From a huge jazz festival in St. Paul to a CD release at the iconic Triple Rock Social Club, here are the four shows and events to see this weekend.

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

FRI/SAT: Twin Cities Jazz Festival @ Mears Park – St. Paul

Hundreds of musicians will hit the stage for the 18th annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival.

It’s at Mears Park in St. Paul’s Lowertown arts district and runs through Saturday.

For a full list of performances, click here. And for a little preview of what to expect, check out the clip below:

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(credit: The Drug Budget via Facebook)

(credit: The Drug Budget via Facebook)

FRIDAY: The Drug Budget/Robert Fones CD Release @ Triple Rock – Mpls.

Local acts The Drug Budget and Robert Fones have collaborated on a split EP they’re calling “Feel Real Fear.”

The 18-plus shows also features Boy Kisses – a comedy act – and music from CCWD and Grape Whales.

Tickets are $5.

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(credit: 3 Pill Morning)

(credit: 3 Pill Morning)

SATURDAY: 3 Pill Morning @ Fine Line Café – Mpls.

Touring on the heels of a successfully crowdfunded album, “Never Look Back”, local-but-also-national rockers, 3 Pill Morning, are returning to Minneapolis for a big show Saturday.

It will mark the conclusion of their June headlining tour.

The new album, their sophomore effort, is set to be released in late July. Check out the first radio single below:

Tickets are $12 in advance and $16 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with music starting at 8:30 p.m.

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(credit: Thinkstock)

(credit: Thinkstock)

SUNDAY: Jazz Brunch w/ James Buckley Trio @ Turf Club – St. Paul

Grab some flap jacks with a side of jazz Sunday.

The James Buckley Trio along with JT Bates and Mike Lewis will be performing while you eat at the Turf Club!

Brunch starts at 10 a.m. and music occurs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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