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Holly Nunan

More commonly known as "The Nunz," Holly Nunan is a musician from Portland with an unabashed love for the city and its thriving music scene. She can be found around town at local shows, performing with any variety of local acts or talking about local shows on WCSH6 on Friday mornings at 6:20 am. She's also hosts Music from 207, which airs on 98.9 WCLZ on Wednesday and Sunday evenings from 7-8 pm. Holly loves a good taco, George Harrison, and stupid cat videos. Reach her at nunan.holly@gmail.com On Facebook: NewzByTheNunz Follow her: @hollynunan

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Newz by The Nunz with Holly Nunan
Posted: July 14, 2014

Gordon Lightfoot performs at Merrill Auditorium tonight

It’s time again to make the most out of your Monday! There are a lot of cool things going on all around town and beyond tonight, so get out there and show Monday what’s what! 

The beginning of your Monday evening is filled with lots of stringed things, foot stomping and overall good times as Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street welcomes Mountain Emergency to their stage for a night filled with bluegrass music. This free event is all ages and gets underway right around 6 o’clock.

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That theme for the evening that I just referred to that’s focused on stringed instruments, good times, and toe tapping continues down the street at the Portland Lobster Company where Jerks of Grass will be live out on the deck for an Monday night filled with locally made bluegrass tunes. This free, all ages shindig gets shakin’ right around 6. 

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Tonight you’ll find local musician Michael Krapovicky back at Pedro O’Hara’s in Lewiston as he gears up to host another free open mic night that gets underway at 6:30. Play some music, or just take in some fantastic live performances courtesy of some talented local musicians, at this great event. 

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Folk singer-songwriter Ken Yates will be live at Blue on Congress Street in Portland this Monday as he plays selections from his brand new album titled twenty-three. Ken draws influences from such artists as Ryan Adams, James Taylor, John Mayer, and Neil Young. You can check him out at tonight’s free show as things get underway right around 7 o’clock.

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Pete Witham & The Cozmik Zombies will be taking over the El Rayo patio in Portland with their uniquely theatrical and wickedly twisted brand Americana/rockabilly this Monday evening. These guys always know how to have a good time, so join the as they get tonight’s free party started out on the patio right around 7 o’clock.

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If you’re looking for some open mic action south of Portland tonight, make some places to head out to the Kerrymen Pub in Saco where beginning at 7:30 both solo musicians and full bands are welcome to take to the stage to  performance at this evening’s free event.

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Legendary Canadian folk-rock singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, who’s hits include Sundown as well as the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,  returns to Merrill Auditorium in Portland this Monday evening to perform live with his band. If you’ve never seen this Canadian national treasure in action, I’d suggest checking out this show, which gets underway right around 8 o’clock tonight.

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Seattle vocalist and guitarist Julie Byrne brings her brand of ambient folk music to life on the stage of The Oak and The Ax on Main Street in Biddeford this Monday. Things get underway at 8 with special guests Lisa/Liza, Adam Lampel and Sunaterere.

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Even more bluegrass for your Monday happens down at Otto on lower Congress Street in Portland where local picker Joe Walsh will join some of his pals for a night of music and fun. Grab a delicious slice of pie and enjoy some great local music as this free event gets started right around 8 tonight. 

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Don’t forget to make your way over to RiRa in Portland tonight for Evan Walsh’s open mic event as things get underway around 8. EvGuy has instruments available and even if you can’t play he’ll bust out a singable version of a song of your choice to rock out to. Tonight’s open mic is free and always a whole lot of fun, so swing through right around 8 if you’re downtown this Monday evening. 

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Nothing helps manage a case of the Mondays better than having a good ol’ belly laugh. If you’re looking to get your funny bone tickled this evening then head out to Empire on Congress Street in Portland for the The Nuclear Comedy Show featuring stand up acts such as Travis Curran, Ted Pettingell, Kate Ghiloni, Tim Hoffman, Will Green, and Jordan Handren-Seavey. These comedians are ready to make you snort, guffaw, and giggle with tons of jokes starting right around 9 tonight.

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Burlington jam band, Revibe returns to Portland for a show at Flask Lounge on Spring Street. Revibe combines a wide range of musical influences and genres including jam, funk, psychedelic rock and electronica to create tight grooves that are bound to keep you moving. Get down to Flask as things get shaking right around 9 tonight. 

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