It’s a big weekend for live music in Lakeland, including the debut of a listening room in Dixieland. Here are some highlights in chronological order, followed by our full music calendar:

🎶 Classic Albums Live revives “Green River,” a CCR 1969 release producing two No. 2 hits, at RP Funding Center tonight. Tickets: $29-39.

🎶 Coldplay meets Beethoven via the Imperial Symphony Orchestra in a Rotary benefit at Polk Theatre tonight. Tickets: $50

Dan Signor, the musician behind Union Hall, warms up on the new venue’s stage.

🎶 Dixieland’s newly opened listening room, Union Hall, debuts its first music weekend with songbird Anisette Mayer tonight, locally popular Brian Sutherland and Munn Park Saints Friday (tickets: $12-$15) and Tampa’s soulful Nalani Rothrock and Josh Lamkin Saturday (tickets: $12 )

🎶 MrENC, whom Creative Loafing describes as “a dark lord of Central Florida art-rock,” releases new album “On And On And On” at LkldLive Friday. Opening: Sprit and the Cosmic Heart and Emily Jones. The music will be interpreted live by visual artists Bump Galletta and Jason DeMeo. Tickets: $7-$10

🎶 Country hitmakers Eli Young Band ( “Crazy Girl” made several top-song-of-2011 lists) play Wild Greg’s Saloon Saturday. Tickets: $20-$25


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