Captain Ray and the Castaways rock and roll at Portland Lobster Company this evening


Hopefully you all were successful in your quest of putting Monday in its place. If you’re on a roll, then get ready to do it to it once again this Tuesday by checking out all of the plentiful happenings that are going down all around town and beyond including Trikala at Blue, Class Reunion at Empire, Ronda Dale at Andy’s, an Open Mic with Uke n’ Smile at Sea Dog Brewing Company, Open DJ Night at Flask Lounge and more!


Portland chanteuse Renee Coolbrith joins forces with local piano man Kris Rodgers for another free happy hour set out on the patio of Portland House of Music and Events. Join this dynamic duo as they help you get your Tuesday evening off on a high note with some terrific tunes right around 5 o’clock.

Head out to the Portland Lobster Company deck this Tuesday as Captain Ray and the Castaways will keep you dancing all evening long with some fun rock and roll cover tunes during a free all-ages party that’ll get started up at 6 o’clock.

Blue welcomes back local act Trikala. The group draws their influences from Carnatic Music (South India’s  classical music tradition) and jazz and features an assortment of Western instruments including alto saxophone, guitar, and keyboards. Stop in beginning at 6:30 as these musicians blend Western timbres, Eastern melody and rhythm to create evocative compositions steeped in tradition with a contemporary twist.

Another free all ages show will be happening at Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street as they welcome back local singer-songwriter Ronda Dale. Beginning at 7pm, Ronda will be filling to space with some delightful sounds during this acoustic performance.

Take in some tunes this Tuesday courtesy of Portland’s only Brazilian choro ensemble, Choro Louco as they play a show at Blue tonight. Choro Louco features local musicians Carl Dimow, Nicole Rabata, Joel Eckhaus, Eric LaPerna, and David Newsmam. This evening’s performance gets underway at 8:30.

New York-based space-funk act Particle as well as the funkified Kung Fu will be kicking Tuesday into high gear down at Port City Music Hall this evening with an 18+ show that’ll get groovin’ right around 9 o’clock.

90’s cover band Ice Cold Zima will be rockin’ their regular Tuesday night gig at Portland House of Music and Events. Time travel with some cover tunes of No Doubt, Fiona Apple, The Cardigans, 4 Non Blondes, Green Day, Lauryn Hill, Bonnie Raitt, Stone Temple Pilots, Alanis Morissette, and more as things get jumpin’ right around 9.

Flask Lounge hosts another Open Mic for DJs with a free dance party that encourages up and coming record spinners and producers to take a chance and get up on the tables during this fun event. All you need to bring are your records, CDs and controller. All formats of music are welcome. Tonight’s DJ open mic begins at 9pm.

Rhythm & Tues, the Empire’s summer music series, rolls on tonight with house band Class Reunion. The band features a ton of talented local players performing a bunch of fun throwback funk, blues, and R&B covers. The party starts upstairs at 9 o’clock.


Acoustic act Uke n’ Smile will be hosting another Open Mic at Sea Dog Brewing Company this evening. All artists of different skills and genres are welcome as this free, creative gathering gets underway at 8pm.

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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