Use this guide to find music and comedy shows in the Seattle area this week, July 20-26.

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Seattle is a music city. On any given night, there are dozens of events worth attending. To that end, it can be a daunting task to find the show that’s worth the trek. This weekly guide can help you filter by recommended shows, your favorite genres, and the days you have free, so you can really see what’s happening when.


This Week’s Highlights:

Capitol Hill Block Party, gates open 3 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, on Capitol Hill. Like Bumbershoot on a small scale, Capitol Hill Block Party is a music staple for your Seattle summer. The three-day festival has six stages, both indoor and outdoor, showcasing local and national talent in one of Seattle’s artsiest and most inclusive neighborhoods. This year catch notable acts like indie-folk crooner Father John Misty, quirky pop-punk band Great Grandpa, and PARISALEXA, triple threat soul singer-songwriter-producer. Pro tip: Don’t miss the shows at the stage in the Cha Cha Lounge, where fresh bands on the rise often make a debut.

Sheryl Crow, 7 p.m., Saturday at White River Amphitheater. Since the early ’90s, Sheryl Crow has captivated audiences with her rare ability to pen songs that manage to be as fun, danceable and commercial as they are emotionally resonant and nuanced. Along with releasing ten studio albums and performing alongside artists like the Dixie Chicks and Kid Rock, Crow survived a battle with breast cancer in 2006. A pioneering woman in music and a kick-butt role model, Crow and her country-tinged pop are well worth the price of admission.