Mississippi bluesman Cedric Burnside brings some Hill Country sounds back to White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $10.
If you're up in Eureka Springs, Don't Stop Please plays Chelsea's Corner at 9 p.m., $5 (the band also plays Maxine's on Saturday with Handmade Moments, 8 p.m., $5).
Juanita's has a free show from Knoxville metalcore outfit Straight Line Stitch, with openers Psychostick, 9 p.m.
It's that time of the month. You know the one, when the Cool Shoes dance party returns for a night of raging at Downtown Music Hall, 9 p.m.
Lulav hosts "BLOW: Memorial Day Weekend All White Affair," featuring DJs Klassic and Mike Blaze; all-white attire is suggested but not required, 10 p.m.
VJ g-force takes the helm at Tavern Sports Grill, 8 p.m., free.