Dar Williams (Photo: Ebru YILDIZ)

Check out “Six Picks Music” every Friday for some of the best in live, local music around the region this weekend. This week, we mellow out a bit to focus on some top singer-songwriters playing live this weekend.

Friday: A few tickets remain available at Jane Pickens Film and Events Center in Newport for an intimate show with acclaimed singer-songwriter Dar Williams. Before you head out, read our interview with Williams here. The music starts at 8PM. Click here for details.

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Friday: Lyssapolozza is a fundraiser for Alyssa who has been suffering from an undiagnosed disorder since January 2022. Comedy, good vibes and an a rock show of epic proportion awaits featuring local greats Eric and The Nothing, Tall Teenagers, JOY BOYS and Beauquet. Click here for details.

Saturday: RI-based Rock Hearts make some of the best traditional bluegrass anywhere. They recently signed a recording contract with 615 Hideaway Records, a major Nashville label, and will be busy this summer playing festivals and touring. Check out the band at the Stone Church Coffeehouse in Bristol this weekend. Click here for details.

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Saturday: Check out a newly formed band of local players when the 40 Band plays the Meeting House at Four Corners in Tiverton. Expect a mix of high-energy blues, rock, and R&B from music industry veterans Nick Manousos, Leo Dumas, Kevin Simon, Tom Shaheen, and Ray Davis. Click here for details.

Saturday: The Music Mansion in Providence hosts the Stone Soup Coffeehouse series with co-headliners Davey O. and Kim Moberg, both well-respected thought-provoking songwriters. Stone Soup has a few more great shows lined up this Spring. Click here for details.

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Friday: Australian Hip Hop artist Kid Laroi, who rose to prominence behind his 2020 album F*ck Love, brings his “Bleed for You Tour” to the Ryan Center at the University of Rhode Island. Jeremy Zucker opens at 7PM. Click here for details.

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