Music & Nightlife

8 buzzworthy concerts coming to Charlotte in the next week

Neko Case will open for Ray Lamontagne at Charlotte Metro Credit Union on Tuesday night.
Neko Case will open for Ray Lamontagne at Charlotte Metro Credit Union on Tuesday night.

Stephen Marley

Friday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $26-$29. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

Bob Marley’s second-oldest son is a Grammy-winning producer, artist and musician who has been carrying on the family tradition since he was a child in the Melody Makers. He touches down in NoDa two days after wrapping the Strength to Strength Tour with Matisyahu.

Drake Bell

Friday 8 p.m. The Rabbit Hole, 1801 Commonwealth Ave. $20. https://drakebell.ticketleap.com/drake-bell-at-the-rabbit-hole.

The former “Drake & Josh” star is a long way from Nickelodeon. Now 31, Bell has spent the past decade doing voice, film and TV work (he played a murder victim in last year’s horror rock movie “American Satan”) while delving musically into more-mature fare like his a rockabilly album with Brian Setzer.

Queen City Jazz Fest

Saturday 6 p.m. Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $49-$74. www.livenation.com.

Smooth jazz and romantic soul take over the Music Factory as R&B and jazz vocalist Will Downing, guitarist Norman Brown, fusion act (and Brown’s fellow Weather Channel songsmiths) the Rippingtons, and married neo-soul duo Kindred the Family Soul take the stage at the annual uptown festival.

Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train

Monday 7 p.m. Spectrum Center, 333. E. Trade St. $30-$149.50. www.ticketmaster.com.

The veteran soul-pop duo may get lumped in with yacht rock on the ’70’s cover circuit, but somewhere between “Out of Touch” and “Live From Daryl’s House” it became so cool to embrace Hall & Oates’ hit-filled catalog that they graduated to arenas again. They share the bill with Train — no stranger to hits itself — and Kandace Springs.

Logic

Tuesday 7 p.m. PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd. $25-$69.50. www.livenation.com.

Three months after releasing the sequel to his 2016 mix tape, ”Bobby Tarantino” (which quickly landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200), rapper Logic embarks on the “Bobby Tarantino vs. Everybody Tour.” With NF, a rapper who’s managed to break on the mainstream and Christian charts, and Kyle, who released in debut album in May.

Ray Lamontagne

Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $39.50-$89.50. www.livenation.com.

Grammy-winning folk-rock singer-songwriter Lamontagne and his “special guest” — fiery Americana siren Neko Case — both have new albums out that brood and bubble with pastoral beauty and mid-tempo, bluesy Americana. Together they make for a night where concertgoers can appreciate the subtleties and nuance.

Marcia Ball

Tuesday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $22-$32. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

At age 69, the Louisiana blues and R&B pianist and vocalist celebrates her 50th year in music with “Shine Bright,” a beacon of positivity produced by Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin. She’s being inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame later this year, having appeared on the show’s first season in 1976.

American Aquarium

Thursday 8 p.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. $15-$18. www.visulite.com.

N.C.-based songwriter BJ Barham endured a lot of change leading into making his band’s latest album, “Things Change.” He released a fantastic solo acoustic record, lost his longtime bandmates (they quit) and assembled a new band, had a baby, and wrote some of the finest, most political but thoughtful songs of his career.

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