Let’s dive into this weekend’s line-up! It’s all happening in Portland, and you won’t want to miss a beat.
Your ticket to a whirlwind of excitement, this weekend’s Weekend Guide includes everything from Americana/roots rock, to a night of gritty ‘Trash Blues’ with Fat Knuckle Freddy. Feeling adventurous? Join the Naija Party Reloaded for a vibrant taste of Nigeria right here in Maine, or explore the cultural richness of Ireland at RiRa’s Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Enjoy!
Here’s The Weekend Guide for Friday, September 15th, 2023 – Sunday, September 17th, 2023
Friday the 15th
A night of pure, unadulterated “Trash Blues” like you’ve never heard before! Fat Knuckle Freddy and drummer Timothy “BB” Webber are set to blow your minds on the Amigos patio. Their brand of blues is unlike anything you’ve experienced—imagine the boogie-woogie of John Lee Hooker, the dirty blues of Hound Taylor, mixed with the sludge of Alice In Chains, and the doom of Black Sabbath. It’s a musical rollercoaster that’ll have you head-banging all night long. This is blues, but not as you know it!
Saturday the 16th
Sunday the 17th
The Endless Summer Party | The Portland Club | 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY DUE TO HURRICANE LEE. Savor the last of summer with The Portland Club as they host a night filled with everything that makes summer unforgettable. Groove to the tunes of the amazing the Lazzlo Family Band (a melding of alternative country Americana style with psychedelic gospel-infused), sip on refreshing summer drinks, and savor delicious bites from Sook Thai Mobile Kitchen. Plus, there will be fantastic prizes up for grabs in the raffle, thanks to sponsors like Claw Coffee, The Bayou Kitchen, and Sierra Nevada. Don’t let summer slip away without a memorable farewell. Tickets.
Naija Party RELOADED Party | Portland Zoo | 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Join in on celebrating Nigeria’s cultural richness as Oga Suya brings back by popular demand, Naija Party RELOADED! Oga Suya specializes in authentic Nigerian BBQ, featuring beloved street and party foods like mouthwatering jollof rice, iconic beef suya, and delectable chicken lap. This event will be accompanied by vibrant beats from four fantastic DJs – DJ Musonda, DJ Bow, Nik Luis, and DJ Nuno. This event is open and free to all ages, but remember, you must be 21 or older to consume alcoholic beverages. Accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, those under 21 are welcome but must leave the premises by 8 PM.
Sundays on the Boulevard | Baxter Boulevard | 9:00 PM – 4:00 PM
It’s the return of Sundays on the Boulevard! Portland Parks Parks, Recreation & Facilities is closing down Baxter Blvd. from Vannah Ave. to the East Entrance of Payson Park every Sunday. It’s a time for foot traffic, biking, pedestrians, and play, so come out and enjoy this community event.
Halfway to Paddy’s Day Party | RiRa Irish Pub | 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Join RiRa Irish Pub in celebrating Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day! Get a taste of traditional Irish cuisine, enjoy an Irish Session, have your Guinness glass engraved, and participate/or cheer on in the Oyster Shuck ‘n Suck Competition along with DJ Keystone and more! Don’t forget the 50/50 and raffle, plus $1 from every Guinness sold will support The Irish American Club of Maine and the Portland St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Everett Company’s Bliss Body | SPACE | 2:00 PM
For more events head to our Events Calendar here.