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Music Roundup: #SOS Fest, Crofoot Drive-In, Miley Cyrus, Sammy Hagar and more...
 

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

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Some top touring artists including Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, Dave Matthews, Finneas, the Lumineers, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, the Roots and more perform for the Save Our Stages Festival, supporting independent music venues at risk of closure, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 16-18, on YouTube. The three-day virtual event, dubbed #SOSFest and in partnership with the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), will raise awareness about the venues' plight. Reggie Watts hosts. More info via niva.org.



Other Events (subject to change):



The Country Soul Songbook Summit, featuring artists such as Rissi Palmer, Kamara Thomas, Birds of Chicago, Gangstagrass and many others, runs through Sunday, Oct. 18, via countrysoulsongbook.com. Registration levels from $10, at the website.



The Grateful Dead/Dead & Company's Bob Weir celebrates his 72nd birthday starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16 with a 14-hour parade of archival shows, musical performances and other content via fans.live.



Singer Kurt Elling's "Celebrating the Heroes" concert, honoring influences such as Joe Hendricks, Dextor Gordon, Joe Zawinul and more, takes place at 4 and 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, via watch.mandolin.com. Free, with a virtual tip jar for the artist.



The Crofoot Ballroom begins its drive-in concert series with performances by the Switchfoot duo of Smith & Myers on Saturday, Oct. 17 and electronic artist Subtronics on Sunday, Oct. 18, both at 6 p.m. on the Crofoot Festival Grounds in the city's Lot #9 at the corner of Pike and Saginaw streets. Capacity is 300 vehicles, with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Tickets and other information at thecrofoot.com.



Miley Cyrus hits "MTV Unplugged" from her back yard in Los Angeles at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. In addition to her new single, "Midnight Sky," she'll perform covers of songs by Pearl Jam, the Cardigans and Britney Spears.



Brother Elsey and Teddy Roberts & the Mouths perform for the District Detroit's Acoustic Nights series at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, on Columbia Street between the Fox Theatre and Little Caesars headquarters. Admission and parking free; districtdetroit.com.



The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's low brass quartet and a pair of percussionists play works by Allen Chase, Bach, Tomasi and others live from Orchestra Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Livestream tickets are $12; 313-576-5111 or dso.org.



Gaetano Donizetti gets the spotlight in this weekend's Metropolitan Opera Theatre streaming series, with a 2013 performance of "Maria Stuarda" on Friday, Oct. 16, a 2016 production or "Roberto Deveraux" on Saturday, Oct. 17, and a 2010 rendition of "Don Pasquale" on Sunday, Oct. 18. All at 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org.



The Verve Pipe is back online, with a virtual performance from Regina, Saskatchewan at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Tickets start at $25 via reginahs.com/vervepipe.



Guitarist Dave Stryker plays live for Radio Free Birdland at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. $20 via birdlandjazz.com.







Stone Temple Pilots plays its second streaming concert, this time its sophomore album, "Purple, in its entirety, at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16; $10 via stonetemplepilots.com.



mssv, the trio of Mike Baggetta, Stephen Hedges and Mike Watt, celebrates a new album, "Main Steam Ship Valve" with a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, via watch.mandolin.com. Free, with a virtual tip jar for the band.



The duo Penny & Sparrow reunites for a streaming concert at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, from Nashville via watch.mandolin.com. Tickets start at $15.



A collection of Nashville singers and songwriters plays at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, on the "Fillmore and Friends" show from the Listening Room In Nashville via watch.mandolin.com; $10.



Third Eye Blind has a semi-charmed weekend with two shows from the Del Mar County Fairgrounds in California, at 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17; $15 via nocapshows.com.



Singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer plays a pair of events, at 1 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, via watch.mandonlin.com and theark.org. The early show, a workshop, is sold out. The late show is free, with donations going to the artist and the venue.



The Michigan Opera Theatre, meanwhile, rolls its production of "Twilight: Gods" an adaptation of Richard Wagner's "Twilight of the God" from his "Ring Cycle" into the Detroit Opera House Parking Center for performances at 3:50 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17-18, and Tuesday, Oct. 20. Tickets and safety protocol details via 313-237-7464 or michiganopera.org.



Critically acclaimed vocalist Lizz Wright performs at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, via watch.mandolin.com; $15.



Rufus Wainwright continues his weekly "A Rufus-Retro-Wainwright-Spective" series with the second half of his 1998 debut album at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, via rufuswainwright.veeps.com; $20.



Grant Lee Phillips performs at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, as part of the Gilmore Girls Fan Fest online. At 6 p.m. He'll do a Q&A with Louise Goffin about the show's music. Tickets are $35 via gilmoregirlsfanfest.com. Philips also performs at 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, via stageit.com. Admission is Pay What You Want.



The Immediate Family -- an all-star group of veteran Los Angeles session players and sidemen -- celebrates the release of its EP "Slippin' and Slidin'" with a virtual concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, via stageit.com. Tickets are $15.



Americana rocker Tyler Lance Walker Gill streams live from Indianapolis at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Tickets $10, with some proceeds going to the Save Our Stages campaign and the Indiana Independent Venue Alliance.



Violinist Ken Ford plays live from City Winery in Atlanta at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, via watch.mandolin.com; $10.



Karen Mason takes her 2015 show from New York's Don't Tell Mama online for two more showings, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. Tickets are $15 via KarenMason.com.



Singer-songwriter Ron Pope moves his "LIVE! and in Sweatpants" virtual series to his Patreon page starting at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Admission starts at $3 via crowdcast.io.



Left-Lane Cruiser comes live from the Hi-Fi Annex in Indianapolis at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, via watch.mandolin.com; $10.







Sammy Hagar's annual birthday bash wasn't at Cabo Wabo in Mexico this year, but he set up shop on Catalina Island, Calif., and filmed it for a streamcast at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, via nugs.tv. Guests include Rick Springfield, REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin and others, and it includes a tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen. Tickets start at $24.99.



The indie pop duo Tennis plays "Live: In the Void" at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Tickets via tennis-music.com.



The reggae rock troupe Iration plays an acoustic show from Cocoon Malibu in California at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. Tickets $15 via nocapshows.com, with a $25 option that includes a second concert on Oct. 23.



Sting, Keb' Mo' and Trisha Yearwood are among the musical performers in the SeriousFun For All Gala at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, via the organization's Facebook Live and YouTube Live channels. Supporting the SeriousFun Children's Network, it also features appearances by Jimmy Fallon, Helen Mirren, Renee Zelleweger, Allison Janney, Mark Hammill and others. Register at seriousfun.org.



Singer Valerie June joins City Winery's Voice Your Vote concert series 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, via watch.mandolin.com. Admission is free.



North Carolina's VoteNC.org hosts a Rock the Vote Concert with Shana Tucker, Joe Troop of Che Apalache, the Hamiltones and others at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, via VoteNC.org/party.



The Cordovas play from Nashville's 3rd and Lindsley at 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 via nugs.tv; $4.99.



Black Eyed Peas, J Balvin, Maluma, Ozuna, Rosalia and Carlos Vives are among the participants in the 30th Latin Music Week, running Tuesday, Oct. 20 to Friday, Oct. 23, online with performances, panels, workshops and Q&As. Access via billboardlatinmusicweek.com.







The Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival offers five days of free music Tuesday, Oct. 20 through Oct. 24 with singers and songwriters from Nashville and around the country via tinpansouth.com. Detroit starts the whole shebang with Uncle Kracker and JT Harding, and help from Steve Taylor, performing "Smile," "Follow Me" and Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" at 8 p.m. Tuesday.



The Zac Brown Band performs on this week's "Taking the Highways Across America" episode, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, via CampingWorld.com and the company's Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages.



Robben Ford, Chris Difford of Squeeze, Lady A, Richard Barone and others take part in Fair Play 2020: A Concert For Justice streaming at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 from the City Winery in New York via citywinery.com and watch.mandolin.com. Admission is free but donations to the Bronx Immigration Partnership are encouraged.



The Charlotte, N.C., funk troupe Akita streams live from its hometown Neighborhood Theatre at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, via watch.mandolin.com. Admission is free, with donations to MaxxMusic.



Stevie Nicks takes "24 Karat Gold The Concert," from shows during 2017 in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh, to the big screen on Wednesday, Oct. 21, and Oct. 25 at select movie theaters and drive-ins. Locations and ticket sales available via StevieNicksfilm.com.



British singer-songwriter James Bay takes the stage at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre for a livestream with 8 and 11 p.m. showings for the U.S. on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Tickets start at $19.50 via univers.com/events/.



Members of the Steel Wheels get together to play a virtual show for the Ark's Family Room Series at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. Free, with donations solicited for the artist and venue; theark.org/ark-family-room-series.



Christian Sands performs for Jazz @ Lincoln Center's Live From Dizzy's Club series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22; $10 via jazz.org.



Pearl Jam commemorates the 30th anniversary of its first live show at the Off Ramp in Seattle by streaming its three-hour April 29, 2016, concert in Philadelphia at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. The 32-song set includes a performance of the band's debut album, "Ten," in its entirety; $14.99 via nugs.tv.



Singer-songwriter Justin Wells plays from the Hi-Fi Annex in Indianapolis at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, via watch.mandolin.com. $10.

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