It’s Friday and that means it’s time to get your weekend started! Check out our guide for the perfect weekend in Portland Maine, live music, specialty beers, and even something for your pups to do!
Friday, September 17th
Negroni Week | All Week Long
For one week in September, bars and restaurants will mix classic Negronis and Negroni variations for a great cause. Imbibe launched Negroni Week in 2013 as a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charities around the world. Make sure to stop at Via Vecchia and for $5 pick up your negroni passport, this $5 will go to their chosen charity. Then you can head down to Blyth & Burrows and the Inkwell lounge to continue your celebration of Negroni Week!
Sun Tiki Studios is an all ages, genre defying performance art space on a busy street in Portland Maine. Legendary underground musician Chris Brokaw and his band grace the stage with their unique sound and style.
The space goddess of funk Saucy Lady is a force to be reckoned with. Since her 2011 debut album “Diversify”, this Boston-based vocalist, song writer, and DJ has been on a mission to empower all humankind with her space-age groove
Pop Evil is an American rock band that was formed in Michigan back in 2001.The bands “pulsing” single “Breathe Again” would be their hit single off the new album, Versatile, which they are currently touring to promote.
This event converts six 20-foot-long shipping containers and surrounding grounds into a colossal palette for 10 renowned Maine environmental artists. Each artist was given free reign to utilize the interior and/or exterior of the box, without limit.
Saturday: September 18th
Rally 4 Recovery | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Portland Recovery Community Center
Gather together for music, speakers, yard games, children’s activities, the annual recovery countdown, and lots of food from multiple food trucks. In addition, tables are available for community partners in recovery to share resources.
The music of An Overnight Low is based on a journey, one that has inspired a trilogy of travel-themed albums. Their setlist will feature lots of new material and some old favorites. This also happens to be band member Chad Walls birthday!
Threshers brewing is doing a tap take-over party at Bayside Bowl! Celebrating our recent new release Shangri LaLa Kölsch, a collaboration with Seepeoples! This will be an amazing night with awesome musicians at one of our favorite spots!
New England’s premiere good time band! Whether you need a jazz cocktail hour for your wedding reception, instrumental guitar music while guests take their seats, soft piano while the bride walks down the aisle, or just a band to rock the night away, Vinyl Tap has it covered.
Sunday: September 19th
It’s harvest time! You know what that means, it’s nearly time for Oktoberfest! There’s plenty of fun planned. They brewed a beer a few months ago that has been lagering now for just under 6 weeks that will be nice and crispy for the celebration. You don’t want to miss out on this one.
Coveside Coffee | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | First Ever Coveside Market Gathering
Join us for the first ever Coveside Market – a fun-filled market with local Maine makers, food trucks, and a kids art activity with Love Lab Studio. Street parking available
Evanoff is a guitar-driven livetronica trio, Defined by a bold live show full of sonic exploration, the band blends soaring melodies and emotive bass lines to deliver a unique musical experience filled with dancing, improvisation, and futurism.
Pups need love too! Join Three of Strong Spirits for Yappy Hour with special mocktails for the pups & drink deals for the humans! Draft cocktails are $1 off! The pups and humans will all be leaving in high spirits.
We’ve got art, we’ve got plants, we’ve got treats (both human and pup), we’ve got live portraits, what else could you want? See you in the Square!