Alright, I know that today is one of the most overrated, bloated, made-up corporate holidays known to man that basically exists to make everyone feel awkward, obligated, and often times extremely lonely, but there’s no reason for any of that because there are plenty of things happening around town for you to indulge in either with a sweetheart or by yourself. Be your own damn Valentine; consume massive amounts of chocolate, put some flowers in your hair, and buy yourself a fancy cocktail somewhere nice before heading out to one or all of these V-Day events. Let’s Love…whether we want to or not! Here we go! Check out tunes such as Mike Maurice at Crooners & Cocktails, Frank Fotusky at Blue, Alex Roy at Champions, an open mic with Uke n’ Smile at Sea Dog Brewing Company, and more.
Sparks The Rescue front man Alex Roy goes solo and acoustic tonight for a show at Champions. Beginning at 9 you can stop through and check out some of Roy’s pop-rock jams as he plays a free set of songs this evening.
Blue is the place to be for a Tuesday night filled with acoustic blues, guitar rags and original tunes performed on both 6 and 12-string guitar as Frank Fotusky returns to the stage for a show that’ll get underway at 6:30pm.
Local artist Jim Gallant brings a mix of Americana, blues, folk, bluegrass and rockabilly to Andy’s Old Port Pub tonight. Join him for a free evening of music as this all ages show starts at 7 o’clock.
Feel the love with el malo tonight as they bring their sultry salsa tunes with a bit of a punk edge to Urban Farm Fermentory tonight. Things heat up right around 7.
Take in some tunes from Portland’s only Brazilian choro ensemble, Choro Louco, as they play another show at Blue. Choro Louco features local musicians Carl Dimow, Nicole Rabata, Joel Eckhaus, Eric LaPerna, and David Newsmam. This evening’s performance begins at 8:30pm. Check it out.
Check out a free show at Gritty’s tonight as roots rocker Travis James Humphrey plays a set starting up at 9.
Crooners & Cocktails welcomes back Portland piano man Mike Maurice for another Tuesday night filled with some funk, jazz, and soul sounds. Enjoy some delicious beverages and delightful tunes as this free show starts up at 9pm.
Flask Lounge in Portland presents another open mic for DJs with their free dance party, which allows up and coming record spinners to take a chance and get up on the tables during the event. All you need to bring are your records, CDs and controller. All formats of music are welcome as the party starts right around 9 o’clock, so check it out.
Acoustic act Uke n’ Smile returns to Sea Dog Brewing Company in South Portland tonight for another open mic event. All artists of different skills, genres, and ages are welcome to get up on the microphone as this free, creative gathering gets underway at 8pm.
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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