If anyone can make us forget the saxophone overload of the '80s and remind us of the instrument’s soulful best qualities, it's got to be Maceo Parker. The N.C.-born musician and bandleader is renowned for his work with both James Brown and Parliament Funkadelic. He's also played with De La Soul, Prince, Jane's Addiction and Dave Matthews Band — all while releasing 16 or his own albums over 40-plus years. His Soul Classics came out just last month. Parker and his Funk Orchestra make a stop at Pisgah Brewing's outdoor stage on Friday, Oct. 5. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. The Funk Ark opens and plays late-night. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 day of show. Hopster VIP passes are $50. http://pisgahbrewing.com.