Seether: Shaun Morgan and his grunge-channeling Tennessee metal band landed another big rock hit this year with “Let You Down,” from the new album “Poison the Parish,” 13 years after Amy Lee helped the band break big in “Broken.” Letters From the Fire, Big Story and 93X contest winners Sleep Signals open. (6 p.m. Fri., Myth, all ages, $27.)

Donna Grantis: In the club where 3rdEyeGirl made its debut with Prince, the 3rdEyeGirl guitarist debuts her new jazz-rock-funk instrumental band featuring fellow Twin Cities players — drummer J.T. Bates, keyboardist Bryan Nichols, bassist Cody McKinney and tabla player Suphala. (7 & 9:30 p.m. Fri, Dakota, $30-$55.)

Bruno Mars: Maybe the most complete rock star to come along since Prince, Mars has the flash, popularity and ­talent to fill stadiums, but he’s prudently sticking to the arena route on his 24K Magic Tour. It’s a better venue in which to appreciate the fancy dancing from this hardworking showman. He has been performing hits including “Uptown Funk” and “Grenade” as well as deep tracks such as “Chunky.” Opening is former Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello. (8 p.m. Sat. Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul. sold out)

HazelFest: Hazelden treatment center’s fifth annual celebration of sober living lost Lizzo as its headliner earlier this week, but the lineup still promises a fun blend of Minnesota talent. Jangly pop/rock wunderkinds Hippo Campus signed on last-minute and should fit the sunny vibes of the event well, joining soulful the joyously soulful Har Mar Superstar, Hazeldine success story Johnny Solomon’s harmonious band Communist Daughter and Alex Rossi. Kids activities, recovery speakers, yoga and more included. (11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., Hazelden campus in Center City, Minn., $15-$25, free under 12, HazeldenBettyFord.org.)

Bryan Ferry: In the 16 years since his last Twin Cities appearance, Ferry’s influence as the singer of British art-pop band Roxy Music has continued to grow, evident in current bands ranging from Arcade Fire to Ladytron. At 71, he has kept up a relatively steady tour schedule in recent years covering the wide range of his discography, from his moving 2014 solo LP “Avonmore” on back to many of the classics by his old band, including “Love Is the Drug,” “More Than This,” “Avalon” and “Virginia Plain.” Welsh singer/pianist Judith Owen opens. (8 p.m. Sat., Palace Theatre, 17 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, $57, eTix.com.)

Lowertown Guitar Festival: Now a reputable jazz picker, former New York Yankee Bernie Williams and his partner Gil Parris headline St. Paul’s fifth annual guitarathon, also featuring Milwaukee blues master Greg Koch, Doyle Dykes, Todd Clouser, Mimi Fox, Zacc Harris and more. (3-10 p.m. Sat., Mears Park, downtown St. Paul, free.)

Square Lake Festival: The music, film and bicycling hybrid event welcomes another coolly eclectic lineup. Futuristic groovers ZuluZuluu will perform a score to the silent film “La Voyage Dans La Lune” alongside another Roma di Luna reunion, Gramma’s Boyfriend, Black Eyed Snakes, Tony Peachka, inMigration and Monica LaPlante — all highly entertaining live acts. (2 p.m. Sat., 13359 Partridge Rd. N., Stillwater, $15-$35, SquareLakeFestival.com.)

Ted Nugent: The Motor City rock veteran is still prone to run his motormouth at shows, but his guitar playing in “Free for All” and “Stranglehold” is still as loud as his support for Donald Trump. (8 p.m. Sat., Medina Entertainment Center, $45.)

Mondo Cozmo: Philadelphia singer/songwriter Josh Ostrander used to front Eastern Conference Champions and is now in rotation at 89.3 the Current with his new psychedelic folk-rock band’s sunny singalong single “Shine,” from the promising debut album “Plastic Soul.” (9 p.m. Sat., 7th Street Entry, $15.)

Shawn Mendes: Justin Bieber’s canceled U.S. Bank Stadium concert may have not been the hottest teeny-bopper pop show of summer anyway. His fellow Canadian heartthrob Mendes has been a viral sensation since he was 15, and three years later he has crossed over into a radio and TV star with such hits as “Mercy” and “Treat You Better,” from last year’s sophomore album, “Illuminate.” Adding extra scream value to his first arena headlining tour is the addition of “One Call Away” singer Charlie Puth as the opener, who’s dropping his second album in the fall and could very well be headlining arenas next summer. (7:30 p.m. Sun., Xcel Energy Center, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, $47.50-$67.50.)

Sylvan Esso: Former Wisconsinites who first met in Milwaukee, Sylvan Esso bandmates Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn have earned rave responses in repeat appearances at Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires festival. That buzz will now ripple one state over with two packed First Ave shows supporting their sophomore album, “What Now.” Their jagged, techno-pop is playful but also often beautiful, with Meath — also known from the folk trio Mountain Man — singing over the grooves with an earthy weight. (8 p.m. Sun. & Mon., First Avenue, sold out.)

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo: The wife-and-husband team gave classic-rock radio such hits as “Heartbreaker,” “Love Is a Battlefield” and “Hit Me with Your Best Shot.” Three decades later, she’s still got the powerful pipes and he has the hot licks. (7:30 p.m. Tue. Minnesota Zoo, $62-$74.50.)

Los Lonely Boys: The three Garza brothers from San Angelo, Texas, have mastered a mix of blues-rock chops and spirited showmanship that has made them regulars on the Minnesota Zoo schedule. Another party band with musical cred, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, opens. (7:30 p.m. Wed. Minnesota Zoo, $45-$57.50.)

Echo & the Bunnymen: The Liverpudlian ’80s band of “Lips Like Sugar” and “Bring on the Dancing Horses” fame has been mostly playing the same set of standards in recent years, but it’s a good set. (8 p.m. Wed., First Avenue, $35.)

Dave Koz: The smooth jazz sax man has become a Minnesota Zoo concert staple but he brings different special guests every time. He’s enlisted Minnesota’s own super bass player Larry Graham, the Sly Stone mainstay who moved here because of Prince and has stayed. Graham will up the ante — and funk — for sure. (7:30 p.m. Thu. Minnesota Zoo, $52-$64.50.)

Rodney Crowell: The one-time country star-turned-Americana hero has made a string of outstanding albums in this century. This year’s “Close Ties,” his ninth effort since 2001, is another triumph, with a wise man looking back on his wilder days, including “Nashville 1972” about his early years in Music City. (7 p.m. Thu.-next Fri. Dakota, $40-$50.)