MUSiC

R&R, Ronda Dale & Rob Babson, vintage country, contemporary folk, R&B, jazz, blues and originals. Dogfish Bar and Grille, 128 Free St., Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Iration, alternative/reggae, with The Movement and Natural Vibrations, $18 advance, $20 day of show, $25 preferred seating. All ages. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Thursday.

The Steve Grover Quintet, jazz drummer and composer, CD release show. Joined by Frank Carlberg on piano, Andrew Rathbun on saxophone, Sean Farris on bass and Christine Correa doing vocals. Free. Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 3725 College St., Brunswick. bowdoinfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Casting Crowns, contemporary Christian rock music with special guests Laura Story and For King and Country. $25.50 to $75. Cumberland County Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland. theciviccenter.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Enter the Haggis, roots rock, $15 in advance; $18 day of show. The Strand Theatre, 354 Main St., Rockland. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Jon Pousette-Dart, soft rock. $34. Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

Delta Rae, six-piece rock band. The Falls open. $18 in advance, $20 day of show, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Village Coffee House with the Jim Gallant Band. $10. New Gloucester Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester. ngucc.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Steve Grover Quintet, jazz drummer and composer, CD release show. With Frank Carlberg on piano, Andrew Rathbun on saxophone, Sean Farris on bass and Christine Correa doing vocals. $10 in advance and seniors, $5 students; $15 night of show. Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. 8 p.m. Saturday.

D.R.U. and The Wallhangers, psychedelic honky-tonk and Americana, no cover. Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

UMFK Annual Fiddlers’ Jamboree. Free. UMFK Fox Auditorium, 23 University Drive, Fort Kent. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The African Children’s Choir, program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. Ticket revenues support children’s choir programs. $38. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. porttix.com. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Josh Ritter, singer-songwriter. Gregory Alan Isakov opens. $35; reservations required. Olin Arts Center, Bates College, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Squid Jiggers live CD recording, Irish sing-along favorites with songs of the sea and brand-new material. $12 to $15. The Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St., Freeport. theaterofawesome.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Wood Brothers, Americana and blues. $18 advance, $20 day of show, $30 VIP. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

The Straits (members of Dire Straits), Alan Clark and Chris White with five hand-picked, world-class musicians performing the music of Dire Straits. $25. 18-plus Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

The Avett Brothers, bluegrass, country, punk, pop, folk, rock. With Old Crow Medicine Show. $42.50 to $55; reserved seating. Cumberland County Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Brett Dennen, folk/pop singer-songwriter, $20 in advance; $25 day of show. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.

New England Celtic Arts presents Jimmy Jo and the Jumbol’ Ayahs, traditional dance-hall style from southwest Louisiana that features Cajun accordion, fiddle, guitar, electric bass, drums, Cajun triangle and Zydeco rub board. $15. Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, Winter Hill Road, South Carthage. necelticarts.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Lou and Peter Berryman Return to the Camden Library Coffeehouse, hilarious, quirky, but profound songs. Tickets available at the door for $8. Camden Public Library, 55 Maine St., Camden. librarycamden.org/news/. 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 6.

Roosevelt Dime, take a journey through American roots music. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. March 6.

Tonic with Vertical Horizon, alternative rock with special guest Dishwalla, $29; 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m. March 6.

NIGHTCLUBS

Julie Thompson, soulful songstress delivers standards in a fresh way. No cover; 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

90s Night with Connor & Spencer McGrath, 21-plus. Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland. slainte winebar.com. 10 p.m. Thursday.

Poke Chop & The Other White Meats, blues. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Blues Mafia, a twist on modern and classic blues with Latin, Cajun and funk influences. No cover; 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Lorraine Bohland with Terry Foster, jazz, blues and R&B singer with piano accompaniment. No cover; 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Tony Boffa Quartet, cool and soft jazz. No cover; 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m. March 6.

COMEDY

Comedy on the Square, hosted by Brian Brinegar with Dennis Fogg, Erik Gunderson, Will Green and Cloud Morris. $5, 21-plus. Spire 29, 29 School St., Gorham. spire29.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Jim Lauletta, national comedy star who has appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, and more. Joined by Steve Scarfo. $15. Jonathan’s Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. jonathans restaurant.com. 9 p.m. Saturday.