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Concert Weekend: John Mayer, Chris Stapleton, Beck, 21 Savage, JoJo Siwa and more...
John Mayer takes a break from Dead & Company to bring his own show to Detroit's Little Caesars Arena at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2. $59.50 and up. 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.
• Royal Oak's Funky D Records will hold a Nigelfest benefit, honoring owner Tino Gross and Linda Lexy's late dog, to benefit Detroit Dog Rescue on Friday, Aug. 2, at PJ's Lager House, 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit. Tino G's Dumpster Machine, the Reefermen and Deacon Earl perform. Doors at 8 p.m., $5 minimum donation; 313-961-4668 or pjslagerhouse.com.
• Chris Stapleton brings his All American Road Show to town with Margo Price and the Marcus King Band at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, Sashabaw Road east of I-75, Independence Township. $34.75 and up. 313-471-7000 or visit 313Presents.com.
• Nashville's Roanoke and Trevor Krehel perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. $18. 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.
• UB40 and Steel Pulse, both from Birmingham, England, will be on the riverfront at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, 2600 Atwater St. at Chene, Detroit. $26-$47. 313-393-0292 or thearetha.com.
• Detroit's Straight Ahead Trio will be joined by the Gospel Hearts Choir at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Free with museum admission. 313-833-7900 or dia.org.
• Canadian stalwart Loverboy is this week's headliner at the Chevrolet Rockin' on the Riverfront series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, on the plaza behind the GM Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit. Admission is free. gmrencen.com.
• Vocalists Lil Lotus, smrtdeath and Guccihighwaters take the mic on Friday Aug. 2 in the Shelter, 431 E. Congress St, Detroit. Doors at 6 p.m. $15. 313-961-8137 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.
• Yonder Mountain String Band rises for a show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Arkansauce opens. $40. 734-761-1451 or theark.org.
• Beck, Cage the Elephant, Spoon and Wild Belle stack up for a 6 p.m. concert Saturday, Aug. 3, at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, Independence Township. $29.50 and up. 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.
• Peabo Bryson and Avery Sunshine, along with local stalwarts such as Rayse Biggs and Alexander Zonjic, are among the acts at the 24th Annual Jazz on the River Festival at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3-4, in Trenton's Elizabeth Park, 4461 Elizabeth Drive. Admission is free. 734-261-1990 or zonjic.com.
• UK DJ Trampa headlines his multiact Knockout Tour: Round 4, with Al Ross, Somnium Sound and more, at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. $20. 313-832-7100 or thecrofoot.com.
• On the Sun comes from the East Coast for a show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Gentle Temper opens. $18. 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.
• Newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bryan Ferry celebrates Roxy Music's "Avalon" album as part of his show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit. $39.50 and up. 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.
• Nickelodeon's JoJo Siwa entertains all ages when her D.R.E.A.M. Tour stops Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St., Detroit. The Belles open. Tickets are sold out. 13-832-7100 or themasonic.com.
• Heavy rockers the Acacia Strain will be joined by Kublai Khan, Chamber and Judiciarty on Saturday, Aug. 3, in the Shelter, Detroit. Doors at 6 p.m. $18. 313-961-8137 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.
• Regulars the RFD Boys pick 'n' grin at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Ark, Ann Arbor. $11. 734-761-1451 or theark.org.
• The Ann Arbor Blues Festival warms up for its 50th edition with a free party from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Third Man Records Cass Corridor, 441 Canfield St. W, Detroit. Erich Goegel & the Flying Crowbars and Eliza Neals & the Narcotics will perform along with an exhibit of photos from the inaugural 1969 festival. This year's festival takes place Aug. 16-18. 313-209-5205 or thirdmanrecords.com.
• Texas guitar hero Gary Clark Jr., will shred at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the campus of Oakland University, Rochester Hills. $29.50 and up. 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.
• Rappers 21 Savage and DaBaby throw down at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. $29.50 and up. 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.
• The Boys of Summer Tour 2019 touches down at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac. $39. 313-832-7100 or thecrofoot.com.
• Kirk Franklin brings The Word to Detroit's Fox Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. $39.50 and up. 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.
• The Cybertronic Spree performs the soundtrack to "Transformers: The Movie" and more on Sunday, Aug. 4, in the Shelter, Detroit. Voyag3r opens. Doors at 7 p.m. $18. 313-961-8137 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.
• The Moxie Strings play at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Ark, Ann Arbor. $28. 734-761-1451 or theark.org.
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