Fowler Fest 2010. Kevin Fowler, with Aaron Watson, Kyle Park and Curtis Grimes. 4 p.m. Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 W. U.S. 290. $24.50-$95.50. www.nuttybrown.com.
Leonel Soto. Mexican singersongwriter Leonel Soto brings an indie rock vibe to his lyrical songs. He performs a solo concert. 6 p.m. Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales St. $10. www. esquinatangoaustin.com. 5242772.
— Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Will Taylor and Strings Attached at the Central Presbyterian Church. An unusual tribute within a tribute, as Austin’s masters of string reinterpretation of popular music tackle a full set of classic Willie Nelson songs — in the style of western swing titan Bob Wills. Karen Mal, Mark Utter and Steve Carter are guest vocalists. If you want the opportunity to hear some of Nelson’s best without staying up past midnight or baking in the sun all day, here’s your chance. 8 p.m. $10-$35. 200 E. Eighth St. www. stringsattached.org.
— Patrick Caldwell
Also recommended: Night Fever Vol. 3 at the Scoot Inn, birthday celebration for Laurie Gallardo with Stereo is a Lie, the Midgetmen and others at the Mohawk, Soulhat at Antone’s, Lydia at Emo’s, Kalu James at Momo’s, Royal Forest at the Parish, Opposite Day at the Hole in the Wall.
Claremont Piano Trio. Featuring the music of Beethoven, Brahms and Fauré as part of the Austin Chamber Music Festival. 7:30 p.m. $25. First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover Ave. www. austinchambermusic.org.
Gospel Festival. Featuring Minister Leland Adams, Melanie Watson, the Unity Mass Choir, Trudy Nunez, Onesimus, and more. 6 p.m. $10. Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, 1106 E. 11th St.