Top 4 shows: July 22-28
Friday: Iowa rapper LT Mentality is relocating to Minneapolis, but before he leaves he’s putting on a going away party at 6 p.m. at Vaudeville Mews, 212 Fourth St. $5. DJ Young Mic and Mike T open. Go to vaudevillemews.com.
Saturday: Southern rockers Blackberry Smoke return to play a Nitefall on the River show at 8 p.m. at Brenton Skating Plaza, 520 Robert D. Ray Drive. Blackberry Smoke released its fourth album, “Holding All the Roses,” in February featuring the hit “Too High.” $27 in advance, $32 at the door. Go to nitefalldsm.com.
Nova Labs second anniversary party
Saturday: The Ames label Nova Labs celebrates its second anniversary starting at 5 p.m. at DG’s Tap House, 125 Main St., Ames. The roster of acts includes Pets With Human Names, Origami Animals, Vietcong Man Son, Grandchamp, Damnation All Stars, Dylan Boyle, Nate Logsdon and Beyonder. Plus, free tacos as well as comedy by Joey Ficken. Free. Go to dgstaphouse.com.
6th Avenue Corridor Concert
Saturday: The Jazz in July series continues with the 6th Avenue Corridor Concert, an outdoor street festival starting at 3 p.m. at Sixth and College avenues. The New Bodies, It’s Complicated and The Damani Phillips Trio featuring Sam Salomone will all perform. Free. Go to jazzinjuly.org.