THURSDAY, May 2
SingerSongwriterShuffle, 7 to 10 p.m., Giuseppe’s Ristorante and Piano Bar, corner of Main and Washington streets, Gloucester. Lineup: TMax, Pete Lindberg, Brad Byrd, Amy Spillert, John Jerome, Janice Fullman.
Dave Sag’s Blues Bash, 8 p.m., The Rhumb Line, 41 Railroad Ave., Gloucester. With Gordon “Sax” Beadle.
Brad Byrd & Friends, 9 p.m. Dog Bar, 65 Main St., Gloucester.
DJ Vito, 9 p.m. to close, Minglewood Tavern, 25 Rogers St., Gloucester. “Shake It Thursday.”
FRIDAY, May 3
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.
Linda Amero’s Menage a Trio, 7 to 10 p.m, Downstairs @ Franklin Cafe, 118 Main St., Gloucester. Amero on vocals, Jack Senier on piano, and David Landoni on bass.
Joe Wilkins Noise, 9 p.m. Dog Bar, 65 Main St., Gloucester.
Dueling pianos, 8:30 p.m. to close, Giuseppe’s Ristorante and Piano Bar, corner of Main and Washington streets, Gloucester. Joe Thomas and Ricky Lauria.
Cripple Cove Quintent featuring the Goddesses, 9 p.m., The Rhumb Line, 41 Railroad Ave., Gloucester. Three sets of pre-Beatles and pub rock with husband and wife harmonizing duo Tony and Samantha Goddess plus Pete Koeplin on drums, Ryan Alto on bass, and Geoff Small on guitar.
Megan McKenzie Band, 9 p.m. to close, Minglewood Tavern, 25 Rogers St., Gloucester. Rock, soul, Motown.
SATURDAY, May 4
Bob Allison, 6 to 9 p.m., The Parlor Restaurant at Emerson Inn By The Sea, 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.
Garnet Rogers with Chris Pahud and Seth Connelly opening, 7:30 p.m., Old Sloop Coffeehouse, First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. Tickets, $18, 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. Bring non-perishable food items to be donated to The Open Door food pantry and receive a free soft drink as a thank you..