7:30 p.m. Friday, July 1, Tremont, 400 W. Tremont Ave. $7. 704-343-9494.
The West side and Plaza-Midwood crowds converge on Southend when Milestone regulars 25 Minutes to Go, the Emotron, and 2013 Wolves meet Mr. Invisible, Hungry Girl, Jason Michel and visual artists Kelly Keith, Andy Fenstermaker, Frank Balthazar, Matthew Stover, and Robert Childers.
8 p.m. Friday, July 1, Milestone, 3400 Tuckaseegee Rd. $6-$9. www.themilestoneclub.com
The Texas cowpunk combo, which takes its name from the doomed pro-wrestling family, filter country and gospel through speedy punk on its latest album, “Two Foot Stomp.”
8 p.m. Friday, July 1, Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. $22-$29/$100 VIP. www.etix.com
The long dormant British rock singer behind “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)” and “Naughty, Naughty” finishes up a run of area shows. Tickets include a copy of his new double album “Letter to America.”
7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2, Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $43.15-$69.40. www.ticketmaster.com
The British pop singer best known for his hit “Babylon” performs an intimate, acoustic-leaning set inspired by his early material and the folk-ier singer-songwriter sound of his latest album “Foundling.”
US National Whitewater Center 4th of July Festival
4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (july2,3,and4), US Whitewater Center, Free. www.usnwc.org
USNWC celebrates the fourth with a weekend of concerts including Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Riley Etheridge, Jr. and Do It to Julia Saturday, Langhorne Slim, Ovemountain Men, and Holy Ghost Tent Revival Sunday, and Anders Osborne with New Familiars and Sol Driven Train on Monday.
Zac Brown Band
7 p.m. Sunday, July 3, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $44-$62.85. www.livenation.com
One of country’s biggest recent success stories, the Georgia chef-turned-Grammy winner graduates to headlining even bigger outdoor stages with his mix of country, Southern rock, and feel-good roots music.
11th Annual Plaza-Midwood Pig Pickin’
4 p.m. Sunday, July 3, Sherwin Williams Parking Lot, 1218 Gordon St., Free. www.snugrock.com
Plaza-Midwood businesses carry on the tradition started by The Penguin with a block party that includes Belmont Playboys, Aqualads, Temperance League, Sea of Cortez and Modern Primitives. Alternative Champs and Poontanglers play the after party at Snug Harbor at 11 p.m.