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Happy Monday! I’m not entirely certain that I’ve fully recovered from this weekend’s seemingly endless shenanigans, but I’m going to hike up my Party Pants and full throttle my way on through this Monday! I invite you all to do the same and reward yourself for a job well done later on by getting out there and busting a Monday move right on in to Tuesday at any or all of these fun shows!
There’ll be some free bluegrass over at Empire Dine and Dance in Portland where you can take in some fine, traditional bluegrass courtesy of Portland’s own bluegrass supergroup, The Stowaways, as well as participate in an open bluegrass jam session that starts downstairs right around 6. So bring something to pick and/or pluck and get ready to jam out, The Stowaways will keep your toes tapping with a set of tunes that’ll start after the open jam right around 8pm.
Free Monday action over at RiRa on Commercial Street in Portland where yet another installment of Evan Walsh aka EvGuy’s open mic series takes place. Each and every Monday evening EvGuy hosts his own version of an adult talent show starting right around 8 o’clock. Instruments are provided and if you can’t actually play one, EvGuy will be more than happy to bang out a manageable version of a song for you to sing along to.
The Big Easy invites one and all to their weekly jam session known as The Players Ball. This event is for musicians and music lovers alike as you can bring your instrument and come play with other cats from around town or simply come watch some of your favorite artists do their thing on stage. If you come to play you get in for free and if you’re just coming by to take in the spectacle of it all its only three bucks. The Players Ball will feature a house band of Adam Frederick, Warren McPhearson, Max Cantlin, Reed Chambers as well as a slew of special guests. Things get fun and funky beginning at 9 o’clock this evening.
Hallowell native JT Lockwood celebrates the release of his band’s self-titled album with a hometown show at Slates this evening. The band has put together a collection of pop-rock songs that sound like the work of musicians playing real music that is upbeat, passionate and heartfelt. The fellas celebrate their hard work and showcase tunes from the record beginning at 8 o’clock this evening.