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Big Turn Music Festival: Minnesota favorites such as Dave Simonett, Caroline Smith, Jeremy Messersmith, Heiruspecs, the Twilight Hours and Jillian Rae take over 17 venues for two nights in downtown Red Wing. Full story at startribune.com/music. (6 p.m. Fri. & Sat., $25-$40, bigturnmusicfest.com.)

Commodores: Yes, Walter Orange was the co-lead singer. But Lionel Richie sang the mushy hits that made these Alabama college buddies famous in the 1970s and ’80s. Four decades later, Orange, the hit-making voice on “Brick House” and “Nightshift,” still leads the way, with panache befitting his surname. (8 p.m. Fri. Mystic Lake Showroom, $30-$50)

GlobalFest Tour: An offshoot of New York’s acclaimed world-music festival, this tour pairs together two of the more adventurous Latino groups from the fest’s past: Orkesta Mendoza, an innovative big band led by Calexico pianist Sergio Mendoza from Tucson, Ariz., which blends horn-driven mariachi music with lounge-y jazz and gritty rock sounds; and Las Cafeteras, a co-ed acoustic ensemble that’s like the Broken Social Scene of rootsy Los Angeles-based Mexican American musicians, who earned attention last year with their obviously provocative single “If I Was President.” (8 p.m. Sat., Cedar Cultural Center, $25-$30, thecedar.org.)

Hippo Campus: The young Twin Cities pop-rockers stop back home for their Palace debut amid a nonstop tour that has them filling up similar-sized venues around the country. (7 p.m. Sat., Palace Theatre, sold out.)

Valerie June: This Tennessean plays a mean and inventive guitar as she explores original tunes in folk, blues, bluegrass, gospel, soul, pop and Appalachian styles. She caught the attention last year of Bob Dylan, who gave her a shout-out upon the release of her second album, “The Order of Time,” which is more atmospheric than her arresting 2014 debut. (8 p.m. Sat. First Avenue, Mpls., $25, etix.com)

Vieux Farka Toure: Against the wishes of his legendary guitar-hero father Ali Farka Toure, Vieux followed his dad into music. He built his chops up to the point where he was joined by Dave Matthews, Derek Trucks and Ali Farka Toure in the recording studio. Now Vieux carries on the traditions of Malian blues guitar of his late father. (7 p.m. Sat. Dakota, $32-$38)

Mac Sabbath and Galactic Empire: The McDonald’s-character Black Sabbath tribute band returns with another costumed act that plays metallic versions of John Williams’ “Star Wars” music. As Vader might say: most impressive. (8 p.m. Sun., First Avenue, $15.)

Steven Page: A set by the former lead singer of Barenaked Ladies could be all over the place these days — from Leonard Cohen, David Bowie and Beatles covers to a BNL song. Rest assured that he will acknowledge his Canadian roots. (6 & 8 p.m. Sun. Dakota, $30-$45.)

Galactic & Lettuce: You don’t have to be into jam bands or bass solos to appreciate the innovative brands of funk offered by both of these veteran American bands. The New Orleans-reared Galactic crew has been carrying the torch for its city’s rich, Meters-led funk tradition for two decades now and always puts on an electrifying live show. Boston’s B3-organized groove-rockers Lettuce have a more psychedelic tone that’s all over their new Miles Davis-inspired album, “Witches Brew.” (8 p.m. Thu., Palace Theatre, 17 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, $32, eTix.com.)

Celebrating Bowie: Keyboardist Mike Garson, who played more than 1,000 concerts with David Bowie, leads this salute featuring other Bowie alums including guitarist Earl Slick and bassist Carmine Rojas. The featured singer is Gaby Moreno, who will give a new meaning to ch-ch-changes. (7:30 p.m. Wed. Pantages Theatre, Mpls, $53.50-$200)

Robert Plant: The golden god is obsessed with his current band, the Sensational Space Shifters, and their new album “Carry Fire.” It’s another disc of rewarding Americana that will be the focus of Plant’s current tour. But, yes, he will do some Led Zeppelin songs — just maybe not the ones on your request list. Seth Lakeman opens. (7:30 p.m. Thu. Orpheum, $75-$100.)