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Wilco's Jeff Tweedy plays the Toronto Urban Roots Festival. (Zoran Orlic)
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy plays the Toronto Urban Roots Festival. (Zoran Orlic)

Ten music events in Toronto this week: July 4 to 10 Add to ...

A weekly feature that highlights the 10 best music happenings in Toronto. Here’s what’s on this week, July 4 to 10.

Toronto Urban Roots Fest The second-annual TURF boasts green space and headliners Neutral Milk Hotel, Jeff Tweedy, Jenny Lewis, July Talk, Black Joe Lewis and Gary Clark Jr. July 4 to 6. $67.50 to $107.50 (three-day pass, $149.50 to $329.50). Fort York Garrison Commons, 100 Garrison Rd., torontourbanrootsfest.ticketfly.com.

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Toronto Urban Roots Fest Bonus Club Series Running concurrently with the open-air event, nightly shows at a pair of small venues showcase some of the festival acts in a more intimate environment. July 2 to 7. $10.50 to $24.50. Horseshoe Tavern and Lee’s Palace, torontourbanrootsfest.ticketfly.com.

Mariposa Folk Festival Come for Ani DiFranco and Rosanne Cash; stay for Hydra, the hypnotic three-headed art-folk creation featuring Feist and members of AroarA and Snowblink. July 4 to 6. Various ticket prices and passes. Tudhope Park, Orillia, Ont., 705-326-3655 or mariposafolk.com.

Julian Fauth Quartet If anyone can make that old Cameron House piano dance, it’s the boogieing and woogieing pianist Julian Fauth. July 7, 6 p.m. PWYC. Cameron House, 408 Queen St. W., 416-703-0811 or thecameron.com.

Return to Grace A jukebox musical cover the music of Elvis Presley, from the earliest Sun Studio days to the King’s Aloha From Hawaii performance in 1973. July 8 to 20. $30 to $99. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St., 416-872-1212, 1-800-461-3333 or mirvish.com.

Mokoomba Billed as the “new sound of Zimbabwe,” the young upstarts are fluently funky in a variety of African rhythms. July 8, 8 p.m. $20. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., 416-588-0307 or lula.ca.

Lady Gaga Even Cyndi Lauper, the She’s So Unusual singer, might think that the pop diva is peculiar. July 9, 7:30 p.m. $52 to $242. Air Canada Centre, 50 Bay St., 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca.

Jay Z and Beyoncé, The pop-music power couple brings its On The Run tour to the big room. July 9, 8 p.m. $52.95 to $270.90. Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca.

Destroyer and Basia Bulat Part of a series which showcases some of the best indie-music artists in Canada (including, on July 8, Great Lake Swimmers and The Rural Alberta Advantage), a double bill sees the curious and inspired musical moves of singer-songwriter Dan Bejar and the luminous roots-music elegance of the flaxen-haired songstress Basia Bulat. July 10, 8 p.m. $18.94. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St., 416- 872-4255 or masseyhall.com

Joel Miller Quartet From Montreal, a Juno-winning saxophonist with an interest in Afro-Peruvian rhythms. July 10 to 12, 8 p.m. (three sets nightly). $8 to $15.. Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., 416-363-5299 or jazzbistro.ca.

BOOKING AHEAD

Waterfront Blues July 11 to 13. Woodbine Park, waterfrontblues.ca

Katy Perry July 18, 19 and 21. Air Canada Centre, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca

Beaches International Jazz Festival July 18 to 27. beachesjazz.com

Edgefest 2: Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker, Ms Mr, Said the Whale July 18. Echo Beach. 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca

James Taylor July 24. Molson Amphitheatre, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca

Smokey Robinson Aug. 1. Casino Rama, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca

Edgefest 3: Our Lady Peace, Sloan, I Mother Earth Aug 16. Echo Beach , 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca.

Toronto's Festival of Beer: K-os, the Trews, Matthew Good July 25 to 27, Bandshell Park, beerfestival.ca

Bruno Mars July 26 and 27. Air Canada Centre, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca

Lorde Sept. 12. Echo Beach, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca

The Weeknd Sept. 21 Molson Amphitheatre, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca

Sharon Van Etten Oct. 7. Opera House, ticketfly.com

Sinéad O’Connor Oct. 24 (on sale, July 4, 10 a.m.). Massey Hall, 416- 872-4255 or masseyhall.com

Bahamas (with Barr Brothers) Nov. 21. Danforth Music Hall, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca

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