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Concert Weekend: Hoedown, Charlie Wilson, Sinatra, New Found Glory and more...
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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Brantley Gilbert headlines the 37th 99.5 WYCD Hoedown show at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, Sashabaw Road east of I-75, Independence Township. Joe Nichols, Caylee Hammack, Mac Watts and more will also perform, as well as a promised "surprise guest." Tickets $29.50 and up. Call 313-741-7000 or visit 313Presents.com.



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Singer-songwriters Pierce Pettis and Carly Bins perform at 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Trinity House Theatre, 38840 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia. Tickets $18; 734-464-6302 or trinityhousetheatre.org.



The Magic Bag in Ferndale hosts a pair of tribute acts this weekend. Carry On: A Tribute to CSNY plays Friday, June 14 ($12) while the all-female Lez Zeppelin rambles on on Saturday, June 15 ($25). Doors at 8 p.m. both nights. 248-544-1991 or themagicbag.com.



The Denver ska-punk troupe Five Iron Frenzy plays with Pilfers on Friday, June 14, at the Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors at 7 p.m. $25. 248-546-3696 or thelovingtouchferndale.com.



You can follow the yellow brick road or go over the rainbow, if you'd prefer as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Pops plays "The Wonderful Music of Oz" during four concerts Friday through Sunday, June 14-16, at Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. $24-$115. 313-576-5111 or dso.org.



Well-known Michigan musician Brad Phillips sets from his usual sideman role into the spotlight at 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, at The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. $20. 734-761-1800 or theark.org.



Local Americana mainstay Billy Brandt & the Sugarees celebrates the release of its new album, "Riverside," with a show at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Trinity House Theatre, Livonia. Tickets $18; 734-464-6302 or trinityhousetheatre.org.



Singer-songwriter Griffin House is joined by Brian Elmquist of the Lone Below for a show at 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. $30 at 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.



Detroit's Prism Men's Choir presents Destination Detroit-Music That Put Us on the Map at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St. The Detroit Children's Choir also performs. Tickets $27.50-$47.50 at 248-399-2980 or royaloakmusictheatre.com.



Detroit's own Scrappers celebrates a new record release at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Don Duprie and Early Jones also perform; $12, 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.



This month's PazMan Super Session pays tribute to the late Dr. John on Saturday, June 15, at O'Mara's Irish Pub, 2555 12 Mile Road, Berkley. Tickets $7, 248-399-6750 or omaras.net.



Escaping Pavement and The Rough and Tumble join forces for The Diaries of a Traveling Musician at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Carrie McFerrin guests. It's $15 at 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.



Ol' Blue Eyes croons again as Detroit native Bob Anderson brings his "FRANK: The Man The Music" show back at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 15, to the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets $55 and up, 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.



Charlie Wilson plays a pair of shows at 8 p.m Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16, at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, Chene at Atwater, Detroit. The Whispers open on Saturday, Lalah Hathaway on Sunday. The first 500 fathers to arrive will receive a Father's Day gift bag. Tickets $46 and up, 313-393-7128 or TheAretha.com.



The late Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla is remembered in Almost Selena, re-creating her final February 1995 concert at the Houston Astrodome on Saturday, June 15, at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Doors at 7 p.m.; $20-$45, 313-961-5451 or thefillmoredetroit.com.



Moon Taxi and the War and Treaty opening Beacon Park's free summer concert series at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15. The park is at Grand River and Cass avenues in downtown Detroit; DTEBeaconPark.com.



The Disney cover band the Little Mermen play favorites from all the films on Saturday, June 15, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit; $12, 313-961-6358 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.



Konrad Lee, Rogue Satellites, Carjack and Twitch are part of the 4 Band Music Attack! taking place at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at PJ's Lager House, 1254 Michigan Ave, Detroit; $6, 313-961-4668 or pjslagerhouse.com.



The Kris Kurzawa Group is joined by Barbara Payton for a night of Led Zeppelin music at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Cadieux Cafe, 4300 Cadieux Road, Detroit. Doors at 8 p.m. Call 313-882-8560 or visit cadieuxcafe.com.



Award-winning Christian artist Fernando Ortega plays at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts, 7878 Brighton Road. Tickets $20-$100 at 810-299-4130 or brightonperformingarts.com



Proud dads Don White, Bil Lepp and Bill Harley tell stories and sing songs during a Father's Daze show at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at The Ark in Ann Arbor. Tickets $25 at 734-761-1800 or theark.org.



Florida alt.rockers New Found Glory return for a show on Sunday, June 15, at Saint Andrew's Hall, Detroit. The Early November, Doll Skin and Real Friends also perform. Doors at 6 p.m., tickets $50, 313-961-6358 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.



Award-winning Americana multi-instrumentalist and educator Aaron Joshua Lewis brings his strings and things to Ann Arbor for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15. Tickets $15 at 734-761-1800 or theark.org.

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