The Cross Insurance Center in Bangor announced on Tuesday evening two new shows for its inaugural season — one for families, and one for country fans.

Country singers-songwriters Justin Moore, Randy Houser and Josh Thompson are set to take the Cross Center stage on Friday, March 7, 2014. Before that, however, perennial Bangor family favorite “Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend” will return for three shows, Oct. 4-6.

Justin Moore’s country tour will hit the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland the night after, on March 8, 2014. The Bangor concert will join one other musical performance already announced — classic rock band Chicago, which is set to play the Cross Center on Saturday, Nov. 2.

“The variety of shows that you’re seeing for this grand opening year is variety that you will see for years to come at the Cross Insurance Center,” said the venue’s general manager, Mike Dyer. “We will have something for everyone to enjoy and we look forward to announcing more in the coming weeks and months.”

The two shows announced this week join the recent announcement of the Broadway’s Best in Bangor Series, which will include the audio-visual spectacle Blue Man Group, set for Thursday, Oct. 10; the holiday favorite Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, set for Thursday, Dec. 5; the family-friendly “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” set for Monday, March 3, 2014; and the feel-good show based on the hit songs of ABBA, “Mamma Mia!” wrapping up the series on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

The Harlem Globetrotters are the first act at the Cross Center, set to hit the court on Sept. 20 and 21, while comedian puppeteer Jeff Dunham will perform Nov. 22. More performances are to be announced in the coming weeks.

For information, visit Tickets can be purchased online, Ticketmaster outlets or at the Cross Center box office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native and proud Bangorian, covering business, the arts, restaurants and the culture and history of the Bangor region.