The lineup has been announced and tickets put on sale for the fifth annual All Roads Music Festival, presented by Launchpad May 17 and 18. All Roads is a celebration of local and indie music talent that brings some of Maine's finest emerging musicians under one banner in a city known for its passionate support of the arts and locally grown creative talent.

Performances, panels, artist development sessions and special events will be held in multiple venues throughout downtown district. Thirty-plus bands and more than 150 Maine musicians from across the state will participate in this incredible event.

On Friday, May 17, the 2019 All Roads Festival will kick off at 8 p.m. with an opening party and special night of performances to celebrate the fest’s fifth anniversary at the American Legion Hall No. 43, 143 Church St. In addition to great live music, the evening offers an opportunity to network with music artists, music industry guests and other festivalgoers. A Friday Night Pass is $20 in advance, $25 day-of (passes at the door as space allows). Friday night admission is included in the VIP Pass.

Saturday, May 18, will include dozens of performances, panels and the popular Maine Songwriters Circle. Saturday Passes are $25 in advance, $30 day-of, and do not include the Festival Closing Party at Three Tides & Marshall Wharf Brewing Company (VIP Passholders get in free, others play $7 at door as space allows).

The two-day festival pass is $40 in advance, $45 festival day(s). The VIP Pass, which includes admission to all festival events including opening and closing parties, is $55 in advance, $65 festival day(s). There also is a youth pass of $10 for children younger than 10, available festival days only at the main box office. Available Saturday, as space allows, individual set “drop-in” tickets are $7 at the door.

All festival seating is general admission. All performances are first come, first serve, with Festival and VIP pass holders given priority access. Pass holders may enter music venues 20 minutes prior to set start, while individual performance tickets will be made available about 10 to 15 minutes prior to the show, as capacity allows.

Advance tickets are on sale via EventBrite. For a ticket link plus information about performers and all other things All Roads, visit For more information, email

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or