A venture to this state park is on the must-do list for many, the park being the only spot in North America where you can dig for diamonds and other gemstones and keep your finds.
The two Bills, Thurman and Nesbitt, do hot club and gypsy jazz during the Afterthought's regular jazz night, 8 p.m., $5. East Nashville-based singer/songwriter Luke shares a bill with his hometown homie Chet O'Keefe at Satellite, 9 p.m., free; look for folk-pop ditties. West Memphis' Kings of Delta fuse blues, rock, reggaeton and funk in the headlining spot at Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. The Travs take on the Nats in their second-to-last home game at Dickey-Stephens, 7:10 p.m., $6-$10.
At Sticky Fingerz, the Muscles Shoals' duo Boombox — one guitarist/vocalist + one DJ = something club kids and jam fans can agree on — plays for a growing following, 10 p.m., $10. Formerly Molten Lava, Fayetteville's Boom Kinetic plays synth-pop at Revolution, which always pulls in a crowd on football weekends, 9 p.m., $8 (18 and up). Chicago DJ Paul Anthony headlines a big dance party at the Village, with supporting help from Sleepy Genius, Jiminy Kick-It, Justin Sane, Guido and Stepchild with the Ponies (doing a dub set), 9 p.m., $10 adv., $15 d.o.s. Cajun's hosts local party band Weakness for Blondes, 9 p.m., $5. In the same vein, West End has Mr. Happy, 9 p.m., $5. Damn Bullets' guitarist/vocalist Paul Morphis offers a free show at Satellite, 9 p.m. Local duo Fjord Mustang is at Capi's, 9 p.m., free. Local acoustic singer/songwriter Barrett Baber performs at Prost, 9 p.m., $5. Piano man William Staggers does his thing at Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
Red dirt country standard bearers Jason Boland and the Stragglers headline at Revolution with John D. Hale supporting, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s. Fayetteville's Boom Kinetic plays a CARTI Benefit outside at Big Whiskey's, 5 p.m., $5 (before 9 p.m.) or $10 (after). At “I Love the Tru Skool” at Crush, DJ Swift spins jams that are too fresh too be called old school, like “ATliens”-era Outkast and Craig Mack's “Flava in Ya Ear,” 9 p.m., $5. It's a showcase of local rock at Juanita's with Iron Tron, A Darkened Era and Land Of Mines, 9:30 p.m., $5. The Lucious Spiller band holds it down at Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $5. At Discovery, Miami's DJ Michael Tank spins in the disco, while g-force mans the lobby, midnight, $10.