• Singers Invited to Join Midcoast Community Chorus, an open chorus for all ages and abilities. Monday night rehearsals start September 16 at First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street, Camden. Learn more at MCCsings.org.


  • Tuba Skinny in Belfast, 5:30 p.m. on Beaver Street in the free Summer Nights series. The New Orleans sound comes to town. Bring a chair or blanket (but not the dog). Facebook has series details.
  • Celebration at Inn Along the Way at Chapman Farm, 741 Main Street in Damariscotta. Storytellers, magicians, musicians and others are invited to sign up for the open mic at 5 p.m. Band Well Seasoned takes the stage at 7 p.m. There will be tours of the inn, a yard sale, and Round Top ice cream and treats.
  • Oshima Brothers Lawn Concert at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. The Maine musicians perform a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop, including “Ellie,” fresh off NPR’s Heavy Rotation playlist. Rain moves the free show into the community room.
  • Jud Caswell, Kat Logan and Tirk Wilder Benefit Concert in New Harbor, 7 p.m. at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park’s Learning Center, New Harbor. The folkies play to benefit Caring for Kids. Suggested donation of $10, free under 12. Reservations: 677-2924.
  • Ragtime and Boogie-Woogie Piano Man Bob Milne in Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. The veteran of festivals around the world and official “National Treasure” hits the stage of the Opera House. $25 in advance at the box office, 633-5159, and $30 online and at the door on show day.


  • Holly Clough at Saint George River Cafe, Warren village, at 6 p.m. She sings folk. No cover.
  • “Grateful Dead Night” with Jon Fishman of Phish at Union Fair, 7 p.m. Former and current members of Lazy Lightning, BBD, Working Dead, Dead Sessions and Pardon Me Doug will join drummer Fishman for two long sets. The Wine and Beer Garden opens at 6 p.m. Admission details: UnionFair.org.
  • Nora Cavin at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 7 p.m. She’ll sing classics from the Great American Songbook and tunes by Duke Ellington, George and Ira Gershwin, Fats Waller and Bob Dylan, accompanied by Lincoln Blake on keys.
  • Novel Jazz Ensemble at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, at 7 p.m. The group plays jazz from the Great American Songbook with a focus on Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. $15 adults; $14 seniors; $7 ages 12 to 18; free under 12.
  • Music from Brittany at Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Rockland, 7:30 p.m. Claire Boucher, a traditional singer from Sarzeau in southern Brittany, and Brad Hurley, who plays guitar and traditional Irish music on whistle and wooden flute, play songs and dance tunes. $15 at the door, by cash or check.
  • Le Vent du Nord at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. The Quebec folkies and their button accordion, guitar, fiddle and hurdy-gurdy that have played over 1,800 concerts and racked up awards including two Junos (Canada’s Grammys) perform. $25 at box office, $30 online and day of show: BoothbayOperaHouse.com.


  • Haitian Youth Choir in Newcastle, 7 p.m. at Second Congregtional Church. The choir of 30 boys and girls ages 10 to 16 and an eight-piece chamber ensemble perform Haitian folk and sacred music to benefit the music school at Holy Trinity Church in Port-au-Prince, which was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti.
  • The Rogues at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 7 p.m. They play a mix of country, bluegrass, rock and blues, as well as a few traditional fiddle tunes.
  • Red Baraat at Strand Theatre in Rockland, 7:30 p.m. The Brooklyn band brings its fusion of bhangra, go-go, hip-hop and jazz, driven by frontman Sunny Jain’s rhythm on the dhol, a double-sided drum. $24 in advance, $28 show day. Lobby and balcony bars open.
  • Hip Harpist at Crosby Center in Belfast, 7:30 p.m. Deborah Henson-Conant straps on her wearable harp – designed and named for her by the CAMAC Harp Company in France – and sings with a voice that’s been compared to Carly Simon’s. $20 tix on Eventbrite.com and the Crosby Center’s Facebook page.
  • Chris Thomas King at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The Grammy and Country Music Award winner brings his New Orleans blues to the coast. $20 at box office, $25 online and at door: BoothbayOperaHouse.com.
  • Andre Lascoutx at Rockport Opera House, 8 p.m. The midcoast native, now based in Nashville, brings along a full band to play tunes off his latest album, “Fairweather Friend.” $10 admission.


  • Bay Winds North Ensemble Playing in Camden Library Amphitheatre, at 2 p.m. The community concert band with players of all ages from here and away perform. Bring a chair or blanket.
  • Russian Orthodox Compositions in Blue Hill, 2 p.m. at Bagaduce Music, 49 South Street. Anna Dembska directs a choral performance of Maia Aprahamian’s compositions in Bagaduce’s From Our Collection concert series. $20 tix can be reserved by calling 374-5454.
  • Rosey Gerry and Camie Rogues in Warren, 2 p.m. at Old Woolen Mill Park’s gazebo in the village. They’ll play an eclectic program, from Hank Williams tunes to gospel. Bring a chair.
  • Suomalaiset Jouset String Ensemble in Cushing, at Old South Church on Salt Pond Road, at 3 p.m. They use kanteles, which are lap harps, to play Finnish music and American folk and pop in the final Cushing Historical Society concert this summer. $10 donation suggested.
  • Elisabeth von Trapp Performing at Washington Village Church, 7 p.m. The granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired “The Sound of Music,” sings and strums. Donation of $10 suggested.


  • Paul Nelson Band at Time Out Pub in Rockland, 275 Main Street, 7 p.m. The worldwide touring artist who’s been onstage with Eric Clapton and Slash plays the Monday Night Blues show. $15 cover. Coming Labor Day, September 2: Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones.


  • Wednesday Night at the Shores in Searsport, Searsport Shores Campground, from 5 to 7 p.m. to September 18. Musicians are invited to play in informal, guided jams. Free tables will be available for selling crafts and farm products – and there will be art, rag-weaving demos, and food. All are welcome, admission is free. For more info, relax@campocean.com.
  • Irish Musicians at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Music by John Doyle, former member of Irish-American group Solas, and Mick McAuley, who plays accordion, melodeon and concertina. $25 at box office, $30 online and day of show: BoothbayOperaHouse.com.


  • Old Blues Kats at Searsmont Town Library, in the Community Building, Route 131, at 7 p.m. David Gill and Doug Wainoris pay homage to the original blues masters of the early 20th century in the free Live at the Library concert series.
  • Darlingside at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 7:30 p.m. The fast-rising indie folk band performs. $25 at the box office, $30 online and day of show: BoothbayOperaHouse.com.


  • Rick Springfield Coming to Savage Oakes, the outdoor festival venue at the vineyard and winery in Union, on Friday, August 30, at 7 p.m. More info and $75 tickets at SavageOakes.com.
  • At Rock City Cafe in Rockland, 316 Main Street, on Friday, August 30, New York City singer-songwriter Kimberly Townsend, who plays a blend of folk, soul and indie. Her debut album “The History and the Heart It” was released earlier this year. And Saturday, August 31, David Foley will play Americana and folk, with a little help from his friends Will Brown and Mia Mantello. Both shows start at 7 p.m.
  • An Evening with Roger McGuinn, Saturday, August 31, at 7:30 p.m. The groundbreaking frontman of The Byrds makes an appearance during Camden Windjammer Festival. $30 tickets: CamdenOperaHouse.com.
  • Marcia Ball at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, Saturday, August 31, at 7:30 p.m. The “killer pianist” blends Texas blues, Louisiana swamp ballads and New Orleans second-line rhythms. $30 at box office, $35 online and day of show: BoothbayOperaHouse.com.
  • DaPonte String Quartet /em>Midsummer Masters Concert Tour Winding Down, with performances August 31 in Boothbay Harbor (4 p.m. at St. Columba’s Church); September 7 in Kennebunkport (3 p.m. at Church on the Cape); and September 8 in South Bristol (7 p.m. by candlelight at Walpole Meetinghouse). The program includes Haydn’s String Quartet in G Major, Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, and Beethoven’s String Quartet in F minor (“Serioso”). Tix and details: daponte.org.


  • 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, Thresher’s Brewing Company, 1 Starr Street, 7 p.m.
  • Friday Folk Dances in Brunswick, People Plus, 35 Union Street, 6:30 to 9 p.m. $5. FolkDanceBrunswick.org.
  • 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.
  • Sunday Swing Dances in Brunswick, People Plus, 35 Union Street, 6 to 8 p.m. $5. SwingDanceBrunswick.org.
  • Monday Jams at St. George Grange, at Wiley’s Corner, 7 to 9 p.m. through October. Country, gospel, folk, bluegrass.
  • Tuesday Jams in Thomaston, 8 Hyler Street, at 7 p.m. Folk, country, blues, gospel. FMI: 273-2914.
  • Monthly Songwriter Sessions at Camden Public Library, last Thursdays, 6 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Share work, give and take feedback, collaborate.