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Portland's legacy as Maine's largest port city is perhaps no more evident than in its live music scene. Throughout this metropolis, you can hear and enjoy the many international influences apparent within Portland's music community. Along with acoustic and blues – which have long been popular among locals – you can revel in Reggae, Ska, Jazz, Folk, Indie, Punk and any number of musical traditions brought by immigrants and newcomers alike. The level of musicianship is also worthy of note - Portland has one of the largest populations of talented, hard working musical performers to be found anywhere in New England or beyond. Many of these ace artists are attracted by the wealth of small, intimate venues for presenting their craft. Visitors and residents alike appreciate the many opportunities to get up close and personal when listening to local groups and solo musicians alike in the many pubs and clubs throughout the city. So if it is premier musical performances in intimate venues that you are seeking, then Portland is the place to be for music lovers everywhere!