• CONCERTS

THURSDAY

O.A.R., rock, with Foxtrot Zulu, State Theatre, Portland. $30 in advance; $35 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Martin Sexton, rock, country and blues, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $40. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Hyena, Billy Carr, On the Water and Heart Murmur Sounds Good, experimental folk, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $6. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Nuala Kennedy, Irish vocalist and flute player, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. 948-7469. 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top, classic rock, with The Cadillac Black, Scarborough Downs. $54.75 to $94.75. waterfrontconcerts.com. 5 p.m.

Lauren Rioux and Brittany Haas, fiddles and vocals, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Old Barn Series with The Irish Nuala Kennedy Band, Irish vocalist and flute player, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $10. stonemountainartscenter.com. 7:30 p.m.

Na Palm, rap, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $10 to $20. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Ryan Montbleau Band, folk-pop, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $25.50 to $62.50. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Bluegrass Gospel Project, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 day of show. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m.

The Mutineers, eclectic string music, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Free/donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Jaill, garage rock/psych-pop, with Fergus & Geronimo, 18-plus; Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

The Machine, Pink Floyd cover band, State Theatre, Portland. $20 in advance; $23 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Four Singers in the Round, with Kate Schrock, Shanna Underwood, Brian Patricks and Peter Alexander; benefits counseling for veterans and their families; Lewiston Middle School. $20; $15 for seniors and veterans. laarts.org. 7:30 p.m.

September 11 Remembrance Concert, with the Alumni Band and the Italian Heritage Center Concert Band, First Parish Congregational Church, Saco. Free; bring non-perishable food items or make a donation to the Saco Food Pantry. thealumniband.com. 7 p.m.

Jeff Pevar and Danny “Kooch” Kortchmar, session guitarists for Carly Simon, David Crosby, James Taylor and more, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner. $27. 582-7144. 7:30 p.m.

Portland Songwriter Celebration, with Samuel James, Dana Gross, Audrey Ryan and more, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

HENRYFEST, outdoor family-oriented music festival with Oife O’Donovan, The Stray Birds, This Way, Cumberland Crossing, The Lay-Z Gait Band and The 317 Main Ensemble; benefits the 317 Main Community Music Center in Yarmouth; Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth. $18 in advance; $20 day of show ($35 per family in advance; $40 day of show). 317main.org. Noon to 7 p.m.

John Linscott and The Mainestream Jazzmasters, jazz jam, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Free/donation. capelocalbuzz.com. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sharon Concert Band, benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project, Consolidated School, Kennebunkport. Donation. 967-0641. 3:30 to 5 p.m.

MONDAY

Imagine Dragons, indie-rock quartet gives in-store performance; Bull Moose Music, Scarborough. Free with purchase of the group’s latest album, “Night Visions.” bullmoose.com. 5:30 p.m.

AWOLNATION, indie pop. with Imagine Dragons and Zeale, State Theatre, Portland. $18 in advance; $20 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Mirel Wagner, folk and blues, Bates College (Keigwin Amphitheater), Lewiston. Free. 786-6135. 7:30 p.m.

Songwriters in the Round, with Lisa Redfern and guests, Frontier, Brunswick. $10. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m.

SEPT. 13

Portland Jazz Orchestra, 18-piece ensemble, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $9; $5 in advance and for students and seniors. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

• COMEDY

Improvisational Comedy Festival, 14 improv groups from New England, Lucid Stage, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show; $40 for four-day pass. lucidstage.com. 8 p.m. Thursday to Sunday.

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. Free. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 13.

Ray Harrington, Comedy Connection, Portland. $15. 774-5554. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

Wilder Maker, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Butcher Boy and if and it, folk, rock and jazz, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Heather Hardy & Nancy Sferra, folk, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Brad Strause, eclectic, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Lazy Gait, acoustic Western swing, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

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

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

26 Shades of Steve, featuring Marshall Law, rock, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. 828-0900. 10 p.m.

FRIDAY

Adam Ezra Group, rock, with Andi Fawcett and Doubting Gravity, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $8. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

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

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

Travis James Humphrey Blue Review, roadhouse roots, 21-plus; Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Stereo-Type, classic alt-rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 10 p.m.

James Day Leavitt, acoustic folk, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

The Olympic Symphonium, folk-pop, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

SATURDAY

The Other Bones Fall Ball, a night of bands, DJs and dancing, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Post Provost, world music, with The Nevaeh Dance Group, The B.A. Canning Band and Builder of the House, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $8. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Sly-Chi, R&B, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Mike James Blue Lions Band, blues, BeachFire Bar and Grille, Ogunquit. beachfiremaine.com. 8:30 p.m.

Amigos, acoustic, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. Noon.

Sarah Blacker, acoustic rock and folk, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Chris Trapper, roots pop, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

John Funkhouser Trio, modern jazz and funk, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Rockin’ Roadrunners, rock, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $12 to $20. 784-7785. 8 p.m.

Blue Steel Express, modern and traditional blues, 21-plus; Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Cajun Aces, zydeco, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Gorilla Music Battle of the Bands, all ages; Big Easy, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 day of show. bigeasyportland.com. 4 p.m.

MONDAY

The Players Ball, funk jam, Big Easy, Portland. $3. bigeasyportland.com. 8:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

Ryan Halliburton, singer-songwriter, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

Open Mic Night, all ages; Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

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

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

Jeff Cusack, easy-listening acoustic, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 8:30 p.m.

Eric Bettencourt and Velourosaurus, pop/rock, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

SEPT. 13

Waylon Speed, country-tinged metal, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

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

Anna Dagmar, folk/jazz, CD-release show with Nina Schmir, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

Hot Club Du Monde, gypsy jazz and swing, 21-plus; Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

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