David Ryan Harris, Songs For Other People Tour, Thurs., Sept. 14, Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield; doors open 7 p.m., show 7:45. Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, John Mayer’s guitarist, “prides himself on his soulfulness.” Tickets, $25, $75 at fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036.

Lee Roy Parnell

Guitar Army, comprised of world-class musicians John Jorgenson, Lee Roy Parnell and Joe Robinson, Thurs., Sept. 14, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. These guitarist, also singers and songwriters, and their band, join forces in show with “compelling songs, soulful singing and … blistering guitar playing.” Tickets $40 at 203-438-5795 or ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Father John Misty, Thurs., Sept. 14, 8 p.m., The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, N.Y. Father John aka Josh Tillman’s live performances have been described as “intimately berzerk”; on tour with Pure Comedy album, follow up to acclaimed I Love You, Honeybear. Tickets, $45-70, at thecapitoltheatre.com or 914-937-4126.

The Samples, Sept. 14, 15 and 16, Fairfield Theatre Company’s Warehouse Thurs., StageOne Fri. and Warehouse Sun., 70 Sanford St., Fairfield; doors open 7 p.m., show 8. Reggae rock band from Boulder, Colo., touring with 90s rock staples. Tickets, $48 at fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036.

Funky Meters, Fri., Sept 15, Fairfield Theatre Company’s Warehouse, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield; doors open 7 p.m., show 8. Blending funk, blues, and dance grooves with New Orleans vibe. Tickets, $45 at fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036.

High Waisted, Fri., Sept. 15, 8 p.m., The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, N.Y. 60’s garage rock band “re-imagined” as “NYC surf rockers with pop sensibilities and an affliction for rock and roll.” Tickets, $10-$15 at thecapitoltheatre.com or 914-937-4126.

Greater Bridgeport Symphony, 72nd season of five concerts with Revolutions and Revelations theme, opening concert, Sat., Sept. 16, 8 p.m., The Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Conductor Eric Jacobsen returns for fourth season with Music Lovers of the World Unite; Mikhail Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture, Arvo Part’s Fratres, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini to be performed by pianist Alexander Beyer. Pre-concert talk series at 7. Tickets $15-$59, subscription/family discounts, at 203-576-0263, and theklein.org or 800-424-0160.

Men En Masse in free concert, Sat., Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m., St. Thomas More Church, 374 Middlesex Rd., Darien. Summer men’s chorus from Connecticut Chamber Choir, conducted by Galen Tate, featuring a cappella and accompanied works, including Mass in F by Joseph Rheinberger, contemporary and traditional spiritual selections; along with guest soloist Terry Eldh in performance of newly composed setting of Ave Maria by CT composer Mac Cooney;  organist Frederick Tripoli and director Galen Tate. Info: [email protected]. Church office: 203-655-3303.

Lizz Wright — Jesse Kitt photo

Vocalist Lizz Wright, with special guest saxophonist, singer and composer Grace Kelly, Sat., Sept. 16, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Described as “steward of American music,” Wright has released five critically acclaimed albums. Complimentary Italian wine tasting by Gallo Ristorante along with art exhibit by photographer Delilah Pappas. Tickets $45 at 203-438-5795 or ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Paquito D’Rivera Quintet, in JazzFest, Sat., Sept. 16, 8 p.m., White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, White Plains, N.Y. Cuban-American clarinetist and saxophonist, composer, 14-time Grammy winner in both jazz and classical categories. Tickets at wppac.com, 914-328-1600.

9th Annual Rock4RV CJD Benefit Concert, Sun., Sept. 17, 2-8 p.m., Fairfield Theatre Company’s Warehouse, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Doors open 1 p.m. In memory of Robert (Bob) Vitanza, who was taken by Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) in 2008. Money raised to be donated directly to CJD Foundation Inc. (cjdfoundation.org). Simple Jim (with Mike Vitanza) and  School of Rock Fairfield All Star Band (talented musicians ages 9-16) to perform. Hazzard County to bring Modern Country party, food trucks, face painting, raffles and more. Tickets $25 regular, $10 kids 12/under, at fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036. Info: rock4rv.com.

Eastside Ramblers Dixieland Band, Sun., Sept. 17, 3 p.m., Richter House, 100 Aunt Hack Rd., Danbury. Program of traditional jazz, form which originated in New Orleans in 1910s and Chicago in 1920s. Band, under direction of Melinda Burnham. Members have wide range of musical experience, from symphony orchestras to jazz combos. Adm by free-will donation.  Refreshments to follow. Info: 203-730-8479 or richterarts.org.

Bernstein and Friends concert, presented by New Rochelle Opera, Sun., Sept. 17, 3 p.m., Christopher Murphy Auditorium, Iona College, 715 North Ave., New Rochelle, N.Y. Selections by Bernstein and contemporaries in celebration of 60th anniversary of West Side Story, sung by NRO artists Kelli Butler, soprano, Edith Dowd, mezzo-soprano, Tom Mulder, tenor, and Wayne Hu, baritone, with guest appearance by Miguel Acevedo, baritone; accompanied by Georgianna Pappas and narrated by company co-founder and artistic director Camille Coppola. Tickets $25 gen adm, $20 seniors, $15 students, at nropera.org or 1-800-838-3006, x1. Info: 914-576-1617.  

Tom Rush, An Afternoon of Songs & Stories, Sun., Sept. 17, 3 p.m., The Palace Danbury, 165 Main St., Danbury. Tickets, $40 adv, $50 at door at thepalacedanbury.com or 203-794-9944.

Todd Rundgren, songwriter, recording artist, producer and innovator, Mon., Sept. 18, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Rock & roll maverick known for classic I Saw the Light, ballads Hello, It’s Me, and Can We Still Be Friends and novelty song Bang on the Drum All Day. Tickets ($70 all seats, $150 meet & greet upgrade package, at 203-438-5795 or ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Mason Jennings, with Frankie Lee, Sun., Sept. 17, Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield; doors open 7 p.m., show 7:45. Indie folk musician Jennings, native of Honolulu. Tickets $32 at fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036.

Son Little, with Doe Paoro, Tues., Sept. 19, Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield; doors open 7 p.m., show 7:45. Musician and Grammy-winning producer perform his style of rock, blues, hip-hop, pop, classic soul or gospel. Tickets $25 at fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036.

Simon and Garfunkel Story, concert-style theater show direct from London’s West End, sold out U.K. tour, Tues., Sept. 19, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Using state-of-art video projection, lighting and full band, the production features the Queens, N.Y. duo’s many hits. Tickets $50 at 203-438-5795 or ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Wednesday Morning Concert, 11 a.m., Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah, N.Y. Alice Yoo, cello; Andrew Hsu, piano, Sept. 20. Concert only $25; concert, tour & lunch $56 at caramoor.org. Info: 914-232-5035.

P.V. O’Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, traditional Irish music session with Dan Foster, Thurs., Sept. 21, 7:45 p.m., St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall, 26 Broadway, Milford. Foster, master violin and fiddle player who studied music in England and Ireland. Free adm, BYOB. Musicians, dancers, singers and guests welcomed. Info: Tim Quinn, 203-257-8737.

Grammy Award-winner Jon Cleary, Thurs., Sept. 21, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. His New Orleans’ funk is “real music played real good.” For ticket holders,  complimentary wine tasting in lobby before show along with art exhibit by a local artist. Kicking off night: CT’s own Jimmy Greene, Grammy Award winning jazz saxophonist, gospel musician, producer and WCSU music professor. Tickets, $37.50, at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

Yes, featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman, Thurs., Sept. 21, 8 p.m., The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, N.Y. Formed in London in 1968 by singer Jon Anderson and bassist Chris Squire, one of the most successful, influential and longest-lasting progressive rock bands. Tickets, $55-$135 at thecapitoltheatre.com or 914-937-4126.

Johnny A., Fri., Sept. 22, Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield; doors open 7 p.m., show 7:45. Blue rock musician inducted into Boston Music Hall of Fame in 2014, plays lead guitar for The Yardbirds. Tickets $32 at fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036.

Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snider, Fri., Sept. 22, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Veteran rocker to perform Twisted Sister classics along with songs from his new album We Are The Ones. Tickets, $95, at 203-438-5795 or ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

An Acoustic Evening with Al Stewart, Fri., Sept. 22, 8 p.m., The Palace Danbury, 165 Main St., Danbury. Stewart combines folk-rock music with tales of “the great characters and events of history.” Tickets, $35, $40 adv, $39, $49 at door, at thepalacedanbury.com or 203-794-9944.

Singer-songwriter and musician Sheri Miller, Fri., Sept. 22, 8 p.m., Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave., Milford. Milford Arts Council’s Live @ the MAC music series opening 2017-18 season with performer who has been called “Exquisite…talented…steadfastly original.” -Anne O’Neary, Music Connection Magazine. Doors open 7:30. Tickets $20 ($15 for MAC members) at milfordarts.org or 203-878-6647.

Mates of State, Fri., Sept. 22, 8 p.m., The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, N.Y. American indie pop duo, husband and wife, Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel, with new self-produced EP You’re Going To Make It. Tickets, $12-$15 at thecapitoltheatre.com or 914-937-4126.

2nd annual Ben Fest, presented by Westchester Bluegrass Club to honor late banjo player Ben Freed, Sat., Sept. 23, 1-7 p.m., Lake Clubhouse, 33 Lake Way, Purdys, N.Y. Award-winning bluegrass musicians Tony Trischka and Michael Daves headlining event with seven bands spanning variety of bluegrass genre. Suggested donation: $25 adult, $10 ages 12-18; free for children under 12. Shuttle from Purdys Metro-North station to festival site. Info: Michael Burns, [email protected] or 914-213-9212.

Samuel Suggs, double bass, free Music for Young Persons’ Concerts Series begins new season, Sat., Sept. 23, 2 p.m., Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport. Musical journey with Suggs who will “reveal the musical genius of Purcell, Bach, Walter and his own solo compositions.” Master class for advanced double bass students follows. Reg required; email [email protected] for details, suggested donation of $35. Concert free for adults attending with children, otherwise donation asked. Doors open 1:45. Info: musicforyouth.net.

Westport Arts Center Concert Series, starting with international pianist Anthony de Mare, Sat., Sept. 23, 7 p.m., 51 Riverside Ave., Westport. Tickets $59 ($40 members) adv at westportartscenter.org or 203-222-7070; $60 at door. Season tickets available. Next: Young virtuoso violinist Igor Pikayzen, Fri., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Rodriquez, with Shannon McNally, Sat., Sept. 23, The Klein, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Doors open 7 p.m., show 8. Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man told his tale. Tickets $55-$85 at the klein.org or fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036.

Penny Lane Beatles tribute band, Sat., Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1734 Huntington Tpke., Trumbull; benefit concert in support of food pantries/ministries featuring The Penny Lane Band. Tickets $15 adults, $10 seniors/teens, and $5 for children under 12; adv at 203-878-7508 or [email protected], or at door. Non-perishable food donations appreciated.

3rd annual Monroe MusicFest, Sun., Sept. 24, 1-7 p.m., Monroe Congregational Church, 34 Church Street, Monroe. Three locations (overlapping schedule) on site featuring jazz, classical, folk, Caribbean, pop/rock, a cappella; also visual arts; food available for purchase. Adm $15/individual; $30/family. Info and tickets at monroemusicfest.blogspot.com or at door.

Margarita Nuller, classic piano concert, Sun., Sept. 24, 3 p.m., Richter House, 100 Aunt Hack Rd., Danbury. Nuller, born into family of musicians in St. Petersburg, Russia, to perform Haydn piano sonata in C major and selections from Chopin and Schubert-Godowsky. Adm by free-will donation. Refreshments to follow. Info: 203-730-8479 or richterarts.org.

John Popper Duo, with Katrina, Sun., Sept. 24, Fairfield Theatre Company’s Warehouse, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Doors open 7 p.m., show 8. Harmonica wielding frontman of Blues Traveler on The Hits, The Stories, The Experience. Tickets $35-$45 at fairfieldtheatre.org or 203-259-1036.

Alt rock band Pixies, Sun., Sept. 24, 8 p.m., The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, N.Y. Sunflower Bean, Brooklyn indie rock trio, opens show. Tickets, $59.50-$84.50 at thecapitoltheatre.com or 914-937-4126.

Chicago in concert, Thurs., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. This “legendary rock band with horns” is highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s list of Top 100 artists. Tickets $77-$167 at palacestamford.org or 203-325-4466.

The Midtown Men, Sat., Sept. 30, 8 p.m., Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Four stars from original cast of Jersey Boys singing 60s hits from Beatles, Rascals, Turtles, Motown, Four Seasons and more. Tickets $30-$80 at palacestamford.org or 203-325-4466.

East Jerusalem West Jerusalem, special performance by world music singer-songwriter and peace activist David Broza, Sun., Oct. 1, 4 p.m., Fairfield University Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 North Benson Rd., Fairfield. Broza is known for humanitarian work and dedication to Israeli-Palestinian peace process. His latest project, East Jerusalem West Jerusalem, documents in film and music “an oasis of harmony in the restive city.” Screening of film, followed by talkback and musical performance. Presented by Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County in partnership with university’s Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies and in cooperation with Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County. Tickets, $10, and info at shalomct.org/david-broza or 203-226-8197 or Quick Center box office, 203- 254-4010.

Jim Clark Trio, benefit performance, Sun., Oct. 1, Silvermine Arts Center, 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan. Event to begin with gallery reception from 4-4:30 p.m., followed by 5-6 p.m. performance in Sara Victoria Hall Auditorium. Trio features Jim on tenor and soprano saxophones, Chris Coogan on piano, and John Mobilio on upright bass. Jazz favorites and American standards, plus a few original compositions modeled in style of Great American Songbook. Performance to benefit Art Partners, Silvermine’s Outreach Education Program, which brings art programs to over 1,000 students annually in Fairfield County. Tickets $50 at silvermineart.org/events/performances.php or 203-966-9700, x2.

Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre, Thurs., Oct. 5, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Jethro Tull classics and more. With his guitar work on Aqualung, Barre voted as one of top 20 guitar solos of all time. Tickets, $40, box office at 203-438-5795, or ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Drive-By Truckers, Fri., Oct. 6, 8 p.m., The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, N.Y.  Alternative country/Southern rock band based in Athens, Ga. Tickets, $30-$45 at thecapitoltheatre.com or 914-937-4126.

Cash is King, Sat., Oct. 7, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Legendary country rebel Johnny Cash, the Man in Black who became musical icon with career spanning half century and countless hits, comes to life in re-creation show. Tickets, $30, box office at 203-438-5795 or ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, 2017-18 season opening concert, Sat., Oct. 7, 8 p.m., Anne S. Richardson Auditorium at Ridgefield High School, 700 North Salem Rd. Music from classical, romantic, 20th century and contemporary periods represented in this season’s repertoire. Each concert features a symphony or symphonic suite as a finale. Concerts on Dec. 2, March 17 (at Ridgefield Playhouse) and May 5. Pre-concert talks at 7. Tickets, $60, $45 and $25 with discounts available, and info at ridgefieldsymphony.org or box office, 203-438-3889.

Third-Eye Blind, Sat., Oct. 7, 8 p.m., The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, N.Y. American rock band formed in San Francisco. Tickets, $35-$55 at thecapitoltheatre.com or 914-937-4126.

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Tour, Sun., Oct. 8, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Palmer, among most renowned drummers in rock history and founding member of both Emerson Lake & Palmer and Asia, presents Emerson Lake & Palmer Lives On multi-media experience combining music and video projection. Tickets, $47.50, at ridgefieldplayhouse.org or 203-438-5795.

Blues Traveler’s 30 Year Anniversary Tour, Wed., Oct. 11, 8 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., John Popper (lead vocals, harmonica), Chan Kinchla (guitar), Tad Kinchla (bass), Brendan Hill (drums), and Ben Wilson (keyboard), with their improvisational live shows, have 12 albums (four gold, three platinum and one six-times platinum), have sold more than 10 million combined units worldwide, and have played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people. Tickets, $75, at 203-438-5795 or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Modest Mouse, Fri. and Sat., Oct. 13 and 14, 8 p.m., The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, N.Y. Indie rock band formed in Issaquah, Wash. Tickets, $49.50-$70 at thecapitoltheatre.com or 914-937-4126.

Gypsy Funk Squad and belly dancers, Sun., Oct. 22, 1 p.m., Center at 23 Priscilla Place, Trumbull. Mix of classic belly dance songs from Turkey, Armenia, Egypt, the Balkans, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, and other points in Middle East; also revamped rock tunes and original psychedelic surprises – done belly style. Cabaret seating; bring refreshments. Presented by Trumbull Arts Commission. Tickets are $5. Info: 203-452-5065.

Portugal The Man, Tues., Oct. 24, 8 p.m., The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, N.Y. American rock band from Wasilla, Alaska. Tickets, $49.50-$70 at thecapitoltheatre.com or 914-937-4126.

ZZ Top, Wed., Oct. 25, 8 p.m., The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, N.Y. Oft-referenced in films, cartoons and sitcoms, rock band formed in 1969 in Houston officially designated Heroes of State of Texas. Tickets, $59.50-$140,at thecapitoltheatre.com or 914-937-4126.