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Music Weekend: Jam bands, Rolling Stones, Pretty Reckless, Fab 5 Freddy and more...

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

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If jam bands are your, well, jam, you've picked a good weekend. Nugs.TV is hosting free archival performances by the String Cheese Incident on Friday, July 10 (free), Dead & Company on Saturday, July 11, and Widespread Panic on Sunday, July 12, all at 8 p.m. The Allman Betts Band, meanwhile, will be on stage, sans audience, at 8 p.m. July 12 from the Belly Up in Solana Beach, Calif. Tickets are $15 via nocapshows.com.

Other Events (subject to change):

• The Rolling Stones will be screening "Havana Moon," a concert film from the group's 2016 visit to Cuba, on Friday, July 10, at drive-in theaters around North America. Location and ticket information at cinelifeentertainment.com/events-page.

• Elton John's 1986 performance with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Australia will be streamed at noon Friday, July 10, on his YouTube channel. The show will be available for 72 hours.

• Singer-songwriter Ida Mae plays the DittyTV Concert Series at 2 p.m. Friday, July 10, and 2 a.m. Saturday, July 11, via dittytv.com.

• Pickathon's #AConcertADay series is still up and running, with sets from Tyler Childers on Friday, July 10, ibibio Sound Machine on Saturday, July 11, and SUSTO on Sunday, July 12. All start at 4 p.m. on the festival's Facebook page and YouTube channel and Amazon Music's Twitch. Donations go to the MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund, matched by Spotify.

• Hard rockers Trivium livestream from Full Sail University at 4 p.m. Friday, July 10. Tickets are $9 via live.trivium.org.

• Ukranian headbangers Jinger's March performance in Mealbourne, Australia, will be featured in this week's Knotfest Online streamcast at 5 p.m. Friday, July 10, via knotfest.com.

• Dennis Curry opens this year's Summer Carillon Concert Series from the Elliott Tower on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills at 6 p.m. Friday, July 10. Five more weekly performances will take place through the middle of August. All are free and open to the public.

• Rootstock, the French wine and music festival, stars at 6 p.m. Friday, July 10, and runs through 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12, with performances by the Kyle Gass Band, Raashan Ahmad, Joe Driscoll, Lee-Ann Curren and many more. Passes and more information via rootstockmusic.com.

• The Pretty Reckless' Taylor Momsen holds a Q&A and plays an acoustic set with Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden) at 7 p.m. Friday, July 10 as part of the Offstage with DWP series at dannywimmerpresents.com/offstage.

• The Ark's Family Room Series hosts Frontier Ruckus at 8 p.m. Friday, July 10, Annie & Rod Capps at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12, Alex Cuba at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 14 and Kiana June at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 16 via theark.org/ark-family-room-series. All are free, with donations encouraged for the artists and venue.

• Hip-Hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy will be part of two special SummerStage Anywhere Culture Talk presentations on Friday, July 10 — with A$AP Ferg at 8 p.m. on the organization's Facebook and YouTube pages, and on his own at 8:30 p.m. on Facebook Live. SummerStageAnywhere.org.

• The Metropolitan Opera digs into the archives for some classics this weekend for its nightly web series. A production of Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" runs Friday, July 10, followed by Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" on Saturday, July 11, and Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde," a Viewer's Choice special on Sunday, July 12. All 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org and Met Opera on demand social apps.

• Indiana indie artist Austin Lucas plays a set at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, and 2 a.m. Sunday, June 12 via dittytv.com.

• Multi-instrumentalist Luis Cato, who's worked with Beyonce, John Legend and Mariah Carey and is part of Jon Batiste’s Stay Human band, plays a concert at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, via auxchord.live. Tickets are available at the site.

• The Detroit rap troupe Slum Village delivers a Band on the Wall streamcast from a 2019 show in Manchester, England, at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 11, via nugs.tv. The Abstract Orchestra is special guest; $7.99 fee.

• Rapper Onyx throws down from the Opera Club in St. Petersburg, Russia at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 11, via nugs.tv; $7.99 fee.

• Singer-songwriter Ron Pope plays a "LIVE! and in Sweatpants" show at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11 via Facebook, playing acoustic songs and talking about TV shows he's watching.

• Traditional country singer Charley Crockett plays at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 12 and 2 a.m. Monday, July 13, via dittytv.com.

• North Carolina artists Joe Troop of Che Apalache, the Hamiltones, Tatiana Hargreaves, Shana Tucker and more will performing during the VoteNC.org Digital Launch Party at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12, via facebook.com/RuralOrganizing/live.

• Eagles' concert film "Live from the Forum MMXVIII" airs one last time, at 9 p.m. Monday, July 13, on ESPN.

• Host Michael McCassey is joined by players and singers for another episode of “Piano Bar Live" at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 14 via broadwayondemand.com.

• Rainbow Kitten Surprise performs an acoustic set at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, in lieu of a two-night stand scheduled for Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Tickets are available via rks.topeka.live, with some proceeds going to Circles Morningside.

• Canadian singer and songwriter Patrick Watson is featured on the SummerStage Anywhere Sessions at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 15 on Instagram Live. SummerStageAnywhere.org.

• British singer, songwriter and guitarist Lianne La Havas advances the release of her self-titled third album with a solo show streaming from London's Roundhouse at 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, via YouTube. Tickets are $15 via universe.com, and proceeds to Black Lives Matter-related organizations.

• Another multi-instrumentalist, Adam Ahuja, gathers samples from viewers sent in real-time via Instagram messages and turns them into a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 16, on auxchord.live. Tickets available via the site.

• DJ Lobo plays a live set as part of the SummerStage Anywhere Sessions at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 16, on Twitter; SummerstageAnywhere.org.

• The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival goes live online July 16-19 via nugs.TV, YouTube and Facebook, with performances by co-host Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, the Del McCoury Band, Nickel Creek, Greensky Bluegrass and many more. More info at GreyFoxBluegrass.com.

• Motley Crue, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, AWOLNATION and Corey marks are among the acts taking part in the Better Noise Music Festival, streaming at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 16 via LiveXLive on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch. Proceeds from donation will go to the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation.

• Sharon Van Etten, Bill Callahan and Okay Kaya headline Folk Medicine, a livestreamed benefit concert for residents of the Amazon Basin affected by Covid-19, at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 16, on Facebook Live and, via ticket on Zoom.

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