We did it! Not only is it Friday but it’s also the first full day of summer! Remember all of those frigid February nights, as you get ready to bust out your finest Party Jorts and thoroughly Friday this evening! Here we go!
It’s the first evening of summer and what better way to spend it than by jamming out with Band Beyond Description out on the deck of the Portland Lobster Company on Commercial Street? If this sounds like your Dead Head dream come true, then mosey on over to the spot right around 6 o’clock.
The inimitable jazz poet and performance artist Lady Zen will be doing her thing at the always-beautiful venue on Munjoy Hill in Portland known as St. Lawrence Arts. Zen has been invited to perform at a gay pride festival in Amsterdam this August and will be using funds from tonight’s show to help get her there. Be sure to show her some support and love this evening as things get underway right around 7 tonight.
Portland funk masters Mama’s Boomshack will be performing at a very special event this evening in rememberance of Amy Keen Avery who lost her battle with ovarian cancer. Tonight Mama’s Boomshack teams up with a slew of kind-hearted individuals to raise money for the Avery family as well as the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Tonight’s event begins at 7 o’clock at the Dover Elks Lodge in Dover, NH.
An evening of unique and inspiring beautiful music makes its way to the stage of the quaint and cozy Oak and The Ax in Biddeford tonight as Vo Mire, Laughing Eye Weeping Eye and Hersey State perform sets of tunes beginning at 8.
A full-blown night of hard rockin’ and rollin’ will be taking Mathew’s on Free Street in Portland by storm tonight. Get ready to have your eardrums rattle a bit as Dead Season teams up with Kamikaze Angel and Silent Season for one helluva show. Things get crankin’ around 8 o’clock this Friday evening.
Another great show happening in Portland tonight goes down at The State Theatre where St. Vincent and David Byrne (yes, that David Byrne) take the stage for an inspiring performance that will get underway right around 8 o’clock.
It’s time for another Jazz Friday over at The Dogfish Bar & Grille on Free Street in Portland tonight. Some very talented cats in the form of LQH (Chas Lester, Tyler Quist, and Evan Haines) will be bringing their melting pot of sound that touches on everything from soul to jazz to funk to rock over to The Dogfish starting at 8 o’clock tonight.
Sly-Chi will be partying up in Boothbay this Friday evening where they plan to bring the funk all night long at the one and only Mine Oyster. The fellas dare you to dance to their energetic blend of jazz and funk as things get underway right around 9.
Finally we’ve got some absolutely perfect weather to be out on a deck sipping a cold adult beverage, and listening to some tunes. Why not do exactly that down at The Pier Patio Pub in Old Orchard with some live, hip-hop courtesy of JB5? These cats will be bringing the Friday night thunder to the pier starting at 9 o’clock.
The Poprocks are ready to party tonight at Shooter’s Sports Pub in Mechanic Falls tonight. Beginning at 9, you can check out these fun lovin’ fellas as they bounce around from decade to decade covering all the pop, rock, country and more that your little heart could desire.
Local folk/country siren Shanna Underwood will be performing a set of tunes down at Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street in Portland this finally Friday evening. If you’re kicking around downtown, then be sure to stop by and enjoy some songs starting at 8:30.
The Big Easy in Portland keeps things funky-fresh this evening with a truly danceable show going on tonight with Boston’s Miss Fairchild that gets underway right around 9 o’clock. Miss Fairchild is an 8-piece band that crafts original dance songs full of sing-a-long hooks, snappy drums, fuzzy synths and horns ripped right from the 1970s. Opening things up tonight will be another Boston based artist known as Cilla Bonnie.
Over in Freeport you can check out a good time happening at Buck’s Naked BBQ as Captain Ray and the Castaways are geared up to keep you dancing all Friday long with some rock and/or roll. The party starts at 9 o’clock.
Portland party rockers Station 85 will be doing it to it at Brian Boru in the Old Port this Friday night. Starting at 9, the fellas will be kicking out the jams that will be sure to keep you shaking a tailfeather all night long. It’s free and fun, so check it out if you’re looking to bust a move to some fun party tunes.
If you’re looking to get down to a little Drum & Bass action this evening then mosey on down to Flask Lounge in Portland where The Digital Mercenaries will be delivering sounds that are sure to make you shake your hips all night long. Tonight’s event starts at 9 o’clock and is absolutely free of charge, so check it out.
The Amigos patio in the Old Port is going to be hopping this evening with some original graveyard blues courtesy of the one and only Meantone. Check out this free, fun show as things get underway around 9:30 tonight.
Folk rock trio Silent Sam & The Evans will be pleasing earholes this evening as they play a free show starting at 10 o’clock at Blue on Congress Street. These guys not only super talented, but super nice as well, so be sure to stop by and check them out this evening.
Feature Image of The Nunz courtesy of Justin Levesque