Check out Forget, Forget, Port City Saints & TickleFist at Empire tonight

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We’re almost there! It’s finally Thursday and that means we’re drawing in on the freakin’ weekend. Thankfully tonight is packing some punch, so hoist up those Party Pants and get out there Check out tunes during such shows as Wavelength at The Landing at Pine Point, Hello Newman at Bull Feeney’s, Cumberland Crossing at Blue, Sassquatch at Slab, Fighting Fiction at The Porthole, Gov’t Mule & Blackberry Smoke at the Maine State Pier, The Boneheads at the Winslow Park Summer Concert Series, and more!


If you’re out and about Auburn tonight swing on over to Gritty’s where Mitch Alden will be performing. Mitch Aldren is the creative force behind alternative rock band, Now is Now, so stop by and check out his solo set, which starts right around 8pm.

Don Hebert of The Veggies goes solo for a show at Fire House Grill in Auburn tonight. Don will be bringing a show chock full of fun and danceable cover tunes to the stage as this free all ages shindig gets swinging at 8.


Local acoustic Americana act Double Entendre will be hosting an open bluegrass jam at The Gin Mill in Augusta this evening. Join in on the musical revelry as things get underway at 7:30pm.


The Juke Rockets bring their high-energy Chicago and delta blues sounds to the Camden Public Library Amphitheatre. Join these talented Midcoast musicians as they take the stage for this free all-ages show right around 7pm.


Local acoustic act Uke n’ Smile is back at the Local Buzz tonight for another free and all ages Open Mic event. All artists, genres, musical capabilities and ages are welcome to join in on the creative fun as this gathering gets started at 7 o’clock.


Check out a fun show outside as The Boneheads perform as part of the Winslow Park Summer Concert Series in Freeport. The local act, which has become famous for their unpredictable, impressively musical shows, which often feature band members switching instruments, powerfully dynamic arrangements, and occasionally even hilarious polka versions of tunes, will take to the stage right around 6:30, so swing through and groove out if you’re in the area tonight.


Local siren Sa Rah brings her evening of serenades back to the Easy Street Lounge this Thursday. Get cozy, grab yourself a delicious cocktail, and enjoy some fine tunes as things get started up at 9:30.


Get down to the beach tonight to party with local band American Ride as they bust out a ton of modern country covers at Mr. Goodbar. Boot scootin’, toe tappin’ and yeehawin’ will begin during this free show right around 7 o’clock.

Sparks The Rescue front man Alex Roy goes solo and acoustic for a show over at Jimmy The Greeks in Old Orchard Beach. Starting at 8 you can stop through and check out some of Roy’s pop-rock originals as well as some fun cover tunes.

Radio Revival will be playing you a plethora of songs that you know and love including tunes from Queen, ELO, Bowie, Tom Petty, Talking Heads, Led Zeppelin, The Strokes, Thin Lizzy, Weezer and more at The Pier Patio Pub tonight as this free show gets rockin’ and rollin’ right around 9pm.


Jammy blues-rock power trio, Gov’t Mule, which features guitarist Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers Band, is going to be rockin’ the Maine State Pier tonight. Blackberry Smoke will kick things off with their blend of Southern rock, outlaw country, blues and R&B-tinged barn burners as this all ages show starts up at 5:30pm.

Local four-piece cover act Fighting Fiction will be partying out on the Porthole deck this evening with a wide variety of material from all kinds of genres including modern pop, rock, alternative, country, classic rock and more. The band will be doing it to it with a free show that starts at 6 o’clock.

Mike Maurice is back at Salvage BBQ tonight for some honky tonk piano. Mike will be serving up a classic variety of twangy hits as well as some ragtime tunes and improv. Check out this free, all ages shindig and enjoy some tasty BBQ as things start up right around 6pm.

Portland psychedelic folk-rocker Dominic Lavoie and a couple of his friends (ahem, Jeff Beam and Dan Capaldi) come together tonight to play some tunes as Keanu Keanu out on the deck of the Portland Lobster Company. It should be a perfect evening to check out some free jams, both originals and covers, as this all ages, outdoor shindig gets swinging right around 6:30.

The Kevin Midgley Players return to Andy’s Old Port Pub with some Americana and Delta blues tunes. Join them for some good times, good tunes, and good brews as this free show starts up at 7.

Some serious getting down will be happening out on the Slab patio tonight as they welcome back jazz, funk and fusion act Sassquatch for some serious Thursday thunder. Get into the groove as things get fun and funky during this free all ages show starting up at 7pm.

Vivacious jazz singer Viva brings is back at Sonny’s this Thursday evening. Check out a free party filled with funk, jazz standards, soul songs and Latin tunes that are done by Viva and her talented band, The Reinforcements, with a fun and modern twist. This show gets underway right around 8pm.

Blue welcomes back contemporary bluegrass band Cumberland Crossing for another night of bustling bluegrass. Tonight’s free show gets kickin’ around 8 and directly following the band’s set will be an all-out bluegrass jam that’s open to any and all musicians who wanna join in. Swing through and have some fun if you’re kicking around downtown this Thursday evening.

Get your fill of local enjoy punk, synth-pop, indie rock and straight-ahead rock and roll as Port City Saints, Forget, Forget and TickleFist join forces for a show at Empire. This RnR party gets underway at 9pm.

Vinyl Tap is ready once again to get up to get down this evening over at Brian Boru in the Old Port with their decidedly danceable cover tunes that range from everything such as Cee Lo, Huey Lewis, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and more. There’s never a cover charge and plenty of beer, so check it out starting at 9.

Mellow your mind with some stellar jams at RiRa during another fun night with the one and only A Band Beyond Description. Far more than just your typical Grateful Dead cover band, these fellas jam out on everything from Phish, the Allman Brothers, The Band and more. Anticipate good times, good tunes and good people starting right around 9.

Local electro-pop rock act Dean Ford & The Keepsakes will be rockin’ the Oasis patio tonight. This show is free and is guaranteed to be filled with tons of pulsating beats, infections hooks, screaming synths, shredding guitar, and soaring singalongs as things get rockin’ and rollin’ at 9:30.

Check out some fun pop-rock tunes courtesy of local act The Grumps as they play a free show out on the patio of Amigos this evening. These talented fellas will get the good times rollin’ right around 9:30.

Hello Newman will be pumping out the jams with a free night of music and fun at Bull Feeney’s tonight. Head down to the Old Port right around 9:30 to watch these guys rock out all of your favorite 90s alternative jams. There is no over charge and it’s always a lot of fun, so no excuses for not getting your nostalgia on this Thirsty Thursday!


Adult-contemporary folk rocker Don Campbell and his band will be performing live on the stage of The Strand in Rockland as they pay tribute to one of America’s most beloved singer-songwriters, Dan Fogelberg. A full evening dedicated to Fogelberg’s music by way of Campbell and company begins at 7:30.


Party down with 5-piece dance band Wavelength as they bring the good times and good tunes to The Landing at Pine Point tonight. With covers that span such genres as classic rock, R&B, pop, country, disco and jazz, there’s bound to be a little something for everybody as this Thursday night show starts off at 8 o’clock.

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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