This afternoon Guster announced “Guster On The Ocean”, a weekend-long series of shows that includes an intimate performance on a ferry around Casco Bay (August 11), a headlining gig at Thompson’s Point (August 12), and a secret show in a secluded location that fans have to kayak to in order to take party (August 13).
“I am excited for Guster fans to play in my backyard (well, maybe not literally) of Portland,” says Guster’s Adam Gardner in a press release. “We’ve put together a weekend of activities that showcases what makes Portland in its prime of summer so ridiculously awesome. Thompson’s Point is such a sweet location for a summertime show, right on the banks of the Fore River.”
Tickets to the Thompson’s Point show, which also features a collaboration with the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra, go on sale this Friday, May 5. Those who want to cruise and kayak with Guster can get tickets this way: “Tickets for the harbor cruise and the kayaking trip are very limited and will be available by lottery exclusively to individuals who purchase tickets to the Thompson’s Point show by Friday June 30.”
For those in Boston who want to head north, fear not: Guster has teamed with AMTRAK to launch the Guster Express, a private rail car designated solely for fans of the band. Round-trip tickets are $84 and include a concert ticket to the Thompson’s Point show.