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Aimsel Ponti

Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at MaineToday.com and a music writer for MaineToday.com and the Portland Press Herald. She has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She bought her first Rolling Stones record at a flea market when she was in 7th grade and discovered David Bowie a year later. She's a HUGE fan of the local music scene and covers it along with national musical happenings in her "Face the Music" column and with artist interviews that appear in print in the Portland Press Herald and online at Mainetoday.com. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets. Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98.9 WCLZ and appears monthly on the News Center Maine TV show “207” to talk about...music of course.

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Posted: August 5, 2014

Free concerts this Thursday: It’s enough to make a music lover’s summer

Written by: Aimsel Ponti

There’s still plenty of summer left and it doesn’t have to cost you a thing. Here’s a roundup of free shows to choose from. All you need is the desire to bask in the glow of a midsummer’s evening with the sounds of some terrific local music. These free concerts are all on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.

Jerks of Grass plays Portland’s Eastern Prom on Thursday. Matthew Robbins photo

Jerks of Grass plays Portland’s Eastern Prom on Thursday. Matthew Robbins photo

Jerks of Grass

7 p.m. | Fort Sumner Park, Eastern Promenade, Portland | easternpromenade.org
Stomp your feet to the progressive bluegrass sounds of Jerks of Grass as you lounge on a blanket on Portland’s Eastern Prom and watch the boats cruise by.

KG Freeze

6:30 p.m. | Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop St., Augusta |  lithgow.lib.me.us
Hear Kyle Gervais and his band serve up rock, pop and R&B as you let the summer breeze roll over you on the Augusta library lawn.

Spirit Family Reunion is at Portland’s Monument Square Thursday. Courtesy photo

Spirit Family Reunion is at Portland’s Monument Square Thursday. Courtesy photo

Spirit Family Reunion

5 p.m. | Monument Square, Portland | portlandmaine.com
Head to downtown Portland and get ready to stomp, clap, shake and even dance with Americana-roots music from Spirit Family Reunion. Local holler-folk act The Ghost of Paul Revere opens the show.

Alice Limoges Band is at the Camden Amphitheatre on Thursday. Courtesy photo

Alice Limoges Band is at the Camden Amphitheatre on Thursday. Courtesy photo

Alice Limoges Band

7 p.m. | Camden Public Library Ampitheatre, Atlantic Avenue | librarycamden.org
She’s a singer-songwriter with a fondness for folk and jazz. Alice Limoges and her band are working on a new album called “As Close As You Can Be Without Touching” and you’ll hear songs from it and the one that came before it.

THE Joint Chiefs

6 p.m. | Portland Lobster Company, 180 Commercial St., Portland | portlandlobstercompany.com
Order your favorite crustacean and kick back on the deck to the sounds of The Joint Chiefs. Singer and guitarist Charlie Schmidt formed the band over a decade ago. Their sound is of the folk rock and Americana persuasion.

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