THURSDAY, MAY 18:

  • DaPonte String Quartet Celebrates 25 Years, 6:30 p.m., Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College. The foursome is joined by pianist Awadagin Pratt to mark a quarter century of performances. Tix start at $25/free under 21: daponte.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 19:

  • Tickets for Elton John & His Band Go on Sale, at 10 a.m. for his Sat., Nov. 18, 8 p.m. show at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. $46.50-$159.50 at ticketmaster.com, crossinsurancecenter.com, 800-745-3000 or at Mark’s Music in Brewer.
  • Ale House String Band at Union Hall in Rockport, 6 p.m. The band serves up chamber folk and the hall serves up wine in Bay Chamber Concerts’ Music@Dusk series. $30/$10 under 25: securesite.baychamberconcerts.org.
  • By the Bay Jazz Trio at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. Dennis Gurgul, Shawn Bolduc and Dick White play arrangements of works by composers from the Golden Age of American Song.
  • Ballroom Thieves at Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 7:30 p.m. The Boston trio calls itself “a rock band in a folk suit.” $15 tix: boothbayoperahouse.com. $20 door.
  • The Midnight Ramblers at Rock Harbor Pub & Brewery, Rockland, from 8-11:30 p.m. Mike Cole, Emmett Lalor and Will Neils play acoustic country from the 1920s to now, and nod to songwriters ranging from Steve Earle to Bob Dylan.

SATURDAY, MAY 20:

  • Claire Boucher at Rock City Cafe, Rockland, 7-9 p.m. The native of Presqu’île de Rhuys in southern Brittany sings songs of the region, accompanied by Brad Hurley on flute and guitar.

SUNDAY, MAY 21:

  • 2nd Annual Play-a-Thon of Belfast Bay Chamber Music School, 1-5 p.m. at Union Hall in Rockport. Students of all ages will be playing nonstop and guests are invited to pop in and out for free music and refreshments. All donations go to the school’s scholarship program.
  • Jazz do Mundo at Medomak Arts in Waldoboro, 2-4:30 p.m. Jazz with a Latin flavor, classical jazz, swing and blues at the Friendship Street arts center. Snacks and drinks available. $5 donation. FMI: 542-9730.
  • Mount View High School Chamber Singers in Lincolnville Center, 4 p.m. at United Christian Church, Route 173. Free-will donations benefit the singers. All welcome. FMI: 785-3521.
  • Duet to Play Afternoon of Classical Music in Camden, 4 p.m. Friends of Music Concert Series at the First Congregational Church of Camden. Clarinetist Steve Christ and pianist Caleb Flick play pieces by Brahms, Granados, and virtuoso transcriptions for clarinet. Free; donations accepted at the door.

MONDAY, MAY 22:

  • Peter Karp & Roadshow Band, play the Monday Night Blues show at Time Out Pub in Rockland. $10 cover. The May 29 show features Bees Deluxe Band.

THURSDAY, MAY 25:

  • Novel Jazz Returns to Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, 7 p.m. Their 13th season opens with jazz from the Great American Songbook and a focus on jazz legends Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Guest Ralph Norris plays sax. FMI: skidompha.org, mainejazz.net.

COMING UP:

  • Coming to Thompson’s Point, in Portland: The xx Fri., May 26. Foster the People Fri., June 9. Ween Sat., June 10. The Shins Fri., June 16. Elvis Costello & The Imposters Mon., July 24. FMI: thompsonspointmaine.com.
  • Chris Thomas King in Rockland, Sat., May 27, 7:30 p.m. The “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” actor and Grammy winner brings his fusion of blues and hip-hop to the Strand Theatre. $20 tix: rocklandstrand.com, 594-0070. $25 door.
  • Galway Musician Gabriel Donohue at Sail, Power & Steam Museum, in Rockland, Sun., May 28, 7:30 p.m. With songstress Marian Makins and a surprise guest artist. $20. Reservations: 701-7627.
  • Haydn’s “The Creation” at Camden Opera House, Mon., May 29, 5 p.m. Down East Singers, Mozart Mentors Orchestra, and four soloists perform under the direction of Anthony Antolini. $20/free under 19. Tix at Grasshopper Shop, Rockland; Owl and Turtle Bookshop, Camden; box office on concert day. FMI: downeastsingers@gmail.com.
  • House Concert of Maritime Music from Chesapeake Bay and Beyond, Mon., May 29, 7 p.m. at 428 Upper Round Pond Road in Bristol. Folk singer Janie Meneely and balladeer Rob van Sante perform. $12 donation at door. Reservations: castlebay@castlebay.net or 529-5438.
  • David Bromberg Quintet Coming to Rockland’s Strand Theatre, Fri., June 9, 7:30 p.m. $35 advance tix: rocklandstrand.com. $40 show day.
  • Graham Nash Coming to Union, Thurs., July 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery’s Summer Concert Series. $56 for festival-style admission. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Also in the series, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Sunday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m. $70. FMI: savageoakes.com.
  • The Secret Sisters Coming to the Strand in Rockland, Fri., Aug. 25, 7 p.m. Laura and Lydia Rogers blend country, roots and rock. $20 advance tix: rocklandstrand.com. $25 show day.