Live Music, Outdoor Adventures, and Camping In Penobscot County, ME


If live music, outdoor adventures, and camping are your jam, Penobscot County, ME, is the place you want to be this summer. From classic country and bluegrass to nu-metal and hard rock, live music in Penobscot County offers something for everyone. If you’re more of a back-to-nature type, you can find endless hiking, golf, or canoeing adventures throughout the county. Whether you decide to visit for a weekend or a week, there’s plenty of unforgettable camping in Maine’s impressive Penobscot County.

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Where is Penobscot County?

Penobscot is one of 16 counties in east central Maine. It sits between the Penobscot River and Interstate 95 and has beautiful state parks, rivers, lakes, and 18-plus miles of stunning shore along Northern Bay and the Bagaduce River. 

Some notable cities and towns in Penobscot County include Bangor, Brewer, Old Town, Orono, Hampden, Milford, and Newport. Known for its outdoor adventures, live music, cultural festivals, and camping, this part of Maine is a must-see this summer.

Live Music in Newport, ME

Newport is one of many small towns in Penobscot County. Rolling hills, dense forests and the picturesque shores of Lake Sebasticook flank this quaint town. If you’re looking for an exciting evening of live music and good food, Somerset Pour House is just five minutes from Newport in Palmyra. Foggy’s Pub in the Fogg Brook Resort is another great option with exciting weekly events and live-music Saturdays

Pitch your tent and enjoy the campground’s summer-long themed weekends, including Christmas in July and the Testicle Festival, or tee-off in the Iron Wolf Challenge. For the best Trivia challenges and local craft beer, Outland Farm Brewery is only 10 minutes from Newport in downtown Pittsfield.

Live Music in Penobscot County

Bangor is full of live music venues and offers concerts all summer. If you enjoy hard rock and metal, Queen City Cinema Club has an open-mic night for musicians every Wednesday and regularly hosts bands like Kaonashi, Forked Tongue, Ratblood, and Serling (July 19). 

Check out Maine Savings Amphitheater in Waterfront Park’s summer lineup, including Kenny Chesney (Aug. 14) and Post Malone (Sept. 16). Bangor’s Penobscot Pour House also has live music every Friday and Saturday.

Camping in Penobscot County

Penobscot County has endless camping options. If you’re checking out the music scene in Bangor, Paul Bunyan Campground is only 4 miles away. It’s minutes from Speedway 95 stock car racing and Hollywood Casino. Wilderness Edge Campground in Millinocket is close to Baxter State Park and the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

For camping near Newport, Maine, Sebasticook Lake Campground offers cottages, tents, and RV sites along Sebasticook Lake. Stetson Shores Campground on Pleasant Lake is another good option, with activities like kayaking, fishing, canoeing, and swimming.

If you’re near Newport and looking for a reputable dispensary, Gram’s Five & Dime offers the best quality cannabis in the state. You can order online and pick up, or just drop by to see their deals.

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