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Concert Weekend: Jason Aldean, Post Malone, Avril Lavigne, STP and more...
The outdoor concert season comes to a close this weekend with country star Jason Aldean — joined by Tracy Lawrence, Carly Pearce and Dee Jay Silver — at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29, at the DTE Energy Music Theatre, Sashabaw Road east of I-75, Independence Township. Tickets $35.50 and up at 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.
• Cutting edge Latin musician Helado Negro performs at 7 and 8:30 Friday, Sept. 27, at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. Free with museum admission; 313-833-7900 or dia.org.
• The Ohio Players and Cameo team up for some vintage R&B and hip-hop on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Flagstar Strand Theatre, 12 N. Saginaw St. Pontiac. Doors at 5:30 p.m. $50; flagstarstrandtheatre.com.
• Christian rockers For King and Country play at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center, 779 N. Hewitt Road, Ypsilanti. Tickets $20-$200 at 734-487-8198 or EMUtix.com.
• Stone Temple Pilots — featuring former Clinton Township resident Jeff Gutt — Rival Sons and Warbly Jets perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 in the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. Tickets $29.50 and up at 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.
• Streelight Manifesto turns it on Friday, Sept. 27, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $29 advance, $34 day of show at 248-399-2980 or royaloakmusictheatre.com.
• Jerry Garcia disciple Zach Nugent spends a Fire Disco Gospel weekend at in the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, 545 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Nugent plays at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28. $40. He also plays a free show Sunday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.
• Acrobat: The U2 Tribute pays homage Friday night, Sept. 27, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets $12 at 248-544-1991 or themagicbag.com.
• Indie rock supergroup Elder Brother tops a bill on Friday, Sept. 27, at the Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $13 at 248-820-5596 or thelovingtouchferndale.com.
• American songbook stylist Nathan Angelo plays at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Tickets $18 at 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.
• Canadian rock singer-songwriter Mac Demarco, supported by Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa, headlines Friday, Sept. 27, at the Masonic Temple Theatre, 500 Temple St., Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $37-$40 at 313-638-2724 or themasonic.com.
• Sodown will keep the dance floor full on Friday, Sept. 27, in the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Daily Bread, Wax Future and Eroy also spin. Doors at 9:30 p.m. Tickets $15 at majesticdetroit.com.
• The Outlaws of Country pays tribute to Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and more on Friday, Sept. 27, in Joy Manor, 28999 Joy Road, Westland. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $10-$25 at 734-513-5030 or thetokenlounge.com.
• Small's in Hamtramck, 10339 Conant St., celebrates its 20th anniversary with two shows this weekend: Grande Nationals, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, $15; and Thirst Wave and Industrial Is Not Dead, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, $5. Call 313-873-1117 or visit smallsbardetroit.com.
• Erin Zindle & the Ragbirds get roots at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, $20 at 734-761-1818 or visit theark.org.
• Founders Taproom's Outer Limits Party 2019 will benefit the Gleaners Community Food Bank with a full tap of craft suds and performances by Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, Handgrenades, ERNO and Jyarsch at noon on Saturday, Sept. 28. Admission is $20 or $15 for Founders mug club members at 456 Charlotte St., Detroit, 313-335-3440 or foundersbrewing.com.
• R&B stalwarts Eric Benet and Raheem DeVaughn join forces Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Flagstar Strand Theatre, 12 N. Saginaw St. Pontiac. Doors at 5:30 p.m. Tickets $50; flagstarstrandtheatre.com.
• Japan's Shonen Knife comes across the Pacific for a show Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Magic Bag, Ferndale. Doors at 8 p.m. $35. 248-544-1881 or themagicbag.com.
• Mark Pasman's latest Pazman Super Session will take over the Atomic Dawg Sausage Emporium, 2706 Coolidge Highway, Berkley, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Admission is free; 248-398-3294 or atomicdawg.com.
• Heartland rockers the Cerny Brothers play at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Admission $18; 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.
• Avril Lavigne brings her first tour in five years to town at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets $29.50 and up; 313-471-6611 or 313Presents.com.
• Judah & the Lion roars into town for a show Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave.. Doors at 7 p.m. Flora Cash opens. $25-$45. 313-961-5451 or thefillmoredetroit.com.
• The Internet's Steve Lacy brings his own show to town on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $30 advance, $33 day of show; 313-833-9700 or majesticdetroit.com.
• The Big '80s Flashback Bash will feature performances by Red September, the Walkin' Talkin' Toxins, Konrad Lee and others, along with burlesque by Sophia Von Stardust, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at PJ's Lager House, 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit. Proceeds from the $6 cover benefit the Hater Kitty Rescue Army. Call 313-961-4668 or visit pjslagerhouse.com.
• Australian upstart Hayden James visits for a free show on Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Magic Stick, Detroit. Doors at 9 p.m. Naations also performs; 313-833-9700 or majesticdetroit.com.
• Singer-songwriter Greg Laswell sings songs you know and love from his "Covers II" album at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Ark, Ann Arbor. Tickets $20; 734-761-1818 or theark.org.
• Heavy rockers Graveyard dig in on Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Black Mountain opens. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $25; 248-858-9333 or thecrofoot.com.
• Rapper Post Malone, whose new album "Hollywood Bleeding" has been No. 1 for two weeks, plays at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Sawe Lee and Tyla Yaweh open. Tickets $53.50 and up; 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.
• "A Night with Janis Joplin" takes a deep look at the career and music of the late singer at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at Detroit's Fox Theatre. Tickets $19.50 and up; 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.
• Dropkick Murphys and Clutch will rock Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit. Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets $39.50-$49.50; 313-638-2724 or themasonic.com.
• Philadelphia's Grayscale rocks with Belmont, Bearings and Rich People on Sunday, Sept. 29, in The Shelter, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets $17; 313-961-6358 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.
• Rockin' country troupe the Shootouts aim and fire at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Ark, Ann Arbor. Tickets $15; 734-761-1818 or visit theark.org.
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