Nikos Apollonio of Rockport will be the featured performer Aug. 12 at the Second Friday Open Mic, held every month at the St. George River Café, 310 Main St. in the village. Signup begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. and the open mic begins 7 p.m.; Apollonio will begin his program at 8:15 p.m.

Apollonio, a leader in the Maine folk tradition, is a guitar, fiddle, mandolin, cittern and Celtic harp maker. Since 1967, he has made about 1,000 instruments including 12-strings for Gordon Bok, Judy Collins, Noel Paul Stookey, Bob Zentz, Walt Michael and many others. He has 14 CDs and records to his credit. Apollonio’s fully-textured voice accompanies his handmade instruments with strong influences of Celtic and folk roots.

The open mic is organized by musician/artist Kat Logan, who encourages those would like to play music, recite a poem or tell a story to try the open mic. There is a $6 suggested donation at the door. For more information, call Logan at 226-7446. Next months featured performer will be singer/songwriter Jud Caswell of Brunswick.

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