Smokey Robinson at Rodeo Austin. The keynote speaker at SXSW in 2010, Robinson visits this time around after SXSW has cleared town. At 76, the former Miracles frontman has earned his living-legend status, and he enjoyed a resurgence with 2014’s “Smokey & Friends,” which paired him with the likes of Elton John, Cee Lo Green and John Legend on many of his greatest hits. $20-$175. 7 p.m. 9100 Decker Lake Road. rodeoaustin.com.
Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell at Bass Concert Hall. See our full preview of the show on austin360.com for more. $10-$48. 8 p.m. 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org.
Also: Highlights among local acts in the clubs include James McMurtry at the Continental Gallery, Sunny Sweeney & Brennen Leigh at Saxon Pub, Ali Holder and Little Brave at Stay Gold, Band of Babies and Durawa at Strange Brew, the Merles at the White Horse and Atash at Flamingo Cantina