• Down East Singers Begins Spring Semester Rehearsals, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 179 Old County Road, Rockport, with registration and voice-placement checks for new singers starting at 6:15 p.m. The chorus meets on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. as it prepares Brahms’ “German Requiem” for its annual Memorial Day concert on May 25 at Camden Opera House. The membership fee is $65 per semester; high school singers sing for free. For more information, go to DownEastSingers.org or call 619-0413.


  • Meneses and Galbraith in Music@Noon Concert in Rockland, noon at Farnsworth Art Museum, in Rockland. A rare collaboration between two Grammy-nominated soloists, Antônio Meneses, cellist of the Beaux Arts Trio, and classical guitarist Paul Galbraith. The duo’s program includes a new arrangement of Schubert’s “Arpeggione” Sonata, Brazilian composer Radamés Gnattali’s (1906–1988) Sonata for Guitar and Cello, and “Five Places from an Imaginary Brazil,” written for the duo by young Brazilian composer André Mehmari. Presented in partnership with the Farnsworth Art Museum, Bay Chamber Concerts lunchtime concerts include a freshly prepared soup provided by Atlantic Baking Co. and free admission to the museum after the performance. Adults $30 ($3 ticketing fee at checkout), $10 under age 25.


  • Duo of John and Rachel Nicholas at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. They’ve been making music for more than 30 years – their songs are anchored in the history of folk, roots, and popular music. The duo’s 2016 EP “House of Dreams” spent seven weeks on WERU’s list of most-played CDs. Their songs “People Like Us” and “America, It’s You” were award-winning entrants in The Great American Songwriting Contest in 2009. They host a music series at Harbor Square Gallery and play with their band, The Lowdown, along with singer-songwriter David Dodson.
  • Mes Amis at Searsmont Town Library, 7 p.m. The trio led by guitarist, vocalist and composer Steve Lynnworth will play traditional Gypsy, Latin and American jazz standards along with many of Lynnworth’s original pieces. Harry Richter on guitar and Wells Gordon on upright bass round out the trio. Free. Snow date: January 23.


  • Sandy’s Dinner Concerts in January and February, at Sandy’s Blue Hill Cafe, 40 Main Street, Blue Hill, every Friday night, with dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and concerts from 7 to 9. This Friday, Chris Poulin plays jazz, blues, R&B, fusion and more, with Scott Cleveland at the piano. The cafe’s Facebook page has the full schedule and ticket prices.
  • VoXX: Voice of Twenty Concerts, this Friday at 7 p.m. at United Farmers Market, 18 Spring Street, Belfast, with a preconcert talk at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in Brunswick at Bowdoin College Chapel. They’ll perform Friday, January 31, at 7 p.m. at Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Tickets are $15 at the door, free for college students and those under 18.
  • Wayne DeLano Jazz Quartet at Camden Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The MaineMadeMusic series and Jazz in June present saxophonist, pianist, arranger and composer DeLano and his quartet. Tom Luther opens with a short set on piano. General admission tickets are $14 in advance at camdenoperahouse.com and $16 at the door. 40 Paper offers a cash bar before the show and at intermission.
  • Women in Harmony Presents Winter Concert: “The Right to Vote,” this Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. at First Congregational Church of South Portland, 301 Cottage Road. $15 on Eventbrite; $20 at the door.


  • Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs at Strand Theatre, Rockland, 7:30 p.m. Hailing from the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Allen is the lead vocalist and trumpeter of the Underdawgs. He has influences in jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country and has collaborated with Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, and Lenny Kravitz. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 show day. Lobby and balcony bars open.
  • Electric Bonfire at Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery, 416 Main Street, in Rockland, at 8 p.m. The four-man band based in Lincolnville plays original music as well as covers from classic American jam bands. Mitch Markowitz on guitar, Jason Dean on drums, Mike Whitehead on bass and John Luft on guitar. No cover.


  • Palaver Strings in Bay Chamber Concerts Café Nights Series, Friday, January 24, at 7 p.m. at Union Hall, Rockport. “Looking through thin sunbeams and frosted windows, this concert finds warmth and comfort in the lengthening of the days” and includes “Winter” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” featuring violin soloist Nicholas Kitchen; Max Richter’s “On the Nature of Daylight,” a musical meditation that juxtaposes desolation with pure beauty and gentleness; and Mendelssohn’s radiant “Octet for Strings,” which captures the promise of spring. Tickets include a glass of wine. Adults $30 ($3 ticketing fee at check-out), and $10 under age 25.


  • 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.
  • 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 get feedback, collaborate.