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Join us for food and drinks before the show in our outdoor garden starting at 6pm!

The night’s food truck is Sook Thai Mobile Kitchen! 

 

Higher Ground, a Tribute to Stevie Wonder, a benefit for Sweetser, features sixteen of Portland’s most accomplished musicians, performing 21 of Stevie Wonder’s songs. The musicians hail from stellar Maine bands and collectives such as BOBA FUNK, DJ vs Rapper, Papa Tim and the Whisky Throttle Band, Wake Up Mama, Ragtime Rebellion, Jason Spooner Band, Bad Combo, El Malo, Jumpin’ Willy’s, Biddo Honeys and the XYZ Factor.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit youth mental health programs for children and their families across the state.

The incredible Stevie Wonder, had his first hit record at the age of 13, has gone on to have over 30 top ten hits and has won 25 Grammys. He has sold more than 10 million records and songs like Sir Duke, Superstition, You are the Sunshine of My Life and many others are iconic treasures in the American songbook. Stevie has been a champion of black rights and ran a very successful campaign in the early 80’s to have Dr Martin Luther King’s birthday celebrated as a national holiday.

Show produced by Marc Kaplan whose previous productions included sold out tributes to Tom Petty, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, the Allman Brother Band and Chicago.

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