June 2023

***Open Mic at Porter Belly's Cancelled Tonight, 5/29, for Celtics game 7.Go Celts! See ya next week 🤟😎👍

*** Sign ups at Porter Belly's open mic.

Porter Belly's is now an 8pm start. Sign ups are currently first come first serve beginning around 7:20/7:30pm. First come first serve. Ends at Midnight.

*** Announcing Courthouse Brew Co.

Congrats to Mark Gawlak, our top-notch bartender at Porter's open mic. He and his partners have officially begun brewing and selling their beer. Ask about the beer on tap, "Strict Scrutiny", which has a nice malt character, easy to drink and refreshing with a little bit of roastiness to balance it out.

***Newton Porchfest is on for today, Saturday, June 3rd!!!

The weather forecast has been iffy, but the Porchfest team has decided to push through.

Link: https://newton.porchfest.info/

Performance times of the musicians in our open mic network


Cotton Mouth Reunion Show,

Hey all, my high school turned college band, Cotton Mouth aka The Boot Mill Flavor, is having a huge reunion show on Sat. Nov 11th in Lowell, MA. It will be awesome and we'd love to see you there. More details to come. Please save the date!

Follow us here: https://www.facebook.com/cottonmouthbootmillflavor/

*** Review: EBASS Songwriter, Producer, Mixer Networking event.

George Woods ( https://georgewoodsmusic.com/ ) put on a really cool event. What a great concept. It was a room/roofdeck filled with musical talent of all sorts. He had solo/acoustic performers as well as groups/bands/hip-hop rappers. In the audience were also folks that record, mix, and produce music. The venue was Dorchester Brewing Company which also houses BBQ amazingness, by Marion & Maurice. The shredded brisket was just killer. The Brewery has a rooftop space mixed with covered performance space plus outdoor patio with stellar view of Boston.

It's June... here we go summer! ~ TIMKO


***Benefit Concert for Local Food Pantry

On Sunday, June 25, Howie Newman’s folk-rock duo, Knock on Wood (www.howienewman.com/knockonwood) will perform an outdoor concert at the First Baptist Church, 561 Main St., Melrose, Mass., from 6-7:30 p.m.


***The Nick Haddad Trio

Sat., 6/3, Lookout Farm, Natick. 6-8 pm

Sat., 6/24, City Streets, Waltham,  8-11 pm


***Thom Griffin

Sat., 6/10, The Biltmore, Newton, 8-11 pm


***Micki & Michael

Thurs., 6/29, Aeronaut, Allston, 6:30-9 pm


***Sam Little and Zedervan

Sat., 6/24, Quincy Porchfest (time slot & location TBA)

The Square Root, Roslindale, with Michael Boezi 8-11


***TIMKO & Co.

Fri 6/9, Hemlock Grill - Brookline Golf Course, Brookline, 5:30-7:30pm

Sun 6/11, Devlin's Brunch, Brighton, MA 12-3PM

Fri 6/16, Tessie's Waltham, 8-11pm

Sun 6/18, Donohue's Sunday Funday, Watertown, 7-10pm

Fri 6/23, Tommy Doyle's, Newton, 9-12pm


***Steam Fest at Hale Reservation

Sat. 9/9, Hale Reservation, Westwood, MA 12-6pm All day outdoor event with multiple stages. Epic.



This is all from www.Porchfest.info compiled by guru Kirk Israel.

(Likely) New England 2023 Porchfests:

May 13 Somerville
June 3 Newton
June 3 Medford
June 3 Dorchester
June 10 Fenway
June 10 Winchester
June 10 Malden
June 17 Arlington
June 17 Dedham
June 24 Reading
June 24 Quincy
July 9 Shelburne Falls
Aug 19 Jamaica Plain
Aug 26 Wellfleet
Sep 9 Belmont
Sep 9 Milton
Sep 16 Plum Island
Sep 23 Melrose
Sep 23 Hull
Sep 23 Roslindale
Sep 23 West Concord

Kirk Israel of Porchfest.info created and runs the websites for six of these events, and has consulted on several others.


Hosted by TIMKO...

***MONDAYS, Porter Belly's Pub, 338 Washington St., Brighton, MA 02135

  • https://porterbellyspub.com/
  • Sign-up starts: 8:00pm, Open Mic starts: 8:30pm, Ends at 12:00am
  • Music Only!
  • Details: 2 song sets. Gear: 2 mics, 3 guitar cables, keyboard upon request. Percussion welcome. 

***WEDNESDAYS, Ward 4, 277 Auburn St, Newton, MA 02466

  • https://www.ward-4.com/
  • Sign up starts at 7pm, Open Mic starts: 7:30pm, Ends at 10pm
  • Music Only!
  • Details: 2 song sets. Gear: 2 mics, 3 guitar cables, keyboard upon request. Percussion welcome. 

***THURSDAYS, Knights of Columbus, 23 W. Foster St., Melrose, Second Floor

  • Sign up starts at 7pm, Open Mic starts: 7:30pm, Ends at 10:30pm
  • Music Only!
  • Hosted by TIMKO, Mark T., Johnny O.
  • Details: 3 song sets. Gear: 2 mics, 3 guitar cables, keyboard upon request. Percussion welcome.

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