Memphis retro-rocker extraordinaire John Paul Keith comes to Maxine's with his ace band, The One Four Fives, as well as Laura Stevenson and The Cans and Sean Ashby, longtime guitarist for Sarah McLachlan, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 d.o.s.
The Hats in Hot Springs Festival includes live music, activities and more in Downtown Hot Springs, 5 p.m. and Saturday at 11:30 a.m., free if you're wearing a hat.
Toubab Krewe has a globe-trotting sound that incorporates everything from reggae to African desert blues to New Orleans funk, all fused into a remarkably cohesive sound. Opening the 18-and-older Stickyz show is The Heavy Pets, 9:30 p.m. $11.
Georgia-bred country singer/songwriter Luke Bryan comes to The Arkansas Music Pavilion in Fayetteville, with Craig Campbell and Chancie Neal, 7:30 p.m. $32-$37. Bryan plays Little Rock's Riverfest Amphitheatre on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Philanthropy Conference highlights the Rockefeller family's role in the development of philanthropy over more than a century and the role Winthrop Rockefeller played in stimulating philanthropy in Arkansas, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, featuring many speakers and panel discussions, 12:30 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m.