Summer hasn't even really started yet, and it already seems to be flying by. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE!? Well regardless, here's our list of show picks this weekend to check out before they pass you by!


Eric Bettencourt
One Longfellow Square (Portland)
7:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Music
$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
All Ages
- Local singer-songwriter Eric Bettencourt has been crafting original, interesting music for years now, and since his move to Texas not long ago, the scene has definitely been missing him. Fortunately for us, though, he has a homecoming gig on Thursday!


Xander Nelson, JanaeSound & Cape Cannons
Bayside Bowl (Portland)
8:00pm Doors / 8:30pm Music
All Ages
- I believe in a little thing called shameless self promotion, and this is definitely it. Swing by! I promise I don't bite.


Abby McCarthy EP Release Party
Bangor Arts Exchange Ballroom
7:00pm Doors / 7:30pm Music
$10 Advance / $15 Day of Show
All Ages
- EP release parties are the best - it's a celebration and a show all rolled into one. Abby McCarthy looks to have some stellar original tunes lined up for this one. If you're in the area, don't miss it!


Old Port Festival
Multiple Locations
11:00am Open / 12:00pm Music Start
All Ages
- The official sign that summer is here for anyone in the Portland area, the Old Port Fest always seems to sneak up on us. Don't let it do that this year, though! There's tons of great music happening all around - click the event title to check out the full list of events on the official website.

Well, that's it for now! Check back next week for more listings, and if you have something you want to let people know about, feel free to drop a link in the comments!

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