• Talking Music in Maine, Intimate Conversations: Paul Sullivan, 7 p.m., Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The award-winning pianist, composer and recording artist chats with host Aaron Robinson about his career performing in the dunes of the Negev Desert, in Leonard Bernstein’s living room, and with legendary orchestras including the Boston Pops. Free.


  • Juniper to Perform at Water of Life Lutheran Church, 618 Route 1 in Newcastle. The cool Christian duo brings its soulful sounds to the church’s Night of Joy service from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Call Pastor Doug for details: 522-1907.
  • Weekend of Old-Time Music at Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, 2 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Sunday. Players, listeners and lovers of old-time music are invited to the weekend of workshops, performances, open recording studio and lots of jamming. Vendors and campground cooks are welcome, too. There is a suggested donation of $50 for the weekend ($90 with a tent site in the Old Time Group area). has details, and so does Facebook.


  • On Vinalhaven: Finnish Kantele and Swedish Nyckelharpa, 1 p.m. at Pleasant River Chapel. Players from Warren and South Thomaston hop the ferry to play in Vinalhaven Historical Society’s series of programs celebrating Nordic culture.
  • Kat Logan at St. George River Cafe, 310 Main Street, Warren village, from 6 to 8 p.m. The sweet-voiced folksinger accompanies herself on piano, guitar and accordion. Table reservations: 509-2925.
  • Canadian Folk Band Còig Launches Its U.S. Tour in Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. The folkies from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia take the Opera House stage on the heels of releasing their album “Rove,” which won the 2018 East Coast Music Award for Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year. $25 advance tix at the box office or by calling 633-5159. $30 online and at the door on show day.


  • Broadway Tributes at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. Michael Paul Lund gives the third and final lecture in his series and plays selections from “My Fair Lady,” “West Side Story” and “South Pacific.”
  • Jazz Pianist Noah Haidu at River Arts in Damariscotta, 2 p.m. Haidu, called an important new voice in jazz and named a Rising Star by Downbeat Magazine, performs with the other members of his trio – Tom Pollard on drums and Tim Ferguson on upright bass. $10 at the door.
  • Old-Time Gospel with the Route 17 Ramblers, 4 p.m., Second Congregational Church in Warren, 252 Main Street. The Caring & Sharing Sisters host the band and offer light refreshments. There will be an offering for the band.


  • Double Bill at Time Out Put, in Rockland. TNG Band and Jeff Jensen play from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Monday Night Blues show. $20 cover.
  • Harborside Harmony Open House, 7 p.m., Knox Center Community Room, 6 White Street, Rockland. The local female barbershop chorus, soon starting rehearsals for Christmas concerts, puts out refreshments and invites people to visit, and maybe join. FMI: 542-3850.


  • Program on Music-Thantology at Camden Public Library, 7 p.m. Midcoast musician Barbara Jean O’Brien shares the story of her journey into the study and practice of prescriptive music for end-of-life care. She’ll describe the effects of acoustic vibration on the body and how it helps with pain, disorientation and nonresponsive conditions, and how music supports not only dying people, but also their loved ones and caregivers.


  • Birds of Chicago at Camden Opera House, Friday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. The band, led by JT Nero and Allison Russell, deliver music that sounds like folk married rock and had an Americana baby dressed in a gospel onesie. Chief songwriter Nero says, “A good show can send you back into the night feeling – for at least a little while – that everything isn’t broken. Right now, we wanna dose out as much of that feeling as we can.” $32 tix at $36 at door.
  • Mark Ryer Bringing Folk to St. George River Cafe, 310 Main Street, Warren village, on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. Traditional folk music flavor with many chorus songs the audience can join. No cover; the hat will be passed.
  • The Contenders at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Jay Nash and Josh Day deliver songs from their debut EP, “Meet the Contenders,” about lovers and losers, good times and missed chances, in a gritty style with a hint of honky-tonk. $20 advance tix: 633-5159. $25 online and at the door. Also coming to the Opera House, on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m., fiddler Eileen Ivers. The nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champ, called the “Jimi Hendrix of the violin” by The New York Times, brings her fresh, powerful sound with backing from her band. $25 advance; $30 online and at the door.
  • Organ Music in Waldoboro, Sunday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. Keith Scott Reas will play everything from Bach to Ethan McGrath on Broad Bay Congregational UCC’s 1875 Hook & Hastings organ. The church is at 941 Main Street. Admission is free; donations go to the church’s A Place for All Capital Campaign.


  • 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.