André Cymone: After nobly honoring his childhood pal off and on for the past year and a half, Prince’s pre-Revolution bassist is returning home from Los Angeles to celebrate his masterful new album “1969.” The cockily rocking but topically rife collection blends the obvious Hendrix/Sly Stone influences with an Alabama Shakes-like modern blues/funk sound and deeper-meaning songs such as “Black Man in America” and the riots-inspired title track. Really an important but also fun record. Local space-funk hip-hop stars ZuluZuluu open. (9 p.m. Fri., Turf Club, 1601 University Av. W., St. Paul, $15, eTix.com.)

Billy Joel: The baseball-loving piano man checks another ballpark off his stadium bucket list. Which of his many hits from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s will be on your wish list? Gavin DeGraw, a modern piano man known for “She Sets the City on Fire,” opens. (8 p.m Fri. Target Field, $49.50-$149.50.)

Ryan Adams: The one-time bad boy of alt-country has been even-keel in all his recent concert stops and was even downright divine last summer at the Basilica, with a band . They’re playing lengthy sets with songs from throughout his career this time out, including many off the straight-ahead new album “Prisoner.” (8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., Palace Theatre, sold out.)

Palmfest 2017: A West Bank indoor/outdoor tradition continues with rag-tag punk, folk and twang sets including Kid Dakota, Kiss the Tiger, Eleganza, the Liquor Pigs on Friday and Spider John Koerner, Cornbread Harris, Valet, P•PL, Kind Country and more (5 p.m. Fri., Noon Sat., Palmer’s Bar, Mpls., $5.)

Goo Goo Dolls: Johnny Rzeznik and his Boston-based pop/rock trio are the latest Gen X-era rock act to make the northwestern suburbs’ cool and cozy outdoor venue with “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips. (6 p.m. Sat., Hilde Performance Center in Plymouth, $40, eTix.com.)

Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet Boys: Will this crossover marketing scheme work? Pairing a hot country duo with a once-huge boy band? Well, hooking FGL up with once-hot rapper Nelly sent the duo’s hit “Cruise” to the top of the pop charts. So a mashup of FGL and BSB could work. For insurance, Nelly of “Hot in Herre” fame opens. (7:30 p.m. Sat. Target Field, $34-$354)

Summer of Love: It’s the 50th anniversary of the celebrated counter-culture uprising dubbed the Summer of Love. Wear bell bottoms, beads and a flower in your hair as an all-star crew of local musicians including Kevin Odegard, Stan Kipper and Barbara Meyer, revisit hits of that flower-power era. (6:30 p.m. Sat. Wolfe Amphitheater, St. Louis Park, free)

Wiz Khalifa: The Pittsburgh rapper endeared himself to Twin Cities audiences forever simply by making it to his headlining slot at Soundset in 2014, despite being in a West Texas jail on marijuana charges the morning of the show. His set that day was surprisingly spirited and tight, too. The “Black & Yellow” hitmaker is heading up the Big Fancy Go Show, a new downtown block party from fast-rising hip-hop station Go 95.3. Also on the bill are Def Jam-affiliated California star Vince Staples and local risers Finding Novyon, Mac Irv and Bobby Raps, the latter of whom just issued his debut album for Republic Records, “Mark,” after coming to prominence with the Stand4rd. (3 p.m. Sun., 1st Av. N. & 4th St. N., Mpls., all ages, $46-$95, Ticketfly.com.)

Appetite for Zaccardi: Ahead of the Guns N’ Roses show that night, ubiquitous Twin Cities bassist Tony Zaccardi (Romantica, Eleganza) is playing one last show by his GNR tribute band before handing the reigns back to Axl and Co. (3 p.m. Sun., Fulton Tap Room, free.)

Steve Earle: For the first time in ages, the maverick singer-songwriter has put the twang in his music, on this year’s “So You Wanna Be an Outlaw.” But Earle being Earle, there’s plenty of swagger. In this era of Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson, this is a welcome sound from the guy who gave us the great alt-twang “Guitar Town” in 1986. The Mastersons and the Cactus Blossoms open. (7 p.m. Sun. Minnesota Zoo, $45 & $57.50.)

Ron Gallo: The spazzy but clever Philadelphia fuzz-punker put on a highly entertaining set opening for Hurray for the Riff Raff this spring and is back promoting his New West debut, “Heavy Meta,” with L.A. oddballs Slothrust. (7 p.m. Wed. Turf Club, $16, turfclub.net)

Gary Clark Jr.: Texas’ greatest guitar hero since Stevie Ray Vaughan has yet to make a killer album but has been bowling over audiences in person going back to his breakout performances at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads festivals. That’s his hard-pounding version of the Beatles’ “Come Together” fueling the viral trailer for the “Justice League” movie. This will be his first time to stretch out over two nights in town as he graduates from packing First Ave his last couple times in town. Younger Austin blues-rocker Jackie Venson opens. (8 p.m. Thu. & next Fri., Palace Theatre, $45, eTix.com.)