You can open the weekend with a little class, if you head up to see the Cleveland Orchestra with Jahja Ling, conductor, and Alisa Weilerstein, cello, at 8:30 p.m. at Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. Ticketmaster.
Or you can go for a little crash instead as Mark Farner with Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels and more, open at 7 p.m. at B & amp;B Backstage. Admissions start at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show, just in case you want to get properly prepared. It's at 1247 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman. (330) 758-1557.
"One Man Star Wars Trilogy" starring Charlie Ross is at 7:30 p.m. at Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, Cleveland. (800) 766-6048 or www.playhousesquare.com.
Blues guitarist/vocalist (yes, he's better known for his instrumental chops) Tab Benoit and Tad Robinson will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Wilbert's, 812 Huron Road East, Cleveland. (216) 902-4663 or www.wilbertsmusic.com.
It must be a night for tributes.
Wish You Were Here (a tribute to Pink Floyd) takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. in Scene Pavilion, 2014 Sycamore St., Cleveland Flats. Ticketmaster or www.hob.com.
And Tequila Sunrise (a tribute to Eagles) plays at 7:30 in House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Ticketmaster or www.hob.com.
Oh, yeah. Charlie Ross' "One Man Star Wars Trilogy" continues at Hanna Theater. That's a tribute, too.
But the Allman Brothers Band doesn't need a tribute. They're still doing it up on tour, featuring Moe, at 6:30 p.m. at Post-Gazette Pavilion, Routes 18 and 22, Burgettstown, Pa. Ticketmaster.
For something a little different, head out to the Farmer's Market Grand Opening, 10:30 a.m., for a performance by Brady's Leap at the corner of Elm & amp; Illinois, Youngstown.
Christine Laven has two performances, at 7 and 9 p.m., at Nighttown, 12387 Cedar Road. Cleveland Heights. (216) 795-0550 or www.nighttowncleveland.com.
Easyriders Rodeo Tour goes on all day at the Butler County Fairgrounds, Prospect, Pa. (800) 962-9857 or www.easyridersevents.com.
Guitar virtuoso Adrian Belew plays at 7:30 p.m. at House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. Ticketmaster or www.hob.com.
For a little do-it-yourself entertainment, check out U.S.A. Dance, 5:30-9 p.m. at Saints Peter & amp; Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Center, 1025 North Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown.
Monday: Outdoor shows are cool this summer. Rocky Chirchiglia Combo plays at 7 p.m. at Poland Village Gazebo, State Rte 170, Poland.
And Herb Seelbach and the Dixieland Band performs at 7 p.m. at Concerts on the Green, Canfield.
Dinosaur, Jr. will rock at 7:30 p.m. at House of Blues, 308 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. www.dinosaurjr.com or www.hob.com.
Shelby Lynne, (right) one of country music's great voices, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland. www.hob.com. Lynne is equally at home with country, rock, big band or swing.
If you're waxing nostalgic, Earth, Wind and Fire and Chicago play at 7 p.m. at Tower City Amphitheater, Cleveland. Ticketmaster.
Or for the blues lovers, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers take to the stage at 8:30 p.m. at Wilbert's, 812 Huron Road East, Cleveland. (216) 902-4663 or www.wilbertsmusic.com.
On July 21, Vans Warped Tour kicks off at noon at Tower City Amphitheater, Cleveland. Ticketmaster.
Two nights later, Donnie Iris and the Cruisers, along with The B. E. Taylor Band, plays B & amp;B Backstage, 1247 Boardman-Poland Rd., Youngstown. (330) 758-1557.
And on July 24, one of rock's premier songwriters teams up with one of country's most amazing song interpreters for what should be a truly memorable show. Elvis Costello and the Imposters featuring Emmylou Harris takes to the stage at 7 p.m. at Chevy Amphitheatre, Station Square, Pittsburgh. www.chevroletamphitheatre.com.