Big 3: Top events Saturday and Sunday
1. Monster Jam at Ford Field
Grave Digger, Max-D, El Toro Loco, Monster Mutt and more will rev their massive, custom-built engines for monster truck racing and gravity-defying freestyle competitions. This is the 25th anniversary for Monster Jam. 5:30 p.m. Sat. doors, 7 p.m. Sat. show. $15 and up. 2000 Brush, Detroit. monsterjam.com.
2. Ann Arbor Folk Festival at Hill Auditorium
Now in its 40th year, this year the second day of the Ann Arbor folk festival features Indigo Girls, Margo Price, Kiefer Sutherland — yes, the actor, who is also a country singer/songwriter — Over the Rhine, We Banjo 3, Davina and the Vagabonds and Corn Potato String Band. The bash is emceed by Susan Werner. 6 p.m. Sat. $37.50-$200 one night, $67.50-$360 two nights. 825 N. University, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451.
3. Tramaine Hawkins at Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church
Grammy Award-winning Gospel singer Tramaine Hawkins visits Detroit to kick off a new music series titled “Saturday Night Live ... a Salute to Sunday Morning Church.” Hawkins will be joined by Detroit-based artists Bill Moss Jr., Gerard Brooks and the Michael Fletcher Chorale. 7 p.m. Sat. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 21150 Moross, Detroit. (313) 884-6648 or mtpleasantch.org.