SUMMER IN THE PARK
Summer in the Park
July 4-September 3, 2023
It’s time to shine at our annual celebration of all things summer! Come out for our can’t-miss concert series, outdoor yoga classes, family movie nights, and a whole lot more – every day at L.L.Bean in Freeport.
This year’s Summer in the Park has ended. We hope you had fun, saw some great shows, and spent a ton of time outside. See you next summer!
FREE CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Grab a spot on the grass and spend an evening with this year’s lineup of acclaimed artists.
Guests are welcome to put out chairs starting at 6 a.m. No blankets on the lawn please.
Tuesday, July 4, at 7:30 p.m.
Formed in the California mountains, but originally hailing from Tulsa, OK, Wilderado’s signature brand of indie folk combines soaring vocals and rumbling guitars with a uniquely Americana sound. The second single, “Surefire,” off their eponymous debut album, is set to be the band’s breakout hit, with over 40 million streams and a Top 10 trajectory at Alternative Radio.
Saturday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe are Lucius. Since 2011, they’ve shared each other’s stories on stage, weaving them into inventive indie-pop anthems. Released in 2022, their third album, Second Nature, fuses funk and disco, with ‘80s new wave, and millennial club catharsis – all imbued with the intimate lyricism they’ve become known for.
Saturday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m.
For Thee Sacred Souls, the first time is often the charm: the band’s first club dates led to a record deal with the revered Daptone label. Now, the breakout San Diego trio is ready to deliver yet another landmark first with the release of their self-titled debut – a warm and textured record, mixing the easygoing grace of sweet ‘60s soul, with the grit and groove of early ‘70s R&B, and a truly infectious stage presence.
Saturday, August 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 and hasn’t missed a beat since. With her trademark confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades, garnering dozens of accolades, including multiple Grammy® Awards and even a victory in the “Best Song” category at the 2007 Academy® Awards.
Saturday, August 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Two of a generation's favorite singer-songwriters, Marc Cohn and Shawn Colvin, come together onstage for a special evening. Cohn, a Grammy® Award winner for his soulful ballad "Walking in Memphis," and Colvin, winner of the Grammy® Award's Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Sunny Came Home,” welcome fans into their decades long friendship for a night of songs and stories.
Saturday, August 26, at 7:30 p.m.
Rising to international acclaim with a distinct country-pop shimmer reminiscent of iconic predecessor Shania Twain, Canada-born and Nashville-based MacKenzie Porter’s sound knows no bounds. Making an introductory statement with her chart-dominating Dustin Lynch duet “Thinking 'Bout You,” Porter now returns with the lightning-like summer jam “Chasing Tornadoes,” teasing what's to come on her full-length Big Loud Records debut due later this year.
Saturday, September 2, at 7:30 p.m.
Scotty McCreery is one of country music’s brightest stars. His current album is Same Truck: The Deluxe Album, featuring "Damn Strait" and “It Matters to Her.” McCreery has achieved five consecutive No. 1 hits, won ACM and CMT Awards, and executive produced two Hallmark holiday movies based on his No. 1 hit “Five More Minutes." In 2011, the North Carolina native made history by becoming the first country artist and the youngest male artist of any genre to debut his first album (Clear as Day) at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
Special Summer Events
Saturday & Sunday, July 15-16 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
We’ll have the best gear on display, exciting raffles, expert advice from L.L.Bean and other top brands, and so much more to help you get outdoors.
Plus, don’t miss an exclusive screening of the 2023 Paddling Film Festival, each day at 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 22 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Home Store welcomes you in for a full day of summer entertaining inspiration, with demonstrations, food samples, and raffles from L.L.Bean and talented Maine makers.
Saturday & Sunday, August 19-20 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Join L.L.Bean in supporting shelter pets and programs. There’ll be plenty of pup-centric activities all weekend long, including high-flying DockDogs competing in long jump, high jump, and timed retrieval events.
Free Weekly Events in Discovery Park
There's something to do every single day!
Kids will have a blast at this fun and educational weekly event, where we’ll be toasting gooey s’mores, reading bird-themed stories, and making crafts related to what we learned.
Who’s the biggest brain in Maine? We’ll find out as we play trivia together in Discovery Park. Prizes will be given to our highest scorers.
We’ve invited some of the best hometown talent to take the stage in Discovery Park. Come out and support some of our favorite Maine musicians.
Guests are welcome to put out chairs at 5 p.m.
See full schedule and artist listings at top of page.
Exclusive film tour screenings and engaging live speakers covering a range of outdoor topics – from wild adventures and expeditions to local nature, environmental conservation, and more.