American folk/rock/pop quartet Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers will perform Saturday, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St.

One of those great bands that have flown under the radar for years yet still have managed to carve out an inspiring path and an extremely loyal following, The SK6ERS, as they also are affectionately called, are known for their exceptional live shows and high-energy showmanship.

In one corner stands the unmistakably jubilant personality of rock ‘n’ rollers The Sixers; in the other sits Kellogg, an authentic American songwriter in a period of profound growth. Rising triumphantly in the center is a band whose music is the perfect marriage of the two via strummed acoustic and electric guitars, accordions, trumpets, soaring lap steel and impassioned songcraft and delivery.

The musicians are friends who act like brothers and switch off on their instruments to keep it fresh much in the tradition of their collective heroes, The Band. Now closing in on their 1000th show, the band has approached its craft with a newfound grit and gratitude. Many bands talk about keeping it real but in The Sixers’ case, they mean it. This is a young band on the verge of a major breakthrough.

Tickets are $20 in advance and will be $23 at the door. For tickets and more information, call 594-0070 or visit rocklandstrand.com.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.