TODAY

AUGUSTA

The Blood Orange Martinis, 6:30 p.m., Lithgow Public Library. Free; 626-2415 or lithgow.lib.me.us.

FARMINGTON

Skowhegan Brass Quintet, 7-8 p.m., Meeting House Park Gazebo.

HALLOWELL

The LQH Trio, 8-11 p.m., The Liberal Cup.

PORTLAND

Inner Visions Reggae Band, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Tickets: $15; 761-1757.

Device/Hell Yeah, 9 p.m., Asylum, 121 Center St. Tickets: $30.; waterfrontconcerts.com or 718-614-4598.

Explosions in the Sky, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St. Tickets: $22-$25; 800-745-3000.

UNITY

Hymn for Her, 7:30 p.m. Unity College Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $10-$12.

WINTHROP

Walter Weymouth, 6- 9 p.m., Sully’s, Main St.

FRIDAY

FAIRFIELD

Damascus Road, 6 p.m., Gazebo, 63 High St.; free.

PORTLAND

Joy Kills Sorrow, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Tickets cost $18;

onelongfellowsquare.com or 761-1757.

Morgan Heritage, 10 a.m., Asylum, 121 Center St. Tickets: $20-$23; waterfrontconcerts.com or 827-3508.

SIDNEY

New England Music Camp concert, 7:30 p.m., Alumni Hall; 465-3025.

STRATTON

Isabeau et les Chercheurs d’or (Gold Diggers), 7 p.m. Route 27, Community Building, 88 Main St. Tickets: $15; 246-2300 or necelticarts.com.

SATURDAY

BELGRADE LAKES

Britannica Acoustic Duo, 7 p.m., Center for All Seasons. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for children 6-16. Tickets are available 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at Day’s Real Estate or at the door; 495-3111.

Bill Berlinghoff, 7 p.m., Union Coffeehouse, Union Church, 67 Main St. Suggested donation, $5; [email protected] or 495-3599.

HALLOWELL

Sam Shain and the Scolded Dogs, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., The Liberal Cup.

FREEPORT

L.L. Bean free concert, Guster, 7:30 p.m., L.L. Bean Discovery Park, 95 Main St.

PORTLAND

May Fahl, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Tickets: $28; onelongfellowsqure.com or 761-1757.

Chris Webby, Port City Music Hall, 9 p.m., 504 Congress St. Tickets: $25-$50; 18 and older. For tickets, go to Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, call 888-512-SHOW or visit portcitymusichall.com

SIDNEY

New England Music Camp concert, 3 p.m., Bowl In The Pines; 465-3025.

WATERVILLE

Evening dance featuring Sounds Unlimited with John Plummer, 7-11 p.m., Waterville VFW; downstairs; no smoking. Admission cost $5; 453-2089.

WINTHROP

Tidal Wave (Raz de Marée) and friends, 1 p.m., Winthrop Performing Arts Center, 211 Rambler Road. Admission cost $8 for adults, $5 for students; MaineFolqueCo-op.com or 782-0386.

David Mallett benefit concert, 7 p.m., Winthrop Performing Arts Center, 211 Rambler Road. Proceeds will benefit Charles M. Bailey Public Library. Admission: $25-$30. Tickets are available at the Bailey Public Library in Winthrop or Bank of Maine, Winthrop, Hallowell, Manchester or Readfield branch; 377-6142.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

EAST WILTON

Greater Purpose in concert, 6 p.m., East Wilton Union Church, 1306 Main St. Free; 645-4297.

HALLOWELL

Katie and Roger, 6-9 p.m., The Liberal Cup.

SIDNEY

New England Music Camp concert, 3 p.m., Bowl In The Pines; 465-3025.

MONDAY, AUGUST 12

FARMINGTON

Old Crow Band, 6:30-9 p.m., Meeting House Park Gazebo.

OAKLAND

Ladies of the Lakes Summer Treble Choir, 6-8:30 p.m., Messalonskee High School Performing Arts Center. Membership cost $40; 649-2784.

PORTLAND

Ted Nugent, 9 p.m., Asylum, 121 Center St. Tickets cost $39-$42.; portlandasylum.com, waterfrontconcerts.com or 358-9327.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13

FAIRFIELD

Central Maine Square Dance Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m., teaching Mainstream and Plus calls, Fairfield Community Center, 61 Water St.

FARMINGTON

Music on Main Summer Concert Series — Off the Hill, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Farmington Meeting House Park Gazebo. Weather permitting; 778-3424 or [email protected]

PORTLAND

Francine Reed, One Longfellow Square, 8 p.m., 181 State Street. Tickets cost $18.onelongfellowquare.com.

ROCKLAND

John Hiatt and The Combo, 8 p.m., Strand Theatre, 345 Main St.Tickets cost $75 reserved seating; 594-0070 or RocklandStrand.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14

OAKLAND

Ladies of the Lakes Summer Treble Choir, 6-8:30 p.m., Messalonskee High School Performing Arts Center. Membership cost $40; 649-2784.

PORTLAND

Sick Puppies with 10 Years, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St. Tickets cost $20-$25; 800-745-3000 or statetheatreportland.com.

SOUTH CARTHAGE

Makem & Spain Brothers, 7 p.m., Skye Theatre, 2 Highland Drive. Tickets cost $20; 562-4445 or necelticarts.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

HALLOWELL

The Flying Lewinsky Brothers, 8-11 p.m., The Liberal Cup.

OAKLAND

Ladies of the Lakes Summer Treble Choir, 6-8:30 p.m., Messalonskee High School Performing Arts Center. Membership cost $40; 649-2784.

PORTLAND

Scott Weiland with TBD, 9 p.m., Asylum, 121 Center St. Tickets cost $35-$38; portlandasylum.com, waterfrontconcerts.com or 358-9327.

Racheal Ann Weiss, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 8 p.m., 181 State Street.Tickets cost $10. onelongfellowquare.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

OAKLAND

The Campbells 17th Annual Homecoming, 6:30 p.m., Messalonskee Performing Arts Center; 453-7110 or [email protected]

PORTLAND

Sarah Blacket with Connor Garvey and Emilia Dahlin, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Tickets cost $15; onelongfellowsqure.com or 761-1757.

Anna Lombard, 9 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 609 Congress St. Tickets cost $10-$20; 888-512-SHOW or portcitymusichall.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

FREEPORT

L.L.Bean free concert, Tristan Prettyman, 7:30 p.m., L.L. Bean Discovery Park, 95 Main St.

HALLOWELL

Forecity Drifters, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., The Liberal Cup.

PORTLAND

Cats Under the Stars, a tribute to Jerry Garcia Band, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Tickets cost $15; onelongfellowsqure.com or 761-1757.

EOTO, 9 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 609 Congress St. Tickets cost $20-$22; 888-512-SHOW or portcitymusichall.com.

Donavon Frankenreiter, 9 p.m., Asylum, 121 Center St. Tickets cost $16-$19; portlandasylum.com, waterfrontconcerts.com or 358-9327.

WATERVILLE

Evening dance featuring Sounds Unlimited with John Plummer, 7-11 p.m., Waterville VFW; downstairs; no smoking. Admission cost $5; 453-2089.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

HALLOWELL

JohnnyNoShoes, 6-9 p.m., The Liberal Cup.

PORTLAND

Mickey Hart Band with Tea Leaf Trio, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. Tickets cost $30-$45; portcitymusichall.com or 888-512-SHOW.

AUGUST 19

Old Crow Band, 6:30-9 p.m., Meeting House Park Gazebo.

PORTLAND

Me Without You, 8 p.m., Port City Mucsic Hall, 504 Congress St., Tickets Cost $15 Advance / $17 Day of Show, 18 and older. Buy Tickets in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 888-512-SHOW and online at www.portcitymusichall.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

FAIRFIELD

Central Maine Square Dance Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m., teaching Mainstream and Plus calls, Fairfield Community Center, 61 Water St.

FARMINGTON

Summer Music Series — Gambol Creek, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Farmington Meeting House Park Gazebo. Weather permitting; 778-3424 or [email protected]

PORTLAND

Steve Earl & The Dukes with The Mastersons, Asylum, 121 Center St. Tickets cost $35-$49; waterfrontconcerts.com or 358-9327.

Every Time I Die with Structures and To The Wind, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 609 Congress St. Tickets cost $15-$18; 888-512-SHOW or portcitymusichall.com.

Ray Cornils & the Kotzschmar Festival Brass, 7:30 p.m., Cathedral of St. Luke. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for children, $15 at the door; brownpapertickets.com or 553-4363.

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals with Royal Southern Brotherhood, State Theatre, 8 p.m., 609 Congress St.,

Tick Cost $30 Advance / $35 Day of Show, all ages. Buy Tickets in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at www.statetheatreportland.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

SOUTH CARTHAGE

Coig (Gaelic for 5), 7 p.m., Skye Theatre, 2 Highland Drive. Tickets cost $15; 562-4445 or necelticarts.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

AUGUSTA

Billy Libby & Friends, 6:30 p.m., Lithgow Public Library. Free; 626-2415 or lithgow.lib.me.us.

HALLOWELL

Jazzy Chas and The DelRossi Posse, 8-11 p.m., The Liberal Cup.

PORTLAND

Kim Kuzma & The Tony Boffa All-stars, 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Tickets cost $33; onelongfellowsqure.com or 761-1757.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

PORTLAND

Dirty Bourbon River Show, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Tickets cost $10; onelongfellowsquare.com or 761-1757.

Jeff Beam’s Loudspeaker Wallpaper & Shashasha Album Release Party, 9 p.m., Port City

$10 General Admission/18 and older. Buy Tickets in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 888-512-SHOW and online at www.portcitymusichall.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

FREEPORT

L.L.Bean free concert, Dog Days of August, 4 p.m., L.L. Bean Discovery Park, 95 Main St.

HALLOWELL

The Tim Sullivan Trio, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., The Liberal Cup.

PORTLAND

Jake Miller, 9 p.m ., Alylum, 121 Center St.Tickets cost $60 with a meet and greet with Jake Miller, or $15 general admission; portlandasylum.com, waterfrontconcerts.com or 827-3508.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

HALLOWELL

The Muddy Marsh Ramblers, 6-9 p.m., The Liberal Cup.

WINDSOR

Walter Weymouth, 1- 2:30 p.m., Windsor Fair.

MONDAY, AUGUST 26

FARMINGTON

Old Crow Band, 6:30-9 p.m., Farmington Meeting House.

PORTLAND

Ameranouche, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Tickets cost $15; 761-1757 or onelongfellowsquare.com.

WATERVILLE

Evening dance featuring Sounds Unlimited with John Plummer, 7-11 p.m., Waterville VFW; downstairs; no smoking. Admission cost $5; 453-2089.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27

FAIRFIELD

Central Maine Square Dance Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m., teaching Mainstream and Plus calls, Fairfield Community Center, 61 Water St.

FARMINGTON

Arizona Rose & the Rich Ric Band, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Farmington Meeting House Park Gazebo. Weather permitting; 778-3424 or [email protected]

WINTHROP

Music on Main — The Crosby’s, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Meeting House Park Gazebo.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

SOUTH CARTHAGE

Samantha Robichaud, 7 p.m. Skye Theatre, 2 Highland Drive. Tickets cost $15; 562-4445 or necelticarts.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

HALLOWELL

The Steve Jones Summer Picnic, 8-11 p.m., The Liberal Cup.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

FREEPORT

L.L.Bean free concert, Joshua Radin, 7:30 p.m., L.L. Bean Discovery Park, 95 Main St.

HALLOWELL

Pete Kilpatrick Band, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., The Liberal Cup.

WATERVILLE

Evening dance featuring Sounds Unlimited with John Plummer, 7-11 p.m., Waterville VFW; downstairs; no smoking. Admission cost $5; 453-2089.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

FAIRFIELD

Central Maine Square Dance Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m., teaching Mainstream and Plus calls, Fairfield Community Center, 61 Water St.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

WATERVILLE

Evening dance featuring Sounds Unlimited with John Plummer, 7-11 p.m., Waterville VFW; downstairs; no smoking. Admission cost $5; 453-2089.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

PORTLAND

Eilen Jewell, 7 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Tickets cost $18; onelongfellowsqure.com or 761-1757.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

PORTLAND

STRFKR, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. Tickets cost $18-$20; 888-512-SHOW or portcitymusichall.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

PORTLAND

JJ Grey & Mofro, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. Tickets cost $20-$22; 888-512-SHOW or portcitymusichall.com.

WINTHROP

Walter Weymouth, 6- 9 p.m., Sullies, Main Sßtreet.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

ROCKLAND

Saturday, September 21 at 7:30: SAM BUSH Live in Concert!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

PORTLAND

Kids Matinee Performance with Dan Zanes & Elizabeth Mitchell, 11 a.m., State Theater,

609 Congress St. Doors at 10 a.m., Tickets Cost $15 Advance/$17 Day of Show – Reserved Seating, all ages. Children younger than two do not require a ticket. Tickets go on sale FRIDAY, July 26th at 10am. Buy tickets in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at www.statetheatreportland.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

PORTLAND

Sarah Lee Guthire & Johnny Irion, 8 p.m.,One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street. Tickets cost $15, All ticket prices include a $3 service fee. onelongfellowsquare.com.

The Bluegrass legend’s only tour stop in Maine!Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush doesn’t seem old enough to be a musical legend. And he’s not. But he is. Alternately known as the King of Telluride and the King of Newgrass, Bush has been honored by the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association. “It’s overwhelming and humbling,” Bush says of his lifetime achievement award from the AMA. “It goes along with the title cut of my new album, Circles Around Me, which basically says, how in the hell did we get this far? In my brain I’m still 17, but I look in the mirror and I’m 57.”

“Circles Around Me,” Bush’s seventh solo album and sixth with Sugar Hill, is an aurally inspiring mix of bluegrass favorites and complementary new songs. “I don’t know why, but it felt right at this moment in my life to go back and revisit some things that I’ve loved all my life, which is bluegrass and, unapologetically, newgrass,” says Bush. “After all these years of experimenting –and there’s experimentation on this record too –I’ve come full circle.” Tickets on sale now: $35 for this all ages show. The Strand balcony and lobby bars will be open for those ages 21+ with a valid ID. FMI STRAND THEATRE 345 MAIN STREET ROCKLAND (207) 594-0070 WWW.RocklandStrand.com

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

PORTLAND

Carbon Vapor Presents OTT with Anomie Belle, 9 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Tickets cost $15 Advance/$18 Day of Show/$30 Preferred Seating, 18 and older. Tickets on sale Friday, July 26 at 10 a.m. Buy tickets in person at the Cumberland ÍCounty Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 888-512-SHOW and online at www.portcitymusichall.com.

OCTOBER 3

PORTLAND

Joe Satriani with Steve Morse Band, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St. Tickets cost $40-$70; 888-512-SHOW or portcitymusichall.com.

OCTOBER 5

FARMINGTON

Pink Lighting Ceremony — Breast Cancer Awareness, 6 p.m., Meeting House Gazebo.

PORTLAND

Toubab Krewe, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. Tickets cost $12-$15; 888-512-SHOW or portcitymusichall.com.

OCTOBER 7

FARMINGTON

Vigil-Safe Voices-Domestic Violence Awareness, 6 p.m., Meeting House Gazebo.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8

PORTLAND

Flux Pavillion, with Cookie Monsta and Brown and Gammon, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Tickets cost $25 Advance/$30 Day of Show, all ages. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 26th at 10am. Buy Tickets in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at statetheatreportland.com.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

The Milk Carton Kids, 9 p.m., Empire, 575 Congress St. Tickets cost $13 Advance / $15 Day of Show, 18 and older. Buy tickets in person at Bull Moose locations and online at www.statetheatreportland.com..

OCTOBER 13

PORTLAND

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, 7:30 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St. Tickets cost $45-$75; 800-745-3000 or statetheatreportland.com.

OCTOBER 19

PORTLAND

Leo Moran and Anthony Thistlehwaite, 8 p.m., One Longfellow Square, 181 State St. Tickets cost $25; onelongfellowsquare or 761-1757.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27

WATERVILLE

Robert Cray Band, 8 p.m., Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St. Tickets cost $50, $45, $40 – Reserved Seating, all ages. Buy tickets by phone at 207-873-7000 and online at www.operahouse.org.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8

PORTLAND

Matt Nathanson with Joshua Radin, 8 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Conress St. Tickets cost $20 Advance / $25 Day of Show, all ages. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 26th at 10am. Buy tickets in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at statetheatreportland.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29

PORTLAND

Pardon Me, Doug, 9 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. Tickets cost $7 Advance/$10 Day of Show, 18 and older. Buy Tickets in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 888-512-SHOW and online at www.portcitymusichall.com

 

 

DECEMBER 12

PORTLAND

Carbon Leaf, 8 p.m., Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. Tickets cost $15-$30; 800-745-3000 or statetheatreportland.com.

DECEMBER 13

PORTLAND

Jim Brickman: The Magic of Christmas, 7:30 p.m., State Theatre, 609 Congress St. Tickets cost $18-$20; 888-512-SHOW or portcitymusichall.com.