Rock City Café, 316 Main St., welcomes back a favorite duo and a local singer/songwriter the first weekend of June. The live music will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3.

On Friday, Happy Folk, a musical project based in southern Maine, will bring its old favorites and new original material to Rockland. Built around the music and philosophy of Nik Hasenfus and Aria Zarnoski, Happy Folk often includes other musical colleagues and toured Vermont in May. The two songwriters attempt to dissolve the boundaries created by the performing arts, combining their ambitions of authentic relationships.

On Saturday, Rock City Café presents Peter Carriveau, who formed his first band with his brothers at age 9. He played and paid his way all through grad school and then, except for occasional benefits, hung up his guitar, raised a family, acted in local theater and taught school for more than 30 years. Having retired a couple of years ago from his teaching gig in RSU 13, Carriveau has been making forays as a singer/songwriter. He has numerous influences in his music, from folk to Americana to rock; in his covers, he looks for songs that are well crafted by great songwriters. Food is available until closing. For more information on these 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