• “The World Is an Open Door” in Waldoboro, 7 p.m., Broad Bay United Church of Christ, 941 Main St. Soprano soloist Karen Lilli Pax and pianist Mark Howard perform a free concert. Donations will be taken for the scholarship fund of Waldoboro Women’s Club. A reception will follow.
  • Cellist Nora Willauer Performs, 7 p.m., Union Hall, Rockport. Performance of works by Beethoven, Bach and Dvorak, accompanied by Patty Stowell on the piano. Free; donations accepted for Bay Chamber Music School.
  • Camden Community Coffee House, Doors open 5:30 p.m., open mic 6-7 (sign up by calling ahead, or between 5:30 & 6.) The LaClaires perform at 7 p.m. with acoustic roots music, bluegrass, folk and gospel. Free. Refreshments available. FMI: Susan Craft, 542-0360,
  • Soprano Karen Lilli Pax Concert, 7 p.m., Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ, 941 Main St., Waldoboro. With accompanist Mark Howard. Reception follows in church parlor. Free, public invited. Donations accepted, with proceeds going to Waldoboro Women’s Club Scholarship Program.
  • Old-Time Music Oceanside Camp-out, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 22-24. Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, 216 West Main St., Searsport. Workshops, performances, jamming, storytelling. Players and listeners who appreciate old time music invited. $30 general admission; workshops $15. FMI/schedule:, or Astrig Tanguay, 548-6059.
  • Cindy Millar & By the Bay Jazz Trio at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 7-9 p.m. The ensemble performs arrangements from the Golden Age of American Song & Latin rhythm standards. Sat., Sept. 23, pianist Khalif Neville (son of famed jazz musician Charles Neville) performs. Refreshments.


  • “The Magic of Marimba,” 7 p.m., Darrow Barn, Round Top Lane, Damariscotta, presented by Spectrum Generations. Ensemble performs traditional and contemporary Zimbabwean music on homemade marimbas. Benefit for Meals on Wheels. $7.50 advance/$10 door. Call 563-1363 to reserve.
  • Aztec Two-Step in Rockland, 7:30 p.m. The legendary folk-rock duo plays at the Strand Theatre. $25 tix: $30 at the door.
  • Rodney Crowell and His Band at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The Grammy winner and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member whose songs have been covered by Van Morrison, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Etta James, Tim McGraw and others. $35 tix: or 633-5159. $40 door.


  • Violin and Cello Duo Afternoon Concert, 4 p.m., church sanctuary, First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St., Camden. Duo Terlano performs classical selections. Reception follows. Public invited, free but donations accepted to sustain the music concert series.


  • Songwriters Sessions at Camden Public Library, 6 p.m. Join fellow songwriters for collaboration and support.
  • Decades of Love Songs Performance, 2 p.m., Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. Maryann Jacks performs with Matthew Mainster on the piano. Free & open to the public.
  • Novel Jazz at Skidompha, 7 p.m., 184 Main St., Damariscotta. Performance of classic jazz with special guest Ralph Norris on tenor and baritone saxophone. Adults $15/seniors 65 & over $13/youth 12-18 $7/under 12 free, accompanied by an adult. FMI:563-5513,


  • Irish Trio Concert in Ellsworth, Fri., Sept. 29, Moore Community Center, 133 State Street. The Acadia School of Traditional Music & Arts hosts the concert by Open the Door for Three, who have performed at Carnegie Hall and around the world. $20 adults, advance; $10 students. FMI/tickets:
  • Fall Choral Festival Practice Sessions, Fri.- Sun., Sept. 29-Oct. 1, open to individual singers as well as area church, high school & community choirs. Dr. Ronald Sherwin and Dr. Sarah H. McQuarrie will lead songs of peace and compassion for the times. The concert will take place Oct. 1 at the First Church in Belfast. FMI: 338-2282, or
  • Beatles Night, Fri., Sept. 29, 6-8 p.m., Medomak Arts, 13 Friendship St. (Rte. 220 South), Waldoboro. Everyone invited to an informal evening of live music with local performers reliving memories of the Beatles. Refreshments. FMI: 832-4774,
  • “Opera 101: Understanding Opera,” Sun., Oct. 1, Strand Theatre, Rockland. The free intro to opera by USM music professor Dr. Mariana Mihai-Zoeter will include a brief history; an overview of composers, singers and plots; tips for how to listen to and understand opera, including the best ones to start with; and a discussion about why the art form is still relevant today. Open to all. FMI: 594-0070 or
  • Benefit Concert for New Hope for Women, Sat., Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Broad Bay Congregational Church, 941 Main St., Waldoboro. “Enriched by Music, Strengthened by Hope,” featuring Musicians of Palaver Strings with Peipei Song performing works by Schubert and Mendelssohn. Reception follows with refreshments. FMI: 832-6898.
  • Sweetback Sisters, Sat., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Music with harmonies and rhythms echoing old-time honky-tonk, re-energized for the 21st century. Doors open for seating at 7 p.m. $20 advance/$25 day of. Call 633-5159,
  • Jersey Boys in Bangor, Sun., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. Cross Insurance Center. Tix: $43+, or call 800-745-3000.
  • Seth Glier at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Fri., Oct. 13. The folk and pop singer-songwriter and activist is known for his passionate live sets and command of both the piano and guitar. $15 tix: $18 door.
  • Sultans of String at Camden Opera House, Fri., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. The group celebrates musical fusion in a genre-hopping extravaganza of exotic rhythms. $18 tix: or 536-5850, $22 door.