Atmosphere returns to the State Theatre tonight with Brother Ali, Dem Atlas, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word


Here we are making our way through the halfway point of another fun-filled week! I don’t know about you guys, but I am totally ready to hurdle the hump and make way for the freakin’ weekend. If you’re looking to get a little weird this Wednesday here are some places to do just that including shows such as Built To Last at Portland House of Music, another Acoustic Punk Night at Flask Lounge, Calen Perkins at Gather, Paddy Keenan with Owen Marshall at Blue, Never Been To Tennessee at Lenny’s at Hawkes Plaza and much more!


Roots rocker Travis James Humphrey returns to Champions tonight for another free solo set starting up at 10 o’clock.


Bluegrass duo Darlin’ Corey will be performing at Frontier this evening as part of the venue’s Live in the Lounge Wednesday night music series. Starting at 7:30 you can stop in and check out the pair’s delightful blend of vocal harmonies, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and guitars that are used to make up some truly unique bluegrass, old timey and folk sounds. This show is all ages and free so be sure to make some plans to check it out.


The Working Dead are bringing some grooves to Portland House of Music for another Happy Hour jam sesh.  This trio of talented local musicians will be serving up some Grateful Dead jams during a free show that starts around 5 o’clock.

Check out a super fun and free show over at Flask Lounge tonight as they host another installment of Acoustic Punk Night featuring stripped down, acoustic tunes from Peter Thomas O’Brien of Rays Occult, Scotty Saints of Port City Saints, Ande Greene of The Keeper Class, Andrea Leighton of Annie & The Guns, Carlton Trott of Spidermilk, Matt Andersen of Gant and many more. Check out some unplugged punk performances as things start up at 8.

Slug and Ant of rap act Atmosphere return to the State Theatre in Portland from some compelling hip-hop action. Brother Ali, Dem Atlas, Plain Ole Bill and Last Word round out tonight’s bill as things start up at the State right around 7 o’clock.

Blue welcomes Paddy Keenan with Owen Marshall to the stage as part of their weekly Irish Concert Series. This ticket event starts at 7:30. Paddy is probably the best know uilleann piper on the planet. He has been called the Paganinni of the Pipes as well as the Jimi Hendrix of the Pipes. His unique style is associated with piping traditions of the Irish Travelers and was handed down to him by his father and grandfather. Scoop up your ticket and check out the show tonight at Blue!

The Ladies in Red music series continues tonight over at MJ’s Wine Bar with vocalist Susanne Gerry and Portland piano man Mike Maurice as the pair bring you an evening of lounge-style tunes. Settle in and enjoy a variety of jazz, soul, pop and R&B songs as this free shindig gets swinging at 8.

Make some plans this Wednesday evening to check out the down-home and acoustic roots sounds of David Beam and the Custom House Gang at Andy’s Old Port Pub. This lively bunch will be playing some great music for your midweek wind down so swing through and enjoy this free and all-ages show starting at 8.

Local folk artist Dave Rowe will be performing at Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port tonight. Join Rowe for some rollicking good times as this free show gets underway at 8pm

There’s more in the way of Grateful Dead jams tonight as Portland House of Music and Events welcomes back Built To Last, a Grateful Dead experience featuring members of The Working Dead, Maine Dead Project, and Smoked Salmon. The band promises to bring some good tunes and good vibes to the stage as things get underway right around 9 o’clock.

Add some folk-pop musical merriment to your midweek get down as the Dapper Gents Duo return to the stage of RiRa for another free show that starts up at 9.


Southern Maine country duo Never Been To Tennessee will be singing some songs at Lenny’s at Hawkes Plaza tonight. Starting at 7 Scott Girouard and Kevin Ward will be serving up classic country covers from such artists as Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and a whole lot more during this free all ages show.

The Frog and Turtle welcomes back local musician Tom Douglas for an evening of acoustic classic covers and original songs. Join Tom as this free and all-ages show starts up at 7:30pm.


Local artist Calen Perkins will be performing at Gather in Yarmouth as part of the restaurant’s acoustic music series. Stop in for some stories, song, and delicious local fare as this free, all ages performance will begin at 6:30pm.



Holly Nunan

Holly “The Nunz” Nunan is a musician from Portland, Maine with an unabashed love for the city as well as its thriving Maine music scene. This is her scene report.

Aside from here on this blog, she can be found around town taking in local shows, performing with any variety of musical acts (basically anyone who will give her a microphone and a tambourine), and talking up local music on WCSH 6 on Friday mornings around 6:20am. She is also the Promotions Director for WFNK, WTHT and WHXR in Portland as well as an On Air Personality at 107.5 Frank FM.

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