• CONCERTS

TODAY

Country Bluegrass, several groups performing, cabins available, F.A.R.M Park, Fort Fairfield. www.countrybluegrass.com. Various times today to Sunday.

Joint Chiefs, acoustic trio, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5 in advance and for students and seniors; $9 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Stonington Opera House. $20; free for island students. 367-2788. 7 p.m.

Paul Sullivan and Theresa Thompson, jazz, blues and gospel, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $20. 633-5159. 7:30 p.m.

Enter the Haggis, Celtic rock, with Carbon Leaf, 21-plus; The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $17.50, $22.50. thelandingatpinepoint.com.8 p.m.

Summer Lakeside Concerts, with Perpetual e-Motion (acoustic prog-rock), Bates College (Keigwin Amphitheater), Lewiston. Free. 786-6330. 6 p.m.

Edwin McCain, rock/pop, all ages, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $41.50. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Summer Music Concert Series, with singer-songwriter Billy Libby, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. 626-2415. 6:30 p.m.

Ian Sherwood, award-winning singer-songwriter, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, duo sings covers and originals, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. 899-3529. 7 to 9 p.m.

Motor Booty Affair, funk/disco, Memorial Park at Oak Hill, Scarborough. Free. motorbootyaffair.com. 6:30 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights Music Series, with Chronic Jazz Syndrome and Lane Klossner, Central School, South Berwick. Free/donation. 384-5846. 6 p.m.

Summer Concert Series, with The Don Campbell Band (contemporary country and rock), Memorial Park, Old Orchard Beach. Free. 934-0860. 6:30 p.m.

Alive at Five, concert series with The Fogcutters Big Band (jazz) and Sly-Chi (funk/soul), Monument Square, Portland. Free. 772-6828. 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Crusher’s Kids Concerts in the Park, with Tangletoons (Maine songs), Deering Oaks Park, Portland. Free. 756-8275 or 756-8130. 12:20 p.m.

Chandler’s Band, big-band jazz and marches, Fort Allen Park Bandstand, Eastern Promenade, Portland. Free. 756-8275 or 756-8130. 7 p.m.

Ossipee Valley Music Festival, with The Infamous Stringdusters, Wide Open Spaces, The Wiyos, Red Molly, Sierra Hull and more; Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, South Hiram. $20 to $95. Performances begin at 5 p.m. today, 11 a.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday; full schedule at ossipeevalley.com.

Mary Chapin Carpenter, rock/country/folk, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $85. stone mountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Belfast Summer Nights Weekly Music Series, with Odlaw (originals and classic rock), Heritage Park, Belfast. Free. 322-7123. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Mary Chapin Carpenter, rock/country/folk, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $70. 594-0070. 8 p.m.

Rory Block, blues, all ages; Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $22.50 in advance; $25 day of show. jonathans restaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Let’s Hang On, Frankie Valli tribute, Seaside Pavilion, Old Orchard Beach. $11 in advance; $14 day of show. 934-2024. 7 p.m.

Sita and The Hanumen, world music, The Awake Collective, Portland. $22. awakecollective.com. 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Paddy Mills, contemporary folk, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donations. 899-3529. 7 to 9 p.m.

Tricky Britches, bluegrass/country/folk-rock, Freeport Factory Stage. $10. 865-5505. 7:30 p.m.

Wavelength, music from the ’50s to today, music cruise, Casco Bay Lines, Portland. $15, $16. 774-7871. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Tibetan Singing Bowls, by sound therapist Lori LeBlanc, Start Center, Camden. $5 to $15/donation. 208-7492. 7 p.m.

Schooner Fare, folk duo, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. $9 to $15. 583-6747. 8 p.m. Friday Noon Concert Series, with Bob Danzilo, singer/songwriter, Post Office Park, Portland. Free. portlandmaine.com. Noon.

Charles R. Brown: “A Retrospective Performance,” blues/jazz, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $10, $12. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Jason Spooner Trio, acoustic trio, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 7 to 10 p.m.

Coyote Grace, Americana, with Samuel James and Lloyd Thayer, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Mountain Heart, acoustic band, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $25. stonemountainarts center.com. 8 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Melissa Etheridge, rock/blues, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion. $41.50 to $71.50. waterfrontconcerts.com. 7:30 p.m.

Leo Kottke, acoustic blues/jazz/folk guitar, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $25 in advance; $30 at door. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m.

Windham July Concert Series, with Flashpoint! (Two quartets from Sweet Adelines’ Royal River Chorus), Windham Hill United Church of Christ. $8 to $12; free for children under 5. 892-2154. 7 p.m.

Mountain Heart, acoustic band, all ages; Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $25 in advance; $28 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 7 p.m.

Bellas Bartok, freak-folk dance, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. 899-3529. 8 to 10 p.m.

Corona Brothers, rock beach music, Summer Concert Series at the Hope Hobbs Gazebo, Wells Harbor Community Park. (Rain location is Ward Gym in Wells Junior High.) Free. 7:30 p.m.

Castlebay, music of New England and Celtic lands, Freeport Factory Stage. $10. 865-5505. 7:30 p.m.

Paul Sullivan and Theresa Thomason, jazz, blues and gospel, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $14, $16. 689-2000. 7:30 p.m.

Kruger Brothers, bluegrass, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. $11 to $22. 583-6747. 8 p.m.

Mark Tipton Quartet, jazz, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $12. 347-3075. 7 p.m.

The ApologetiX, Christian parody band, First Lutheran Church, Portland. $10 to $15. 272-3009. 7 p.m.

The Amigos, acoustic, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. Noon to 3 p.m.

Eric Bettencourt and Velourosaurus, pop/rock, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobster company.com. 7 to 10 p.m.

Delta Generators, Delta blues/early rock, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Jimmy Webb, singer/songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $30. stonemountainarts center.com. 8 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Reel Big Fish, ska/punk, with Streetlight Manifesto, Radio Ruby Love and New Riot, State Theatre, Portland. $20 in advance; $23 day of show. state theatreportland.com. 7 p.m.

Weekly Music Jam Sessions, bring an instrument or just listen, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland. Free. 701-7627. 2 to 4 p.m.

Trillium, Celtic pop and jazz standards, benefits Cundy’s Harbor Library; Cundy’s Harbor Community Hall, Harpswell. $5 to $10. 725-7835. 7 p.m.

Cullu Reggae Sundays, all ages, Porthole Restaurant, Portland. $3. 780-6533. 4 to 8 p.m.

Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, acoustic quartet, Robinson’s Wharf, Southport. 633-3830. 1 to 4 p.m.

Naia, Celtic flute and harp duo, First Congregational Church, Camden. Free. 236-4821. 4 p.m.

Women of Note, a capella, Atria Kennebunk, Kennebunk. Free. 229-0434. 2 p.m.

Mitch Alden, acoustic guitar, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. Noon to 4 p.m.

Jerks of Grass, bluegrass, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 5 to 8 p.m. 

MONDAY

JJ Chaisson’s PEI Kitchen Party, Celtic and fiddle music, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Pete Kilpatrick Duo, acoustic pop/rock, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany. com. 6 to 9 p.m. 

TUESDAY

Havana Nights Summer Series, with Primo Cubano, Latin music, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. Free. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

The Bb (B-flat) Sisters, traditional folk music, Lakeside Theater, Rangeley. $15 to $20. 864-5000. 7 p.m.

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: “Two Fiddles, Two Pianos,” all ages; Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $53.50 in advance; $59.50 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Glenn Miller Orchestra, big-band jazz, Seaside Pavilion, Old Orchard Beach. $15 in advance; $19 day of show. 934-2024. 6:30 p.m.

Houston Children’s Chorus, featuring 200 children ages 9 to 14, Ogunquit Baptist Church. Free/donation. houstonchildren.org. 7 p.m.

Summer Organ Concert Series, with organ player Christopher Ganza, First Parish Church United Church of Christ, Brunswick. $5/donation. 729-7331. Noon.

2011 Cornish Bandstand Summer Series, with Tricky Britches (bluegrass/rock), Cornish Bandstand. Free. 7 p.m.

Royal River Philharmonic Jazz Band, Gazebo, Gorham. Free. 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Belfast Brogue, pub-style Irish music on the library front lawn, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Free. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. 6:30 p.m.

The Still, acoustic rock, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $30 to $40; $8 for students. 236-2823. 8 p.m.

Yarmouth Summer Arts Series, with the Joan Kennedy Trio (country/folk/bluegrass), Royal River Park, Yarmouth. Free. 846-2406. 6:15 p.m. (Rain date is July 28.)

Weekly Old Time Music Jam, open jam of old-time Appalachian music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. 899-3529. Free. 7 to 9 p.m.

Summer Music Series, with singer/songwriter Jos?yerve, Bangor Public Library. Free. bpl.lib.me.us. 7 p.m.

Auburn Community Concert Band, Festival Plaza, Auburn. Free. 333-6601, Ext. 2108. 7 to 8:15 p.m.

Summer Concerts at Mill Creek Park, with Motor Booty Affair (disco/funk), Mill Creek Park, South Portland. Free. 767-7650. 6:30 to 8 p.m.

“Is It Pop, Jazz or Sounds from the Past?” with Kallie Ciechomski (viola) and Friends, Jordan Hall, Ocean Park. $5/donation. oceanpark.org. 7:30 p.m.

Music on the Mall, with The Blues Buzzards, Brunswick Mall. Free. 729-4439. 6 to 8 p.m.

Eric Bettencourt, acoustic pop/rock, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

Sunset Folk Series, with Sorcha, Western Promenade Park, Portland. Free. 756-8275. 7:30 p.m.

JULY 28

Shemekia Copeland, R&B/blues, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $20 in advance; $22.50 at door. 7 p.m.

Wailin’ Jennys, acoustic trio, benefits the Mountain Top Music Center in Conway, N.H.; Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield.$55.8 p.m.

Elvis Costello & The Imposters, rock, State Theatre, Portland. Sold out. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

Wiz Khalifa, rap, with Big Sean and Chevy Woods, Maine State Pier, Portland. $32. statepier.com. 6 p.m.

The Bb (B-flat) Sisters, traditional folk music, with Skip Holmes, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Jimmy Dority, piano, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donations. 899-3529. 7 to 9 p.m.

Tony Boffa Band, blues/funk/soul, Memorial Park at Oak Hill, Scarborough. Free. 6:30 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights Music Series, with The Dan Walker Trio (acoustic), Isa Burke and Lina Tullgren, Central School, South Berwick. Free/donation. 384-5846. 6 p.m.

Joint Chiefs, acoustic trio, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

Grupo Mofongo, Latin dance band, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Alive at Five, concert series with Marion Grace (singer-songwriters) and Gypsy Tailwind (Americana/roots), Monument Square, Portland. Free. 772-6828. 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Crusher’s Kids Concerts in the Park, with Sparks Ark (show and tell with wild animals), Deering Oaks Park, Portland. Free. 756-8275 or 756-8130. 12:20 p.m.

Sean Mencher & His Rhythm Kings, rockabilly, Fort Allen Park Bandstand, Eastern Promenade, Portland. Free. 756-8275 or 756-8130. 7 p.m.

• COMEDY

Bob Marley, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. $25. 583-6747. 7 and 9:30 p.m. today.

Comedy Showcase, with Frank Santorelli, 18-plus (16-plus with parent); Comedy Connection, Portland. $7.50. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. today.

Comedy Showcase, with Frank Santorelli and Tony Moschetto, 18-plus (16-plus with parent); Comedy Connection, Portland. $15. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Bob Marley, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $25. rocklandstrand.com. 7 p.m. (all-ages show); 9 p.m. (21-plus show) Saturday.

“The Moose in Me, the Moose in You,” starring Susan Poulin as Ida, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. $18. 583-6747. 8 p.m. July 28.

Comedy Showcase, with Mike McDonald, 18-plus (16-plus with parent); Comedy Connection, Portland. $7.50. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. July 28.

BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Shawn Tooley, jazz, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

The Song Dynasty, jazz, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. to midnight.

Open Mic Night, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Sly-Chi, funk/soul, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Band Beyond Description, jam-band covers, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Robert Cimitile, acoustic rock and covers, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Adam Ezra Group, rock, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Retro Night, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Hyena, indie rock, tour kickoff show with Blood Warrior, Great Valley and Some Say Leland, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Union-Jefferson, blues, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

Jacks and Aces, blues, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Jazzy Chaz, jazz, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Slightly Polished, dance band, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 623-2739. 7 to 10 p.m.

Plaid Daddy Jim, rock covers, Ri Ra, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

FRIDAY

Ripfence, Blades of Indica, Warkiller, Shabti, Absense of the Sun, Vera’s Will and Bloody Knuckles, metal, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $5. 784-7785. 9 p.m.

Heavy Metal Kings, metal, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 day of show; $25 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Blind Albert, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Nuclear Boots and Metal Feathers, punk/rock, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 9 p.m.

Friday Night Jazz, with Angela Plato (trumpet) and Evan Haines (guitar), Solo Bistro, Bath. 443-3373. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. David Mello, blues, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Mike Arcerio Trio, jazz, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. to midnight.

Pete Kilpatrick Band, rock/pop, with The Sara Hallie Richardson Band, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Hiss and Chambers, post-punk, with Project Jenny Project Jan, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $6. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Dismantled, goth/industrial, with Cyanotic, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $5. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Zack DuPont, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Bob Rasero, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Matt Meyer & The Gumption Junction, old-time mountain music, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Racer X, ’80s covers, Ri Ra, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Lisa Marie, R&B, all ages; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $6. 351-3221. 9:30 p.m.

Dave Packard, acoustic guitar, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Tone Kings and The Song Dynasty, dub, jazz, hip hop and folk, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Live Jazz Supper Club, 21-plus; Zachery’s, Portland. 774-5601. 7 to 11 p.m.

MartyParty, intense dance band, with Lost Between Sound and Tonas Peaks, Port City Music Hall, Portland,. $15 in advance; $18 day of show; $25 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Last Good Tooth, Afro-beat/experimental, with Jeff Beam, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakand theax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Billy Mickelson, rock cello, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

B.B. Ling Quartet, jazz, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. 541-9024. 7 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, blues, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. to midnight.

Pinksky, pop-punk, CD-release party with Late Nite Wars, Ghost Thrower and Steiner Street, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Nogar Family Band, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Ben Appel Organ Trio, jazz, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Buck T. Edwards, country, CD-release party, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Station 85, cover band, Ri Ra, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Velourasaurus, rock/pop, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 4 to 7 p.m.

Rhythmic Cypher, open mic of spoken-word poetry with musical accompaniment, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 7 p.m.

Marc Broussard, singer/songwriter, with Sarah & Christian Dugas and Scars on 45, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $18 in advance; $20 at door; $30 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 7 p.m.

Rob Carlson, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5:30 p.m.

Steve Vellani Duo, acoustic, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 623-2739. 7 to 10 p.m.

The Couch, open mic with host John Nels and guest artist The Paul Huston Project, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m. 

MONDAY

Huak and Grass is Green, punk, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Open Mic with Alec Wall, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Line of Force and Model Airplane, funk/soul, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Bluegrass Mondays, open jam followed by Stowaways concert, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7 p.m. jam; 9 p.m. concert.

TUESDAY

Green Lion Reggae, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $2; ladies free. 351-3221. 9:30 p.m.

Mike Krapovicky, contemporary acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

Scott Davis Quartet, blues, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. to midnight.

Cover to Cover, local musicians play original music and cover a classic album, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. Scott Girouard & The Five Dollar Discounts play “Foo Fighters” by Foo Fighters, 9 p.m.

Chas Lester Trio, soul, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

TWO: Dead Sun, Dead Earth and Keep Your Opinions to Yourself, rock, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $5. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Acoustic blues and roots jam, Dogfish Bar & Grille, Portland. Call for time: 772-5483. 

WEDNESDAY

Trivia Night, all ages; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. 351-3221. 8:30 p.m.

David Beam & The Custom House Gang, Americana, roots and blues, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7:30 p.m.

Tommy O’Connell & The Juke Joint Devils, blues, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. to midnight.

Rap Night, hosted by Shupe and Ill By Instinct 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Noir, Irish music, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

Traditional Irish Session, Irish music, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 9:30 p.m.

“The Clash,” battle of the cover bands, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $5. portcitymusichall.com. The White Stripes vs. The Black Keys, 9 p.m.

Rob Benton, acoustic guitar, Ri Ra, Portland. rira.com. 8:30 p.m.

Acoustic open mic, with The AJ Grey Band, Dogfish Bar & Grille, Portland. Call for time: 772-5483. 

JULY 28

Pete Witham and The Cozmik Zombies, rock, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Southern Maine Songwriters Showcase, hosted by Rob “RC” Carlson, Bebe’s Burritos & Cantina, Biddeford. 283-4222. 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Brenda, rock, with The Milkman’s Union and Boy Without God, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Benjamin Williamson, pop/rock/R&B, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Steve Jones Ensemble, brass band, The Liberal Cup, Hallowell. 623-2739. 7 to 10 p.m.

Peter Merrill, jazz, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Marion Grace, singer/songwriters, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

everySMITHever, with Wisdom&elsWorth and Kurt Baker, rock, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $4. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Retro Night, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Jim Paradis, folk, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Samuel James and Dana Gross, blues, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Griffin Sherry & The Ghost of Paul Revere, Americana, Dogfish Bar & Grille, Portland. Call for time: 772-5483.