Preview by C. Riemenschneider

A cool blend of its neighborhood’s diverse, artsy flavor and rootsy or punky, hidden-gem musicians from all over, the fifth annual Longfellow Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Festival is bringing in a trio of noteworthy acts from Mississippi to perform amid its three stages, including soulful Southern rocker Jimbo Mathus of Squirrel Nut Zippers notoriety, blues hero RL Burnside’s reputable grandson Kent Burnside and old-school practitioner Jimmy “Duck” Holmes. That’s in addition to Toronto’s smoking boy/girl blues-punk duo Catl, Indiana’s wild and gritty Left Lane Cruiser and Iowa’s down-homey duo Joe and Vicki Price. But the local talent alone — including Spider John Koerner, Charlie Parr, Willie Murphy, Fury Things, Eleganza!, Black Market Brass, the Fattenin’ Frogs, Poverty Hash — merits spending a day surrounded by the fest’s locally procured food and beer to benefit Patrick’s Cabaret’s community arts programs. (Noon-10 p.m. Sat., 3000 block of Minnehaha Av. S., Mpls., $20, RootsRock DeepBlues.com.) Riemenschneider

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