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Check out some great local bands live along with music streaming online this weekend. Here are some of our favorites – be sure to follow all safety protocols. Have a great weekend!

Friday: The Beardogz will be performing new original music live from their upcoming EP Living Room Yellow at the Stadium Theatre in Woonsocket at 7:30. Details here.

Saturday: The Dick Clarks will play live in a benefit for the Rhode Island Food Bank at 3PM at Nick-a-Nee’s in Providence. Details here.

Saturday: Alchemy in Providence has “Vipes and Cocktails” with Jake Hunsinger, Allison Rose, Russ Connors and more beginning around 7PM. Details here.

Fri. and Sat.: Jam to Moe. … closing out the season at the Yarmouth Drive-In on Cape Cod. Details here.

Saturday: Tom Petty’s 70th Birthday Celebration is the streaming highlight this weekend with 5 hours of music from a few of Tom’s friends including Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapleton, Post Malone, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Norah Jones, The Raconteurs, Jason Isbell, and a special performance from Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench. Details here.

Friday: The iHeart Country Festival is streaming Friday with big names including Dierks Bentley, Lady A, Sam Hunt and Kane Brown. Details here.

Saturday: Your Vote, Your World” has a livestream event with actors, celebrities, politicians and musicians like Questlove, Dave Matthews and artist Shepard Fairey. Details here.

Saturday: Grammy Award winner Billie Eilish is performing “Where Do We Go” in a livestream here.

Saturday: The Grand Ole Opry goes pink to fight breast cancer at 8PM with stars Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, and Rita Wilson. Details here.

Ken Abrams

Lifestyle Editor Ken Abrams writes about music for What'sUpNewp, Providence Monthly, SO RI, and more. He DJ's "The Kingston Coffeehouse" Tuesday nights, 6-9 PM on WRIU 90.3 FM.