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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.