l Karen Gruber will be accompanied by Joseph Stallworth on the piano 5-7 today at Swamper’s inside the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa, Florence.
l Travis Wammack and Band — Jan and Donnie Gullett and Roger Clark — perform 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at Wayne’s Catfish Haven, Russellville, and 6-10 p.m. Saturday at Cajun’s Crawfish Festival, 4301 N. Jackson Highway, Sheffield.
l Kerry Gilbert and Hugh Banks, of The KGB, will perform 6-9 p.m. today at Frank’s Italian Restaurant, 500 N. Montgomery Ave., Sheffield. No cover charge.
l Jim Seales, Donny Carpenter and Mitchell Curtis perform as the acoustic band 3 Wheel Drive 6:30-9:30 tonight at FloBama Music Hall, 311 N. Court St., Florence. No cover charge.
l The stage at PJ’s, 701 Davison Ave., Muscle Shoals, will feature the Showtime Band on Friday and Tremayne on Saturday.
l Local singer/songwriter Joseph Baldwin performs at several locations including: 6-10 p.m. Friday, Freddy T’s Dining Room, Pickwick, Tenn.; 2:40-3:40 p.m. Saturday with his band at Coalfest in downtown Brilliant; and 9-11:30 p.m. Saturday at Romie’s BBQ in Tupelo, Miss.
l Maxwell Russell performs solo acoustic blues and such 8 p.m. Friday until midnight at The Cowpen Bar ’n’ Grill on Tennessee 43 at the Alabama-Tennessee line.
l Christian Turner will be the spotlighted musician 7-9 p.m. Saturday at The Trojan House, 2415 Avalon Ave., Muscle Shoals.
l Just Killin Time will provide music 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday at Rattlesnake Saloon, 1292 Mountain Mills Road, Tuscumbia.
l The Authority takes the stage at 9 p.m. Saturday at Sidepocket Lounge, 1816 Darby Drive, Florence.
l Grace and Tony and The Valley Roots will entertain guests 8-11 p.m. Saturday in the courtyard of Miss Annie’s Restaurant and Beer Garden, 3926 U.S. 43 S, St. Joseph, Tenn. Cover charge: $5.
l A free live music show on the lake with The Cadillacs, JD Shellnut and Wayne Mills and The Dixie Cocks is 2 p.m. until dark Sunday at the home of John and Olivia Odem, 1/8 mile north of U.S. 72 Shoal Creek Bridge; boat access only. The event is to promote safety and sobriety on Alabama waterways. Details: 256-702-2332.
l Music in the Park will feature The Cadillacs, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wilson Park, downtown Florence. The free event is sponsored by the Florence Parks and Recreation Department. Concessions will be available.
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