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Preston’s picks: Charley Pride at Arlington Music Hall; Esme Patterson at Three Links

Esme Patterson
Esme Patterson

Charley Pride at Arlington Music Hall

This year marks country crooner Charley Pride’s 50th anniversary in the music business, and to celebrate, he’s hitting the road for a series of performances. Although it’s been five years since Pride, who is an investor in the Texas Rangers and has called Dallas home for decades, has released new music, his set list will undoubtedly feature fan favorites like Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’ or A Shoulder to Cry On. “I feel blessed that I’m still going strong after 50 years,” Pride said in a statement. “I’ve always loved to sing for audiences and that’s never going to change.” Don’t miss an opportunity to watch the man at work in an intimate setting.

7:30 p.m. Saturday. Arlington Music Hall, Arlington. $65-$125.

Esme Patterson at Three Links Event Center

Denver-based singer-songwriter Esme Patterson characterizes her sound as “soulful dream-rock” on her Facebook page, and it’s hard to argue with that label. Her latest album, We Were Wild, the follow-up to 2013’s Woman to Woman, bobs and weaves between elbow-throwing rave-ups (album opener Feel Right is a blissful kick in the teeth) and languid mid-tempo gems (No River glides along on Patterson’s gorgeous vocals), marking Patterson as yet another ferociously talented female artist carving out a distinct path this year — see also: Mitski, Waxahatchee or Torres — with little regard for how anyone else might feel about it. With Winstons.

8 p.m. Wednesday. Three Links Event Center, Dallas. $12 advance, $14 day of show.

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