The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will host their Bravo V: Appalachian Spring concert at Thalia Mara Hall this Saturday, 7:30 p.m. $25-$40. The Americana tribute will feature choirs from Tougaloo College and dramatic vocal presentation by Jackson State University Concert Chorale. The MSO will have the more intimate Chamber IV: Treasures and Gems, the following Saturday, April 12. Go to http://www.msorchestra.com for tickets.
If you missed Concerto Copenhagen for their Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music concert six weeks ago, you can catch their leader John Holloway, Jaap ter Linden and Lars Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord/cello/violin) for an encore performance at St. Philip's Church on Old Canton Road Monday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. $15, $5 students, 601-852-4848.
We'll have two national acts downtown, on Wednesday, April 9. International super-group Nappy Roots will join Kamikaze at Hal & Mal's for the biggest hip-hop show to hit Jackson in quite a while. $10, $15 if 18-21. One block south, Club Fire will rock the house with Drowning Pool, Egypt Central and Blood Simple. $15, $20 if you're 18-20.
Another great show next weekend is the CD release show for up and indie stormers Roosevelt Noise, with ¡Los Buddies! at Martin's on Friday, April 11. Take Roosevelt Noise with whiskey and even doses of X, Elvis Costello and Spoon.
It's not too late to get tickets for the return of Blue Man Group at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, April 10-11, 888-566-7469 or http://www.beaurivage.com. It's a fun and family-friendly show.