This is our pick of the best of the burbs.
Rockport: KBMG is a thought-provoking folk rock band whose members have performed with big names in rock, folk, and country music, including Paul McCartney, Simon and Garfunkel, George Harrison, Roseanne Cash, Billy Joel, Elton John, and Jethro Tull. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Old Sloop Coffeehouse, First Congregational Church. $12, $10 advance, $7 seniors, $5 under 18, $24 family. 978-546-3551, www.oldsloopcoffeehouse.org
Salisbury: Legendary blues guitarist Ronnie Earl didn’t pick up his first guitar until he was 20, beginning a journey that led him to work with some of the most respected blues musicians in the world. Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters perform Friday, 8 p.m. Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Ocean Front North. $25. 978-462-5888.
Stoneham: A Wild Affair is a 21+ “tasting” event that will feature stations hosted by local restaurants and caterers as well as live entertainment, a silent auction, and an opportunity to stroll among the animals. Saturday, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St. $60, $50 advance. 781-438-5100, www.zoonewengland.org/awildaffair
Swampscott: Swampscott Harbor Festival features the Rotary’s Duct Tape Regatta at 11 a.m. and Swampscott Yacht Club Blessing of the Fleet at 2 p.m. Swampscott Public Library will again have a local teen band concert, featuring 10 bands. Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Swampscott Yacht Club, 425 Humphrey St. Free admission. 781-598-9273, www.noblenet.org/swampscott