Indie pop singer Ingrid Michaelson is the first scheduled act at the new outdoor concert venue on Thompson’s Point in Portland.

The managers of the State Theatre, who are booking acts for Thompson’s Point, announced Tuesday morning that Michaelson will perform June 28 at 5:30 p.m. The power pop band Jukebox The Ghost will be the opening act. Lauren Wayne, manager of the State Theatre, said she hopes to put on four to six shows at the 5,000-capacity site this summer. The capacity might be expanded in the future, Wayne said.

The site is on the Fore River off outer Congress Street and includes a renovated railroad shed as a concession area covering. It sits on a 30-acre parcel that is being redeveloped from industrial uses into a mix of commercial, residential and recreational uses. This is the first year the site will be holding a series of concerts.

Also Tuesday morning, Bangor-based Waterfront Concerts announced that the Tedeschi Trucks Band, an 11-piece blues rock band, will perform at the Maine State Pier off Commercial Street in Portland on July 24. Other bands on the bill include Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Doyle Bramhall II. It is the 13th concert to be announced for the Maine State Pier for this coming summer.

Last year, Waterfront Concerts held four shows on the pier. In most of the last decade, Portland has seen, at the most, three or four major outdoor concerts a summer. So far, at least 14 shows with national acts have been scheduled for Portland this summer, at both the Maine State Pier and Thompson’s Point.

Tickets for the Michaelson show are $30 to $35 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. For tickets and information go to There is no fixed seating. Wayne said people can bring blankets and low beach or camp chairs.

Tickets for the Tedeschi Trucks Band show are $35.75 to $89.75 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. For tickets and information go to There will be some portable seating for this show, and some general admission standing areas.

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