For those not sated from Raleigh’s five-day World of Bluegrass extravaganza – or for those unable to attend that event – the American Tobacco Campus hosts state-of-the-art bluegrass Friday night with Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out. The popular combo holds seven consecutive Vocal Group of the Year trophies, while lead singer/guitarist Russell Moore has been voted top male vocalist an impressive five times. Known for a capella harmonies on such non-bluegrass favorites as the Platters’ “Only You,” as well as gospel and hard-charging traditional ’grass, the band’s latest CD is a collection of favorites on the Cracker Barrel Label. Local up-and-coming favorites Mipso will also perform. For directions, see americantobaccohistoricdistrict.com.
• Also Friday, the multifaceted Americana whiz Tim Erickson brings his Trio de Pumpkintown to the ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Laurelyn Dossett opens. Southland Ballroom in Raleigh hosts Mindy Smith on Saturday, and folksinger/activist Si Kahn plays the ArtsCenter on Wednesday.