Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., will present a free, fun-filled evening of the toe-tapping, happy music of Miners Creek. The Reading Room Concert Series event is set for Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m. People of all ages are invited and encouraged to attend.

Miners Creek fuses bluegrass with pop, rock, jazz, folk, Latin, Appalachian, gospel and blues, performed with rich three- and four-part harmonies, infectious music, driving rhythm and a whole lot of humor.

Founded in October 2013, the local band performs extensively in and around New England, with a few sojourns farther afield. They have opened for Red Molly and David Dodson; and performed at the Bronze-Wound Showcase at the International Bluegrass Association Conference in Raleigh, N.C., the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Special band competition, in Joe Val and Jenny Brook showcases and on the main stage at Bluegrass on the Bogs and the North Branch Bluegrass Festival. In 2016, the band won second place in Billy’s Belly Bluegrass Competition.

Miners Creek released its third album, "All Stove Up," in June 2018 and are back in the studio getting ready to release an as-yet-unnamed fourth album sometime this spring. The lineup features Resa (guitar/mandolin/banjo) and Whitney Randolph (banjo), lead vocalist Emma Theobalds, fiddler Emily Horne Jeffries and bassist Ethan Hotchkiss.

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