If it's Memorial Day weekend, it's time for four days of Hookahville.

If it's Memorial Day weekend, it's time for four days of Hookahville.

As always, Columbus jammers ekoostik hookah will host and perform during the festival, Friday-Sunday, May 27-30, at Legend Valley.

This spring's list of great acts includes Yonder Mountain String Band, Slightly Stoopid, Tropidelic and Todd Snider.

For a full schedule, prices, times and camping information, visit www.legendvalley.net.

Career longevity for those in the public eye means that folks across generations will have any number of touch points by which they might identify you.

Those touch points can sometimes overshadow the longevity itself, so, for example, some might forget that Willie Nelson is one of the great songwriters of his day and is a living link to Nashville's glory days and country music history.

Nelson will be in concert Wednesday, June 1, at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion. Tickets are $30. Call 1-800-745-3000.

Uncover the answer to the age-old questions, "How exactly do the modifiers work when you're a melodic death metal band? Is it melodic-death metal or melodic death-metal?" when Michigan metalheads The Black Dahlia Murder play the Ravari Room Wednesday, June 1.

Deriving its name from the unsolved 1947 murder of Elizabeth Short, the band anticipates releasing its fifth record sometime later this year.

Tickets are $12/$15. Call (614) 263-4058.

Psych-blues rocker Robin Trower can still play, although his hair might be what you'd call a paler shade of white. (Yes, of course. We stretched for that play on words, as Trower joined the underrated prog outfit Procul Harum after the release of its signature tune.)

Nonetheless, Trower remains a master of blues-rock, a titan from a time when British bluesmen ruled the rock n' roll landscape.

And he's playing the Newport Music Hall Wednesday, June 1. Tickets are $22/$25. Call 1-800-745-3000.

Andrew Varner is just a kid, so he's exuberant, irreverent and radiates boyish charm.

But his aesthetic is "thinking-man's pop," a latter-day Billy Joel-meets-Jeff Lynne.

And he's an Ohio boy down in Nashville making a go of it, so check him out Thursday, June 2, at the Scarlet and Grey Caf. Call (614) 291-2347.