• Mehrtinhead Jazz Ensemble at Beech Nut, 5 p.m. Coastal Mountains Land Trust invites everyone to bring a picnic to this entry in its Arts on the Hill series at Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport. Refreshments and a reception with the musicians – John Mehrmann, Nate Martin and Mike Whitehead – follow.
  • Big Band Sounds in Belfast Summer Nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. This one is on High Street and features Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra. Bring a chair, picnic and dancing feet, but not the dog. FMI: 322-7123.
  • The Quebe Sisters at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Texans Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe bring out their fiddles to play a mix of Western swing and vintage country. $17 advance; $20 door:
  • “Austro-German Luster” at Rockport Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Bay Chamber Concerts presents violinists Geoff Nuttall and Livia Sohn, pianist Pedja Muzijevic, violist Mark Holloway, cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir and double bassist Xavier Foley playing 19th-century treasures, including Schubert’s “Trout Quintet.” $45 adults; $10 under 25:
  • Bumper Jacksons at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Playing roots jazz, country swing and street blues, Bumper Jacksons paint America’s story from the streets of New Orleans to Appalachia’s hollers. Tix are $17 in advance; $22 at the door.


  • Cindy Millar and By the Bay Jazz Trio at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. They perform arrangements from the Golden Age of American song, as well as Latin rhythm standards.
  • Sea Songs and Chanteys at Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland, 7:30 p.m. Geoff Kaufman of Connecticut performs old and new maritime folksongs in the Rockland Folk Arts concert. $15 admission; $12 museum members.
  • Vicky Andres & Life Itself and 61 Ghosts, 7:30 p.m., first in Camden Opera House’s new MaineMadeMusic Series. Andres & Life Itself deliver edgy tunes fitting somewhere between alt, rock and funk. 61 Ghosts play alt blues. $14.
  • NYC Concert Pianist Christopher Johnson at Belfast Free Library, 7:30 p.m. Belfast Creative Coalition collaborated with the 52nd Bar Harbor Music Festival to bring Johnson to town. $20 tix ($10 ages 11-18; free under 11) available at, Left Bank Books, and the door.
  • Candlelit Baroque Concert at Union Hall, Rockport, 8:30 p.m. Bay Chamber Concerts performers from its Thursday night concert in Rockport Opera House move to the more intimate Union Hall for a concert featuring Bach’s D Minor harpsichord concerto. $45 adults; $10 under 25:


  • Summer Music Celebration at Inn Along the Way, Chapman Farm, 741 Main St., Damariscotta. The event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. and includes a Round Top ice cream social, inn tours, hayfield walks and the Damariscotta Region Open Mic (sign-up at 12:30 p.m.). Live music by River’s Edge & Friends starts at 3 p.m. and Rusty Hinges go on at 4 p.m. The event Inn Along the Way is a nonprofit that provides neighborhoods for community-minded older adults.
  • Kat Logan at Saint George River Cafe, Warren village, 6-8 p.m. She sings folk and plays guitar, accordion and piano. Logan has recorded with Gordon Bok. Pass-the-hat donations taken. To reserve a table: 509-2925.
  • Will Brown at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m.
  • Chanticleer at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, the San Francisco-based Grammy-winning ensemble is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Tix are $30 in advance; $35 door.


  • Bay Winds North Wind Ensemble in Camden Amphitheatre, 2 p.m. They play in Camden Public Library’s free summer concert series with a harbor view. Bring a picnic and chair or blanket.
  • The Ardelia Trio at Belfast Free Library, 4 p.m. Belfast Creative Coalition collaborated with the 52nd Bar Harbor Music Festival to present this concert by the trio: violinist Janey Choi, cellist Clara Yang and pianist Jihea Hong-Park. $20 tix ($10 ages 11-18; free under 11) available at, Left Bank Books, and the door.
  • Annual Benefit Concert of Salt Bay Chamberfest, 4 p.m., in the former Damariscotta Mills church now the home of artist George Mason. The highlight will be violinist Jennifer Koh performing Bach’s challenging sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major. Tix are $150 ($125 of that is tax deductible): 522-3749,
  • Northernrain at Saint George River Cafe, Warren village, 6-8 p.m. An eclectic blend of original neo-folk and Southern rock is offered by the acoustic duo.


  • “Trips: Rock Life in the Sixties,” 6:30 p.m., second of four talks in Belfast Free Library’s Summer Lecture Series celebrating the theme “Libraries Rock!” This one is by Ellen Sander of Belfast, a rock journalist covering the decade’s explosive rock culture and its colorful personalities. She’ll read from her book of the same title, a new edition of which will be published next year. Free and open to all.


  • The Autumn Defense at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. By day, John Stirratt and Patrick Sansone tour the world with Wilco, but at night they’ve been developing their own brand of classic pop with a nod to the AM radio soul and rock of their formative years. Drummer Greg Wieczorek, who’s played with Norah Jones, joins them. Johnny Irion of the Guthrie Family Band opens the show. $20 advance; $25 door.
  • 2 Performances of The Marriage of Figaro in Portland, Merrill Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Weds., July 25, and Fri., July 27. Opera Maine presents the new production of Mozart’s comic satire, with Stephen Lord conducting and a cast of veterans of the world’s great opera houses. A pre-curtain presentation is offered at 6:30 p.m. by Calien Lewis. Tix range from $31-$131:, 842-0800.


  • Samuel and Noah in Belfast Summer Nights, 5:30-7:30 p.m. This one is at Steamboat Landing and features Samuel Lundh and Noah Fishman playing high-energy Nordic folk fusion. Bring a chair, picnic and dancing feet, but not the dog. FMI: 322-7123.
  • Jam Class at Waterfall Arts in Belfast, 6 p.m. for six Thursdays starting July 26. Jeffrey Weinberger directs the jams – open to all instruments, voices and abilities – for people who want to play with others in a low-key, supportive learning environment. Sign-up: 322-2685,
  • Free Funk Concert on Rockland Public Library Lawn, 6:30 p.m. The Right Track – an 11-piece R&B, soul and funk band – plays from its song list that spans four decades. Participants from Midcoast Music Academy’s Blues Intensive Camp will open the show. Everyone is invited to come early with a picnic and chair or blanket.


  • Blue Hill Bach in Concert, Fri., July 27, 7 p.m., Gracie Theatre at Husson University, Bangor. The 18-player orchestra (on period instruments or reproductions of period instruments) and a chorus of 22 singers perform Bach’s Mass in B minor, realized in much the same fashion as it would have been heard originally. For the complete Blue Hill Bach 2018 Festival, running July 26-29, visit
  • Outdoor Concert with The Wiyos in Belfast, Fri., July 27, 7:30 p.m. on the lawn at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St.. The award-winning Americana trio performs. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and dancing shoes. The Moody Dogs food truck will be parked on-site. $15 suggested donation. Rain moves it indoors.
  • Oshima Brothers in Belfast, Sat., July 28, 7 p.m. Common House Concert at Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage. The brothers deliver harmony-drenched contemporary folk, acoustic pop and Americana. Suggested donation of $10-$20. Reservations required:
  • Hot Club of Cowtown at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, Sat., July 28, 7:30 p.m. The Austin, Texas, band plays hot jazz, Western swing and anything else the eclectic trio can conjure up with fiddle, guitar and bass. $25 advance; $30 door.


  • 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.
  • Sunday Jams in Rockland, Sail, Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St., 1:30 p.m. All welcome.