• CONCERTS

TODAY

Dierks Bentley, country, with the Eli Young Band and Will Hoge, Augusta Civic Center. $33.75 to $43.95. ticketmaster.com. 7:30 p.m.

Ottmar Liebert, flamenco, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $35 in advance; $40 day of show. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Fryeburg Academy Jazz Ensemble, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $15. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Canadian fiddler, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

Gypsy Moth Quartet, music of the Paris jazz age, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. $8. rivertreearts.org. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

MercyMe, contemporary Christian music, with Chris August and Moriah Peters, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. $20 to $50. lighthouseevents.com. 7 p.m.

Breakers Jazz Band, swing and big band music, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m.

Cheryl Wheeler, singer-songwriter, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $23. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Darrell Scott, country, CD-release show with Mark Erelli, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $20 in advance; $23 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Canadian fiddler, Merrill Hall/Nordica Auditorium, Farmington. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

Day for Night, three decades of acoustic country music, 22 Park St., Lewiston. Free. 786-6135. 5 p.m.

SATURDAY

Judy Collins, folk, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $85. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

M. Ward, singer-songwriter/guitarist, with the Lee Ranaldo Band, State Theatre, Portland. $23 in advance; $25 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Attila Vural, acoustic guitar, Crow Town Gallery, Lubec. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. cobscookmusic.com. 7 p.m.

Rachel Efron, “art pop,” CD-release show with Liz Longley, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Cul de Sax Saxophone Quartet, the music of Cole Porter, Freeport Community Library. Free. 865-3307. 7:30 p.m.

Turtle Island Quartet, the music of Jimi Hendrix, Rockport Opera House. $30 to $40; $8 for children under 18. baychamberconcerts.org. 7 p.m.

Casco Bay Tummlers, klezmer music, New Gloucester Congregational Church. $10; $5 for children and seniors. villagecoffeehouse.org. 7:30 p.m.

Zemya! women’s a cappella group, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. $8 in advance; $10 day of show. rivertreearts.org. 7 p.m.

Enter the Haggis, Celtic rock, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. $20 in advance; $22 day of show. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m.

“Classical Night Fever,” with Motor Booty Affair (disco/funk) and the Maine Pro Musica Orchestra, Westbrook Performing Arts Center. $28, $38. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Foxy Shazam, rock, with Dean Ford and A Severe Joy, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show; $20 VIP. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Turtle Island Quartet, the music of John Coltrane, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $20; $15 for students and seniors. laarts.org. 2 p.m.

Rockin’ Recons with Justin Lindsay, rock, 21-plus; Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $10. francocenter.org. 8 p.m.

Judy Collins, folk, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $60. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Music Makers, dance music from the ’40s to the ’60s, Nasson Community Center, Springvale. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. 651-5714. 2 p.m.

Musica de Filia Spring Concert, folk, Broadway, contemporary, gospel and more, South Portland Auditorium. $10; $5 for seniors and students. musicadefilia.com. 2 p.m.

Italian Heritage Center Concert Band, music from movies from the ’30s to present, Italian Heritage Center, Portland. $7 in advance; $10 day of show; $6 for seniors; free for students. italianheritagecenterband.com. 2 p.m.

Olympic Symphonium, folk-pop, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

Kids’ Open Mic Night, for ages 10 to 18, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5. onelongfellowsquare.com. 3 to 6 p.m.

TUESDAY

Dirty Beaches, avant-garde rock, with Xiu Xiu and Father Murphy, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $12. space538.org. 8:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

North Sea Gas, Scottish folk, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage. $10. 562-4445. 7 p.m.

MAY 10

Beats Antique, experimental world fusion and electronica, with DJ Laura, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $18 to $40. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Ameranouche, gypsy jazz trio, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

North Sea Gas, Scottish folk, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. unity.edu/uccpa. 7:30 p.m.

• COMEDY

Laff Mobb, as seen on Showtime, Asylum, Portland. $25. portlandasylum.com. Doors at 7 p.m. today.

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

“Irish Luggage Tour” with Big Daddy Irish, featuring Colleen McCauly Coughlan and Stephen Cloutier, Events on Broadway, South Portland. $17. 767-7395. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Kevin Flynn, Comedy Connection, Portland. mainecomedy.com. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

• BARS/CLUBS

TODAY

Zombie Beach, rock/surf, with Pete Witham & The Kozmic Zombies and Thee Icepicks, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Tony Boffa Quartet, cool and soft jazz, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

After the Rodeo, Americana, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Geoff Zimmerman, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Foam Castles, with Higgins and Jeff Beam, rock, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m.

Moses Iron, blues, benefit show for Paul Agakian, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $15; $25 for two. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

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

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

Miz and Band Beyond Description, jam-band covers, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Jerks of Grass, Kentucky Derby party with The Barnswallows and a fashion show, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

RAZAH, rap/hop hop, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $10 in advance; $20 at door. 784-7785. 8 p.m.

Miss Fairchild, pop/funk, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5; $2 if you wear a “Star Wars” costume. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m.

The Peepshow, rock, with Qintron and Lady Pussycat, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 8 p.m.

Kilcollins Band, pop/rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Maine Academy of Music MAMM JAMM, First Friday Rock N Bowl Concert Series, Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. maineacademyofmodernmusic.org. 6 to 9 p.m.

Gary Richardson, jazz and blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meat, blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

El Grande & The Running Gags, rock, Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Prospect Hill, hard rock, with 13 High, Uncle Jack and 5th Freedom, Asylum, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m.

Plague, industrial night, Asylum (basement), Portland. $5; $2 before 9:30 p.m. portlandasylum.com. 9:30 p.m.

Evan Goodrow Duo, funk and blues, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Olympic Symponium, folk-pop, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Ana Mallozi, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

SATURDAY

Rustic Overtones, rock, with The Repeat Offenders, SKOSH and Loki, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. 8 p.m.

The If In Life, alt-rock, with Come Back Pluto and Powerss, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

The Fogcutters, soul, jazz and blues, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 7 p.m.

Mugsy, rock covers, RiRa, Portland. 761-4446. 10 p.m.

Tommy O’Connell & The Juke Joint Devils, swing/blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

David Mello, old-time blues, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

Kenny Samuelson, blues, BeachFire Bar and Grille, Ogunquit. beachfiremaine.com. 7 to 11 p.m.

Night Rockers, classic rock, Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland. bubbassulkylounge.com. 9 p.m.

Julia Barry, indie jazz, with Nehemiah Luckett, Blue, Portland. $5. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Gypsy Moth Quartet, music of the Paris jazz age, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Levon Helm Tribute Show, benefits American Cancer Society, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Johnny Wad and The Cash, rock, blues and country, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $5. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Cajun Aces, zydeco, Jumpin’ Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. 937-3250. 7 p.m.

SUNDAY

Smokin’ Joe Kubek, blues, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $7 to $20. bigeasyportland.com. 7 p.m.

Primo Cubano, traditional Cuban dance music, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

The Couch, open mic with host John Nels and guest artist Robby Simpson, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Joyce Anderson, fiddle blues, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $10. innontheblues.com. 6 p.m.

MONDAY

Smokin’ Joe Kubek with Bnois King, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland. $15. 596-6055. 7 p.m.

Stowaways Bluegrass Night, Empire Dine & Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 6 p.m. open jam; 8 p.m. concert.

Frank Hopkins & The Supersonics, funk, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 10 p.m.

Open Mic with Ev Guy, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 8 p.m.

TUESDAY

Chas Lester Trio, jazz, soul and funk, all ages; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Cover to Cover, local artists play originals and favorite classic album, Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. Stereocom plays “21” by Adele, 9 p.m.

Out of the Blue Contest, battle of the bands in quick time, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Jessica Cunningham, “American Idol” contestant from Maine, rock/pop, RiRa, Portland. 8:30 p.m.

Clash of the Titans, battle of the cover bands, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. Violent Femmes vs The Presidents of the United States of America, 9:30 p.m.

Some Assembly Required, pop/rock, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 7:30 p.m.

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

Rap Night, local DJs and musicians, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

MAY 10

Tom Constanten (of The Grateful Dead), with Lazy Lighting and Band Beyond Description, jam bands, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 at door; $25 VIP (includes dinner with Constanten and autographed poster). 9 p.m.

Hot Club du Monde, gypsy jazz and swing, Gingko Blue Jazz Club, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Builder of the House, CD-release show, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m.

MSA In the Round, with Phil Daligan, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Anna Dagmar and Nina Schmir, folk/pop, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Trapparatus, funky jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Harvard Bass, electronica, with Tonas and Honest John, Asylum, Portland, $12 in advance; $15 day of show. portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m.

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

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

Jerks of Grass, bluegrass, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Beardcore, featuring Every Other Country, Doll Parts and Whale Oil, rock, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.