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 Thursday 9/22

Brewmaster’s Jazz: Superb jazz played by the area’s hottest musicians with special guests every week. Includes fresh-brewed drinks and offerings from the Mothership Gourmet food truck. Weekly at 6 p.m. New City Brewery, 180 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 

Criollo Clasico Trio: Puerto Rican group is one of the most eclectic Caribbean musical ensembles touring today, versatile in Latin, classical and jazz idioms. Jose Gonzalez, leader of the trio, is one of Puerto Rico’s premier musicians, having recorded 17 CDs and performed hundreds of concerts with major Latin artists. 6:30 p.m. $20 for general public; $5 for Treehouse community members. Food will be served. Reservations required; limited table seating. TreeCat Cafe, Treehouse Community, 1 Treehouse Circle, Easthampton. (857) 919-4045, refca.net. 

Luke Bailgeron: 6:30 p.m. Free. Delaney House, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. (413) 532-1800, logcabin-delaney.com. 

Music at the Market: Noon to 6 p.m. Free. Westfield Farmers’ Market, Episcopal Church of the Atonement, 36 Court St., Westfield. (413) 562-5461, farmfresh.org. 

Nano Stern: Acclaimed recording artist, poet, singer-songwriter and activist from Chile. Doors 8 p.m.; show 9 p.m. $8-$10. The Root Cellar, 12 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. (978) 673-8085, rootcellarbar.com. 

Open Mic: Kevin Parry hosts. Call to sign up. Weekly at 7 p.m. Free. The Marina Restaurant, Putney Road, Brattleboro. 

Psychedublic Funk Night Galvanizer: Two sets. 10 p.m. $5. Chez Albert, 178 North Pleasant St, Amherst. (413) 253-3811, jcgalvanizer.com. 

Friday 9/23

Ben Folds and a Piano: Multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and producer Ben first found fame with Ben Folds Five. This fall, he’s back to pound pianos again in a tour that delivers high-energy rock using the intimacy of just a piano. 7 p.m. Calvin Theatre, 19 King St., Northampton. (413) 586-8686, iheg.com. 

Frank Sarafino: 7 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. (413) 532-1800, logcabin-delaney.com. 

Michael Vallan: Live in the lounge. 7 p.m. Free. Glendale Grill, 65 Glendale St., Easthampton. glendalegrill65.com/events. 

Noche Cubana Benefit Concert: Celebrating Afro-Cuban dance and music. Presented by the Northampton Community Music Center and Iroko Nuevo. 6 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Northampton Community Music Center, 139 South St., Northampton. (413) 585-0001, ncmc.net. 

Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem: 8 p.m. All Souls Church, 399 Main St., Greenfield. stonesoupgreenfield.org. 

Ray Mason: 5 p.m. Free. Fort Hill Brewery, 30 Fort Hill Road, Easthampton. forthillbrewery.com. 

Turlough O’Carolan — A Life in Song: Performed by the Valley-based Ensemble Musica Humana (EMH), celebrating the great 18th-century Irish composer and virtuoso harpist. Presented by MIFA Victory Theatre. 7 p.m. $25-$35. Skinner Chapel, United Congregational Church, 300 Appleton St., Holyoke. (413) 540-0200, mifafestival.org. 

Valley Night: Special showcase of Pioneer Valley bands. A full night of awesome local music to help celebrate the official grand opening of the Root Cellar. Acts include Hillary Chase, Tawdry, The HeadBand, The Addis Revolution, and The Medicinal Purpose. 5 p.m. onward. $5. The Root Cellar Bar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellarbar.com. 

X Ambassadors: Sep. 23, 7:30 p.m. Alternative rock band’s debut album, VHS, features the platinum-certified single “Renegades.” The Big E, 1395 Memorial Ave, West Springfield. thebige.com. 

Saturday 9/24

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs: 8 p.m. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass Amherst. (413) 545 2511, fac.umass.edu. 

The Alchemystics: Blending reggae, politically infused hip-hop, gritty soul, hard-driving rock, and pulsing Jamaican, Cuban and Trinidadian rhythms into a distinctive, original sound. Modern-day roots music with global appeal. 9 p.m. $10-$12. The Root Cellar Bar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. rootcellarbar.com. 

Burrie and Friends: Acoustic rock band features lively danceable trippy music in a beautiful outdoor setting. Burrie plays 12-string guitar joined by Sulis on vocals and Conga Bob on congas, plus others. Bring a cushion or chair. 4-7 p.m. $10. Tulsi Rose Garden, 19 Depot Road, Shelburne Falls. (413) 212-1665, tulsirosegarden.com. 

Corki and Ken: 6 p.m. Free. Cameron’s Winery, 105 Main St., Northfield. (413) 225-3247, [email protected]

David Bromberg Quintet: The Godfather of Americana, touring a new album with help from old friend Larry Campbell, three-time Grammy-winning producer for Levon Helm and Bob Dylan. 7 p.m. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St, Northampton. (413) 586-8686, iheg.com. 

Elle King: Rock, pop, and blues vocal powerhouse. 7:30 p.m. $39. The Big E, 1395 Memorial Ave, West Springfield. thebige.com. 

Floyd Patterson: 7 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. (413) 532-1800, logcabin-delaney.com. 

Ghost-Note: Members of the Grammy Award-winning band Snarky Puppy debut their own project, expanding their percussive voice into a night of melody through innovative grooves and captivating artistry. 10 p.m. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton. (413) 586-8686, iheg.com. 

In the Nick of Time: Husband-and-wife musical duo plays as part of the Family Concert Series. Proceeds benefit the Northampton Community Music Center Scholarship Fund. 11 a.m. $5; free for infants under 12 months. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. (413) 585-0001, ncmc.net. 

Kristin Hoffmann: NYC-based singer-songwriter began playing classical piano at the age of four and never stopped, picking up opera and guitar as a teenager. 8 p.m. Free. Mocha Maya’s, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. kristinhoffmann.com. 

Mike Hooker Band: 3 p.m. Free. Fort Hill Brewery, 30 Fort Hill Road, Easthampton. forthillbrewery.com. 

Richard Dubuc with Santo Tomasine: 7 p.m. Free. The Thirsty Mind, Village Commons, 23 College St., South Hadley. (413) 559-8141. 

Rhythm and Flow: Five musicians use their roots in jazz, world music, and blues to create a signature all their own. Poets Abiodun Oyewole and Tantra Zawadi create the perfect poetic compliment: a one-two punch of word-and-flow that is rare even in these days of the rebirth of poetry. 8 p.m. $15-$25. Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke. (413) 650-2670, gatewaycityarts.com. 

Session Americana: A rock band in a teacup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. 8 p.m. $15. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. (413) 923-2800, signaturesoundspresents.com. 

Steve Piper Trio: Live in the lounge. 7 p.m. Free. Glendale Grill, 65 Glendale St., Easthampton. glendalegrill65.com/events. 

Tchaikovsky Gala: Maestro Kevin Rhodes and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra kick off their 73rd season with an opening night event featuring special guest pianist Fabio Bidini. 7:30 p.m. $22-$65. Springfield Symphony Hall, 34 Court St., Springfield. (413) 733-2291, springfieldsymphony.org. 

Sunday 9/25 

Banish Misfortune: Traditional Irish hornpipes, reels, jigs, waltzes, polkas, airs, songs and craic. Weekly at 5 p.m. Northampton Brewery, 11 Brewster Ct., Northampton. 

Beethoven’s Wig: Musical performance based on the best-selling children’s musical album by Richard Perlmutter, which puts lyrics to masterpieces of classical music. Perlmutter performs with his group of four Beethoven’s Wig singers. 3-4:30 p.m. Adults $10; children $5. Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot St., Holyoke. (413) 322-5660, wistariahurst.org. 

Eli Catlin: Local musician with deep roots in country blues. 3-6 p.m. Free. Fort Hill Brewery, 30 Fort Hill Road, Easthampton. forthillbrewery.com. 

Maren Morris: Texas-born Nashville dweller has risen into the country music spotlight. 7:30 p.m. The Big E, 1395 Memorial Ave, West Springfield. thebige.com. 

Maria Muldaur: 7 p.m. $30. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. (413) 923-2800, signaturesoundspresents.com. 

The Mary Jane Jones: Enjoy the jazzier side of this band as they share down-tempo originals and explore the classic American Songbook. Weekly at 7 p.m. Free. Sam’s Pizzeria and Cafe, 235 Main St., Northampton. (413) 587-2677, [email protected]

Oakes and Smith: Both Robert Oakes and Katherine Smith were born into musical families and started performing at a very young age. Their debut full-length album is due out later this year. 2 p.m. Free. Mocha Maya’s, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. 

Ron Freshley, Karl Rausch, and Lynn Lovell: Part of the Sunday Jazz Brunch series. 11 a.m. Free. Cushman Market, 491 Pine St., Amherst. (413) 549-0100, cushmanmarket.com. 

Monday 9/26

Jeff Holmes Big Band: Jazz, blues, soul and more, with instrumental and vocal charts co-arranged by Dawning Holmes. Sixteen of the best musicians and music educators from MA, CT, NH and NYC. 7:30 p.m. Free. 121 Club at Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton. 

Reed Mathis and Electric Beethoven: Bassist extraordinaire Mathis rearranges and reimagines Beethoven symphonies to pair with modern-era dance beats, with waypoints for the musicians to jump off into heavy, full-band improvisations. It’s jamtronica with Beethoven — the world’s first CDM (classical dance music) band. 8:30 p.m. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St., Northampton. (413) 586-8686, iheg.com. 

Tuesday 9/27

Ace Frehley: Founding member of KISS, solo artist, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is championed as one of the most influential guitar players of the last four decades. With special guests SIMO. 8 p.m., $60. The Colonial Theater, 111 South St., Pittsfield. (413) 448-8084, berkshiretheatregroup.org. 

Against Me!: What began as an anarchist solo act in Gainesville, Florida has been going since 1997. 8 p.m. Pearl Street Nightclub, 10 Pearl St, Northampton. (413) 586-8686, iheg.com. 

Graham Nash — This Path Tonight Tour: Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. 7:30 p.m., $39.5-$79.50. Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main St., Northampton. (413) 584-9032, aomtheatre.com. 

Northampton Jazz Workshop: NYC vocalist Kendra Shank is guest soloist with the Green Street Trio. Open jazz session follows the concert set. 7:30 p.m. Free. City Sports Grille, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton. facebook.com/NorthamptonJazzWorkshop. 

Poetry Music: Where Words and Music Meet. Chamber jazz duo, with Colleen O’Brien on vocals and cello and Chris Lee on vibes and percussion. Performing poems set to music and music set to poems. Multimedia show includes an slide presentation with photographs and poems projected on the screen. 7 p.m. Free. Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. (413) 259-3223, joneslibrary.org. 

Pugwash: Irish pop quartet formed in 1989. Rick Murnane opens. 7 p.m. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St, Northampton. (413) 586-8686, iheg.com. 

Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith: On piano and trumpet, respectively. Part of the Solos and Duos Concert Series. 8:30 p.m. $7-$15. UMass Amherst, 300 Massachusetts Ave, Amherst. umass.edu/events. 

Wednesday 9/28

All Ages Open Mic: Hosted by Valley music scene veteran F. Alex Johnson. The night is open to anyone with a song, a story, a poem, or even a joke. Sign-up begins at 6:45 p.m; music at 7 p.m. Brew Practitioners, 36 Main St., Florence. (413) 584-2444, brewpractitioners.com. 

Dave Noonan’s Green Island: Afrobeat, ska, jazz, reggae, a touch of funk, and a bit of mariachi. Bring your dancing shoes. Featuring Jon Weeks, Chris Ball, Dan Thomas, and special guests. 8 p.m. Free. The Root Cellar, 10 Fiske Ave., Greenfield. (413) 977-3702, rootcellarbar.com. 

Golden Years: Kate Nicolaou and Zack Danziger play favorite tunes from Bach to Bop to Beatles to Bruno Mars. Weekly at 5 p.m. Free. Bertucci’s, 51 East Pleasant St., Amherst. (413) 454-2002, [email protected]

The High Kings: Traditional folk group is among a wave of modern acts bringing classic Celtic songs into the 21st century. Two performances in one night: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center St, Northampton. (413) 586-8686, iheg.com. 

Leslie Alexandra: 6 p.m. Free. The Mick, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke. (413) 532-1800, logcabin-delaney.com. 

Music in the Noon Hour: Music by Debussy, Hahn, Fauré, and Seymour Barab. Performed by Mary Hubbell on soprano vocals and Judith Gordon on piano. 12:30 p.m. Free. Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall, 144 Green St., Northampton. (413) 585-2190, [email protected]

Open Mic: With acclaimed blues guitarist Gerry Moss. All ages welcome. 7 p.m. Free. Patrick’s Chicopee, 154 Main St., Chicopee. 

Sonny Landreth and Cindy Cashdollar: 7 p.m. $32. The Parlor Room, 32 Masonic St., Northampton. (413) 923-2800, signaturesoundspresents.com.