• CONCERTS

THURSDAY

Girl Talk, samples and mash-ups by DJ Greg Gillis, with Delicate Steve, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $30. statetheatreportland.com. 8:30 p.m.

Ed Gerhard, guitarist, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $22. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m.

MeRCy, atmospheric rock, with Computer at Sea, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Shemekia Copeland, blues, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $25. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Anthony Joe Lewis, guitar and vocals, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

“Jazz at St. Peter’s by the Sea,” benefit concert for 115-year-old parish chapel followed by wine and cheese reception, St. Peter’s by the Sea, Cape Neddick. $15. st-peters-by-the-sea.org. 5 p.m.

Novel Jazz Septet, songs from the Great American Songbook, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. $13; $10 for seniors; $5 for ages 12 to 18; free for children under 12 accompanied by a parent. 563-5513. 7 p.m.

Cool Sounds Concert Series and Outdoor Market, with The Veayo Twins (modern alternative), downtown Bangor. Free. downtownbangor.com. Market 5 to 8 p.m.; concert at 6 p.m.

Alive at Five Summer Music Series, with The McCarthys (country/roots rock) and Amy Allen (singer-songwriter), Monument Square, Portland. Free. portlandmaine.com. 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Summer Concert Series, with Billy Libby and band (singer-songwriter), Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.

Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series, with The Don Campbell Band (folk-rock), Fort Allen Park, Portland. Free. 756-8130. 7 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights Music Series, with Will Daily (folk and pop), Central School, South Berwick. Free/donation. 384-5846. 6 to 9 p.m.

Summer Concert Series, with the Maine Marimba Ensemble, Fountain Park, Lewiston. Free. laarts.org. Noon.

Cillian Vallely, traditional Irish music, with Ryan McGiver, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. unity.edu/uccpa. 7:30 p.m.

Shea Vaccaro, acoustic, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Free. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

“Jazzing Up the Shipyard,” with The Marcus Printup Quartet (jazz), benefit for Boothbay Region Land Trust, Boothbay Harbor Shipyard. $125. 633-4818. 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The Daredevil Christopher Wright and Lisa/Liza, acoustic/folk, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

Belfast Summer Nights Weekly Music Series, with Emilia Dahlin and The Colorados (folk/jazz), Heritage Park, Belfast. Free. 322-7123. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Monkey Junk, blues/R&B/funk, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $15. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Sara Hallie Richardson, singer-songwriter, CD-release show with guests, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

C Money Burns, hip-hop, CD-release party with guests, all ages; Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 8 p.m.

Summer Music Series, with Pitch Black Ribbons (alternative Americana), Congress Square, Portland. Free. 772-6828. Noon.

Open Mic Night, Jakeman Hall, Ocean Park. Free. 934-9068. 7 to 9 p.m.

Rally: A Sweet Adelines Quartet, vocal group, Jordan Hall, Ocean Park. $5. oceanpark.org. 7:30 p.m.

Sam Lardner, folk, Marine Environmental Research Institute, Blue Hill. Free. meriresearch.org. 4 p.m.

Flash! In the Pans, steel drum band, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. $20; $15 for members. mainegardens.org. Noon.

Seth Glier, singer-songwriter and pianist, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $14 in advance; $18 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m.

Speaker for the Dead, folk/punk, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Zapion, classical, contemporary and folk, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Free. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Chatham County Line, bluegrass, with This Way, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. Free. llbean.com/events. 7:30 p.m.

Ben Taylor, singer-songwriter, Bull Moose Music, Portland. Free. bullmoose.com. 3 p.m.

Laura Cortese Acoustic Project, supergroup of American fiddle players, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Southside Johnny and The Poor Fools, rock/blues, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $25 in advance; $30 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m.

Summer Concert Series in the Hope Hobbs Gazebo, with The Spectras (rock/soul/R&B), Wells Harbor Community Park, Wells. 646-5596. 6:30 p.m.

Ocean Sol, jazz, samba and bossa nova, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Soberfest, music festival with Lisa Gallant Seal, Dream in Purple, Salvation’s House, Bill Howard and The Bill Talbot Band plus barbecue, horseshoes, swimming, lawn games, raffles and children’s activities, Our Father’s House, Saco. Free. 467-5697. Noon to 6 p.m.

Ronda Dale, Emmitt Harrity and Pip Walter, country, folk and jazz, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island. $10. fifthmainemuseum.org. 7:30 p.m.

Domino Jazz, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. Free. capelocalbuzz.com. 8 p.m.

Debo Band, Ethiopian-American music, with DJ Graymatter, 18-plus; Space Gallery, Portland. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. space538.org.

8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Cracker and Big Head Todd and The Monsters, ’90s rock, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion. $23.25 to $62.25. waterfrontconcerts.com. Gates at 5 p.m.

Summer Concerts, with Barbara Kemp and Karen Hawthorne (piano and flute), First Church, Belfast. Free/donation. 338-2282. 3 p.m.

Bob Milne, ragtime and boogie woogie, benefits Ocean Park music program, The Temple, Ocean Park. $5. oceanpark.org. 7:30 p.m.

Summer Concert Series, Celtic and classical music, Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport. $5. 985-8759. 5 p.m.

Jazz Brunch, with Sean Mencher, Bob Hamilton, Derek Moniz and special guests, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MONDAY

Candye Kane, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland. $15. 593-9336. 7 p.m.

TUESDAY

Maine Marimba Ensemble, Zimbabwean marimba music, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. Free. elrayotaqueria.com. 7 to 9 p.m.

Cuig, Irish music, Gould Academy (Bingham Auditorium), Bethel. $20; $15 for seniors; $10 for ages 12 and under. necelticarts.com. 7 p.m.

Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band, ancient Eastern mantras combined with modern music, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, rock, with Peter Prince and Moon Boot Lover, State Theatre, Portland. $25 in advance; $30 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

“Paradise Isn’t Enough,” with Charles Neville, Jesse Lynch, Ben Noyes and more (jazz with poetry and dance), One Longfellow Square, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Def Leppard, Lita Ford and Poison, ’80s hard rock, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion. $41.75 to $101.75. waterfrontconcerts.com. Gates at 5 p.m.

Old Time Music Jam, open jam of old-time Appalachian music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Music in the Park, with Joel and Janna (alternative), Shevenell Park, Main Street, Biddeford. Free. 5 to 7 p.m.

Summer Music Series, with the Heart of Maine Chorus, Bangor Public Library. Free. 947-8336, Ext. 111. 7 p.m.

Music on the Mall, with Sean Mencher (rockabilly), Brunswick Mall. Free. 729-4439. 6 to 8 p.m.

AUG. 23

Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series, with Rock My Soul (gospel), Fort Allen Park, Portland. Free. 756-8130. 7 p.m.

Bob Milne, ragtime and boogie woogie, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $17 in advance; $22 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m.

Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, rock, with Benny Yurco, State Theatre, Portland. Sold out. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Cool Sounds Concert Series and Outdoor Market, with The Marshall Ford Swing Band, downtown Bangor. Free. downtownbangor.com. Market 5 to 8 p.m.; concert at 6 p.m.

Cuig, Irish music, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. uccpa.unity.edu. 7:30 p.m.

Belfast Summer Nights Weekly Music Series, with The Jud Cease Quartet and The Trees, Heritage Park, Belfast. Free. 322-7123. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

• COMEDY

Bob Marley, Maine comedian, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $28. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m. today.

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. Free. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 23. Bob Marley, Maine comedian, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $27.50. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m. Sunday.

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

The Wailers, reggae, with Junior Toots and Eastwave Radio, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $20 in advance; $23 day of show. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Tony Boffa Quartet, jazz, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

Funk Wagon, funk, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $3. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Rachel Efron Series, with Amanda Gervasi (singer-songwriter), Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Builder of the House & Friends, bluegrass and folk, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

Town Founder, country, rock and blues, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

The Lucid, pop/rock, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

Don Dumont, singer-songwriter, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

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

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

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

Steve Jones Band, blues-rock, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

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

FRIDAY

Kristin Hersh, singer-songwriter (formerly of Throwing Muses), Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. portlandempire.com. 8:30 p.m.

“A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix,” with Tom Faunce, Harley Smith, Tim Sullivan, Kenya Hall, Chas Lester and more, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Brad Byrd, singer/songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Matt Meyer & The Gumption JCT, folk, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

The Complaints, acoustic alt-rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

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

Brian Templeton Band, blues-rock, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $6. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

This Way, Americana, Portland Lobster Company. 775-2112. 7 p.m.

M.R. Poulopoulos, singer-songwriter, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 4 to 6 p.m.

There is No Sin, indie rock, with Kelley McRae and Max Garcia Conover, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Little Black Dress Vodka Ladies Night, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. Doors at 6 p.m.

Forward Momentum Prophecy, metal, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. 8 p.m.

Better as Rivals, dance/pop-punk, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Lord Earth, hard rock, with Kairos and Waves of the Future, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

Lobster Stomp, 25th-anniversary music festival with The Paul Collins Beat, The Electric Mess, The Heeby Jeebies and The Jonee Earthquake Band; Bayside Bowl, Portland. $5. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, roots and blues, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $8 to $10. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Mingo Fishtrap, soul, with Model Airplane, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

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

Reverend, folk-rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

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

Tip O’ the Hat Series, Mark Tipton salutes jazz pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Tickle, dance covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Alan Roux, blues, BeachFire Bar and Grille, Ogunquit. beachfiremaine.com. 8:30 p.m.

Super Frog, groove-rock, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $5. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Amigos, acoustic, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. Noon to 3 p.m.

Pete Kilpatrick, folk-rock, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 7 p.m.

Blind Albert, blues/rock, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

Mike James’ Blue Lions, blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

SoulMate Band, Motown/funk/soul, Bentley’s Saloon, Arundel. bentleyssaloon.com. 8 p.m.

The Ghost of Paul Revere, Americana/newgrass, with Tuna Skinny and Yellow Roman Candles, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Gypsy, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $5. 784-7785. 8 p.m.

Pastime, Still Rings True and Paige Turner, punk/hardcore, plus three other bands, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 7 p.m.

Kennebunk River Band, classic rock, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

SUNDAY

Kemban Wemba Reggae Sunday, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. innontheblues.com. 2 p.m.

Putnam Smith, acoustic/Americana/roots, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. Noon.

Anna and The Diggs, R&B/rock, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 5 p.m.

Jon King, rock/blues, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. innontheblues.com. 9 p.m.

The Couch, open mic, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance (downstairs), Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Lazy Susans, jazz, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 4 to 7 p.m.

MONDAY

Jason Melanson, acoustic pop, CD-release party, with Rural Ghosts, 21-plus; Flask Lounge, Portland. 9 p.m.

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

Jerks of Grass, bluegrass, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

Model Airplane Mondays, soul/funk, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Bluegrass Night, 21-plus, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 6 p.m.

TUESDAY

Portland Reggae All-Stars, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Congress St. Sheiks, blues, country blues and instrumentals, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Brian Patricks, acoustic folk-rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

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

Electric Open Mic, with Joint Enterprise, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Great Western Plain, garage rock, with Homebody, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

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

Eric Bettencourt, singer-songwriter, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

Jazz Meets Blue, organ trio, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

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

John Carew Revue, acoustic, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 5:30 p.m.

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

AUG. 23

Amy Allen, singer-songwriter, 18-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 5 p.m.

The Other Bones and Tan Vampires, indie rock, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Travis James Humphrey Blue Review, blues and swing, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

Peter Gavett and Friends, acoustic folk-rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Barn Swallows, bluegrass, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Bertie Koller, acoustic, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Samuel James and Dana Gross, blues and roots, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Jason Melanson, acoustic pop, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

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

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

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

The Stumblers, punk/rock, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. 571-9648. 8 to 11 p.m.

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