• CONCERTS

THURSDAY

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. $22. 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.

FRIDAY

The Coloradas, Americana/bluegrass, with Girls, Guns & Glory, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Jen Chapin Trio, urban folk and soul, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $17 in advance; $20 day of show. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Chris Smither, folk and blues, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $20. 8 p.m.

You Won’t, Milkman’s Union and Old Soul, indie rock, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $8. theoakandtheax.blogspot.com. 8 p.m.

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

Mia Cross, guitar/vocal duo, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Ingrid Michaelson & Friends, indie pop, Stonington Opera House. $35 to $45. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m.

Larry Gowell, Broadway hits, pop and jazz, Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, Greene. Free. sawyer-foundation.com. 2 and 7 p.m.

Bruce Hardina, singer-songwriter, benefit for the Pemaquid Watershed Association, Bristol Mills Congregational Church, Bristol. $12; free for children under 12. pemaquidwatershed.org. 7 p.m.

Bill Harley, Grammy-winning humorist/musician, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $15; $7 for youths under age 18. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m.

American Folk Festival, dancing, music, storytelling and other traditional folk-art performances, Bangor waterfront. $10/donation per day. Schedule at americanfolkfestival.com. Friday to Sunday.

SATURDAY

“A Day in the Park,” with Rustic Overtones, Eric Bettencourt and Velourosaurus; benefits charities supported by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office TRIAD Program; Deering Oaks, Portland. Free/donation. 871-7876. 2 p.m.

“American Idol Live Tour,” contestants from latest season of reality show, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $30.50 to $66. (800) 745-3000. 7 p.m.

Castlebay, Celtic music, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor. Free. 677-2423. 1 and 3 p.m.

Brave Combo, Texas-based polka, salsa, zydeco, blues and more, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Summer Concert Series in the Hope Hobbs Gazebo, with The Corona Brothers (beach music), Wells Harbor Community Park, Wells. Free. 646-5596. 6:30 p.m.

Enter the Haggis, Celtic rock, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $25. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Summer Concert Series, with Warren King and pianist David Peihl, Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport. $5. 985-8759. 5 p.m.

Chris Smither, blues and folk, Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, Dover-Foxcroft. $20. centertheatre.org. 8 p.m.

Robin Jellis, cellist, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 11 a.m.

Hattie Simon, jazz vocalist/pianist, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

New Trad Jazz Band, traditional jazz and vintage pop, Stonington Opera House. $20 to $25; $15 for students. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m.

SUNDAY

The Henry Girls and Ry Cavanaugh, folk/roots, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. Free; reservations required. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Truth About Daisies, folk-pop trio, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island. $8. fifthmainemuseum.org. 6 p.m.

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

MONDAY

Jaw Gems, jazz, funk and hip-hop, El Rayo Taqueria, Portland. Free. elrayotaqueria.com. 7 to 9 p.m.

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

Hymn for Her, rock/hillbilly duo, Stonington Opera House. $5. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m.

Music in the Park, with Sweet Wednesday (indie roots), Shevenell Park, Main Street, Biddeford. Free. 5 to 7 p.m.

Summer Music Series, with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine, Bangor Public Library. Free. 947-8336, Ext. 111. 7 p.m.

Music on the Mall, with Jimmy and The Soul Cats (blues), Brunswick Mall. Free. 729-4439. 6 to 8 p.m.

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

AUG. 30

“The Bluegrass Special,” music festival with The Gibson Brothers, Della Mae, The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, Snap Jackson, The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Al Hawkes, The Lonesome River Band and more, Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick. $25 to $50 per day; multi-day passes available. Schedule at thomaspointbeach.com. Aug. 30 to Sept. 2.

Popa Chubby, blues, The Brickhouse, Scarborough. $25. 233-6755. 8 p.m.

Built to Spill, indie rock, with Helvetia and Revoltrevolt, State Theatre, Portland. $22 in advance; $25 day of show. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

La Bottine Souriante, French and North American roots music, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $60. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Summer Concert Series, with Sweet Wednesday (indie roots), Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.

Belfast Summer Nights Concert Series, with The Jason Hemmens Band, pop/soul/R&B, High and Maine streets, Belfast. Free. 322-7123. 5:30 p.m.

Jimmy Dority, pianist, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

Old Port Concert Series, with Genevieve Beaudoin (singer-songwriter), Gelato Fiasco, Brunswick. Free. gelatofiasco.com. 8 p.m.

Cool Sounds Concert Series and Outdoor Market, with The Time Pilots (’80s covers), downtown Bangor. Free. downtownbangor.com. Market 5 to 8 p.m.; concert at 6 p.m.

Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series, with Royal Hammer (roots reggae), Fort Allen Park, Portland. Free. 756-8130. 7 p.m.

The Navigators, Newfoundland folk-rock, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts. $15. uccpa.unity.edu. 7:30 p.m.

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

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. Free. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 30.

Tim Brochu, Luke Hanbury and Ryan Waning, Comedy Connection, Portland. $15. 774-5554. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Tim Brochu and Luke Hanbury vs. Joe Riccio and Ian Stewart, Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. 774-5554. 9 p.m. Saturday.

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

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.

Dynamo-P and Caro Kahn, rap, 21-plus; Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.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.

FRIDAY

Dance Party, with HomeGurl Hollie and DJs, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 9 p.m.

Billy Libby, indie folk-pop, with Lisa/Liza, Hee Young and Danny & Caroline, Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. 9:30 p.m.

Frugal Fridays Happy Hour, with The Substitutes (rock), 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. Free. portlandempire.com. 5 p.m.

Elijah Ocean, with Jon Nolan & The Working Girls and Kingsley Flood, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Xander Nelson, rock, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m.

Doug Cantwell, acoustic singer-songwriter, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. grittys.com. 8 p.m.

Bob Rasero, acoustic blues, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Ian Fitzgerald, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

LQH, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

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

Rizing Tide, rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. 874-2639. 8 p.m.

Mitch Alden, folk-rock, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 3 p.m.

Jason Spooner Trio, folk and blues, Portland Lobster Company. 775-2112. 7 p.m.

Greg Burroughs Band, country, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $6. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

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

Rhythmic Cypher Music Showcase, with if and it and Speaker for the Dead (ambient rock), Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

R.A. The Rugged Man, rap, with ELEment, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. 784-7785. 8 p.m.

Sylvia, rock, with Sulaco, HiveSmasher and Dead By Now, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

P.O.D., metal, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Town Founder Harbor Party, country/rock/blues, with guests Dominic Lavoie, Dom Dumont, Cocaine Lasers, Meghan Yates, Jon Nels, Gabi Raymond and Dan Capaldi; Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Picnic After Party, with Leafer, Temperature of the Sun and Pornography for the Blind, rock, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Lisa/Liza, acoustic folk, with Machine Gun Mustache, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

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

Bryan Laurier, acoustic singer-songwriter, Gritty McDuff’s, Freeport. grittys.com. 8 p.m.

In the Round with Shanna, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Hardy Trio, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

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

Biscuit Rollers, blues, BeachFire Bar and Grille, Ogunquit. beachfiremaine.com. 8:30 p.m.

The Love Dogs, blues and swing, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $6. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

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

Eric Bettencourt, pop/rock, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 7 p.m.

Rick Miller & His Band, blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Blind Albert, acoustic rock, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Bargain Basement,” with Sherman Burns, Never Got Caught and Murcielago, grunge/rock, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $4.99. portlandasylum.com. 8 p.m.

Mitch Alden Duo, folk-rock, Portland Lobster Company. 775-2112. Noon.

This Way, Americana, Portland Lobster Company. 775-2112. 5 p.m.

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

Family Affair, R&B/soul duo, 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.

MONDAY

Marquise Knox, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland. $10. 593-9336. 7 p.m.

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

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

Connor Garvey & Friends, singer-songwriter, Portland Lobster Company. 775-2112. 6 p.m.

Brad Hooper, blues, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY

“Cover to Cover,” Mother Leopard performs “Oracular Spectacular” by MGMT, Big Easy, Portland. $5. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Ryan Halliburton, singer-songwriter, Portland Lobster Company. 775-2112. 6 p.m.

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 (downstairs), Portland. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Birdland Jazz Quartet, jazz classics, 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.

Sligo Road, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 7 p.m.

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

Peter Miles, solo acoustic, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 8:30 p.m.

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

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

Open Mic, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m.

Stefan Henegar, Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

AUG. 30

Got Rhythm, Johnny Cash tribute band, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

Nathan Reich, guitarist, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

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

BRZOWSKI, acoustic rock, with Cars and Trains, Gregory Pepper and David Ramos, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Blaqdada Dance Party, with C. Money Burns, 21-plus; Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m.