Check out Hambone’s celebration of Jerry Garcia at Easy Street Lounge tonight

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Make no ifs, ands, or buts about it, I do not prefer Mondays. Thankfully though there always seems to be a surplus of awesome shows to check out in and around town. So why not turn those Monday frowns upside down by getting out there and taking in some great live music? Here’s what’s on the agenda for tonight, including Sam Chase at The Porthole, Joel Thetford & Matthew Mills at Blue, The Mainely Country Band at the Bangor State Fair, Blue Steel Express at Portland Lobster Company, Gina & The Red Eye Flight Crew at Portland House of Music, and more! 

BANGOR

Four-piece country and country rock band The Mainely Country Band will be getting their twang on at the Bangor State Fair in Bangor this evening. Join these fellas for some serious boot scootin’ as things start at 7 o’clock.

HALLOWELL

Celebrate Jerry Garcia’s 74th birthday with jam band Hambone and friends as they play a free show at Easy Street Lounge starting at 9 o’clock.

LEWISTON

Pop-rock musician Michael Krapovicky returns to host another free Open Mic at Pedro O’Hara’s. Join in on the musical revelry as this all ages event get underway around 6:30pm.

PORTLAND

Texas transplant Joel Thetford returns to Blue tonight with his original country and Americana compositions alongside very special guest and touring Nashville-based guitarist, singer, and songwriter Matthew Mills. I anticipate lots of great songs and stories to accompany them as this show starts up right around 5:30pm.

Start your Monday evening off with a free show at The Porthole as acoustic folk singer-songwriter Sam Chase performs out on the deck starting right around 6.

Climb aboard the Blue Steel Express tonight as the band brings some hard-driving blues to Portland Lobster Company for a free show that’ll get chugging along at 6:30pm.

San Diego singer-songwriter Jerediah JEDI will be playing a free show at Andy’s Old Port Pub tonight. Check out this all-ages acoustic set as things start up at 7pm.

Funky Mondays continue to be the perfect the place to get down as Gina Alibrio and the Red Eye Flight Crew bring you some of the funkiest, fun and soul-filled sounds around. Alibrio’s impressive pipes are backed by a band featuring members of Model Airplane so you know you’re gonna have a wicked good time boogie-ing down to some terrific tunes as things get started at 9 over at Portland House of Music and Events.

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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