Guster Announces 3rd Annual ‘On The Ocean’ Weekend

April 17, 2019 BY Nettwerk

Guster has announced the dates for their third annual On The Ocean Weekend in Portland, Maine set for August 9th-11th. The last two editions of the summer gathering saw more than 5,000 Guster fans venture to the coastal New England city.

The main event will be taking place at Thompson’s Point on Saturday, August 10th and feature two sets from the band, including a 20th anniversary Lost And Gone Forever full album set. Guster will be joined at Thompson’s Point by Rubblebucket, Kat Wright, Tall Heights, and Portland’s Weakened Friends. Saturday will also include a Joe’s Place stage with performances from former Guster member Joe Pisapia, Spicy V’s Hot Sauce Contest (together with Vermont’s Butterfly Bakery), a lobster bake, food trucks, family games and more.

Saturday night’s festivities at Thompson’s Point will be capped off with an afterparty at Halo at the Pointfeaturing amazing internationally-acclaimed EDM supergroup PIPPI who will be making their first ever public appearance.

Guster will be kicking off the weekend with an intimate acoustic concert on Friday night at Portland’s First Parish and rounding out the weekend on Sunday with events across Portland including a Reverb service project, an island bike ride, and a storytellers event featuring Guster drummer Brian Rosenworcel. Rosenworcel has been documenting Guster’s touring exploits since 1999 in his road journal and this event will feature him sharing the stage with Guster fans in a Moth-like setting.

Following on the success of 2018’s Big Friendly Pale Ale, Guster will be teaming up with Maine-based brewery Mast Landing once again for a limited edition On The Ocean beer. The custom brew will launch on Friday, August 9th and be available throughout Portland all weekend.

Guster’s live shows channel their infectious positive energy into raucous performances that have fans singing along to songs old and new with unbridled enthusiasm, while always promising plenty of eclectic surprises, too. Recently, they shared a clip of children flooding the stage at last year’s fest. Watch here:

In addition to the festival news, Guster has also revealed summer tour dates in support of their new album Look Alive. They’ll play a number west coast shows in mid-July and then head east for shows in Milwaukee, Ann Arbor, Cleveland and more. The full touring route below. Tickets are on sale now.

Look Alive — Guster’s first new album in four years — was released earlier this year to widespread praise. NPR Music called it “sparkling” and Relix said it was “their greatest stylistic leap yet.”


5/26/19 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Festival

6/30/19 – Littleton, CO @ On Tap with KBCO Breckenridge Brewery w/ St. Paul & The Broken Bones

7/9/19 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf w/ KOLARS
7/10/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren w/ KOLARS
7/11/19 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay w/ KOLARS
7/12/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Ford Theatre w/ KOLARS
7/13/19 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s w/ KOLARS
7/14/19 – Napa, CA @ Uptown Theatre Napa w/ KOLARS
7/22/19 – Apple Valley, MN @ Weesner Family Amphitheater at Minnesota Zoo w/ Mikaela Davis
7/23/19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater w/ Mikaela Davis
7/25/19 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Sonic Lunch
7/26/19 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues w/ Mikaela Davis
7/27/19 – Jamestown, NY @ Reg Lenna Center for the Arts w/ Mikaela Davis
7/28/19 – Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Fest
7/30/19 – Dewey Beach, DE @ Bottle & Cork w/ Mikaela Davis
7/31/19 – Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater w/ Mikaela Davis
8/1/19 – Rocky Mount, VA @ Harvester Performance Center w/ Mikaela Davis
8/2/19 – Richmond, VA @ The National
8/3/19 – Accord, NY @ Arrowood Farm-Brewery
8/7/19 – Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest
8/8/19 – New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage w/ Rubblebucket

8/9/19 – Portland, ME @ First Parish Church // On The Ocean 2019

8/10/19 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point // On The Ocean 2019
8/11/19 – Portland, ME @ Sunday Funday Events // On The Ocean 2019