Mainebiz cites UMaine study in article on new Westbrook concert venue

Mainebiz cited a University of Maine study in an article on development of a new concert venue in Westbrook. Construction on Rock Row, a mixed-use development in Westbrook, is just beginning and will include Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row, a temporary 8,200-person capacity amphitheater set to open this summer. The venue, a collaboration between Waterfront Concerts and Waterstone Properties Group, will have an immediate impact of 100 full-time jobs and, if it becomes permanent, could add millions of dollars to the state economy, Mainebiz reported. A 2016 UMaine study found that events at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor that year generated about $24.9 million in economic output and $8.1 million in labor income for local workers. Waterfront Concerts plans to move its summer series from the Maine State Pier in Portland to the new pavilion, more than doubling the capacity and increasing economic activity.