Blues singer Karen Lovely and her band will a mix of contemporary and old-school blues at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, at Roscoe's BBQ, 117 S. Main St. Phoenix. There is no cover charge. On Saturday, March 2, Lovely and her group will perform at 9 p.m. at Alex's Plaza Restaurant and Bar, 35 N. Main St. Ashland. The cover costs $5. Lovely won second place at the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn. She was nominated for best contemporary blues female artist for the 2011 Blues Music Awards, competing against bluesman Buddy Guy for the win.