Sunday April 20th 2014

Newz by The Nunz

Get out of your Monday funk with some live jams at The Players Ball over at The Big Easy

By: Holly Nunan

So I will admit that this weekend was one of my lamest as I was too sick to get out and get down, but I felt like staying home, quarantined, was a lot better for everyone than me going out and spreadin’ my sick. Let’s just say that Mucinex dreamin’ is pretty intense and does not mirror whatever The Mamas & The Papas were talking about in California Dreamin’. Holy Hannah Montana Miley Cyrus… Anyway, it’s the start to another music filled week so let’s see what’s on deck for this evening! Go time, my babies!

Local musician James Wholey will be playing the blues down at Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street in Portland tonight. Beginning at 7 o’clock you can check out a set of acoustic driven blues tunes courtesy of Mr. Wholey. It’s free, fun and a great way to ease your way into another week, so stop on by and check it out if you’re kicking around the Old Port this evening.

Just down the street a tick, over at RiRa in Portland, local musician Evan Walsh will be hosting another edition of his own version of an adult talent show starting right around 8. EvGuy has instruments available for you to play around on and if you can’t actually play, he’ll help you out by jamming a version of a song for you to sing along to. Grab some pals and check it out!

More in the way of free fun to check out this Monday evening is taking place downstairs at Empire Dine and Dance on Congress Street in Portland where North of Nashville play their regular Monday night gig. Starting right around 8 the local duo will be serving up catchy originals as well as toe-tapping, honky tonk covers, these. Again, it’s free, fun and absolutely certain to make your Monday a lot less mundance, so check it out!

Of course Mondays mean getting down to The Big Easy on Market Street in Portland for another installment of The Players Ball. Tonight you can get funky and jam out with The Players Ball’s house band, which features some super talented musicians such as Adam Frederick, Max Cantlin, Dan Boyden, Chas Lester and more. Each and every Monday night these cool cats get together to play tunes not only with each another, but also with anyone who shows up with an instrument to play. It’s a great time for musicians and music lovers alike, so check it out starting right around 9 o’clock.

If you were lucky enough to have today off and spent the day hitting the slopes up at Sugarloaf then be sure to swing by The Rack tonight for some old fashioned, back porch style bluegrass courtesy of the Tricky Britches.  The fellas are ready to make you stomp the night away with some good times and good tunes starting right around 9 o’clock tonight.

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