Were the late great Elvis Presley still amongst us on this earth, he would be turning 82 years old on Sunday. And since it’s coming up on 40 years since his untimely death, we’re drawing near to a time when The King will have been gone longer than he was actually alive. Point being, that tradition won’t live on unless some folks step up to carry the flame. Thus we have this weekend’s Elvis Fest, two nights of good rockin’ at the Back Room of Cat’s Cradle in beautiful downtown Carrboro. John Howie Jr.’s Rosewood Bluff, Dex Romweber, TCB ’56, Wooly Bushmen and Clambake will be among the acts playing and paying tribute, Friday and Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m. each night. Cover is $12.
See catscradle.com for details.
- Friday also brings Donna the Buffalo to Saxapahaw’s Haw River Ballroom, and Nantucket to Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre.
- Subdudes, the soulfully funky Creole-folk ensemble from Louisiana, plays Durham’s Blue Note Grill on Wednesday.
- And Infamous Stringdusters, sometime backup band for Raleigh prodigal expatriate Ryan Adams, play the Lincoln on Thursday.