Weekend Guide: September 16 – 18

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Still looking to fill in your calendar for this weekend? Well, you’ve worked too hard not to enjoy you free time so here are some ideas – music and non-music related – on how to spend your weekend.

Our Best Picks

We The Kings at Patriot Place on Friday: Low on cash? Then make your way to Foxboro and check out We the Kings as they rock the plaza for free!

Mix 104.1’s MixFest at the Hatch Shell on Saturday: Speaking of free music, you beat a free show at the Hatch Shell, especially with a lineup of Lifehouse, Sara Bareilles, Javier Colon, Michelle Branch, and New England’s own Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.

Augustana & Brett Dennen at Stoneham Town Day on Saturday: And there’s even more great free music happening in Stoneham courtesy of WXRV 92.5 The River  and Salem Five Bank. Pop rockers Augustana and Brett Dennen will rock the Stoneham Town Common with Boston standouts Kingsley Flood.

New England Pop Music Festival at the Rosebud Diner on Friday & Saturday: The 3-night festival kicked off last night and will continue over the next two nights with some of New England’s best for just $10. Get more details here.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Widespread Panic at the Orpheum Theatre: Jammin’ southern style with Georgia’s Widespread Panic, who are celebrating their 25th aniverisary together, and Louisiana’s Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Tickets are available for $35 and $40.

Pepper at the House of Blues: You may have caught them headlining the Warped Tour this summer but here’s your chance to catch a full show for $22 or $32.

Toro Y Moi at the Paradise Rock Club: Toro Y Moi released an EP this year titled Freaking Out and you’ll freak out knowing they’re playing with Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Ava Luna for $17.

Roy Sludge at TT the Bear’s Place: Looking for a little classic country? Check out Boston’s own Roy Sludge, who celebrate the release of his brand new album Too Drunk to Truck. Also on the bill are Movers & Shakers, Tony The Bookie and The Unholy Three. Tickets are $10.

Dropkick Murphys’  Shamrock-N-Roll Festival at the Whiskey Republic: If you missed the hometown favorites at Fenway Park last week, you got another chance in Providence this weekend so head down 95S for the Shamrock N’ Roll festival. Also performing at the 21+ plus show will be Street Dogs, Stiff Little Fingers, Chuck Ragan, The Mahones and The Parkington Sisters.

Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: Only part of a tuna sandwich but we know Jorma’s show will be filling enough. Tickets are available for $25 and $32.50.

Bruce Cockburn at the Narrows Center for the Arts: If you’re looking for some folk, jazz, or rock you only need to look one place. Tickets are $45.

Saturday

Roger Daltrey at the Agganis Arena: The Who’s legendary singer will be performing their classic album Tommy in its entirety. Tickets range in price from $40.50 to $126.

Toby Keith at the Comcast Center: The country superstar makes his way to Mansfield for his annual September show. Its always a good time so why not join the fun for $20 to $81.50. Eric Church will open the show.

Kid Cudi at the DCU Center: The Cleveland rapper had to reschedule this show from earlier this summer. See if the show was worth the wait for $29.50 to $49.50. Chip Tha Ripper will open the show.

Mighty Mystic at the Paradise Rock Club: Mighty Mystic lead a mighty lineup that includes Doctor Doom Orchestra, Soul Rebel Project and Dubbest for $15.

Matt Pond PA & Rocky Votolato at the Brighton Music Hall: Head over to Allston and check out these two veteran singer-songwriters team up for a co-headliner. Tickets are $15.

Seven Nations at the Irish Cultural Center: These Florida-based Celtic rockers are known for the energetic live shows. Find out why for $15.

The Fabulous Thunderbirds at Indian Ranch: Blues fans flock to Webster and get your fix for $22.50 to $27.50. Or of you have a classic car, drive it to the afternoon  show and get in for free! Opening the show will be local standouts  Delta Generators.

Kenny Rogers at the North Shore Music Theatre: Never a gamble to put your money down on this legend. Catch him in Beverly for $44 to $54.

Bret Michaels at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: What’s your Poison? Bret Michaels of course. Get your rock of love for $39.

Sunday  

Lonestar at Indian Ranch: The country favorites continue to tour in support of their latest release, 2010’s Party Heard Around the World. Party with them along Webster Lake for $30 to $42.50. Opening the show will be hometown favorite and rising country artist Ayla Brown.

“Ten Out of Tenn” at the Brighton Music Hall: Ten singer-songwriters from the great state of Tennessee make their way to Massachusetts. For just $102, take in the music of Trent Dabbs, Gabe Dixon, Andrew Belle, K.S. Rhoads, Katie Herzig, Matthew Perryman Jones, Tyler James, Amy Stroup, Butterfly Boucher and Jeremy Lister.

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