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Music Weekend: Ziggy Marley, Reba McEntire, Bush, Judas Priest and more...

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

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During a time when we need to hear that "every little thing's gonna be all right," a little Bob Marley music is a good thing. Ziggy Marley will continue the celebration of is father's 75th birthday year by performing 11 of his songs at noon Sunday, July 19, via the official Bob Marley YouTube channel. The CEEK Virtual Reality platform (ceek.com) will carry a Q&A as well as selected songs from the YouTube performance.

Other events (all subject to change):

• AC/DC has launched an online documentary series celebrating the 40th anniversary of its "Back in Black" album, via YouTube. Episodes will be added throughout the days leading up to the set's original July 25 release.

• Elton John presents another archival concert -- from Verona, Italy in 1989 -- at noon Friday, July 17, on his YouTube channel. The show will be available for 72 hours.

• Britain's celebrated Ramblin' Man Fair did not survive the COVID-19 cut this summer, but is taking the show online Friday through Sunday, July 17-19, on the festival's YouTube Channel. Featured artists include Clutch, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Last in Line, Beth Hart, Black Star Riders and more, along with new interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

• The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival runs through Sunday, June 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.

• Luke Combs, Maren Morris and Sam Hunt headline the Highway Finds Fest, a virtual event running Friday through Sunday, July 17-19, on SiriusXM's Highway channel.

• Things will get heavy as Judas Priest's performance at the 2015 Wacken Open Air festival stream at 3 p.m. Friday, July 17, via Slipknot's Knotfest.com.

• Manchester Arena in England will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a pre-recorded virtual event at 3 p.m. Friday, July 17, via its social media sites. Alice Cooper, Lionel Richie, Emile Sande and others will appear, and the streamcast will raise money for four British charities.

• Heavy rockers Underoath plays its 2008 album "Lost in the Sound of Separation" in its entirety via streamcast on Friday, July 17. Tickets are $15-$140 via underoathobservatory.com.

• Pickathon's #AConcertADay series is still up and running, with sets from DakhaBrakha on Friday, July 17, Milo on Saturday, July 18 and La Luz on Sunday, July 19. 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.

• One Direction's Liam Payne, who canceled a solo tour this year, will present "The LP Show" — a full produced concert with a socially distanced live band — streams at 5 p.m. Friday, July 17, via Veeps. Alas, tickets have sold out.

• The Metropolitan Opera Theatre offers another lineup of archival filmed performances on demand this weekend, including Rossini's "La Cenerentola" on Friday, July 17, Mozart's "Le Nozze de Figaro" on Saturday, July 18 and Franco Zeffirelli's version of Puccini's "La Boheme," from 1982, on Sunday, July 19. All 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org and MET Opera on demand social apps. The Michigan Opera offers a pre-show talk about "La Boheme" at 7 p.m. Sunday via its Facebook page. More details at motopera.org.

• Reba McEntire streams an archival "Reba: Live" concert — from 1994 in Omaha, Neb. — at 8 p.m. Friday, July 17, on her official YouTube channel.

• Kool DJ Red Alert spins a live set for SummerStage Anywhere Sessions at 8 p.m. Friday, July 17, on a variety of social media channels. Visit SummerStageAnywhere.org for details.

• Shinedown's Brent Smith sits for an exclusive Q&A as part of the Offstage with DWP series via dannywinnerpresents.com/offstage at 8 p.m. Friday, July 17.

• The String Cheese Incident offers another free "Friday Night Cheese" archive streamcast at 8 p.m. Friday, July 17, via nugs.tv.

• Americana up-and-comer Billy Strings continues his Streaming Strings tour from Nashville with virtual "stops" on Friday, Sept. 17, at the Brooklyn Bowl, Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19, at Station Inn and Wednesday and Thursday, July 22-23, from the City Winery via nugs.tv. Tickets are $9.99, with proceeds benefiting the ACLU, Backline and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. streamingstrings.com.

• Dance Gavin Dance celebrates the release of its new album, "Afterburner," with a livestream performance at 9 p.m. Friday, July 17. $10-$15 via dancegavindance.live.

• Nashville Meets London will be the theme of the Royal Albert Hall's Home series concert at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18, with performances by the Cadillac Three, Michael Ray, Tenille Townes and Twinnie at royalalberthall.com.

• To commemorate three July birthdays in the band, Badflower hosts a So Happy I'm 30 Festival with Dead Sara, Bones UK and Dead Poet Society at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 18. Tickets $9-$30 via livefrom.events/badflower, with proceeds going to Freedom For Immigrants and 320 Changes Direction.

• Former Joy Division (and New Order) bassist Peter Hook will host a listening party to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the former band's landmark album "Closer" at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 18. Hook is asking fans to start playing the album at that time, and he'll be live-tweeting from twitter.com/peterhook throughout the playback.

• Elvis Costello, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Shawn Colvin, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Accidentals and others will perform during the Musicians Treatment Foundation Livestream Benefit Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 18. Donations will benefit the MTF. More information and updates at mtfusa.org.

• Singer-sonwriter Dan Navarro plays a virtual show for the Ark's Family Room series at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 18, via theark.org/ark-family-room-series. It's free, with donations going to the artist and venue.

• Dead & Company keeps the long, strange trip going with an archival streamcast at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 18, via nugs.tv. Proceeds will be raised for Reverb.

• A diverse group of ore than 60 artists, including Dionne Warwick, Michael McDonald, Bush, Tom Morello and more, will appear as part of Concert For Cuba, at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19, via twitch.tv/HotHouseGloba.

• Bush celebrates the release of its new album, "The Kingdom," with a streaming, full-production arena-style concert from Los Agneles at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at BushOfficial.com. Fifty cents from each copy of the album sold during the livestream will be donated to When We All Vote, with the band matching fan donations.

• British alt rockers Live From Havana played a show from Old St. Pancras Church at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 19. Tickets are $10 via livefrom.events.

• The Rolling Stones' "Extra Licks" series features a past performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 19, on the group's YouTube page.

• Ontario modern rock troupe Silverstein plays its first-ever livestream concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 19. Tickets are $10 via livefrom.events.

• Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson will appear on the Robert Mondavi Winery's Summer Sundays series at 7 p.m. July 19, via the winery's web site (robertmondaviwinery.com) and YouTube channel.

• Don White and Christine Lavin premiere a video from their full February 2016 concert at The Ark in Ann Arbor at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 19, via theark.org/ark-family-room-series. Free, with donations accepted for the artists and venue.

• Widespread Panic continues to "Never Miss a Sunday" with an archival show streaming at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 19, via nugs.tv. Free, with donations solicited for Nuçi's Space and Conscious Alliance.

• Rachel Kilgour from Sound an Echo goes solo for the Ark's Family Room series at 8 p.m. Monday, July 20, via the ark.org/ark-family-room-series. Free, with donations going to the artist and venue.

• "Metallica Mondays" continues at 8 p.m. Monday, July 20, with another vintage concert, on the group's Facebook page and YouTube channel and via nugs.tv.

• The Marcus King Band's second "Live From Nashville" features guest appearances by Billy Strings and Maggie Rose at 9 p.m. Monday, July 20, viathemarcuskingband.com. Tickets are $10-$40, with proceeds going to MusiCares.

• DJs Michael Brun and Moullinex team up for a SummerStage Anywhere Sessions live set at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, via Twitch and YouTube. SummerStageAnywhere.com for more details.

• Detroit producer and musician Tony "T-Money" Green hosts the 28th episode of his Hyped Up Live Sessions series, featuring Rappers Redd and Xtra-Overdoze at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, via Facebook Live and Twitch. The session will be archived for subsequent viewing as well.

• Snoop Dogg and DMX will hold a "battle of the dogs" on Wednesday, July 22, for the Verzuz series, streaming via Instagram and Apple Music.

• Lacuna Coil offers a performance video from its 2019 European tour at 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, on the group's YouTube channel.

• The Oshima Brothers from Maine play in the Ark's Family Room series at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, via theark.org/ark-family-room-series. Free, with donations going to the artist and venue.

• Ekoostik Hookah and JSG begins a three-night Spring Hookahville 2020 streaming series at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 23, from Cloud, Ohio, via nugs.tv. Tickets are $9.99 per show, $29.99 for all three.

• The Tedeschi Trucks Band's "Swamp Family TV" features another concert from the archives at 9 p.m. Thursday, July 23, via Facebook, YouTube and Nugs.tv. Proceeds go to a different charity each week.

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