• CONCERTS

Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival, several groups performing, camping available; Litchfield Fairgrounds. $10 to $70. blisteredfingers.com. Various times today to Sunday.

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.

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. 

FRIDAY

Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, rock/blues/soul, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. Free; bring lawn chairs and blankets. tinyurl.com/LLBeanconcerts. 7:30 p.m.

Kate Schrock, piano-based jazz, rock, gospel and reggae, Dufresne Plaza, downtown Lewiston. Free. 782-7228. 6 p.m.

Iris Dement, country/folk, all ages; Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $37.50 in advance; $42.50 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection, Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, Greene. Free. 946-5311. 2 and 7 p.m.

Craig Bickhardt and Maine Songwriters in the Round, acoustic, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $15. 615-3609. 8 p.m.

Geoff Zimmerman, urban folk, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 to 9 p.m.

Jen Chapin Trio, urban folk/soul, with Hannah Christianson, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 at door. 761-1757. 8 p.m.

Maria de Barros, jazz/Latin vocalist, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $25. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. (doors open for dinner at 6 p.m.)

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

SATURDAY

Picnic Music+Arts Festival, nine bands plus arts and crafts, clothing, prints and more, Lincoln Park, Portland. Free. picnicportland.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

North by Northeast Music Festival, with Three Dog Night, Beatle-itos and The Brews Brothers, Pete Gagne Memorial Field, Augusta. $44.50, $58.50. showtix4u.com. Gates at 5 p.m.; music at 6 p.m.

The Baseball Project, rock supergroup, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $15; $25 VIP. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, bluegrass/fusion/jazz, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $30 to $40. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

Anni Clark, singer-songwriter, Wells Harbor Community Park (rain location is Wells Junior High). Free. 7:30 p.m.

Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters, contemporary acoustic country and bluegrass, Wayside Grange Hall, Dexter. $10. 924-8813. 7 p.m.

Local Circus, dance music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 to 9 p.m.

Time Out Pub’s Sunset Blues Cruise, with Ana Popovic, Middle Pier (aboard the MV Monhegan), Rockland. $30. 596-6055. 6 to 9 p.m.

Kris Delmhorst, singer/songwriter, with Session Americana, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

“Gilbert and Sullivan Ala Carte,” variety of solo and ensemble songs, Claremont Hotel, Southwest Harbor. $10. gilbertsullivanmaine.org. 8:15 p.m.

Kelly Joe Phelps and Corrine West, acoustic duo, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 at door. 761-1757. 8 p.m.

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

The Lucid, rock/pop, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 7 to 10 p.m.

All Together Now, Beatles tribute, all ages; Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Buckethead, hard rock, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $22 in advance; $25 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m.

Steven Page, former lead singer of Barenaked Ladies, rock/pop, with The Jay Baird Band, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $20. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m.

Lissa Schneckenburger and Bethany Waickman, fiddle music with vocals and guitar, Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, Auburn. Free. 782-7228. 2 p.m.

Sacred Harp Singing, with potluck supper, St. Paul’s Union Chapel, Waldoboro. Call for cost: 721-9732. 2 to 5 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.

Summer Bandstand Concert, with jazz/fusion guitarist Bill Docos, Bethel Common (rain location is Bingham Auditorium). Free. 824-3575. 4 p.m.

Pickle Jar Defenders, old-time Americana, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Donation. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Warren King and David Phil, pianists, Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport. $5. 967-3331. 5 to 6 p.m.

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

MONDAY

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

TUESDAY

“American Idol Live!” TV show contestants perform, Cumberland County Civic Center. $45 to $65. (800) 745-3000. 7 p.m.

Richard Thompson, rock/folk/jazz, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $65. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. (doors open for dinner at 6 p.m.)

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

The Tartan Terrors, Canadian Celtic supergroup, Lakeside Theater, Rangeley. $20, $25. 864-5000. 7 p.m.

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

WEDNESDAY

Marcia Ball, blues/jazz piano, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $27.50, $37.50. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m.

Richard Thompson, rock/folk/jazz, with Robin Lane, Westbrook Performing Arts Center. $39. heptunesconcerts.com. 7 p.m.

Bob Milne, ragtime piano, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $17 in advance; $22 day of show. 633-5159. 7:30 p.m.

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

Music on the Mall, with the Cathie Stebbins Trio, Brunswick Mall. Free. 729-4439. 6 to 8 p.m.

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

SEPT. 1

Summer Music Concert Series, with the Chas Lester Duo (soul/jazz), Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. 626-2415. 6:30 p.m.

Country Bluegrass, several groups performing, cabins available, F.A.R.M. Park, Fort Fairfield. 227-6242. Call for cost and times.

Tartan Terrors, Celtic music, comedy and dance, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $20. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

This Way, rock/pop, Portland Lobster Company. Free. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 to 9 p.m. 

• COMEDY

Bob Marley, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $25 in advance; $28 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. today.

Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. today.

Comedy Showcase, with Kelly MacFarland, 18-plus (16-plus with parent), Comedy Connection, Portland. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. today, $7.50; 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $15.

Birdy Googins, “The Marden’s Lady,” Lucid Stage, Portland. $10, $12. lucidstage.com. 8 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. 

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

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.

Nuclear Boots, rock/punk, with Mount Washington and Mumblebee, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $3. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

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

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

Beer Pong, Line Dancing, Karaoke and DJ B-set, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $2. 784-7785. Doors at 6 p.m.

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

FRIDAY

Mechanized Messiah, metal, with Trediah, Forward Momentum, Prophecy, Breeding Strength and A Constant Battle, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $5. 784-7785. 8 p.m.

Zaftermath, indie alt-pop, 21-plus (all ages with parent); Racks Sports Bar and Grille, Portland. $7. 773-3466. 8 to 11 p.m.

This Way, pop/rock, with Miss Tess, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Arthur Webster and The Holy Mackerels, acoustic quartet, McSeagull’s, Boothbay Harbor. 633-5900. 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Andi Fawcett, singer/songwriter, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 874-2639. 8:30 p.m.

Sweet Wednesday, folk rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 874-2639. 8:30 p.m.

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

Scott Davis Quartet, swing jazz, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

The Mallet Brothers Band, alt-country/rock, with special guests, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $7. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Bob Rasero, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

Mystic Folk Opera, prog-rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 10 p.m.

Hello Newman!!, rock, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

The Fogcutters, big band swing, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

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

Travis James Humphrey, Americana/country/rock, with The Weatherheads, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m. 

SATURDAY

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

Uncle Andy’s Party, with Dogpile, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. Doors at 5:30 p.m.

Leppardmania and Swallow This: A Tribute to Def Leppard and Poison, hard rock, 21-plus; Racks Sports Bar and Grille, Portland. $5. 773-3466. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Dead Season, hard rock, 21-plus; Trade Winds Motor Inn Keel Lounge, Rockland. $15. 596-6661. 8 p.m.

Motown Funk Soul and Disco Dance Party, with SoulMate, 21-plus; Bentley’s Saloon, Arundel. 985-8966. 8 p.m. to midnight.

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

Zach Zaitlin and Clara Berry, with Civil Slingers, experimental pop, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

The Living Room Series: Portland Rockers Go Acoustic, with Dave Gutter, Zach Jones and Dean Ford, 21-plus; The Hive, Kennebunk. $8. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Gregory Douglass, singer-songwriter, with cellist Monique Citro, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

A Moment’s Notice, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 10 p.m.

Noel Brennan and The Synchronicity, jazz, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Rick Miller and His Band, blues, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

The Project, rock/pop, CD-release party, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

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

Kane Grogan and The Accepted Eclectics, hip hop/soul, 21-plus; Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Educated Advocates, rap, with Lady Essence, Sandbag, Antiseptic and Mouth Washington, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m.

Tickle, dance band, Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland. bubbassulkylounge.com. 9 p.m.

Bottom of the East Lobster Stomp, with The Back CCs, Johnny & Sato, The Heebie Jeebies and Whistlebait Bellydancing, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 9 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Rhythmic Cypher, open mic of spoken-word poetry with musical accompaniment, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 6 p.m.

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

Lady Zen, jazz/soul, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

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

John Hasnip, acoustic/folk/alternative, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 874-2639. 5:30 p.m.

The Couch, open mic with host John Nels and guest artist Dominic Lavoie, 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.

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.

Mike Krapovicky, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 874-2639. 7 p.m.

“TWO,” Pinksy and Background, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $2. portcitymusichall.com. 8 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. Frank Hopkins and Line of Force play “Small Change” by Tom Waits, 9 p.m.

Port Veritas, spoken word, 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.

Floydz Boyz, jazz piano trio, Grace, Portland. restaurantgrace.com. 6 to 9 p.m.

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

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

Fuego de la Mente, Latin music, 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.

David Surette, Celtic fingerstyle guitar, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

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

Nikki Hunt Duo, acoustic, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. rira.com. 8:30 p.m.

“The Kids Are Alright,” family contra dance with The City Chickens, Space, Portland. $3 adults; $2 children. space538.org. Noon. 

SEPT. 1

Ari Jacobson, acoustic folk-rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 874-2639. 7 p.m.

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

Tony Boffa Quartet, jazz, 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.

Day for Night, acoustic country, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 8 p.m.

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

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

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