Check out Ben Kilcollins at Flatbread tonight

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Bring it, Monday! I’ve got nothing but good vibes to throw up against you and your mundane ways, so give it your best shot because I’m ready to do it to it tonight! There are a bunch of awesome things to check out so show Monday what’s the what by breaking it down proper this evening. Lots of great tunes to take in including Bluegrass Night with Joe Walsh & Friends at Otto, The Longfellows at Portland House of Music, An All-Star Musical Celebration at Slates Restaurant, Open Mic with Michael Krapovicky and more! Here we go!

HALLOWELL

This spring Slates Restaurant is relocating its operations to the company-owned space next door. Tonight the venue celebrates their time at their 167 Water Street location AND 20 years of their Monday Night Concert Series. They’ve got a great Monday evening of music planned featuring The Boneheads, Kenny Cox, The Colwell Brothers, Katie Daggett, Jeff Rojo, The Robby Coffin Combo, Brett Shain, The Rancourt Brothers, Scolded Dogs, Christine Poulson, Timmy Sullivan, and other special guests. Don’t miss this all-star musical event as things begin right around 8:15pm.

LEWISTON

Pop-rock musician Michael Krapovicky returns to host another free Open Mic night up at Pedro O’Hara’s this Monday evening. Join in on the musical revelry as things get underway right around 6:30 tonight.

PORTLAND

Ben Kilcollins will be hanging out at Flatbread on Commercial Street this evening for some acoustic singer-songwriter action that is guaranteed to please. Ben is a skilled musician who you’ll probably recognize from his time spent pop-rockin’ with his band Kilcollins, but this evening he goes solo with some guitar-based original tunes and covers during a dinnertime set that’ll get underway at 6pm.

Local duo October Road returns to Andy’s Old Port Pub this Monday evening to help you get the week started off on the right note. Beginning at 7 stop on by and check out the duo’s set of Americana and folk rock tunes during this free, all-ages show.

Make your way down to Otto’s lower Congress Street location and dispel any bad Monday vibes with some fine bluegrass music and delicious pizza. Local bluegrass musician Joe Walsh will be joined by Lincoln Meyers, Steve Roy, and Lukas Pool for a Monday evening chock full of musical merriment. Tap your toes and have some fun as this free, all-ages show starts up at 8:30pm.

Mondays continue to be one of the most soulful days of the week at Portland House of Music as they welcome back The Longfellows to the stage for a night of fun and funky sounds. The Longfellows is a local band comprised of some of Portland’s funkiest players and boasts members of Model Airplane, Jaw Gems, The Fogcutters, Micromasse Connor Garvey Band, and more. These talented cats will be bringing some good vibes to your Monday as things get swinging around 9 o’clock.

Monday of the Minds: A Night of Introspective Hip Hop returns to Flask Lounge tonight. Check out some of the scene’s brightest emcees as they deliver some inspiring rhymes during this free show, which gets underway at 9 o’clock tonight.

SACO

South of Portland tonight is another Open Mic at The Kerrymen Pub in Saco. Starting at 7:30, both solo musicians and full bands are encouraged to take to the stage and do their thing. Tonight’s shindig is free, fun and a great way to show off your musical capabilities so check it out if you’re in the area this Monday evening.

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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