The Velvet Lounge music series of Rock City Café, 316 Main St., will host Joint Relief with G.G. Ellis and Cole Barbour Friday, Aug. 1, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Rockland native Ellis is a singer and drummer who played for many years in Austin, Texas, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Barbour, also a Rockland native, plays guitar and cello with Tastes Like Chicken, Sideways Highways and other musical combos. The duo will play a diverse blend of roots rock, country blues and originals.

Rock City’s lunch service extends until closing on music nights. For more information on this and other events happening at the coffeebar/cafe, call 594-4123 or find it on Facebook.

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