Gold Rose performs at The Thirsty Pig tonight


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 to check out shows such as Chris Ross and The North at Brian Boru, The Marshall Nelson Trio at The Porthole, Skosh at Fire House Grill, Radio Revival at The Pier Patio Pub, Keanu Keanu at Portland Lobster Company, Moondrunk at Blue, Don Campbell at The Kerrymen Pub, Jordan Kaulback at The Run of the Mill and more!


You can join local act Phil N’ The Blanks at Gritty’s in Auburn tonight for a free show featuring some groovy cover tunes. Things get underway right around  o’clock tonight.

Five-piece funk, rock and blues band, Skosh is bringing the thunder to the Fire House Grill tonight. Join these fellas for some serious fun as this free party gets raging right around 8:30.


Local musician Dave Jacquet will be bringing some acoustic Americana, roots-rock and folk tunes to Doc’s Café in Cumberland this evening. Join Dave beginning at 5 for some good times and good tunes during this free all-ages show.


The Winslow Park Summer Concert Series continues tonight with a performance from local roots rock and Americana act Bishop Avenue. Join the band for some outdoor entertainment as this all-ages show is set to start right around 6:30pm.


Get yourself over to the Easy Street Lounge in Hallowell tonight for an evening of fun acoustic jams as Sa Rah’s Serenades continue. Let this lovely local songstress sing you some sweet songs as things get started up at this free show right around 9 o’clock.


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’ starts up at 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.

Full throttle into your Thursday with a free show at The Brunswick featuring The Dapper Gents. These fellas will be getting things rollin’ right around 8 with their fun blend of folk, pop and rock. Tonight’s gig is guaranteed to be a good time, so grab some pals and have some fun.

Radio Revival will be playing you a plethora of songs 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.


Portland chanteuse Renee Coolbrith joins forces with local piano man Kris Rodgers for another free happy hour set on the Portland House of Music patio. Join this dynamic duo as they help you get your Thursday started with some terrific tunes during a free, all-ages gig that gets underway at  4 o’clock.

Blue welcomes New York based indie/folk/hip-hop troupe Moondrunk to the stage for a show that’ll get swinging right around 5:30pm.

Local act the Marshall Nelson Trio will be bringing their fun live show filled with funky covers of such acts as the Spin Doctors, Sublime, Lorde, Police, Foo Fighters, Michael Jackson, George Michael, The Beatles and even some original tunes to The Porthole tonight. Join these talented gents for an evening full of fun as this things start up outside at 6 o’clock.

Asheville alt-country trio Gold Rose brings their Americana highway-gospel to The Thirsty Pig this Thursday evening.  The trio consists of singer-songwriter and guitarist Kevin Fuller, bassist Ryan Kijanka and drummer Ryan Sargent. The band meshes crunchy guitar noise with folk, country and Americana stories that are sure to make your evening much more colorful as this free show begins at 6pm.

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 — the ultra-talented Jeff Beam and Dan Capaldi — come together tonight to play some tunes as Keanu Keanu at Portland Lobster Company. Check out some free jams of both originals and covers as this all ages (and FREE!) shindig gets swinging right around 6:30.

Folk-rock musician Brian Patricks will be playing some original tunes and classic covers at Andy’s Old Port Pub tonight. Patricks begins his set right around 7 and will rock you on in to the 9 o’clock hour so be sure to stop through if you’re out that way tonight.

Maine’s own professional Klezmer band, The Casco Bay Tummlers are back at Blue tonight for some Traditional Eastern European Jewish music. Things get started at 7 o’clock.

Flamenco guitarist and composer Gregoire de la Costa will be performing an evening of world music for guitar on stage at St. Lawrence Arts. Don’t miss this entrancing show as music gets underway 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.

Brother and sister musicians Ben and Libby Thompson are bringing their modern soul, hip hop, electronic style to One Longfellow Square tonight. This evening’s show will start up at 8 o’clock.

Local pop-rock extraordinaires, Jimmy Dority and Sam Chandler join musical forces for a night of tunes tonight as they take the stage of Blue starting at 9 o’clock.

The dudes in Kilcollins will be doing it to it over at RiRa on Commercial Street this thirsty Thursday. Starting at 9, Kilcollins plan on rockin’ you with all sorts of tunes that you know in love with a handful of catchy original jams for good measure. It’s free, fun and guaranteed to be a good time, so check it out if you’re downtown this evening.

Get ready to mellow your mind at Gritty’s in the Old Port tonight with the one and only, A Band Beyond Description. Far more than just your typical Grateful Dead cover band, these fellas will jam out accordingly on everything from the Allman Brothers, Phish, The Band and much more. Anticipate good times, good tunes, and good peeps starting at 9 during this free show.

Tonight electro-pop rock act Dean Ford & The Keepsakes will be treating the Oasis patio to a night of electrified pop, rock and dance tunes. Bust a move and have some fun as this free show starts up at 9 o’clock.

Soulful roots-rock act Chris Ross and The North will be playing a free show at Brian Boru tonight. These super talented fellas will be bringing you some solid Americana sounds as things start up right around 9:30pm.

Singer, songwriter, guit-fiddler and all around good dude, Eric Bettencourt joins some pals for some songs out on the Amigos patio tonight. This free show is guaranteed to be a good time so swing through and check things out as music starts right around 9:30pm.


The Kerrymen Pub welcomes adult-contemporary folk rocker Don Campbell back to the stage tonight for a free solo show that gets underway around 6pm.

Singer-songwriter Jordan Kaulback will be guitar slingin’, piano playin’ and singin’ at The Run of the Mill in Saco tonight. Things get underway right around 8 during this free all ages show.


The Carmine Terracianno Band will be bringing some fun sounds to Memorial Park in Scarborough tonight as the free Concerts in the Park summer music series rolls on with a show starting at 6:30pm.

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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