Sam Hunt and Maddie & Tae

7:30 p.m. • Mystic Lake Casino • tickets given away on BUZ’N 102.9

Sometimes the stars align for radio-sponsored talent parades. BUZ’N 102.9 FM has landed two of country’s hottest new stars: Sam Hunt, an ex-college footballer who reached No. 1 with “Leave the Night On” and Maddie & Tae, who came up with the brilliant “Girl in a Country Song,” which decried the lack of female artists on country radio and then climbed to No. 1 on the airplay chart. Rounding out the show billed as the BUZ’N Half DUZ’N are veterans Montgomery Gentry, locally loved Jon Pardi and Cole Swindell of “Chillin’ It” fame. Jon Bream


The No BS Brass! Band

7:30 p.m. • Cedar Cultural Center • $10-$12

The No BS Brass! Band carries a little cachet for Midwest music hipsters since trombonist/co-leader Reggie Pace also played in the Bon Iver band, but that’s only a footnote to their foot-stomping sound. The other leader of the Richmond, Va.-based ensemble, Lance Koehler, did time in New Orleans and adapted the traditional brass revelry with a rowdier rock flavor. They’re a nice little snag for the Cedar as a Fat Tuesday act. Chris Riemenschneider


Jack Brass Band

8 p.m. • Amsterdam Bar & Hall • $12-$15

Like the No BS! crew, the Twin Cities’ own Jack Brass Band long ago proved you don’t have to reside in the 504 to sound like you’re part of a krewe. The septet is also well-schooled in NOLA tradition but has fun spinning it forward, like the dizzying covers by Usher and R. Kelly offered on last year’s party album “For Your Body.” As usual, crawfish and Abita beer will be served for their annual Naughty Gras celebration. C.R.