On Thursday, Sept. 29, Rock City Café, 316 Main St., will once again transform into the Velvet Lounge. The Bill Barnes Jazz Trio, which plays every other Thursday, will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Veteran New York session guitarist Barnes has played with a stellar lineup of music industry heavies; his latest album is “Winds of Bodhgaya.” The trio’s repertoire includes gypsy jazz, classic jazz standards, sultry bossa novas, tasty ballads and cool, laid back blues.

On Friday, Sept. 30, Rock City Cafe’s Velvet Lounge will welcome Gunther Brown from Portland, a four-piece band that plays music is earthy, eloquent and entirely honest. Reminiscent of early Jayhawks, with maybe a touch of Wilco, their Americana music has roots that spread to folk, rock and old-time country. The music will run from 7 to 9 p.m.

On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Velvet Lounge presents Old Town Road featuring the city’s own Bob Stuart and Megan Rogers. The father-daughter duo blends music from the sweet to the raucous, including songs of the sea and country, with more contemporary sounds to infuse new energy to the Midcoast folk scene. Stuart has been performing locally for more than 30 years, building a reputation for strong vocals and talent on the guitar and banjo, not to mention an ability to put his own graceful mark on a song. Rogers has been singing by his side for most of her life, but more recently has been bringing her own voice and interpretations to songs new and old. Old Town Road has been seen locally at Lincoln Street Center, Rock City and at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum. The music will play from 7 to 9 p.m.

As usual, there is no cover charge; however, tipping the musicians is highly encouraged. For more information on this and other events happening at the coffeebar/cafe, call 594-4123.

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