The best in local music this week

A couple of leading summer music venues in nearby Massachusetts re-open this weekend, a sure sign of a gradual return to normalcy. The Xfinity Center in Mansfield and Indian Ranch in Webster have a full summer of music scheduled. We’re highlighting a couple of shows in each venue this week on “Six Picks.”

Saturday: Country superstar Luke Bryan re-opens the Xfinity Center Saturday night on his “Proud to be Right Here 2021” tour. Dylan Scott and Kaylee Hammack open. Tickets are still available. Details here.

Saturday: County traditionalists Ward Hayden and the Outliers return to the Knickerbocker Music Center in Westerly. Los Texicanos open at 8PM.

Saturday: One of the best tribute bands out there, Badfish a Tribute to Sublime, hits the stage Saturday night at Indian Ranch in Webster, MA. Rock out under the stars! Details here.

Saturday: On the heels of a new album release, Newport Folk favorite Amy Helm plays a benefit for the Westport River Watershed Alliance at the Westport Rivers Vineyard Saturday. Brian Dunne opens. Details here.

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