Rock City Café, 316 Main St., will present Rat Ruckus Saturday, Aug. 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. Originally a four-piece band, Rat Ruckus has expanded to seven members who play guitar, banjo, mandolin, keyboard, violin, bass (upright and electric) and drums.

The band has been praised for its vocal harmonies and an ability to adapt folk instruments to a wide variety of music. Originally conceived as a bluegrass-fusion project, Rat Ruckus has expanded its repertoire to include original, foot-stomping rock containing influences from a wide spectrum of music including folk, jazz, R&B and even heavy metal genres. Although the band focuses on creating original music, Ruckus also has a healthy catalog of covers ranging from Neil Young to The Talking Heads.

Food is available until closing. 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