Austin will also host shows from jazz great, Fred Hersch, post-hardcore outfit the Jesus Lizard and the Flatlanders this weekend.

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Friday: Fred Hersch Trio at UT McCullough Theatre. A 10-time Grammy nominee, pianist Hersch is one of the most accomplished living jazz musicians, one we’re fortunate to still have with us. A decade ago, Hersch, who’s lived with AIDS for 30 years, nearly died from a serious bout with pneumonia; he eventually recovered and composed the theatrical piece “My Coma Dreams” about the experience. His 2017 book “Good Things Happen Slowly” got major props from the Washington Post, which named it one of the top five memoirs of last year. This is Hersch’s first-ever major performance in Austin, and it might not happen again, given that he’s 62 and still lives with the effects of his illness. But his music continues to be extraordinary, and for local jazz fans, this show is something special. $10-$40. 8 p.m. 2375 Robert Dedman Drive.  texasperformingarts.org. — P.B.

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Friday: KUTX Rock the Park at Mueller Amphitheater. The public radio station’s free concert series returns for a run of fall shows. The event, curated in part by KUTX’s Sunday kids show Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, pairs a kid-friendly act with an artist music lovers of all ages can appreciate. The kickoff features expressive artist Mobley, who delivers powerful messages in deceptively hooky pop songs alongside the Groundwork Music Orchestra. In addition to music there’s face painting and coloring for the kids as well as food trucks on site. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. 4550 Mueller Blvd.  kutx.org — D.S.S.

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Saturday: Jesus Lizard at ACL Live. After eight years on hiatus, the influential post-hardcore outfit that formed in Austin over 30 years ago played a string of reunion shows in late 2017, including a riotous set that critics lauded as one of the best shows at Houston’s Day for Night Festival. This year’s tour corresponds with the 20th anniversary of the band’s final album, “Blue,” and the eight tour dates are the only live appearances the band has planned. Suckling opens. $32-$39. 8 p.m. 310 Willie Nelson Blvd.  acl-live.com — D.S.S.

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Saturday: Flatlanders, Dan Penn at Paramount Theatre. Last fall’s Paramount pairing of these two American music legends apparently went so well that they rebooked it for an encore. Penn, a songwriter responsible for some of the best Southern soul music of the 20th century, will open the show for Austin’s transcendental country-folk trio featuring Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock. Either of these acts on their own would make for a memorable night. Together, it’s something worth becoming an annual tradition. $25-$55. 8 p.m. 713 Congress Ave.  austintheatre.org. — P.B.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday

Dwight Yoakam, Two Tons of Steel, Dalton Domino at Nutty Brown Amphitheatre

Shinyribs, Justin Stewart at Paramount Theatre

Kidz Bop at H-E-B Center

Parker McCollum, Jonathan Terrell at Stubb’s outdoor

Propagandhi, Riverboat Gamblers at Mohawk outdoor

Western Youth album release, Mike Schoenfeld at Spider House Ballroom

Frights, Hunny, Hot Flash Heat Wave at Barracuda

DJ Mel at Scoot Inn (early show)

Droeloe at Vulcan Gas Company

Lost Bayou Ramblers, Rayo Brothers, Blues Specialists at Continental Club

Flow Tribe, Shaggadelic at Antone’s

Swells, Canvas People, Smiile at 3Ten

Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains at C-Boy’s

Lesly Reynaga, Latin at Heart, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

A-Town Getdown at ABGB

Michael Hearne & Shake Russell at Threadgill’s North

Maoli, Free’Dem Sesh, Lakandon at Flamingo Cantina

Slow Caves, Residual Kid, Pollen Rx at Hotel Vegas

Silo Road, Roger Wallace, Missy Beth & the Morning Afters at White Horse

Will Taylor & Strings Attached at Townsend

Wagoneers at Broken Spoke

Saturday

Longhorn City Limits with Aloe Blacc, Jackie Venson at the LBJ Lawn

Troye Sivan, Kim Petras, Leland at ACL Live

Intocable at H-E-B Center

Future Islands, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat at Stubb’s outdoor

Bullet for My Valentine at Emo’s

Laraaji, Arji, Dallas Acid at Zach Theatre

Andrew W.K. at Mohawk outdoor

Meg Myers, Adam Jones at Antone’s

Darden Smith at Stateside at the Paramount

Jackopierce at 3Ten

Malia Moore benefit with Rey Arteaga, Two Hoots & a Holler, Erin Jaimes & Jimmie Dreams, Twilight Trio at Threadgill’s South

Monte Montgomery, Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel, George Ensle at Saxon Pub

Lindsay Beaver & the 24th Street Wailers, Carolyn Wonderland, Bill Kirchen at Continental Club

888, Frankie Cosmos at Barracuda

Lucy Spraggan at Mohawk indoor

Bluebonnets at Southpark Meadows Shopping Center

Hector Ward & the Big Time, Honey Made, Funkapotamus, Van Wilks at One-2-One Bar

Oliver Rajamani Gypsy Fire at Cactus Cafe

Connie Kirk & Jazz Quintet, Wheelwrights, Sanco Loop at Townsend

Ephraim Owens Quintet at Elephant Room

Tomar & the FCs at ABGB

Saturday-Sunday

Pecan Street Festival with Nakia & the Blues Grifters, Night Glitter, Magna Carda, Johnny Goudie, Belcurve, more on East Sixth Street

B-Boy City XXIV Pro Breaking Tour at North Door

Sunday

Fall Out Boy, Machine Gun Kelly at Erwin Center

Yo La Tengo at Mohawk outdoor

Eliza Gilkyson, Mary Gauthier, Gretchen Peters at One World Theatre

Pacific Dub, Ries Brothers at Stubb’s indoor

Ruins, Lavelle White at Antone’s

Carry Illinois, Co-Founder, Belcurve, Otis Wilkins at Hotel Vegas

Soul of a Musician series with Jonathan Terrell at Threadgill’s North

Greg Izor & the Box Kickers, Palm School Choir Reunion at ABGB

Hilary York, Imperial Starlighters, Mike Stinson at C-Boy’s