Van Gordon Martin + Zeme Libre (Album Release Show)
Oct
18
8:30 PM20:30

Van Gordon Martin + Zeme Libre (Album Release Show)

ALL AGES - $10adv, $12door

TIX @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/van-gordon-martin-zeme-libre-album-release-show-tickets-70921655581

Van Gordon Martin is a Guitarist, songwriter, and multi instrumentalist producer. Always pushing sonic boundaries. Live, solo, in trio , and full ensembles. VGM is Guitarist for Organically Good Trio, Dub Apocalypse, Big Daddy Kane, Club D’elf, and many more. Recently, Van has been doing guest appearances with Slightly Stoopid, as well as opening for the likes of Steel Pulse and Toots & The Maytals. On October 18th, Van brings his all-star band for a full live band show. He is joined by Portland ska/reggae stalwarts Zeme Libre, who will be celebrating the release of their new album. Zeme Libre is a New England based band that has quickly garnered a reputation for its unique high energy blend of Afro-beat, reggae, ska, and funk. The band also features members of the legendary Boston ska band Bim Skala Bim. members of Zeme Libre have played and shared the stage with such great acts as Michael Franti and Spearhead, Culture, Toots and the Maytals, Black Uhuru, Wyclef Jean, The English Beat, Burning Spear, De La Soul, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Wailers, The Skatalites, Bim Skala Bim, Ozomatli, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Orgone, and Yellowman to name a short few. Don't miss this monster double bill. For more info on the bands please visit:

https://www.vangordonmartin.com/

http://www.zemelibre.com/


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Paranoid Social Club w/s/g Mouth Washington
Oct
25
8:30 PM20:30

Paranoid Social Club w/s/g Mouth Washington

ALL-AGES, TIX $10adv, $15door 8:30pm doors, 9:00pm show

TIX @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paranoid-social-club-wsg-mouth-washington-tickets-73100438379

Paranoid Social Clubis the bastard brainchild of Dave Gutter and Jon Roods of the Rustic Overtones. Hailing from Portland, ME the band has received international accolades for it’s high energy style. Equally inspired by punk, soul, psychedelic rock, and the human psyche; PSC is a musical movement like no other. Picture Jimi Hendrix smashing a keyboard or The Clash backing Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival. The fervor of their incendiary live show has propelled them to that of cult status. Paranoid Social Club has managed to create one of a kind anthems using sarcasm and beauty, two things that rarely coincide. Paranoid’s debut Axis ll, spawned the hit “Wasted” which was featured as the theme for Broken Lizard’s cult classic film Beerfest, as well as being the soundtrack to every college party in America. Their follow up double LP Axis lll & l featured the single “Two Girls” and was remixed and released on EMI’s ON Entertainment record label. “Two Girls” was used in HBO’s series Entourage and Cathouse and birthed a house remix album produced by club dj’s ; Invisible Kid, Powder, and Butterface and Clinch. “Two Girls” quickly became PSC’s as it landed them on countless radio stations most requested list. We are thrilled that the band has returned to Bayside Bowl for a rare PSC show, and will, of course, be playing some true classics. Opening the show is Portland Post-Punk band Mouth Washington. For more info on the bands please visit: 

https://www.facebook.com/paranoidsocialclub/

https://www.facebook.com/mouthwashington/

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NYE: QUANNUM MC'S (Blackalicious, Lateef The Truthspeaker +) w/ Akrobatik & Mosart 212
Dec
31
to Jan 1

NYE: QUANNUM MC'S (Blackalicious, Lateef The Truthspeaker +) w/ Akrobatik & Mosart 212

ALL AGES - TIX 40$ ADV $50 DOOR (9pm)

TIX ON SALE (11am - FRI. SEPT. 13)
TIX @
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nye-quannum-mcs-blackalicous-lateef-the-truth-speaker-wakrobatik-tickets-72253071883

NYE: Quannum MC's (Blackalicious, Lateef The Truthspeaker,+)
w/s/g Akrobatik + Mosart 212

Both a label and a collaborative effort, Quannum MC’s brings together some of the brightest talents from the former SoleSides label (now Quannum): Gift of Gab & Chief Xcel (Blackalicious), Lateef the Truthspeaker and Jumbo of Lifesavas, just some of the full collective that has also previously included artists like DJ Shadow, Jurassic 5, Poets of Rhythm and others. Between them there is a history and legacy of West Coast underground rap/hip-hop music that can never be understated or overlooked. We are thrilled to host these hip-hop legends as our New Year's Eve show for 2019. Boston legend, Akrobatik, and Portland's very own Mosart 212 open the show. For more info please visit:

http://blackalicious.com/
http://www.lateefthetruthspeaker.com/

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Moon Boot Lover w/s/g Akela Moon
Sep
20
8:30 PM20:30

Moon Boot Lover w/s/g Akela Moon

ALL AGES $7adv, $10door TIX @

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moon-boot-lover-wsg-akela-moon-tickets-67020565315

Moon Boot Lover brings an original high energy funk-rock-soul blend, with a dose of body moving dance grooves. Front man Peter Prince, a veritable legend of the early jam scene, has performed and recorded with top talent including Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews), Derek Trucks (Allman Brothers), and many more – and is widely known for his distinctive voice, mastery of electric and acoustic guitar, and an extensive discography of original songs that have topped many fans 'all time favorites' lists. There has been a wide assortment of band members over the years, all heavy weight players in their own right, with the most recent line up, Reed Dieffenbach on drums, Tom Martin & Ben Carle sharing bass guitar duties & Sam Gilman on keyboards carrying the MBL torch lighting it up where ever they go! Catch one of New Hampshire’s greatest musical treasures as they come back to Bayside Bowl. The Portland based Akela Moon, who have been amassing a strong local following, opens the show. For more info on the artists please visit:

https://peterprincemusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/AKELAMOON.band/

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ROOFTOP: HAMBONE
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

ROOFTOP: HAMBONE

HAMBONE is a improv fueled rock band with a Soulful Modern Blues approach to the funk of the past with hints of Jazz and Latin! The band has built a reputation as one of the hottest live acts in the Portland area. Led by virtuoso guitarist and soaring vocalist, Sam Whitman, HAMBONE have garnered a large local following through their explosive live shows. Don’t miss it as we welcome Hambone to Bayside Bowl for their roof-top debut! For more info on Hambone please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/HAMBONEMAINE/


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Burlesque @ Bayside Bowl 9 w/ Mr & Mrs F-Smart & more
Sep
6
8:30 PM20:30

Burlesque @ Bayside Bowl 9 w/ Mr & Mrs F-Smart & more

NO ADVANCE TIX: $5 DOOR (CASH/CREDIT)

The 9th installment of Burlesque @ Bayside Bowl! Each show has outdone its predecessor and this will be no different!  The uber talented crew led by Mr. & Mrs. F Smart always put together an amazing line up of dancers, performers, musicians, and multi-media activities, all aimed to arouse and inspire!  What more could you ask for from a Friday night out?  More info on this event TBA. (recommended for mature audiences, MINORS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT) For more info on the performers please visit: https://www.facebook.com/FckSmarts/

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(PSTPND - 9/5) ROOFTOP: Jason Ward (Rustic Overtones) & The West End Mules
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

(PSTPND - 9/5) ROOFTOP: Jason Ward (Rustic Overtones) & The West End Mules

Baritone Saxophonist and woodwind specialist Jason Ward is best known as a member of the beloved Portland Maine Band, Rustic Overtones, who he has been touring and recording with for decades.. Recently, Jason released his debut solo album THE ULTIMATE , which was released on October 2nd, 2018 to wide critical acclaim. On this evening, Jason brings his band the Jason Ward & The West End Mules for their rooftop debut. This show is free and all ages (minors accompanied with adult). For more info please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/Jason-Ward-Saxophonist-1824871554286556/

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The Skatalites  w/s/g Gorilla Finger Dub
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Skatalites w/s/g Gorilla Finger Dub

ALL AGES / TIX $20 ADV, $25 DOOR

TIX @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-skatalites-wsg-gorilla-finger-dub-tickets-64303554663

2019 marks the 55th Anniversary of The Skatalites. The original members had played on hundreds of recording sessions before forming the band in 1964. They backed most of the vocalists in Jamaica at that time, including Bob Marley, Toots and The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, and many more. After disbanding in 1965, the individual members continued playing in various groups as the music evolved from ska to rocksteady to reggae. In the late 70’s, a resurgence of interest in the music began in the U.K. which caused the creation of many bands such as The Specials, The English Beat, Madness, The Selecter, and Bad Manners. This became known as the “Two-Tone era,” and these British musicians fused rock music with the ska and reggae. In The early 80’s, the music started to spread to The U.S.A and other parts of the world, and bands began to emerge everywhere playing different flavors of ska and reggae fused with whatever else they wanted to throw in, including hard core, jazz, and even punk. In 1983, The Skatalites reunited to play Reggae Sunsplash in Montego Bay and subsequently in London at The Crystal Palace for the U.K version of The Sunsplash event. A few years later, they began emigrating to the U.S.A., and in 1986, the first US shows began at The Village Gate in NYC. In 1989, the band supported Bunny Wailer on The Liberation Tour, and in 1990, they embarked on their first headline tour of The U.S.A. and have not stopped touring the world ever since. Their unique infectious brand of real Jamaican ska pleases audiences of all ages across the globe year after year. Join us as we welcome back one of the best bands we have ever hosted at Bayside Bowl. Local heavy hitters Gorilla Finger Dub opens the show. For more info please visit:

http://www.skatalites.com/

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ROOFTOP: El Malo
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

ROOFTOP: El Malo

El Malo is a contemporary Latin rock band out of Portland, Maine.  The band plays well-crafted original instrumentals with a few classic salsa tunes thrown in and have a deserved reputation for getting crowds moving, even for people for whom Latin music isn't necessarily familiar or a first choice. The band has dubbed their sound “salsacore,” and it is certainly an appropriate description. Their intense live shows have earned them quite the local fanbase. Don’t miss this show as we welcome El Malo to the the roof for the very first time. This show is FREE and ALL-AGES (minors accompanied by an adult). Please note - this show will be moved indoors/downstairs in the event of Rain. For more info please visit:

http://elmalosalsacore.com/

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ROOFTOP: Micromassé
Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

ROOFTOP: Micromassé

Micromassé is an organ trio of accomplished musicians offering a fresh new sound that is nostalgically analog, worldly and explosively modern. Combining the classic sound of the Hammond Organ with dynamic electric guitar and infectious drums; Micromassé strives to bring instrumental music to new frontiers while maintaining a positive groove and a fun vibe.  The band has garnered superlative reviews to their recordings and concerts. They have shared the stage with Charlie Hunter, Bombino the Fogcutters and Moon Hootch and delighted audiences with their energetic performances and fiery compositions.  Join us on the roof for a truly funky good time!  Show is FREE and ALL AGES.  Also note, if it rains this day, the show will be moved downstairs.  For more info on Micromassé please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/Micromasse/

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BIG DADDY KANE (Full Live Band Show) w/ Akrobatik + Ill By Instinct
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

BIG DADDY KANE (Full Live Band Show) w/ Akrobatik + Ill By Instinct

ALL AGES - $37adv, $42door . TIX GO ON SALE MONDAY, MAY 20 AT 10AM

TIX @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-daddy-kane-live-band-show-wsg-akrobatik-ill-by-instinct-tickets-61989187328

Big Daddy Kane is a Brooklyn, New York M.C. who undisputedly defined the term “lyricist” in the world of hip-hop. Along with the lyrical ingenuity he brought to the genre, he also introduced innovative live performances as well. Kane was the first rapper to ever hold not one but two sold out shows at the world famous Apollo Theater for women only. These lives performances, which consisted of theatrics, choreography and tailored costumes proved that Big Daddy Kane was not only an M.C., he was a full entertainer. Kane revolutionized hip-hop fashion and the way hip-hop shows were performed. Kane has endured a substantive music career. He has several gold albums, endless music accolades including a Grammy award. He also received a VH1 Hip Hop Honor in 2005. His catalogue of music consists of the LP "Long Live The Kane" that features the hit songs "Ain't No Half Steppin'" and "Raw." The LP "It's A Big Daddy Thing" featured "Smooth Operator" "Warm It Up" and the Teddy Riley produced hit "I Get The Job Done." The LP “Taste Of Chocolate" features "Hard Being The Kane" and "All Of Me" as well as a duet with the legendary Barry White. Additional albums were "Prince Of Darkness," "Looks Like A Job For..." and "Daddy's Home." Kane has also recorded on movie soundtracks with "Lean On Me (Rap Summary)" from the film "Lean On Me." "Nuff Respect" from the film "Juice," The Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis produced "A Job Ain't Nothin' But Work" from "Mo' Money" and of course "Raw" from the film "Colors." 

As a powerful figure in the rap game, Kane has collaborated with many artists such as Kool G Rap, Masta Ace and Craig G on the Marley Marl produced "Symphany." He has worked with Public Enemy and Ice Cube on the single "Burn, Hollywood Burn" with Heavy D on the single "Don’t Curse" with Patti LaBelle on the certified gold single "Feels Like Another One" and the Quincy Jones multi-platinum masterpiece "Tribute To Birdland" as well as the title cut "Back On The Block" from the album of the same name. Proving that he is a full entertainer and that he is a man of many talents, Kane has also made a few appearances on the big screen in the movies"Posse" "Meteor Man" "Dead Heist" "Brown Sugar" and "Gunmen." On August 9, Kane brings the full live band experience to the Bayside Bowl Stage. The show is an all-ages event. Opening up the night is the legendary Boston rapper, Akrobatik and Portland's very own Ill By Instinct. Advance tickets go on sale Monday, MAY 20 at 10am. For more info please visit:

http://www.officialbigdaddykane.com
https://akrobatikmc.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/illbyinstinct/

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Johnny Cremains + Seasonal Beast + Renée Coolbrith (solo)
Aug
3
8:30 PM20:30

Johnny Cremains + Seasonal Beast + Renée Coolbrith (solo)

ALL-AGES FREE!!!!!

Johnny Cremains might be the most extraordinary musical act based in Portland, ME. The indie-doom rock lounge band has garnered one of the most loyal fanbases a band could have, and the word is starting to get out on what their fans have known for years, that there isn't a single band on the planet that sounds like them. The band has released several albums, all to wide critical acclaim, and their most recent release, Hollywoodland, "is a highly entertaining pastiche of punk, classic 1990s alternative rock, lounge music and just a touch of histrionic prog rock to add to the high drama at play," according to Culture Shock (Emily Burnham). Joining them on the night is NYC based Seasonal Beast. The band is known for its blend of electronic pop, lush cinematic soundscapes, and heavy synth lines, creating a dark and mesmerizing spell. They have won the best emerging artist from Deli Magazine and have been featured by media outlets such as Stereogum, AXS, ohestee, Baeble Music, The Music mMermaid, Yesterdays Nothing, Keep Walking Music, xKira Music, Imperfect Fifth, Killer Pony Tail, and DopeCauseWeSaid to name a short few. Recently, the band released the music video for their single “I can make you disappear,” which was the winning video at the LA Festival of Cinema (2019). Their debut album, Muscle Memory, continues to help put Seasonal Beast on the map as of the most forward thinking and eclectic musical acts on the scene today. Opening up the night is Renée Coolbrith (solo). Renée has established herself as one of the most prolific writers and performers in Maine. Aside from her solo career, she is a regular collaborator with acts such as Spose, Sarah Violette, Johnny Cremains, and Spencer Albee, to name a short few, and co-leads the beloved Portland Indie-pop duo, Pretty Sad. She is currently writing and recording in preperation for her first proper full album solo release. For more information on all the acts on this monster bill, please go to the links below. 
https://www.facebook.com/johnny.cremains
http://www.seasonalbeast.com
https://www.facebook.com/ReneeCoolbrithmusic/



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The Nth Power w/s/g  JanaeSound
Aug
2
8:30 PM20:30

The Nth Power w/s/g JanaeSound

ALL AGES $15 adv , $20 Door

tix @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-nth-power-wsg-phantom-vanity-janaesound-tickets-61875543416

The Brooklyn urban-soul rock trio, The Nth Power, is proud to announce the release of their long awaited fourth studio album, Reverence, and are hitting the road to support the release (August 2019). Recorded over a period of two years in six studios and cities, with the bulk of the work being done at Chillhouse Studios with Will Holland (Pixies, Dead Can Dance) and Treesound Studios with Paul Diaz (Outkast) in Atlanta, GA, Reverence proves to be the band's most focused effort to date. There are few bands as busy these days and with the musical pedigree of its three members, Nikki Glaspie (Beyoncé, Maceo Parker) on drums/vocals, Nate Edgar (John Brown's Body) on bass, and Nick Cassarino (Big Daddy Kane, Jennifer Hartswick) on guitar/vocals, The Nth Power have achieved something truly significant, making a great and passionately relevant album, while essentially being on tour throughout the whole recording process. For much of the record, The Nth Power worked with producer Will Bradford of the band SeepeopleS, and there is certainly evidence of the band stretching itself sonically on Reverence. But, most importantly, the album represents a new level of maturity, both lyrically and compositionally, and there is a heartfelt thread of esoteric sentiment that permeates through the entire track list. There is assuredly a story being told here. The album also features musical contributions from the legendary Maceo Parker (James Brown) and Ivan Neville (Neville Bros, Dumpstaphunk, Bonnie Raitt) , but Reverence is, in many ways, an eloquent and consummate adieu to long time collaborator Kofi Burbridge (1961-2019), who passed away earlier this year. Burbridge's musical presence is expansive and he plays on almost every track, including an exquisite flute arrangement on "Spirits," one the of the album's highlights and is one of the songs that will resonate the most with longtime fans. Other stand outs include the anthemic "Hero," the reggae infused "Shine On," and the astonishingly graceful "I Will Never Leave You." Reverence, as a whole, serves as true testament to a prodigious musical act truly finding its legs through the lens of compassion, loss, and heartbreak, and the end result is nothing short of inspiring. Reverence is being released on July 4th and will be available on all major streaming platforms. The band is currently on tour and pre-order advance copies of Reverence will be available at the band's shows starting in August. Opening up the evening is Portland's own Janaesound.

For more info on The Nth Power ( or JanaeSound) the new release, or for current tour dates, please visit:

http://thenthpowermusic.com/
http://janaesound.com/

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ROOFTOP MOVIE: Phoenix, Oregon
Aug
1
8:30 PM20:30

ROOFTOP MOVIE: Phoenix, Oregon

What do stars James LeGros, Jesse Borrego, Lisa Edelstein, Reynaldo Gallegos, Diedrich Bader and Kevin Corrigan all have in common? They are the ensemble cast of the fantastic new film Phoenix, Oregon, in which the lead characters Bobby (LeGros) and Carlos (Borrego) must defying midlife haze, and seize an unlikely opportunity to reinvent their lives, quitting their jobs to restore an old bowling alley and serve the “world’s greatest pizza.” Despite controlling bosses, dead-end jobs, and broken relationships, the two leads must awaken hibernating courage and resilience in order to take new risks and keep dreams alive.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Writer, Director & Editor Gary Lundgren and Producers Annie Lundgren and Luis Rodriguez.

WEBSITE:https://phoenixoregonmovie.com/

TRAILER:https://vimeo.com/320999695

FACEBOOK: @phoenixoregonmovie

INSTAGRAM: @phoenixoregonmovie

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ROOFTOP: Royal Hammer (re-scheduled from Rain Out)
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

ROOFTOP: Royal Hammer (re-scheduled from Rain Out)

Royal Hammer is a seven-piece roots reggae collective from Portland, Maine. Comprised of some of Portland’s most talented and seasoned musicians, Royal Hammer has for many years paid thoughtful and respectful homage to the great traditions of Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Roots Radics and many others. Fresh off the release of its debut album, My Bubble, Royal Hammer has begun spreading their message of love, hope, and justice to a broader audience. Fronted by lead singer, guitar player, and arranger, Michael Taylor (Rustic Overtones, the Awesome), Royal Hammer is, Gary Gemitti (Rustic Overtones) on drums, Tyler Quist (Jaw Gems, the Awesome) on keyboards, Stu Mahan (London Souls, Nat Osborne, Eric Krasno Band) on the low end, and horn section Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce, Soulive, Rustic Overtones), Dave Noyes (Plains, Rustic Overtones) and Lucas Desmond (Model Airplane, Kenya Hall Band). Among their long list of accomplishments, Royal Hammer has shared the stage with such legendary artists as Lee “Scratch” Perry, Barrington Levy, and Midnite as well as backing up international reggae artists Marty Dread and Glen DaCosta of the Wailers.  The band will be making their rooftop debut on June 13. This show is FREE. Also note, if it rains this day, the show will be moved downstairs. For more info please go to:

https://www.facebook.com/royalhammer

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Bim Skala Bim w/s/g Zeme Libre & Roots, Rhythm & Dub
Jul
19
8:30 PM20:30

Bim Skala Bim w/s/g Zeme Libre & Roots, Rhythm & Dub

ALL AGES $12adv $15 door

TIX AT: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bim-skala-bim-wsg-roots-rhythm-dub-tba-tickets-60818990237

Bim Skala Bim formed in Boston, MA as a Ska Rock band that was influenced by the bands in England’s 2 Tone movement as well as bands such as the Clash, UB40 andBob Marley. Bim’s infectious “Boston Blue Beat” sound—a mix of upbeat 2 Tone Ska, Rock n Roll and a pinch of Calypso—with a substantial Reggae undertone led them, together with The Toasters, to be the premier bands kickstarting the Third Wave of Ska in the 1980s. Other bands quickly followed their example resulting in a lively scene in Boston and much of the United States.
In 1997, Bim Skala Bim, The Dropkick Murphys, and The Bosstones emerged on a 50 date nationwide “Boston On The Road” tour, demonstrating the shared success of those Boston artists. One of the world’s longest-running independent bands with over twenty five years of touring and recording, Bim Skala Bim has released 9 highly acclaimed albums and has been the winner of 10 Boston Music Awards, 8 Boston Phoenix Reader’s Poll awards as well Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston” twice. In March of 2013, Boston Business Journal rated Bim Skala Bim’s Bones album #19 in their “Boston Top 40 Albums of All Time” list. Bim Skala Bim took a hiatus in 2002, but has reformed with all of the original members and just finished recording a brand new album Chet’s Last Call, 
released late 2013. The band is currently on tour and we are thrilled to welcome them to Bayside Bowl on July 19. Opening up the night are Portland, ME heavyweights Roots, Rhythm & Dub and Zeme Libre.. For more info please visit:

http://www.bimska.com

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ROOFTOP: The Nightshades
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

ROOFTOP: The Nightshades

The Nightshades, which feature members of Armies, Chris Ross and the North, Micromassé, The Fogcutters and more, bring their swamp funk and bayou groove music to Bayside Bowl for the first time as part of the Dunkin Donuts Rooftop Concert Series. This stellar all-star band brings an authentic NOLA musical vibe to Maine, the perfect remedy for Jazzfest envy! Get ready to get your rooftop funk on!

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Mezzanine: Jokes To Spare (Comedy Open Mic w/ Jim Martin)
Jun
26
8:30 PM20:30

Mezzanine: Jokes To Spare (Comedy Open Mic w/ Jim Martin)

Hey There! Are you funny? Does everyone say “oh my god, you should be a comedian!”? Well, now you can try it out at Bayside Bowl! Every Wednesday night from 8:30-10:30, Jim Martin hosts Jokes to Spare Open Mic! You’ll have 5 minutes to try new jokes, polish old stuff, or just stare off into the distance! Starting June 5!

Bio: Jim Martin is a fixture of the Portland comedy scene, has performed all over the northeast, and co-produces LOLS at One Longfellow Square and Sun Tiki Comedy at Sun Tiki Studios.

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TALIB KWELI : Hip-Hops 12 @ Bayside Bowl
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

TALIB KWELI : Hip-Hops 12 @ Bayside Bowl

Bayside Bowl presents TALIB KWELI : HIP HOPS 12 !  (All ages) tix ON SALE FRIDAY 4/19 -  10 AM 
$35 adv, $40door

TIX @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talib-kweli-hip-hops-12-at-bayside-bowl-tickets-60409780279

Bayside Bowl & Hip Hops are proud to present Talib Kweli : HIP HOPS 12!  The Brooklyn-based MC earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years. “I’m a touring artist. I’m an artist that’s internationally known. I’m not just a local artist at this point in my career. I’m cognizant of the fact that what I do is beyond where it started. I’m trying to reach the apex of where I am now, but without turning my back on or dismissing what I’ve done before.” After nearly 20 years of releasing mesmerizing music, Talib Kweli stands as one of the world’s most talented and most accomplished Hip Hop artists. Whether working with Mos Def as one-half of Black Star, partnering with producer Hi-Tek for Reflection Eternal, releasing landmark solo material or collaborating with Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Just Blaze, J Dilla, or Madlib, Kweli commands attention by delivering top-tier lyricism, crafting captivating stories and showing the ability to rhyme over virtually any type of instrumental.  In 2011, Kweli founded Javotti Media, which is self-defined as “a platform for independent thinkers and doers.” Kweli has set out to make Javotti Media (which released his 2011 album, Gutter Rainbows, and is named after his paternal grandmother) into a media powerhouse that releases music, films and books.  Join us as we welcome Talib Kweli to Bayside Bowl for Hip Hops 12!  Opening the night are Ben Shorr, DJ Myth, Flowpez, Shameek The God and Sarah Violette & Renee Coolbrith.  Hip Hops 12 is produced in conjunction with our sponsors (Oxbow Brewing Company, Austin Street Brewery, Orono Brewing Co, This Thing Of Ours Barber Co, Dark Harbor Tattoo Society), to whom we extend a huge thanks! For more info on Talib Kweli and Hip Hops 12, please visit these links:

http://talibkweli.com

https://www.facebook.com/therealhiphops/

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Mezzanine: Jokes To Spare (Comedy Open Mic w/ Jim Martin)
Jun
19
8:30 PM20:30

Mezzanine: Jokes To Spare (Comedy Open Mic w/ Jim Martin)

Hey There! Are you funny? Does everyone say “oh my god, you should be a comedian!”? Well, now you can try it out at Bayside Bowl! Every Wednesday night from 8:30-10:30, Jim Martin hosts Jokes to Spare Open Mic! You’ll have 5 minutes to try new jokes, polish old stuff, or just stare off into the distance! Starting June 5!

Bio: Jim Martin is a fixture of the Portland comedy scene, has performed all over the northeast, and co-produces LOLS at One Longfellow Square and Sun Tiki Comedy at Sun Tiki Studios.

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Mezzanine: Jokes To Spare (Comedy Open Mic w/ Jim Martin)
Jun
12
8:30 PM20:30

Mezzanine: Jokes To Spare (Comedy Open Mic w/ Jim Martin)

Hey There! Are you funny? Does everyone say “oh my god, you should be a comedian!”? Well, now you can try it out at Bayside Bowl! Every Wednesday night from 8:30-10:30, Jim Martin hosts Jokes to Spare Open Mic! You’ll have 5 minutes to try new jokes, polish old stuff, or just stare off into the distance! Starting June 5!

Bio: Jim Martin is a fixture of the Portland comedy scene, has performed all over the northeast, and co-produces LOLS at One Longfellow Square and Sun Tiki Comedy at Sun Tiki Studios.

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Burlesque @ Bayside Bowl 8 w/ Mr & Mrs F-Smart & more
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Burlesque @ Bayside Bowl 8 w/ Mr & Mrs F-Smart & more

NO ADVANCE TIX: $5 DOOR (CASH/CREDIT)

The 8th installment of Burlesque @ Bayside Bowl! Each show has outdone its predecessor and this will be no different!  The uber talented crew led by Mr. & Mrs. F Smart always put together an amazing line up of dancers, performers, musicians, and multi-media activities, all aimed to arouse and inspire!  What more could you ask for from a Friday night out?  More info on this event TBA. (recommended for mature audiences, MINORS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT) For more info on the performers please visit: https://www.facebook.com/FckSmarts/

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Mezzanine: Jokes To Spare (Comedy Open Mic w/ Jim Martin)
Jun
5
8:30 PM20:30

Mezzanine: Jokes To Spare (Comedy Open Mic w/ Jim Martin)

Hey There! Are you funny? Does everyone say “oh my god, you should be a comedian!”? Well, now you can try it out at Bayside Bowl! Every Wednesday night from 8:30-10:30, Jim Martin hosts Jokes to Spare Open Mic! You’ll have 5 minutes to try new jokes, polish old stuff, or just stare off into the distance! Starting June 5!

Bio: Jim Martin is a fixture of the Portland comedy scene, has performed all over the northeast, and co-produces LOLS at One Longfellow Square and Sun Tiki Comedy at Sun Tiki Studios.

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Gina & The Red Flight Crew (PBA Final Four / Maine Beer Co / FOX Weekend Event)
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Gina & The Red Flight Crew (PBA Final Four / Maine Beer Co / FOX Weekend Event)

FREE - ALL AGES - MAINE BEER CO / PBA FINAL FOUR / FOX WEEKEND presents…

The PBA Final Four Playoffs are happening at Bayside Bowl. The event is part of FOX (TV) Weekend Events and is sponsored by the Maine Beer Company. It’s always a big deal to have the PBA at our venue, so we’ve decided to up the ante on the party by throwing a rare FREE show (all-ages) in the Music Room. The musical hosts for the evening are Portland’s very own Gina & The Red Flight Crew. Led by the dynamic vocalist Gina Alibrio, no band in Maine can claim ownership over the dance floor like the Red Flight Crew. The all-star soul-funk band features members of acts such as The Fogcutters, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Micromassé, and Jaw Gems to name a short few. Don’t miss this this party as we combine the best of what we do for one special evening,…bowling, music, food and drinks!

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ROOFTOP: QUAD
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

ROOFTOP: QUAD

Formed in the summer of 2015, QUAD is the collaborative efforts between two seasoned musicians. The duo is comprised of Devon Colella (cello & effects) and Chris Wilkes (drums). Their original arrangements are diverse; but there is a stylistic consistency rooted in rock, funk, and progressive rhythms.  The band has been wowing crows with their driving sound and expansive sonic layering. Don’t miss QUAD as this one of a kind band makes their roof debut. This show is FREE. Also note, if it rains this day, the show will be moved downstairs. For more info please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/quadtheband/

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Roots Of Creation, Organically Good Trio + Dela (Slightly Stoopid) + Jackson W (Elovators) NEWHALL WEDDING! LIMITED TIX TO PUBLIC
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Roots Of Creation, Organically Good Trio + Dela (Slightly Stoopid) + Jackson W (Elovators) NEWHALL WEDDING! LIMITED TIX TO PUBLIC

ALL AGES - LIMITED TIX AVAIL TO PUBLIC $20 ADV $20 DOOR (IF AVAIL) SHOW AT 7PM

TIX @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/organically-good-trio-surprise-co-headliner-limited-tix-avail-to-public-tickets-59722448451

Great friends of Bayside Bowl, Matthew Newhall and Kerry Roucoulet, are getting married and are sharing the party!  On May 18, Night 2 of the monster weekend, we will be hosting the coolest wedding reception in Portland ME all year.  On this night, Matt, Kerry, and Bayside Bowl are thrilled to welcome back Roots Of Creation and The Organically Good Trio (featuring members of Slightly Stoopid, John Brown's Body, Skatalites, Dub Apocalypse) to the Bayside Bowl Stage.  Joining them on the night will be Jackson Wetherbee  from the Elovators and Daniel Delacruz (aka Dela) from Slightly Stoopid.    The show is all ages, but there will be an extremely LIMITED number of tickets available to the general public, so grab yours now!  For more info please visit: www.baysidebowl.com.

http://rootsofcreation.com

http://organicallygoodtrio.com/

http://slightlystoopid.com

https://theelovaters.com/

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Dub Apocalypse w/ Dana Colley (Morphine, Vapors of Morphine)
May
17
9:00 PM21:00

Dub Apocalypse w/ Dana Colley (Morphine, Vapors of Morphine)

Great friends of Bayside Bowl, Matthew Newhall and Kerry Roucoulet, are getting married and are sharing the party! On May 17 and 18, Matt & Kerry’s wedding party will be in full effect, and the public is welcome to join in. On May 17, night one of the party, Bayside Bowl and “The Newhalls” will be hosting the Boston based Dub Apocalypse! The instrumental improv driven reggae/dub band features members of John Brown’s Body, The Skatalites, Organically Good Trio, and G. Love & Special Sauce. On this evening, the band is thrilled to included part time collaborator, Dana Colley on baritone sax. Colley is best known as an original member of the band Morphine, and is currently touring the world with Vapors Of Morphine. Most importantly, this show is FREE & ALL AGES! . For more info please visit:

http://dubapocalypse.com

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ROOFTOP: Gina Alibrio & members of The Red Flight Crew
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

ROOFTOP: Gina Alibrio & members of The Red Flight Crew

Gina Alibrio has long been considered one of the true soul divas of Portland, ME. As lead vocalist and bandleader for Gina and The Red Eye Flight Crew (featuring members of Micromassé, JAW GEMS, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds and more), she has built a name for herself as a powerhouse singer and a dynamic and electrifying performer. Don't miss Gina and her Crew on May 16 for their Rooftop debut! Also note, if it rains this day, the show will be moved downstairs. The show is FREE and starts at 7pm.

https://www.facebook.com/redeyeflightcrew/

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(GRAND OPENING!!!!) ROOFTOP: with The A-Beez!
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

(GRAND OPENING!!!!) ROOFTOP: with The A-Beez!

We couldn’t be more excited about opening our Rooftop bar for the summer season and we are kicking off our first event on the roof with a bang. Back by popular demand from their blistering set last summer, we are thrilled to bring back The A-Beez! Amy (Bowles) and Aaron Bellamy (The A-Beez) began their musical collaboration in 2003 as core members of the Sam Kininger Band.  In addition to successful careers as sidemen, the Bellamy's have co-led a ten year residency at Boston's renown Wally's jazz cafe, developing their unique blend of hip-hop, jazz and soul.  With extensive touring spanning multiple continents, both front their own respective projects, showcasing their strengths as multi genre composers and recording artists.  The A.B.'s have performed with artists such as Chaka Khan, Cody Chesnutt, Martin Luther, Cee Lo Green, Akrobatic, Elan Trotman and many more.   The A.B.'s have been critically acclaimed as the  "...the mightiest funk unit in Boston" and "...funkiest couple on the planet."  Don’t miss our summer season kick off! This show is FREE and ALL-AGES (minors accompanied by adult). Also note, if it rains this day, the show will be moved downstairs. For more info please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/FunkyABeez/

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Zeme Libre & Jason Ward (Rustic Overtones) & The West End Mules
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Zeme Libre & Jason Ward (Rustic Overtones) & The West End Mules

ALL AGES - $8 ADV, $10DOOR - TIX AT: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zeme-libre-jason-ward-rustic-overtones-the-west-end-mules-tickets-58737159425

Join us for a heavyweight double bill with two of Portland ME's best horn driven indie acts.  ZEME LIBRE is a New England based band that has quickly garnered a reputation for its unique high energy blend of Afrobeat, reggae, ska, and funk. In a short three years, the band has played well over 100 shows and festivals throughout New England all the while continuing to grow an increasingly devoted fan base. Consisting of veteran performers from around the country, members of  ZEME LIBRE have played and shared the stage with such great acts as:  Michael Franti and Spearhead, Culture, Toots and the Maytals, Black Uhuru, Wyclef Jean, The English Beat, Burning Spear, De La Soul, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Wailers, The Skatalites, Bim Skala Bim, Ozomatli,  Lee "Scratch" Perry, Orgone, and Yellowman.  Having released two albums and a third due out for Spring 2019, the band’s musical amalgamation of Afro-fusion, hard tinged reggae and funk continues to pack a wall of sound that is sure to impress. Whether on a stage at a local club or a high-profile festival, ZEME LIBRE continues to push musical boundaries with a passion and energy that never fails to get the crowd moving and dancing.  JASON WARD (& The West End Mules) is best known as the baritone sax player for the legendary Rustic Overtones.  He has toured the country for decades, recorded with the likes of David Bowie, and was an Arista recording artist.  Recently Jason released his solo album, The Ultimate, to wide critical acclaim.    Don't miss this monster bill!  The show is ALL AGES!

For more info please visit:

http://www.zemelibre.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-Band/Jason-Ward-Saxophonist-1824871554286556/

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Gorilla Finger Dub 420 Show + Live Album Recording Party
Apr
20
8:30 PM20:30

Gorilla Finger Dub 420 Show + Live Album Recording Party

TIX $10 adv $13 door ALL - AGES . TIX @

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gorilla-finger-dub-420-show-album-recording-party-tickets-58904077682

Gorilla Finger is a 6 piece reggae band from southern Maine. The groups sound is a aggressive take on roots reggae but maintain's a a very relaxed atmosphere. Originally inspired by the late Bob Marley the band quickly fell into it's own releasing an original record titled cool it down. Over the last 8 years the band has shared the stage with many top ranking acts earning them a solid status in the Maine reggae scene. On April 20, the band is pleased to host their 420 party and are recording it for a live album! The show is all - ages. For more info please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Gorillafingerdub/

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Donna The Buffalo w/s/g Hambone (Geets Romo & Bayside Bowl presents...)
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Donna The Buffalo w/s/g Hambone (Geets Romo & Bayside Bowl presents...)

TIX: $20 ADV $25 DOOR (ALL AGES)
TIX AT:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/donna-the-buffalo-w-hambone-at-bayside-bowl-tickets-53693760483

Geets Romo Presents and Bayside Bowl are proud to present Donna The Buffalo, live at Bayside Bowl April 13th. Donna the Buffalo is known as one of the most dynamic and determined bands continuously touring America since 1989, Donna the Buffalo is Jeb Puryear (vocals, electric guitar) and Tara Nevins (vocals, fiddle, guitar, accordion, scrubboard) joined by David McCracken (B3 Hammond organ, Hohner Clavinet & piano), Kyle Spark (bass) and Mark Raudabaugh (drums). Donna the Buffalo drew its original inspiration from a cherished part of the American heritage: the old-time music festivals of the south that drew entire towns and counties together. Not only was it playing music at these events, it was the vibe and the togetherness that bonded the people that attended. The band has released ten albums and are affiliated with several others, including Puryear’s 2007 solo album Hopes and Dreams and a 2003 release, Wait Til Spring, with Jim Lauderdale. The band's 2008 release Silverlined, as well as the 2013 release, Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday, (both on Sugar Hill Records) did well on the Americana Music Chart, each placing well into the top ten. In 2011 Nevins released Wood and Stone, produced by Larry Campbell in Levon Helm Studios, and Mule to Ride in 1999 on Sugar Hill Records. The band continues to be one of the premier touring rock acts from the Northeast US. Joining them on the bill is Maine’s very own Hambone. Adv tickets are highly recommended for this event.

For more information on Donna The Buffalo and tour dates, please visit:

www.donnathebuffalo.com
facebook.com/donnathebuffalo and twitter.com/donnathebuffalo
Take a look at their official music videos:
“Across The Way” → https://youtu.be/JqbVb2302Xs 
“Working On That” → http://bit.ly/1eXPofS
“I Love My Tribe” → http://bit.ly/1i9fy9Q

For more info on Hambone please visit:


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Covered In Bees w/ Eyeball & Pissed Mystics
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

Covered In Bees w/ Eyeball & Pissed Mystics

TIX $5 ADV, $8 DOOR

ON SALE MONDAY JAN. 28 AT:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covered-in-bees-w-eyeball-pissed-mystics-tickets-55393757219

Covered In Bees have long reigned over the Portland metal scene with a charmed benevolence. The band has won numerous Portland Phoenix awards and have appeared on countless national punk and metal compilations and are considered by many to be the best live or simply, the best band this town has to offer. Their most recent release, Corpse In the Mattress Motor Lodge, was received to wide critical acclaim and these seasoned vets are on the top of their game. Supporting them on the night are two of Maine’s beloved metal bands, Eyeball and Pissed Mystics. For more info please visit:

coveredinbees.net
https://www.facebook.com/pissedmystics/
https://www.facebook.com/eyeballmaine/

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