How fortunate for bluegrass fans that the Gibson Brothers are performing at the Cary Arts Center Friday night. Two weeks ago in Raleigh, the fabulously talented siblings took their second straight Entertainer of the Year trophy at the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. They also won Vocal Group of the Year and Song of the Year for “They Called it Music,” written by Eric Gibson and Raleigh resident Joe Newberry. If you missed those sets, or you just can’t get enough of the Gibson Brothers’ delightfully soulful music and stage presence, don’t miss this chance to hear a band that is redefining bluegrass for the 21st century. townofcary.org
• The Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival continues Friday through Sunday near Silk Hope. The South Carolina Broadcasters, Yonder Mountain String Band and Donna the Buffalo are among the performers. For schedule and directions, see shakorihillsgrassroots.org.
• Progressive country artists Jason Boland & the Stragglers with Jason Eady appear at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro on Saturday. And Sister Hazel opens the N.C. State Fair concert series Thursday in Raleigh’s Dorton Arena.