• CONCERTS

THURSDAY

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

FRIDAY

Carmel Mikol and Roots to the Future, Celtic music, with Rachel Davis and Darren McMullen, Portland Stage Company. $18. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m.

Sparks the Rescue, rock, in-store performance, Bull Moose Music, Lewiston. Free. bullmoose.com. 3 p.m.

Kenya Hall Band, R&B/soul, Frontier, Brunswick. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

BeauSoleil, contemporary and traditional Cajun music, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $30 in advance; $35 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Lexi James and Cryer Creek, country, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg, $10; $5 for seniors and students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m.

Cul de Sax Saxophone Quartet, songs by Cole Porter, South Portland Public Library. Free. 767-7660. 7 p.m.

Nancy Sferra and Heather Hardy, singer-songwriters, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Sparks the Rescue, rock, in-store performance, Bull Moose Music, Scarborough. Free. bullmoose.com. 1 p.m.

SUNDAY

Dar Williams, singer-songwriter, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft. $22.50. centertheatre.org. 8 p.m.

Tom Rush, folk, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $37.50 in advance; $40.50 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 7 p.m.

Connie Smith, country, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $45. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Galactic, funk/jazz band featuring Corey Glover of Living Colour, with Moon Hooch, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $18 to $35. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Marcia Gallagher Quartet, tribute to jazz sirens, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta. $10; $5 for students; free for ages 12 and under. concertsatjewett.com. 2 p.m.

MONDAY

Mariee Sioux, folk, with The Original Bingo Club and Plains, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

TUESDAY

Dr. Dog, alt-rock, with Delta Spirit and Spencer Albee, State Theatre, Portland. $22 in advance, $25 at door; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Steve Earle, alt-country/rock, with Charlie Mars, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $110. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

SEPT. 20

Joy Kills Sorrow, string band, with Fish and Bird, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Steve Earle, alt-country/rock, Strand Theatre, Rockland. Sold out. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, country/rock, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $75. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Stars, indie pop, with Diamond Rings and California Waves, 18-plus; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $22 to $34. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Julie Holter, singer-songwriter, with Hundred Waters, 18-plus; Space, Portland. $10. space538.org. 8:30 p.m.

Audrey Ryan, experimental folk-pop, with Toughcats and Great Elk, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. Free. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 20.

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

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

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.

Joint Chiefs, acoustic, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

Sea Level, indie rock, with D Lethaaah and DJ sets by Andy Mead and Dean Ford, Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 8 p.m.

Brian Patricks, singer/songwriter, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

RAVE-X DVD Release Party, with Fresh! 3, 18-plus; Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 7 p.m.

Joyce Anderson, electro-acoustic violin, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $8. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

Nick Rachioppi, acoustic rock, county and folk, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

Plaid Daddy, rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Welterweight, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Martin England & Band, Americana/folk, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Evan King Group, soul and jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Gary Richardson, solo acoustic jazz and blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

Pam Baker and The SGs, blues, 21-plus; Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Jason Spooner, folk and blues, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

Jon King Band, Southern rock and country, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $6. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Sparks the Rescue, rock, with Amy Allen, Derek Wilkinson and Beware of Pedestrians, all ages; Asylum, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. portlandasylum.com. 7:30 p.m.

The Mutineers, string band, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

Beat Horizon with Pete Doom, groove rock, with El Grande and The Wondermics, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Sean Mencher & His Rhythm Kings, classic 1950s rockabilly, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Tip O’ the Hat Series, tribute to Broadway composer Jule Styne, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Station 85, hard rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Mike James’ Blue Lions, Chicago blues, 21-plus; Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

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

Band Beyond Description, jam-band covers, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

The Tonekings and Line of Force, funk/jazz, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 7 p.m.

Irish Sessioniers, acoustic Irish music, all ages; Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 6 to 9 p.m.

ElectroPop, pop, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 9 p.m.

Dave Berry Band, soulful blues, Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $5. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

StackaBones, Americana, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Mitch Alden Duo, folk-rock, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. Noon.

This Way, Americana, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 5 p.m.

Steve and David play the Dead, Grateful Dead covers, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Brunch with Sly Chi, R&B, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. Noon.

The Couch, open mic with host John Nels, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7 p.m.

Nate Abbott, singer-songwriter, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY

Metal Monday, with Breeding Strength, My Missing Half, Oneiros and Taxicab Dismemberment, Asylum, Portland. portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m.

Bluegrass Mondays, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

North of Nashville with J. Biddy, rock covers with a Southern twang, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 8:30 p.m.

Putnam Smith, acoustic, Americana/roots, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobster company.com. 6 p.m.

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

Bill Howard, acoustic folk, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

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

Street Dogs, punk, with Downtown Struts, Roll the Tanks and Koffin Kats, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $17. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

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

Congress St. Sheiks, blues and country, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9:04 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Christian “Junior” Stevens, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 7:30 p.m.

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

Mitch Alden, acoustic, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 8:30 p.m.

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

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

David Beam & The Custom House Gang, bluegrass and Americana, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7:30 p.m.

SEPT. 20

Zaireeka! experimental listening party, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $3. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Clara Berry, folk-pop, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Jason Myles Goss, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Groove Ruckus, jazz/funk/fusion, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Tony Boffa Quartet, cool and soft jazz, Gingko Blue, Portland. Donation. 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.

Joint Chiefs, acoustic, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

Strangled Darlings, graveyard dance music, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.