Another great gone too soon, another great we’ll continue to celebrate. An all star lineup—including several big names including Julius Collins (Managed by Prince when he first moved to the city from Atlanta and of Dr. Mambo’s Combo), guitarist Jeremy Ylvisaker, Petar Janjic, Charles Hayes, and more—pay tribute at the VFW to the singer, songwriter, record producer and amazing secret philanthropist with an evening of his many, many hits (aren’t they all?). Friday, September 7th, 9:30 PM. $20.Johnny Cairo

James Ballentine “Uptown” VFW, 2916 Lyndale Ave S, MPLS; uptownvfw246.org