• CONCERTS

TODAY

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. 

FRIDAY

The Bluegrass Special, bluegrass festival with Del McCoury, Rhonda Vincent and many more, Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick. $35 to $120; free for children under age 12. Friday to Sunday; schedule at thomaspointbeach.com/events.

Raul Malo, alt-country, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $30. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.)

If and It, alt-folk, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. 899-3529. 7 p.m.

Jason Spooner Trio, folk/blues, Portland Lobster Company. Free. 775-2112. 6 to 9 p.m.

First Friday Free Concert, with Tricky Britches (bluegrass), One Longfellow Square, Portland. Free. onelongfellowsquare.com. 6 p.m. 

SATURDAY

B.B. King, blues, with Dickey Betts & Great Southern, “Big” Pete Pearson and Mark “Guitar” Miller, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion. $31.50 to $61.50. Waterfrontconcerts.com. 7:30 p.m. (gates at 5 p.m.)

America, classic pop/rock, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. Free; bring lawn chairs and blankets. llbean.com. 7:30 p.m.

Village Coffee House, with Breezemeere Bottom Boys (jazz), New Gloucester Congregational Church. $10. villagecoffeehouse.org. 7:30 p.m.

Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, Celtic music, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $40. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.)

Legacy Swing Band, classic big band music, Wells Harbor Community Park (rain location is Wells Junior High School). Free. 7:30 p.m.

Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins, Irish ballads and pub songs, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. $12, $14; free for children under 12. 929-6472.7:30 p.m.

Mark Montgomery, singer/songwriter, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. 899-3529. 11 a.m.

Ahmad Hassan, piano virtuoso, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. 899-3529. 7 p.m.

Gordon Bok, singer-songwriter, with Carol Rohl, Congregational Church of Bristol. $15. 563-3763. 7:30 p.m.

Mark Tipton: “Bird Meets Diz,” jazz quintet plays early be-bop, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $7. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m.

The Still, acoustic, Portland Lobster Company. Free. 775-2112. Noon to 3 p.m.

Johnny Venom & Friends, R&B/reggae, Portland Lobster Company. Free. 775-2112. 6 to 9 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Carnival of Madness 2011, hard-rock festival with Theory of a Deadman, Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry and more than 20 other bands, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion. $31.50. Waterfrontconcerts.com. 10 a.m.

Castlebay, Celtic music performed outdoors, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor. Free. 677-2423. 1 and 3 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.

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

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

George Keith and Friends: “The Boston Connection,” Irish fiddler, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

Rachel Barter, flutist, Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport. $5/donation. 985-8759. 5 p.m.

Mitch Alden, singer/songwriter and guitarist, Portland Lobster Company. Free. 775-2112. Noon to 4 p.m.

Eric Bettencourt/Velourosaurus, rock, blues, funk and R&B, Portland Lobster Company. Free. 775-2112. 5 to 8 p.m. 

MONDAY

Lady Antebellum, country, with Sunny Sweeney, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion. $27.75 to $51.75. Waterfrontconcerts.com. 7 p.m. (gates at 5 p.m.)

Pete Kilpatrick Band, folk/rock, Portland Lobster Company. Free. 775-2112. 5 to 8 p.m. 

TUESDAY

The Still, acoustic, Portland Lobster Company. Free. 775-2112. 6 to 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Eric Bettencourt, singer/songwriter, Portland Lobster Company. Free. 775-2112. 6 to 9 p.m.

Kyle Hardy, American Celtic and folk, CD-release show with Cape Breton fiddler Rosie MacKenzie, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. 

SEPT. 8

Scarab: Journey Tribute Band, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $20. 774-4527. 7:30 p.m.

Kyle Hardy, American Celtic and folk, CD-release show with Cape Breton fiddler Rosie MacKenzie, Unity Center for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m. 

• COMEDY

Bob Marley, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. Sold out. thelandingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.) Friday.

Comedy Showcase, Bill Campbell with Johnny Cail and Matt D.; 18-plus (16-plus with parent), Comedy Connection, Portland. $15. mainecomedy.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Tim Sample, Camden Opera House. $10. 236-4406. 7:30 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

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.

Sorcha, jazz with acoustic banjo, Blue, Portland. Donation. 774-4111. 10 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.

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.

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

FRIDAY

Chris Fitz Band, blues/rock, 21-plus (all ages with parent), Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $6. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Prospect Hill, hard rock, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. 8 p.m.

Eric Ott, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Okbari, Middle Eastern music with bellydancers, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Grupo Mofongo, salsa and Latin dance party, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $8. 879-8988. 8 p.m.

’80s Dance Party, Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland. Free entry with head-to-toe ’80s attire. 828-0549. 9 p.m.

The Pubcrawlers, Celtic punk, with Clubberlang, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $5. 772-8274. 9 p.m.

Gray Spot, alternative covers, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 761-4446. 10 p.m.

Phantom Buffalo, indie rock, with special guests, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. 791-2695. 8 p.m.

Primo Cubano, Cuban music dance party, The Hive, Kennebunk. $8, $10. thehivekennebunk.com. 8 p.m.

Kevin Midgeley, Delta blues, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. 865-4321. 8 to 10:30 p.m.

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

The van Voorst Quartet, jazz, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Motown Funk Soul and Disco Dance Party, with The Soulmate Band, The Brunswick, Old Orchard Beach. thebrunswick.com. 9 p.m.

Tim Theriault Band, rock, 21-plus (all ages with parent), Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $6. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

DJ B-Set, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. 8 p.m.

Nice Action, rock dance party, Asylum, Portland. 772-8274. 9 p.m.

Now is Now, classic and original rock, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 761-4446. 10 p.m.

Rizing Tide, rock covers, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 874-2639. 8:30 p.m.

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

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

Dick Derry, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Ben Appel Quartet, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

The Milkman’s Union, alt-rock, with Tallahassee and Splendora Cult, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. 879-8988. 9 p.m.

Free Art Opening by Jakob Battick, music by Drab Pony and Endless Caverns, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Harper and The Midwest Kind, acoustic rock, 21-plus (all ages with parent), Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $6. 351-3221. 9:30 p.m.

The Couch, open mic hosted by John Nels with featured artist Kris Rodgers, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. 879-8988. 9 p.m.

Black Mountain Symphony, classical, Motown, jazz and blues, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 874-2639. 3 to 6 p.m.

Good Kids Sprouting Horns, indie folk, with Husband and Wife, Metavari and If and It, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m. 

TUESDAY

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

Port Veritas, spoken word, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Doug Lamey and Kimberly Fraser, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Rap Night, with Shupe and Ill By Instinct, Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Karaoke with DJ Johnny Red, Asylum, Portland. 772-8274. 9 p.m.

North of Nashville featuring J. Biddy, covers with a Southern twang, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. 761-4446. 8:30 p.m.

Secret Chiefs3 with Fat 32, instrumental band with drum and synth duo, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $13, $15. space538.org. 9 p.m.

A-Town All-Stars, jazz/blues, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Mike Stockbridge Quartet, jazz, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Irish Music Night, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

SEPT. 8

Jim Weider’s Project PERCoLAToR, jazz fusion, 21-plus (all ages with parent), Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $17, $20. innontheblues.com. 9 p.m.

Anna Dagmar and Nina Schmir, piano and guitar, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Tricky Britches, bluegrass, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 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.

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

Poor Howard and The Bullfrog, acoustic blues, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Swing Shift Jazz Quintet, jazz, 21-plus; Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.