The Maine Dead Project kicks off their winter residency at Portland House of Music tonight

What up, Wednesday? You’ve really gotta bring it tonight because even though we’re half way through the week, I still feel like I’m not gonna make it to Friday. Thankfully it does look like you’re packing some heat, so I’ll give it my best shot tonight, and take in some tuneage. It’s time to hurdle the hump so let’s do this thing, shall we? Don’t miss shows like the Maine Songwriters’ Association’s Songwriters on Stage event at Frontier, Rippleton Cross at Cole Farms, Dapper Gents Duo at RiRa, Blind Pilot & Dickie at Port City Music Hall, Bess Berg and Company at The Frog and Turtle, and more!


Check out a free show down at Champions tonight as roots rocker Travis James Humphrey performs a bunch of barn burners for ya beginning at 9.


The Maine Songwriters’ Association monthly music series, Songwriters on Stage, continues tonight at Frontier in Brunswick. The event showcases some of the brightest songwriters in the state coming together to share their original compositions and stories. This month’s event features three seasoned performers alongside an emerging songwriter to kick the evening off. It’s an opportunity for listeners to discover new music as well as hear local favorites in one of the best listening rooms in Maine. Tonight’s concert gets started at 7 and will feature performances by Ruth Hill, Carter Ruff, Seth Gallant, with emerging artist John Cross.


Folk-rock outfit Rippleton Cross hosts another open mic at Cole Farms tonight. The pair will be performing some tunes as well as encouraging others to get up on the microphone for some musical merriment and creative fun as this free and all ages gathering gets started at 7pm.


Make some plans this Wednesday evening to check out the down-home, acoustic roots sounds of David Beam and friends at Andy’s Old Port Pub. This lively bunch will be playing some great music for your midweek wind down so swing through and enjoy this free and all-ages show starting at 8.

Tonight presents another installment of Blue’s Irish Concert Series with a featured performance this week from Joey Abarta and Nathan Gourley. 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.

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

Folk and indie pop act Blind Pilot will be playing an all ages show over at Port City Music Hall tonight. Pop songsmith Dickie will start things off with an opening set scheduled to start at 8 o’clock.

Add some folk-pop musical merriment to your midweek get down as the Dapper Gents Duo return to the stage of RiRa for another free show that starts up at 9.

The Maine Dead Project kicks off their winter residency at Portland House of Music and Events tonight. These talented local musicians will be bringing the sounds of the Grateful Dead and more to the stage starting at 9 so swing through and check ‘em out if you’re downtown this Wednesday evening.


Bess Berg and Company bring some midweek, musical merriment to the Frog and Turtle this evening. Starting at 7:30 make some plans to stop in and enjoy an evening of jazz piano paired with bass, sax, and drums during this free all-ages event.

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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