Discovery Festival Sunaana Announces Set Times
Time flies! The second edition of Portland, Maine's newest, most exciting discovery event-food, music, beer, art-is only two and a half a weeks away. Sunaana takes place March 2-3 in Portland, ME at Brick South on Thompson's Point; today, it has unveiled the list of Maine breweries that will be available. One exciting note: beer served at Sunaana will be poured out of the Maine Beer Box, and in the VIP section, an exclusive run of brews will be served by a private staff.
Among this year's artist highlights are Philly band Bel Heir and Icelandic artist Ceasetone as well as-naturally-local, Maine-based artists including Jeremiah Freed and King Kyote. Ceasetone's place on the lineup comes from an inspiring trip that Sunaana's founders recently took to Iceland Airwaves-last year, Icelandic band Mammút (whose newest album Kinder Versions was released last summer via Bella Union) played one of Sunaana's most exciting sets.
Sunaana is also collaborating with the highly experienced and knowledgeable staff at Bissell Brothers Brewing to curate craft beer offerings from outside the state. The complete in-state lineup features names as nationally prominent as Allagash Brewing Company and as locally legendary as Rising Tide Brewing Company. Throughout the festival, attendees can enjoy food, music, beer, and art across the street from the Bissell Bros tap room in the newly restored Brick South venue on Thompson's Point. For 2018, the fest is also collaborating with other members of the community to bring Sunaana performances to a small number of additional sites nearby.
Bands will perform on both Friday night (doors 6pm) and Saturday afternoon and night (doors 3pm). Sunaana tickets are available now and can be purchased here; there will also be opportunities to enjoy food, beverage and music on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
Those who love beer, music, and culture in general won't want to miss Sunaana's second year; its first was acclaimed in Fodor's Travel and October. Now a two-day festival, the first year's successes, which exceeded even the highest expectations of its founders, will be repeated and expanded upon over twice as much time.