One of the summer’s best festivals doesn’t fill up the Fair Grounds or a church parking lot. Instead, the annual Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Festival has grown from the intimate inside of the Hook & Ladder club to now include an outdoor stage, plus vendors in the new Midtown Farmer’s Market space, plus the Moon Palace Books stage right next door. And thanks to The Hook’s regular bookings, RRDB brings in many of the best (and often rowdiest) bands playing a variety of, as the name says, music of the roots, rock, and deep blues. Friday, 7 PM, Saturday, 2 PM. $30 for a 2 day pass.Taylor Carik

The Hook & Ladder, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis