Stone Arch Festival: The most scenic block party in town also has one of the most eclectic music lineups again, starting with a Friday night riverside lineup at Water PowerPoint with Chris Koza’s gushing folk-rock ensemble Rogue Valley. Saturday’s multi-stage roster includes vintage picker Jack Klatt, Meters-like instrumental jammers Purple Funk Metropolis, Prairie Fire Lady Choir, Lena Elizabeth, the Von Tramps, Rich Mattson & the Northstars, Dan Israel and MN Sinfonia. Sunday features out-state rockers the Fontanelles and Ultrasounds, Kind Country, Nikki & the Ruemates and more. (6-10 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., St. Anthony Main riverfront, downtown Mpls., free, schedule at stonearchbridgefestival.com.)

Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers: Guitarist Walter Becker died last year, but his Rock Hall of Fame band, Steely Dan, has carried on. That would be lead singer/keyboardist Donald Fagen and a revolving cast of players, just as it was with Becker, too, doing “Hey Nineteen,” “Black Cow” and “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.” Opening will be another band of long-standing and changing personnel — the Doobie Brothers, still featuring Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons but not Michael McDonald, who also did a stint in Steely Dan. (7:30 p.m. Fri. Xcel Energy Center. $39.50 and up, ticketmaster.com)

Trombone Shorty: The New Orleans horn man’s 2017 album, “Parking Lot Symphony,” has an unquestioned 1970s soul vibe (think Earth, Wind & Fire) with a distinctive jazz touch. He opens and closes the album with funeral marches and covers a couple of hometown legends, the Meters and Allen Toussaint. Shorty’s first album on the Blue Note label, this new disc ensures some jazzy horn passages in concert; but fans know that this Minnesota Zoo favorite will bring the party funk, too, and salute James Brown and Prince. And it looks like we’ll make Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue feel at home with Louisiana-like humidity this weekend. Twin Cities jazzy funksters Pho open. (7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley, $49-$61.50, etix.com)

Yam Haus: These earnest young pop-rockers from Hudson, Wis., already won over a packed First Ave crowd opening for Bishop Briggs and are racking up impressive Spotify play numbers going into the release party for their debut album, “Stargazer.” Brooding but upbeat synth-pop tunes such as “Kingdom” and “West Coast” are part Ed Sheeran and Owl City, a mix that makes them one of the most commercially viable local bands of recent memory. (7:30 p.m. Fri., Amsterdam Bar & Hall, $10-$14, all ages.)

Beach Slang: Alex James of Philadelphia’s rowdy, Replacements-flavored roar-rock band is touring with his acoustic offshoot, dubbed “Quiet Slang,” which has been earning love from fans. (9 p.m. Fri., Turf Club, $15.)

Skating Polly: Oklahoma’s fun sibling punk trio continues to blast through ’90s grunge influences and recruited early booster Exene Cervenka to guest on its new album, “The Make It All Show.” Potty Mouth and Kiss the Tiger open. (8 p.m. Fri., Lee’s Liquor Lounge, $12.)

Wooldridge Brothers: Blending classic Springsteen influences with Brit-popsters like Crowded House, Scott and Brian Wooldridge have kept their band rolling despite living apart in Minneapolis and Milwaukee, respectively. They’re dropping their Kickstarter-funded sixth album, “Starts at Dusk,” with openers Lolo’s Ghost and White Sweater. (8 p.m. Fri., Eagle’s Club #34, Mpls., $10.)

Common Sound Festival: Crossing religious congregations and rock genres, neighboring Beth El Synagogue and Benilde-St. Margaret’s have paired up in the spirit of togetherness for this inaugural parking-lot party featuring ’90s pop-rockers the Gin Blossoms of “Hey, Jealousy” fame and Minnesota’s enduring Deadheady jammers the Big Wu. It’s a Jewish and Catholic party, so yes, adult beverages will be served. (4-9 pm. Sun., Beth El Synagogue, 5225 Barry Street West, St. Louis Park, $30, $150 VIP, CommonSoundFestival.com.)

Sonny Landreth: The Louisiana slide guitar hero has toured in bands fronted by Clifton Chenier, John Hiatt, John Mayall and Jimmy Buffett and performed at four of Eric Clapton’s five Guitar Crossroads Festivals. But Landreth sparkles with his own swampy Louisiana band, as witnessed on last year’s “Recorded Live in Lafayette,” laying on the secret sauce with his slide. (7 p.m. Sun. Dakota, $35-$45.)

Gomez: On hiatus for much of the 2010s, the artfully psychedelic but often infectiously poppy British rock band is back together to mark the 20th anniversary of its Mercury Prize-winning debut album, “Bring It On,” which still sounds as weird and intoxicating today as it did in 1998 and should shine bright at the zoo under the stars. (7:30 p.m. Sun., Minnesota Zoo amphitheater, $42-$55.)

Avery Sunshine: This Atlanta R&B singer lives up to her stage name on last year’s “Twenty Sixty Four.” Recently married to her guitarist/co-writer Dana Johnson, she’s giddily in love, hence the title tune about loving him until the year 2064. Whether operating in a soul, jazz or gospel style, her striking vocal instincts make a more lasting impression than her songs. (7 p.m. Mon. Dakota, $30-$35)

Jackson Browne: In 2015, Mr. Running on Empty showed up here with the versatile guitarist Larry Campbell, best known for his days with Bob Dylan. This time Browne’s band promises Shane Fontayne, a sideman with Bruce Springsteen in the ’90s and with Graham Nash at the Dakota this year, plus first-call pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz, who has toured with k.d. lang, Ray LaMontagne and Eric Clapton. Expect a long, generous set from the Rock Hall of Famer from South California. (7:30 p.m. Tue. State Theatre, Mpls., $63.50-$254, ticketmaster.com)

Poptone: British alt-rock vets Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins of Love & Rockets and Bauhaus notoriety are singing many of their old songs in this new band with Haskins’ daughter Diva on vocals. L.A. trio Automatic open with local Britrock lovers BNLX and DJ Jake Rudh. (8 p.m. Wed., First Avenue, $20-$25.)

Jill Scott: Philadelphia’s neo-soul/R&B maven has seemingly done it all over the past decade, from starring in film and TV projects such as “Why Did I Get Married?” and “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” to writing a best-selling memoir “The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours.” Three years since her last album, “Woman,” the three-time Grammy winner is thankfully back to singing this summer on her Live in the Moment Tour, and Minnesota gets the first date. (8 p.m. Thu., Mystic Lake Casino Showroom, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW, Prior Lake, $45-$70, Ticketmaster.com.)

Jeffrey Foucault: This Wisconsin-born, New England-based Americana ace has a journalist’s eye, a romantic’s heart and a poet’s way with words. A day before he drops his new album “Blood Brothers” (featuring a sweet duet with Tift Merritt called “Blown”), he returns to the Dakota. (7 p.m. Thu. Dakota, Mpls., $30-$35)