Missouri-based band Driving Wheel, which features Ryan Tomlinson on guitar and vocals, Jeremy Hunsaker on bass and vocals and Dana Johnson on drums, will perform at 10:30 p.m. today at Kirby's Beer Store, 3227 E. 17th St. Admission is free.
Kelly's Irish Pub is the venue for Saturday's Rocktoberfest, a multi-band show featuring Sidewise, Beneath the Burning Sun, Ghost in the Machine, Kingshifter, Wicked Rule, Opossum Rocket and Vanattica. It starts at 5 p.m. at the bar, 907 E. Douglas. Tickets are $10 in advance at the bar or $12 at the door.
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Blues and R&B vocalist Janiva Magness, the 2009 B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Boulevard, 900 George Washington Blvd. Admission is $15 at the door.
Straight No Chaser in Salina
Indiana-based pop a capella group Straight No Chaser, known for their high-energy shows and their version of "The 12 Days of Christmas," which landed them a recording deal after going viral on YouTube, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at Salina's Stiefel Theatre. Tickets are $54, $47 and $38 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com.