Pass the baton
TANGLEWOOD Lorin Maazel (pictured) returns Friday to lead a Mozart and Ravel program, with baritone Gerald Finley as vocal soloist. Saturday, it’s Christoph von Dohnanyi on the podium leading Schumann’s Fourth Symphony and Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto, with Yefim Bronfman as soloist. Then Sunday afternoon brings the premiere of Michael Gandolfi’s work “Night Train to Perugia” alongside music by Berlioz and Saint-Saens, with piano soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Lenox. 617-266-1200, www.tanglewood.org Jeremy Eichler
Pop & Rock
MOUFY From Roxbury, this young rapper surfaced last year with “Boston Lights,” a buzzed-about mixtape that saluted his hometown. With a growing fan base he has strategically cultivated online, Moufy has been on the rise ever since. Aug. 4, 8 p.m. Tickets: $15. Paradise Rock Club. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Boston is a strong market for these legendary Southern blues rockers, who routinely set up shop for a few nights around here. Leader Gregg Allman, too, has kept busy lately in support of a fine recent album, “Low Country Blues,” released on Burlington’s Rounder Records. Aug. 7-8, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $40-$100. Bank of America Pavilion. 800-745-3000, www.livenation.com
With a socially conscious message (“I Need a Dollar” is practically an anthem for these uncertain times), this contemporary soul singer has rightly been compared to singer-songwriters such as Bill Withers. With a new album in the works, Blacc is still touring behind 2010’s underrated “Good Things.” Aug. 8, 8 p.m. Tickets: $15. Paradise Rock Club. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster
Billed as a “musical memoir of the ’60s and beyond,” this intimate evening of stories and song will feature Asher waxing about his past as half of the British pop duo Peter & Gordon in addition to his work as an influential producer and artist manager. Aug. 8,
8 p.m. Tickets: $25. Johnny D’s.
Folk, World & Country
PALEFACE/ANNIE AND THE BEEKEEPERS/SPIRIT FAMILY REUNION A busy night at the Lizard with this varied Americana bill: Raucous old-time channelers-slash-recombinators Spirit Family Reunion are fresh off a weekend appearance at Newport, veteran anti-folk provocateur Paleface brings his duo of the same name, and sweet-voiced Annie Lynch returns to Boston with a newly reformed version of the Beekeepers.
Aug. 2, 9 p.m. Tickets: $10. Lizard Lounge. 800-838-3006, www.brown
JAYME STONE If you’d like to see someone explore and build on the banjo’s history as a world instrument, Canadian Stone would be a perfect, and fascinating, choice. Touching down in Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, Brazil, Italy, West Africa, Japan, as well as North America, and taking off from there, Stone's music has brought him widespread recognition as one of the most adventurous banjoists playing today. Aug. 3, 8 p.m. Tickets: $31-$52. Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport. 978-546-7391, www.rcmf.org
JUDY COLLINS One of the grand dames of ’60s folk music, Collins has always had an expansive musical vision, incorporating ample amounts of show tunes and classic pop into her repertoire. You can even hear her cover “Ghost Riders in the Sky” on her latest CD. Aug. 8,
7:30 p.m. Tickets: $55. The Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley. 877-536-7190, www.bullrunrestaurant.com
MILKDRIVE/THE HILLBENDERS Yet another young band from the fertile ground of Austin, Texas, that is making some noise, MilkDrive brings its jazz-grass string quartet sound to town on the heels of sophomore release “Waves.” Also appearing is another group that's been creating some buzz, genre-bending bluegrass/acoustic Missouri outfit the Hillbenders. Aug. 8, 8 p.m. Tickets: $12. Club Passim. 617-492-7679,
Jazz, Blues & Cabaret
LAURENCE HOBGOOD QUARTET The scintillating pianist, best known as longtime musical director for vocalist Kurt Elling, steps out with saxophonist Jimmy Greene, bassist Matthew Rybicki, and drummer Jared Schonig. Hosted by WGBH’s Eric Jackson. Aug. 2, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tickets: $20. Regattabar.
ONSET BLUES FESTIVAL This blues fest by the bay, in its 20th year, features Diane Blue, Jerry Portnoy, Ricky King Russell & the Cadillac Horns, Tons of Blues, Sean Chambers, Gil Correia Band, and Willie J. Laws. Aug. 4, noon-7 p.m. Tickets: $20. Lillian Gregerman Bandshell, Prospect Park, Onset Village. 508-295-7072, www.onsetbluesfestival.com
REBECCA PARRIS The Massachusetts-born and -bred jazz diva has never missed a season of Marblehead Summer Jazz and returns for her 28th appearance at this world-class concert series. This time, her standard piano/bass/drums trio will be augmented by harmonica virtuoso Mike Turk. Aug. 4,
8 p.m. Tickets: $26-$40. Unitarian-Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. 781-631-1528, www.marble
JAZZ AT THE FORT: “HIP-HOP 1942” This year’s edition of the annual free concert explores the jazz roots of hip-hop — epitomized by Dizzy Gillespie’s 1942 “A Night in Tunisia” being employed in 1989 as the major hook for Gang Starr’s “Words I Manifest.” An octet of jazz musicians and hip-hop artists composed of Berklee students, alumni, and faculty will perform pieces by Gillespie, Lucky Thompson, McCoy Tyner, Gang Starr, A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla, and more. Aug. 5, 5 p.m. Free. Highland Park, Fort Ave., Roxbury.
MONADNOCK MUSIC The estimable baritone Sanford Sylvan partners with fortepianist David Breitman for a Saturday performance of Schubert’s “Winterreise.” Peterborough Town House, New Hampshire. 800-868-9613, www.monadnockmusic.org
MARLBORO MUSIC In addition to the usual Saturday and Sunday concerts this weekend, Marlboro offers a Friday-night program with works by Loeffler, Janacek, and Lera Auerbach. Marlboro, Vt. 802-254-2394, www.marlboromusic.org
YELLOW BARN This intimate chamber music festival concludes its summer with an ambitious weekend slate of concerts, including works by Brett Dean, Shostakovich, Enescu, Korngold, Bartok, Schumann, and Mahler. Aug. 2-4. Putney, Vt. 802-387-6637, www.yellow