Stir It Up With Live Music at The Waterdog This Weekend

Just hang in there. We’re almost there. Friday is coming. What do I like more than weekends? Nothing. I can’t think of anything. Ok, that’s not true. I also like vacations and holidays. 🙂 So yay for this weekend! Plenty happening.easter

Looking for what to do in Midcoast Maine this weekend? No worries, there’s plenty happening. I’ve got you covered.

My recommendation is to go see the 220s playing at The Waterdog Friday night. Have you been in to seen the restaurant since they changed over from Billy’s Tavern to new ownership? I haven’t been in yet. Let’s go check it out! Maybe try the food before the show too. I’ve heard good things thus far. Good price, good portions, good quality, etc. So, let’s get out there and give it a try! And if you’ve got the kids – don’t worry, we’ve got cihldcare under control. See what the MRC has going on Friday night. So it’s settled. Now let’s just hope for good weather.


I’ll add more weekend stuff over the next few days. Just wanted to get something up now for those folks who like to plan ahead. Check back soon and I’ll have more for ya. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 17

Sox play at 8pm.

Spring is here~ Dorman’s Dairy Dream is opening Thursday April 17! Summer here we come!

  1. King Eider’s Pub – Entertainment in the Pub will be Jud Caswell  7pm-9pm, Mug Club and Wine Club.
  2. Old Blues KatsThe Speakeasy8pm. If feelin’ blue go get your groove on at The Speakeasy! (It’s the band that used to be called the Blues Prophets.)blues at speakeasy
  3. Live Music and Half Price Bottles of Wine at Montsweag Roadhouse.
  4. Archer’s on The Pier: Tuesday & Thursday buy 1 get 1 1/2 off entrees.
  5. Three Tides /Marshall Wharf opens the bottom tonight!! Get there!
  6. Simon & Goodwin folk duo performing at Rockland Library. Free. 6-7:30pm.
  7. Fajita Thursday at La Vida in Belfast. Buy one Fajita dinner, get one 50% off! All day!
  8. Saltwater Film Society screening “The Village” at Thomaston Public Library, 6:30pm. I just really, really loved this movie. It’s not even that great. But I just really liked it. It’s William Hurt and Sigourney Weaver in an isolated village in and things get weird. Free.
  9. Celtic Band Jam on Thursdays at Bell the Cat in Belfast.
  10. Nukulele is rockin’ out @ Front st pub in Belfast, ME starting at 8 p.m. Be there!
  11. Belfast Maskers put on “Agnes of God” nightly through April 19th, 7 pm. Cost $10.

    Photo by: Alex Chaplin/poster by Erik Perkins

  12. Free pool at TOP
  13. Karaoke at Cuzzys!
  14. Smokestack has Locals Day! $1 PBR’s, $2 Off Burgers and Sandwiches.
  15. Savory Maine Organic Restaurant Musician Gary McCue tonight 6-8pm.
  16. Live music @ Newcastle Publick House is Paul Mellyn. $6 martini special, $3 wine special.
  17. Open Mic @ Highlands! 6:30-9:30pm. Get there wicked early to sign up to play!
  18. In Good Company Food Journey is River Cottage this week.
  19. Sunfire Grill 10 Year Anniversary Celebration. 4 Courses, $30 per person, call for reservations. Yum!sunfire



Friday, April 18

Sox at 7 pm (Did you catch this article about the best bars in Maine for watching Sox games? Midcoast has three bars make the list!)

  1. The 220s playing prog rock at The Waterdog Tavern (The old Billy’s Tavern.) Give the band a listen here. Great jams. This will be a fun one!220sIt’s great that The Waterdog is having a band there! I’m really hoping they keep up the music scene that Billy’s had. We’ll see. Go to this event and show them how much we love having live music at that venue and maybe they’ll just have to bring us some more fun events!! This event is called Rock for Autism . It’s a fundraiser for the Autism Society of Maine. It’s truly great cause. I do a softball tournament fundraiser for Autism Society of Maine in the summer and love supporting these folks. Here’s my rad team from last year:softballAnywho, the music at the Waterdog Tavern starts at 9 p.m. There is a max capacity limit, so get there early! It’s a 21+ show with a suggested donation of $5 at the door. There will also be a raffle and silent auction. For event info & to see what they’ve got for auction items, go here. Don’t bid on the personal trainer session, I want it! Hah. This event will be a lot of fun. See you there!! 10172684_10151941535016784_1815695155_n
  2. Karaoke at The Myrtle St. Tavern! Starts at 9 p.m., 21+.
  3. Thank you, Mid-Coast Recreation Center &  Rockport Dance Conservatory for “Great Date Escape” for Parents!  Fri., 6-8 p.m. The Dance Conservatory crew will have crafts, dance and a Great Egg Hunt for kiddos age 5-11. Admission is by donation to the conservatory’s Red Shoe Performance Fund. Reservations: or night
  4. The restaurant formerly known as Peter Ott’s is opening at their new location! Now they will be known as Peter Otts on the Water because they are located on Bayview Landing now (where Graffam Brothers was). Fancy. Like them on facebook. And go check out the new place. They will be open Tues-Sat 5pm -9pm and Sunday 9:30am – 2:30pm for brunch.peter otts
  5. Beer & Wine Tasting @ Rockland Food Service 4-6 p.m. Stop by sample and take home something yummy.
  6. Yappy Hour at In Good Company 4:30-6 p.m.1382401_10152279705405115_1648594407_n
  7. Smokestack has a DJ starting at 9 p.m., no cover. $3 Cosmo and Martinis, $4 Sex on The Beach
  8. Eat More Cheese Have been around 2 years now, time to celebrate! Friday, the 18th they’ll have a little spread of cheese, meats and other goodies, in the store as a Thank You, so stop in and enjoy some yummies.
  9. O’Reilly’s auto parts is having their Grand Opening April 16-29. They are where VIP is on Rt. 1 in Rockland. I didn’t realize it was O’Reilly’s now, but then I saw the sign when I was there the other day and all I could do was start singing “Oh, Oh, O’Reeeiiillly.” Anyway, stop by there for a game card /chance for $200 sweepstakes and free gifts.
  10. All Play Bowling Alley in Waldoboro has galactic bowling 7-11 p.m. on Fridays. It costs $10 per person to bowl as many times as you like and your shoe rental is included in the price. And, if you make a reservation in advance, parties of 4 get a FREE pizza! Yay freebies!! Oh, and they have 3 pool tables, arcades, food and yes, they have beer. Have fun! 528572_10150813523672176_454492615_n
  11. Food & Farm Film Fest at F.A.R.M.S. Community Kitchen above Rising Tide in Damariscotta. More info here. 7pm. This week’s documentary is: Weight of the Nation (click link for trailer). Obesity is huge right now so this should be popular 🙂
  12. Open Mic at the Time Out downstairs.
  13. Rustic Overtones & Spose play a Benefit Concert at Thompson Community Center in Union. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at door. Friday, 7:30pm. 1653787_10153853395340357_1577371875_n
  14. Fridays are All-U-Can-Eat Rib Night at Front Street Pub, Belfast. It’s $12.99 & comes with sides. Oh, it is on. 
  15. Good Time People will be rockin’ The Speakeasy8-11 p.m. No cover. They do a mix of cover songs, some funk, some reggae/pop, some acoustic.
  16.  Rock Harbor will possibly have live music on Friday night, 9 p.m., 21+, no cover. And they do! It’s Rick Turcotte and Scott playing from 7:30-10:30. I really enjoy these guys! Folky & fun!
  17. Live music by John Hasnip @ Montsweag Roadhouse

Saturday, April 19

Sox at 1:30 pm.

    1. The Speakeasy has Sea Train serving up reggae/pop music 8-11 p.m. $5 drink specials. I feel like no matter how many times I type it I will  never be able to spell reggae correctly.
    2. Phil Clement will be playing at the Whale’s Tooth Pub and Restaurant in Lincolnville on April 18 and April 26 from 6-9 p.m. Great food, great music.
    3. Moo Milk Demo & Free Samples at Fresh off the Farm, 12-2pm.Yay for organic chocolate milk. Great combination.
    4. Rock City Café hosts OC & Sarah who will play bluegrass & folk, 5-7 p.m., free. More info.
    5. Married w/ Chitlins Montsweag Roadhouse
    6. DJ at TOP upstairs. No Cover. 21+TOP downstairs has a pool tournament at 2 p.m. with cash prizes with drink specials & free snacks, and then Karaoke!
    7. Musician Giff Jamison 6-8pm at Savory Maine
    8. $2 Pistol is rocking out at the gator lounge!! They do some awesome classic rock songs to get you groovin’.
    9. Trackside Station has the 2nd annual Ballad Of Milli Vanilli Lip Syncing Contest Prizes will be given to the top 5 crowd favorites. Dress up. Or go naked. Whatever. Ok don’t do that. Event is Saturday 8 pm at Trackside. Fundraiser for Roller Derby Girls. Cost is $7, plus $2 per song.  For sign-up information, visit Registration deadline is April 16th.milli
    10. Live music at Myrtle St. Tavern. 21+ $3 It’s Tilden Kats! Classic Rock covers. This will be fun! 
    11. DJ at Front Street Pub, Belfast 9 p.m. – close.
    12. Narrows Tavern has some wine to sample and they want your help. Yay for Wine Tasting! It’s from 3-5 p.m. It’s a free event for Wine Club members. Sounds like a club I need to join. For non-members: $10/pp or $15/couple. And if you stay for dinner,you’ll get %10 off your meal!
    13. Acadia has free entrance  April 19-20 for opening weekend of National Park Week. Go visit Bubble Rock! When I did Americorps I helped build the crib steps on that trail. So, if you hike that one, you’re welcome. 🙂

Sunday, April 13, 2014 – Happy Easter

Sox at 7 p.m. — Bruins 3pm.

  1. Drink Specials at Trackside1798521_10152196411086357_1007759367_n
  2. TOP downstairs has a pool tournament at 2 p.m. with cash prizes with $5 nachos & $5 Bloody Marys.
  3. Drink & Draw at The FOG7pm. Art materials supplied. Free. Happy Hour prices for drinks and things.
  4. $.50  Wings at Rollie’s 
  5. Sunday Night Salsa, Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m., Studio RED, 143 Rankin St., Rockland. Some lessons to get ya started. Beginners welcome. FMI: 593-7914
  6. King Eider’s Pub – Bloodys, Mimosas and Music, Music 1-3pm—Steve Jones, Scott Elliot and Paul Mellyn
  7. The Mike Whitehead group playing Jazz at Highlands Coffeehouse,1-3 p.m.

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Good News!

fox on the run


Fox on The Run Food Truck coming to Midcoast Maine! They’ll do Belfast & Rockport. Get the deets here. Fingers crossed that they serve late night munchies after bars close in Rockland this summer!! Like them on facebook!

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