• An Evening with Jenn Schott at Camden Opera House, third floor, at 7:30 p.m. The singer-songwriter – whose songs have been sung by Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, and Lonestar – performs to raise funds for Camden-Rockport Middle School’s Japan Exchange Program. Eighth-grader and musician Bella Barnes opens the show. With a cash bar and bake sale. $35 tickets:


  • “Maine Winter Music” by Down East Singers, on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Belfast Unitarian Universalist Church and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Rockport Opera House. The concert will intersperse choral works accompanied by brass ensemble and keyboard with seasonal music arranged for brass. Two of the featured composers – Delmar Dustin Small and Sean Fleming – are from Maine. Tickets are $20 for adults (and must be obtained but are free for those under 19):


  • Roots Trio Lula Wiles at Strand Theatre, Rockland, 7:30 p.m. The Boston trio (native Mainers Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland and Mali Obomsawin) serves up folk infused with pop hooks. Tix are $15 in advance, $18 on show day. Lobby and balcony bars are open for live shows at the Strand.
  • Irish Band Lunasa and Guest Ashley Davis Return to Camden Opera House, 7:30 p.m. They combine music and spoken word in their Irish Christmas show (which sold out last year). Tickets are $30 in advance, $32 show day: 236-3154,
  • Two Performances of “Woven in Song: A December Tapestry,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick’s Church, Academy Hill Road, Newcastle. Tapestry Singers of Maine deliver seasonal and holiday songs, accompanied by instrumentalists. Tickets are $15 for adults; free for students:
  • Penobscot Bay Singers Present “A Christmas Carol,” readings from the Dickens classic with musical interludes of seasonal hymns and carols, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Searsport First Congregational Church, 8 Church Street, and Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 81 Court Street, Belfast. There’s more info at


  • Christmas Concert at Washington Village Church, 33 Liberty Road, 3 p.m. Women’s barbershop group Harborside Harmony, based in Rockland, performs carols and popular Christmas songs. The free concert, sponsored by Washington Historical Society, is capped by a reception with the musicians.
  • “Carols in the Round,” 4 p.m. at United Christian Church, 18 Searsmont Road, Lincolnville Center. A cappella group Mount View Chamber Singers performs a candlelit concert of English, German, French and American carols. A reception will follow, and their CDs will be for sale. Free; donations taken.
  • Christmas Concert by the Hyssongs, at North Waldoboro Church of the Nazarene, 3008 Washington Road. A potluck is laid out at 5 p.m. and the family gospel group goes on at 6 p.m. with vocal harmonies, humor, trumpet and trombone.


  • Camden Hills Regional High School’s Annual Holiday Concert, Rockport, 7 p.m. The jazz and concert bands, chorale, women’s choir and chamber singers perform in Strom Auditorium after a 5 p.m. Empty Bowl supper in the school’s Wave Cafe. The concert will end with a sing-along of popular carols. Bring a donation for the food pantry.
  • Anthony Gomes in Last Monday Night Blues Show of 2019 in Rockland, 7 p.m. at Time Out Pub, 275 Main Street. His latest album, “Peace, Love & Loud Guitars,” was named Best Blues Album of 2018 by Blues Rock Reviw. The year-end show is traditionally a “dress-up” night. $20 cover.


  • Community “Messiah” Sing in Thomaston, 7:30 p.m. at Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, 200 Main Street. The event is held by Down East Singers, with artistic director Anthony Antolini conducting. Mozart Mentors Orchestra and keyboardist Sean Fleming provide accompaniment. Singers interested in performing the Christmas section and “Hallelujah Chorus” of Handel’s 1741 “Messiah” are invited to take part. Scores will be available for those who do not have their own. Nonsingers are invited to come and listen. Donations will be taken. For more info, call 832-1775.


  • Oceanside Choirs Sing at Rockland Public Library, Thursday, December 19, at 6:30 p.m. The open concert choir and auditioned chamber choir of Oceanside High School give a short, free concert with the theme “positivity.” Then teacher Lauren Casey leads a sing-along.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Soucy at Liberty Library, Friday, December 20, at 7 p.m. The Americana singer-songwriters who’ve been crafting tunes for over 20 years perform. Their CDs will be for sale.
  • Coig to Play Celtic Holiday Show at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, Friday, December 20, at 7:30 p.m. The Atlantic Canada foursome bring their fiery Celtic stye. The band’s debut, “Five,” won 2015 East Coast Music Award for Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
  • Timbered Lake in Solstice Concerts and Community Talking Circle, at Belfast Free Library on Saturday, December 21. Solstice concerts at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Community Talking Circle at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by singer-songwriter, guitarist Diana Ramsdell Newman and singer-poet, indigenous percussionist Crow Suncloud. Chem-free. Admission is by donation. Their new double album “World Undivided” will be for sale.


  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler Street, at 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Thursday Jams in Warren, Saint George River Cafe, 310 Main Street, at 6 p.m. and Second and Fourth Friday Open Mics, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Karaoke in Thomaston, Threshers Brewing Company, 1 Starr Street, 7 p.m.
  • Third Friday Open Mics in Whitefield, Sheepscot General Store and Farm, 98 Townhouse Road, at 7 p.m. Bertie Koller is the featured act at the December 20 show.
  • Second Saturday Drum Circles at River Arts, Damariscotta, at 6:30 p.m. No experience needed; bring a drum or borrow one. Free. FMI: 633-6355.
  • Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Monthly Songwriter Sessions at Camden Public Library, last Thursdays, 6 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Share work, give and take feedback, collaborate.