• CONCERTS

TODAY

Eighth Annual Bar Harbor Jazz Festival, numerous artists over four days, various locations, Bar Harbor. Schedule at barharborjazzfest.com. Today to Sunday.

Music in the Park with Tinpanic (steel drum orchestra), Festival Plaza, Auburn (rain location: Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston). Free. 782-7228. Noon.

Novel Jazz Septet, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $15 in advance; $20 at door. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m.

Colin Hay, rock, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $25 in advance; $30 at door. rocklandstrand.com. 8 p.m.

Jason Anick, gypsy jazz, swing and original music, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. 761-1757. 8 p.m.

Ashelin, Newfoundland Celtic fusion group, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

La Banda Musicale Enrico Gai, municipal band from Nepi, Italy; Fort Allen Park, Portland (rain location is Italian Heritage Center). Free. 781-8284. 7 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights Music Series, with Joyce Anderson (singer-songwriter/fiddler), Central School, South Berwick. Free/donation. 384-5846. 6 p.m.

Johnny Venom & Friends, R&B/reggae, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

“Waltzing for Dreamers,” with Eileen Jewel, country/roots/blues, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. Free; reservations required. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Jazz Babies, Lincoln Academy (Parker B. Poe Theater), Newcastle. $20. 563-3599. 7 p.m.

Ellacappella, mix of modern music, classical and Broadway tunes, Sedgwick Old Town Hall Meeting House. Free/donations. 374-2516. 7 p.m.

Belfast Summer Nights Concert, with singer-songwriter Emilia Dahlin and The Travis Lloyd Band, Steamboat Landing Park, Belfast. Free. 322-7123. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, variety of music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 to 9 p.m. 

FRIDAY

David Wilcox, folk, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $22 in advance; $25 at door. 761-1757. 8 p.m.

Mighty Mystic & The Thunder Band, reggae, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. 633-5159. 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.)

Tedeschi Trucks Band, blues/rock, with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, rain or shine, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland. $41 in advance; $46 at door; $76 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 6 p.m.

Ellis Paul, singer/songwriter, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $22 in advance; $25 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Kindling Stone, folk hymns of 19th-century America, contemporary and traditional sacred music, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. $15. 926-4597. 7 p.m.

Hungry March Band, NYC street brass march band, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 to 9 p.m.

BeerBQConcert in Mill Complex Courtyard, dinner by DaVinci’s Eatery, Baxter Brewing beer and music by The Squid Jiggers; Baxter Brewing Co., Lewiston. $30. 333-6769. Gates open at 6 p.m.

Summer Hoe Down Celebration, local and regional acts hosted by the Down East Country Music Association, Where the Heck R We Campground, North Jay. $5; $3 for children. 645-4595. Noon to 11 p.m.

Eric Bettencourt & Velourosaurus, pop/rock, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 7 to 10 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Bob Dylan, folk/rock, with Leon Russell, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion. $21.75 to $61.75. waterfrontconcerts.com. 7:30 p.m.

Stone Mountain Live Anniversary Show, hosted by Carol Noonan and The Stone Mountain Boys with special guests Cheryl Wheeler and Kenny White, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $69 in advance; $99 at door. stonemountain artscenter.com. 7:30 p.m.

Lori McKenna, folk, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $22.50 in advance; $25 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 7 p.m.

Sparks the Rescue, modern rock, with Amy Allen, Early Morning Blues and Steiner Street, all ages; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $12.50 in advance; $15 day of show; $23 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 5:30 p.m.

All Together Now, Beatles tribute, Wells Harbor Community Park (rain location is Wells Junior High School). Free. 7:30 p.m.

Naia, traditional Celtic music from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and Quebec, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. $13-$15/donation. 929-6472. 7:30 p.m.

Deborah Henson-Conant, Grammy-nominated electric harpist, Celebration Barn Theater, South Paris. $20; $16 for students. 743-8452. 8 p.m.

T-Acadie, trio playing French Canadian and New England dance tunes, Southern folk and Civil War songs, Congregational Church of Bristol. $125. ccobucc.org. 7:30 p.m.

Thomas Snow Trio, jazz favorites from the Great American Songbook, Claremont Hotel, Southwest Harbor. $10. (800) 244-5036. 8:15 p.m.

Bruce Marshall Group, R&B/Delta blues/pop and jazz, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft. $12, $15. 564-8943. 7 p.m.

Kyle Hardy, jazz, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. Free/donation. 7 to 9 p.m.

Nepi, band from Italy joins Portland’s Italian Heritage Band for concert on the lawn, Biddeford Pool Community Club. $15; free for children. 284-4754. Bring chairs and blankets. 4 p.m.

The Bobs, humor and jazz, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $25 in advance; $28 at door. 761-1757. 8 p.m.

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

Jason Spooner Trio, pop/rock, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 7 to 10 p.m. 

SUNDAY

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

Summer Bandstand Concert, with The Blue Willow Band (R&B/jazz), Bethel Common (rain location is Bingham Auditorium). Free. 824-3575. 4 p.m.

Beatles For Sale: The Tribute, Beatles tribute, 21-plus; Casablanca Cruises, Portland. $15. (508) 662-5471. 1:30 p.m.

Jonathan Sarty, singer-songwriter CD-release show, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. Doors at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

Robin Jellis, cello player, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. Free/donation. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

Pete Kilpatrick Band, pop/rock, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Wetlands Jam, with Tab Benoit, Michael Doucet, Christine Ohlman, Sarah & The Tall Boys, and Sean Mencher & The Rhythm Kings, Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick. $30; free for children under 12. wetlandsjam.com. 1 to 6:30 p.m. 

MONDAY

Summer Concert Series, with Boghat (traditional Irish dance music trio), Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish. $10; $5 for children; free for kids under age 5. 642-3743. 7 p.m.

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

TUESDAY

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

Justin Townes Earle, rock/country, with Shovels and Rope, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 at door; $30 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Downeast Brass Quintet, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. $18. 583-6747. 8 p.m.

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

WEDNESDAY

JJ Chaisson’s PEI Kitchen Party, traditional and contemporary fiddle music from Prince Edward Island, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

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 Heart of Maine Chorus, Bangor Public Library. Free. www.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 Bath Municipal Band, Brunswick Mall. Free. 729-4439. 6 to 8 p.m.

Standard Issue, jazz piano trio playing music from the Great American Songbook, Grace Restaurant, Portland. No cover. restaurantgrace.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

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

AUG. 25

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

Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival, several groups performing, camping available; Litchfield Fairgrounds. $10 to $70. blisteredfingers.com. Aug. 25-28.

Iris Dement, country/folk, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $30. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. (doors open for dinner at 6 p.m.)

“Songwriters by the Sea,” with Danielle Miraglia and Paddy Mills (acoustic folk), Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island. $10. 766-4421. 7:30 p.m.

Jimmy Dority, piano, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 to 9 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights Music Series, Lantern Fest with PBandJ, Central School, South Berwick. Free/donation. 384-5846. 6 to 9 p.m.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5 in advance and for students and seniors; $9 at door. 761-1757. 8 p.m.

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

• COMEDY

Comedy Night, plus music by Kit Soden and Aliza Thibodeau, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 8 p.m. today.

Bob Marley, 18-plus (16-plus with parent), Comedy Connection, Portland. $24.50. mainecomedy.com. 7 and 9 p.m. Friday; 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday.

Comedy Night, with Brian Brinegar and Paul Hunt, 21-plus (all ages with parent); Racks Sports Bar and Grille, Portland. Free. 773-3466. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Comedy Showcase, with Kelly MacFarland, 18-plus (16-plus with parent), Comedy Connection, Portland. $7.50. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 25.

Comedy Night, 21-plus, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Aug. 25. 

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

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

Arthur Webster, acoustic, Newagen Seaside Inn. 633-5242. 7 to 9 p.m.

Hurray for the Riff Raff, blues/thrash, with Sam Doores & The Tumbleweeds and Emily Dix Thomas, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $7. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

“The Clash,” battle of the cover bands, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $5. portcitymusichall.com. Salt N’ Pepa vs. TLC, 9 p.m.

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

The van Voorst Jazz Trio, 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.

Keith Dover, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

Geoff Zimmerman, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 10 p.m.

Kevin Attra and Ronda Dale, acoustic folk, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Hocus Pocus, Motown/R&B covers, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Jazzy Chaz, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 4 to 7 p.m.

Group Night Out Thirsty Thursday, karaoke with TJ the DJ, 21-plus (all ages with parent); Racks Sports Bar and Grille, Portland. 773-3466. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

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

Vernal Equinox Welcoming Party, with Whitehaus’ BlastFest and DJ Ponyfarm, Apohadion Theatre, Portland. theapohadion.wordpress.com. Time not given. 

FRIDAY

Hotter than Hell, KISS tribute band, 21-plus; Racks Sports Bar and Grille, Portland. $5. 773-3466. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Marty Dread, reggae, with The Royal Hammer, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Hungry March Band, NYC brass ensemble with Dirty Dishes Burlesque Revue, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Little Dipper String Band, bluegrass, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 874-2639. 8 p.m.

Jason St. Pierre Trio, jazz, with Tony Gaboury, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Jacks and Aces, blues, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Mingo Fishtrap and Sly-Chi, funk/soul, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $8 ($5 with ticket stub from Tedeschi Trucks Band show at Ocean Gateway). bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Yellow Roman Candles, roots/blues/Americana, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

Matt Meyer & The Gumption Junction, old-time roots music, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 10 p.m.

Plaid Daddy, rock, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Hurray for the Riff Raff, blues/thrash, with Alynda Lee and Sam Doores & The Tumbleweeds, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

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

Milkman’s Union, indie rock, with Mango Floss and The Time Travelers, Apohadion Theatre, Portland. theapohadion.wordpress.com. Time not given. 

SATURDAY

The Ramos Band featuring Porky, blues, rock and traditional, 21-plus (all ages with parent), Racks Sports Bar and Grille, Portland. $7. 773-3466. 6 p.m. to midnight.

Katy Gaga, tribute to contemporary girl pop, 21-plus; Trade Winds Motor Inn Keel Lounge, Rockland. $5. 596-6661. 9 p.m.

Motown Funk Soul and Disco Party, with The Soulmate Band, Iron Tails Saloon, Acton. 850-1142. 8 p.m.

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

Paddy Mills, rural contemporary groove folk, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 874-2639. 8:30 p.m.

Rhad Davis, pop covers and originals, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. 541-9024. 7 p.m.

Tom Thumb, avant garde singer-songwriter, The Hive, Kennebunk. $10, $12. thehivekennebunk.com. 9 p.m.

Too Broke to Be This Drunk, country, with guest singer Holly Nunan, all ages; Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Allen/Edwards Duo, jazz, with Tony Gaboury, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

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

Model Airplane, R&B/soul, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $8. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Elise Hayes, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

Quarter Dozen, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 10 p.m.

Tickle, pop/rock, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Mod Night, with Kurt Baker, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $3. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

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

Mad Hatter, dance party band, Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland. bubbassulkylounge.com. 9 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Rhythmic Cypher, open mic of spoken-word poetry with musical accompaniment, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. “Welcome to Homo Hollow” queer circus, 6 p.m.

Velourasaurus, pop/rock, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

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

Jon Shain, acoustic blues and folk, PineCrest Inn, Gorham. 839-5843. 2 p.m.

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

Brian Patricks, acoustic, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 874-2639. 5:30 p.m.

Mousam River Ramblers, bluegrass, The Hive, Kennebunk. $5. thehivekennebunk.com. 7 p.m.

Allen/Edwards Duo, jazz, with Tony Gaboury, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

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

MONDAY

Trivia Night, hosted by Ryan Prosser, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 9 p.m.

Monday Night Blues, with The Curtis Salgado Big Band, Time Out Pub, Rockland. $10. 593-9336. 7 to 10 p.m.

Open Mic with Alec Wall, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 874-2639. 7 to 11 p.m.

Line of Force and Model Airplanes, R&B/soul, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $5 (no cover before 9 p.m.) 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.

Open Mic Night with Slack Master, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

Jeff Kilton, acoustic rock and reggae, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 874-2639. 7 to 10 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. Lyle Divinksy plays “II” by Boyz II Men, 9 p.m.

There Is No Sin in My Body, singer-songwriter CD-release show, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 7 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

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

David Beam and The Custom House Gang, blues/Americana, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 874-2639. 7 p.m.

Poor Howard, classic blues, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Donation. 541-9024. 7 p.m.

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

N.E. Town, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 874-2639. 7 p.m.

Port City 4, jazz, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7 to 10 p.m.

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

Katie McNally and Eric McDonald, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

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

Josh Cramoy, acoustic, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. rira.com. 8:30 p.m.

John Nels sings Jeff Buckley, indie rock, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland.portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m. 

AUG. 25

The Weatherheads, classic rock covers, 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.

Holy Mackerels, acoustic duo, King Eider’s Pub, Damariscotta. kingeiderspub.com. 7 to 9 p.m.

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

Fuego de la Mente, Latin music, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8:30 to 11 p.m.

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

Lee Villaire, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

Samuel James and Dana Gross, blues, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 10 p.m.

Hocus Pocus, Motown/R&B covers, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Nuclear Boots, rock/punk, with Mount Washington and Mumblebee, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $3. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

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