I love Thursdays. They’re the most wonderful prequel to the weekend – always filled with fun times, good tunes, and great people. Thursdays are always there to give us that little pat on the back to let us know things are going to be all right because we’ve almost made our way to the freakin’ weekend. If you’re looking to celebrate Thursday in all of its glory, here are some places to check out tonight!
Get things started early this Thursday evening by checking out a free show down at Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street in Portland where local singer-songwriter Max Ater will be performing right around 6:30.
The Tony Boffa Band is ready to transport you back in time with some old school jazz at the Frog and Turtle in Westbrook this Thursday evening. Starting right around 7 o’clock, get ready to enjoy some tasty food and beverages as this 5-piece local act gets things swinging at this absolutely free show.
On Congress Street in Portland, Local Sprouts Cooperative welcomes local act Pretty Girls Sing Soprano to the stage to fill the space with beautiful sounds and songs. Since their inception Pretty Girls Sing Soprano have quickly turned heads with their tight, clever and original harmonies. You can check them out starting at 7.
The Barn Swallows will be bringing their blend of old time Celtic and Americana tunes to the stage of Blue on Congress Street in Portland this evening. Tonight’s free show gets underway right around 7 so be sure to stop on by and check things out.
The New England Music Awards’ Female Performer of the Year, Sarah Blacker will be supporting Richmond, Virginia Americana pop-rockers Carbon Leaf as both acts take to the stage of Port City Music Hall on Congress Street in Portland this thirsty Thursday evening. Things get underway right around 8.
You can also get your jazz on over at Gingko Blue on Fore Street in Portland where Hot Club Du Monde will be bringing their stringed gypsy-jazz to life right around 8 o’clock. Tonight’s show is free and sure to be swinging, so check it out if you’re hanging around the Old Port tonight.
Flask Lounge on Spring Street in Portland will host local act Awesome Kong this Thursday evening as the group prepares for a full night of funk, hip-hop and dance. Starting at 9, check out some original music from the band’s debut album as well as some fun covers you know and love. It’s a free show, so stop on by and see what’s up.
Empire on Congress Street in Portland welcomes Ben Taylor to the stage This Thursday. Ben, who is the son of James Taylor, not only bears a striking resemblance to his pops, but also sounds a whole lot like him as well. Opening up the evening will be folk/pop siren Amy Allen and singer-songwriter Caroline Rose. Things get underway right around 9 o’clock tonight.
Kilcollins will be pop-rockin’ all night long down at RiRa on Commercial Street this thirsty Thursday. Starting at the fellas will be busting out all sorts of tunes that you know in love alongside some catchy original stuff. Tonight’s show is free, so check it out if you’re downtown this evening.
Brooklyn via Maine folk-rocker Elijah Ocean will be joined by his band for a show at Fury’s Publick House in Dover, New Hampshire this Thursday. If you’re south of the border and looking for some good times, good tunes, and good people, swing on through starting at 9 o’clock.
The fellas of Vinyl Tap are ready to party down at Gritty’s in the Old Port this thirsty Thursday. Vinyl Tap is known for making people bust a move to their awesomely danceable cover tunes that vary from everything such as The Beatles, Huey Lewis, Cee Lo Green, Stevie Wonder, The Dead and many, many more. There’s never a cover charge and plenty of beer – it is Gritty’s after all, so check it out starting at 9:30 tonight.
Perhaps you’re feeling a bit nostalgic for the days of yore i.e. the 90s and want to bust a move to some tunes from bands such as Sublime, Blink 182, and even Chumbawumba (yup, Chumbawumba), then you should probably head out to Bull Feeney’s in the Old Port where 90s cover band Hello Newman will be getting the party started right around 9:30 tonight.
Local trio Micromasse will be playing a free show down at Sonny’s in the Old Port this Thursday evening. Beginning at 10, you can check out the stellar sounds that Chris Sweet, Max Cantlin and Pete Dugas make together by using guitar, drums and organ to pump out the jams. Anticipate great drinks, good vibes, and absolutely no cover this Thursday evening.
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