• CONCERTS

TODAY

Music in the Park, with singer-songwriter Sara Cox, Festival Plaza, Auburn (rain location: Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston). Free. 782-7228.

Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa, experimental rock, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $25 to $75. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Vonda Shepard, pop/rock, 21-plus; The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $25. thelandingatpine point.com. 8 p.m.

Belfast Summer Nights Weekly Music Series, with Noah Fishman and Pals (high school jazz band), Heritage Park, Belfast. Free. 322-7123. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Spinney Brothers, bluegrass, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Time Pilots, ’80s cover band, Memorial Park at Oak Hill, Scarborough. Free. 6:30 p.m.

Summer Lakeside Concerts, with Global Grooves (international music and dance), Bates College (Keigwin Amphitheater), Lewiston. Free. 786-6330. 6 p.m.

Summer Music Concert Series, with This Way (roots rock), Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. 626-2415. 6:30 p.m.

Summer Concert Series, with Hat Trick (classic rock), Memorial Park, Old Orchard Beach. Free. 934-0860. 6:30 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights Music Series, featuring Hoot Night (local talent showcase), South Berwick. Free/donations. 384-5846. 6 p.m.

Big Chief, rhythm and roots music, Fort Allen Park Bandstand, Eastern Promenade, Portland. Free. 756-8275 or 756-8130. 7 p.m. Crusher’s Kids Concerts in the Park, with Sammie Haynes (singer-songwriter), Deering Oaks Park, Portland. Free. 756-8275 or 756-8130. 12:20 p.m. The Grumps, acoustic rock, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 to 9 p.m. The Spinning Leaves, folk, with Matt the Electrician, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 at door. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Alive at Five, concert series with The Modest Proposal (winners of the MAMM Slam high-school band contest) and The Kenya Hall Band (R&B), Monument Square, Portland. Free. 772-6828. 5 to 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Deer Isle Jazz Festival, with Jason Moran, Stonington Opera House. $15 to $32.50; free for island students. 367-2788. 7 p.m.

Blind Albert, blues/rock, Landing Gallery, Rockland. Free. 594-5935. 5 to 8 p.m.

Tom Rush, folk, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $25 in advance; $30 day of show. 633-5159. 8 p.m.

Shania “Twin,” Shania Twain tribute band, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. thelandingat pinepoint.com. $20, $25. 8 p.m.

Barn Burner Music Series, with Fishtank Ensemble (gypsy jazz), Quisisana Barn, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $10. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Peter Yarrow, folk, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $37.50 in advance; $41.50 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Highland Soles, family band featuring music and dance from Scotland and Cape Breton, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $10, $12; $25 family rate. stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m.

First Friday Free Concert, with Delilah Poupore and Friends (contemporary folk), One Longfellow Square, Portland. Free. 761-1757. 6 to 7 p.m.

Carrie Elkin, singer-songwriter, with Jonathan Byrd and Anthony da Costa, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 at door. 761-1757. 8 p.m.

Sam Lardner Family Concert, folk, Marine Environmental Research Institute, Blue Hill. Free. 374-2135. 4 p.m.

Pete Kilpatrick Band, acoustic rock, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany. com. 7 to 10 p.m.

J. Geils Band, blues/rock, with The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion. $21.75 to $61.75. waterfrontconcerts.com. 7:30 p.m. (doors at 5 p.m.)

Camp Creek, rock/jam-band festival with Max Creek and dozens of other bands, Oxford County Fairgrounds, Oxford. $35 to $85; free for ages 12 and under. Gates open 10 a.m. Friday. Through Sunday. Schedule at maxcreek.com/campcreek.html. 

SATURDAY

Simons and Goodwin, folk duo, York Public Library. Free. 363-2818. 7 p.m.

Steep Canyon Rangers, bluegrass, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. 633-5159. 8 p.m.

Al Stewart, acoustic/classic rock, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $32.50 in advance; $35.50 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 7 p.m.

Fishtank Ensemble, gypsy jazz, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. unityme.org/theater. 8 p.m.

Boreal Tordu and Round Mountain, blend of Acadian traditions with original Americana, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12. 761-1757. 8 p.m.

Blue Lobster Troupe, community chorus, with singer/pianist Rebecca Wing opening, Lucid Stage, Portland. $10. 899-3993. 8 p.m.

Guster, alt-rock, with Ra Ra Riot, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $32.50 in advance; $35.50 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Johnny Venom & Friends, R&B/reggae, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany. com. Noon to 3 p.m. Now is Now, rock/pop, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 7 to 10 p.m. Deer Isle Jazz Festival, with Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran, Stonington Opera House. $15 to $32.50; free for island students. 367-2788. 7 p.m.

SUNDAY

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

Judy Collins, folk, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $60 in advance; $65 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 7 p.m.

Shape Note Singing, four-part singing; everyone welcome to participate; The New Church, Portland. Free/donation. 216-3890. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Summer Bandstand Concert, with Skylark Jazz Ensemble, Bethel Common (rain location is Bingham Auditorium, Bethel). Free. 824-3575. 4 p.m.

Jerks of Grass, roots, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. Noon to 3 p.m.

Jason Spooner Trio, rock/pop, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Deer Isle Jazz Festival, with Matthew Shipp, Stonington Opera House. $15 to $32.50; free for island students. 367-2788. 7 p.m.

MONDAY

Summer Concert Series, with Rich Charette (children’s songs), Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $10; $5 for children; free for kids under 5. 642-3743. 7 p.m.

Putnam Smith, acoustic, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

TUESDAY

Bluezberry Jam, R&B/jazz, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. Free. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. 6:30 p.m.

De Temps Antan, Quebec traditional band, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $15. 783-1585. 7 p.m.

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

Summer Organ Concert Series, with Harold Stover, First Parish Church United Church of Christ, Brunswick. $5/donation. 729-7331. Noon.

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

WEDNESDAY

Maine Songwriters Association Showcase, featuring eight Maine songwriters, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7 p.m.

De Temps Antan, Quebec traditional band, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

Yarmouth Summer Arts Series, featuring acoustic musicians from 317 Main Street community music center, Royal River Park, Yarmouth. Free. 846-2406. 6:15 p.m. (Rain date is Aug. 11.)

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

Summer Music Series, with singer-songwriter Amanda Gervasi, 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.

“Music on the Mall,” with The Merrymeeting Community Band, Brunswick Mall. Free. 729-4439. 6 to 8 p.m.

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

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

AUG. 11

De Temps Antan, Quebec traditional band, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

James Montgomery Band, blues, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $17.50 to $22.50. 774-4527. 8 p.m.

Music in the Park, with singer-songwriter Anni Clark (folk, blues and pop), Festival Plaza, Auburn (rain location: Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston). Free. 782-7228.

Summer Lakeside Concerts, with singer-songwriter Jim Gallant, Bates College (Keigwin Amphitheater), Lewiston. Free. 786-6330. 6 p.m.

The McCarthys (country rock), Eastern Promenade, Portland. Free. 756-8275. 7 p.m.

Big Chief, rhythm and roots music, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

John Hiatt & The Combo, folk/country, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $100. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

• COMEDY

Bob Marley, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $27.50. stonemountainartscenter. com. 8 p.m. today.

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

Comedy Showcase, with Greg Bogis and Sarah Blodgett, 18-plus (16-plus with parent); Comedy Connection, Portland. $15. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Maine Comedy Festival and Golf Tournament, with Selene Luna, George Hamm, Myq Kaplan, Kelly MacFarland, Karen Morgan and Kevin Avery; Bethel Inn Resort. $20 per show; $88 all-access pass; $99.95 to golf. Benefits Make A Wish Foundation of Maine. Friday to Sunday; schedule at mainecomedyfest.com.

Jeff Dunham, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion. $43.75 to $83.75. waterfrontconcerts.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday (doors at 5 p.m.)

Comedy Showcase, with Tony V, 18-plus (16-plus with parent); Comedy Connection, Portland. $7.50. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11. 

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

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

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

Kenya Hall Band, R&B, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Band Beyond Description, jam-band covers, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

An Evening with (the band), indie rock with Micah Blue Smalldone and David Camlin, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $4. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

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

Brian Dunne, pop/rock, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Sorcha, signer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Brian Patricks, rock/blues/soul, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Spose, hip hop/rap, all ages; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 at door; $25 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Loki, Sidecar Radio, Better Than and Clubberlang, hard rock, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $7. 784-7785. 8 p.m. (doors)

Joe Fletcher and The Wrong Reasons, roots/rock/country/R&B, with The Flipsides, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. 791-2695. 8 p.m.

Hi Tiger CD-Release Show, with Sunset Hearts and Marie Stella (final performance), art-punk, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Down with OOP Ladies Night, with DJ Susan the Starry Eyed Girl, 21-plus; Racks Sports Bar and Grille, Portland. 773-3466. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Friday Night Jazz, with Flash Allen (vocals/keys) and Tina Allen (vocals), Solo Bistro, Bath. 443-3373. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Jazz Jam with Gary Wittner and Friends, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. 541-9024. 7 p.m.

Okbari with Armenian Clarinet Virtuoso Mal Barsamian, Middle Eastern music with belly dancers, Blue, Portland. $15. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

CJ Chenier and His Red Hot Louisiana Band, zydeco, Le Club Calumet, Augusta. $29. brownpapertickets.com. 8 p.m.

Open Mic Night, Jakeman Hall, Ocean Park. 934-9068. 7 to 10 p.m.

David Mello, blues, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Duane Edwards, jazz, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Ruin and Hell on Earth, metal, with special guests, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Plague, industrial/goth night, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Jeff Cusack, acoustic light rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Justin Levinson, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

Mark Tipton, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 10 p.m.

Firewater Creek, country, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $5. 784-7785. 8 p.m. (doors)

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

Pete Witham & The Cozmik Zombies, rockabilly/psychobilly, with BJ Snowden, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Juliet Lloyd, singer-songwriter/pianist, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. 541-9024. 7 p.m.

Evergreen, acoustic, Home on the Grange, Lee. $15. 738-4696. 7 p.m.

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

Mickey Felder Quartet, jazz, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Saturday Night Soul, Jazz and Blues Jam, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Ms. Fridlich and OdLaw, jazz/pop, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Nice Action, dance party with Mark Curdo, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

When Particles Collide, alt-rock, with FaceCrimes and Theodore Treehouse, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. 791-2695. 8 p.m.

Brad Hooper, rock/blues, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Rhythmic Cypher Open-Mic, spoken-word poetry with musical accompaniment, Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. Heidi Therrien with cellist Robin Jellis, 7 p.m.

Lady Zen, hip hop/jazz/R&B, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 4 to 7 p.m.

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

Summer Sunday Jazz Brunch, with guitarist Max Rowe, Cafe Cambridge, South Portland. 899-1884. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Couch, open mic with host John Nels and guest artist Ralph Graceffa, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Bryan Lee & The Blues Power Band, blues, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. 791-2695. 8 p.m.

Cross Record, soft alt-rock, with Aleric Nez and South China, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Brian Patricks, rock/blues/soul, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m.

MONDAY

Line of Force, soul/R&B, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Model Airplane, soul/R&B, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 10 p.m.

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

Yankee Jack, country/rock/comedy, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5 p.m.

TUESDAY

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

R&B/Soul Night, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 11 p.m.

Cover to Cover, local musicians play original music and a classic album in its entirety, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. T.C. Foxx plays “Lady Soul” by Aretha Franklin, 9 p.m.

Port Veritas, spoken word, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 5 p.m.

“TWO”: Spencer Albee and Group Hug, pop/rock, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $2. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Rob “RC” Carlton, blues, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

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

Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, acoustic quartet, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 8 to 11 p.m.

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

Karaoke, with DJ Red, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

John Carew and Brendan Gleason, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

Traditional Irish Session, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 9:30 p.m.

“The Clash,” battle of the cover bands: Dave Matthews Band vs. Phish, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $5. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Custom House Gang, roots music, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7:30 p.m.

AUG. 11

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

Bill Byrne Trio, jazz, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

The Vault, jazz/blues, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Band Beyond Description, jam-band covers, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

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

Eric French & Mr. Hyde, folk-rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

Kate Redgate, folk/alt-country, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 10 p.m.

Justin Walton, country, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m.