ZZ Top and John Fogerty: Their hits belong to decades long ago, but these two Rock Hall of Famers still have the voices, guitar chops and repertoires to deliver crowd-thrilling classic-rock on their Blues and Bayous Tour. ZZ Top mixes a little showmanship with their Texas blues and made-for-MTV rock, and Fogerty offers swampy Creedence classics and his baseball anthem “Centerfield” with his band — featuring his son Shane on guitar and mighty drummer Kenny Aronoff — cranked to 11. Don’t be surprised if ZZ’s Billy Gibbons jams with Fogerty. (7 p.m. Fri. Treasure Island Casino amphitheater, Red Wing, $30 and up, ticketmaster.com)

Chaka Khan: At the 2016 all-star Prince tribute at Xcel Energy Center, this veteran from Chicago was still convincing as a soul siren. She hasn’t done a proper Twin Cities concert since 2008. Back then, she was promoting “Funk This,” her last studio album. Produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, it led to Khan’s 10th Grammy. Her catalog includes tunes by Prince (“I Feel for You” and “Betcha”) as well as her classics “Tell Me Something Good” and “Sweet Thing” that influenced Prince. (7:30 p.m. Fri., Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley, $75-$103.50, etix.com)

New Standards Big Band: Ever wish you could see the expanded New Standards ensemble do something other than their annual Christmas show? Here’s the opportunity as Chan Poling, John Munson and Steve Roehm, the Twin Cities lounge-jazz aces, are joined by a string section, horns, backup singers, a guitarist and drummer for an eclectic evening featuring interpretations of Bacharach, Mancini and others. (8 p.m. Fri. Orchestra Hall, $40-$95)

Old Crow Medicine Show: If you think OCMS’ show at the Palace Theatre last year featuring their version of Bob Dylan’s “Blonde on Blonde” was an uptempo triumph, then check out their new album “Volunteer,” produced by Nashville hotshot Dave Cobb. They start in fourth gear and never down shift in spirit on this twangy Americana hoedown. St. Paul gets mentioned in the swampy “Child of the Mississippi,” a song certain to be on the set list in their return to the Saintly City. (8 p.m. Fri. Palace Theatre, $35-$40.)

Matthew Sweet: Omaha’s cult-loved power-pop vet remains a solid live act and has a catchy new album to tout, “Tomorrow’s Daughter.” (9 p.m. Fri., Turf Club, $30.)

Soul Rebels: One of New Orleans’ favorite, new funkified brass ensembles — “new” being relative in NOLA brass-band standards — is taking a break from its regular gigs at D.B.A. nightclub to hit Summerfest in Milwaukee and a few surrounding Midwest dates. (9 p.m. Fri., 7th Street Entry, $20.)

Claudia Schmidt and Dean Magraw: The wonderful singer-songwriter from Michigan and the superbly talented guitarist from the Twin Cities team up. It’s a rare collaboration between these two underappreciated veterans. (7:30 p.m. Fri. Gingko’s, St. Paul, $20)

Kesha: On her current tour, the pop star might come across as Ziggy Stardust one moment and Dolly Parton the next. That’s because Kesha is all for self-love and empowerment, embracing every cause from gay rights to the #MeToo movement and every style of music from dance-pop to country. In song and conversation, the big-voiced singer is a fighter, as evidenced on last year’s fierce, feisty and romantic “Rainbow,” one of 2017’s strongest and most eclectic pop albums. And, of course, she’s got plenty of pop hits, including “Tik Tok” and “We R Who We R,” from earlier in her career. (8 p.m. Sat. Mystic Lake Casino amphitheater, Prior Lake, $39, ticketmaster.com)

Spoon & Grizzly Bear: After each packed the Palace last year despite putting out albums that rank low in their discography, the two 89.3 the Current flagship bands are pairing up for a bigger outdoor affair that promises a lot of tight summer grooves and sunny hooks. L.A. synth-pop tunesmith Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith opens. (5 p.m. Sat., Surly Festival Field, sold out.)

Joshua Redman: The jazz sax star is coming with a combo he dubs Still Dreaming. That’s because they’ll interpret material from the Old and New Dreams ensemble from 1976-87 that featured Redman’s dad, tenor saxist Dewey, and other alums of Ornette Coleman’s group. Joshua will be joined by trumpeter Ron Miles, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Brian Blade. (7 & 9 p.m. Sat. Dakota, $35-$45)

Harry Styles: A full year has passed since the former One Direction announced his solo tour while his single, “Sign of the Times,” was being played everywhere you went. He hasn’t landed another megahit since then, but he has been earning largely favorable reviews with his rocky live show, which includes most of his self-titled album and just a few 1D tunes. Texas twanger Kacey Musgraves opens to tout her poppy new album, “Golden Hour.” (8 p.m. Sun., Xcel Energy Center, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, $47-$97, Ticketmaster.com.)

Psalm One: Despite a contentious split with her local label Rhymesayers for what she saw as a lack of support for female artists, this powerhouse Chicago rapper recently moved to Minneapolis and is throwing a birthday celebration with some of her new homies, including Metasota and the Lioness. (9 p.m. Sun., 7th Street Entry, $12.)

Black Violin: Having met as classmates at a performing arts high school in Fort Lauderdale, violinist Kev Marcus and violist Wil B. mix their classical training with elements of hip-hop, soul and jazz to create a genre-blending sound. On 2015’s “Stereotypes,” their third and most recent album, they were joined by singer Melanie Fiona, drummer Daru Jones and rapper Pharoahe Monch. In concert, Black Violin is accompanied by a drummer and a DJ. (7:30 p.m. Mon. Minnesota Zoo, $42-$54.50)

Thomasina Petrus: After mesmerizing audiences with her voice and dramatic skills in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” at the Jungle Theater, this Twin Cities singer takes her Billie Holiday songbook to an actual club — minus, presumably, the druggy monologue that made her so believable as this jazz icon. (7 p.m. Mon.-Tue. Dakota, $25-$30.)

Janelle Monae: Part funkstress, part fashionista and fully realized visionary, she is on tour celebrating her third album, “Dirty Computer,” one of the most arresting recordings of 2018. The deliciously sexy, soulful and empowering project with the singles “Pynk” and “Make Me Feel” will be the focus of her concert, though she offers tastes of her previous sci fi-obsessed albums “The Arch Android” and “The Electric Lady.” Expect an explosion of dance, funk and emotion at her first Twin Cities show without her pal Prince in the audience. (7:30 p.m. Tue. State Theatre, Mpls., $53.50-$93.50, ticketmaster.com)

Pitbull: If Gloria Estefan led the Miami Sound Machine, Pitbull heads up the unofficial Miami party machine. Is he a rapper? A hypeman? Oh, let’s just call him Mr. Worldwide as he pumps up the party with “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” “Timber” and “Give Me Everything.” (8 p.m. Tue. Mystic Lake amphitheater, $49)

Longshot & Lazerbeak: The best option for indoor fireworks on the 4th is the release party for the seasoned rapper’s new collaboration with the Doomtree production ace, “Parades,” offering a breathlessly paced blast of retro-soul grooves and hard-steaming lyrics. (10 p.m. Wed., 7th Street Entry, $10-$12.)