Party at Port City Music with Red Baraat & Raging Brass Reggae


We’re almost there, my babies! We’re getting closer and closer to the freakin’ weekend and thankfully this Thursday is priming itself as the kick-off to another event filled few days. I hope your Party Pants are ready for some serious action because here we go! Lots to do tonight including Captain Ray and The Castaways at Portland Lobster Company, Spencer Albee at Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, The Casco Bay Tummlers at Blue, The Outside Track at One Longfellow Square, Jamie Kallestad at Andy’s Old Port Pub, Don Campbell at The Kerrymen Pub and more!


Portland pop-rock veteran Spencer Albee will be sharing some new songs during a show at Vinegar Hill Music Theatre in Arundel tonight. Join Albee for a fun evening as things start up at 8pm.


Acoustic act Uke n’ Smile is back at the Local Buzz tonight for another free and all ages Open Mic event. All genres, musical capabilities, and ages are welcome to join in on the creative fun as this gathering gets started at 7:30.


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.


Throw Thursday into high gear up at Tucker’s Music Pub in Norway as epic jam band Hambone brings some musical merriment to the stage. Starting at 8 make some plans to swing through and check out Hambone’s soulful, energetic jams during this free and fun show.


Another fun show will be swinging at the Portland Lobster Company tonight as Captain Ray and the Castaways are geared up to keep you dancing out on the deck with some rock and/or roll cover songs starting right around 6 o’clock.

Portland piano man Mike Maurice returns to 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 at 6pm.

Local Klezmer band, The Casco Bay Tummlers are back at Blue tonight for some Traditional Eastern European Jewish music. Tonight’s event begins at 7pm.

Winner of Best Group in both the Live Ireland awards and the TIR awards, and a finalist for best album in the 2016 Indie Acoustic Project Awards, The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world. Tonight you can see them in an intimate setting as One Longfellow Square in conjunction with New England Celtic Arts welcome the band to the stage for an 7 o’clock performance.

Andy’s Old Port Pub welcomes Minnesota-based folk-rock singer-songwriter Jamie Kallestad this evening. Kallsted’s free, all-ages set will start up at 7 o’clock.

Jazz artist Viva will be bringing her vivacious vocals back to Sonny’s for another Thursday filled with funk, jazz standards, soul songs and Latin tunes that are done alongside her talented band with a fun and modern twist. Show this Thirsty Thursday what you’ve got as things get underway right around 8 o’clock.

Red Baraat brings their Brooklyn brass sound to Portland for the first time for a big ol’ Brass Bash at Port City Music Hall. Local act Raging Brass Reggae will be kick-off this all ages eveng with their own roots reggae brass songs as this mighty fine night of music begins at 8 o’clock.

Mellow your mind with some stellar jams at Gritty’s 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.

Alternative folk act Northwood return to Blue on Congress Street for another Thursday night filled with foot-stomping good times that will get rollin’ right around 9 o’clock.

Hello Newman will be pumping out the jams with a free night of music and fun at Bull Feeney’s tonight. Head out to the Old Port right around 9:30 to watch these guys rock out all of your favorite 90s alternative jams. There’s never a cover charge and it’s always a lot of fun, so no excuses for not getting your nostalgia on this evening!


The Kerrymen Pub welcomes adult-contemporary folk rocker Don Campbell back to the stage tonight for a free solo show that gets underway around 6:30pm.


Check out a mix of Americana, blues, folk, bluegrass and rockabilly from local guitarist Jim Gallant as he plays a free all ages show at Lenny’s at Hawkes Plaza beginning at 6pm.



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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