The Midcoast’s multi-faceted community steel drum band Steelin’ Thunder will perform a benefit concert Saturday, Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. at the Capt. A.V. Nickels Inn, 127 E. Main St.

Everyone is invited to enjoy the upbeat music of all genres, given a Caribbean twist. There will be seating on the lawn and the inn’s big new deck. Cost is $12, to benefit the Campaign for First Congregational Church.

Tickets are available at the inn, the Searsport Antique Mall and the downtown Gallery 37.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or