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L.L.Bean Kicks Off Its Summer Concert Series with Matt Nathanson

Thursday, July 4 at 7:30 p.m. in L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park

Open to the Public and FREE!

Freeport, Maine, June 20, 2013 – L.L.Bean’s Summer Concert Series kicks off on Thursday, July 4, with a performance by singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson. Nathanson, known for his unique blend of acoustic and electric guitar, is releasing a new album this summer on Vanguard Records, and his new single, “Mission Bells,” is currently in heavy rotation.  The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., in L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park, adjacent to the flagship store in Freeport, Maine. A traditional fireworks display by the Town of Freeport will follow Nathanson’s performance.

Families can spend the whole day in Freeport on the 4th, beginning at 7:30 a.m., with L.L.Bean’s 10K, followed by the Fun Run/Walk. The Town of Freeport parade will march down Main Street at 10 a.m., and the L.L.Bean campus will be visited by its popular Bootmobile from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. –  cameras encouraged!

The fun continues throughout the holiday weekend, and all summer long with concerts and activities for the whole family. Friday, July 5 is packed with kids’ entertainment throughout the day, including the Yo Yo People, Justin Roberts & The Not Ready for Naptime Players, and on July 6  at 7:30 p.m. there will be a concert by three talented Maine bands – Amy Allen, Endless Interstate and Pete Kilpatrick Band.

“Our customers and the local community look forward to the Summer Concert Series and all of our Summer in the Park events all year long," says Suzanne Deschenes, Retail Marketing Manager. "Whether someone is a music lover or looking for fun things to do in Freeport, there's something for every taste and all ages going on at our stores in Freeport all summer long."

Other concerts this summer include Diane Birch and North of Nashville and Lake Street Dive in July, and The Head and the Heart, Guster, Tristan Prettyman and Joshua Radin in August. All concerts start at 7:30 p.m. in L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park, are open to the public and free. (In the event of inclement weather, concerts may be cancelled.)

About L.L.Bean

L.L.Bean, Inc. is a leading multichannel merchant of quality outdoor gear and apparel. Founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean, the company began as a one-room operation selling a single product, the Maine Hunting Shoe. While its business has grown over the years, L.L.Bean still upholds the values of its founder, including his dedication to quality, customer service and a love of the outdoors. L.L.Bean products are rigorously tested, guaranteed to last and always shipped free. In the past five years, L.L.Bean has donated over $6 million toward conservation and land stewardship. The 200,000 sq. ft. L.L.Bean retail store campus in Freeport, ME, is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and welcomes more than 3 million visitors every year. L.L.Bean can be found worldwide at www.llbean.com, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram.

A privately held company, L.L.Bean does not publicly disclose financials.

Contact Information

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