Concert Calendar for This Weekend: Jordin Sparks, Digital Summer, Nappy Roots, The Game, and More

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The Nappy Roots are scheduled to perform on Friday at Club Red in Tempe.

Now that the chill of winter is starting to subside (temps are supposed to get into the high 70s) you've got little excuse to stay cooped up inside your domicile this weekend.

Why not book it to the ongoing Renaissance Festival, or perhaps take a splendid moonlight hike? Better yet, spend your weekend checking out any of the numerous concerts and music scheduled to happen tonight through Sunday.

Practically every major music genre is represented: If you're down with the hip-hop scene, both Nappy Roots and The Game are going to be in the Valley. Wanna hear some classic rock? Check out Dokken at Club Red in Tempe and the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular at Dodge Theatre, both on Saturday. Feeling the blues? Not only is Bob Corritore will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of his KJZZ show Those Lowdown Blues on Friday night at the Rhythm Room, but the annual Blues Blast festival is taking place at Mesa Amphitheatre on Saturday. Plus, there's also Jordin Sparks, Sadisco, Digital Summer,  Joan Baez, and many more. Whew.

Here's the complete rundown of the all of this weekend's concerts and events.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19:

The Edge 103.9's Third Thursday
With Dear and the Headlights, Peachcake, & Kinch
[rock/indie]
7 p.m., free (visit www.theedge1039.com)
Craftsman Court, 4209 N. Craftsman Ct. (between 3rd Ave. & 5th Ave.), Scottsdale, 602-648-9800.

Alejandro Escovedo Duo
With Amy Cook
[rock/acoustic/Latin]
7:30 p.m., $22.50-$38.50 (visit www.mesaartscenter.com)
Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, 480-644-6500.

David Alan Grier
[comedy]
8 p.m., $25 (visit www.tempeimprov.com)
Tempe Improv Comedy Club, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877.

Caroline Markham
[Broadway/jazz]
7:30 p.m., $5-$28 (visit www.delewebbcenter.org)
Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, 928-684-6624.

Al Stewart
[folk rock]
7:30 p.m., $27-$30 (visit www.rhythmroom.com)
Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20:

DJ Bad Boy Bill
With Alex Peace, DJ Tranzit, & DJ MCB
[electro house/progressive house]
9 p.m., $10 (visit www.mystaz.com)
Myst, 7340 E. Shoeman Ln., Scottsdale, 480-970-5000.

James P. Connolly
[comedy]
8 & 10 p.m., $10-$12 (visit www.thecomedyspot.net)
The Comedy Spot, 7117 E. Third Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-4422.

Dear and the Headlights
[rock/indie]
5 & 6:30 p.m., free (visit www.myspace.com/dearandtheheadlights)
Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-252-8840.

David Alan Grier
[comedy]
8 & 10 p.m., $25 (visit www.tempeimprov.com)
Tempe Improv Comedy Club, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877.

Nappy Roots
With J-Beam, Knawledg, Novelty, Dan Smack, Queen Yonsada, & more
[hip-hop]
8:30 p.m., $15 (visit www.myspace.com/bluntclub)
Club Red, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-966-4733.

Rev Theory
With Vayden, SiOP, & The Veer Union
[hard rock/alt-metal]
7 p.m., $9.98 (visit www.luckymanonline.com)
The Clubhouse Music Venue, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 480-968-3238.

Marcus Roberts Trio
[jazz]
7:30 p.m., $40 (visit www.mesaartscenter.com)
Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, 480-644-6500.

The Mix It Up Variety Show
With Jordin Sparks, J. David Sloan, Christa Black and the Rhythm Riders, & more
[R&B/pop]
7 p.m., $60-$100 (visit www.mixitupaz.com)
El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St., Phoenix, 602-231-0300.

Those Lowdown Blues 25th Anniversary Party
With Big Pete Pearson, Chris James, Bob Corritore, Brian Fahey, Patrick Rynn, Henry Gray, Dave Riley, Chief Schabuttie Gilliame, & more
[blues]
8 p.m., $10 (visit www.rhythmroom.com)
Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

3 Redneck Tenors
[opera/country/comedy]
8 p.m., $26-$38 (visit www.chandlercenter.org)
Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 480-782-2680.

A Tribute to the Big Bands
With Fred Forney and the AZ Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
[swing/big band/jazz] 7:30 p.m., $5-$30. (visit www.azmusicfest.org)
Scottsdale First Assembly Dream Center, 28700 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, (480) 367-8182.

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21:

B Side Players
With Fayuca, & Another Day
[world/rock]
9 p.m., $8 (visit www.goatheadsaloon.com)
Goat Head Saloon, 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa, 480-464-8030.

Joan Baez
[folk]
8 p.m., $35-$45 (visit www.mesaartscenter.com)
Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, 480-644-6500.

Blues Blast '09
With Javina Magness, Omar and the Howlers, The Historical Blues Retrospective, Kathy Mabry, Kevin Casenhiser, Cedric Burnside and Lightnin' Malcolm, & more
[blues]
11 a.m., $20-$25 (visit www.ticketmaster.com)
Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St. (at University Dr.), Mesa, 480-644-2560.

Celtic Legends
[world]
7:30 p.m., $5-$40 (visit www.delewebbcenter.org)
Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, 928-684-6624.

James P. Connolly
[comedy]
8 & 10 p.m., $10-$12 (visit www.thecomedyspot.net)
The Comedy Spot, 7117 E. Third Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-4422.

Digital Summer
With Friday Night Gunfight, Asylum, GiantKiller, Inprana, Her Fatal Flaw, Roveen, & Savage View
[hard rock/punk]
6 p.m., $10-$15 (visit thevenue.homestead.com)
Venue of Scottsdale, 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale, 480-945-5150.

Dokken
With Cover Junkies, Dagger, Throttle, Impulsive Aggression, Sideways to Seven, & more
[hard rock/heavy metal]
8 p.m., $20-$30 (visit www.myspace.com/clubredlive)
Club Red, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-966-4733.

The Game
[hip-hop]
8:30 p.m., $15-$35 (visit www.celebritytheatre.com)
Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-267-1600.

David Alan Grier
[comedy]
8 & 10 p.m., $25 (visit www.tempeimprov.com)
Tempe Improv Comedy Club, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877.

The House of Requited Favors
With Scandalesque, Dolly's Dollhouse, Soleil Noir, & The Divas
[cabaret/burlesque]
7:30 p.m., $20 (visit www.inimi.net/house.htm)
PHiX, 1113 Grand Ave., Phoenix, 602-252-7449.

The Malheruex
With Faces in the Well, & Really Big Birds
[rock/indie]
7 p.m., $8 (visit www.psykosteve.com)
Chyro Arts Venue, 1330 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-258-2329.

A Musical Tribute to Stevie Wonder
[funk/soul/R&B]
7:30 p.m., $15-$30 (visit www.paradisevalley.edu/~finearts)
Paradise Valley Community College Center for the Performing Arts, 18401 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-787-7738.

The Oak Ridge Boys
[country]
8 p.m., $44-$56 (visit www.chandlercenter.org)
Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 480-782-2680.

The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
[classic rock]
8 p.m., $22 (visit www.livenation.com)
Dodge Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-379-2800.

R Dub's Slow Jams
[old school/funk]
7 p.m., $30-$50 (visit www.ticketforce.com)
Gila River Casino - Wild Horse Pass, 5550 W. Wild Horse Pass Rd., Chandler, 1-800-946-4452.

Sadisco*s Mess*querade Ball
[industrial/darkwave]
With Caustic, Squalor, ///she///. S&M, Blonde NOize, & 5arah
8 p.m., $7 (visit www.sadistic-disco.com)
Homme, 138 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-234-3023.

Shake! Four-Year Anniversary
With William Fucking Reed, Vito Roccoforte, Prince $$, Ashley Nicole, DJ Funkfinger, & more
[indie/Britpop/dance rock]
8 p.m., $8 before 11 p.m., $10 after (visit www.iloveshake.com)
Rogue Bar, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-947-3580.

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22:

After Midnight Project
With Jack Left Town, Aimless, & Downcast
[alt-rock/indie]
7 p.m., $8 (visit www.statesidepresents.com)
Modified Arts, 407 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-462-5516.

Yisrael Campbell
[comedy]
3 p.m., $30 (visit www.chandlercenter.org)
Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 480-782-2680.

Celtic Legends
[world]
7:30 p.m., $5-$40 (visit www.delewebbcenter.org)
Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, 928-684-6624.

The Chieftains
[Irish/Celtic/world]
7:30 p.m., $42-$62 (visit www.mesaartscenter.com)
Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, 480-644-6500.

David Alan Grier
[comedy]
8 & 10 p.m., $25 (visit www.tempeimprov.com)
Tempe Improv Comedy Club, 930 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-921-9877.

Lisa Hannigan
With Gavin Glass
[folk/acoustic/indie]
7:30 p.m., $20-$22 (visit www.livenation.com)
Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842.

A Musical Tribute to Stevie Wonder
[funk/soul/R&B]
2 p.m., $15-$30 (visit www.paradisevalley.edu/~finearts)
Paradise Valley Community College Center for the Performing Arts, 18401 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-787-7738.

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