State Theatre Portland
Information for Gentlemen of the Road Ticket Holders

Information for Gentlemen of the Road Ticket Holders

Fri, July 27, 2012 - Sun, August 5, 2012

4:28 pm

State Theatre

Portland, ME

This event is all ages

Information for Gentlemen of the Road Ticket Holders
Information for Gentlemen of the Road Ticket Holders
Joining us on August 4th for the Gentlemen of the Road Portland Stopover to celebrate the music, food and people of Portland, Maine? Here are some tips to help you through the day of merriment.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO PARKING ON FESTIVAL GROUNDS. Due to the high traffic volumes, street closures will prevent parking on Munjoy Hill. Please find parking in the public lots in the Downtown and Old Port districts.

Before walking, biking, busing or riding the rail to the festival grounds on the Eastern Promenade atop Portland’s regal Munjoy Hill, park your car in one of the many garages and lots around town, allowing you to explore our wonderful stopover location before making your way to the site. Garages are clearly marked throughout the town and all are within walking distance of the festival grounds. Visit for a list of all parking garages.

Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

What better way to take in Portland’s natural beauty than to walk to the festival? The concert site is just a quick and scenic mile jaunt from the historic Old Port, allowing you to look inside the hundreds of storefronts, interact with other festival-goers and experience everything Portland has to offer. Walking is truly the best way to get to the festival.

Portland gets high marks as a bike friendly city, so pedaling is an easy way to travel over to the festival grounds. Travel up Congress Street to take glimpse at the historic State Theatre building, City Hall and the Portland Observatory before arriving at our festival site. Prefer a more scenic route? Take the bike path along the waterfront and enjoy the beautiful ocean views and lush vegetation. Regardless of your route, you will be greeted by our Bicycle Valets provided by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine to safely store your one, two or three wheeled vehicle for the duration of the day. Don’t have your own Bicycle? Here is a place you could rent one right in town.

Narrow Gauge Railroad
Though some may choose to walk, bike, or take the bus to the site, others may choose to hop aboard Portland’s Narrow Gauge Railroad. Located at the mouth of Casco Bay, the Narrow Gauge Railroad will take you on a scenic ride along the waterfront directly to the festival grounds. This open air train will let you take in deep breaths of ocean air and feel the fresh Atlantic breeze against your face. Drop a donation, hop onto one of the historic train cars anytime from 1pm-7pm and ride the rail to an unforgettable day.

Need to rest your feet after walking around Portland’s Old Port? Catch a breath after your brunch at Becky’s Diner? Take a seat on one of Portland’s many public buses. The regular bus routes will be running during the festival and the Congress Street bus (route 1) will be stopping at the festival site. Check out: for more information on the bus routes and times.

Want someone else to pedal you up to the site? Call Maine Pedicab for a ride. Park in a garage downtown and get picked up in style in one of our pedicabs. Don't forget they work for tips only so it’s pay what you want! Call 207-430-7011 to get to the festival in style.
Is there anything for children at the festival?
Yes – there will be an area for kids and we will have activities such as arts and crafts, face painting, kids yoga and more!

What to Bring
A blanket for sitting
Empty, clear water bottle
-Valid State ID
Cash (though there will be ATMs on site)
Your friends and family

What to Leave at Home
Beach umbrellas or anything that could obstruct the view of others
Outside food & drink
Alcoholic beverages
Illegal or illicit substances of any kind
Bicycles inside the festival grounds-
Professional photo/audio/video equipment-
Laser pointers
A bad attitude

About the Festival

There will be no re-entry into the festival once you have had your Gentlemen of the Road Passport checked. Gates open at noon on August 4th and will stay open for the duration of the concert.

There will be plenty of food throughout the day. We have hand-picked some of the best food trucks and vendors in Maine to fulfill any craving. From barbeque to cupcakes- we have it all.

We are pleased to announce that Gritty McDuff’s and Shipyard are our two beer sponsors for the event. We will be serving this locally crafted beer throughout the day in the beer garden. The bars are CASH ONLY so come prepared. ATMs will be available on site.

We will be providing ATMs on site… just in case that first visit to the food truck wasn’t enough, or you need to get that extra t-shirt for a friend.

There is a strict no-smoking policy inside the festival grounds.

Handicapped Seating
Handicapped seating will be made available by request when you arrive at the festival grounds.

Emergency Vehicle Access
Though the festival site is a beautiful green field, emergency vehicles may need to have access to any part of the site. Please walk on sidewalks when possible and please let all official vehicles through.

It’s Hot
Even though our festival site is on the ocean, it’s still August in New England- it has the potential to be very hot. Prepare yourself. Wear a hat, breathable clothing, apply sunscreen. Be sure to check the weather before you travel to the Stopover site. Plan Ahead.

Stay Hydrated
We know it’s only one day but it’s one day outside in the sun in August. Drink water. Lots of water. Dehydration causes unhappiness and we don’t want that!

Enjoy Yourself!
This is potentially a once in a lifetime event, take advantage of everything Portland and the Stopover site have to offer. Savor every flavorful moment!
Venue Information:
State Theatre
609 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101