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We'll help you plan your best summer yet with our annual roundup of can't miss events! Plus we've got a Face the Music interview with vocal powerhouse Josh Groban who is performing in Portland on 6/24. And as always, we'll help you have a terrific weekend with our hand-picked selection of events. Have fun out there!
Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at MaineToday.com and a music writer for MaineToday.com and the Portland Press Herald.
She has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She bought her first Rolling Stones record at a flea market when she was in 7th grade and discovered David Bowie a year later. She's a HUGE fan of the local music scene and covers it along with national musical happenings in her "Face the Music" column and with artist interviews that appear in print in the Portland Press Herald and online at Mainetoday.com. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets. Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98.9 WCLZ and appears monthly on the News Center Maine TV show “207” to talk about...music of course.
George Thorogood, DamJam Music & Arts Festival, Whitney Rose, Harold Lopez-Nussa
Written by: Aimsel Ponti
6 p.m. Friday. Maine State Pier, Commercial Street, Portland, $20.75 to $59.75. waterfrontconcerts.com You won't need to drink alone as you'll be among scores of other George Thorogood fans attending the Portland stop on his "Badder Than Ever" tour. Who do you love?
George, of course! He wants to be yours, pretty baby, yours and yours alone; he's here to tell you, honey, that he's bad to the bone –– b-b-b-bad. Photo courtesy of the
DamJam Music & Arts Festival
3 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Bicentennial Park, Firelane 98, Denmark, $12 in advance, $15 day of show. denmarkarts.org Denmark Arts Center invites you to spend an afternoon and evening in the park for the 2016 DamJam music and arts festival. The musical lineup is Landlady, TEEN, Big
Chief, Cantina, The Westerlies and Ada. While you're there, check out the funky craft fair, public art, local food and local beer. P.S. Want a preview? TEEN will be performing
at Space Gallery on Friday night. TEEN band photo courtesy of the artist
7 p.m. Saturday. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, $18. stlawrencearts.org Austin, Texas-based country and Americana singer Whitney Rose will take the St. Lawrence stage on Saturday night. She'll be playing songs from last year's album
"Heartbreaker of the Year," which was produced by Raul Malo of The Mavericks and received glowing reviews from The New York Times and Rolling Stone. Photo by Jen
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., $22 in advance, $27 at the door. boothbayoperahouse.com Cuban pianist and composer Harold Lopez-Nussa was so spellbinding when he performed in Boothbay Harbor last fall, the Opera House has invited him back for another
night of internationally spiced jazz. Lopez-Nussa's latest album is "El Viaje (The Journey)," and he and his well-tuned band will be whipping Wednesday night into a frenzy
with innovative compositions and unfettered improvisations that will stay with you long after the lights come back on. Photo courtesy of the artist