This year’s Fourth of July celebration on the Eastern Promenade will be different from all the others have gone before 2020.
There will be an online virtual concert the Fourth of July weekend on the Eastern Promenade which will eliminate the huge crowds that normally converge on the east end to celebrate our nation’s birth. The crowds that usually gather would be in far excess of the numbers permitted by Governor Janet Mills restrictions according to an article in MaineBiz released today.
The virtual event will benefit two non-profits fighting hunger in the state. One is Good Shepherd Food Bank and Full Plates Full Potential. Called “Summerfest Maine: Ending Hunger at Home,” will let Mainers enjoy music by the Portland Symphony Orchestra and other artists. Viewers will be able to stream the performers from a variety of media sources over a 24-hour period on the Fourth weekend.
In lieu of tickets, Shamrock is urging people to donate online at Good Shepard Food Bank and Full Plates Full Potential. Good Shepard Food Bank, headquartered in Auburn is Maine’s largest hunger relief program. Full Plates Full Potential is a statewide coalition of community leaders working to end childhood hunger in Maine.
Shamrock Sports & Entertainment is organizing the event.