Grammy-winning Irish singer/songwriter Glen Hansard, left, enjoys a light moment with American singer/songwriter Josh Ritter before entering a cavern for an underground performance at The Caverns on March 29 in Pelham, Tenn. The concert was part of the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Bluegrass Underground and took place in a subterranean venue that lies in an ancient cove with bats, salamanders and no cellphone service.

Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band play Bloomington's Castle Theatre at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23. The singer has had extensive success on the Billboard Folk Music chart, with a pair of No. 1 albums and three more that made the chart's top five. Tickets are $30 and are available at www.thecastletheatre.com.

Country music singer and songwriter Cody Jinks performs on Friday, Aug. 23, at the Peoria Civic Center. Jinks' last two albums, “I'm Not the Devil” and “Lifers,” both reached the top five on Billboard's album charts. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show range in price from $153 to $48. Tickets are available at the venue and via Ticketmaster.

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Jurassic Quest, a three-day event featuring dinosaur models and interactive activities, takes place at Peoria Civic Center on Aug. 23, 24 and 25. Hours are 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $22, $20 for seniors age 65 and over. VIP kids tickets are $36. Tickets are available at jurassicquest.com/events/peoria-il.

Prince tribute act Marshall Charloff and the Purple Xperience plays Peoria's Monarch Music Hall on Friday, Aug. 23. The Minneapolis-based band has been touring since 2011. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $26 and $23 and are available at monarchmusichall.com.

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