Sending out some virtual high fives to y’all as we hurdle the hump and take on another Wednesday. If you’re looking to treat yourself to some live, local music this evening, here are some fine establishments to do just that, including an open mic with Rippleton Cross at Cole Farms, Richard Shindell at One Longfellow Square, Kishi Bashi with Tall Tall Trees at Port City Music Hall, Pete Witham at Lenny’s at Hawkes Plaza, Rap Night at Aura, an open mic with BeBe’s Burritos, and more!
Check out a free show down at Champions tonight as roots rocker Travis James Humphrey plays a free show starting up at 9:30pm.
Organ-based trio Micromasse returns to Frontier tonight as part of the venue’s Live in the Lounge Wednesday night music series. This free show will showcase the melodic and mesmerizing sounds of musicians Chris Sweet, Max Cantlin and Pete Dugas as the three combine guitar, drums and organ to create some superior instrumental jams starting right around 7:30pm.
Folk-rock cover band Rippleton Cross will host another open mic at Cole Farms this evening. The pair will be performing some tunes as well as encouraging others to get up on the microphone for some musical revelry as this free and all ages gathering gets underway at 7pm.
Andy’s Old Port Pub welcomes singer-songwriter Tom Templer this Wednesday evening for some fun acoustic tunes. This free and all-ages show will start at 7pm.
Oliver The Crow will be performing live at Blue this evening. This duo of artists will be bringing some folk, bluegrass and Appalachian sounds to the stage starting at 7:30pm.
New Jersey-born, Argentina-based folk singer-songwriter Richard Shindell will be at One Longfellow Square tonight. Shindell’s work has travels spaces from the bitterly comic to the profoundly spiritual and tonight you can see his unique storytelling ability in action as he takes to the stage for an 8 o’clock performance.
Local folk artist Dave Rowe will be performing at Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port tonight. Join Rowe for some rollicking good times as this free show gets underway at 8pm.
Singer, violinist, and composer, Kishi Bashi has embarked on an epic orchestral solo project after having collaborated and toured with such acts as Of Montreal, Regina Spektor and Sondre Lechre, and tonight he’ll bring his project to the stage of Port City Music Hall in Portland. Things get underway at 8 with opening set by psychedelic-tinged indie folk act Tall Tall Trees.
Rap Night keeps rollin’ in its new spot downstairs at open Aura (aka the former Asylum) as they welcome showcases Portland’s own Trails and Paco The G Train Bandit from NYC. As usual the night will start and finish with an open mic cipher. Special guest Boondocks will be holding it down on the turntables alongside El Shupacabra as things get underway at 9 o’clock tonight.
Local folk-pop act the Dapper Gents Duo return to the stage of RiRa tonight for their regular Wednesday night gig. Join these fellas for some musical revelry as this free show starts up around 9pm.
More midweek fun will be happening at Crooners & Cocktails tonight as Hello Clarice brings some fun tunes to your Wednesday. Hello Clarice features the vocal stylings of Clarence “Jim” Roberts of Hello Newman and the musical mastery of pianist Mike Maurice as they play everything from Frank Sinatra to Billy Ocean. The pair prepares to perform beginning at 9:30pm.
If you’re looking to play out tonight be sure to check out the open mic happening at BeBe’s Burritos and Cantina in Saco. This free and all ages musical gathering offers up a full PA for performers to use as well as the opportunity to score some future gigs. There will be great food and drink available while you perform for a welcoming audience in a fun atmosphere. This evening’s open mic begins at 6:30pm.
Local artist Pete Witham returns to Lenny’s at Hawkes Plaza tonight for some fun Americana and rockabilly tunes that are guaranteed to help you hurdle the hump this Wednesday. Pete will be joined by his regular rotating cast of musically inclined characters as this free, all-ages performance gets underway right around 7 o’clock.
Maine-based adult-contemporary folk rock artist Don Campbell returns to The Frog and Turtle tonight for a free, all-ages show that will start at 7:30pm.
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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