Friday: Music Under the Star with James McMurtry and Akina Adderley at Bullock Museum. The Bob Bullock kicks off a run of three free Friday concerts on the Lone Star Plaza with master storyteller James McMurtry. Soulful singer Akina Adderley opens at 6 p.m. and food trucks, beer and soda are available on site. Worth noting: the main event takes place on the plaza in front of the museum, but there’s a stretch of grass away from the action where little ones can play and you can still hear the tunes. Also, parking is free. Free. 6 p.m. 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com. — D.S.S.
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Saturday: Tribute to James Cotton and Muddy Waters at Antone’s. If Chicago blues is your thing, this is the can’t-miss show of the 42nd-anniversary celebration at Austin’s home of the blues. Big Bill Morganfield is Muddy Waters’ son, and Paul Oscher and Bob Margolin were in Waters’ band. Jimmy D. Lane is Jimmy Rogers’ son, while bassist Bob Stroger played with Rogers and many other Chicago greats. Benny Turner is the younger brother of Freddie King, and Deacon Jones was King’s keyboardist. Guitarist Carl Weathersby, who recently moved from Chicago to Austin, also will take part. The event partly pays tribute to Chicago blues harmonica legend James Cotton, who lived in Austin during the last years of his distinguished career. $15-$20. 8 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.
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Friday-SaturdayLou Ann Barton, Sue Foley at C-Boy’s
FridayLouisiana Night with Lazy Lester, T.K. Hulin, Classie Ballou, Raa Raa & Da Zydeco Allstarz at Antone’sRoni Size at Vulcan Gas CompanyBorn of Osiris, Volumes, Betraying the Martyrs at Come and Take It LiveJimmy Flemion at BarracudaWatters, Jane Ellen Bryant, KP & the Boom Boom at One-2-One BarChelsea Seth Woodward at Radio CoffeeTje Austin at Hyatt RegencyKiko Villamizar at Sahara LoungePeter More, Cari Hutson at TownsendJennifer Knapp at Cactus CafeJames Polk at Elephant RoomBody Rock ATX, ‘Songs in the Key of Stankonia’ at EmpireCornerstone at Threadgill’s SouthNight Drive at Waterloo Records
SaturdayPhantogram, Night Glitter at Stubb’s (sold out) Blac Youngsta at EmpireShawnee Kilgore vinyl release at Cactus CafePeterson Brothers, John Gaar, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel, Bubble Puppy at Saxon PubSports, Yeek, Crxmbs at SidewinderJulian Acosta & the Hustle, Buenos Diaz at Mohawk indoorBelle Sounds at TownsendMoving Panoramas at Cheer Up Charlie’sChaparral, John Evans at Threadgill’sUranium Savages, Wild Bill & the Lost Knobs at ABGBSuburban Mafia, Bro Honcho at ParishJean Claude Van Jamme EP release at One-2-One BarOmar Cunningham at BelmontOf Sea & Stone, Traveling Ones, Deer Fellow at Lamberts
SundayMiss Lavelle White 88th birthday with Lazy Lester, Bobby Patterson and more at Antone’sJonathan Terrell, Paul Nipper, Elsa Cross at Spider House BallroomWillie Pipkin, Heybale, Gulf Coast Playboys at Continental ClubWagoneers at C-Boy’sResentments, Heather Morgan at Saxon PubWeldon Henson at Little Longhorn SaloonTimberos Del Norte at One-2-One BarKLBJ Sunset concerts with Damn the Torpedoes at Ernie’s on the Lake