Friday-Saturday: Mavericks at ACL Live. Exactly why the Mavericks — a Nashville-by-way-of-Florida band — are so big in Austin is kind of a mystery, but the numbers don’t lie. On their current tour, most of the venues they’re playing are around 1,000 capacity, maybe 2,000 tops — but here, they can do two nights at ACL Live, selling around 5,000 tickets total. Partly it’s just musical demographics: The Mavs’ left-of-center country and rock with Latin influences plays well in a city that has long championed acts such as Texas Tornados and Alejandro Escovedo. Or maybe we’re just wise enough to understand that Raul Malo is among the great singers of his (or any) generation. Whatever the reason, it’s always a blast when they blow through town. Liz Brasher opens. $35-$49. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com.
Saturday: Judy Collins at One World Theatre. A central figure of the 1960s folk revival, Collins is in the midst of a late-career resurgence, releasing four albums in the past three years including last fall’s “Everybody Knows,” a collaboration with fellow traveler Stephen Stills. She wowed audiences at South by Southwest in 2016 when she appeared with younger-generation singer-songwriter Ari Hest, performing songs from their Grammy-nominated collaborative album “Silver Skies Blue.” She’ll sing songs old and new across two separately ticketed shows on this night. $30-$103. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.. 7701 Bee Caves Road. oneworldtheatre.org.
Sunday: Indie Orchestra Night at Fair Market. This third annual event organized by the collaborative choral group Panoramic Voices brings together more than 100 singers, orchestra musicians and members of the local scene for a unique evening of music presented on a grand scale. This year’s guest performers include Nakia, Calliope Musicals, Moving Panoramas, Dustin Welch, Big Bill and Star Parks. The $20 admission charge benefits the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 1100 E. Fifth St. ion2018.brownpapertickets.com.
Friday-SaturdayMike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains at C-Boy’sUncle Lucius at Continental Club
FridayAwolnation at Stubb’s outdoorDead Milkmen, Golden Boys, Chant at Mohawk outdoorEden, Verite at Scoot Inn (sold out)Martin Sexton at One World TheatreBody Rock ATX presents Fistful of Funk, Bigg Robb at Antone’sSue Foley acoustic record release at Cactus CafeRalph White & Steve Marsh record release at BeerlandBeto y los Fairlanes, Ryan Davis Trio at Parker Jazz ClubChristeene, Sexy Finger Champs at Hotel VegasJeff Plankenhorn, Denny Freeman at Saxon PubCroy & the Boys at ABGBCarson McHone, Warm Sugar at White HorseKraken Quartet, Doggotx, Abelia, AM feelgood, Trying Science at SidewinderRobert Laroche at TownsendGinger Leigh Band at Threadgill’s North
SaturdayLong Center 10th anniversary with Avett Brothers, Asleep at the Wheel (sold out) Perpetual Groove, Montu at Antone’sCoast Modern, Technicolors, Netherfriends at ParishDigital Wild, Shy Beast, Carry Illinois at EmpireW.C. Clark, Robert Johnson’s Soul, Bubble Puppy at Saxon PubAustin Lounge Lizards at Cactus CafeJake Penrod, JD Clark at Hotel VegasAlbert & Gage Band at Donn’s DepotWild Bill & the Lost Knobs, Candace Bellamy, Patricia Vonne at ABGBMike & the Stares, Magic Rockers of Texas at Hole in the WallTomar & the FCs, Missy Beth, Dave Insley at White HorseLance Keltner at El Mercado BackstageSoap Boxers CD release, Super Creeps at One-2-One Bar
SundayEarth, Wind & Fire at ACL LiveJ.D. Souther at One World TheatreCoin, Aces at Scoot InnHome Free at Paramount TheatreSue Foley at Waterloo RecordsSoul of a Musician series with Ray Prim at Threadgill’sPaul Oscher at Hilton Cannon & BelleGeorge Ensle & Groove Angels at Threadgill’s South