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Concert Weekend: Davidson Music Festival, Dick Wagner Benefit, Zucchero , Hit Men and more...
The inaugural Ethan & Gretchen Davidson Music Festival runs through Sunday, March 26, at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts, 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield. Performers include Golem, Nefesh Mountain, Ester Rada and "Live In Central Park (Revisited): Simon & Garfunkel" by Lee Lesack and Johnny Rodgers, as well as a seniors concert by Michael Krieger and a children's performance by Mama Doni. For show and ticket information, call 248-661-1900 or visit theberman.org.
Italian singer-songwriter Zucchero performs his particular brand of blues-rock at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Flagstar Strand Theatre, 12 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Tickets are $49.50 and $35. Call 248-221-5128 or visit flagstarstrandtheatrepontiac.com.
The popular Mega 80's cover band celebrates its 15-year anniversary with two shows, Friday and Saturday, March 24-25, at its home base of the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Call 248-544-3030 or visit themagicbag.com.
Mark Farner, Suzi Quatro, the Accidentals, the Pleasure Seekers, Kip Winger, Thornetta Davis and more will perform as part of the third Dick Wagner Remember The Child Memorial Concert, taking place Friday, March 24, at SoundBoard in the Motor City Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$150, including VIP packages. Proceeds go to area children's medical charities. Call 1-866-782-9622 or visit dwrtc.org
The Hit Men will play favorites by Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Carole King, Elton John, Tommy James and more at 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Macomb Center, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township. Tickets are $43-$58. Call 586-286-2222 or visit macombcenter.com.
Branford Marsalis shows his classical saxophone chops this weekend, premiering Gabriel Prokofiev's Saxophone Concerto Friday and Saturday, March 24-25, with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall,. 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Friday's 8 p.m. show will be webcast via dso.org/live. Tickets are $15-$100. Call 313-576-5111 or visit dso.org.
It's a big weekend, and then some, for guitar fans at Callahan's Music Hall in Auburn Hills. The Eric Gales Band will drop in on Friday, March 24 (tickets $30 and $25)) while Danielle Nicole, formerly of Trampled Under Foot, will do the honors on Saturday, March 25 ($20 and $25). And if you want to extend the weekend to Monday, the Marcus King Band makes its third visit to Callahans' in just a four months on Monday, March 27 ($25). Callahan's is located at 2105 South Blvd. Call 248-858-9508 or visit atcallahans.com.
PJ's Lager House in Detroit celebrates its 10-year anniversary on Saturday, March 25. The party starts at with a pop-up New Orleans-style dinner and acoustic act, then morphs into a major party with Doop & the Inside Outlaws, Dumptruck with Tino G, HafLife and more. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10. The club is located at 1254 Michigan Ave. Call 313-961-4668 or visit pjslagerhouse.com.
Jimmy Webb's "The Glen Campbell Years" show celebrates the two men's 100-plus collaborations, including "Wichita Lineman" and "Galveston," at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Macomb Center. tickets are $43-$58. Call 586-286-2222 or visit macombcenter.com.
Veteran hard rockers Sense Fail bring the noise to town Saturday, March 25, with Counterparts, Movements and Like Pacific at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $17.50. Call 313-961-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.
R&B singer Jose James, who appears in "Fifty Shades Darker" and on its soundtrack, performs Saturday, March 25, at El Club Detroit, 4114 Vernor Highway, Detroit. Doors at 8 p.m. Nate Smith opens. Tickets are $20.25. Visit elclubdetroit.com.
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness proved so popular it moved from Saint Andrews Hall to the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., on Sunday, March 26, with Atlas Genius and Night Riots also playing. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25-$49.50. Saint Andrews tickets will be honored. Call 313-961-5451 or visit thefillmoredetroit.com.
Garage rock icons the Sonics rock at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at El Club Detroit, 4114 Vernor Highway, Detroit. Tickets are $20. Visit elclubdetroit.com.
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