The top concerts coming to the area this week

Chris Wanta Celebration of Life at Raffurty's

Chris Wanta, a Sarasota-based DJ, musician and concert promoter who helped bring hip-hop acts such as Nappy Roots and Afroman to town, has sadly passed away. To celebrate his memory, several musicians will come together for a concert at Raffurty's, with donations being collected to benefit his family. The lineup includes Beach Lion, the hip-hop act that Wanta was part of, along with other bands, DJs and solo and duo acts. 6 p.m. Friday; Raffurty's Bar & Grill, 1888 Main St., Sarasota; no cover, donations being collected; 941-260-5285;

Lesa Silvermore/En Forme at Connect Bradenton

Connect Bradenton hosts Sarasota singer-songwriter Lesa Silvermore at this intimate show, where Silvermore will share stories while attendees are encouraged to ask questions and bring their own yoga mats, blankets and pillows to get comfy. Silvermore has been a staple of the Sarasota-Manatee indie scene for years now and released her debut album "Doppelganger" in 2017. She'll be joined by soulful Bradenton acoustic guitarist En Forme. 7 p.m. Saturday; Connect Bradenton, 1201 6th Ave. W., Bradenton; $10, $15 including special merch gift;

Robert Mirabal at Art Ovation Hotel 

Native American fine art gallery First Feather Gallery plans to open in Sarasota in October, and to assist with opening expenses, it's holding a fundraiser featuring a nationally renowned, Grammy-winning Native American musician. Taos Pueblo, New Mexico flute player Robert Mirabal has released several albums both under his name and the alter ego Johnny Whitehorse, winning a Native American Music Album Grammy for the Whitehorse record "Totemic Flute Chants." He'll perform with Sarasota area rock band The Bird Tribe. 8 p.m. Sunday; Art Ovation Hotel, 1255 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota; $58; 941-928-7892;

Rebekah Pulley at The Blue Rooster

A few months after visiting Sarasota for a release party for her newest album "The Sea of Everything," St. Petersburg-based singer-songwriter Rebekah Pulley returns for another show. "The Sea of Everything," Pulley's first album in seven years, pays tribute to her decades-long home of St. Pete on opening track "Central Avenue: The City." Pulley has long been considered one of Tampa Bay's finest singer-songwriters, winning multiple Creative Loafing Best of the Bay awards. 7 p.m. Tuesday; The Blue Rooster, 1525 Fourth Street, Sarasota; no cover; 941-388-7539;

Biscuit Miller and the Mix at Englewoods on Dearborn

Bassist Biscuit Miller spent years playing with blues musicians including Lonnie Brooks, Anthony Gomes and Mojo Buford. Then he decided to pursue a solo career, starting his own band The Mix and releasing albums like 2016’s “Wishbone” and 2010’s “Blues with a Smile,” a fitting title for the charismatic performer. He won a Blues Music Award for Instrumentalist — Bass in 2012, then won another award in the same category in 2017. 7 p.m. Aug. 22; Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood; $5; 941-475-7501;