BELFAST — Summers in the Midcoast are filled with live community-oriented music festivals, but the good times shouldn’t have to end with the change of seasons. That’s the goal of The Underground Lounge, a new space in Belfast promising to bring intimate shows to the region throughout the fall and winter. Reimagining the basement of the Belfast Maskers theater at 17 Court St., The Underground Lounge offers a homey coffeehouse vibe with a combination of row and cabaret seating (plus some couches) and a kitchen serving drinks and homemade treats. Cozy up with a hot beverage on Thursday evenings and enjoy indie, folk and pop performers from around the area.

The fun begins Thursday, Oct. 27, with Peter Gallway & The Real Band, who deftly mix jazz, folk and rock with a funky lilt. Gallway is a veteran writer, performer and producer who has released nearly 30 albums and produced 50, including by artists Cliff Eberhardt and Aztec Two-Step. Backing him will be The Real Band, consisting of percussionist Andrea Re, guitarist Mark Wainer, drummer Joseph Wainer, and keyboardist Michael McInnis. The group recently released “It’s Deliberate,” which was WERU’s top album of the week earlier this month.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, cash only at the door. For more information about The Underground Lounge, email Mo Lotman at or call 207-338-1008.