If the kids are back in school then it’s time again for the MTV Video Music Awards, taking place Tuesday, Sept. 12 from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. and, of course, televised and streaming across all of MTV’s platforms. Taylor Swift leads all nominees (shocking!) with 11, followed by SZA with eight. Shakira will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and Diddy will take home the Global Icon Award; both will perform, with Demi Lovato, Doja Cat, Tomorrow X Together, the Stray Kids, Maneskin, Anitta, Karol G and Kelsea Ballerini also slated to take the stage. More information and updates via mtv.com/vma.
Other events (all subject to change)…
FRIDAY, SEPT. 8
The ukulele sextet D’ukes get plucky at 3 p.m. from the Chelmsford Social Club. Tickets via veeps.com.
The rock quartet Morning in May plays at 6:30 p.m. from Baltimore. Tickets via veeps.com.
New Orleans’ brassy Soul Rebels perform at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. from Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club in New Hampshire. Tickets via veeps.com.
Saxophonist Billy Harper and his Quintet play through Sunday, Sept. 10, at Dizzy’s Club in New York City. Watch via jazzlive.com.
The Jerry Douglas Band streams live at 8 p.m. from Big Top Chautauqua. Tickets via veeps.com.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 9
Steel Pulse, Common Kings and others will perform as part of the Holo Holo Music Festival, a two-day event in California that this year is raising money for the Maui Strong Fund and Chef Hui Maui Relief Fund. Tickets and other information via holoholofestival.com.
HourGlass, Cole Larravide, Lola, Chay Vicious and Therealaddam perform as part of an emerging artist showcase at 6:30 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com.
The trio Wave To Earth plays at 7:30 p.m. from New York City, with slchld opening. Tickets via veeps.com.
Michael Perry and Blue Canvas Orchestra host an “Old Last Night” open mic session at 8 p.m. from Big Top Chautauqua. Tickets via veeps.com.
Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood, Charles Esten and others take part in a special “Opry Remembers 9/11″ concert at 9 p.m. from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Watch free via circleallaccess.com.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 10
The Grammy Award-nominated Southern Avenue plays at 7:30 p.m. from Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club in New Hampshire. Tickets via veeps.com.
North Carolina’s Superchunk streams live at 8 p.m. from Ardmore, Pa. Watch with a subscription to nugs.net.
Punk favorites Bowling For Soup rock at 9:15 p.m. from New York City. Tickets via veeps.com.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 12
Ozzy, Sharon, Jack and Kelly are back with a second season of “The Osbournes” — not a new version of the legendary TV show but a podcast, which has been on hiatus for five years. The family will discuss “everything from romance to true crime” during the 20 episodes filmed and recorded at Ozzy and Sharon’s house and also including Ozzy episodes with friend and musician Billy Morrison. It’s available wherever podcast can be found, including on YouTube.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13
Trombonist Mariel Bildsten and her Septet play at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. from Dizzy’s Club in New York City. Watch via jazzlive.com.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 14
The Hot Sardines play jazz at 7 p.m. from Birdland in New York City. Tickets via veeps.com.
The Revivalists and Band of Horses stream their show from Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado at 10 p.m. Tickets via veeps.com.