The Patio Presents Valleyheart, Acadia, Hours North & Rick Rude at Empire tonight


Yessah, here we are, half-way through another fun-filled week! I don’t know about you guys, but I am totally ready to hurdle the hump and make some serious strides towards the freakin’ weekend! If you’re looking to do some of the same, then here are some places to do it this Wednesday evening including shows like Endless Jags, Bright Boy & Giant Knife at Geno’s, The Milk Karton Kids & Margaret Glapsy at State Theatre, Go Big For Hunger Pre-Party with The Brewins, The Working Dead & Mike Taylor Trio at Portland House of Music and Events, Count Bass D, Dillon & Mister Burns at Rap Night at Asylum, Open Mic with Dave Jacquet at Cole Farms, The Tom Luther Quintet at Frontier and more!


Local outfit The Tom Luther Quintet will be performing some vibrant jazz tunes Live in the Lounge of the Frontier tonight. The act’s sound draws equally from the worlds of jazz, European Classical, and ambient music. You can see them for free as music gets started up around 7:30 tonight.


Locally guitarist, singer and songwriter Dave Jacquet will be hosting another free Open Mic up at Cole Farms in Gray this Wednesday. Starting at 7 all musicians are welcome to join in on the fun and jam out on stage with Dave and a few of his friends, so be sure to grab your instrument of choice and let the creative energy flow!


The Working Dead are back at Portland House of Music and Events this Wednesday. This trio of talented gentlemen 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 and as well as other classic jam band tunes.

Portland Lobster Company welcomes local act, Downeast Soul Coalition, to the deck for a midweek party chock full of some solid funk and soul sounds. This free, all ages shindig will get shaking right around 6:30.

The Patio Presents an awesome midweek show of great music over at the Empire tonight. Beginning at 7 check out sets from Beverly, Mass alt-rock act Valleyheart, some indie alt-rock from Portland band Acadia, the acoustic jams of Maine outfit Hours North, and the noise rock of local act Rick Rude.

Blue’s Irish Concert Series continues with a featured performance from musical duo Audrey & Clayton. Music starts at 7:30 and will be followed by another Wednesday evening Irish Session open to any and all musicians looking to get up on stage and jam.

The Milk Carton Kids return to Portland for a live performance at the State Theatre this Wednesday evening. The California duo will bring their unique brand of contemporary indie folk to life tonight alongside opening act Margaret Glapsy as this all-ages show starts up at 8 o’clock.

Former Attack Attack! vocalist Caleb Shomo explores some raw and driving hardcore sounds with his current band Beartooth as they bring the thunder to the stage of Port City Music Hall tonight. Also on tonight’s bill are Stray From The Path, My Ticket Home and Former. This all ages show gets cranking right around 8.

If you’re looking for to tap your toes to some some down-home, acoustic roots tunes tonight then look no further than Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street in downtown Portland where local act David Beam and The Custom House Gang will be playing a free show starting at 8 o’clock.

The Squid Jiggers return to the stage of Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port this evening with their own brand of folk music that’s infused with barley, sugar, yeast and hops, basically some good ol’ fashioned drinking tunes! Tonight the fellas get the good times rollin’ right around 8.

A big ol’ pre-party for this Friday’s upcoming Go Big For Hunger event will be happening at Portland House of Music and Events tonight. This evening enjoy funky, jam-filled sets from The Brewins, The Working Dead, and the Mike Taylor Trio as they help support this terrific cause. There’ll be tons of music and raffle prizes too. Go Big For Hunger was created to raise money to support the network of frontline organizations feeding hungry Maine kids and inspiring self-reliance. Tonight’s event gets underway at 8pm.

A pretty sweet rock and roll show will be happening at Geno’s tonight. Join Endless Jags, Bright Boy and Giant Knife as they bring the good times to the stage starting at 9.

Get your folk-pop on this Wednesday evening with the Dapper Gents Duo as they return to the stage of RiRa for some fun during a free, 21+ show that’ll get underway at 9 o’clock.

Rap Night at Asylum is going to be slammin’ this Wednesday as they welcome Count Bass D, along with Dillon, on the Instantly New Tour. Joining them will be Mister Burns from Vermont. In addition to showcases from Count Bass D, Dillon and Mister Burns, there will also be early and late open mic cyphers with El Shupacabra on the decks and ladies get in free! Dudes, it’s only $3 for you to get in on this quality happening, so show up and enjoy some talented cats as they do their thing beginning at 9 o’clock.


The Jimmy Macisso Band is back at The Frog and Turtle tonight for a free show filled with classic cover songs that embody a real jazz feel. Tonight’s performance begins 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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