• CONCERTS

THURSDAY

“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. Thursday to Sunday.

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

Built to Spill, indie rock, with Helvetia and Revoltrevolt, State Theatre, Portland. $25; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

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

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.

FRIDAY

Big Time Rush, pop, with Cody Simpson, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion. $22 to $67. waterfrontconcerts.com. Gates at 5 p.m.

Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives, bluegrass/country, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $80. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Jon Herington Band, touring guitarist for Steely Dan, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $20. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Veayo Twins, pop, Dufresne Plaza, downtown Lewiston. Free. laarts.org. 6 p.m.

“We Shall Rise,” Christopher Pulsoni, Gaelle Robin and others play a variety of music, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

“Music for Rivers,” benefit concert for Cold Water Fisheries Conservation with The Cowboy Angels, The UMaine Augusta Jazz Band, Ellen Tipper and Christine McCormick; silent auction between acts and food from Just Got Smoked Bar-B-Q; Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. $20. 380-5789. 6 to 10 p.m.

SATURDAY

Keith Urban, country, with David Nail, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion. $27.75 to $71.75. waterfrontconcerts.com. Gates at 5:30 p.m.

Suzy Bogguss, country, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. Free; bring lawn chairs or blankets. llbean.com. 7:30 p.m.

Iris Dement, country/folk, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $25 in advance; $30 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m.

Paula Cole, pop/rock/jazz, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $37.50 to $40.50. jonathansrestaurant.com. 7 p.m.

Quebe Sisters Band, vocal/fiddle trio, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $20. stonemountainartscenter.com. 8 p.m.

Summer Concert Series in the Hope Hobbs Gazebo, with The New Legacy Swing Band (classic big band), Wells Harbor Community Park, Wells. Free. 646-5596. 6:30 p.m.

Tillery, jazz vocal group, Lakeside Theater, Rangeley. $15. 357-6934. 4:30 p.m.

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

SUNDAY

Jason Aldean, country, with Luke Bryan and Deejay Silver, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion. Sold out. waterfrontconcerts.com. Gates at 5:30 p.m.

All Together Now, Beatles tribute band, Jonathan’s Restaurant, Ogunquit. $15 to $52. jonathansrestaurant.com. 8 p.m.

Summer Concert Series, with trumpeter Thomas Kremser and Warren King, Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport. $5. 985-8759. 5 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.

WEDNESDAY

Odd Future, alternative hip hop, State Theatre, Portland. $25 in advance; $30 day of show; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8:30 p.m.

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

SEPT. 6

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.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. Free. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 6.

Mission IMPROVable, improv, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $18 in advance; $20 day of show. boothbayoperahouse.com. 8 p.m. Friday.

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

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. Sept. 6-9.

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

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.

Putnam Smith, banjo player, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

John Finision Trio, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 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.

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

FRIDAY

Station 85, Ginlab, The 220’s and Oliver Waterman, alt-rock, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

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

Joe Fletcher and The Wrong Reasons, rock, with Patrick Sweany, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $6. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

Move! ’80s Underground Video Dance Party with DJ Sandman, Asylum, Portland. $1. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

Octane, jazz and swing, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

Blind Albert, blues/rock, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Gentleman Outfit, rock covers, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

Duke, rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 10 p.m.

Potato Pickers, bluegrass, Andy’s Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8:30 p.m.

Americana Night of Music, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Loki, Heart Shaped Rock, Elysium and Jessica Prouty Band, hard rock, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. clubtexas.info. Doors at 8 p.m.

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

Too Broke to Be This Drunk, honky tonk, Bayside Bowl, Portland. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

Antiseptic, punk/thrash, with Video Nasties and more, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Downtown Sound, underground beats with ATOMIK and more, 21-plus; Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

Prospect Hill, hard rock, with Uncle Jack, Breakthrough and Hollow Glow, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $12. portlandasylum.com. 9 p.m.

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

Eric Ott, Americana/folk-rock, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Domino Jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Lex and Joe, blues, BeachFire Bar and Grille, Ogunquit. beachfiremaine.com. 8:30 p.m.

Tim Theriault Band, rock covers, 21-plus; Inn on the Blues, York Beach. $5. innontheblues.com. 9:30 p.m.

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

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

East Wave Radio, reggae/rock, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 12:30 p.m.

Band Beyond Description, jam band, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 7 p.m.

Ogre, rock, reunion show with Iron Man and Revelation, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Hello Newman, ’90s alt-rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 10 p.m.

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

SUNDAY

Hot Club du Monde, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. Noon.

Jason Spooner Trio, folk and blues, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 5 p.m.

MONDAY

Connor Garvey & Friends, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. Noon.

Pete Kilpatrick, folk/rock, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 5 p.m.

TUESDAY

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, rock, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $10. portlandempire.com. 8 p.m.

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

WEDNESDAY

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.

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

North of Nashville with J. Biddy, rock covers with a Southern twang, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. 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 & Velourosaurus, pop/rock, Portland Lobster Company. portlandlobstercompany.com. 6 p.m.

SEPT. 6

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.

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