Zenbarn and Berklee College of Music’s American roots music program have formed a partnership to co-produce a weekly music series featuring top local and national performers at the restaurant and live-music destination. The American Roots Night series kicks off Thursday, Oct. 3 with famed banjo and mandolin player Matt Flinner. The series will continue Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Shows are free unless otherwise posted. “it’s a unique partnership that will enable us to leverage the incredible talent and network at Berklee to bring a rotating cast of some of the best musicians in the country to our little town!” said Zenbarn co-owner Noah Fishman. 179 Guptil Road, Waterbury Center; zenbarnvt.com.