First and foremost, a giant thank you to all of those who have served and continue to serve our country today; thank you for all that you do. Secondly, a happy day off to all of you who have one this Memorial Day Monday free from work, if you’re looking to extend the long weekend into this evening, here are a few things you can check out.
A Monday off means plenty of time for good tunes and good beer so why not combine the two tonight down at Tully’s Beer & Wine in Wells? This evening Tim Adams from Oxbow Brewing will be making a special appearance at Tully’s as local musician Paul Chase, Jr. will be providing the soundtrack to your beer drinking with some terrific acoustic tunes. Things get started right around 6 o’clock.
Local artist Jacob McCurdy of the band The Dappered Gentlemen will be playing a special solo set at Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street in Portland this Monday evening. Check out this talented singer-songwriter as he plays some tunes starting up right around 8.
Local comedian Connor McGrath continues his weekly get together down at Slainte Wine Bar & Lounge on Preble Street in Portland with a night of storytelling comedy and music. It’s free and guaranteed to be entertaining, if not completely awkward, so make sure you stop by and laugh it out. The comedy portion of this evening begins at 8 and will be followed by a 90s Dance Party that’ll feature all of the finest Top 40, dance, and R&B music from the decade that brought us Looney Tunes characters wearing hip hop gear, Seinfeld, and Crystal Pepsi. Again the whole shebang is totally free and should be a pretty happenin’ time, so bust out some sweet dance floor moves and laugh the night away!
Over at RiRa on Commercial Street you’ll find the affable and always entertaining Mr. Evan Walsh hosting yet another edition of his open mic night that gets underway right around 8. EvGuy has instruments available for you to play and even if you can’t actually play an instrument, he’ll help you out by jamming out a version of a song for you to sing along to! I think I might show up and request that he rock out some Queens of the Stone Age for me… Grab some pals, down some liquid courage, and check it out.
More in the way of music and laughter will be happening at Flask Lounge on Spring Street in Portland as they present Mosh & Laugh which will feature a healthy blend of comedy and music with appearances from Dough Collins, Rachel Gendron and Joe Tole. Mosh action will be providing courtesy of Banda, Gravel and Gimmer Goldar. The free party starts at 9 o’clock tonight, so check it out if you’re looking for something else to do this evening!
Get your can on down to The Big Easy in Portland for another funky Monday at The Players Ball. Tonight you can jam out with The Players Ball’s house band, which features some super talented cats such as Adam Frederick, Max Cantlin, Dan Boyden, Chas Lester and more. Each and every Monday night these funky dudes come together to play tunes not only with each another, but also with anyone who shows up with an instrument. It’s a great time full of fun, creativity, and new, musical friends, so check it out starting right around 9!
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