A new Midcoast open mic opportunity will begin Friday evening, July 8, with featured group Meteora performing at the St. George River Café, 310 Main St. in the village. This open mic/concert series will be offered ongoing on the second Friday of each month.

Signup for open mic is at 6:30 p.m.; at 7 p.m., performers can share two songs each.  Acoustic instruments are preferred. Musicians who are interested in performing as the featured performers are asked first to come play for the open mic. Suggested donation for the evenings is $6. Kat Logan is organizing the open mic and scheduling the featured performers; for more information about this, call her at 226-7446.

This first evening will feature the trio Meteora, which was formed in 2011 and plays an eclectic array of original songs and folk ballads, as well as traditional songs and original arrangements. The trio is made up of venerable musicians Will Brown of Lincolnville; and Logan and Jim Loney of Friendship. “Meteora” translates from the Greek as “suspended in the air."

The trio has performed throughout New England and the East Coast in concerts, folk festivals and house concerts. Both Logan and Brown were featured on the Grammy-nominated CD “Singing through the Hard Times,” a tribute to  the late Utah Phillips; and have recorded with artists such as Gordon Bok, Cindy Kallet and Anne Dodson. Loney comes from a blues background and performed with the band the Bluetonics.

The group is especially appreciated for its tight three-part harmony and instrumentation that includes guitars, banjo, piano, trumpet, percussion and accordion. This concert will feature music Meteora is including on a CD it is currently recording in Brunswick with Jud Caswell — who is the scheduled performer for September. Nick Apollonio will be featured in August.

The St. George River cafe is owned and operated by Ann Gonzalez and Fanny Faye Davis and is located right off the downtown bridge.

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