moe. Gets Key to City in Portland


moe. Receiving The Key to the City - Presented by
Portland, ME Mayor Ed Suslovic by Tim Greenway
This past weekend the band moe. received the Key to the City from Portland, ME Mayor Ed Suslovic for their performance in support of homeless services agency Preble Street. The band was presented with the key during their Pier Revue set at the Maine State Pier.

Last month, moe. played a private show for students at Bradley Elementary in Utica, NY, which raised money for the school's music department. The band donated instruments and recording equipment with the help of their sponsors including D'Addario and Telefunken USA.

At moe.'s annual Labor Day Weekend festival moe.down, the band hosts a golf tournament for charity. This year the event will benefit The Samuel Stratton Veterans Hospital Hospice Unit in Albany, NY.

The band has donated nearly $300,000 to various charities in the last few years including Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

In other moe. news, The Ninth Annual moe.down will be held August 29, 30 and 31 at the Snow Ridge Ski area in Turin, NY. moe.down has become known as Upstate NY's most musically diverse festival. moe. will perform a total of six sets throughout the weekend. This year's lineup includes: moe., The Levon Helm Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Sparrow Quartet featuring Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck, and more.

Following moe.down the band will take the fall off to spend time with their families before hitting the road in 2009.

moe. is on tour now, dates available here.

[Published on: 7/25/08]

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Tpetty starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/25/2008 12:56PM
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Great guys, great music...The scene really is gonna be lacking when they take their time off this fall....

AZ~*Droo* starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/25/2008 01:07PM
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Great guys, great music...New years eve really is gonna be lacking when they take their time off this fall

Positive1 Fri 7/25/2008 01:08PM
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can't wait for moe.down, gotta LOVE MOE.

PunkJazz Fri 7/25/2008 01:17PM
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Whats worse, the homeless man who cant eat or the 70 year old lady working at McDonalds?

phishr82 starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/25/2008 01:23PM
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^^ that's a different can o' worms my man. some people work b/c they want to feel productive, you really have no idea. Homeless people have nothing, they need a hand. Kudos to moe. and all their work. Portland, Maine is a cool place

nathann Fri 7/25/2008 01:28PM
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good times that weekend in Portland. great people and solid tunes for two nights. not to mention the brew played sat night after moe. for 5 bucks. the councilman who came on stage w/ the mayor looked like chris farley. i was laughing my ass off. good times!

PunkJazz starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/25/2008 01:31PM
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That is an incredible amount of money moe. raised. Good work

philhitz Fri 7/25/2008 03:04PM
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$5 show w/ del mccoury band this wednesday -- how could you pass that up

O1Roggae starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/25/2008 05:02PM
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moe. deserves this, because I feel they never really receive recognition for what they have accomplished all those years. I think the break will help them by the way

DelrayChris Fri 7/25/2008 08:23PM
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these guys keep it real...come back to LANGERADO

ao1 Sat 7/26/2008 08:01AM
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Great guys....Havent seen em for a couple of years.....which sucks....the scene will definitely be missin em for their short break

FreshFlavor starstarstarstarstar Sat 7/26/2008 03:17PM
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I always sincerely appreciate what Moe. has done for music and the scene. These guys are class acts, incredible musicians, and just great people. They play their hearts out at every show they put down. Not to mention they gather some of the finest names in the scene in two incredible festivals every year. The Moe. will indeed be missed, but we will also be equally excited to receive them back when they feel the need to rock once more. Sometimes you don't realize how special a band is until they disappear for a while. No matter what they inevitably choose to do...they are definitely one of the best to ever grace the scene. Both as musicians and as role models. Congratulations fellas. Well deserved.

groovatronics Sat 7/26/2008 05:04PM
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300 G's?

damn, that is badass moe.

rainydaywomen420 starstarstarstarstar Sat 7/26/2008 08:57PM
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GIMME MOE! Thats awesome stuff man, moe. is the real deal. You never know what you got till its gone but i think them taking a break is a brilliant idea and needless to say its damn well deserved. i love a good moe. show. MOE DOWN is to be of epic proportions, i can smell it.

rowdiex starstarstar Mon 7/28/2008 09:55AM
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I think moe. is done for good, not just taking a "break". Very pessimistic and boy do I hope I am wrong, but my gut feeling is not good. See you at moe down 9!

timmyp starstarstarstarstar Tue 7/29/2008 08:01PM
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What great guys. I had no idea about their civic contributions. I can't make it to moe.down so they better crush it at dunegrass this weekend. Long live MOE. By the way, did anyone notice that Buckethead is getting the mainstage while they stick moe. in the "dance tent" at Dunegrass festival? For such a small fest I found this very odd. Oh well, I know I'll hold the tent to it's namesake.