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Concert Weekend: LSD Tour, Rascal Flatts, Salt-N-Pepa, festivals and more...
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

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An Americana dream team of Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam join forces for the LSD Tour, tripping off at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills. Tickets start at $35. Call 313-471-7000 or visit 313Presents.com.



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Salt-N-Pepa headlines a throwback hip-hop bill that also includes Montell Jordan, Tone Loc, Young MC and more for the 105.1 The Bounce Second Annual Birthday Bash, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, Sashabaw Road east of I-75, Independence Township. Tickets start at $25. Call 313-471-7000 or visit 313Presents.com.



Toad the Wet Sprocket performs Friday, Aug. 17, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Gaslamp Killer, Gangsta Boo, Nick Hook and Cuz are also on the bill. Tickets are $39.50-$65. Call 248-399-2980 or visit royaloakmusictheatre.com.



Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley headlines the sixth anniversary party for the Coalition DJs Detroit on Friday, Aug. 17, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 313-961-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.



The inaugural Motor City Muscle festival takes over downtown Detroit between Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza Friday through Sunday, Jan. 17-19, with more than 120 performances on seven stages including Go-Go's singer Belinda Carlisle, ex-Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley, Fishbone, Molly Hatchett, Death and more a car show and other events. Admission is free, with VIP packages available. Visit motorcitymuscle.us for the rundown.



Brooklyn's Red Baraat will come ready to party at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, when it plays The Cube in the Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $15-$49. Call 313-576-5111 or visit dso.org.



War concludes this year's Rockin' on the Riverfront series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, behind the GM Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit. Admission is free. Visit gmrencen.com/rockinontheriverfront/.



Hip-hop up-and-comer Jeremih, joined by Teyana Taylor and DaniLeigh, plays Friday, Aug. 17, at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 advance, $40 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.



The Ann Arbor Blues Festival is back, celebrating its 49th anniversary with three days of music including Shemekia Copeland, Ana Popovic, Larry McCray and John Sinclair & the Blues Scholars with Wayne Kramer and Don Was Friday and Saturday, July 17-18, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, and Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Blind Pig, 208 1st St. Tickets are $15-$290. Visit a2bluesfestival.com for all the details.



After playing the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre with Stephen Stills, Judy Collins returns for a sold-out solo show on Friday, Aug. 17, at the Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Call 734-761-1818 or visit theark.org.



The chart-topping country trio Rascal Flatts, along with Dan + Shay and Carly Pearce, perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, Independence Township. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 313-471-7000 or visit 313Presents.com.



Texas singer-songwriter Kristen Kelly plays at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Tickets are $18. Call 248-783-7105 or visit 20frontstreet.com.



Earth, Wind & Fire and Sheila E. play at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Chene Park Amphitheatre, 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. Tickets are $65. Call 800-745-3000 or visit cheneparkdetroit.com.



Award-winning Detroit singer-songwriter Emily Rose celebrates the release of her new album "Wake Up Brave" with a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Ant Hall, 2320 Caniff St., Hamtramck. Scott Fab and Carmel Liburdi will also perform. Tickets are $8.50 advance, $10 at the door. Visit planetant.com.



Brohug presides over a night of EDM which also includes Food Fight, Young & Nerdy, Treblmakr and more Saturday, Aug. 18, in the Magic Stick and on the Alley Deck at the Majestic Complex. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.



The World Music quartet Delhi 2 Dublin brings its Indian-Celtic blend at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Ark in Ann Arbor. Tickets are $17.50. Call 734-761-1818 or visit theark.org.



The Maryland duo Beach House plays Sunday, Aug. 19 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $32-$55. Call 248-399-2980 or visit royaloakmusictheatre.com.



Members of the Trey Anastasio Band and Nth Power will be part of Shaun Martin's Go Go Party at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 day of show. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.



The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Buster Shuffle bring a night of brassy ska to town on Sunday, Aug. 19, at Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $28. Call 313-961-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.



Michigan folk veteran Neil Woodward holds forth at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Ark in Ann Arbor. Tickets are $15. Call 734-761-1818 or visit theark.org.

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