Joanna Connor Band. Photo by Tyler McDaniel

York County Blues Fest
1 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Friendship Park, 231 Old Alfred Road, Waterboro, $17.50 in advance, $30 at the gate.
If you’re a fan of the blues, you’re going to want to make your way to Waterford on Saturday. The York County Blues Fest features co-headliners Joanna Connor Band and Thornetta Davis, along with local acts Memphis Lightning and Bonnie Edwards & The Practical Cats. There’s also a 12:30 p.m. preshow jam with Deej SJ. The parking is free, and there will be food and drinks (including beer and wine) available for purchase. Bring blankets and chairs and have a bluesy blast.

Geneviève Beaudoin of Dead Gowns. Photo by Hilary Eyestone

Dead Gowns, Louisa Stancioff and Eliza Edens
8 p.m. Sunday. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $14 in advance, $18 day of show.
Catch a trio of compelling singer-songwriters in Portland on Sunday night. Dead Gowns is the songwriting project of Geneviève Beaudoin, who released the EP “New Spine” in 2018 with a string of singles since then, the latest of which is “How You Act.” Louise Stancioff’s sound is steeped in folk but features electric guitar. Eliza Edens shines with alternate tunings that have an experimental element. Her latest single is the tender “I Needed You.”

Jack White. Photo by David James Swanson

Jack White
8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. Cross Insurance Arena, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland, $62 to $102.
Known as a member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, musician Jack White’s solo career is five solo albums strong and included “Entering Heaven Alive,” released last month, and “Fear of the Dawn,” which came out in April. White’s mantle holds 12 Grammy Awards, and he’s been nominated a staggering 36 times. His Supply Chain Issues tour kicked off in Detroit on April 8 and swings through Portland for a weeknight performance. If you’re going, know that your phone will be stored in a Yondr pouch during the concert to prohibit documentation of any kind.

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