Welcome to the thriving live music scene of Portland, Maine! This week, prepare for an eclectic array of musical experiences that will ignite your senses and get you to groove.
Round-up includes a captivating performance by a soulful musician who draws inspiration from an iconic artist; a dynamic grunge folk band that will take you on a wild ride; a band known for their timeless American roots; and a boundary-pushing musical collaboration that brings together diverse talents from different genres.
Are you ready to get swept away by the enchanting sounds of this city?
Looking for more live music? Check out Live Music Tonight, our full calendar of live music in Portland!
Embark on a musical journey like no other with Zach Nugent and Dead Set.
From the moment he strums his guitar, you’ll understand why he is one of the most sought-after guitarists in the live music scene. With his deep knowledge and expertise as a Jerry Garcia aficionado, Nugent’s talent shines through as he effortlessly leads and assembles multifaceted Grateful Dead-inspired groups for special runs and festival appearances.
Zach Nugent & Dead Set is happening Saturday, May 20th, 2023 at the Portland House of Music & Events.
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Get ready to rock the night away as Plague Dad delivers an evening of unapologetic grungefolk madness!
Hailing from the heart of Portland this dynamic group of lo-fi songwriters and performers is ready to unleash their raw and energetic sound upon you. Blending the gritty essence of grunge with the heartfelt storytelling of folk, their music brings a refreshing authenticity and DIY attitude to the stage.
Plague Dad is playing at Bramhall on Thursday, May 18th, 2023.
Kick up your boots and let loose as the American roots music band, Yellow Sun Wreckers, take the stage to serve up a sizzling-hot sonic gumbo that will have you grooving all night long.
With a blend of classic and contemporary country, modern folk, rock, and blues, they sprinkle in flavors of ragtime, bluegrass, rhythm, and soul to create a truly unique musical experience, this crew is no strangers to getting crowds moving and shaking.
Yellow Sun Wreckers are taking the stage on Thursday, May 18th at Maine Craft Distilling.
An extraordinary musical collaboration with a genre-bending journey! The talented members of the Amarantos Quartet join forces with the exceptional singer-songwriter, Sara Hallie Richardson.
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, and Björk, Richardson’s songs are known for their rich vocal harmonies, soaring melodies, and a seamless fusion of synthetic and acoustic orchestral sounds. The Amarantos Quartet weaves their instrumental prowess into Richardson’s vast and unique songwriting style.
Sara Hallie Richardson & Amarantos Quartet are playing Friday, May 19th at One Longfellow Square.
This is just a sample of what’s happening this week. Check out the Live Music Tonight page for a full calendar of live events happening in Portland, Maine.