The Maine Dead Projects returns to Portland House of Music tonight


We’re doing it to it slowly but surely this week as we make our way into Wednesday. There’s a bunch of awesome things to check out tonight to help you hurdle the hump such as Red-Eyed Fox Live in the Lounge at Frontier, Travis James Humphrey at Champions, The Up and Ups at Local Sprouts, Toby & Nate at Oasis, The Dapper Gents Duo at RiRa and more. Here we go!


If you’re south of Portland tonight and looking to take in some tasty roots rock jams then make your way down to Champions Sports Bar in Biddeford where Travis James Humphrey will be playing a solo set of tunes. Humphrey will be doing his thing starting at 9. It’s a free event with plenty of beer on hand so no excuses; check it out!


Tyler Lienhardt and Jake Hoffman will be bringing you some old-time, folk, blues and world music during this week’s installment of the Frontier’s Live in the Lounge music series. This pair of talented local musicians join forces as Red-Eyed Fox to create some delightful sounds using fiddle, banjo, and guitar. This free show will start up at 7:30pm.


The Working Dead are bringing some grooves out to the patio of Portland House of Music and Events once again this Wednesday. This trio of talented local musicians will be serving up some Happy Hour Grateful Dead jams during a free show that starts around 5 o’clock.

Roots-rocker Eric Bettencourt is still hanging around town for a little bit before he heads back to Austin and tonight joins a few of his musician pals for an evening of fun out of the deck of Portland Lobster Company. I anticipate lots of good times and good tunes as this free show starts up at 6pm.

Check out the down-home, acoustic roots sounds of David Beam and the Custom House Gang at Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street in Portland this Wednesday. This lively bunch will be playing some great music for your midweek wind down so swing through and enjoy this free show starting at 7.

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

At Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port you can check out another fun evening of folk tunes with local musician Dave Rowe. Rowe will be making some music that pairs perfectly with an ice cold pint of beer, so swing through and check him out if you’re in the downtown area this Wednesday evening.

Another Wednesday means another installment of Blue’s Irish Concert Series with a featured performance this week from local act Velocipede. The band’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 indie alt-rock act Classy On Occasion will be celebrating the release of their first digital EP with a free party at Flask Lounge tonight. Join these fellas for some serious fun as they perform alongside Portland outfit Adulting. Rocking and rolling commences right around 9pm.

Check out some good tunes and good vibes going down at Portland House of Music and Events tonight as The Maine Dead Project returns to the stage as part of their summer residency. These talented locals will be taking on the tunes of the Grateful Dead as this groovy gathering gets underway right around 9 o’clock.

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.

Add some folk-pop goodness to your Wednesday evening as the Dapper Gents Duo as they return to the stage of RiRa for another free show that’ll get underway at 9.


The Frog and Turtle welcomes back local musician Tom Douglas to the stage for an evening of classic covers and original songs. Join Tom as this free all-ages acoustic show starts up 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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