gorillaGorilla Bob and the Champ join The Capo Brothers for a free Monday evening concert at Middletown Township Public Library.  

They describe themselves as Open Mic Gypsies — a group of have-guitar/ will-travel performers whose passion for playing often finds them at such Monmouth County locales as the Belmar Arts Center and Espresso Joe’s in Keyport. On Monday May 11, The Capo Brothers bring their original folk-rock songs (performed “on acoustic guitar in rounds”) to the Community Room of Middletown Township Public Library, in an evening event that finds the trio of Stefan Sartek, Jill Cagney and Patrick “Pat Cat” Taverna sharing the space with some favorite fellow travelers from the local gypsy trail.

That would be Bob “The Gorilla Bob” Kearns and the Champ, the guitar-and-bongo duo act whose original “The Lifeguards Are Praying for Rain” stands as some kind of crazy classic in the annals of Jersey Shore music. As always, there’s no charge to attend the 6:30 pm show (and no reservations are required), but seating is limited, so plan accordingly.

The May series of live music presentations at MTPL continues on Thursday May 28, with township native David Greenberg joined by Summit’s own Julian Cartwright, in an acoustic performance that finds the singer-songwriters bringing their “unique blend of intimate, thoughtful and friendly songs” to the Community Room at 7 pm. More info on these and other musical events at the library can be had by calling (732)671-3700, extension 320.