A List of Every Concert at the Portland, Maine, Expo
You might not think of the Portland Expo as one of Portland's best concert spots. So you may be a bit surprised when you see who's on this list of Expo concerts. Queen, Bob Seger, INXS, The Clash, Snoop Dogg, The Beach Boys, and Jethro Tull have all played the Expo!
The Portland Exposition Building, officially the James A. Banks Sr. Exposition Building (but known to most as "The Expo"), opened in 1915. It's the second-oldest arena in continuous operation in the USA, which makes it pretty historic. We've all been to the Expo for a middle school track meet, car show, beer festival, or Red Claws game over the years, but the Expo has seen some pretty amazing events featuring historical figures and some epic concerts!
When you look at our list, it's interesting that you will see big gaps of time in between concerts. Definitely quality of quantity! If you see that we have missed a show, please let us know, and we will add it. Wikipedia mentions that Janis Joplin, James Brown, and Dolly Parton all played the Expo, but we can't find evidence.
THE LIST OF ALL CONCERTS AT THE PORTLAND EXPO
October Thousand Foot Krutch
October-Trey Anastasio Band
September- Little Feat
June-Black Sabbath-Kingdom Come-Silent Rage
September-Billy Squier-Ratt-Mama’s Boys
April-Queen and Mott The Hoople
August-Mott The Hoople
May-Martha Reeves and the Vandellas with Sha Na Na
September-The Bob Seger System
July-The Beach Boys (First East Coast Concert)
Queen at the Expo:
Bob Seger at the Expo