NRBQ. Photo by John Krucke

NRBQ
7:30 p.m. Friday. Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, $35 in advance, $40 day of show. chocolatechurcharts.org
It’s party time in Bath with a show from NRBQ that will serve up her signature blend of blues, R&B, rockabilly jazz, pop and rock, fresh from several opening dates for Bonnie Raitt, including in Portland. NRBQ’s discography stretches back over five decades, most recently with last year’s “Magnet.” Fuel up with an RC Cola and a Moon Pie and head to Bath for a guaranteed fun night out with a cast of very polite musicians who know how to blow the roof off a joint.

PSO Guest Conductor Erin Freeman. Photo by Paul Purpura

The Portland Symphony Orchestra presents Girl Power!
2:30 p.m. Saturday. The Seaside Pavilion, Old Orchard Beach, $10. portlandsymphony.org
The Portland Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery Concerts series for families continues, and you’ll be breathing in the salty air while you enjoy. The 50-minute performance is called Girl Power! Celebrating Women in Music, and guest conductor is Erin Freeman. Pieces include “Three Latin American Dances, III. The Mestizo Waltz” by Gabriela Lena Frank, “Fisher’s Hornpipe” by Cindy McTee and “Rockwell Reflections, V. The Peace Corps” by Stella Sung, among other selections composed or arranged by women.

Frank Turner.

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls
7 p.m. MondayJune 13. Aura, 121 Center Street, Portland, $32.50. auramaine.com
British singer-songwriter Frank Turner begins a 50-state-in-50-day race in New Hampshire on Sunday, and his next stop is in Portland. The whirlwind ends August 1 in Hawaii, and it calls the streak The Neverending Tour of Everywhere 2022. Turner’s latest album, his ninth, is “FTHC”, which is short for Frank Turner Hardcore and debuted at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart when it was released in February.


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