GEORGE PORTER JR. & THE RUNNIN’ PARDNERS
After gaining fame as bassist for The Meters, George Porter Jr. now spends his time keeping pace with The Runnin’ Pardners. The New Orleans band mixes funk, R&B and rock, as Porter focuses on keeping an upbeat sound. Porter grabs a guitar or two with support from Bonnie Blue. 8 p.m. Sept. 13, Freebird Live, 200 N. First St., Jacksonville Beach, $15, 246-2473, freebirdlive.com.