• The Anderson Trio to Play Union Hall in Rockport, 6 p.m. Just coming off their Drama Desk-nominated show “Le Jazz Hot,” the trio puts on a Bay Chamber Concerts Music@Dusk performance of pieces by Ellington and others of his era. FMI:
  • Sara Gray and Kieron Means at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 7-9 p.m. The mother-son duo play Americana, old-time ballads, cowboy songs and Primitive Methodist hymns.
  • House of Hammill in Belfast, 7 p.m., Common House Concerts at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage. Music by the progressive Celtic duo, plus refreshments. Suggested donation $10-$20. RSVP:
  • The Secret Sisters at Strand Theatre in Rockland, 7:30 p.m. Real-life sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, play a unique blend of country, roots and folk. $20 advance tix: 594-0070, $25 door.
  • 10th Annual Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival in Portland, Friday-Sunday at various venues. $15 per concert; $40 festival pass; students and kids free:


  • “Bells by the Bay” Handbell Concert at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. Penobscot Bay Ringers perform in the Reading Room. Cellist Joan Welsh of Rockport and pianist Susan Jones of Union will accompany the ringers on some pieces. By donation to benefit the library.
  • RootGrass at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 7-9 p.m. The duo of Gabriel and Celena Zacchai play historical and original bluegrass, blues, folk and songs of the labor movement, along with guest Aaron Englander.


  • 3rd Annual Bay Chamber Music School Play-a-Thon, 1-5 p.m., Rockport Opera House. Students, faculty and friends will play all genres. Everyone is invited to stop by and stay as long as they wish. Refreshments and raffle prizes.
  • “Broadway Favorites with Michael Lund,” 2 p.m., Camden Public Library. Join Lund for the first in a three-part series on the music and history of great Broadway shows.
  • Glory Bound Gospel Concert in Rockland, 4 p.m., Crossroads Church of the Nazarene. Park behind the church on Jefferson Street. All welcome. Refreshments served. FMI: 701-8338.


  • Belfast Folk Festival, 3-9 p.m., Crosby Center. Singing and dancing workshops with local musicians, including the Gawler Sisters. Contra dance to follow. Free to the public.
  • Bobby Messano Band in Rockland, 7 p.m., Monday Night Blues show at Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. $15 cover.


  • Odeon Spring Concert at Rockport Opera House, 6:30 p.m. Bay Chamber concerts and Music School present the concert featuring Odeon Brandenburg and Adult orchestras, Odeon Brandenburg Ensemble and the young Suzuki Twinklers. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and “Take Five,” made famous by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, are on the bill. Free.


  • “The Wideness of Mercy,” Fri., May 25, 7 p.m., Broad Bay Congregational Church UCC, 941 Main St., Waldoboro. Karen Lilli Pax, soprano, and friends perform a diverse program of operatic arias, spirituals, and works by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bach, Brahms and Weill. Donations go to the church’s Capital Campaign.
  • Harry Manx to Fuse East & West at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Fri., May 25, 7:30 p.m. The Canadian native combines Eastern musical traditions with the blues, switching between guitars, harmonica and banjo and the 20-stringed Indian Mohan veena. $20 advance tix: 594-0070, $25 door.
  • Rodney Crowell to Play Boothbay Harbor Opera House, Sat., May 26, 7:30 p.m. The Grammy-winner singer performs. $35 advance tix at box office or by calling 633-5159. $40 tix at boothbay, and door, if available.
  • “From Many – One” at Camden Opera House, Mon., May 28, 5 p.m. Down East Singers, Mozart Mentors Orchestra and soprano Emma Hallundbæk perform the Memorial Day concert under the direction of Anthony Antolini. Featured works include Vineet Shende’s “The Star-Spangled Banner: E Pluribus Unum, Non Ex Pluribus Divisum” and Rutter’s “Requiem.” $20 adults; free to students 18 and under; ticket needed. Tix: Grasshopper Shop, Rockland; Owl and Turtle Bookshop, Camden; or at the door, if available.
  • The Black Lillies in Rockland, Fri., June 15, 7:30 p.m. The roots-rockers bring their lush, layered harmonies to the Strand Theatre. $15 advance; $18 door:, 594-0070.


  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler St., 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. All welcome. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Thursday Jams in Warren, St. George River Café, 310 Main St., 6 p.m. Players and listeners welcome.