AMFM hosts Tom Petty Tribute at Union Jacks in Annapolis

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Tom Petty occupied a place as one of rock’s most beloved figures, respected by both peers and fans. He had an everyman quality that he brought to songs like “Don’t Do Me Like That,” “Free Fallin’ ” and “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.”

It’s that legacy that the Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians will focus on Monday night when it holds a Tom Petty Tribute at Union Jacks in Annapolis.

The lineup includes a who’s who of the Annapolis music scene, 15 bands that include Pete Best, Doug Day & Penni Lyne, Even the Losers, David Glaser, The Johnny Monet Band, Dan Hass, Hot Pocket, Kajun Kelley, Michael Kocher, Michael McHenry, Timmie Metz, Outta The Blue, Pajama Party, Dean Rosenthal, Doug Segree, Starbelly, Jocelyn Faro, The Basement Band, the Hall Williams Band and P.J. Thomas.

“Losing Tom Petty was like losing a lifelong friend — his music been there with me through some of the most memorable times of my life and has taught me so much as a songwriter, performer and musician,” said singer-songwriter Doug Segree, whose band will perform “Free Fallin.’"

Petty, 66, and his long-running rock band the Heartbreakers had just completed an extensive tour to mark the group’s 40th anniversary when he died at his home in Malibu of an apparent heart attack. The tour concluded Sept. 25 with a three-night homecoming stand that sold out the Hollywood Bowl.

Initially lumped in with the punk rock scene, and later affiliated more with the singer-songwriter movement, Petty and the Heartbreakers rose to fame in 1977 with their first Top 40 single, the sultry, bluesy hit “Breakdown.” Petty and his bandmates would go on to create nearly 30 singles that made Billboard’s Hot 100 sales ranking.

Songs like “Don’t Do Me Like That,” “Free Fallin’,” “Listen To Her Heart,” “The Waiting,” “Learning to Fly” and “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” their collaboration with Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks for her solo album “Bella Donna,” quickly became staples of Top 40 and FM radio playlists.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, along with the Heartbreakers, collecting three Grammy Awards and 18 nominations over the years.

The tribute Monday night benefits AMFM, which supports musicians who cannot work because of illness or injury. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door and are available at unionjacksannapolis.com

Returning to St. John’s College for the 10th consecutive year, the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet will perform classical music in a free concert Friday in Annapolis.

The quartet, which has recorded for Nimbus, Zig-Zag Territoires, Innova Records, and Naxos, will perform works by Mozart, Ligeti, and Bartók. Described by the New York Times as “something extraordinary,” the foursome is coming to Annapolis after a tour that included music festivals including the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine, the Strings Music Festival in Colorado, and the Garth Newell Music Center in Virginia.

The group includes Daniel Chong, violin; Ying Xue, violin; Jessica Bodner, viola; and Kee-Hyun Kim, cello. The concert is free and will start at 8 p.m. in the college’s Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. For more information, call 410-626-2539 or visit sjc.edu/annapolis.

Over the course of a career that stretches back to the early 1980s, the Indigo Girls have scored hit albums, headlined numerous national tours, performed with symphony orchestras and opened concerts for R.E.M. and the Grateful Dead. This acclaimed vocal duo has supported an array of progressive social and political causes, including recording two albums with the Lee Arrendale State Prison Choir in Georgia.

Now one half of the duo, Emily Saliers, is touring without her longtime collaborator, Amy Ray, to play songs from her first solo album, "Murmuration Nation."

Saliers comes to Annapolis Monday for a performance at Rams Head On Stage.

The 53-year-old Saliers married Tristin Chipman, her longtime girlfriend, last year and released her first solo album "Murmuration Nation" on Aug. 11.

“Music means more to me than it ever has, and I find this true for a lot of people in this stage of life,” said Saliers, who — with Chipman — has a young daughter. “It’s not that I’m looking to the end of my life. But I realize over half of it is gone, not gone, but lived, and things become more precious.

Saliers performs at 8 p.m. at Rams Head on Stage, 33 West St. Tickets are $45. Call 410-268-4545 or visit ramsheadonstage.com.

Other best bets for music:

Friday

Blind Pilot: 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. N.W., Washington. $35. Call 202-888-0050.

Cirque Goes Broadway: 8 p.m. at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. $33 to $99. Call 410-783-8000.

Mindi Abair: 8 p.m. at Rams Head On Stage, 33 West St., Annapolis. $59.50. Call 410-268-4545.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: 7:30 p.m. at Capital One Arena, 601 F St. N.W., Washington. $69.50 to $119.50. Call 202-628-3200.

Hot Tub Limo: 9:30 p.m. at Union Jacks, 2072 Sommerville Road, Annapolis. $10. Call 410-266-5681.

Saturday

Blues Traveler 30th Anniversary Tour: 8 p.m. at The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $30. Call 301-960-9999.

Cirque Goes Broadway: 8 p.m. at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. $33 to $99. Call 410-783-8000.

Bye Felicia Band: 9:30 p.m. at Union Jacks, 2072 Sommerville Road, Annapolis. $10. Call 410-266-5681.

Sunday

Blue October: 8 p.m. at The Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $26. Call 301-960-9999.

Cirque Goes Broadway: 3 p.m. at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. $33 to $99. Call 410-783-8000.

Mountain Heart: 8 p.m. at Rams Head On Stage, 33 West St., Annapolis. $22.50. Call 410-268-4545.

ZZ Top: 8 p.m. at Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St. $80 to $250. Call 410-837-7400.

Tuesday

Josh Field: 8 p.m. at Avalon Theatre, 40 E Dover St., Easton. $20. Call 410-822-7299.

LCD Soundsystem: 6:30 p.m. at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $61.75 to $81.75. Call 410-715-5550.

Shovels and Rope: 8 p.m. at Rams Head on Stage, 33 West St., Annapolis. $45. Call 410-268-4545.

Wednesday

Rickie Lee Jones: 8 p.m. at Rams Head on Stage, 33 West St., Annapolis. $55. Call 410-268-4545.

Thursday

Sound Off Live!: 6 p.m. at Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore, 601 E. Pratt St. Free. Call 410-347-7625.

Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience: 8 p.m. at Rams Head on Stage, 33 West St., Annapolis. $39.50. Call 410-268-4545.

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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, with the help of Music Director Marin Alsop, plays at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport for travelers.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, with the help of Music Director Marin Alsop, plays at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport for travelers.

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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, with the help of Music Director Marin Alsop, plays at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport for travelers.

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, with the help of Music Director Marin Alsop, plays at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport for travelers.

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Maestro Jose Luis Novo, Music Director for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, talks about his love and passion for music while at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Thursday afternoon.

Maestro Jose Luis Novo, Music Director for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, talks about his love and passion for music while at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Thursday afternoon.

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Vendors work through the sun and rain making final preparations for next week's opening.

Vendors work through the sun and rain making final preparations for next week's opening.

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The annual Art Walk, showcasing works from demonstrations from local artists, was held on Thursday night downtown Annapolis.

The annual Art Walk, showcasing works from demonstrations from local artists, was held on Thursday night downtown Annapolis.

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Scott Herbst, owner of the Sailor Oyster Bar on West Street, and Tony Piera, an owner of Mike’s Crab House Annapolis in Riva, discussed the types of oysters they serve their customers. Herbst restaurant offers dozens of varieties throughout the year, while Mike’s serves just one variety to its customers.

Scott Herbst, owner of the Sailor Oyster Bar on West Street, and Tony Piera, an owner of Mike’s Crab House Annapolis in Riva, discussed the types of oysters they serve their customers. Herbst restaurant offers dozens of varieties throughout the year, while Mike’s serves just one variety to its customers.

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