CAMDEN — The David Clarke Trio performs a SoundCheck concert Friday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. The one-set show is sponsored by First National Bank and will feature jazz standards and originals, including numbers by the late Wayne DeLano.

Ezra Rugg Photo by Julie Gardner

Belfast-area guitarist Clarke was performing gigs by age 13. After a four-year stint with the Air Force Band, he returned to Maine to open a music store. In addition to teaching music, Clarke has played in a prodigious number of Maine outfits including years in The Nite Show Band. Joining him for this evening of jazz will be another Midcoast mainstay, Ezra Rugg on bass; and youngblood powerhouse Bailey Giles on sax.

Tickets are $10, and advance purchase is encouraged via and 236-3154. The opera house’s choose-your-own ticketing software ensures every-other-row distancing, as well as a couple of seats either side of each party’s reservation, for comfortable spacing. Masks are required in the building.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. SoundCheck also is livestreamed on the COH Facebook page. For more information, and to donate to the Community Arts Fund that makes it all possible, visit

Bailey Giles Photo by Larry Williams

Nov. 5’s SoundCheck, the “Honey in the Heart” dance theater collaboration of Kathryn Oliver and Kristi Williamson, is sold-out in-person. Tickets are still available for Tom DiMenna’s Cat Stevens tribute SoundCheck; as well as larger concerts by The Wolff Sisters (Nov. 19) and Lúnasa Irish Christmas (Dec. 18).