The owner of Thompson's Point unveils an ambitious plan for a multi-day music festival featuring an emphasis on craft beer and performing arts. 

Many music lovers in the State of Maine wait every year as major festivals across the country unveil their dates, their musical acts and the other unique things that make those festivals nationwide attractions. If Chris Thompson, owner of Thompson's Point, has his way, Portland will become one of those destinations soon.

According to the Bangor Daily News, Thompson has unveiled an ambitious plan to hold a multi-day music festival at Thompson's Point this coming March. The waterfront property has become popular in the past couple years for their outdoor concerts in the summer, but Thompson is hopeful that a music festival in the winter will open people's minds to Thompson's Point being a year-round destination.

He's named the impending music festival Sunaana, with a March 3rd and 4th date set for the event. It will be held indoors at the Brick South building at Thompson's Point, the latest advance in the rebuilding of the former industrial area. Thompson has enlisted Bissell Brothers and Circus Maine to help complete his vision, a festival that isn't just solely music, but instead focuses on food, beer and unique performances, which Circus Maine will be able to contribute to.

As far as what musical acts are planned? Well, short of any official announcements, it appears Sunaana will look to book artists and bands that are on the doorstep of being the next household name. Don't expect to see Aerosmith, Katy Perry or the Foo Fighters as a headliner but festival organizers are promising several acts with polished pedigree who will leave the masses happy.

Tickets and more information about the Festival can be found at If all goes well, Sunaana could become the annual music festival Portland has been missing. Stay tuned.

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