You guys, it’s finally, FINALLY Friday! I am elated not only because it’s the freakin’ weekend, but also because there are no blizzards forecasted for at least the next two days meaning that all of these awesome shows should go on as scheduled. Seriously, it’s the little things that really get me going these days! So let’s throw all caution to the wind and really get down on it this evening…Let’s FRIDAY, my babies!
An all ages variety show that’ll have a little something for everyone happens at the City Theatre in Biddeford this evening. Starting at 6 check out a full night of comedy and rock featuring local laugh makers Tim Sevigny and Dennis Fogg as well as musical performances from Fifth Freedom, Crisis AD, Delilah Poupore, and Dean Ford. All proceeds from tonight’s entertainment extravaganza will go to benefit the Stone Soup Pantry.
Local pop-rock songstress, Andi Fawcett will be performing solo tonight as she plays some acoustic songs down at the Maine Table Restaurant on Main Street in South Portland this Friday. Andi will be providing a wonderful soundtrack to your early evening as tonight’s gig gets underway around 6 o’clock.
Kris Hype of local rock acts, Breakthrough and Left On The Outside, will be playing a free, all-ages acoustic show at Cole Farms in Gray tonight. Kris will be performing some original material as well as some covers that everyone knows and loves starting right around 7:30 tonight.
Aztec Two Step return to the stage of the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield where they’ll be performing the music of The Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel as well as some of their tried and true originals. The duo, who have been dazzling audiences with inspiring harmonies and well-played guitar, will fill the venue with beautiful music starting right around 8 tonight.
Bridgeport, CT’s Caravan of Thieves bring their driving gypsy rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin to One Longfellow Square in Portland this Friday evening to deliver some fantastic songs and stories that range from theatrical to downright funny. Things get underway at 8 o’clock.
Singer-songwriter Brian Patricks will be playing a mix of blues and rock n’ roll hits as he covers such artists as John Prine, Tom Petty, Eric Claton, James Taylor and more for tonight’s free show up at Casa De Luna in Lewiston. Groove out this Friday starting at 8 o’clock.
The Ghost of Paul Revere celebrates the release of their debut full length album, Believe, with one helluva party at Port City Music Hall in Portland this Friday. These talented fellows will be bringing their brand of hollerin’ folk to life this evening alongside many special and talented guests. Be sure to get to Port City right around 8 o’clock so you can not only check out The Ghost’s performance filled with acoustic instruments, harmonica, and a ton of sweet, sweet harmonies, but also so you can take in opening sets from the always awesome Theodore Treehouse as well as Americana/folk act The Four Legged Faithful. Believe in The Ghost tonight, they shan’t do you wrong!
Shanna Underwood and Wanderlost will be bringing some fine Americana music to the stage of The Hive in Kennebunk this Friday evening. Starting at 8 Underwood joins forces with Devon Colella on cello, Drew Wyman on bass, and Jack Devereaux on mandolin and fiddle for some stellar musical sounds.
Guthrie’s in Lewiston will be jumping this Friday evening as they welcome Tommy O’Connell & The Juke Joint Devils to their fine establishment to play some tunes this evening. Starting at 8, check out some old time, hard driving and swinging blues as the band kicks out the jams all night long.
Right around 8:30 you can check out some good eats and tasty tunes at The Frog & Turtle on Main Street in Westbrook where Pete Witham & The Cozmik Zombies will be taking over with their own brand of twisted Americana/rockabilly. Tonight’s show is certain to be fun and completely free, so be sure to check it out if you’re kickin’ in The ‘Brook this Friday.
Buck’s BBQ in Freeport has all the soulful blues you’ll need this finally Friday as they welcome Poke Chop & The Other White Meat to the stage for a night of music, which gets underway at 8:30 tonight.
The Alan Evans Trio, which is a soul-rock organ trio featuring Alan Evans of Soulive on drums, Beau Sasser on organ and Danny Mayer on guitar are ready to freak out in Newmarket, NH as they play a 9 o’clock show at The Stone Church tonight.
South of Portland tonight? Then get ready to rock to some great tunes courtesy of Dirty Vega down at Champions in Biddeford. Starting at 9 these fellas – some of whom you might recognize from the now defunct Highway Jackson – will be playing everything from Elton John to Guns n’ Roses. Tons of tunes to keep you dancing all Friday long and there’s no cover, so if you’re in the area, swing by and check it out.
Portland rock n’ rollers, Lovers of Fiction play their first show since last year down at the Empire on Congress Street in Portland this evening. The fellas will be delivering energetic, original rockers to help you get your Friday on alongside special guest The Reverie Machine and The Robin and Rose. The Reverie Machine features Meghan Yates powerful vocals intertwined with some progressive instrumentation and The Robin and Rose deliver 60s inspired experimental British and Brazilian pop-themed tunes. The party starts at 9 this evening.
The fellas of North of Nashville will be rocking up at The Rack at Sugarloaf starting right around 9 o’clock this evening. Expect lots of pickin’, guitar slingin’, singin’ and boot stompin’ for your Friday night! Jay and Andrew bring their love all of all things twang to life this evening with a free show that’s always a ton of fun.
Holy frickin’ rock show, Batman! Tonight Geno’s explodes as a few acts join forces for a night of ferocious Friday night rocking and rolling. Starting at 9, check out Psycho, I Barbarian and The Fervents.
If you’re looking to get down to some Drum & Bass action, head over to Flask Lounge on Spring Street in Portland where The Digital Mercenaries will be delivering sounds that are sure to make you shake your hips all night long. Tonight’s event starts at 9 o’clock and will feature MC22, Marshall Law, Redshit, Bit Crusher and MC Josiah Scribes. It’s also absolutely free, so check it out!
Kilcollins brings their rock and roll party upstairs to Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port this finally Friday evening. Starting at 9:30 the boys will be playing covers of tunes that everyone knows, loves, and can shake a tail feather to, and there’s never a cover charge, so check that thing out!
Local folkie Max Garcia Conover will be hosting a free at the Lion’s Pride in Brunswick tonight. Starting at 9:30 Max and a group of his musically-inclined friends will be playing some acoustic songs to see you into the start of another awesome weekend.
Feeling a little Phishy this Friday? Then head up to Mainely Brews in Waterville to check out Phish tribute band, Pardon Me, Doug as they play all of your favorite Phish jams that are destined to keep you noodling well into the night. Pardon Me, Doug features members of Heavy Dime, The Project, Giraffe Attack and more, these guys are ready to make you lose your head starting right around 9:30.
Kick start your weekend with an evening chock full of finely crafted Americana and folk songs over at Blue on Congress Street in Portland where Gunther Brown will be taking to the stage for some good times and equally good tunes in this uniquely intimate setting. The fellas get things started this right around 10 o’clock, so stop on through and check ‘em out.
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