Real Folk: The trio of Dennis Griffiths, Paul Henderson and Kim Longmore will present a mix of folk, bluegrass, classic rock and world music at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; 360-568-9412. Tickets are $10 at the door or through www.brownpapertickets.com.
George Mann at Cafe Zippy: 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at 2811 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Suggested donation $5 to $10. All ages. New York City-based musician, union organizer and activist George Mann will be singing two sets. He sings songs of war, unions and the struggle for justice. For more information, go to www.georgemann.org. Cafe Zippy can be reached at 425-303-0474.
Edmonds Center for the Arts: Opens its 2012-2013 season swinging with Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave., N, Edmonds. Tickets are $35 to $40, $15 for youth. Call 425-275-9595 or on-line at www.ec4arts.org.
The Voetberg Family Band: A conert of Irish, Scottish, American, swing, jazz, classical and sacred music styles from eight siblings ages 11 to 24 with two national and 10 state fiddle championships; 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Admission is free; an offering will be taken. A reception will follow the performance. For more information, call 425-252-3757.
Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan and his Band, with special guest Mark Knopfler; Oct. 13, KeyArena; ticketmaster.
Jimmy Buffett: The Coral Reefer Band will bring “Lounging at the Lagoon” to Seattle at 8 p.m. Oct. 23, KeyArena. Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Sept. 15, ticketmaster.
The Seattle Folklore Society: and the Phinney Neighborhood Association present their 11th season of folk music concerts at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle. Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. except one 7 p.m. Sunday concert. Ticket prices vary. Reservations and complete schedule information at 206-528-8523 or www.seafolklore.org.
Sept: 29: A celebration and tribute to the life of Woody Guthrie with the Northwest duo The Wanderers and recording artist-Guthrie expert Joel Rafael.
Oct. 6: Dan Newton (Daddy Squeeze) approach to squeeze-box.
The Everett Philharmonic: Led by Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs opens its third season 7 p.m. Oct. 6, Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett; “A Night in Madrid,” is an exotic program featuring the music of romantic Spain, including Manuel de Falla’s “Jota,” Emmanuel Chabrier’s “Espana” and guitarist Michael Partington, who will play Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra.” A 5:30 p.m. kick-off party in the Reception Hall, with appetizers and beverages, then a stageside chat with Cobbs to share insights and anecdotes connected with the evening’s composers and works. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for students and seniors. Go to www.everettphil.org or call 206-270-9729.
Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall’s Taper auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747; www.seattlesymphony.org.
The Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad Men Era with Steven Reineke, conducting, Katherine Strohmaier, vocalist, Hugh Panaro, vocalist and Members of Vocalpoint! Seattle. Snap your fingers to the swinging tunes of the ’50s and ’60s; 8 p.m. Sept. 28; 2 p.m. Sept. 29; 8 p.m. Sept. 29 and 2 p.m. Sept. 30. Tickets start at $19.
Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright: This solo concert will feature songs from album “Out of the Game,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Tickets from $37 to $87. Go to www.seattlesymphony.org, or call 206-215-4747.
Tchaikovsky and Sibelius: Thomas Søndergård, conductor; Efe Baltacgil, cello. Mussorgsky: “A Night on Bald Mountain”; Tchaikovsky: “Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33”; Sibelius: “Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39”; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 8 p.m. Oct. 6 and 2 p.m. Oct. 7. Tickets start at $19.
Seattle Baroque Orchestra: The Early Music Guild presents a performance of Bach Violin Concertos featuring Ingrid Matthews and orchestral suites and fantasias by Henry Purcell to open the 2012-13 season; 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at Seattle Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave. Among the most-recorded Baroque violinists of her generation, Matthews has won international critical acclaim for a discography which ranges from the earliest solo violin repertoire through the sonatas and partitas of J.S. Tickets are $40, $35 for seniors, $25 for side sections, and $15 for students and patrons under 25. For additional information and ticket orders go to www.earlymusicguild.org or call 206-325-7066.
Northwest Scottish Fiddlers: Meetings at 1 p.m. second Sundays, in Edmonds and Mukilteo; open to teens and adults; $25 annual membership fee; 425-670-9084; www.nwscottishfiddlers.org.
The Sound Singers: 1 p.m. practices, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave.; new members welcome; 425-774-5555; www.soundsingersofedmonds.org.
Snohomish County Windjammers men’s barbershop chorus: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Christ The King Lutheran Church, 1305 Pine Ave., Snohomish; open to ages 16 and older; 425-259-2383; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Threshold choir: Women who sing in small groups at the bedsides of the seriously ill and dying. Rehearsals are 4 to 5:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays in Stanwood. Call Darlene at 907-441-1411.
“Voices Northwest”: Women’s chorus meets 7 p.m., Mondays, Everett Music Hall; 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett; open to women 16 and older; email email@example.com; 425-741-9123.
Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association: Celtic jam, 5 p.m., workshop, 6 p.m., circle jam, 7 p.m. Sept. 14 and 28 and Oct. 12 and 26. Snacks throughout the evening; bring snacks to share if you wish. Acoustic musicians of all ages and listeners are welcome; free; Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-691-5907, email firstname.lastname@example.org.