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Oct. 11 - The Avett Brothers (with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals), Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. 205-248-5280 or tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.
Oct. 11-17 - Meridian Little Theatre presents "Cats." 601-482-6371 or meridianlittletheatre.com.
Oct. 12 - Chili Fest, downtown Tupelo, all day. 662-841-6598 or tupelomainstreet.com.
Oct. 17 - The Lumineers (with Paper Bird), The Lyric Theatre, Oxford ($17). 662-234-5333 or thelyricoxford.com.
Oct. 18 - Emmylou Harris and the Red Dirt Boys, Riley Center, Meridian ($52-58). 601-696-2200 or msurileycenter.com.
Oct. 18-20/25-27 - Tupelo Community Theatre's "Haunted Theatre," Lyric Theatre, Tupelo ($10). 662-844-1935 or tct.webpage.com.
Oct. 19-21 - Great Mississippi River Balloon Race (with North Mississippi Allstars, Pat Green, The Revivalists, more), Natchez. 601-850-3432 r natchezballoonrace.com.
Oct. 20 - Meridian Symphony Orchestra presents "A Scottish Fantasy," with violinist Brandon Garbot, Riley Center, Meridian ($24-35). 601-696-2200 or msurileycenter.com.
- Harvest Fair, Oren Dunn City Museum, Tupelo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Scarecrow exhibit, games, live music, demos of life in the 1800s. Free. 662-841-6438 or orendunnmuseum.org.
Oct. 24-27 - Sanctuary Hospice House Celebration Village (gifts, home decor, gourmet foods, etc.), Tupelo Furniture Market. 662-844-2111 or sanctuaryhospicehouse.com.
Oct. 25 - Neil Young and Crazy Horse (with Alabama Shakes), Tuscaloosa Amphitheater ($44-135). 205-248-5280 or tuscaloosamphitheater.com.
Oct. 26 - John Prine, The Bama Theatre, Tuscaloosa ($50-60). 877-435-9849 or ticketfly.com.
Oct. 29 - Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Spooktacular, UAB Moody Hall, Tuscaloosa, 7 p.m. Tickets at tsoonline.org/tickets/.
Nov. 1 - Cavell Trio, UA Moody Center, Tuscaloosa, 7:30 p.m. ($10; $5 seniors, $3 students). 205-348-7111 or uamusic.tix.com.
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