The Man in Black would have turned 83 just about a week ago, and this evening, the Bell House pays tribute to the country music legend for the fifth year running. Tonight’s Johnny Cash Birthday Bash is headlined by classic country-folk outfit Alex Battles & the Whiskey Rebellion, whose frontman has been plucking the banjo since childhood. Joining them are a host of local musicians, including the Calamity Janes, an all-female group that specializes in fiddling and distinctive songwriting and will open with a set of Carter Family tunes. Friday’s event is 21+, but this year, for the first time, the celebration will extend to Sunday for an all-ages show that will include gospel music.

March 6-8, 8 p.m., 2015