The weekly Monday night blues series at Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., will continue June 27 with Albert Castiglia. The music will run from 7 to 10 p.m. in the upstairs music room; admission is $10 at the door.

Castiglia’s history is as colorful as his home town of Miami, Fla., going back to 1990 when he played in local band The Miami Blues Authority and won local designation as Best Blues Guitarist. He got a big break after meeting the legendary Junior Wells in 1996 and toured the United States and Europe as Wells’ lead guitar player. After Wells died in 1998 Castiglia toured with Sandra Hall.

Castiglia launched his solo career in 2002 and has opened for ZZ Top, Elvin Bishop and The Radiators. He is a favorite high-energy performer at festivals across the country and recently released his fifth solo album, “Keepin’ On,” which features a number of original tunes.

There will be no show July 4; the Lionel Young Band is scheduled for July 11 ($10). The 18th annual North Atlantic Blue Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17 in Harbor Park. Blues/pop crossover star Robert Cray is the headliner, closing a two-day festival that will feature a tribute to the Chicago blues. Festival tickets are on sale online at; by sending check or money order with a self-addressed stamped envelope to North Atlantic Blues Festival, 70 Lake Ave., Rockland, ME 04841; or at local outlets Huston-Tuttle in Rockland and HAV II in Camden. For more information, call 596-6055.

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