Live Music Program: Singer-songwriter Dar Williams and Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses

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Carol Noonan, Duke Levine and Kevin Barry. Photo by David Griffin

Carol Noonan Trio Big Barn Musical Dinner
6 p.m. Thursday. Stone Mountain Center for the Arts, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield, $100. stonemountainartscenter.com
Here’s a chance to hear vocalist Carol Noonan on stage in her own venue flanked by guitar gods Duke Levine and Kevin Barry. The Big Barn Musical Dinner offers a five-course gourmet meal with a musical twist. After each lesson, you’ll hear sleigh bells, a signal to drop your pitchforks and turn your attention to the stage, where the trio will play a few songs. This will happen five times, and by the end of the evening your appetite for delicious food and magnificent music will be sated.

Dar Williams. Photo by Ebru Yildiz

Dar Williams
8 p.m. Friday. Vinegar Hill Musical Theatre, 53 Old Post Road, Arundel, $50, $55. vinegarhill.com
Singer-songwriter Dar Williams has been releasing thought-provoking albums since the early 90s and has also written a number of books. Kick off July with a moving performance by Williams in the magical barn that is Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, an intimate space with a lovely outdoor garden for pre-show cheer. Williams’ latest album is last year’s “I’ll Meet You Here,” which features songs like “Time, Be My Friend” and “Little Town.”

Louis Prima Jr. and witnesses. Photo courtesy of the artist

Louis Prima, Jr. and the Witnesses
7:30 p.m. Saturday. Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., $35 in advance, $40 day of show. standbayoperahouse.com
The legacy of the late big band leader Louis Prima is more than kept alive by his son, Louis Prima Jr., and his 10-piece New Orleans-style band, The Witnesses. Don’t expect to be seated too long when they take the stage at Boothbay Harbor. They have two albums of their own material, as well as decades of Daddy-O songs. It’s going to be a sensational evening of swing, jazz, rock and soul, so grab your tickets and be sure to put on your dancing shoes.


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