BREWER, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Barenaked Ladies, Guster and Ben Folds were in town Sunday night drawing a large crowd to the Bangor waterfront. Each time there's a concert or event on the Pavillion, it brings in people ready to spend money - and businesses in the area are happy to have them.
Bangor's waterfront concert series draws thousands of people into town on event nights, and area businesses are feeling the impact.
"We knew that we had to do something to try and break up the amount of people in the restaurant and to be able to handle the amount of people this whole lawn series idea was a way to kind of move people from off of the deck who are here specifically for the concert," said Schooner's General Manager Mason Tripp.
The result was Schooner's Seafood and Steakhouse's lawn series.
"The view, you can't beat the view the people are great they travel in from all these different areas you get to hear the stories of how long they've been following them," said employee Tyson Barron.
A combination that keeps the customers happy.
It's just like being at the concert it's really great. I like being close to the water its great i mean this is fantastic being outside its better than being out in the back yard cooking," said Lonnie ElHajj, a resident of Brewer.
And with the stage facing in a new direction this year, Schooner's is benefitting.
"All the sound carries right over the water and you can hear it crystal clear and its actually made this whole idea a whole lot more feasible," said Tripp.
Creating an atmosphere that they say couldn't get much better.