Cat Power "There will be a standby line on the night of the shows and people will be admitted on a first come, first-served basis as seats become available." That's what Wall Street Rising's website says about the next seven days of sold out free shows happening at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Count on some of those people who got their free tickets a month ago not showing up and get there early tonight for the Cat Power show. Hopefully she'll preview some of her dreamy new material. Grammy award-winning blues and gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama share the bill.

This week we also welcome the Country Music Awards to NYC. The actual event is Tuesday night at MSG, but you can get in the spirit tonight with a country music happy hour at Knitting Factory followed by a pre-CMA performance by Lee Ann Womack and Shooter Jennings at Bowery Ballroom.

All of Monday's shows...

Knitting Factory (Main Space) - Nathaniel Mayer, Langhorne Slim
Knitting Factory (tap bar) - Country Music Happy Hour (5PM) (free with 1/2 price drinks) - Sweet William, The Blue Moon Ramblers
Mercury Lounge - Mugison, Greg Garing, Chris Jansen
Scenic - Vietnam, The Witnesses, TK Webb
The Delancey - Stiffed, Juneteenth, Michele Shaprow, Cholo
Tribeca Performing Arts Center - Blind Boys of Alabama, Cat Power (Wall Street Rising Concert series) (free w/ ticket)
Carnegie Hall - GRAND OLE OPRY 80th ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE - Trace Adkins, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Charley Pride, Ricky Skaggs, Bill Anderson, Little Jimmy Dickens, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood
Irving Plaza - Keith Urban
Blue Note - The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Bowery Ballroom - Lee Ann Womack, Shooter Jennings
Joe's Pub - Jorge Drexler
Nokia Theatre Times Square - Cross Canadian Ragweed, Dierks Bentley, Pat Green

Say tunied for Tuesday-Sunday shows tomorrow.

What did we miss?