On Friday, June 14, Rock City Cafe's Velvet Lounge will present The Peterson Trio, performing classic swing and standards from The Great American Songbook. On Saturday, June 15, the Velvet Lounge will welcome back local musician Alice Limoges. The music both nights will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rock City Cafe, 316 Main St.

The Peterson Trio features 13-year-old Ingrid on vocals; 19-year-old Björn on guitar, bass and violin; and their father Jay, who is not giving out his age. Jay is a veteran of public radio's “A Prairie Home Companion,” performing classic country and swing music since the early 1970s in the family's home state of Minnesota, and in Maine since 2002. Björn is a many-times recipient of Most Valuable Player awards on three instruments while a part of the George Stevens Academy jazz bands and small combos. Ingrid also took the coveted MVP award this past year for her vocal performance at the Maine State Middle School Jazz Competition in Westbrook.

The family band offers up a wide range of jazz, country and roots music from traditions ranging from Etta James, Django Reinhardt, Bob Wills, Duke Ellington and beyond.

Rockport’s Limoges self-produced 11 of her original songs while still in high school. Her acoustic guitar and ukulele chart new territory, introducing distinctive chords and progressions. With catchy hooks and bridges, her melodies fuse jazz, bluegrass and folk influences into an original sound and her poetic lyrics are thoughtfully courageous.

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

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.