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Concert Weekend: Michael Buble, Ella Mai, Switchfoot, Grateful Ball and more...,
 

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

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Canadian singer and showman (and Super Bowl ad pitchman) Michael Bublé razzles and dazzles at 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena. Tickets are $70 and up. Call 313-471-7000 or visit 313Presents.com.



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• Chicago guitar slinger Guy King plays at 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Callahan's Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. $20 and $15. 248-858-9508 or atcallahans.com.



• Texas-raised country singer Kristen Kelly performs at 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Skylar Ryskamp opens. $20. Call 248-783-7105 or visit 20frontstreet.com.



• Ypsilanti's Black Jake & the Carnies are joined by Dreadful Sideshow at 9:30 Friday, March 1, at the Parliament Room in Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. $10 advance, $15 day of show. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.



• Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Flor and Grizfolk rock on Friday, March 1, at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.50-$50. Call 313-961-5451 or visit thefillmoredetroit.com.





• Koto master Masayo Ishigure plays at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., for performances at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, and 3:45 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Free with admission. Call 313-833-7900 or visit dia.org.



• British singer Jacob Banks brings sweet soul music to town Friday, March 1, at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Abir opens. Doors at 7 p.m. $22 advance, $28 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.



• Detroit's Float Here Forever celebrates the release of its new album, "Tour The Ruins," on Friday, March 1 at PJ's Lager House, 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit. Doors at 8 p.m. Werevolves, Audfeed and others also perform. Call 313-961-4668 or visit pjslagerhouse.com.



• Veteran singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III is at the The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, at 8 p.m. Friday, March 1. Tickets are $25 at 734-761-1818 or theark.org.



• Mark Pasman continues to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his Super Session series at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 2, with guests Joe Stanley, Raye Williams, Ron Pangborn and Adam Brode at O'Mara's Irish Pub, 2555 12 Mile Road, Berkley. Tickets $7 at 248-399-6750 or omaras.net.





• Detroit guitar hero Jim McCarty & Friends, with special guest John Nemeth on harp, rocks at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Callahan's Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Tickets $20 and $15. Call 248-858-9508 or visit atcallahans.com.



• Singer-songwriter Jason Gray hits Lake Orion's 20 Front Street for two shows, at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday Marsh 2, will Jillian Linklater opening. Tickets $30 at 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.



• Neo Japanesque, from Nagoya, performs at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3, at the DIA. Free with museum admission. Call 313-833-7900 or visit dia.org.



• Riding high on hits such as "Boo'd Up" and "Trip," British singer Ella Mai brings her Debut Tour to Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress, Detroit, for a sold-out show on Saturday, March 2. Kiana Lede opens. Doors at 7 p.m.; 313-961-6358 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.



• Albany's State Champs are joined by Our Last Night, The Dangerous Summer and Grayscale on Saturday, March 2, at the Fillmore Detroit. Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets $45-$256 at 313-961-5451 or thefillmoredetroit.com.



• Leeds and Ours' Jimmy Gnecco team up for a show Saturday, March 2, at Small's, 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets $20 advance, $22 day of show at 313-873-1117 or smallsbardetroit.com.



• Dance music duo ATliens dons the masks to perform Saturday, March 2, at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors at 9:30 p.m. $15 advance, $20 day of show with a $50 four-pack at 313-833-9700 or majesticdetroit.com.



• Troubadour Matt Nathanson plays a sold-out show at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at The Ark, Ann Arbor. Blu Sanders opens. Tickets $50 at 734-761-1818 or theark.org



• The Travelin' McCourys and the Jeff Austin Band join forces to celebrate the Grateful Dead with the Grateful Ball, 8 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Tickets $35 advance, $40 day of show. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.



• Singer and harmonica ace Jason Ricci and his band, the Bad Kind, play at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Callahan's Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Tickets $20 and $15 at 248-858-9508 or atcallahans.com.



• San Diego rockers Switchfoot, along with Tyson Motsenbocker and Colony House, play Sunday, March 3, at the Fillmore Detroit. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $20 and $15 at 313-961-5451 or thefillmoredetroit.com.



• Floetry alumnus Marsha Ambrosius brings soulful sounds at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Sound Board in the MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit. Tickets $30 and up at 313-237-7711 or soundboarddetroit.com.



• Los Lobos plays a sold-out show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Ark, Ann Arbor. Call 734-761-1818 or visit theark.org

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