David Wilcox, the “god of alternative tunings,” will visit the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 E. Genesee St., on Friday, May 6, 8 p.m. Known for his soft, warm guitar style and matching vocals, Wilcox has been writing songs for more than 30 years and has released more than a dozen albums to date. This will be Wilcox’s first appearance with the concert series presented by the Folkus Project, a local nonprofit organization that sponsors folk and acoustic shows as well as promotes a monthly “second Saturday” series at the Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave. “I always knew music would be in my life, but it’s a real treat to do it as a living,” Wilcox said in a phone interview. “It’s a system of communication between my heart and mind.” Admission is $15. For information, call 657-4982.
• Oneonta-based production company live- LIVE is brings Geoff Hartwell and Yonrico Scott to the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 246 W. Willow St., for a no-cover Cinco De Mayo celebration on Thursday, May 5, 9 p.m. The band has been dubbed “The East Coast Blues Revue” thanks to the dirty slide-guitar blues that Hartwell brings to the party. Hartwell has shared stages with guitarists including Gregg Allman, Sonny Landreth and John Hammond, while Yonrico is the Grammy Award-winning drummer of the Derek Trucks Band. The liveLIVE company will also host a 30-band camp-out festival on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, at The Blow Down, 1170 Kelly Corners Road, Oneonta. For more information, visit www.livelivefestival.com.
• The summer’s annual cruise nights begin on Thursday, May 5, at Bella Domani Catering, 5988 E. Taft Road, North Syracuse, where weekly car shows with music and food will be jamming right through September. Deejay Marty Santy will spin oldies and disco near the cars, with local singer-songwriter Kristin Turo offering country and 1990sera pop covers near the food. The event, which runs from 6 p.m. until dark, is free to get in, with a $6 tariff for barbecue goodies. For details, visit www.belladomanicruise.com.
David Wilcox: The talented guitarist plays at May Memorial on Friday.