Here’s our picks for Top 5 concerts this weekend in New Hampshire.

In the Queen City, Josh Ritter (whose latest album is “Gathering”) plays an acoustic show at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St. Tickets: $40.50 to $65.50. Info: 668-5588 or

The Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center, 39 S. Main St., Plymouth, features guitar great Jimmie Vaughan and Tilt-A-Whirl Band, with Mark T. Small, at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $45 and $55. Plus, singer-songwriter Lori McKenna Band, with Whitney Fenimore, plays at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $34 and $39. Info: 536-2551 or

On the Seacoast, punk-rock’s Social Distortion, with Will Hoge and Pony Bradshaw, plays the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Blvd., at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $37. Info: 929-4100 or

In Derry, Marc Cohn (of “Walking in Memphis” fame) will do an 8 p.m. show today at Tupelo Music Hall, 10 A St. Tickets: $45 to $55. Info: 437-5100 or