On Saturday, the ArtsCenter in Carrboro presents a double bill of folk-rooted music with the Honey Dewdrops and South Carolina Broadcasters. From Charlottesville, Va., the Dewdrops feature the talented writing, singing and playing of Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish. Guitar and clawhammer banjo frame their original songs, inspired by the Old and New South. The Broadcasters brand of old-time music harks back to the pioneering Carter Family and other recording/performing artists of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They infuse their songs with power and passion and harmonies as resonant as any old-time trio performing today. Details: artscenterlive.org
• Friday, the ArtsCenter presents “Songs from the Circle 2,” with a cast of local musicians led by guitarist Danny Gotham, performing material from “Will the Circle be Unbroken,” Volume 2. Also Friday, Samantha Casey and the Bluegrass Jam take the stage at Bynum General Store, while Tommy Edwards plays solo at UnWined’s pizza night south of Pittsboro. Then on Saturday, Carolina Lightnin’ plays its style of bluegrass at Pittsboro’s Carolina Brewery. And the Festival for the Eno’s July 4 lineup is characteristically eclectic, with the Gospel Jubilators, Big Medicine, Craicdown, Lightnin’ Wells, and more.