Enter the Haggis. Photo by Paul Frederick

Enter the Haggis
7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St., Portland, $30 general admission standing, $45 general admission seated, $85 two-show pass seated, $55 two-show pass general admission, 21-plus. statetheatreportland.com
You’ve got two chances to see Canadian Celtic rock act Enter the Haggis. Choose seated or standing options, but know that most will have a hard time sitting still once this band kicks it into high gear with fiddles, bagpipes, whistles, horns and all sort of guitars and percussion. They’ve got 25 years worth of music to choose from, spanning nine albums. Be ready to tap your toes vigorously when the six-piece band plays tunes like “One Last Drink” and “Gasoline.”

Grace Potter performing in Newport, Rhode Island in 2021. Photo by Aimsel Ponti

Grace Potter
8 p.m. Saturday. Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St., $93. watervillecreates.org
Grace Potter is a powerhouse vocalist and Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist and songwriter out of Vermont. Potter slays with both the guitar and piano on songs like “Love Is Love” and “Empty Heart.” Her band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, released its debut album in 2005 and four followed. As a solo act, Potter has released four albums since 2002. Her stage presence and charisma are infectious, and this solo show promises to be one for the ages.

Matt Lorenz, who performs and records under the name The Suitcase Junket. Photo by Joanna Chattman

The Suitcase Junket
8 p.m. Friday. Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield, $20. stonemountainartscenter.com
Singer-songwriter Matt Lorenz, who grew up in Vermont, started to play the piano when he was 5. As he got older, he took up violin, saxophone and guitar, then, while a student at Hampshire College in Massachusetts, Lorenz studied music and adaptive instrument design. Lorenz and his sister, Kate, formed the band Rusty Belle, and a few years later, Lorenz launched his solo act, The Suitcase Junket, which reflects his love for vintage suitcases. His live show, in which he plays several self-made instruments, is riveting.

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