The Mill Restaurant, Bar, and Ice Cream, 100 Searsport Ave./Route 1, will feature Kevin A. Libby and The Shanty Dan Band Friday, Aug. 28, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Belfast's Libby specializes in honky-tonk country rock music. Although he sings and plays blues and rock, country is his passion; Merle Haggard was the first country legend to capture his attention when he was a boy and remains a strong influence to this day. It is common to hear him open an act with "I'm going to sing some country songs now because I love country and that's what I'm about."

On Oct. 3, Libby will throw a CD release party for "Free Man Yet" at the Waterville Opera House. For more information or to sample the new CD, visit kalibby.com or find him on Facebook by searching Kevin A. Libby.

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