Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cumberland County Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland, ME

Built in 1977, at a cost of $8 million.
Those who pay to sponsor seats at the Civic Center can have their name engraved on their seats or dedicate the seat to someone they know.
The inside consists of one deck rising 24 rows, 14 seats across at its widest, and 30 separated sections around. The arena floor features 34,500 square feet (3,210 m2) of space, making it useful for trade shows and conventions in addition to sports and concerts.

The arena's official name is the George I. Lewis Auditorium at Cumberland County Civic Center. The press box is named for sportscasting legend, the late Frank Fixaris.
ZZ Top was the very first act to play the Civic Center, when it opened on March 3, 1977.

Seating capacity 9000

Jerry performed here on
5/13/79 Grateful Dead
5/11/80 Grateful Dead
9/17/82 Grateful Dead
10/18/83 Grateful Dead
3/31/85 Grateful Dead
4/1/85 Grateful Dead
3/27/86 Grateful Dead
3/28/86 Grateful Dead

1.)^Griffin, Mary (April 25, 2002). "Civic Center Opens In 1977 And Has Never Looked Bad". Bangor Daily News.


  1. 11/9/93...the last time I ever saw Jerry play. Glad it was a great show!

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