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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 On Facebook: NewzByTheNunz Follow her: @hollynunan

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Posted: August 12, 2014

Live & Local continues at One Longfellow Square with The Kenya Hall Band & The ToneKings

Written by: Holly Nunan

Monday was all kinds of bologna sandwiches in my opinion, therefore I have a pretty good feeling about Tuesday. It’s looks like tonight is going to try and take things to a different level, so if you’re ready and willing to get weird, here’s some stuff to check out!

The Still, which features local musician Ryan Halliburton and a few of his talented friends, will be making some music out on the deck of the Portland Lobster Company on Commercial Street in downtown Portland this Tuesday evening. Starting at 6, stop on by and some enjoy some delicious seafood, tasty drinks and awesome tunes with these fellas at this free, all ages show.


Just right up the street from PLC, singer-songwriter Ronda Dale will be filling Andy’s Old Port Pub with some satisfying sounds as she plays a free, all ages acoustic set beginning at 6:30 this Tuesday evening.


If you’re looking for some finely crafted folk songs to start your Tuesday evening off with then make your way over to Blue on Congress Street in Portland to check out Maine-based troubadour Dan Blakeslee alongside Lancaster Americana folk-rockers Vinegar Creek as the two acts play a free show beginning at 6 o’clock. 


Tall Horse front man, Nick Poulin will resume his position as open mic extraordinaire at this week’s installment of The Exchange, a collaborative, weekly open mic event held at The Thirsty Pig in the Old Port. Beginning at 7 all musicians are welcome to showcase their own original material outside on the Thirsty Pig patio during this free event. All genres, capabilities and ages are encouraged to step up and perform some tunes this Tuesday evening. 


After what Monday did to me, I have found myself in dire need of some funk and soul for my funk and soul hole, and I know of no better bands to deliver such goods than The Kenya Hall Band and The ToneKings. Luckily these two talented acts will be joining funkified forces for this week’s Live and Local Music Series at the gorgeous venue in downtown Portland known as One Longfellow Square. The party gets underway right around 8 o’clock and I must say that you’d be a fool to miss it as there’s only a five dollar cover charge! So get on with your bad self and check out these two phenomenal acts on stage together this Tuesday.


Local picker Jon Cooper and his band Chicken Wire will be filling Otto’s lower Congress Street location with some wonderful Americana sounds as the act plays a free show starting right around 8 o’clock tonight. Grab some pals, enjoy some ‘za and take in some live, local music.


An open mic event designed just for DJs goes down at Flask Lounge on Spring Street in Portland tonight. This open mic allows up-and-coming DJs and producers to take a chance and get up on the tables alongside local veterans that are there to lend some helping hands and ears. All you need to participate are some records, CDs and a controller. All formats of music are welcome as the party gets started around 9 o’clock.


Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port welcomes back Jacob McCurdy to the stage for another acoustic open mic night. Jacob will be playing and emceeing at this free event that encourages all artists of all musical capabilities to join in on the fun as things get underway right around 9 o’clock.


Blue on Congress Street has not one, but two great shows for you to check out this Tuesday as another free musical event gets started right around 9 featuring the Americana and blues stylings of local musician Frank Fotusky. Stop by and check things out if you’re downtown this evening.


A free evening of music will be happening over at Local 188 on Congress Street in Portland where local producer and DJ Mosart212 will hanging out with Che Ros for some improvised sets that’ll feature a blend of original tracks, dusty samples and rare, downtempo and super smooth gems. Again, this event is absolutely free, so grab some pals and hang out as things get underway right around 10 o’clock tonight.


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