Jazz in the Tavern with Rich Jenkins and special guest, 6-8 pm, The Settlers Inn. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or 570/226-2993. A rotating line-up of live jazz.
2013's Milford Music Festival kicks off with 50 performances and free music at 25 venues in town throughout the weekend. Visit www.milfordmusicfest.org.
Open electric jam at The Cooperage, 8-10:30pm. Hosted by Tom Sieg and Friendz. Bring your instruments and your voices and perform on stage. Come early to sign-up, as the board fills up quickly. BYOB. Donation based event. Visit www.thecooperageproject.org or call 570/253-2020.
Kevin Higgins & Barbara Malteze, award-winning husband and wife contemporary folk & Americana duo from Texas, at the Lacawac Sanctuary, 7pm. Cost: $12 non members, $10 members. 570/689-9494.
Dennis Newberg will play at the Dancing Cat Saloon, 7pm. Visit www.dancingcatsaloon.com, 845/583-3141.
The Still Hand string band, a four-piece bluegrass band from Pennsylvania, will play at the Catskill Distilling Company, 8pm. The band plays a mix of covers and originals which, although bluegrass at heart, are heavy in rock, jazz, and hillbilly influences. 845/583-3141.
As part of the “Concerts in the Coop” series, Rocky and The Pressers perform at The Cooperage, 7:30pm. Rocky and The Pressers is a seven piece contemporary reggae band based in The Bronx, NY. Donations collected at the door. BYOB. Visit www.thecooperageproject.org or call 570/253-2020.
RiverFolk Concerts presents Christine Lavin at The Cooperage, 8pm. Light fare available from Willow River Café. BYOB. Suggested donation: $20 advance; $25 at the door. Reservations 845/252-6783. Visit www.riverfolkconcerts.vpweb.com.
Jason Perno will perform at the Dancing Cat Saloon on Route 17B, 6-9pm.
Billy Joel’s right hand man Wade Preston at the Hawley Silk Mill, 7:30pm. 570/588-8077, www.silkmillharmony.com.