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Willie's Picnic, Pan Am Hillside concerts kickoff lead Austin music events this week

Peter Blackstock
pblackstock@statesman.com
Willie Nelson hosts his annual Fourth of July Picnic at Circuit of the Americas on Wednesday. [Suzanne Cordeiro for AUSTIN360]

Here's what's happening in the Live Music Capital of the World this week.

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Friday: Antone’s Anniversary opening night with Barbara Lynn. The Beaumont R&B great, a recent recipient of a National Heritage Fellowship, kicks off the historic blues club's 44th anniversary, headlining a bill at Antone's that also includes C.C. Adcock and Tommy McClain. Expect tribute to be paid to Louisiana’s Lil’ Buck Sinegal, who was scheduled to appear but died earlier this month. The celebration continues with highlights including Jimmie Vaughan (July 6), Boogie Kings with Marcia Ball (July 12) and the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band (July 19) before a closing bash with Joe Ely on July 20. $15-$17. 9 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Dick Dale tribute at Indian Roller. Deep Eddy Records, Austin’s self-proclaimed “premier surf/instro/garage label since 1996,” is behind this salute to the legendary guitarist, who died earlier this year at age 81. On board to perform are Hungry Onions, the Nematoads, Los Super Avengers, Boss Jaguars, the Baffles and DJ Joe Tropicana. Indian Roller is part of a recent mini-boom of far-South Austin venues in the Slaughter Lane/Manchaca Road area, along with Moontower Saloon and Sam’s Town Point. Admission is free, but donations will be taken for the CareBOX Program, which provides essential care supplies to Central Texas cancer patients. 6 p.m. 10006 Manchaca Road. indianrolleraustin.com. — P.B.

Saturday: An Homage to Rumi with Atash at Austin World Music. Austin’s premier world music ensemble celebrates the life of 13th Century Sufi poet and mystic Jalal al-Din Rumi, whose simple but profound words resonate with readers centuries after his death. The evening will include poetry, music and dance performances. $15-$20. 8 p.m. 515 E. Sixth St. See event Facebook page for more details. — D.S.S.

Wednesday: Lavelle White’s 90th birthday at C-Boy’s. The singer known fondly to her followers as simply “Miss Lavelle” plays most Sundays at Antone’s, but this July 3 gig at C-Boy’s is special. That’s the day the classic blues singer completes her 90th trip around the sun. She’ll be cruising toward the century mark from here on out, no doubt with many fans and friends in Austin’s music community on hand to help celebrate the occasion. $10. 9:30 p.m. 2008 S. Congress Ave. cboys.com. — P.B.

Monday: Orquesta Akokán at Antone’s. The powerhouse big band from Havana features a multi-generational cast of top Cuban musicians playing modern mambos with throwback vibes that recall the island’s pre-revolutionary era. The band dropped their self-titled debut on Daptones Records last year, and the release earned the group a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Tropical Album. Austin-based Latin groove specialist Chido Machine opens. $20-$25. 8 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com — D.S.S.

Tuesday: Pan Am Hillside Concert Series at Pan Am Park. The longest-running outdoor concert series in the city celebrated 60 years of free, family-friendly events in 2018. The series returns to the park’s hillside amphitheater this summer for four Tuesdays in July. As always, the concerts present a roster of artists who represent the traditional sounds of the East Austin neighborhood. The kickoff event features Tejano vocalist David Marez, lead singer of early Chicano soul outfit the Royal Jesters. Marez’ Tejano classics include “Yo Soy Chicano,” “Entre Mas Lejos Me Vaya” and “Fijate.” Concert-goers are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs and canned beverages, but leave the radios and glass containers at home. Free. 7 p.m. 2100 E. Third St. See the event’s Facebook page for more details. — D.S.S.

Thursday: Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic at Circuit of the Americas. Willie's legendary Independence Day party has moved around a lot since it began in the 1970s, but the current five-year run out at Austin's Formula One racetrack facility is one of its longest stretches in the same place. If it keeps the picnic in the Austin area, we're cool with that. Guest performers this year are Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Luke Combs, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Hayes Carll, Steve Earle & the Dukes, Colter Wall, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billy Joe Shaver, Gene Watson, Johnny Bush, Folk Uke, the Raelyn Nelson Band and the Casey Kristofferson Band. $45-$99.50. 11:30 a.m. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. austin360amphitheater.com. — P.B.

ALSO PLAYING

Friday

American Football at Mohawk outdoor

BoDeans at One World Theatre

Eminence Ensemble, Trouble in the Streets at Empire Control Room

Big Cedar Fever, Jacob Jaeger at Cactus Cafe

OK Mayday at Stubb’s indoor

Sincere Engineer, Heart Attack Man at Mohawk indoor

Why Bonnie, Christelle Bofale, AMA, Luvweb at Hotel Vegas

Flower Graves album release, Cosmic Chaos, Sun Machine, Blushing at Barracuda

Hector Ward & the Big Time, Extreme Heat at One-2-One Bar

Eminence Ensemble, Trouble in the Streets at Empire Garage

Atash, Seu Jacinto, Atlas Maior at Sahara Lounge

Jake Penrod, Roger Wallace, Golden Roses at White Horse

Wagoneers at Broken Spoke

Rosie Flores, Blues Specialists at Continental Club

Lost Counts, Emily Gimble at Continental Gallery

Lowin, Yukon Gold, Star Parks, Zettajoule at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Strahan & the Good Neighbors, Them Duquaines, Denny Freeman at Saxon Pub

Adrian Ruiz Quintet, Sharon Bourbonnais at Elephant Room

Claire Holley, Nathan Hamilton at Townsend

Ryan Quiet, Altamesa at Stay Gold

Curse Mackey, Mr. Kitty, Knifight at Swan Dive

Hilary York at ABGB

KP & the Boom Boom at Geraldine’s

Saturday

Killer Queen at ACL Live

Blasters, Wayne Hancock, Clownvis at Parish

Ike Stubblefield Trio with Bernard Purdie & Grant Green Jr. at Antone’s

Danny Barnes at Cactus Cafe

Band of Heathens acoustic, Johnny Nicholas at Saxon Pub

Ocean Alley, Ruby Waters at Stubb’s indoor

Bad Lovers, Croy & the Boys, Crypt Trip, DJs Julian & Hannah at Hotel Vegas

Go Fever, Magic Rockers of Texas at ABGB

Hermits, Queue Queue, more at Mohawk indoor

Chris Travis with Tripnotix, LEPHT, Ram at Empire Control Room

Gothic Prom with DJ Crescendoll, DJ Neph at Elysium

US Weekly, Dry Guy, Dregs at Barracuda

Dale Watson at Broken Spoke

Roxy Roca, Lou Ann Barton at C-Boy’s

Groove Temple at Native Hostel

Canvas People, Midcentury at Stay Gold

Pong, Magnificao at Continental Club

Lost Counts, Beaver Nelson at Continental Gallery

Billy Harvey at Cosmic

Donovan Keith at Geraldine’s

Henri Herbert at Sam’s Town Point

Sunday

Jon Bellion at H-E-B Center

Flor de Toloache at Stubb’s indoor

Resentments, Irish Invasion with Andrea Magee & Pat Byrne at Saxon Pub

Disowned record release at Hotel Vegas

Little Mazarn, Teddy Glass, Red Steppes, Kellen at Cheer Up Charlie’s

Miro, Dr. Scientist, Foxtales at Mohawk indoor

SprATX Summer Bash with Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad, Being Dead, more at Lustre Pearl East

Peligrosa Poolside Sessions at Line Hotel

Austin Symphony Orchestra Concerts in the Park at Long Center

Lisa Morales, Jessee Lane Lee at One-2-One Bar

Erik Hokkanen at Radio

Kenny Williams at Geraldine’s

Kevin Lovejoy Trio at Elephant Room

Soul of a Musician series with Billy Harvey at Threadgill’s

Purgatory Players at El Mercado Backstage

Monday

Harriet Brown, Drint, Torre Blake at Empire Control Room

Orquesta Akokan, Chido Machine at Antone’s

Dale Watson, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Church on Monday Band at Continental Gallery

Lonelyland, Hoody & the Wolves at Saxon Pub

Steel Monday with Marty Muse at Sam’s Town Point

Michael Mordecai’s Jazz Jam at Elephant Room

Open mic with Kacy Crowley at Cactus Cafe

Tuesday

Coheed & Cambria, Mastodon at Austin360 Amphitheater

Hillside Concert Series with David Marez, Aaron Navarro, more at Pan Am Park

Ephraim Owens, James McMurtry at Continental Gallery

Mike Stinson, Whitney Rose at Continental Club

Durawa, Saxtravaganza 4 at El Mercado Backstage

Warren Hood at Cosmic

Floyd Domino’s All-Stars at Sam’s Town Point

Lindsay Beaver, Antone’s Big Trio, Ruins at Antone’s

Jon Blondell Quintet, Sarah Sharp at Elephant Room

Watters, Tex-Zep at Saxon Pub

SIMS Foundation benefit with Jake Andrews, Jelly Ellington, Paul Val & Dos Vatos at One-2-One Bar

Wednesday

Charly Bliss, Emily Reo at Stubb’s indoor

Fletcher C. Johnson, Chief White Lightning, Loteria, Plastique at Hotel Vegas

Federico7, Micah Shalom and the Babylonians at Mohawk indoor

James McMurtry at Continental Club

Brannen & Red, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet with Rosie Flores at Continental Gallery

Peterson Brothers, Zach Person at Antone’s

Dale Watson at Gruene Hall

Warren Hood at ABGB

La Mona Loca, Giulia Millanta at One-2-One Bar

Soulphonics, Peter Keane Trio at Carousel Lounge

Texas Radio Live with Powell Brothers, Huerta Culture at Guero’s

John Inmon at El Mercado Backstage

Thursday

Charley Crockett, Vincent Neil Emerson at Scoot Inn

Yeasayer, Steady Holiday at Mohawk outdoor

Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers, Sea Monks at C-Boy’s

James Robinson, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery

Barfield, Casper Rawls at Continental Club

Lee Ann Atherton at Saxon Pub

Fireball Quintet, Jessica Mortensen at Elephant Room

Crescent Soul Revue, Guitar Grady at Sam’s Town Point