5 Concerts to Check Out this Week (October 4-10)

Niki D'AndreaOctober 4, 2021
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Fairy Bones | Photo by Jim Hesterman

Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. The fall concert season rolls out this week with a reunion show of local rock favorites, country music stars, a progressive classical clan and a Texas rock trio now touring as a duo.

Emmylou Harris
Thursday, October 7 at Mesa Arts Center
Singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris has won 14 Grammy Awards over the course of her career, which includes an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 7 at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com. Tickets cost $38-$128.

Midland
Thursday, October 7 at Arizona Federal Theatre
Country trio Midland brings its big Texas sound to the Valley, including the hit single “Drinkin’ Problem.” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 7 at Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, arizonafederaltheatre.com. Tickets cost $39-$157.50.

Black Carl, Fairy Bones and Wyves
Saturday, October 9 at Crescent Ballroom
Female-fronted Valley favorites Black Carl and Fairy Bones both reunite for this night of soulful rock, with support from Wyves, 7 p.m. Saturday, October 9 at Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, crescentphx.com. Tickets cost $19 plus fees.

The Quebe Sisters
Sunday, October 10 at Musical Instrument Museum
Dallas-based Western swing band The Quebe Sisters play progressive tunes borne on archtop guitar, fiddle and upright bass. 7 p.m. Sunday, October 10 at Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org. Tickets cost $38.50-$49.50.

ZZ Top
Sunday, October 10 at The Pool at Talking Stick Resort
Without late vocalist Dusty Hill, the two surviving original members of ZZ Top bring the spirit of Texas guitar rock to Scottsdale. 8 p.m. Sunday, October 10 at The Pool at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com. Tickets cost $35-$250.

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