Prior Lake’s sixth country/rock festival rolls on with a little fresher lineup than usual. Dwight Yoakam, one of the more underappreciated veteran country studs, is riding high again on the strength of two top-notch albums, 2012’s “3 Pears” and this year’s “Second Hand Heart,” and being named the Americana Music Association’s artist of the year in 2013. Joining him for Friday’s country lineup are Rodney Atkins of “Take a Back Road” fame and local radio personality/country-rocker Chris Hawkey. Saturday’s rock program is headlined by Daughtry, the hard-rockers led by “American Idol” hero Chris Daughtry. Preceding them will be Night Ranger, known for “Sister Christian”; Lita Ford, remembered for “Close My Eyes Forever” (with Ozzy Osbourne) and the rebuilt L.A. Guns, with Phil Lewis on lead vocals. (6 p.m. Fri., 4:45 p.m. Sat., Lakefront Park, Prior Lake, $30, Jon Bream


Bon Iver will play its first gig in three years Saturday night to close Justin Vernon’s inaugural hometown Eaux Claires Music & Art Festival. But it’s not all about Vernon — the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter recruited some of rock’s best-loved names, including Friday headliners the National (whose guitarist/bassist Aaron Dessner served as co-curator) and Spoon. Friday’s lineup also includes Blind Boys of Alabama, Low, Boys Noize and Lizzo, while Saturday will bring Sufjan Stevens, Indigo Girls, Doomtree and Poliça. Read a story about the fest and follow our coverage through the weekend at (Noon Fri. to midnight Sat., Foster Farms, Eau Claire, $75 per day, $135 both. Tim Campbell


Asked to play 1994’s “Swamp Ophelia” album in full for the Eaux Claires fest Saturday, the Indigo Girls are swinging through their usual Twin Cities summer haunt a night earlier to tout their first album in four years, “One Lost Day.” The travelogue-like collection follows a break, during which both Emily Saliers and Amy Ray became mothers. Southern-flavored Georgia rocker Michelle Malone opens. Read an interview with Amy Ray at (7:30 p.m. Fri., Minnesota Zoo amphitheater, $54.) Chris Riemenschneider


A cool blend of its neighborhood’s diverse, artsy flavor and rootsy or punky, hidden-gem musicians from all over, the fifth annual Longfellow Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Festival is bringing in a trio of noteworthy acts from Mississippi to perform amid its three stages, including soulful Southern rocker Jimbo Mathus of Squirrel Nut Zippers notoriety, blues hero RL Burnside’s reputable grandson Kent Burnside and old-school practitioner Jimmy “Duck” Holmes. That’s in addition to Toronto’s smoking boy/girl blues-punk duo Catl, Indiana’s wild and gritty Left Lane Cruiser and Iowa’s down-homey duo Joe and Vicki Price. But the local talent alone — including Spider John Koerner, Charlie Parr, Willie Murphy, Fury Things, Eleganza!, Black Market Brass, the Fattenin’ Frogs, Poverty Hash — merits spending a day surrounded by the fest’s locally procured food and beer to benefit Patrick’s Cabaret’s community arts programs. (Noon-10 p.m. Sat., 3000 block of Minnehaha Av. S., Mpls., $20, RootsRock Riemenschneider


If you ever questioned Boz Scaggs’ credentials as a blue-eyed soul man, check out his last two albums — 2013’s “Memphis,” a tribute to that city’s soul sounds, and this year’s “A Fool To Care,” an inspired collection of obscure soul and blues gems interpreted with knowing instincts and help from guest vocalists Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams. (8 p.m. Sat., State Theatre, $56.50-$66.50.) Bream


They were part of the late Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble band. He played guitar with Bob Dylan for eight years. She sang backup for Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris and Peter Wolf. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, sort of the unofficial first couple of Americana music, have finally made their debut recording as a duo. “Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams” is a splendid, homespun treat featuring well-crafted Campbell originals and inventive treatments of tunes by the Grateful Dead, the Rev. Gary Davis and the Louvin Brothers. Minnesota bluesman Tom Feldmann opens. Highly recommended. (8 p.m. Sat., Cedar Cultural Center, $17-$20.) Bream


Last year, Greazy Meal reunited for part of the Cabooze’s 40th anniversary celebration. And that’s as it should be since Greazy was a Sunday-night mainstay at the West Bank institution in the mid-1990s playing funky, greasy Minneapolis-style R&B. The group features musicians who have worked with Prince, Jonny Lang, the Jonas Brothers and Ziggy Marley, among others. Julius Collins is the lead singer and the rest of the players are familiar faces to Twin Cities bargoers. (9:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Cabooze, $12-$15.) Bream

The Blind Boys of Alabama are down to one original touring member and long ago dropped the “Five” from their name because they became a vocal quartet. But the indelible passion and joy of their gospel roots still pours forth, even as they’ve broadened their song list to accommodate blues, folk and R&B tunes. And while former lightning rod Clarence Fountain is too ill to travel, relative young’un Paul Beasley can thrill you with his higher-pitched solos. (8 p.m. Sun., Dakota Jazz Club, $45-$50.) Britt Robson


Lydia Loveless is a precocious triple threat who doesn’t compromise either end of the singer-songwriter equation — her voice can melt your heart or ice your veins and her artfully constructed lyrics are raw, confessional and universal. But the more unique, third leg of the stool is her aesthetic, an organic blend of honky-tonk country and punk-rock bravado befitting a mid-20s chanteuse whose daddy booked a club in Ohio. (7:30 p.m. Sun., Turf Club, $15) Robson


Indie-rock fans who went to 2011’s Wild Flag show simply to catch two-thirds of Sleater-Kinney were pleasantly surprised by the group’s other co-leader, Mary Timony, who also led the underrated ’90s band Helium and now fronts Ex Hex. Her Washington, D.C.-based group’s snarling but catchy debut, “Rips,” just missed making the Top 10 in the Village Voice’s influential Pazz & Jop Poll for the best albums of 2014, and the band sounded even more fun live in concert with Speedy Ortiz at the Entry last October. Thrashy Cincinnati trio Tweens and local faves Pink Mink open for them this time. (9 p.m. Mon., Triple Rock, $13-$15.) Riemenschneider

After thrilling audiences at the Pantages Theatre three times, the mighty Mavericks, America’s best dance band, return outdoors. Remember how the reunited 1990s retro country group ignited crowds at the Minnesota State Fair in 2012? Raul Malo and his pals have more exceptional new tunes, including “Summertime” and “All Night Long” from this year’s super-satisfying “Mono,” their second comeback album. San Antonio’s the Last Bandoleros open. (7:30 p.m. Tue., Minnesota Zoo, $42-$58.50.) Bream


Ryn Weaver is a theatrical thrush who went viral last summer with the anthemic pop ditty “Octahate” and has since done a creative job of slinking through various pop styles and moods. She’ll showcase her first full-length disc, “The Fool,” with declamatory vocals that belt and quaver. The jury is still out on whether she’s a Lorde in waiting or a flash in the pan. (9 p.m. Tue., Triple Rock, $15.) Robson

Awolnation comes to Minneapolis on the final leg of its Run 2015 tour that took the electro-rock act throughout Europe and across the United States. The solo project of L.A. multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Aaron Bruno has consistently churned out hits — including “Sail” and “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)” — for Red Bull Records since its first EP “Back From Earth” dropped on iTunes in 2010. If you enjoy textured noise, repetitive lyrics and radio-ready production, Awolnation has your next jam at the ready. (6 p.m. Tue., Myth, $25-$30, all ages.) Erica Rivera


If it’s 95 degrees or more outside when Black Joe Lewis takes the zoo stage, then it will be the first time his hard-rocking Texas funk/blues/soul unit has played a Minnesota show when the temperature in the air matched the heat on stage. The Austin bandleader — who alternately evokes James Brown and John Lee Hooker in his music — is working on the follow-up to 2013’s Vagrant Records release “Electric Slave.” He has been coolly paired with rising Twin Cities R&B/neo-soul starlet Caroline Smith and her vibrant band. (7:30 p.m. Thu., Minnesota Zoo, $36.) Riemenschneider


Veruca Salt, the ’90s alt-rock band from Chicago that hit it big with its debut album “American Thighs,” is back with its original lineup including Nina Gordon (vocals, guitar), Louise Post (vocals, guitar), Jim Shapiro (drums), and Steve Lack (bass). The band’s past is a wildly successful yet painful one; Gordon abruptly left the group in 1998 and didn’t reconcile with Post until years later after the women had married and become mothers. Time seems to have healed all wounds — or at least rechanneled them into plenty of raw, raucous material for the band’s latest LP, “Ghost Notes.” (7:30 p.m. Thu., Cedar Cultural Center, $25-$28, all ages.) Rivera


It’s been 10 years since Clap Your Hands Say Yeah debuted with its self-released, eponymous LP. A rave review from Pitchfork followed, as did a live album recorded at Lollapalooza, living room shows, musical side projects and collaborations with the likes of Matt Berninger of The National. The five-man band from Brooklyn will play the yowly-vocaled, synth-heavy album that started it all in its entirety plus other catalog favorites. Teen Men, a group that synchronizes its music to interactive video, opens. (9 p.m. Thu., Triple Rock, $20, 18+.) Rivera



Post-bop composer and trumpeter John Raymond comes home to Minneapolis with a flourish, promoting his sterling new disc, “Foreign Territory,” with an ace quartet of New York-based cohorts. Both bassist Joe Martin and pianist Dan Tepfer have helmed magnificent records in their own right, and are equally comfortable in the mainstream or “outside.” Drummer Billy Hart is unable to complete the “Foreign Territory” ensemble, but his protégé, Jay Sawyer, will round out a band that deserves attention beyond the feel-good story of Raymond’s local roots. (7 p.m. Thu., Dakota, $25.) Robson



James Cotton is the archetypal blues titan. Born in Mississippi and renowned in Chicago. Protégé of harmonic alegend Sonny Boy Williamson II. Stellar sideman to kingpin bandleaders Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters. Then set out on his own semilegendary, Grammy-winning, Blues Hall of Fame path. Cotton turned 80 this month, and throat cancer has robbed him of any vocal prowess. But he’s still capable of driving his solid working band with an incendiary harp solo or two. (7 p.m. Wed., Dakota, $35-$42.) Robson



Most orchestral conductors are decent pianists, but few are good enough to perform concertos or chamber music as a soloist. Andrew Litton is, and the artistic director of the Minnesota Orchestra’s Sommerfest hooks up with players from the orchestra for Schubert’s burbling “Trout” Quintet and two relative rarities in an imaginatively varied program: Australian composer Brett Dean’s Night Window (a trio for clarinet, viola and piano) and Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6 for flute and bassoon. (7 p.m. Sun., Orchestra Hall, $12, 612-371-5656 or www. Terry Blain


Orchestras need conductors, right? For more than 40 years the New York-based Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has done without one, mapping out performances by a process of collective decisionmaking and winning a Grammy in the process. Orpheus brings its unique approach to music-making to the closing concert of this year’s Minnesota Beethoven Festival in Winona, where Beethoven’s own Seventh Symphony is the principal item. Haydn’s First Symphony and Wagner’s beguiling Siegfried Idyll are the other pieces, both ideal for the intimate collegiality of the Orpheus ethic. (7:30 p.m. Sun., Harriet Johnson Auditorium, Somsen Hall, Winona State University. $21-$25. 1-507-457-1715 or Blain