Bangor City Council Promises To Decide Whether To Issue 2012 Waterfront Concert Permits By 2013

BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Waterfront could be a lot quieter this spring and summer. An expected vote by the full Bangor City Council on the authorization of a 2012 agreement between Bangor and Waterfront Concerts was tabled Monday night following a concerts workshop, at least temporarily placing a third season of concerts in jeopardy. “If Bangor doesn’t want us, we’ll leave,” said Orono native and Waterfront Concerts promoter Alex Gray. “I’ve already heard from half a dozen municipalities in Maine that want the same thing Bangor already has and are prepared to have serious talks about us relocating.” Councilors Cary Weston and Charlie Longo both were quick to emphasize that the delay does not mean a contract won’t be approved. (read more at the Bangor Daily News)