THURSDAY, Sept. 5
Live music, TBD, 6 to 9 p.m., Giuseppe’s Ristorante and Piano Bar, corner of Main and Washington streets, Gloucester. At the piano bar.
Jake Pardee, 9 p.m., Dog Bar, 65 Main St., Gloucester.
Dave Sag’s Blues Party, 8:30 p.m., The Rhumb Line, 41 Railroad Ave., Gloucester. With Michelle Wilson and Mark Early on sax.
DJ Vito, 9 p.m. to close, Minglewood Tavern, 25 Rogers St., Gloucester. “Shake It Thursday.”
FRIDAY, Sept. 6
Joe Blanchard, 6 to 9 p.m., The Parlor Restaurant at Emerson Inn By The Sea, Rockport. Joe will play original piano compositions with a classical influence and new age twist.
Ellis Paul with Susan Cattaneo, 7:30 p.m., Old Sloop Coffeehouse, First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. Paul has won 14 Boston Music Awards (second only to Aerosmith). Cattaneo’s songs have been covered by numerous artists in Nashville. Tickets, $20, will be available at the door; discounted prices for juniors, seniors, and families; $16 in advance at oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, Gloucester Music, and Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport.
Dread Rocks, 8 p.m., Mile Marker 1 at Cape Ann Marina, 75 Essex Ave., Gloucester.
Joe Thomas, 8:30 p.m. to close, Giuseppe’s Ristorante and Piano Bar, corner of Main and Washington streets, Gloucester. At the piano bar.
Bob Cooney & Mike McMahon, 9 p.m., Dog Bar, 65 Main St., Gloucester.
Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents, 9 p.m., The Rhumb Line, 41 Railroad Ave., Gloucester. Classic Motown.
Joe Peck Trio, 9 p.m. to close, Minglewood Tavern, 25 Rogers St., Gloucester.
SATURDAY, Sept. 7
Celtic Music Sunset Sail, 5:30 to 8 p.m., schooner Thomas E. Lannon, Seven Seas Wharf, Rogers Street, Gloucester. A ‘seisiun’ of traditional songs ‘n tunes with Michael O’Leary & Friends aboard the Lannon as she sails around Gloucester Harbor. 978-281-6634 or www.schooner.org.
Bob Allison, 6 to 9 p.m., The Parlor Restaurant at Emerson Inn By The Sea, 1 Cathedral Ave., Rockport. Bob will play the grand piano during dinner. His melodic style draws on the core of the “Great American Songbook” including the works of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and the Gershwins.