Maine State Pier 

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Directions

From North:

Take I-95 South
Merge onto I-295 South
Take exit 7 for U.S. 1 Alternate toward Franklin Street
Merge onto Franklin Street
The venue is located on Franklin Street & Commercial Street

From South:

Take I-95 North
Merge onto I-295 North
Take exit 7 for U.S. 1 Alternate toward Franklin Street
Turn right onto Franklin Street
The venue is located on Franklin Street & Commercial Street

VIP Parking

Gateway Garage - Portland
Entrance Address: 167 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
NOTE: Please take a parking ticket as you enter the garage and have it validated at the parking office on your way to the concert.

From North:
Take I-95 Southbound
Merge onto I-295 South
Take exit 7 for U.S. 1 Alternate toward Franklin Street
Continue on Franklin Street for .7 miles (approx. 6 lights)
Take a left on Fore Street
Go through 1 stop sign
Parking Garage will be on your left after crossing India St. 

From South:

Take I-95 Northbound
Merge onto I-295 North
Take exit 7 for U.S. 1 Alternate toward Franklin Street
Continue on Franklin Street for .7 miles (approx. 5 lights)
Take a left on Fore Street
Go through 1 stop sign
Parking Garage will be on your left after crossing India St. 

VIP Parking


Box Office Numbers
For information 207-358-9327
For Tickets 1-800-745-3000

Box Office Hours
The Box Office will open at 3pm on Show Days

Types of Payment Accepted
Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Cash

Will Call
Will Call opens at 3pm on show days. Purchasing Credit Card required to pick up tickets – Will Call is located at the Main Box Office located at the front of the venue.

Accessible Seating
For information on accessible seating, please call 207-358-9327.


The facility has a strict NO RE-ENTRY policy

If you are new to our Portland, Maine outdoor venue or even if you’re an avid concert-goer, remember you might not realize that there are some things you should leave in your vehicle and some things you should avoid bringing.

Please:

  • NO coolers
  • NO umbrellas (Ponchos available for $5 )
  • NO outside food & beverages
  • NO contraband
  • NO detachable lens cameras
  • NO cushions
  • NO video camcorders
  • NO selfie sticks
  • NO backpacks or oversized purses (All bags must be smaller than 8×5x2)
  • See more info on our NEW Clear Bag Policy Here
  • NO camping chairs or lawn chairs (non all day GA festivals)
(Also See Frequently Asked Questions)

Food and Beverage Policy

No food or beverages (including coffee and bottled water) may be brought into the Maine State Pier during events. This policy is strictly enforced. You may bring in an empty container for water as we have water fill stations at the venue.

Re-admittance

It is not possible to readmit guests once they have left the main gates.

Seating

Many of our events are reserved seating events. We ask that you sit in your assigned seat. For your convenience, we have ushers throughout the seating area that will be happy to seat you. 

Special Needs

We acknowledge the special needs and challenges of some of our guests. Guests requiring special needs should notify the box office of those needs when purchasing tickets. Our box office staff will make every effort to provide the best available seat appropriate for any specific need. We have a team dedicated to ensuring our guests with special needs can attend Maine State Pier events without worry and maximize their experience. Our special assistance team is available at all events and can assist guests to their seats upon request. We pride ourselves on making our events available to any guest who wants to attend. Please make requests through our EMS staff @ ([email protected]) for special services a minimum of two weeks prior to an event. Every effort will be made to accommodate requests made less than two weeks prior to an event, but accommodation cannot be guaranteed.

Smoking

Smoking is prohibited in the seated area of the venue, and in all outdoor areas or any portion thereof where food or drink is prepared, served or consumed on the premises. Our staff is committed to a safe entertainment experience and will enforce Maine’s Public Place Smoking Law (22 MRSA § 1550 et seq.) This policy is strictly enforced. Violation of this regulation is grounds for ejection. Furthermore, all exits are final and the Maine State Pier does not allow for smoking passes.

First Aid

The Maine State Pier is staffed with Maine licensed EMTs for all public events. Our staff is trained to manage medical emergencies, treat minor injuries and make appropriate decisions regarding activation of the 911 system. Guests should contact the nearest Maine State Pier employee to activate our medical staff.

Emergency Evacuation

In the unlikely event of an emergency, the Maine State Pier guests should follow the directions of the trained event staff and proceed to the closest exit in calm manor. Guests should check with the nearest event staff on arrival for the closest appropriate emergency exit.

Security

The Maine State Pier events staff is committed to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for our guests. Security measures are in place at all our events. The Maine State Pier may conduct pat down searches and bag checks at our public events. Prohibited Items will not be allowed inside the Maine State Pier. Guests will have the opportunity to secure prohibited items in their vehicle prior to admittance. The Maine State Pier reserves the right to eject any guest that violates other guest’s rights to a safe and enjoyable experience. Guest violating any laws will be referred to local law enforcement for prosecution.

Prohibited Items

The following is a list of items prohibited from the Maine State Pier.
  • Outside beverages including unopened bottles and cans
  • Coolers
  • Camping Chairs or Lawn Chairs
  • Cushions
  • Chains and spiked jewelry
  • Weapons
  • Laser Pointers
  • Illegal Substances
  • Animals ( service animals are allowed)
  • Beach balls and inflatables
  • Bullhorns and air horns
  • Fireworks
  • Backpacks
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Signs with sticks
  • Confetti and Silly String
Individual events may have additional prohibited items. Please refer to the specific event link for a complete list.

Lost and Found

The Maine State Pier is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Guests should contact the Portland Expo regarding lost and found items 207-874-8200.

Cameras/Video/Audio Equipment

Professional photography and video/audio equipment is generally not permitted at the Maine State Pier in order to comply with artist copyrights. Certain events allow limited use and guests are encouraged to check details on our event page on the day of the event for updates.

Alcohol

It is a violation of Maine’s liquor laws to bring alcoholic beverages inside the Maine State Pier. Our event staff is committed to enforcing the liquor laws and alcoholic beverages brought inside the building will be confiscated. Alcoholic beverages will be available through Maine State Pier concessions for certain events. All guests, regardless of age, will be asked to show ID when purchasing alcoholic beverages. The Maine State Pier staff reserves the right to deny admission and/or alcohol to anyone that is intoxicated or poses a hazard to public safety. Providing alcohol to minors, and possession of alcohol by minors is a violation of Maine’s liquor laws. Guests furnishing alcohol to minors and minors in possession of alcohol will be referred to local law enforcement for prosecution.


  • For alcoholic beverages we have:

    Bud Light - Shock Top - Goose Island IPA - Stella Cidre - Blue Point Toasted Lager - Geaghans - Bud Light Strawberita

    Food and beverages:

    Pineland Farm Burger
    Italian Sausage Sandwich
    Chicken Tenders
    Penobscot French Fries
    Fried Dough
    Assorted Pepsi products