, The Portland Daily Sun and The Portland Phoenix. The history of the Portland music scene has not included a long list of acts who have become nationally known.
Portland Music Acts
A Different View * See What Sticks * Freerider * Jacks and Aces * Sumner McKane * Ottomatic * Illijah * Paranoid Social Club * Alabaster Smeed * J.G. Michael *
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