Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., will present a free outdoor concert with Roochie-Toochie and the Ragtime Shepherd Kings Sunday, July 26, starting at 6 p.m. This is an event the whole family will enjoy, so people are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic. In case of rain, the concert will be held indoors in the Fallout Shelter Performance Space.

Roochie-Toochie performs zany and obscure songs from the 20th century on a variety of instruments including violin, ukulele and found objects including a tuned set of squeaky toy rubber pigs. The ensemble’s repertoire is focused on early songs from New England — where much of America’s early music was written, recorded on wax cylinder and printed with distinctive New England art and imagery as sheet music.

All the group's members share a love of antiquated pop tunes, “as these old songs give a voice to a bygone era and reflect the attitudes of their time, and no matter how silly they seem, they are historical documents of their time.”

The event sponsor is Consumers Fuel of Belfast and Marshall Wharf Brewery, with support from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; yearlong sponsor Revision Energy; the Waldo County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation; and media sponsor WERU. Although there is no admission charge, donations to Waterfall Arts are much appreciated. Some refreshments and beverages will be available for sale during the event.

To preview the music, visit roochie.com. For more information on art classes, exhibitions, studio rentals and community events, visit waterfallarts.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.