FRIDAY, SEPT. 4
ACOUSTIC FRIDAYS WITH MARTY Q. 6 to 9 p.m. The Oaks Patio at DoubleTree Bristol, 42 Century Dr., Bristol.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 5
5 SECONDS OF SUMMER. Xfinity Theater, Savitt Way, Hartford.
SEPT. 5, 6
8TH ANNUAL BLUES VIEWS AND BBQ FEST. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m to 9 p.m. Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Joe Louis Walker, Anders Osborne, Matt Schofield, Dumpstaphunk, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Honey Island Swamp Band, Sugar Blue, Billy Luso and Restless Natives, Alexis P. Suter, Relative Souls, Mark Naftalin, School of Rock, Dan Stevens, Randy Brody’s Drum Circle, Jake Kulak and the Lowdown, Jim Malone and the Piney Hearts, Boogie Boys and the Funky Dawgz Brass Band. Plenty of food, chef demos, contests, amusements. Levitt Pavilion for Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Dr., Westport. Saturday, $45. Sunday, $30. Two day, $70. Kids 12 and under free with paid adults. BluesViewsBBQ.com. Rain or shine.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 10
MELANIE MARTINEZ. College Street Music Hall, New Haven.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 11
SPIRIT SHAKER. 9:30 p.m., Hungry Tiger, Manchester.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 25
SPIRIT SHAKER. Red Zone, Plainville.