Check out Mister F and Skosh at Empire tonight


Looking to work it on out to some live, local music this Wednesday? Well I’ve got you covered! Here are the happenings for your Mid-Week Party including The Maine Dead Project at Portland House of Music and Events, LQH Live in the Lounge at Frontier, The Up and Ups at Local Sprouts, Eric Bettencourt at Portland Lobster Company, Joel Thetford & Megan Martelle at Lenny’s at Hawkes Plaza, Toby & Nate of Sparks The Rescue at Oasis, and more!


Jazz up your midweek happenings by checking out LQH Live in the Lounge at Frontier tonight. The immensely talented cats of LQH (Chas Lester, Tyler Quist, and Evan Haines) will be bringing their melting pot of sound — everything from soul, jazz, funk, and rock — to life during this free show that’ll get underway at 7:30.


The Working Dead are back to bring the good vibes to the patio of Portland House of Music and Events this evening. This trio of talented, local musicians will be serving up some Happy Hour jams during a free show that starts at 4:30pm. Check out the act’s fun covers of the Grateful Dead out on the patio.

Singer, songwriter, guit-fiddler and all around good dude, Eric Bettencourt is back on the Portland Lobster Company deck with a few friends for a free show that is guaranteed to be a good time starting up at 6pm.

Check out some fun, original music during a free show over at Local Sprouts as The Up and Ups return to bring some melodic pop-rock to your Wednesday with a gig that’ll get swinging right around 7pm.

Tonight presents another installment of Blue’s Irish Concert Series with a featured performance this week from Jeremiah McClane and Tim Cummings. The duo’s set begins at 7:30 and will be followed by another Wednesday evening Irish Session that is open to any and all musicians looking to get up on stage and jam out.

Wind down another Wednesday with some acoustic roots tunes courtesy of David Beam and the Custom House Gang as this local act plays a free show at Andy’s Old Port Pub in the Old Port tonight. These fellas will get the good times rolling starting at 8pm.

Over at Bull Feeney’s you can check out another fun evening of folk tunes with local artist Dave Rowe. Rowe will be making music that pairs perfectly with an ice cold pint of beer, so swing through and check him out as this free show starts up right around 8.

Toby & Nate of Sparks The Rescue will be playing all of your favorite pop-rock tunes out on the Oasis patio tonight. Join these fun and talented fellas as this free show starts at 9 o’clock.

Take in some roots rock tunes during a free show at Gritty’s tonight. Starting at 9 local musician Travis James Humphrey will be playing a solo set of songs.

Albany-based improv jam-rock Mister F will be bringing some serious grooves to Empire tonight. The party starts upstairs right around 9pm with the badass blend of funk, rock, and ska sounds courtesy of Central Maine act, Skosh.

Mellow your mind with some midweek tuneage over at Portland House of Music as The Maine Dead Project continues their summer residency tonight. These talented musicians will be performing songs from the Grateful Dead and other beloved jam bands as things get underway at 9pm.

Folk-pop rockers the Dapper Gents Duo return to the stage of RiRa tonight for another free 21+ show. Let the good times roll as the music start up at 9 o’clock.


Head out to Lenny’s at Hawkes plaza for a fun filled evening of roots music with Joel Thetford and Megan Martelle. These two talented players will be performing during a free show starting at 7:30pm.

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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