Scot Cannon of Belfast will perform Friday, Aug. 6 in the Velvet Lounge series at Rock City Books & Coffee, 328 Main St., Rockland. The music will run from 7 to 9 p.m.

Cannon performs his own acoustic versions of jazz and pop standards and also sings from his collection of mildly sarcastic and sometimes moving original songs. If youngsters show up, he has songs to lead them on the right path too. Some of Cannon’s songs were written while on the dangerous and lonely road working as a mime.

There is no cover charge; however, tipping the musician is highly encouraged. For more information on this and other events, call 594-4123.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to