On Thursday, Oct. 6, Rock City Café at 316 Main St. will transform into the Velvet Lounge with A Pint of Plain. A Pint of Plain features Jim Burke on fiddle; Jim Hyland on guitar, button accordion and fiddle; Hugh McGuinness on cittern; and Susanne Ward on the uilleann pipes.

On Friday, Oct. 7 Rock City Cafe will present Tango featuring vocalist Kristen Burkholder and pianist Martin Gottlieb. In its elegant yet playful, heartfelt yet humorous style, this Belfast-based duo has been thrilling audience members up and down the coast of Maine for six years with their renditions of the Great American Songbook. Recently voted one of the top bands in Waldo County by VillageSoup’s Best of the Best contest, Tango will perform two hours of the best songs from years gone by including “Summertime,” “And the Angels Sing,” “Too Darn Hot” and “We’re in the Money.”

On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Velvet Lounge welcomes back the Mehuman Trio.  Singer/songwriter/guitarist Mehuman (“MAY-mon”) Jonson is an award-winning songwriter who has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe. Playing an original mix of acoustic neo-soul and Americana, with influences of jazz, funk and gospel, Mehuman Trio creates a sonic palette that defies a single label. The music will run 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.