Terence Blanchard: The adventurous, Grammy-winning New Orleans jazz trumpeter may have explored funk, hip-hop, soul, fusion jazz and social commentary on last year’s “Breathless” album. But he’ll pursue a more traditional program in concert with the JazzMN Orchestra. There will be interpretations of works by John Coltrane and Los Angeles composer Chris Walden plus jazz-oriented movie themes from “Anatomy of a Murder” and “The Pawnbroker.” The evening will also include Twin Cities vocal luminary Connie Evingson’s tributes to Shirley Horn and Toots Thielemans. (7 p.m. Sat. Ordway Concert Hall, St. Paul, $42 — $52, ordway.org.)

 

Eric Burdon and John Mayall: These two respected names in British rock history aren’t sharing the same bill but they’re both at the same venue this weekend. Rock Hall of Famer Burdon, who’s still a fiery shouter, was the frontman of the Animals, the voice behind “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” “It’s My Life” and “Spill the Wine” (with War). Mayall, 82, was an influential bluesman, whose Bluesbreakers band helped launch Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, Jack Bruce, Mick Taylor and many others. Mayall’s signature, the harmonica-propelled “Room to Move,” could be one of many magic moments. (Burdon is 7 p.m. Sat. & Mon. Dakota, Mayall is 7 p.m. Sun. Dakota, all shows are sold out.)

 

Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammer: These high-energy, eager-to-please popsters make a good tandem. DeGraw, the “Not Over You” hitmaker, just dropped his sixth album, “Something Worth Saving,” this month. Grammer, the “Honey I’m Good” hitmaker, hasn’t released an album since 2014’s “Magazines or Novels.” (8 p.m. Fri. Mystic Lake, $59-$75.)

 

Rummage: It’s a new pop up event at the West End at the State Fair with vendors, fair-like food, craft beer (of course) and lots of local music. Friday features Nicholas David, Holidae and Rogue Valley. Saturday’s long lineup is Bato Bato, Javier & Innocent Sons, Good Night Gold Dust, Aby Wolf, Romantica, Solid Gold and Night Moves. Sunday starts with the family-friendly Bunny Clogs followed by Lars Carlson, the Federales and Crankshaft Trio. (Fri.-Sun. West End at State Fair, $10-$15, rummagemn.com.)

 

Thompson Square: The married couple behind the country hits “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” and “If I Didn’t Have You” delivered a baby boy, Rigney, in January. They’re still working on album No. 3. (7 p.m. Sat. Running Aces Casino & Racetrack, $35-$150, etix.com.)

 

Def Leppard and REO Speedwagon: After taking a good part of this year off from the road because singer Joe Elliott was having vocal problems, the Leps have returned to the arenas to promote last fall’s self-titled album and reprise “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Rock of Ages” and other ’80s faves. REO keeps on lovin’ its fans with longtime members Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty and Bruce Hall. Tesla opens. (7 p.m. Wed. Xcel Energy Center, $29.50-$109.50.)

 

Ben Folds: When last seen in the Twin Cities, the pop piano man was gigging with the Minnesota Orchestra. The man, who wrote and recorded a three-movement Concerto for Piano and Orchestra on last year’s “So There” album, will offer a more familiar solo piano format. (8:30 p.m. Sat. First Avenue, sold out.)

 

Kenny Barron Trio: The elegant jazz piano titan, who cut his teeth playing in Dizzy Gillespie’s group in the 1960s and composed the score for Spike Lee’s influential 1989 film “Do the Right Thing,” will be accompanied by bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and drummer Lee Pearson. (7 & 9 p.m. Wed. Dakota, $30-$40.)

 

Lissie: On her third album, this year’s “My Wild West,” the Illinois-reared powerhouse vocalist dialed it down for some melancholy, moody California singer-songwriter adult pop. She has since left the West Coast for a return to the Midwest in rural Iowa, which makes it convenient for this Twin Cities favorite to make her second appearance here in less than six months. (8 p.m. Wed. Cedar Cultural Center, sold out)

 

Shovels & Rope: This twangy husband-and-wife Americana duo put out a covers album last year (featuring tunes by Neil Young, Lou Reed, Guns ‘N Roses, the Kinks et al), and they’ll drop “Seeds,” a new album of originals, in a week. Expect a preview. (8 p.m. Wed. First Avenue, $22-$25.)

 

Marian Hill: This Philadelphia electro-pop twosome stands out in an indie-rock landscape littered with male/female duos not because of its curious name (taken from two characters in the musical “Music Man” — Marian Paroo and Harold Hill). But because the alluring Samantha Gongol has an assertive jazzy chanteuse vibe while Jeremy Lloyd helps craft a groove-loving sound with bebop, pop and hip-hop influences. (8 p.m. Thu., Oct. 6, First Avenue, $15.)

@JonBream