From great (and free!) music at St. Paul’s Mears Park to a big blue collar/grass roots album release in Minneapolis, here are the four shows to see this weekend!

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(credit: Maudlin via Facebook)

(credit: Maudlin via Facebook)

THURSDAY: Maudlin & Chemistry Set @ Music In Mears (Park), St. Paul

Now in the second week of its 2016 run, the 13th annual Music in Mears is back again for another round of free music.

On Thursday, indie rockers Maudlin will headline with Chemistry Set opening the show. Music begins at 6 p.m.

Families are welcome!

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(credit: Corey Palmer via Facebook)

(credit: Corey Palmer via Facebook)

FRIDAY: Carey Palmer & Love Trade @ 7th Street Entry, Mpls

Riding the wave of their successful sold-out CD release show at the Icehouse in late April, Corey Palmer and Lovetrade will be performing live at First Ave’s 7th Street entry – along with other talented acts.

Palmer will be joined by “very special guests” Cub Sport (out of Australia) and local synth-pop group Astronomique.

It all begins at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $8 for the 18-plus show.

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(credit: The Plott Hounds via Facebook)

(credit: The Plott Hounds via Facebook)

SATURDAY: The Plott Hounds Album Release @ Fine Line Music Cafe

Alt-country blues rockers, The Plott Hounds, are releasing their new album, “Thirsty For Something”, at the Fine Line Music Café!

They’ll be joined on the bill by Crankshaft & The Gear Grinders, along with Reverb County Dusters.

Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. There is also a VIP package option for $30. Doors open at 7 p.m.

It’s an 18-plus show and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a non-drinking adult.

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Charlie Parr (credit: Jason Marck)

Charlie Parr (credit: Jason Marck)

SUNDAY: Charlie Parr @ Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis

Duluth folk-blues guy, Charlie Parr, is bringing his resonator-fueled songs to the Dakota Jazz Club to top off the weekend.

Tickets range from $13.60 to $22! Doors open at 7 p.m.

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