If you haven't screamed the lyrics to "I Believe I Can Fly" with your friends in the car, you've clearly been "Trapped in the Closet" for all these years. (Seriously though, you have to give R. Kelly mad props for sustaining a 32 chapter-long opera -- as much as you tell others how ridiculous it is). The pro-basketball-player-turned-King-of-R&B has exploited himself like no other musician, from writing music for 2012's Sparkle film to producing his own Christmas album last year. He's also become a timeless classic for the club -- We can confidently say that people will never stop "bumpin' and grindin'" to "Ignition Remix." You better believe that R. Kelly's After Party tour flies into the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
Prolific British DJ and producer Simon Green (aka Bonobo) is known for layering entrancing vocals by artists like Rhye, Erykah Badu and Andreya Triana over lush, sweeping, often cinematic instrumentals. He's just released his latest Ninja Tune album, Migration, which is heating up electronic music charts around the world, and now Bonobo's hitting the road. Catch the globetrotting L.A.-based artist when he plays a DJ set under the stars at the Greek Theatre. Opening sets by Bob Moses and Tourist.
The Shins are a multiple Grammy nominated American band formed by James Mercer in Albuquerque in 1996. After a few years of self-financed singles, demos and van tours, the band was signed by Sub Pop Records who subsequently released its first three full length records. They helped redefine what indie rock could be, trading in low-fi grit for quirky pop melodies on earworms like "New Slang," "Know Your Onion!" and "Caring is Creepy." Four albums, millions of sales and a couple Grammy nominations later, The Shins and frontman James Mercer are still pushing the boundaries of indie rock. Their new album, Heartworms, brings their trademark insanely catchy melodies and wraps them up in ambitious, layered soundscapes. Don't miss it when The Shins hit the stage for this concert under the stars at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
On a Thursday night in 1980, millions of living rooms across the UK were set on fire by a blazing TV performance by Adam and the Ants. With his "warrior pop" sound and eccentric stage persona, Adam Ant first burst onto the music scene as part of the groundbreaking post-punk rock group, finding success with a string of chart-topping hits, including "Stand and Deliver," "Dog Eat Dog" and "Prince Charming." After the dissolution of that band, Ant propelled his unique, dynamic sound into a solo career that has spanned six albums and more than 30 years. In celebration of the 35th anniversary of his landmark album Kings of the Wild Frontier, Ant hits the road for his North American Anthems tour, which brings him to LA's legendary Greek Theatre.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Combining great Japanese cuisine and live music, Yoshi's Oakland has quickly become one of the world's most respected venues for jazz, rock, blues and more. What started as a small sushi bar has blossomed into an award-winning live performance venue with a state-of-the-art sound system and design, occupying 17,000 square feet in the heart of Oakland's Jack London Square. Yoshi's Oakland has hosted such legendary jazz greats as Betty Carter, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Diana Krall, Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Harry Connick Jr., Oscar Peterson and hundreds of others, and has also expanded its focus to present a variety of musical genres -- and even popular comedians.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 10:00pm (Peter White)Monday September 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (Slackers In Paradise)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 8:00pm (Jim Kweskin & Meredith Axelrod)
The biggest R&B and hip-hop hitmakers of the early 2000s take the stage of The Microsoft Theater for the Pain is Love Tour. A Grammy Award-winning rapper and star of the blockbuster franchise The Fast and the Furious, Ludacris proves that he can juggle a successful career in both music and acting. In the past, he's cranked out numerous hits like "Rollout (My Business)," "Move B*tch" and "Saturday (Oooh Oooh)." Earlier this year, he released a new single featuring Ty Dolla Sign, "Vitamin D." Ever since she exploded onto the scene with her successful self-titled debut in 2002, Ashanti has remained a musical mainstay. Rapper Ja Rule tallied a number of huge crossover successes and platinum records thanks to the combination of his gruff raps and sweet choruses from the likes of R. Kelly and Jennifer Lopez. Together, the duo has produced hits like "Mesmerize," "Always on Time" and "Wonderful." The concert will also feature performances by Fat Joe, Foxy Brown, Lloyd, Da Brat and Lil' Mo.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
From rock legends, folk acts and jazz quartets to incomparable hip-hop artists and buzz-worthy indie rock bands, this innovative venue is serving up some of the best music the city has to offer -- along with some of its finest vintages. New York's City Winery is a truly unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes and fine dining. The brainchild of Michael Dorf, founder of the hugely successful Knitting Factory, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space where folks can not only listen to great music, but also make their own wine, indulging their passion for quality cuisine, art and friendship.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, and John Jorgenson)Friday September 22, 2017 / 11:30pm (Wasabassco Burlesque)Sunday September 24, 2017 / Noon (A Beautiful Jazz Brunch)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 8:00pm (Red Molly)Monday September 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (Avery*Sunshine)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pm (Words & Music by Dan Wilson)Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Madeleine Peyroux and Dayna Kurtz)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Madeleine Peyroux and Dayna Kurtz)
Let the melodies of a lost Chinese civilization carry you away with this breathtaking show presented by Falun Dafa Association of New England. The rippling notes of the pipa transport you to an imperial banquet, where maidens dance under a silvery moon. In a sudden shift, powerful drumbeats conjure an ancient battlefield where the valor of heroes stands out. The New York-based Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra was formed in response to the many theatergoers who longed to hear the music of Shen Yun -- the phenomenally successful dance spectacular -- in concert form. Shen Yun's approach, from the composition to the expression of the music, results in a vivid sound with deep emotional range. It's the ultimate in musical storytelling. The Orchestra's performance at Boston Symphony Hall features Shen Yun's most celebrated original compositions and award-winning singers, along with timeless orchestral classics by Dvorak, Suppé and Tchaikovsky.
Following on the heels of its acclaimed sister venues in New York City, Chicago, Boston and Nashville, City Winery Atlanta offers the best in intimate live music and comedy performances, along with fine dining, wine tastings and classes. Bringing the winery experience to the hot and happening Ponce City Market, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space that appeals to culture lovers and foodies alike, with performances from music legends like Don McLean, John Doe of X, Aaron Neville, Matthew Sweet, J.D. Souther and many more.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Mountain Heart)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 8:00pm (The Church)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 8:00pm (Yesterday & Today - The Interactive Beatles Experience)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 8:00pm (Paul Kelly)Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Wye Oak)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 8:00pm (Comedy and Cocktails In The Den w/ Host Damon Sumner)Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 8:00pm (Tommy Fleming)Wednesday October 4, 2017 / 8:00pm (Elephant Revival)
Two of the most powerful voices in hip hop take the stage at the Shoreline Amphitheatre for a landmark concert, as Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas perform live. Lauryn Hill first rose to prominence as a member of the Fugees, with her vocals on "Killing Me Softly" making that song a chart-topping hit, before branching out for a solo career anchored by The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, one of the biggest selling rap records of all-time. Nas burst onto the scene as a teenager with his magnum opus, Illmatic, and ranks among the top MCs of all-time thanks to his amazing flow and storytelling abilities, which are captured over a series of powerful albums and singles. They'll be joined by rising reggae artist Chronixx, Nick Grant, comedian Hannibal Buress and other guests.
Thanks to a recent $8 million renovation, the gorgeous art-deco Bethesda Theatre is now Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, a hot spot for live music, dining and drinking. The club offers great entertainment from top national blues and jazz artists, plus the best talent from the mid-Atlantic region, in an intimate setting with excellent acoustics. Enjoy a great dinner served up with a heaping side of blues and jazz -- Executive Chef William Pack Jr. has created a Creole/Cajun-inspired menu with a bevy of mouthwatering choices, including delicious desserts.
Sunday October 1, 2017 / 5:30pm (Pink Alive Breast Cancer Concert w/ Maimouna Youssef, The Amours & Victoria Skie)Wednesday October 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (B.J. Jansen & Common Ground Feat: Delfeayo Marsalis and Duane Eubanks)
It'll be no small feat fitting three mega-watt jazz luminaries on a single bill, but the Segerstrom Center is up to the challenge. The Costa Mesa arts hub kicks off its jazz season with three Grammy-winning, game-changing legends. First up is composer, pianist and "In Crowd" expert Ramsey Lewis, who'll lead his quintet through musical highlights from his 50-year career (one that's been so filled with prestige that the veteran hipster has memorabilia on display in the Smithsonian). The concert continues with L.A. guitar guru Lee Ritenour, of Fourplay fame, and saxophonist Ernie Watts, who's blown beside everyone from Cannonball Adderley to Zappa.
Romantic neo-soul crooner Maxwell slides into the Concord Pavilion for a sizzling outdoor show under the stars. Find out why The New York Times called Maxwell "one of R&B's most elegant accessories to seduction" as the charismatic crooner performs tracks like "Lake By the Ocean," his Grammy-winning hit "Pretty Wings," and other unforgettable tracks such as "Fortunate," "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)" and "Sumthin' Sumthin'." But first, you'll swoon to the throwback grooves of R&B singer and producer extraordinaire Raphael Saadiq, whose sultry burners such as "Good Man" and "Love That Girl" will transport you back to the '60s. He'll also perform a string of hits that span his prolific 20-year career. Sensational R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan ("Need U Bad") kicks things off.
"Something's Coming," and it's definitely gonna be good. Experience the emotional power of West Side Story as it's stripped down to its musical essence, focusing the spotlight on Leonard Bernstein's beautiful melodies and Stephen Sondheim's exquisite lyrics. The Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates the 100th anniversary of Bernstein's birth with this concert version of the complete score at the Kimmel Center. Guest vocalists direct from Broadway will no doubt shine on beloved favorites like "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty," and of course, "Somewhere." That gorgeous standard's been covered by more than 200 artists, ranging from classic recordings by legends like Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits to lesser-known cover artists like Devo, and Little Richard.
Catch the love train back to the era when the Afros were big, the bell bottoms were bigger and grooves were specifically designed to make you shake and sweat all over the dance floor. Superflydisco: The Ultimate 70's Disco Funk was dreamed up back in 2004, after a multi-year tour of the globe inspired Vito to bring the infectious sounds of the 1970s back to his hometown. On tour, he joined up with a few other acts that were throwin' down some heavy 70s disco-funk and brought them to Falls Church for Superflydisco: The Ultimate 70's Disco Funk party. Together, they have over 50 years of collective experience performing, recording and touring -- and they'll bring it all to the stage at the State Theatre so you can boogie woogie oogie 'till you just can't boogie no more (or until last call, whichever).
Friday October 6, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Since 2000, The Mountain Faith Band has performed their unique brand of Americana and roots music to audiences from coast to coast. Now the group comes to the Atlanta area for this concert at The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts.
Texan troubadour Josh Abbott loves his home state -- and he's got the songs to prove it. Abbott's regional hit (and ode to the music he grew up on) "She's Like Texas" first grabbed audiences' and music critics' attention in 2010 and the singer-songwriter went on to hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with his single "Oh, Tonight." Now, the entire Josh Abbott Band -- fiddler Preston Wait, drummer Eddie Villanueva, lead guitarist Caleb Keeter, bassist James Hertless and Abbott's college buddy Austin Davis on banjo -- brings their charm and fresh country sound to House of Blues San Diego. Fellow Lone Star State artist William Clark Green opens up the show with tracks like "Ringling Road" and "Still Think About You."
Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Door Time at 7:00pm)
Take a chance on this ABBA tribute at San Francisco's Regency Ballroom, a stage spectacular that delivers the Swedish supergroup's greatest hits with stunning '70s flair and stellar showmanship. A soaring showcase of note-perfect renditions of hits like "Waterloo," "Fernando," "Dancing Queen," "SOS," "Money, Money, Money" and, of course, "Mamma Mia," ABBA The Concert has played to packed houses all over the country, even selling out the famed Hollywood Bowl. The real band hasn't toured for more than 30 years, but you can get tickets now for the next best thing.
A total high-energy package, Howl at the Moon is the experience that brings together a live concert AND a full bar, and the fun doesn't stop short at their spot in Universal City. Try switching out the DJ for a live show that features musicians jamming out to their own renditions of dance anthems and party hits. Whether it's that pop song you hear on repeat on the radio or a good old '90s throwback, Howl at the Moon re-charges each tune with a new, refreshing kick that gets the crowd jumping. Massive buckets of sugar-fueled cocktails also lend a hand to the party, with treats like sparkling vodka apple lemonade, a Fruit Roll-Up-inspired medley and more.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 7:00pm
There've been hit songs written about it, seminal live albums recorded on its stage, and turned into a hip celebrity hangout by Sinatra and Monroe. Named after its first regular headliner, Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, Birdland feathered its first nest on Broadway in 1949, and has since become synonymous with New York jazz. Count Basie and his band made the club their home, as did Coltrane, Monk, Dizzy, Miles and more. Now on West 44th in Midtown Manhattan, Birdland's still going strong, and is called "close to perfection for serious fans and musicians" by The New York Times, with its awesome sight lines, pristine acoustics and an award-winning Cajun-American menu. You'll find the most famous names in jazz on its stage, as well as exciting up-and-comers every night of the week.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 11:00pm (Coltrane Revisited)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 6:00pm (Eric Comstock)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 11:00pm (Coltrane Revisited)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 6:00pm (Gabrielle Stravelli)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 11:00pm (Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra)Monday September 25, 2017 / 9:30pm (Jim Caruso's Cast Party)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 11:00pm (Pharoah Sanders Quartet)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 5:30pm (David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band)
Danceability has always been an engine of pop music, but which decade -- the '80s or the '90s -- had the songs that can still make modern feet move? That very question will be answered in one night at The Fillmore as Biz Markie and top cover bands curate a stream of hits from both glorious eras. Markie, a beatboxer and rapper known for his 1989 Top 10 song "Just a Friend," plays host and DJ while '80s and '90s cover bands Here's to the Night and The New Romance perform expert renditions of your favorite dance-worthy songs.
Soft-rock superstars Air Supply were the kings of the 1980s romantic ballad, and they've been tugging at heartstrings ever since. The duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock enjoyed a remarkable run of seven straight Top 5 singles in the early '80s, and songs like "Lost In Love," "All Out of Love," "The One That You Love" and "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" continue to be staples of adult-contemporary radio. Relive those huge hits, along with some of Air Supply's newer songs, when they hit the stage of the Fred Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
More than four decades into her remarkable career, singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, author -- and new mom -- Janet Jackson remains as powerful an entertainer as ever. One of the best-selling artists in history and the record holder for most consecutive Top 10 hits by a woman, Jackson has a massive catalog of hits that includes "The Pleasure Principle," "Control," "Nasty," "All for You," "Again," "Rhythm Nation" and many more. But she's not resting on her laurels: her latest album, 2015's Unbreakable, became her seventh to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. See this multiple Grammy winner in a new, state-of-the-art live production featuring more than 20 fan favorites, plus some soon-to-be released new tracks, when she comes to Sacramento's Golden 1 Center on her State of the World Tour.
Founded in 1965, Blues Alley is the nation's oldest operating jazz supper club, having showcased such internationally renowned artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Grover Washington Jr., Ramsey Lewis, Charlie Byrd, Maynard Ferguson and Eva Cassidy. Located in the heart of historic Georgetown in an 18th century red brick carriage house, Blues Alley offers a unique and intimate ambiance, reminiscent of the jazz clubs of the 1920s and '30s. Go for just the music and drinks, or make it an evening and choose from authentic Creole cuisine, steak and seafood dishes.
Monday September 25, 2017 / 10:00pm (Drew Tucker & The New Standard)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 10:00pm (Steve Smith & Vital Information NYC Edition)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 10:00pm (An Evening with Chantae Cann)Monday October 2, 2017 / 10:00pm (George Mason University Jazz Ensemble)Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 10:00pm (Band of Roses)Wednesday October 4, 2017 / 10:00pm (Peter Bernstein - Larry Goldings - Bill Stewart Trio)Monday October 9, 2017 / 10:00pm (ERIC NOLAN of the O'Jays)Tuesday October 10, 2017 / 10:00pm (LOIDE)
From the top-quality live musical guests to its exceptional Southern cuisine, Biscuits & Blues is the perfect San Francisco spot to enjoy a night of down-home entertainment nearly every night of the week. Located in the heart of the theater district, this intimate venue hosts the best regional and national blues and jazz acts in a comfortable, close-up setting that's open to all ages. Voted America's No. 1 blues nightclub by The Blues Foundation and the Bay Area Blues Society, it's also known for serving up some of the best fried chicken in the entire region, not to mention California wines, microbrews and specialty cocktails.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 9:00pm (Lloyd Gregory)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues w/ Chris Cain)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 9:30pm (Twice As Good)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 9:30pm (Terrie Odabi)Friday September 29, 2017 / 10:00pm (Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 9:30pm (Chris Cain Band)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 9:00pm (Paula Harris & The Nate Ginsberg Trio)Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 9:30pm (Bay City Blues w/ Chris Cain Special Guest Daniel Castro)
The most successful American rock band of all time, Chicago has been hitting the Top 40 album charts for five decades. Bringing horns to the forefront of rock, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers scored an incredible string of hits (21 Top 10s in all), including "Saturday in the Park," "Beginnings," "If You Leave Me Now" and "25 or 6 to 4." The group began as a politically charged and often experimental rock band, fusing rock, jazz, funk and soul, and evolved into a softer sound with hit ballads like "Hard to Say I'm Sorry," "You're the Inspiration" and "Look Away." Today, Chicago is still going strong, with founding members Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow and Walter Parazaider backed by a top-notch touring band. You can see these classic rock legends live in concert at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk.
Sunday October 1, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
Two heavy metal giants, Scorpions and Megadeth, join forces for a night of headbanging at the Forum in Los Angeles. Riding the first wave of metal in the '70s, Scorpions unleashed a string of classic anthems like "Rock You Like a Hurricane," "No One Like You" and "Wind of Change." More than 50 years since forming, they're still rocking: in 2015, they released their 19th album, Return To Forever. Helping pioneer the thrash metal genre in the early '80s, Megadeth has weathered a hard road in becoming one of metal's biggest bands. Now the five-time platinum-selling band is going stronger than ever, recently winning a Grammy for the song "Dystopia."
Experience an evening that's the best mix of historic and modern. At The Triple Door in Seattle you'll step into what was originally a 1920s vaudeville house, but has become a modern entertainment hub with plush booths, clear sight lines from every seat and the best sound system around. You can enjoy exotic cocktails and cuisine from the Wild Ginger restaurant upstairs during your show or in the Musicquarium Lounge before or after your event. The lounge features a stunning 1,900 gallon freshwater aquarium and live music most nights, making it the perfect pairing for a show. On the Main Stage you'll hear musicians from around the world and from nearly every genre, as well as a variety of other entertainment.
Monday September 25, 2017 / 7:30pm (Zarni, Steven Dale Jones & Steve Leslie)
More than four decades into her career, singer, dancer, songwriter, actress and author Janet Jackson remains as influential an all-around entertainer as ever. One of the best-selling artists in history and the female record holder for most consecutive Top 10 hits, Jackson has a catalog of favorites that includes "The Pleasure Principle," "Control," "Nasty," "All for You," "Again," "Rhythm Nation" and many more. But she's not resting on her laurels: her latest album, 2015's Unbreakable, became her seventh to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. See this living legend when she comes to the Bay Area's Concord Pavilion on her State of the World Tour.
For a singer with such powerful pipes, it's something of a shock to hear vocalist Emilie Surtees describe herself as primarily a "listener." Then again, maybe it's her extraordinary capacity to listen that gives her tribute to Sade, Lauryn Hill and Jill Scott its amazing accuracy. Surtees not only replicates hit songs, power note for power note, but communicates the soul of each singer who originally recorded them -- something that requires not only incredible vocals but also a profound appreciation of music. Be moved and amazed by a tribute artist every bit as talented as the singers she honors in this concert at Cafe Wha?
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 4:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 7:00pm
From honky-tonk country to yacht rock, Joe's Live in Rosemont has a band for every fan of a good time. National and local artists bring the best of rock, hip-hop and acoustic country to the stage, and there's also a full bar and great grub to be had, especially with Bub City barbecue right next door. You wouldn't want to get all entertained on an empty stomach, now would you?
Sunday October 1, 2017 / 6:30pm (Billy Ocean With the Ron Burgundy's)Friday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pm (The Lacs)Saturday October 7, 2017 / 9:30pm (Modern Day Romeos)Saturday October 14, 2017 / 9:00pm (7th Heaven)Saturday November 11, 2017 / 9:00pm (Hi Infidelity)Thursday November 16, 2017 / 8:00pm (Jimmy Sarr CD Release Party)
The Doobie Brothers, Little Feat and Nahko hit the stage at DTLA's Mayan Theater with some of their biggest hits, joined by musicians from around the world. Special guests are set to include Ellis Hall (Tower of Power), drummer James Gadson (Bill Withers/Al Green), harmonica man Lee Oskar (War), Grammy-nominated blues legend Vasti Jackson and others.
Jazz has not one queen but three, and impassioned vocalist Emilie Surtees will pay homage to all of them in First Ladies of Jazz & Blues. From scat to breathy ballads, "First Lady of Song" Billie Holiday could do it all while Etta James is considered one of the greatest blues singers who ever lived. And Nina Simone lit the world on fire with a vibrato that stirred souls and moved mountains. Hear some of this Holy Trinity's greatest hits as Surtees interprets them with conviction at Club Bonafide in New York.
Some of the best blues in America today isn't coming out of Chicago or the Deep South -- it's coming from New York City's Times Square, where the B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars featuring the Harlem Blues Project jam weekly at Lucille's, joined by special guests. Several soulful and dynamic musicians make up the Harlem Blues Project: Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack and Barry Harrison. Singer and bassist Dugger is a member of the New York Blues Hall of Fame, and he's shared the stage with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton and more. Guitarist Mack has played with greats like the Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Dickey Betts and Honeyboy Edwards. Drummer Harrison, a longtime band member for Johnny Copeland and Shemekia Copeland, rounds out one of the hottest blues outfits ever assembled. They're joined by a rotating cast of the finest musicians from New York City and beyond.
Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday October 10, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday October 10, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday October 17, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday October 17, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)
The House of Blues in San Diego will get a neon makeover when the Totally 80's Tour hits the stage. Missing Persons' hit list will give you instant '80s flashbacks. Bouncy new wave pop tracks like "Walking in L.A.," "Words" and "Destination Unknown" became quintessential Reagan-era earworms. And their bright, over-the-top looks helped keep their music videos on constant rotation during the early days of MTV. This musical time warp also features Bow Wow Wow, the British band most famous for "I Want Candy," When in Rome II, who broke out with dreamy dance-pop ballad "The Promise," along with The Untouchables, the infectious mod/ska band behind "Free Yourself."
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
The Apollo Theater goes from Harlem to Hollywood for one special night in celebration of Ella Fitzgerald's centennial birthday. The legendary First Lady of Song was the first female performer ever to win the Apollo's amateur contest at the tender age of 17 -- and it also happens to be where R&B songstress Patti Austin made her childhood debut as well. Though Austin may be best known for her '80s soul-pop hits "Baby, Come to Me" and "How Do You Keep the Music Playing" with James Ingram, she's since segued into a career as one of the country's most sought-after jazz singers, winning a Grammy for her 2008 disc Avant Gershwin and releasing her own best-selling salute, For Ella, which includes favorites like "Satin Doll," "Miss Otis Regrets," "The Man I Love" and "A Tisket, A Tasket." She's set to be joined under the stars at the Ford Theatres by fellow vocalists Monica Mancini and Ledisi under the direction of Grammy-winning producer Gregg Field, Fitzgerald's former drummer.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 8:00 pm (Gates open at 6pm)
One of the contemporary jazz world's biggest and best-selling stars, pianist Keiko Matsui celebrates the 30th anniversary of her recording debut with her latest disc, 2016's Journey to the Heart. The producer-composer's signature sound blends classical, new age, jazz, R&B and ambient music with both Eastern and Western influences, and has garnered her wide acclaim, more than a million records sold and a devout international following. A consummate and versatile live performer, Matsui has firmly cemented her reputation as a leading jazz fusion innovator and artist. Catch her live in concert at the Soiled Dove Underground in Denver.
Two legendary hard-rock groups, Scorpions and Megadeth, join forces for a night of heavy-metal headbanging at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. Riding the first wave of metal in the '70s, the Scorpions unleashed a string of classic anthems like "Rock You Like a Hurricane," "No One Like You" and "Wind of Change." More than 50 years since the German band first formed, they're still rocking: in 2015, they released their 19th album, Return To Forever. Helping pioneer the thrash metal sound in the early '80s, Megadeth has weathered a hard road to become one of the genre's biggest bands. Now the five-time platinum-selling group is going stronger than ever, recently winning a Grammy for the song "Dystopia." After The Crazy World Tour 2017 wraps up its U.S. dates, it heads to Russia and Eastern Europe.
The famed iX Tapa Cantina's lively one-hour mariachi show features a rotating lineup of some of the best musicians and ensembles in the country, and comes complete with a traditional three-course Mexican dinner. Choose from fajitas, carne asada and more from the special Goldstar menu, while you sip on a margarita or signature sangria available for purchase from the bar. A fine pairing of culture and cuisine, the Corazon De Mariachi dinner show will transport you from Old Town Pasadena to Old Mexico. Please see the full event description for menu options, which you can order upon arrival.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:15pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:15pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:15pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 8:15pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 8:15pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 8:15pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:15pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 8:15pm
From Pete Seeger to the Felice Brothers, the Hudson Valley Region of New York has been fertile ground for producing sonically rich, socially conscious American roots music. Featuring three past presidents of the Hudson Valley music collective, Tribes Hill, this concert at Tribeca Performing Arts Center finds local luminaries such as urban folk-jazz artist KJ Denhert, Fred Gillen, Jr., Matt Turk and the "rad trad" trio Pluck & Rail performing a thoroughly entertaining evening of regional music fusing folk, country blues, Americana and protest songs.
From Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder to the Jackson 5 and Sam & Dave, you'll hear the best tunes from soul's most popular artists in A Decade of Soul, a high-energy salute performed live on stage in one of the best blues clubs in New York. Vocalists Prentiss McNeil (The Drifters) and Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne (Wilson Pickett's Midnight Movers) head up this show featuring the best R&B music of the classic soul era. Get ready to groove at B.B. King Blues Club to hits from James Brown and Aretha Franklin, not to mention Motown and Stax artists galore. McNeil performed for close to 30 years with doo-wop group The Drifters, who were known for classics like "Save the Last Dance for Me," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Under the Boardwalk" and "Up on the Roof."
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Friday September 22, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 5:00pm (Doors Open at 4:00pm)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)Friday September 29, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Friday September 29, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pm (Door Open at 6:00pm)Saturday October 7, 2017 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
This three-man tribute to Grammy award-winning singer Michael Bublé entertains audiences by combining big-band standards from the jazz era, classic hits from the 50s/60s/70s, as well as Billboard chart toppers from today in a high-energy, singing and swinging concert. Without a doubt, Michael Bublé has become the most popular neo-crooner of this generation and Shades of Bublé follows in his footsteps -- times three! With three voices singing incredible songs like "Sway," "Quando, Quando, Quando," "Moondance," "Come Fly With Me," "Fever," "Save the Last Dance for Me," "Feeling Good" and many others, the afternoon at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center promises to be one filled with exciting harmonies, smooth choreography and nostalgia.
Thanks to hits like "Misty," "Chances Are," "The Twelfth of Never," "Wonderful! Wonderful!" and "It's Not for Me to Say," legendary crooner Johnny Mathis was one of the biggest musical stars of the 20th century. He's been singing romantic jazz and pop standards for 61 years now and has sold some 350 million albums over the course of his storied career. At this concert at the City National Civic in San Jose, Mathis will be celebrating his six decades in music with an evening of unforgettable songs you won't want to miss.
In a concert they're calling A Night of Love and War, R&B stars Keith Sweat and Tamar Braxton throw down at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. Since he first hit the charts in 1987, O.G. soul star Keith Sweat has specialized in house-party jams like his breakout single "I Want Her" and the slow-burning "Make It Last Forever," plus hits like "Twisted" and "Nobody." The American Music Award-winner and New Jack Swing innovator's latest release is the well-received 2016 disc Dress to Impress. Tamar Braxton, who in addition to being Toni Braxton's sister and a star on shows like Braxton Family Values, The Real and Dancing With the Stars, is a powerhouse soul singer in her own right. Her 2012 single "Love and War" hit No. 1 on the R&B charts and her upcoming fifth album includes her latest single, "My Man."
Inspired by the vibrant music scene of New Orleans during Jazz Fest, Brooklyn Comes Alive is back for its third year! World-class musicians will perform in unique jam sessions, supergroups and never-before-seen collaborations over two days at three neighborhood staple venues all within walking distance -- Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Schimanski. Your ticket includes in-and-out access to each of the three venues, creating an indoor music festival feeling all within the heart of Williamsburg. See the full event listing for band lineup.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / Noon-11:30pmSept. 23 @ Noon - Sept. 24 @ 11:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / Noon-11:30pm
Puerto Rican reggaeton artist and TV star Ivy Queen takes the stage at Xalos Nightclub in Anaheim for an evening of top hits. Since '03, she's released gold and platinum-selling albums Diva, Flashback and Sentimiento, not to mention the Grammy-nominated Musa. Top singles include "In the Zone" and "La Vida es Asi," and you'll no doubt hear tunes from her 2017 disc The Queen Is Here.
Located in the heart of Manhattan, the high-end cabaret and jazz club Metropolitan Room brings the latest in live music to New York City. Fabulous award-winning performers like Annie Ross and Baby Jane Dexter take the stage in an intimate 115-seat setting reminiscent of the golden age of cabaret. From jazz and blues to Great American Songbook favorites and standards, this club's got it all on the lineup. The venue's also been known to host a fun night of stand-up comedy.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:00pm (Walter Willison)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 9:30pm (Andrea Bell Wolff)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 4:00pm (Rob Wortzel)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 9:00pm (24 Hour Marathon)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:00pm (Margo Brown)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 9:30pm (Dragaret)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pm (Frank Frascati)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 9:30pm (Tyce Performs Meat Loafs Bat Out Of Hell in Full)
Not Fade Away re-creates the joyful sound and on-stage energy of early-rock pioneer Buddy Holly, along with fellow greats Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. But this nationally-touring tribute act, backed by a live band on vintage-style instruments, puts their own modern rockabilly spin on truly classic songs like "That'll Be the Day," "Oh Donna," "Summertime Blues," "Peggy Sue," "Maybe Baby" and of course, "Not Fade Away," along with those from Valens ("La Bamba") and the Big Bopper ("Chantilly Lace"). Plus, tickets include lunch or dinner served prior to the performance at Peoria's Arizona Broadway Theatre, with soup or salad and choice of entree.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pm (Dining Begins at 5:30pm)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 2:00pm (Dining Begins at Noon)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 2:00pm (Dining Begins at Noon)
For two days, the A3C Festival will bring some of the biggest names in hip hop -- as well as rap's rising stars -- to the heart of downtown Atlanta. On the first day, you'll see acts like Fool's Gold label head DJ A-Trak, Rich Homie Quan, DJ Drama and Atlanta's own Zaytoven and Don Cannon, plus many more. This indoor-outdoor fest at the Georgia Freight Depot features beats and lyrical heat blasting from two different stages, not to mention plenty of food trucks and games around the festival grounds.
This tribute show starring the engaging duo Ashley Monique Menard and Jessica Stark will call up every emotion you could want from Adele's music -- whether you're aching ("Someone Like You"), angry ("Rolling in the Deep") or feeling feisty ("Rumor Has It"). Their powerful voices will fill New York nightclub Cafe Wha? with chart-toppers from Adele's award-winning albums 19, 21 and her latest mega-hit 25.
Thursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday October 26, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Make Sunday morning brunch extra special with a side of inspirational gospel music with your waffles and eggs. Hosted by Miss Sylvia St. James, from the original House of Blues Sunday Gospel Brunch, this show will lift your spirits as seasoned and soulful musicians, plus an inspirational gospel choir, perform live Motown-style music. You might also be inspired by the buffet brunch included with your ticket, which features shrimp cocktail, BBQ spare ribs, lasagna, Southern fried chicken, mac & cheese, hash brown, waffles and more.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday October 1, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday October 8, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday October 15, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday October 29, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday November 5, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)Sunday November 12, 2017 / 11:00am (Brunch at 10:00am)
Housed in a 1909 brick building on the Seattle waterfront, Highway 99 Blues Club and Restaurant is inspired by the juke joints of the American South and the neighborhood blues clubs of Chicago. Dubbing themselves "the West Coast Home of the Blues," the venue fully embraces the culture and music. On stage, you'll see regional and national touring artists cranking out everything from zydeco to honky-tonk to roots and Americana. Meanwhile, the venue itself is studded with "old timey" touches like a 34-foot bar made from antique doors and blue velvet benches collected from an old Masonic Temple. The walls are covered with photos snapped by some of the country's best blues photographers. And to round out the juke joint experience, the kitchen pumps out Southern-style comfort food -- think jambalaya and chicken gumbo -- while the bar whips up cocktails named for blues legends like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Danielle Nicole Formerly of Trampled Under Foot)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Lisa Mann and Her Really Good Band)Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Mojo Cannon)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (KALIMBA: Musical Tribute to the Music of Earth,Wind & Fire )Friday October 6, 2017 / 8:00pm (Hank Shreve Band)Saturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm (Rose City Kings)Saturday October 14, 2017 / 8:00pm (Sister Mercy and Seattle's own CD Woodbury Band)Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm (Lloyd Jones)
The East-L.A.-bred Los Lobos are three-time Grammy winners who play a rootsy and soulful brand of rock 'n' roll influenced by Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B and traditional Mexican songs. They first topped the charts in 1987 with their cover of "La Bamba," and Rolling Stone named their 1984 release How Will the Wolf Survive? one of the 500 greatest albums of all time. They'll headline Earle Fest 2017 at the SOMO Events Center, alongside The California Honeydrops, Tift Merritt and more. The 10th anniversary of this festival also features food trucks, artists and local vendors.
See vocalist Julie Eigenberg and guitar hero Manny Moreira join forces to pay tribute to Brazilian jazz legend Antonio Carlos "Tom" Jobim, the Grammy-winning king of bossa nova and composer of enduring hits, including the international smash "The Girl From Ipanema." Eigenberg, an accomplished jazz singer and composer, is equally entrancing whether performing American or Latin-flavored classics. Moriera, a Juilliard-trained composer, arranger and singer, was part of the musical ensemble for the Grammy and Tony-winning musical In the Heights, among many other Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Enjoy this exciting evening of music at Club Groove in New York City.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 5:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 7:15pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 5:30pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 7:15pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 5:30pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 7:15pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 5:30pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 7:15pm
Everyone loves a block party, but it's not every day that Sir Mix-a-Lot, Biz Markie, Tha Dogg Pound, 2 Live Crew and Digital Underground throw down at your neighborhood cookout. Get your hip-hop fix at the Arizona Old School Block Party Festival, where you'll see these acts and more throwback classics during this outdoor concert. Enjoy snacks and drinks from vendors, plenty of merch tables to stock up on new threads and sets from 2nd II None, Trinere, Mary Jane Girls, Baby Bash, Newcleus and several more old school groups. It all goes down at the Rawhide Western Town in Chandler.
With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. Newman's many honors include six Grammys, three Emmys and two Academy Awards, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Catch him in concert at Glenside's Keswick Theatre, where Newman will delve into classic tunes -- from "Short People" to "You've Got a Friend in Me" -- plus, material from his new album Dark Matter.
One of the most influential figures in new flamenco music, Canadian guitarist-composer Jesse Cook fuses flamenco with rumba, jazz and countless other forms of world music to create his unique sound. A Juno Award winner and three-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for Guitarist of the Year, Cook has sold over 1.5 million records worldwide. His music has been featured at the Olympics and on popular TV shows, such as Sex and the City. He's opened for such legends as B.B. King, Ray Charles and Diana Krall, and has performed on The Tonight Show and on PBS in his own concert special, Jesse Cook, Live in Concert. Hear his eclectic instrumentals when he takes the stage at the Concert Hall in New York.
Revered as "the best Beatles show in the world" by the Los Angeles Times, Emmy-winning group The Fab Four is the ultimate Beatles tribute act. With a stunning stage show that spans the brief but timeless career of The Beatles (including three costume changes to signify different eras), this uncanny reenactment has been performed the world over. Delivering one note-for-note song rendition after the next -- including classics like "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "Penny Lane," "A Day in the Life," "Here Comes the Sun," "Hey Jude" and many more -- The Fab Four have so perfected their performance that you may just forget you aren't actually watching the real thing. See the Fab Four at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Rock supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer member Carl Palmer could easily be considered the ultimate drummer's drummer, who harnesses the ability to play complex double bass rhythms while removing his shirt at the same time -- the ultimate sign of a true rockstar. Not only did he help this progressive rock team thrive in the '60s, he's also backed legendary English bands like Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, and Asia. Although they disbanded in 1980, Palmer continues the legacy of ELP with a new band that plays all of the hits, from "Pictures at an Exhibition" to "Lucky Man" and "Tarkus."
Cruise New York City's famous harbor aboard the 1920s-style yacht Manhattan while listening to live jazz. Sit back and enjoy a beer, wine or champagne -- included as part of your ticket -- while you take in the gorgeous view of the New York skyline and her quintessential lower-Manhattan harbor sites on this two-hour cruise. The onboard band sets a festive, jazzy mood with selections from the Great American Songbook by NYC jazz legends such as Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker, to name just a few. Whether you need a unique way to unwind or want to impress a date, this is just the ticket.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 7:15pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 6:30pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 5:15pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 5:15pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 6:30pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 5:15pmFriday October 27, 2017 / 6:30pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 5:15pm
Amy Winehouse was a huge star whose light faded way before her time. The English singer-songwriter shot to stardom in 2006, winning five Grammys for Back to Black. Posthumously, she was listed at 26 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music. Now Jessica Carvo, who appeared on NBC's The Sing-Off, performs some of Winehouse's biggest hits. The Band will also play some of their favorites, with their own twist. Experience The Unforgettable Songs of Amy Winehouse at Groove in New York City.
Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:30pmTuesday October 3, 2017 / 7:30pmTuesday October 24, 2017 / 7:30pm
Join award-winning songwriter Glitter Rose ("American Girl"), musician and actor Sean McNabb (Tacoma on Sons of Anarchy) and more as they bring a whole lotta country fun to Pasadena's The Rose with Country Girls Shake It. Dance the night away to your favorite country tunes, try to beat your best time on the mechanical bull, and sing along to Hot Country's live renditions of hits by Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert, along with faves by Brooks and Dunn, Shania Twain and Johnny Cash. Whether you're down for a line dance to "Boot Scootin' Boogie" or ready to shake it to "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)," this fun night at The Rose is a great way to get your country fix.
Thursday September 28, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
R&B songbird Vivian Green was raised on a steady diet of Motown classics and turned that into a successful career while still a teenager, writing a hit for Boyz II Men ("Dear God") and touring as a backup singer for Jill Scott. As a solo artist, she's gone on to earn rave reviews from critics for her rich vocal blend of jazz and soul, which helped her sell more than a million albums. Now, Green heats up the stage at B.B. King's in New York with a concert filled with groove-intensive tracks from her 2017 album VGVI, including the singles "I Don't Know" and "Promise." But she'll no doubt perform some of her big hits, too, like "Get Right Back to My Baby," "Gotta Go Gotta Leave" and "Emotional Roller Coaster."
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
All those HOT 105 jams that have you "car seat clubbing" your way through traffic? Get ready to experience them live. The station's annual R&B Groove concert is winding its way into Miramar Regional Park with new jack swing trailblazers GUY featuring Teddy "Jam, Oh Jam" Riley, plus Monica, Jagged Edge, Ginuwine and Next. Non-stop '90s classics are on-deck -- from "Angel of Mine" to "Let's Chill" and "Where the Party At" to "Pony." By the end of the night, you'll have heard a soundtrack to pretty much every house party, heartbreak and hook-up you can remember.
Known as "the world's greatest bar band," George Thorogood and his group The Destroyers have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, with classic rock hits like "Bad to the Bone," "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," "Who Do You Love," "Move It On Over" and "I Drink Alone." These boogie-blues-rock specialists have been criss-crossing the country with their wild live shows for more than 40 years, and now they're bringing their latest, the Rock Party Tour, to the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Thorogood, meanwhile, has just released his first-ever solo album, Party of One, featuring his signature slide guitar-work on a collection of covers. But he's not about to leave the band, who're adding on to their total of more than 8,000 live shows.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Soft-rock superstars Air Supply were the kings of the '80s romantic ballad, and they've been tugging at the heartstrings ever since. The duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock enjoyed a remarkable run of seven straight top-five singles in the early '80s. Hitchcock's remarkable tenor and Russell's simple yet sumptuous songwriting have made songs like "Lost In Love," "All Out of Love," "The One That You Love" and "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" continue to be staples of adult-contemporary music stations. This concert at The Rose in Pasadena gives you the chance to relive those huge hits, as well as hear the Australian popsters' newer songs.
Enjoy a complete evening of entertainment with Top Shelf's top-notch R&B and soul tribute show. They'll take you on an interactive musical journey from the early doo-wop days, through the classic sounds of Motown, pop and soul jukebox hits. From Stevie and Michael to Prince and Bruno Mars, from Billie Holiday to Aretha, the narrated concert showcases hard-hitting, faithful renditions of your favorite songs. The first set features a fully staged choreographed production, while the second will have everyone out on the dance floor! Whether you come for the show, the dancing or the optional three-course meal, Top Shelf won't let you down at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Dinner at 7:00pm)
Acclaimed for his raps in both English and Spanish, MC Magic is known for R&B-heavy songs that have been referred to as "Latino hip hop ballads." Now, you can see this Phoenix-based MC when he headlines this show at The Novo by Microsoft in Los Angeles. The show will also feature Baby Bash, who took the airwaves by storm with his smash hit "Cyclone," featuring T-Pain. Baby Bash has also collaborated with a wide range of stars, including E-40, Too Short, Pitbull and Jennifer Hudson. Mexican-American rapper Lil Rob will open the show.
The Atlanta-based Avery Sunshine was a sought-after pianist and choral director for artists like Tyler Perry, Jennifer Holliday and Michael Buble before she stepped out front and commanded the spotlight with her gorgeous gospel-tinged soul and R&B vocals. She's recorded two well-received albums, including 2014's The SunRoom, and she's toured with the likes of Ledisi, as well as sharing the stage with Kem, Musiq Soulchild, Eric Benet, Rachelle Ferrell and the legendary B.B. King, among others. Don't miss her at Harlow's in Sacramento.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Hear the music of Oingo Boingo live in concert when Johnny Vatos' Oingo Boingo Dance Party, a band featuring multiple members of the classic Southern California band, comes to the Rose in Pasadena. The ten-piece band features Johnny Vatos, Oingo Boingo's drummer for 17 years, as well as the band's founding saxophonist, Sam "Sluggo" Phipps, and keyboardist Carl Graves. And don't forget Doug Legacy, a long-time Oingo Boingo studio and touring keyboardist who later formed the band Doug & The Mystics with several of Oingo Boingo's members. This high-energy live show includes "Dead Man's Party," "Just Another Day," "Little Girls," "Stay," "Only A Lad" and more of the quirky, unforgettable hits that Boingo fans know and love.
Friday October 13, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
The legendary R&B group Ready for the World returns to the Bary Area for an intimate concert at the Bal Theatre in San Leandro, where they'll perform sultry hits like "Oh Sheila", "Let Me Love You Down" and many more. The show opens with R&B sensation Dyson, who will rock the stage with hits from his upcoming record, as well as classic soul hits.
The world's best tribute to Michael Jackson, MJ Live, recreates the electrifying stage show of one of the greatest performers of all time. From iconic dance moves like the moonwalk to timeless hits like "Bad," "Billie Jean," "Thriller" and "Beat It," the spot-on show brings all of the Gloved One's staples to life. He even dips into the Jackson 5 era with favorites like "ABC" and "I Want You Back." Including dazzling lighting and effects, plus the MJ Live dancers, this show is a true spectacular fitting of the King of Pop.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00pmMonday September 25, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00pm
Grammy-winning reggae fusion star Shaggy and reality TV star Tara Wallace (Love & Hip Hop: New York) host the IED Awards, featuring a lineup of talented guests, at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. Honoring great entertainers who give back to the community, the Image Entertainment Distinction Awards returns for its fifth year with appearances by reggae legend Maxi Priest, smooth-as-silk singer and longtime Bob Marley collaborator Marcia Griffiths ("Electric Boogie"), chart-topping R&B singer Meli'sa Morgan ("Do Me, Baby") and more.
Brian Wilson, who wrote some of the greatest tunes in American pop music as a founding member of The Beach Boys, performs Pet Sounds in its entirety -- as well as other career-spanning hits -- live at the Rosemont Theatre in Chicago. From his early songs about cars and surfing to the 1966 masterpiece LP Pet Sounds and beyond, Wilson's "teenage symphonies to God" broke new ground in rock music, combining elaborate vocal harmonies with unconventional instrumentation. He's been productive in recent years, reuniting with The Beach Boys for a 50th anniversary tour and releasing his 11th solo studio album, 2015's No Pier Pressure. This concert also features special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.
Praised as a "dancehall pioneer" by The Washington Post, Kingston-born "queen of reggae" Sister Nancy has been challenging sexist ideas about women DJs for over three decades. Her most famous song, "Bam Bam," has been sampled in 73 songs, most notably in Kayne West's controversial "Famous." Now you can see Sister Nancy, known for her expressive performances and culturally conscious lyrics, when she performs live in the Los Angeles area at Carson's SOL Venue.
Gregg Allman may have passed in the spring, but his spirit lives on with the Laid Back Festival that he founded. Close out your summer in style when food, beverages, music and more come together at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater. The music lineup features many of Allman's friends, like Jackson Browne, who's written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, raw emotion and personal politics. He came to prominence in the 1970s, gaining fans with such iconic songs as "These Days," "The Pretender," "Running on Empty," "Doctor My Eyes" and "Take It Easy." British rock icon Steve Winwood possesses one of the most captivating voices in popular music, as front man for such legendary bands as Traffic and as a solo artist with a string of hits. His '80s era chart-toppers include memorable classics like "Higher Love," "Roll With It," "While You See a Chance" and "Back in the High Life Again." These heavy hitters are joined by Peter Wolf, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Garland Jeffreys and Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band. The one-day event also celebrates New York's diverse food and drink, and a plethora of restaurants, food trucks, breweries, wineries and other artisans will be on hand for your dining and drinking pleasure.
Channeling the Velvet Underground and the Everly Brothers, then adding a healthy layer of fuzz, Danish duo the Raveonettes know how to put on one rocking live show. They'll be headlining the 10th Annual Desert Stars Festival at Pappy & Harriet's, a three-day party with more than 30 bands on three stages. Also on the bill at one of California's most revered venues are Psychic TV, Tess Parks, Mild High Club, Entrance, Ryley Walker, Tijuana Panthers, Thunderpussy and Kolars. Grab your tickets and hang out among the Joshua trees in Pioneertown.
Three-Day Weekend Pass: September 22, 23 & 24, 2017Saturday September 23, 2017 / 2:00pm - 1:30amSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pm - Midnight
For vocalist Akua Allrich, jazz is more than just a genre of music -- it's in her blood. Her father Agyei Akoto was a founding member of the jazz group Nation, and his collection of jazz albums was so robust that Allrich didn't buy her first album until she was a sophomore in college. Now she's embarked on her own career as a jazz vocalist, lending her voice to three solo albums -- A Peace of Mine, Uniquely Standard, Akua Allrich Live! and 2015's Soul Singer -- that have garnered international acclaim. In this concert at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C., Allrich leads a sizzling hot band in a tribute to the music of jazz legends Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba.
Thinking of traditional Celtic music, you probably envision loud bagpipes and wild mandolins, right? Ten Strings and a Goat Skin erases all your preconceived notions of traditional Irish music and modernizes it to something entirely folk-friendly and infectious. Retaining original Celtic sounds, the trio adds in their own blend of Irish, Acadian, and French language with modern and world rhythms, making for a high-energy, fiery sound. Hailed by The Guardian as a "seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, rhythmically innovative and wildly entertaining traditional music powerhouse," the gang lights up the stage, along with a special guest, at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis.
Prince and Michael Jackson were two of the most prolific and talented musicians of our time, and they were both taken from us far too young. Fortunately, their music will live on forever, and you can hear songs from the repertoires of both icons in one night when the Harlem Gospel Choir comes to B.B. King Blues Club in New York City with a double tribute. Blues, soul and rock and roll all have origins in black gospel music, and the Harlem Gospel Choir blends the history of gospel with the pop sounds of today. From "Purple Rain" to "Billie Jean" and beyond, you'll hear all your favorite hits during this concert tribute from the most renowned gospel choir in America.
Sunday October 1, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
The blues man who literally inspired the Blues Brothers -- so much so, Belushi dedicated the duo's first album to him -- Curtis Salgado still blows the meanest harp since Little Walter walked the earth. Now this legendary harmonicist and vocalist brings his memorable lyrics and funky melodies to Seattle's Triple Door. Abundant with songs that find beauty in flawed characters, a Salgado concert will stick with you long after the final, muscular R&B-inspired cut has rang out from the stage.
Perhaps you're wondering what it is that makes this festival for beer and bacon lovers count as a full-fledged jamboree. Is it the unlimited tastings of 60 different beers and ciders? Is it bacon samples from some of the world's foremost bacon pros? Or is it the hopping musical stylings of classic rock and country band Whiskey Burn? Turns out, it's all three -- because an evening of fine brews, savory bacon and fiery live music is exactly what a jamboree ought to be. Come and see for yourself when the Bacon and Beer Jamboree comes to Plymouth Memorial Hall.
A sleek natural-wood autoharp resembling something one might purchase at Ikea, the kantele is the Finnish national instrument, and Kardemimmit is the Finnish quartet who've turned its mastery into modern Scandinavian music with a folk-roots feel. Maija Pokela, Jutta Rahmel, Anna Wegelius and Leeni Wegelius all hail from Espoo, the second largest city in Finland, and as an ensemble, they produce haunting traditional harmonies to go along with the singular sound of their strings. They'll perform as part of the Global Roots series at The Cedar in Minneapolis, with openers The Lacewings, a local acoustic folk duo.
The fast-fingered Stanley Clarke -- jazz bassist, composer and producer -- brings his band of exciting young musicians to the Broad Stage in Santa Monica just before heading off on a European tour and just after playing the Detroit Jazz Festival. Equally virtuosic on electric and acoustic versions of his instrument, Clarke's a long-time innovator who's composed for film and TV and won tons of awards, including four Grammys and Rolling Stone's very first Jazzman of the Year. Plus, he's jammed in bands or on records with just about everybody, from Chick Corea, Ronnie Wood and Stewart Copeland to Esperanza Spalding, Michael Jackson and Beck, and way beyond.
Come out and groove to the music of Puerto Rican reggaeton artist and TV star Ivy Queen, as she takes the stage at Giggles nightclub in Glendale for an evening of top hits. Since '03, she's released gold and platinum-selling albums Diva, Flashback and Sentimiento, not to mention the Grammy-nominated Musa. Top singles include "In the Zone" and "La Vida es Asi," and you'll no doubt hear tunes from her 2017 disc The Queen Is Here.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 11:59pm (Doors Open at 10:00pm)
This smooth-jazz fest gets things grooving with acclaimed guitarist-vocalist Nick Colionne, the contemporary urban jazz star whose signature sound adds R&B, funk, soul and blues to the mix. He's topped the Billboard Jazz charts with singles like "High Flyin'" and "Got to Keep Moving," and released nine albums, including 2016's well-reviewed The Journey. Also on the bill for this outdoor concert at the Weber Point Events Center are the all-female ensemble Jazz in Pink and bass guitar star Julian Vaughn, plus artists like Jeff Toboloff, Sonny Fairley and Sweet Tea.
For a singer with such powerful pipes, it's something of a shock to hear vocalist Emilie Surtees describe herself as primarily a "listener." Then again, maybe it's her extraordinary capacity to listen that gives her tribute to Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker and Whitney Houston its amazing accuracy. Surtees not only replicates hit songs, power note for power note, but communicates the soul of each singer who originally recorded them -- something that requires not only incredible vocals but also a profound appreciation of music. Be moved and amazed by a tribute artist every bit as talented as the singers she honors in this concert at Groove.
Monday September 25, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 7:30pm
Denver-based funk-dance band The Motet headlines this funk-filled afternoon of music, beer and ale tasting at the SOMO Events Center in Rohnert Park. Joining The Motet in this jam-packed lineup are Dragon Smoke, Afrolicious, Frobeck, The Pulsators and Saffell. At this Sonoma County celebration, the nation's top brewers present funky sours and danky, hop-forward ales. Traditional European lagers, served unfiltered from wooden kegs in the Oktoberfest beer garden, will also be offered. Spring for a taster's ticket to enjoy tastings from the Funkendank Lounge with hoppy, sour and other beers from the top regionally available brewers, or opt for the Funkendank VIP, which includes early admission, tastings, a commemorative beer glass, VIP lanyard and preferred concert seating.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 3:00pm-11:00pm (VIP Entry at 1:30pm)
Fast on their way to becoming true Las Vegas legends, Human Nature come out singing at The Venetian. Mixing pop classics with doo-wop, Motown, soul standards and more, Australia's top pop vocal quartet blends retro cool with contemporary sounds with a playlist of the groups' musical influences and the greatest vocal hits of all time. Brothers Andrew and Mike Tierney, Phil Burton and Toby Allen have spent more than 20 years together perfecting their performances. Not only have they released 23 best-selling albums, but they've also starred in their own popular PBS special, and appeared on Oprah, Dancing with the Stars and more. Hear everything from "Under the Boardwalk" to "Uptown Funk" at Sands Showroom at The Venetian.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00pmTuesday October 3, 2017 / 7:00pm
Grammy-nominated vocalist, composer and arranger Perla Batalla is coming to the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis for Perla Batalla in the House of Cohen -- a moving memorial concert to her longtime friend and collaborator Leonard Cohen. Batalla got her start in the music industry as a backup vocalist for Cohen on his albums I'm Your Man and The Future, leading her to a successful music career and a friendship that lasted until Cohen's death in 2016. In this concert, Batalla pays tribute to her old friend and collaborator with an evening of covers and revivals of some of Cohen's most treasured works.
Counting Crows and Rob Thomas had a ton of success touring with each other last summer, and now Thomas is getting his band back together for another sizzling hot double bill. Led by the multi Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Matchbox Twenty rose to international fame with their debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You, which spawned a number of Top 40 smashes, including "Push," "3 A.M.," "Real World," and "Back 2 Good." Their most recent release, North, debuted at No. 1 and included the hit singles "She's So Mean" and "Overjoyed." Counting Crows rose to prominence in 1994 with the release of their hit "Mr. Jones," highlighted by lead singer Adam Duritz's expressive vocals. The band's addictive melodies have spawned hits like "Round Here," "A Long December" and "Hanginaround," as well as the Oscar-nominated "Accidentally in Love" from Shrek 2. They're also known for reinventing songs and giving new life to covers as part of their legendary live performances. Don't miss the A Brief History of Everything tour when it comes to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
The Festival of Colors, called Holi in India and Nepal, celebrates the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and the end of winter. Also called the festival of love, it invites participants to forgive mistakes, laugh and play together. Witness interactive dance performances, live mantra bands, DJs, yoga teachers, delicious cuisine and lots of love. Get a shot of springtime from kirtan singers J Brave and Johanna Beekman, mantra DJ Srikala, and dancer Malini, plus yoga instructors. Beautiful and environmentally-friendly colors are available for purchase, so you and your friends can celebrate spring while dousing each other in vibrant colors at Sacramento's Southside Park.
The Wade Ford Concert series gives back to the community and loyal customers with the annual Wade Ford Summer Concert Series in Mableton. This concert at the Marble House Barnes Amphitheatre features jazz and soul trombonist Jeff Bradshaw.
Amy Winehouse's signature brand of soulful retro R&B made the cat-eyed British songstress a musical legend long before her tragic death in 2011. Now, Mia Karter and her band The Hits go "Back to Black" at The Mint in L.A., where she'll belt out the smash singles and the lesser known gems, from "Love is a Losing Game" to "Rehab" to "Valerie" and beyond, backed by a nine-piece veteran ensemble. Karter's loving tribute captures all the sultry swagger of the original from her throwback look to her powerful pipes.
A sought-after songwriter with hits for Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean and others, country artist Lee Brice stepped into his own spotlight in 2010 with his debut disc, Love Like Crazy, scoring major airplay and award nominations for the title tune. His follow-up, released in 2011, shot to the top of the charts behind the platinum-selling No. 1 single "A Woman Like You." He's also known for smash hits such as "I Don't Dance," "Working Class" and "Hard to Love." He'll bring his latest best-selling single, "Boy," off his much-anticipated self-titled fourth album, to the stage at City National Civic in San Jose.
Just try and stump the talented singer-piano duo on stage each night at Bobby McKey's. Whether it's Beyoncé or Beethoven, Jay Z or ZZ Top, Meatloaf or Mozart, these guys are sure to have it covered. DC's only dueling piano bar hosts these entertaining and interactive shows, where the wait staff has been known to jump on stage to perform choreographed dance routines and where you and your friends are encouraged to get in on the action as well. Plus, Bobby McKey's boasts a full bar with specialty drinks, beer on tap and plenty of snacks and sandwiches to order.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm
Hear the hits from two of R&B's best acts ever as LaRita Gaskins pays tribute to Tina Turner and Earth, Wind & Fire. An accomplished R&B singer-songwriter in her own right, Gaskins has shared the stage with greats like Aretha Franklin, Rick James, Patti LaBelle, Debbie Harry and more. For this concert at New York's Cafe Wha?, Gaskins (a D.C. native) will showcase her incredible range and widespread influences as she performs some of R&B's most unforgettable songs.
It's going to be a super-chill night of smooth sounds at the Saban Theatre as a trio of yacht rock favorites take the stage for a night of music that will take you back to the 8-track days. Ambrosia's been cruising along for more than 40 years, reviving hits like "Biggest Part of Me" and playing to appreciative audiences around the globe. Pablo Cruise brings its funky twist on the California coast sound back to the stage with a string of hits like "Love Will Find a Way." And Peter Beckett of Player was the voice of that group's biggest hits, including the powerhouse song "Baby Come Back."
Vocalist Emilie Surtees comes to Groove in New York City for a musical salute to three all-time great musical divas: Donna Summer, Tina Turner and Chaka Khan. This sure-to-be-electrifying set will excite any music-lover who's ever been caught belting out songs like "Hot Stuff," "What's Love Got to Do With It" or "I Feel For You." Surtees has a great talent for replicating these great tunes, note for note, while conveying the soul of the singers who originated them. She'll channel these inspirations for a truly captivating evening that honors her idols.
Enjoy a gorgeous nighttime cruise through the Boston Harbor and take in the glitter of the city skyline aboard the Northern Lights. The deck of this 115-foot motor vessel transforms into a dance party when music masters City of Four bring their upbeat blend of jazz, funk, pop-rock and hip-hop on board. The city sights become an extra magical view to take in amidst the yacht's twinkling canopy lights and disco balls, whether you're peeking at the Seaport District or the Mystic Tobin Bridge. Think it's a little chilly to be out on the water? Dance off the cold or hang out in the climate-controlled cabin. While an evening cruise may scream date-worthy, this fun evening is also perfect for a girls' night out or a post-work hang with your colleagues. Beer, wine, mixed drinks and pre-packaged snacks will be available for purchase.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:25pm)Friday October 13, 2017 / 7:30pm (Boarding Begins at 7:15pm)
Elvis Presley will always be the King of Rock and Roll, but over the course of his reign he showed many different sides to his loyal, loving subjects. In Double Trouble, two iconic Elvises take to the stage to perform signature songs from pivotal points in the pioneering singer's career. First, acclaimed Elvis tribute artist Cody Ray Slaughter portrays the black-suited Elvis from his smash-hit televised comeback concert in 1968, followed by 2016 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Dwight Icenhower portraying the jumpsuit-clad Elvis who performed in Las Vegas throughout the 1970s. You can't help falling in love with this soulful, hip-shaking duo at the Downey Civic Theatre.
Almost Queen: A Tribute to Queen matches the original band's vocal layering and studio precision with the elaborate lighting, special effects and costumes to create an uncanny live concert experience for even the biggest Queen fan. Lead singer Joseph Russo, who channels Freddie Mercury, is also a Broadway veteran whose powerful voice has earned him stage and musical success around the world. Almost Queen band members have toured internationally with groups such as Thin Lizzy, Dee Snider and others. From "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Are the Champions" to "We Will Rock You," "Fat Bottomed Girls" and "Somebody to Love," Almost Queen's repertoire spans all the biggest hits and more.
With her 2017 album On My Side hitting the top spot on the U.S. Christian music charts and spawning the hit single "Throne Room," contemporary Christian artist Kim Walker-Smith is better positioned than ever to spread the faith, and she'll do just that at this night of worship at Anaheim's City National Grove. Walker-Smith, now embarking on a solo career after a long and successful collaboration with the band Jesus Culture, is one of the most passionate voices of the current youth revival, and she'll join with L.A.'s own Urban Rescue to perform at this sure-to-be inspiring concert event.
From Stevie Wonder to Aretha Franklin, the Supremes to the Four Tops, Wilson Pickett to Martha and the Vandellas, you'll hear it all when the Motowners take the stage at Boca Black Box. Featuring powerful vocalists and a tight rhythm section, the Motowners perform all your favorite soul and blues classics with style. Revisit one of the most wonderful eras in music at this lively concert in Boca Raton.
Sunday October 1, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 7:00pm
After 45 years of performing, 23 studio albums and a Grammy (for the immortal "Don't Leave Me This Way"), Thelma Houston now brings debuts her latest project: My Motown, her solo show, to Los Angeles's Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. At a time when pop "stars" are barely into their teens, it's a pleasant shock to recall that Houston had graduated high school, gotten married, had two children and was divorced and working in healthcare when she got her first big break. Now she relives the entire journey -- from her gospel recordings for Capital Records, her debut album Sunshower and her wild ride with Motown Records -- during an incredible evening of music. Houston will share behind-the-scene anecdotes in between renditions of classic Motown hits, including "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", "I Second That Emotion", and (of course) "Don't Leave Me This Way."
Styx founding member Dennis DeYoung -- responsible for writing and singing seven of the band's eight Top 10 hits -- now re-creates the supergroup's music live with his own six-piece band at The Rose in Pasadena. Styx had huge success in the '70s, '80s and '90s with classic-rock favorites like "Lady," "Come Sail Away," "Babe," "Too Much Time on My Hands," "Mr. Roboto," "Grand Illusion" and more, and DeYoung and his distinctive tenor bring them all back, cementing his reputation as one of the most recognizable vocalist-composers in rock.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Long Island rockers Blue Öyster Cult have been writing, recording and performing hard rock for over 40 years, selling more than 24 million records in the process. Some of their biggest hits include the gargantuan rocker "Godzilla," the blazing "Burnin' For You" and their biggest song, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," which was introduced to a whole new generation of fans by the now-classic Saturday Night Live sketch "More Cowbell." With a live show that hasn't lost any of its impact over the years, it's no wonder Blue Öyster Cult continues to occupy a unique place in rock history as one of very few bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as massive commercial success. Be sure to see them live when they come to The Canyon in L.A.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Danish tribute artists Queen Machine recreates the glam gods' magnificent rock-and-roll showmanship and sky-high vocals at Old School Square Pavilion in Delray Beach. At this tented outdoor concert, you'll witness front-man Bjarke Baisner embodying Freddy Mercury with every note on classic Queen tracks like "We Are the Champions," "We Will Rock You," "Somebody to Love" and "Bohemian Rhapsody." This European cover band sensation will satisfy your craving for the '70s rock royals.
Singer, songwriter and musician Sarah Marie Young burst onto the music scene in 2011, when she won the Montreux Voice Competition judged by Quincy Jones. She followed up this early success with three celebrated albums -- Too Many Februaries, Little Candy Heart and Recess. In this performance at Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago, the Sarah Marie Young Trio pays tribute to one of America's most influential jazz singers: Sarah Vaughan. From Vaughan's early days with The Earl Hines Big Band to her final recordings on Pablo Records, Young will be celebrating the full career of the four-time Grammy Award winner remembered as "The Divine One."
Thursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 9:30pm
The Angel City Jazz Festival celebrates a decade of cultivating and revitalizing the jazz culture in Los Angeles with a tribute to innovative composer/pianist Thelonius Monk. Monk's influence on the jazz scene is inevitable -- It can be found in practically every musician's compositions thanks to his original, radical ideas of dissonance and angular melodic twists during his start in the 1940s. The second most recorded jazz composer (after Duke Ellington), Monk wrote what are now standard jazz compositions, including "Straight, No Chaser," "Round Midnight" and "In Walked Bud." Presenting at the gorgeous Ford Theatres in Hollywood, the festival kicks off performing "Thelonious Monk's Afro-Cuban Dream," adding the clave to Carmen McRae's "Carmen sings Monk." They'll wrap things up with a DJ twist when DJs Mark de Clive-Lowe, DJ Logic and Deantoni Parks sample and cut Monk's iconic pieces.
The classic sounds of legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and Sarah Vaughan still have the power to bring a tear to the eye or joy to the soul, decades after the fact. In Jazz Queens, vocalist Emilie Surtees pays homage to these musical powerhouses with a tribute concert that highlights the amazing work of these artists and the excellence of Surtees' voice. Come out to Groove and enjoy an evening of jazz standards that showcase the greatness of these queens and the music they created.
The Festival of Colors, called Holi in India and Nepal, celebrates the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and the end of winter. Also called the festival of love, it invites participants to forgive mistakes, laugh and play together. Witness interactive dance performances, live mantra bands, DJs, yoga teachers, delicious cuisine and lots of love. Get a shot of springtime from kirtan singers J Brave and Johanna Beekman, mantra DJ Srikala, and dancer Malini, plus yoga instructors. Beautiful and environmentally-friendly colors are available for purchase, so you and your friends can celebrate spring while dousing each other in vibrant colors at Santa Cruz's San Lorenzo Park.
You can't talk about the fiery art of flamenco guitar without mentioning the late Paco de Lucía, who pushed flamenco further than the world had ever seen. De Lucía's artistry propelled his unique style of flamenco into genres including classical and jazz. 10-time Latin Grammy winner Javier Limón honors that legacy by reassembling the original band that toured with the artist for 10 years, continuing the groundbreaking experience with the Paco de Lucía Project, while paving a new path into the future of flamenco at Berklee Performance Center in Boston and presented by World Music/CRASHarts.
A pair of killer pianists take your requests and play your favorite throwback 1980s hits during this music-filled evening of high-energy, rock 'n' roll keyboard playing. Amazing Dueling Pianos, featuring Scott Doyle and Tim Butterworth, is a crowd-pleasing show, taking place at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, that'll have you singing, dancing and cheering the night away. This talented duo's impressive repertoire and fun, interactive show entertains audiences with rollicking renditions of some of the world's most-loved songs.
Spend an evening with country star Billy Ray Cyrus as he performs tracks from his latest album Set the Record Straight, along with hits from his three decade-long career. Cyrus found fame in the early '90s with "Achy Breaky Heart," which led to platinum sales of his debut album Some Gave All and a whopping 15 solo albums since. He's dived into the acting world, having appeared alongside daughter Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana, The Spy Next Door and even as a contestant on Dancing With the Stars. Cyrus has done it all, and now he'll show you what he's got at the Lewis Family Playhouse Theater in Rancho Cucamonga.
With appearances at major concert venues and festivals from coast to coast, this top tribute band re-creates the funk-rock vibe and trademark appearance of the Red Hot Chili Peppers with uncanny accuracy and unrivaled energy to produce a blistering live show. The Red Not Chili Peppers are set to play all the original group's hits at Sage Nightclub in Whittier, from the early classics like "Under the Bridge," "My Friends," "Soul to Squeeze" and "Behind the Sun" to '00's "Californication," and "By the Way" and Stadium Arcadium's "Dani California" and "Snow (Hey Oh)."
Metal group FireHouse has been igniting audiences' hearts for more than 25 years. It all started in 1990, when their self-titled debut album lit up the charts, soon to be followed by a string of hit singles including "Reach for the Sky," "All She Wrote" and "I Live My Life for You" throughout the decade, eventually earning the group an American Music Award. With over 7 million worldwide sales since their debut, not to mention an astonishing 16 gold and platinum albums, FireHouse is just as hot today as they were when they got their start 27 years ago. But don't take our word for it -- see for yourself when FireHouse blazes onto the stage at BLK Live in Scottsdale.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
Groove nightclub in New York City celebrates the dynamic and danceable music of the Buena Vista Social Club with this tribute to the Golden Age of Cuba. A red-hot trio of musicians, lead by guitarist-vocalist Francois Wiss, will be playing. He'll be joined by Damian Quinones on guitar and vocals, and Danny Valdez on percussion and vocals. Wiss studied music at the Conservatoire in Paris, and was mentored by notable guitar masters Pierre Culaz, Marc Benguigui, Belaid Ait Abdallah, Terry Fleming and Mathias Berchadsky. The set list will include such Buena Vista Social Club favorites as "Chan Chan," "El Payande," "Se Seco el Arroyito" and many others.
The Atlanta-based Avery Sunshine was a sought-after pianist and choral director for artists like Tyler Perry, Jennifer Holliday and Michael Buble before she stepped out front and commanded the spotlight with her gorgeous gospel-tinged soul and R&B vocals. She's recorded two well-received albums, including 2014's The SunRoom, and she's toured with the likes of Ledisi, as well as sharing the stage with Kem, Musiq Soulchild, Eric Benet, Rachelle Ferrell and the legendary B.B. King, among others. Don't miss her at The Triple Door in Seattle.
Stacia (pronounced Stay-Sha) Hobdy is a unique songwriter and vocalist who can sing just about any style of music convincingly. Hobdy has been performing in a variety of music genres and venues throughout the east coast. She leads her own jazz trio and R&B/Funk quartet, a cabaret revue, and hosts open mikes in the tri-state New York areas with her band "Free." Watch her perform classics from Sade ("Smooth Operator"), Anita Baker ("Talk to Me") and Regina Belle ("Baby Come to Me"), at Groove in New York.
With hits like "Dead Man's Party," "Just Another Day" and "Weird Science," Oingo Boingo was one of the most rollicking bands of the '80s. Now you can hear their songs played live by some of the Southern California band's original members. Oingo Boingo Dance Party features Sam "Sluggo" Phipps on saxophone, Carl Graves on keyboards and backing vocals, and Doug Legacy on keyboards. Joining them are some outstanding musicians, including Chris Paul Overall on lead vocals and Mike the Spike on rhythm guitar/vocals. Catch all your favorite Boingo hits and at this special dance party at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
Irish trio The Script is known internationally for blending a Celtic soul sound with contemporary R&B influences such as Timbaland and The Neptunes. Singles like "For The First Time," "Hall Of Fame," and "Breakeven" have been smashes on a global scale. Hear them usher in a new sound -- future-facing anthems that speak of both real-life events and sonic adventurism -- when they play tracks from their latest album, Freedom Child, at the Grand Theater in Mashantucket.
Put on your raspberry beret and party like it's 1999 with Purple Reign, a high-energy musical show that recreates the experience of seeing Prince in his prime. This longtime Vegas favorite lights up the stage with outrageous outfits and infectious melodies for one great night of music. Purple Reign has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman and was named "Best Tribute Act" in a Las Vegas Review-Journal poll. Prince tribute artist Jason Tenner and his band will capture your imagination with their blistering performance. Relive all your favorite tunes at the International Westgate Theatre.
Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 9:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 9:00pmWednesday October 4, 2017 / 9:00pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 9:00pm
Best known for their No. 1 hit "Heaven," the Grammy-winning Los Lonely Boys bring their unique brand of Texican rock 'n' roll to Pasadena. Made up of three brothers, Los Lonely Boys draw on their Tejano roots to create a special blend of sweet harmonies, infectious rhythms and great guitar hooks. The resulting sound shows influences that include musical luminaries as varied as the Beatles, Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana and Stevie Ray Vaughan. With more than three million albums sold, Los Lonely Boys have toured with the likes of The Rolling Stones and Los Lobos. Now catch the trio when they hit The Rose.
Thursday October 12, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Two Motown legends -- The Temptations and Four Tops -- come together for an unforgettable night filled with some of your favorite golden oldies. Providence Performing Arts Center will get a double dose of smooth choreography and sweet harmonies from the '60s and '70s. The two groups boast both Rock and Roll and Grammy Hall of Fame status, so you'll truly be in the presence of R&B royalty. You'll hear Temptations classics like "My Girl," "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)," and "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone." And Four Tops will belt out hits like "Reach Out I'll Be There," "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" and "Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)."
Friday October 13, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Featuring some of New York City's finest musicians, the R&B tribute band Soul Infinity fuses together blues, funk and soul to bring back the sweet sounds of the 1960s and '70s. The group is headed to the legendary Cafe Wha? for The Best of Motown, in which they'll showcase their skills on the artists of the legendary Detroit label. From Marvin Gaye to Al Green, Otis Redding to Bobby Womack, you'll hear all the hits that you know and love during this concert that will get you on your feet.
The cool crooners of the Summer Club head to Philadelphia to play a swinging set at the Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center. Expect a jazzy revue filled with American songbook standards as singers Fran Prisco, J.P. Dunphy, Ben Dibble and some special guests revive those bygone days of white dinner jackets, martinis and Rat Pack-esque stage banter. Great vintage vocals and a 17-piece swing band led by Larry Lees make for a night of electrifying, retro-loving entertainment.
With her husky voice and gravitas, Kathleen Turner may be known for award-winning performances in films like Romancing the Stone, Peggy Sue Got Married and War of the Roses, but she also has Broadway chops. She received Tony nominations for her starring roles in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. You'll hear Turner sing standards from the Great American Songbook -- and share show-biz stories -- in this intimate cabaret performance at Feinstein's at the Nikko in San Francisco.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm
Acoustic pop folk trio Uncle Bonsai tackles all of life's problems with a slew of harmonies and clever lyricism. In their 36 years of musicianship, they've sung about everything from first world problems to holidays with the family and the creation of the universe. In addition to releasing a ninth studio album The Family Feast: The Study of the Human Condition, First World Problems, and the Lasting Physiological and Psychological Effects of Eating Our Young, the gang also put out a "bedtime book" for grown-ups, a fully-illustrated work featuring two of their songs. Special guests for this show at the Schimmel Center at Pace University are the contemporary folk group The Lords of Liechtenstein.
In 2011, a group of long-time friends, motivated by their love of Steely Dan and bolstered by their experience as session musicians, came together to pay tribute to their favorite band. The result is King of the World, which is a tribute band but also much more. These talented musicians have whipped up a voodoo cocktail of cool inspired by the music of their youth. The result is a mutant offspring of rock and jazz that pays tribute to the music of Fagen, Becker and company, but doesn't take itself too seriously. Faithful to the original tunes, but more than happy to put a little "stank" on things, King of the World is ready to get down at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square.
Friday October 6, 2017 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 9:30pm)
The All Things Go Fall Classic is back, bringing what's next in pop, hip hop and rock to D.C.'s iconic Union Market. The music festival lineup is packed with three days' worth of national and local artists, featuring Swedish EDM duo Galantis ("Runaway (U&I)," "Peanut Butter Jelly"), Atlanta rapper Young Thug ("Stoner," "Pick Up the Phone") and Grammy-nominated L.A.-based indie pop trio Foster the People ("Pumped Up Kicks," "Coming of Age"). Catch Bleachers, Vince Staples, Cashmere Cat and more, all while filling up on dishes from the city's best food vendors, grabbing drinks at bars set up throughout the venue and shopping official band and festival merch. Plus, if you opt for VIP tickets, you get faster entry, front-of-stage access, dedicated restrooms and a festival swag package.
3-Day Pass: Friday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8, 2017 @ Various TimesFriday October 6, 2017 / 4:00pm (Doors Open)Saturday October 7, 2017 / Noon (Doors Open)Sunday October 8, 2017 / Noon (Doors Open)
Take Me to the River delivers a live concert revue based on the award-winning documentary and record that traced the roots of Memphis' influential blues and soul sound. This historic show features a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Grammy-winning performers William Bell, Bobby Rush and Charlie Musselwhite all in one place, burning up the stage with beloved blues classics and new collaborations. These living legends will be backed by an all-star Memphis band when they hit Annette Strauss Square in Dallas.
As one of the pioneers of funk, saxophonist Maceo Parker is a giant in his own right, but in this special concert, he'll be paying tribute to his hero, Ray Charles. Joining him in re-creating Charles' beloved songbook are the Ray Charles Orchestra and the legend's original backing singers, The Raelettes. Irresistibly soulful and energetic, Maceo Parker joined James Brown's band in 1964, remaining one of the Godfather of Soul's most prominent band members until 1970. He went on to play with George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, before launching a full-time solo career. Today, this unstoppable 74-year-old still blows with the best of them. Don't miss this musical celebration at the Valley Performing Arts Center.
Enjoy a romantic evening with Latin Grammy-nominated artist Espinoza Paz. During this intimate concert at M3 Live Anaheim Center, Paz will serenade you with songs like "¿Por Qué La Engañé?," "Llevame," and much more. Opening the show will be singer William Garza and Banda Neuva Eskuela with Jr. Salazar.
Friday October 13, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 7:00pm
Featuring members of Beatles tribute band Let It Be, musicals Million Dollar Quartet and Book of Mormon, this bombastic night of grunge and punk revives the look, feel and high energy for a genre showdown. Representing grunge, Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Pearl Jam's "Even Flow," The Foo Fighters "Everlong" and more throw down the gauntlet against punk, represented by Green Day's "Basket Case," Sublime's "What I Got," The Counting Crows' "Mr. Jones" and more. The vibe gets more mellow for MTV Unplugged-style renditions of Green Day's "Time of your Life," Oasis' "Wonderwall" and Nirvana's "All Apologies." The tribute show finishes strong with Third Eye Blind's "Semi-Charmed Life," letting you decide which genre reigns supreme at Cafe Wha? in New York.
Next year marks the 20th anniversary of his former band Gomez's Mercury Music Prize-winning debut Bring It On. Fittingly, Ben Ottewell's latest solo album, A Man Apart, is the first he's made without some kind of Gomez project lurking in the background. Demonstrating the Chesterfield-born, Derbyshire-raised singer-songwriter's potent and ongoing love-affair with Americana -- and flecked with trace elements of what you might loosely call Derbyshire folk -- A Man Apart is tinted with a pleasing ambiguity. "It could refer to my solo career away from Gomez, or to the crazy populist politics demagogues and thugs that seem to rule our world right now," he explains. "Or it could simply refer to a broken man; someone who has fallen apart." Decide for yourself when the troubadour takes the stage at City Winery Chicago.
This concert at Burbank's The Colony Theatre features the headlining prowess of both Phillip Brandon (Billboard Jazz, Trans Siberian Orchestra) and Elijah Rock (NAACP Theatre Award Winner). This performance serves as the official release show of Phillip Brandon's debut full-length album, The Story Begins -- a warm wraparound throwback matrix of soul-stirring contemporary jazz, R&B and pop that will place listeners under a tranquil spell of artful gratitude. To open the show, American Songbook crooner Elijah Rock will sing from his recent album debut, Gershwin For My Soul.
The New Yorker dubbed them "the world's reigning male chorus," and now multiple Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer dedicates an evening to songs of war, peace and the Heart of a Soldier. The first vocal ensemble voted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, Chanticleer has been wowing audiences for almost four decades. Hear early music of war and peace by Byrd, Tomkins, Janequin and Dufay, passionate martial music from Russia, works by Glinka and the songs of ordinary soldiers. Chanticleer performs new works by Mason Bates and John Musto, alongside an extract from Jennifer Higdon's "Cold Mountain" and lighthearted popular music from the homefront. With voices from countertenor to bass and original interpretations of tunes from classical to jazz and gospel, Chanticleer has the range and expertise to deliver this powerful new show at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 5:00pm
It's been nearly 50 years since a teenaged Bettye LaVette stepped into a recording booth to make her first hit record (the Top 10 R&B single "My Man - He's a Lovin' Man"). But the Detroit-bred singer remained pretty much of a cult legend until just a few years ago, when she was rediscovered by a new generation of music lovers captivated with her alluring mix of soul, blues, folk, R&B, country and retro pop. Still a powerful live performer and active recording artist, LaVette comes to Santa Monica's The Broad Stage.
Lots of folks call themselves "rock legends," but only one recorded "All Along the Watchtower" with Jimi Hendrix in '68, sang a duet with Michael Jackson in '80, joined Fleetwood Mac in '95 and was enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in '04: Dave Mason. Now this truly legendary British rocker hits the Libbey Bowl in Ojai. A founding member of classic rock band Traffic (with Steve Winwood), the singer-guitarist also recorded four gold records as a solo artist. Mason's music remains as satisfying and inspiring as it was when it was produced.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
Backed by the 40-piece Blue Note Orchestra, Grammy-winning Melissa Manchester brings her gala and CD release party benefitting the Art Attack Foundation to the James Armstrong Theater at Torrance Cultural Arts Center. Performing music from The Fellas, Manchester pays tribute to some of the most iconic male singers of all time -- singers so iconic we can call them out by their first names: Frank, Tony, Nat, Johnny, Dean and several more. Don't miss this unforgettable night of sing-and-swing.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)
Soft-rock superstars Air Supply were the kings of the '80s romantic ballad, and they've been tugging at the heartstrings ever since. The duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock enjoyed a remarkable run of seven straight Top 5 singles in the early-'80s, and songs like "Lost In Love," "All Out of Love," "The One That You Love" and "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" continue to be staples of adult-contemporary radio. Relive those huge hits, along with some of the popsters' newer songs, with this concert at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City.
Thursday October 12, 2017 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 9:30pm)
Catch some of the greatest vocal groups of the '50s and '60s performing their biggest hits and showing off their still-sweet harmonies and ultra-smooth sounds in a concert inspired by the popular PBS doo-wop specials. Among those set to perform are Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Charlie Thomas and The Drifters ("On Broadway," "There Goes My Baby," "Under the Boardwalk"), as well as Jimmy Beaumont and The Skyliners ("Since I Don't Have You," "Pennies from Heaven"). This impressive lineup also boasts The Vogues ("Five O'Clock World," "You're the One"), The Marcels ("Blue Moon," "Heartaches"), The Cookies ("Don't Say Nothin' Bad About My Baby"), The Shades of Blue ("Oh How Happy"), The Spaniels ("Goodnight Sweetheart"), Will Rogers & The Soul Stirrers ("If I Had a Hammer"), Stormy Weather ("Street Corner Serenade") with Blue Suede Orchestra ("Harlem Nocturne"). Don't miss this night of great vocals with the original artists at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.
Want a fun way to let loose after a long week? Join Abi Sanchez, Calvin Evans and Matty Ryan for Chicago's only Stand-Up Comedy Party! Get ready for a night's worth of music, games, drinks for purchase -- and some of Chicago's funniest comics ready to help you start the weekend off right. Presented at Laugh Factory Chicago, this Stand-Up Comedy Party also features local funnymen Clark Jones and Ricky Gonzalez plus a few surprise guests. What more could you ask for?
A true living legend, jazz pianist and three-time Grammy winner Ramsey Lewis' brilliant, far-reaching musicianship and outgoing personality have allowed him to cross over to the pop and R&B charts through the years. Born and raised in Chicago, Lewis first came to fame with the Ramsey Lewis Trio in the late '50s and '60s. With hits like "Hang on Sloopy," "The In Crowd" and "Wade in the Water," the performer-composer and syndicated jazz radio host's performances are a rare treat for jazz aficionados. With his dynamic electric band, Lewis' current tour celebrates the 50th anniversary of his hit albums Hang on Ramsey! and The In Crowd at Balboa Theatre in San Diego.
Since first breaking onto the music scene in 1982, Aimee Mann has been one of the biggest names in the music business. Her masterful melodies, intelligent lyrics and refined song craft have earned her legions of admirers. NPR has called her "one of the top 10 living songwriters, along with Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen," while The New York Times has called her "One of the finest songwriters of her generation." Nominated for an Oscar for her song "Save Me," which appeared in Paul Thomas Anderson's film Magnolia, now you can see Aimee at Lund Auditorium in River Forest.
Grammy-nominated R&B hitmaker Jeffrey Osborne kicked off his career as the lead singer for the funk-soul group L.T.D., but it was his 1982 self-titled debut album, with its hit single "On the Wings of Love," that launched him into stardom, with five gold and platinum albums, collaborations with Dionne Warwick ("Love Power") and such beloved pop singles as "You Should Be Mine" and "Only Human." For this concert under the stars at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach's Back Bay Amphitheater, Osborne is joined by Mindi Abair and her band, The Boneshakers. A triple-threat singer, songwriter and saxophonist, Abair has recorded 10 No. 1 singles and repeatedly topped the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts. After catching Steven Tyler's attention, she wound up touring with Aerosmith for two years, while also making time to play with Bruce Springsteen and jam with Paul Shaffer and The Late Show band.
Friday October 6, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Broadway, TV, film and recording star Christine Ebersole is famed for her sparkling talent and vibrant personality, both of which shine on the nightclub stage. Now she's bringing her latest show, After the Ball, to NYC's legendary Feinstein's/54 Below stage. A celebration of such classics as "The Way You Look Tonight," "S'Wonderful" and "Lazy Afternoon," After the Ball has garnered rave reviews, with Theatermania calling Ebersole "a Broadway broad at the top of her game." The versatile Ebersole, who's been recently seen in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Wolf of Wall Street, won her Outstanding Actress Tonys for playing Dorothy in 42nd Street and Edie Beale in the acclaimed musical Grey Gardens, and now stars in the new hit musical War Paint.
Monday October 9, 2017 / 7:00pmMonday October 30, 2017 / 7:00pmMonday November 13, 2017 / 7:00pm
Straight No Chaser bring their jaw-dropping vocal prowess, soulful harmonies and a cappella charisma to Morrison's Red Rocks Amphitheatre, where they'll share a bill with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox. Both bands specialize in contemporary pop songs delivered with timeless flair. You'll re-think the stuffy notion of all-male a cappella groups when SNC does what they do best: making musical worlds collide. Think unconventional genre mashups like Frankie Valli and One Republic. Meanwhile, PMJ will crank out their signature "pop music in a time machine," re-interpreting pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of swing, doo-wop, ragtime and Motown from yesteryear.
Wednesday October 4, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
Feel the smooth swing and twang of the blues in the heart of Times Square with global traveler and multitalented blues-rock musician Jon Paris. Catch this roots rocker at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York, famous for hosting legendary musicians like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, The Allman Brothers and Alicia Keys. Practically born with a harmonica attached to his neck, Paris may know blues music better than he knows himself. He's toured and performed with renowned artists like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Etta James, Joan Jett, Dick Dale and more. He was also regularly featured on electric guitar legend Les Paul's Monday night shows at the Iridium in Manhattan. This isn't to say Paris hasn't headlined his own shows, which he has certainly has in places like Norway, Israel and even South Africa.
Monday September 25, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday October 2, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday October 9, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday October 16, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday October 23, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday October 30, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday November 6, 2017 / 8:00pmMonday November 13, 2017 / 8:00pm
Led by intellectual hooligan Sergey Shnurov, Leningrad is a sort of musical "traveling circus," portraying all characters and stories of modern Russia. The band has long outgrown the borders of music genres to become a cultural phenomenon. Shnurov affirms that Leningrad belongs to the ancient Russian tradition of buffoonery and people's theater, providing music and entertainment in equal measure at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. This 20th anniversary program includes not only the band's new songs, full of optimism and sophisticated irony, but also tried-and-true reckless hits.
Guaranteed to be a true Thriller of an event, a bonafide Bad to the bone tribute to the man behind the moonwalk, this special performance by the Cafe Wha? House Band covers Michael Jackson's entire illustrious career. From the early hits of The Jackson 5, like "ABC" and "Rockin' Robin," through classic solo smashes like "Billie Jean" and even his latest single, "Love Never Felt So Good," completed posthumously with the help of Justin Timberlake, this show promises to be a joyous celebration of the King of Pop's music.
Delivering frank, emotionally direct lyrics with her marvelously expressive voice, Martha Wainwright might just be the most talented member of a musical family that includes her lush-pop visionary brother Rufus and folk luminary parents Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle. At the very least, her concert at the Cedar Cultural Center is a must-see event, as the singer-songwriter brings her endless creativity and powerful stage presence to Minneapolis. Her fellow Canadian singer-songwriter Bernice opens the show with loads of beguiling beats and unexpected melodies.
Monday October 16, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 7pm)
In the four years since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album Proof of Love, blues and soul singer Gracie Curran has been filling clubs across the country, wowing audiences with her powerful voice and stirring delivery. Her contagious enthusiasm makes for a concert that's as high in fun as it is in musicality. Catch Curran when she returns to Beverly to play at 9 Wallis.
From "Up on the Roof" and "Under the Boardwalk" to "This Magic Moment" and "Stand by Me," the list of hits from The Drifters is evocative of the feel-good, hip-swaying nostalgia of '50s R&B and '60s soul. And they've still got it, puttin on high-energy shows that mix classic Drifters songs with hits from the '70s and '80s done up in their unique style. Experience The Drifters' velvety vocals and perfect harmonies live in concert at The Rose in Pasadena.
Saturday October 14, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
One of the most influential figures in new flamenco music, Canadian guitarist-composer Jesse Cook fuses flamenco with rumba, jazz and countless other forms of world music to create his unique sound. A Juno Award winner and three-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for Guitarist of the Year, Cook has sold over 1.5 million records worldwide. His music has been featured at the Olympics and on popular TV shows, such as Sex and the City. He's opened for such legends as B.B. King, Ray Charles and Diana Krall, and has performed on The Tonight Show and on PBS in his own concert special, Jesse Cook, Live in Concert. Hear his eclectic instrumentals when he takes the stage at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside.
Papa J. and Mo' Soul incorporate blues, soul and funk into a fearsome musical mix that's sure to work your groove thing. Appearing with a different guest diva each performance, Papa J. and Mo' Soul are sure to stimulate your musical senses. Join the party when they perform live at Lucille's Grill inside New York City's B.B. King Blues Club, the Times Square club that's been instrumental in bringing top musical artists to New York, including Aretha Franklin, James Brown and many more.
Reggae rocker Michael Franti & Spearhead headline the Tempe edition of the 33-city Tour de Fat Craft Beer Carnival, a cutting-edge collection of old-timey entertainment featuring vaudeville acts, circus performers, magicians, comedians and more. Costumes are highly encouraged, as the party atmosphere extends to a come-one, come-all fashion show and dance contest at Tempe Beach Park, with a portion of the festival's proceeds going to local nonprofits. Charismatic singer-songwriter Michael Franti and his band Spearhead are famed for channeling political and social activism into music that blends R&B, reggae and hip hop. They had a huge hit with "Say Hey (I Love You)," and their 2016 disc SoulRocker topped out at No. 5 on the U.S. rock album charts.
Theater flourished in England during the time of William Shakespeare, but just as popular were the ballads and art songs that served as a soundtrack to the high dramas and low comedies of the time. An English Garden is a fertile mix of Elizabethan era tunes -- some associated with Shakespeare and his company and others from later plays -- paired with lively instrumental pieces fit for nobles and groundlings alike. Soprano Emily Noel and a selection of period instruments including fiddles, lutes and citterns bring the music of Elizabethan theater to life in this concert at the Folger Theatre in Washington, DC.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 4:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 8:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pm
Four of Broadway's hottest talents team up as a tribute band dedicated to the history of rock, '80s-style. Chris McBurney and JT Curtis of Let It Be, Todd Meredith (Million Dollar Quartet) and Darcy Macrae (Book of Mormon, School of Rock) go back to the future at Cafe Wha? with hits from Prince ("Little Red Corvette," "Purple Rain"), Bruce Springsteen ("Born in the U.S.A.," "I'm on Fire"), The Police ("Message in a Bottle," "Every Breath You Take") and even some one-hit wonders.
The Boondocks Music Festival takes over Boonsboro with an all-day country music experience. Camp out at Washington County Ag Center (formally known as Fairgrounds Country Fest) and enjoy some of the best in local and national country talent. Outlaw country rocker Shooter Jennings headlines this outdoor honky-tonk happening, along with Canadian singer-songwriter Colter Wall, Maryland's own Josh Morningstar and more. Grab your hats, your boots and your whole music-loving posse because there'll be plenty of cold beer, fun games and even kids' activities.
Blending classic rock with jam band, roots and world music influences, Rusted Root has sold millions of albums and had a hit with the 1995 single "Send Me on My Way." Renowned for its live shows, the Pittsburgh-bred group has toured across the country and around the world to great acclaim. The 2009 album Stereo Rodeo was the group's first in seven years and songs from that album -- as well as tunes from 2012's The Movement -- have found their place in the shows alongside favorites like "Ecstasy," "Cruel Sun," "Airplane," "Welcome to My Party" and "Blue Diamonds." See them live at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York.
Friday October 13, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
From performing for cash donations on the streets of Paris to achieving mainstream success, jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux has come a long way. Peyroux comes to City Winery Chicago with her unique renditions of old classics and modern tunes by the likes of Leonard Cohen, The Beatles, Edith Piaf and more. You'll hear songs from Peyroux's latest album Secular Hymns, which showcases her soulful blend of funk, blues and jazz vocals. Singer Dayna Kurtz, of whom The Boston Globe declared ""there's no logical reason why (she) is not a full-blown star," opens the show.
Monday September 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer comes to B.B. King's Blues Club in support of his album The Way Life Goes. The singer, songwriter and guitarist has led the Philly rock band for more than 30 years and now brings his raw, introspective solo work to both fans of the band and new listeners. His new material follows the last 15 years of his life, from being told that he'd never sing again due to a partially paralyzed vocal cord, to the emotional and personal battles that followed. Keifer will perform both his new favorites and classic Cinderella faves when he visits New York City.
Wednesday October 11, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Chicago saxophonist, composer and bandleader Chris Greene synthesizes jazz improvisation, funk beats and pop music with his personal experiences to create his own style of music. Boasting a tight-knit group with a deep rapport, the Chris Greene Quartet has performed together since 2005. Greene and his group frequently flow from smooth jazz to prog rock to funk and back, bending genres for a novel music experience. Greene has become equally dynamic on both tenor and soprano saxophones. Along with performing, the Chris Greene Quartet also teaches and leads musical workshops for students of all ages across the country, which keeps the music sounding fresh and allows new musicians to tap into the group's passions and inspirations. The innovative quartet celebrates the release of Boundary Issues at Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago, their newest release signifying their constant pushing and blurring of music boundaries.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 4:00pm)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 4:00pm)
For the first time ever, Santo Domingo Tiene Salsa is bringing the biggest and brightest stars of the Salsa Dominicana together on stage at "La Casa de La Salsa" -- the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx. Dominican singer José Alberto "El Canario", known affectionately as The Showman, will host this music-filled festival, which features veterans such as Raulin Rosendo, Michel El Buenon, Sexappeal, Victor Waill and El Canario. Joining them is the "new generation" of salsa performers including David Kada, Alex Matos, Chiquito Team Band and Revolucion Salsera.
Micky Dolenz shot to fame as the lead singer on some of The Monkees' biggest hits, including "Last Train to Clarksville," "I'm a Believer" and "Pleasant Valley Sunday." The group began their careers in the '60s, starring as an imaginary band struggling to make it on their eponymous TV show. Happily for the four actors who played The Monkees, they had no difficulty achieving pop superstardom themselves. Dolenz has since performed in musicals on Broadway and London's West End, and toured the world as a solo artist. Now you can hear some of The Monkees' greatest hits, along with selections from musical roles he's played, when Dolenz hits the stage at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Also on the bill is Felix Cavaliere. A founding member of the Rascals, he's also a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriter Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and the Grammy Hall of Fame. The Rascals' topped the charts with memorable hits including "Good Lovin'," "Groovin'," "How Can I Be Sure," "A Beautiful Morning" and "People Gotta Be Free."
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Let the bon temps roulez with the sweet sounds of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, straight from the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter. This joyful jazz ensemble has been touring for over fifty years and now they're playing a concert at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet will be joined by Grammy-winning singer Irma Thomas, the Crescent City's "Soul Queen." Just as they've done for the past half-century, the PHJB continues to charm and impress audiences across the country with its signature brand of New Orleans jazz.
Marc Martel, whose uncanny imitation of Freddie Mercury in a YouTube video has racked up more than 30 million views -- and a job with Queen on their tribute tour -- has stunned fans across the globe with his soulful, spot-on re-creation of the band's timeless rock classics. Now, in his own concert-style production at NJPAC's Prudential Hall, called The Ultimate Queen Celebration, Martel belts out more than 20 of their greatest hits, from "We Will Rock You" and "Fat-Bottomed Girls" to "Another One Bites the Dust," "Somebody to Love," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," and of course, "Bohemian Rhapsody," as well as promising a few interesting surprises.
You may feel a rush, a sense of elation and even some mood-enhancing bursts of joy, but that's just the power of the music and the lively atmosphere at the first annual Clean & Sober Music Fest, which prides itself on creating an alcohol- and drug-free festival environment for folks who choose not to be imbibe. Set at the picturesque Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, Clean & Sober is the first-ever music festival created "for people who want to go out and have fun without mind- or mood-altering substances." Party all day long among fellow teetotalers as you jam out to bands like the soulful Stefanie Keys Band, Americana-funk fusion group Deep Blue Jam and the Cole Tate Band. During the festival weekend, several open 12-step meetings will be held according to AA format (all are welcome to attend).
From jazz to pop to bossa nova and beyond, acclaimed saxophonist Chris Mitchell knows how to play it, and he does so with plenty of style. For his show at Dallas' City Tavern, dubbed Tequila Nights, the versatile talent is set to perform Latin jazz cuts from his latest album I Found Forever, along with R&B and contemporary hits. Mitchell has impressed audiences from coast to coast through appearances in Vegas, L.A., Seattle, Atlanta and elsewhere. Now you can experience his smooth sounds yourself, and even meet him in person as he mingles before the show.
In 1987, Linda Ronstadt created a global mariachi sensation with her album Canciones De Mi Padre, which was based on the traditional mariachi music of her childhood. The album went on to be the most successful non-English language album in American recording history, selling two and a half million copies in the U.S. alone, picking up a double platinum certification and winning Ronstadt a Grammy Award. In Viva La Tradicion! 30 Anos de Canciones De Mi Padre at the Ford Theatres, José Armando Ronstadt hosts some of L.A.'s favorite artists to celebrate the landmark album's 30th anniversary, including Ronstadt's niece Marisa Ronstadt, all-female mariachi groups Las Colibrí and Las Jovencitas, and Ballet Folklorico Ollín, who will re-create scenes from the original Canciones De Mi Padre tour.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 8:00pm (Gates Open at 6:00pm)
Joel: The Band is the premier rock 'n' roll Billy Joel Tribute band on the West Coast. Fresh off the national tour of Joel's Tony Award-winning rock musical Movin' Out, "Piano Man" Kyle Martin and his group of professional musicians have toured California and are preparing for their national tour later this year. For this concert at Antioch's El Campanil Theatre, the band will perform Joel's timeless repertoire including songs like "Big Shot," "Only the Good Die Young," "An Innocent Man" and "New York State of Mind." They are blazing hot, and will have you on your feet rocking out. Martin made quite a name for himself amongst Broadway and rock fans as he traveled to over 100 cities starring as the "Piano Man" in two separate national tours of the Tony Award-winning Billy Joel/Twyla Tharp musical smash Movin' Out.
Saint Rocke's Totally Wayback Wednesdays invites Bill Idol tribute Idol X to take the stage in Hermosa Beach for a session of punk rock and new wave hits, along with tunes that Generation X would approve of. A four-piece band, Idol X dresses to impress with a glorious mess of black leather, chains and some blonde spikes to go with it. It'll be easy to fall back into the decade with glowing multi-colored spotlights and hits like "Dancing With Myself," "White Wedding," "Eyes Without a Face" and "Rebel Yell."
Wednesday October 18, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Who among us hasn't used the phrase "Rockin' like Dokken" at least once in their life? One of the most popular hard rock acts of the '80s, Dokken earned their metal street cred with Don Dokken's gritty vocals and fiery guitar solos. They sold over 10 million records worldwide and rose to the top of the pop-metal heap with sing-alongs like "In My Dreams" and "It's Not Love," not to mention their signature monster ballad "Alone Again." And these days, Dokken's still going strong, with veteran members Don Dokken on vocals and Mick Brown on drums, alongside guitarist Jon Levin and bassist Sean McNabb. Don't miss them in concert at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Kristin Chenoweth's career effortlessly spans film, television, voiceover and stage. Now the Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress-singer comes to Waukegan for An Intimate Evening With Kristin Chenoweth. Beloved as the original Glinda in hit musical Wicked and as Sally in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Chenoweth has won legions of TV fans with a long list of memorable roles, including her Emmy-nominated appearances on Glee. The songbird seamlessly incorporates pop, country, gospel, classical and, of course, Broadway numbers into her stage performance. Don't miss out on the musical magic when Chenoweth hits the Genesee Theatre.
Hear the songs that paved the way for hard rock and heavy metal as Led Zeppelin tribute band Get the Led Out takes the stage of the Crest Theatre in Sacramento. Also known as "GTLO" or "The American Led Zeppelin," Get the Led Out is more than just a cover band -- these professional rockers faithfully recreate the timeless music of the British blues-rock icons live on stage with all of the extra sonic bells and whistles that made the original tunes so famous in the first place. This Philadelphia-based sextet will deliver a concert filled with Zeppelin's finest, from the epic to the folksy to, of course, the iconic "Stairway to Heaven."
The New York Times described him as an "otherworldly, goth-tinged projection into the distant future of our violent, racially and sexually charged present." The New Yorker said "he deconstructs the persona of the diva even as he wraps himself in divalike hauteur." But don't take their word for it. If you've never caught a live performance by New York City-based musician, multimedia artist and postpunk counter tenor M. Lamar, get ready for a show like no other from a performer who's part opera singer, part diva, part leather-clad alien. (Orange Is the New Black fans may recognize Lamar as Marcus, the pre-transition Sophia; he just so happens to be actress Laverne Cox's twin brother.) Now, in recognition of the 156th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, M. Lamar will take the Ames Hall stage in Salem to perform an assemblage of old spirituals in the "gothic-devil-worshipping-free-black-man-blues-tradition."
Black Uhuru came to prominence as one of the earliest reggae groups to gain fame in the U.S., capturing the first-ever Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1985. But they've been playing together for over 40 years, since first forming in the Waterhouse district of Kingston, Jamaica. Over the years, the group's lineup has changed dramatically, but the smooth sounds have always remained the same. Expect to hear hits like "Sponji Reggae," "The Great Train Robbery" and more during this groove-filled concert at B.B. King's in New York.
Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
When it comes to Latin pop rock, Mexican songstress Natalia Lafourcade simply slays. She's shimmied shoulders and rocked stages for nearly 15 years now, with five albums and 15 Latin Grammy nominations (eight of which she won) of musical domination under that massive flower crown of hers. When you hear singles like "Tú Sí Sabes Quererme (En Manos de Los Macorinos)" and "Hasta la Raíz," it's the strongest urge not to get out your chair and move those hips yourself. Expect sweet, romantic harmonies and undeniably charming acoustic riffs at Tempe's ASU Gammage.
Texan troubadour Josh Abbott loves his home state -- and he's got the songs to prove it. His regional hit (and ode to the music he grew up on) "She's Like Texas" first grabbed audiences' and critics' attention in 2010 and the singer-songwriter went on to hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with his single "Oh, Tonight." Now, the entire Josh Abbott Band -- fiddler Preston Wait, drummer Eddie Villanueva, lead guitarist Caleb Keeter, bassist James Hertless and Abbott's college buddy Austin Davis on banjo -- brings their charm and fresh country sound to House of Blues Anaheim on their Until My Voice Runs Out Tour.
The founder of fOURPLAY and a Grammy-winning keyboardist, Bob James has captivated audiences around the world with an exciting mix of R&B, pop, world music and jazz. James brings his trio to the Back Bay Amphitheater for their first-ever appearance at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. Opening the show will be Jeff Lorber Fusion, performing their own eclectic jazz material as well as songs to honor the recently departed guitarist and fOURPLAY member, Chuck Loeb.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Wanted rocks the hits of Bon Jovi, the iconic '80s band that's sold more than 100 million records. From "Livin' on a Prayer," "You Give Love a Bad Name," "Bad Medicine" and "I'll Be There for You" to "Bed of Roses," "It's My Life" and, of course, "Wanted Dead or Alive," you'll experience all their memorable songs how they were meant to be heard -- live in concert. The L.A.-based Wanted boasts established professional musicians, led by lead vocalist Jerry March, who recreate the signature sound of Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Tico Torres and the guys to a T. Experience Wanted at The Rose in Pasadena.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 10:00pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)
Santo Domingo native singer-songwriter Joan Soriano brings his homegrown brand of bachata to The Cedar in Minneapolis for its Global Roots series. Famed for its Afro-Dominican rhythms and danceability, Soriano's music is based on his steel-string virtuosity, developed after he created his first guitar with a tin can and fishing line as a child, but his soulful vocals are also a major part of his appeal. He's the star of the documentary The Duke of Bachata and released an album of the same name.
Sponge has proven to be one of the Motor City's heaviest hitters after gaining international notoriety with their debut album Rotting Piñata. Emerging from Detroit with hits like "Plowed" and "Molly (16 Candles)" Sponge received massive airplay on radio stations from coast to coast and were in heavy rotation on MTV. Both "Plowed" and "Molly" hit No. 5 on Billboard's Modern Rock Charts, catapulting Rotting Piñata to Gold, and ultimately Platinum status. Now they're making their way to The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, where they'll raise the roof with new and classic hits.
Versatile vocalist Stacia Hobdy, whose performance style ranges from cabaret to R&B, funk, rock, jazz and even urban gospel, pays tribute to three of the greatest divas ever to pick up a mic. She'll raise the roof at New York's Groove with hits by Etta James, Dinah Washington and Billie Holiday, including classic singles like "At Last," "What a Diff'Rence a Day Makes," "Summertime" and more.
Venezuela-born and New York City-raised singer-dancer Barbara Martinez is a flamenco artist with serious chops. The Philadelphia Inquirer called her voice "achingly beautiful" and The New York Times said she makes "something fresh of the Latino style." Martinez has danced with the Metropolitan Opera in shows like Carmen and La Traviata, and recently appeared in the documentary Sobre Las Olas -- A Story of Flamenco in the U.S. Now, this passionate entertainer is coming to the stage with her latest performance at the Highline Ballroom.
In the annals of classic rock, Electric Light Orchestra is a band unto itself. Dubbed "the sons of The Beatles" by none other than John Lennon, ELO was a Billboard powerhouse in the 1970s, releasing hits like "Sweet Talkin' Woman," "Telephone Line," "Evil Woman," "Livin' Thing" and "Mr. Blue Sky" that topped the charts then and still get airplay now. Made up of several former ELO members, The Orchestra presents a night of hits by the iconic British band at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.
Argentinian singer-songwriter Alejandro Lerner who rose to fame across South America in the '80s. He's since shared the stage with such international artists as Luis Miguel, Paul Anka and Celine Dion. In the States, he's best known for his Carlos Santana collaboration, "Hoy Es Adiós." Now, the Grammy-nominated pop-rock star takes center stage at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, where he'll belt out an all-Spanish concert.
The 2017 Temecula Valley Music Awards, or TVMAs, celebrates the bustling local music scene by providing a chance for recognition for emerging artists and supporting music education in schools. This year's awards show, held at Bel Vino Winery in Temecula, features performances from Elvis Monroe, Grammy winners Will Champlin & Larry Mitchell, School of Rock and more. In addition, there will be a silent auction, food and drink, and more.
Years ago, bandleader and vocalist Christy Bennett fell in love with 1930s and '40s gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt and The Hot Club of France, which inspired her to form the Fumée Gypsy Project. Featuring a diverse and talented group of Chicago jazz musicians, Fumée performs long-lost gypsy jazz repertoire scrounged from antique stores and European online auctions, breathing new life into a lesser-known corner of the jazz world. Fumée Gypsy Project is coming to Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Opens at 4:00pm)Saturday September 23, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 4:00pm)
Having sold more than 220 million records worldwide, the Bee Gees are one of the five most successful recording artists of all time, along with the Beatles, McCartney, Elvis and Michael Jackson. The Australian Bee Gees Show pays tribute to the iconic Brothers Gibb by perfectly recreating the look, sound and feeling of a live Bee Gees concert. There'll be more than four decades of your favorite Bee Gees hits -- "Stayin' Alive," "You Should Be Dancin'," "Tragedy," and tons more -- plus stunning technical effects and large video projections. Musicians Michael Clift, Wayne Hosking and Dave Scott have performed The Australian Bee Gees Show in front of more than one million people in more than 40 countries for the past 16 years.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00PMMonday September 25, 2017 / 7:00PMTuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:00PMWednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00PMThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00PMSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00PM
Hear the songs that paved the way for hard rock and heavy metal as Led Zeppelin tribute band Get the Led Out takes the stage at The Canyon Santa Clarita. Also known as "GTLO" or "The American Led Zeppelin," Get the Led Out is more than just a cover band -- these professional rockers faithfully recreate the timeless music of the British blues-rock icons live on stage with all of the extra sonic bells and whistles that made the original tunes so famous in the first place. This Philadelphia-based sextet will play a set of Zeppelin's finest, from the epic to the folksy to, of course, the iconic "Stairway to Heaven."
Thursday October 5, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
With a sound described as "Tropical Futurist," New York-based Combo Chimbita draws on its members' Colombian roots, blending Latin flavors with experimental music influences for an exciting sound. Carolina Oliveros belts out Spanish-language vocals over infectious percussive beats and trippy synths and guitars for a hypnotic effect that landed the group on Brooklyn Magazine's list of 15 NYC Bands You Need To Hear. Washington, D.C.'s own Colombian imports, Gaiteros de Sanguashington, open this concert at Atlas Performing Arts Center.
'90s alt-rockers Blessid Union of Souls led the scene at the peak of their time with singles like "I Believe" and "Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me)." Their first album Home became a RIAA certified Gold Album, and their singles were also featured in movies like Pokemon: The First Movie and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective II. Blending a self-dubbed "rural soul" combo of pop, R&B and folk, these Ohio-bred boys are still going strong with six studio albums under their belt. Come see them rock the Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Composer and pianist Fred Hersch has been described by the New York Times as "a master who plays it his way." Over the course of Hersch's long and inspiring career, he's received 10 Grammy nominations and been honored with prestigious jazz awards including the 2016 Doris Duke Artist and 2016 Jazz Pianist of the Year from the Jazz Journalists Association. Hersch's solo recitals feature intricate, complex compositions as he skillfully pulls together piano traditions that otherwise have little in common. Join the Atlas Performing Arts Center when they bring this eloquent artist to Washington, D.C. to play their new Steinway piano.
German heavy metal pioneers Accept helped usher speed and thrash metal onto the rock world's radar. The band got its start in the early '70s and after a few line-up changes and false starts, they finally found breakthrough success with their 1983 album Balls To The Wall. They cranked out five more albums before lapsing into a 15 year hiatus. Once their 2010 hit Blood of The Nations dropped, Accept proved they were back to reclaim their former glory. They kept the winning streak going with two follow-up albums, which also climbed international charts. Now, the veteran rockers are hitting the road in support of their August 2017 release Teutonic Storm. Catch them at The Rose in Pasadena.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
For nearly 30 years, Columbian singer-songwriter Andres Cepeda has entertained millions of fans across the globe with his own romantic blend of pop, bolero and ballad. Starting out as the lead vocalist for Latin pop-rock group Poligamia, Cepeda climbed to success as a Latin Grammy-winning solo artist shortly after. Albums like I Know to Die, El Carpintero and Day After Day have quickly achieved Platinum status, and its singles like "Embrujo," "Kisses Used," "Me Voy" and many others are still in rotation to this day. In between albums and projects with other renowned musicians, Cepeda has also served as a judge for Caracol's La Voz Columbia, La Voz Kids and La Voz Teens for the last five straight seasons. Come watch this celebrated artist when he makes his way to the Alex Theatre in Glendale for a little romance and plenty of heartfelt music.
After close to 30 years and 20 acclaimed albums, The Rippingtons Featuring Russ Freeman are still making beautiful music together. The Grammy-nominated, pioneering ensemble dominated radio playlists and the Billboard contemporary jazz chart from the late '80s and beyond with hit albums including Kilimanjaro, Brave New World and 2016's True Stories, which shot to No. 1 on the overall jazz chart. Known for naming songs and albums after exotic places (Monaco, Sahara, Cote D'Azur, etc), the group's also become famed as the soundtrack for the Weather Channel's local forecasts. Catch their groove live at B.B. King's in New York.
As a former protégé of legendary bluesman Albert "The Iceman" Collins in the mid-1970s, Coco Montoya first honed his chops as a drummer. He spent the next four decades tirelessly hitting the blues-rock circuit -- first backing Collins, then eventually adopting guitar and playing with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. In recent years, he's transformed into a bandleader in his own right. His soul crooning and string-bending flare are accented by his signature left-handed, upside-down playing style, which calls to mind Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Albert King. Catch his signature "icy hot"-style blues live at B.B. King's in NYC.
Nashville-based jazz vocalist and composer Dara Tucker made her national television debut in the fall of 2015 as a guest on The Tavis Smiley Show on PBS. Most recently, Dara won the silver medal in the national 2017 American Traditions Vocal Competition, was named "Best Jazz Vocalist" in the 2017 Nashville Industry Music Awards and opened for Grammy Award-winning vocalist Gregory Porter. Her new CD, Oklahoma Rain, has been featured on the BBC London and earned plenty of praise. Now she brings her pristine vocals to Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago.
Saturday October 14, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 9:30pm
Dutch DJ-producer Sander van Doorn has been flooding international dance floors since 2004. With two full-length albums, numerous hit singles, remixes of artists from Sia to Lady Gaga, sold-out gigs at major venues and festivals worldwide, his own successful record label, Doorn Records, and a weekly radio show, van Doorn continues to beat a path into the heart of dance music fans around the world. Catch the globe-trotting EDM star when he plays a Detour Fridays set at Chicago's Prysm Nightclub.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 10:00pm - 4:00am (Arrive by 11:30pm)
Queen and their flamboyant front man Freddie Mercury will always be rock royalty, but Queen Nation takes the crown for their spot-on recreation of one of the original band's legendary live shows. Their renditions of huge hits like "Somebody to Love," "We Are the Champions," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and others have been called "hauntingly realistic" by Tribute Band Magazine, and they're long-time favorites at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai. Journey tribute DSB also holds that distinction. They'll be bringing their note-perfect, emotionally committed renditions of "Any Way You Want It," "Open Arms," "Wheel in the Sky" and, of course, the hit that gave the band its name, "Don't Stop Believin'" to the stage as part of this spectacular double bill.
The 1980s was an awesome decade for women in rock, with artists like Pat Benatar ("Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "Love is a Battlefield"), Joan Jett ("I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "Bad Reputation") and Heart ("These Dreams," "Alone," "Never") helping to rule the airwaves with powerhouse voices, great musicianship and loads of attitude. Now you can rock out when singer Joyse Schumacher pays tribute to these legendary songbirds at the iconic Cafe Wha? in New York's Greenwich Village.
Late-'80s MTV staples BulletBoys rock The Rose in Pasadena with a concert including Ratt's Juan Croucier. BulletBoys earned comparisons to Aerosmith and Van Halen when they they started and they're still "Hard as a Rock" 30 years later. The band is led by supreme vocalist Marq Torien, who's been with the band since the beginning, helping to make their signature sound. Ratt's Juan Croucier plays the hits of Ratt, including unforgettable Eighties classics like "Round and Round" and "Lay It Down."
Friday September 29, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Take a smooth soft-rock trip with Pablo Cruise, the popular pop-rock band formed by a quartet of talented San Francisco musicians, who brought a funky vibe to the California coast sound of the '70s and '80s. The group had a string of hits you'll recognize and will most likely be singing along to, including "Love Will Find a Way," "Atlanta June," "I Go to Rio," "Whatcha Gonna Do?" and "A Place in the Sun." They recently toured with The Beach Boys, and now they're bringing their groove to The Canyon in Agoura Hills.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Six Emmys, two Grammy nominations, three gold records, seven TV specials and eight million records sold. After more than three decades as an international entertainer, John Tesh's recording and live concert career continues to thrive today. Whether at the solo piano with a 12-piece band or an 80-piece orchestra, Tesh's music and storytelling has taken him from the Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Coliseum in Rome to Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. John's live television concerts have raised more than 20 million dollars for public television. 25 years and over 50 recordings into his multi-faceted, ever-evolving musical and broadcast career include a string of No. 1 radio hits, a Keyboard Magazine Performance award, a 10-year run as anchor on Entertainment Tonight and the unique distinction of composing what critics have hailed as "The greatest sports theme song in television history," the NBC Sports' NBA Basketball Theme. See the legend live at Denver's Paramount Theatre.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
A five-time Grammy nominee, guitar hero Robben Ford is the real deal -- a blues-jazz guitar giant who's played and toured with such musical masters as Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Dizzy Gillespie, Bonnie Raitt and many more. He's released dozens of solo albums of blues and jazz, and is a featured sideman on numerous others. In fact, Musician magazine named him one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century." Jazz fusion guitar legend and multiple Grammy nominee Stanley Jordan also lends his virtuosic skills and smooth rhythms to this special concert. Famed for his unique finger-tap technique, Jordan's 1985 debut album Magic Touch topped the Billboard jazz charts for nearly a year, and he's since released more than a dozen albums, played prestigious festivals and collaborated with a wide variety of international artists including violinist Regina Carter, sax man Kenny Garrett, trumpeter Nicholas Payton and more. Catch both of these world-class musicians in concert at The Rose in Pasadena.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
One of the Bay Area's most successful rappers hits the stage at Venue Oakland as Yukmouth of The Luniz performs live. Along with partner Numskull, The Luniz hit it big with their weed anthem, "I Got 5 on It," which still receives major airplay to this day. The Luniz were nominated for a Grammy and, as a solo artist, Yukmouth has continued to drop hot songs. He's also known for his collaborative work up and down the West Coast, joining forces with C-Bo and Spice 1 in Thug Lordz, and his United Ghettos of America compilation albums.
Formed by four native Liverpudlians, the Mersey Beatles spent a decade honing their sound at the actual Cavern Club, playing near the very spot where the Quarrymen started their "long and winding road" to becoming the Beatles. Now this talented, mop-topped quartet brings the authentic sound and spirit of the Fab Four to Canton's Village Theater. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's, they'll be re-creating that landmark album in full, along with favorites from every Beatles era.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Unless you're hiding a time machine in your basement, you're probably not going to go back to the 1970s any time soon. However, you can experience the next best thing with a performance by The Classic Rock Experience, which will take you on a musical journey back to the forgotten decade. This is arena rock at its finest, played by top-notch musicians who really know how to wail. They'll be performing music from six iconic groups, including Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Styx and Boston, along with a few surprises. If you miss the '70s, this is the only place to be. This flashback concert experience is coming to Pittsburgh's Crafthouse Stage & Grill.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Revered by the Chicago Tribune for his "razor sharp technique and relentless rhythmic drive," jazz drummer George Fludas has performed with indomitable jazz greats like Johnny Griffin, Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Phil Woods and more over his illustrious 30-year career. Now, partnered with Ron Perrillo on piano and Dennis Carroll on bass, the George Fludas Trio brings some stunning jazz and swing to the stage of Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago.
Sunday October 1, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 9:30pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 9:30pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 9:30pm
"She learned the blues in Belgrade" sounds like a lyric, but it's just one of the many amazing-but-true facts about acclaimed guitarist Ana Popovic. A legend in the making, the Serbian-born Popovic has toured the world but moved to Memphis to settle down and soak up the city's Stax-inspired sound. Her latest album, last year's Trilogy, boasts 23 new songs, and expands on her signature blues-rock-funk sound, with a little jazz thrown in for good measure. Now Popovic comes to shred her Strat -- and belt the blues -- at Jergel's Rhythm Grille in Warrendale.
Best known for wowing audiences on America's Got Talent, where they ascended to semi-finalist status, Summer Brooke and The Mountain Faith Band are a band on the rise. Hailing from North Carolina, The Mountain Faith Band have been performing their unique hybrid of Americana, bluegrass, gospel and roots music from coast to coast. They've shared the stage with the likes of legends like Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels and Loretta Lynn, played at the Grand Ole Opry, and frequently perform at Dollywood, where they're audience favorites. Now you can see the MFB play "Umbrella" and other songs at Buford's Sylvia Beard Theatre.
The World's Greatest Rock Show brings the biggest hits of the '60s to the '90s back to the live concert stage in a Vegas spectacular that takes shows at The Stratosphere to new heights. Featuring the best tribute artists, an all-new LED wall, light and video effects and more, this Rock Legends Tribute Concert is set to get heads banging and fans singing along with spot-on re-creations of smash singles by The Rolling Stones, KISS, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Journey, Guns N' Roses, AC/DC, Aerosmith and more.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 9:00pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 9:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 9:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 9:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 9:00pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 9:00pmTuesday October 3, 2017 / 9:00pm
The only all-Asian American dance-rock band in the world, The Slants have appeared on Conan O'Brien's Team Coco, The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, Rolling Stone, NPR, NBC, BBC and numerous other shows, magazines and websites. These Portlanders have played at major festivals like SXSW and San Diego Comic-Con and opened for bands like The Decemberists and Shonen Knife. Now you can see The Slants play live in NYC at Greenwich Village's iconic Cafe Wha?, a venue that's been instrumental in the early careers of such legends as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, the Velvet Underground and Bruce Springsteen.
Made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli's Quintette du Hot Club de France, gypsy jazz has enchanted listeners ever since with its up-tempo swing rhythms tinged with Old World folk flavor. The result, heard on songs like "Minor Swing," "Nuages" and "Limehouse Blues," is an infectious sound that is impossible not to get swept up in. Keeping this tradition alive in Chicago is multi-instrumentalist Alfonso Ponticelli and his trio. A multiple award winner, Ponticelli has shared the stage with the legendary Les Paul, played both banjo and guitar with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, and collaborated with a slew of Arabic, Celtic, bluegrass and other traditional folk ensembles. The Chicago Tribune called Ponticelli's take on gypsy jazz "bracingly fresh and contemporary." Don't miss this swingin' time at Winter's Jazz Club.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 9:30pm
Popa Chubby is a true blues showman with some serious vocal and six-string chops to boot. The Brooklyn native's Stratocaster sears on covers and originals, and you'll likely experience both when the virtuoso guitarist brings his concert to the stage of Jergel's Rhythm Grille in Warrendale.
If your familiarity with jazz flute begins and ends with Will Ferrell's "performance" in the hit comedy Anchorman, you owe it to yourself to experience the power and exquisite musicianship of Nestor Torres. Equally fluent in the jazz, classical and Latin traditions, Torres speaks through his flute, inflecting every note with style and personality. Winner of five Grammy Awards (four Latin, one "American"), this towering artist and performer has worked with everyone from Ricky Martin to Tito Puente, Herbie Hancock, Dave Matthews and Gloria Estefan. He's also released 15 studio albums and made it to the top of Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts. Now see the legendary flautist live, along with Anibal Berraute and Miguel Vetorello, when he comes to Boca Black Box for Tango Intimo 2 featuring the music of Carlos Gardel.
Bring some "Sweet Emotion" to your weekend when one of the country's best tribute bands, Jaded, covers Aerosmith in concert at the Boca Black Box. This Fort Lauderdale crew replicates the signature look and sound of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, including guitar hero Joe Perry and lead singer Steven Tyler -- and his scarves, of course. You'll experience the hits that made the originals into the best-selling American hard rock band of all time, from "Dream On" and "Cryin'" to "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," among many more.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)
The Long Run continues their journey into the music of the Eagles with a concert at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Band members have appeared on over 30 albums and have performed with such acts as The Shirelles, The Coasters, Trisha Yearwood, Eric Clapton, The Bee Gees and Peter Frampton. You won't hear a better Eagles tribute band 'til "Hell Freezes Over."
Formed in 1964, the Skatalites helped pioneer the ska sound that would sweep the globe, inspiring acts like the English Beat and the Specials. They've backed musical greats such as Toots and the Maytals, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff and Desmond Dekker and scored a string of hit singles of their own, including "Guns of Navarone." Now, Jamaica's premier ska band heads to Hermosa Beach to prove they can still rock steady. They'll fill Saint Rocke with their signature feel-good fusion of jazz, R&B, calypso and African rhythms.
Hailed by David Fricke of Rolling Stone as "one of the finest songwriters I have ever heard," Australian native Paul Kelly has released a staggering 23 studio albums and charted numerous hit singles in his storied career, including jams like "Billy Baxter", "Before Too Long" and "Darling It Hurts." Now the folk-rock-country artist is touring behind his newest album Life is Fine, a sonically diverse album that pulsates with R&B grooves and upbeat rock rhythms. Not only is Kelly a well-known solo artist, but he's also led groups like the Dots, the Coloured Girls, the Messengers, Professor Ratbaggy and Stardust Five. During this electrifying concert at The Cedar Cultural Center, he'll be joined by New Zealand singer-songwriter Jess Cornelius of the indie rock group Teeth & Tongue.
Versatile vocalist Stacia Hobdy, whose performance style ranges from cabaret to R&B, funk, rock, jazz and even urban gospel, pays tribute to three of the greatest soul-disco divas ever to pick up a mic. She'll raise the roof at B.B. King Blues Club in New York with tracks from legendary R&B songstresses Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, whose music can still be found everywhere to this day from vocal samples to repeated radio plays. From Badu's "On & On" and "Next Lifetime" to Scott's "So in Love" and "Golden," you'll be transported back to the golden age of R&B.
From "Up on the Roof" and "Under the Boardwalk" to "This Magic Moment" and "Stand by Me," the list of hits from The Drifters is evocative of the feel-good, hip-swaying nostalgia of '50s R&B and '60s soul. And they've still got that magic, puttin on high-energy shows that mix classic Drifters songs with hits from the '70s and '80s done up in their unique style. Experience The Drifters' velvety vocals and perfect harmonies live in concert at The Canyon in Agoura Hills.
Sunday October 15, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Currently Director of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Jazz Orchestra, Pharez Whitted has performed throughout the United States and overseas. He's played The Arsenio Hall Show, The Billboard Music Awards, at Carnegie Hall and major jazz festivals throughout the country, and has worked with such notables as Branford Marsalis, George Duke, Elvin Jones, Kirk Whalum, John Mellencamp, Nancy Wilson, Meshell Ndegeocello and Chaka Khan -- not to mention his uncle Slide Hampton. Recently named Chicagoan of the Year in Jazz for 2016, Pharez and his quartet, featuring Bobby Broom on guitar, Jeremiah Hunt on bass and Xazavian Valladay on drums, now come to Winter's Jazz Club in Chicago.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 20, 2017 / 9:30pm
Micky Dolenz shot to fame as the lead singer on some of The Monkees' biggest hits, including "Last Train to Clarksville," "I'm a Believer" and "Pleasant Valley Sunday." The group began their careers in the '60s, starring as an imaginary band struggling to make it on their eponymous TV show. Happily for the four actors who played The Monkees, they had no difficulty achieving pop superstardom themselves. Dolenz has since performed in musicals on Broadway and London's West End, and toured the world as a solo artist. Now you can hear some of The Monkees' greatest hits, along with selections from musical roles he's played, when Dolenz hits the stage at The Canyon in Agoura Hills.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Mindi Abair was playing in the band on American Idol when Steven Tyler stopped the show to ask the contestant "Who is your sax player?" But that's not entirely surprising: Abair is the kind of artist who commands instant attention. A triple-threat singer, saxophonist and songwriter, she's recorded no less than 10 No. 1 singles, sold a half million records and repeatedly topped the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts. After catching Tyler's attention, she wound up touring with Aerosmith for two years, while also making time to play with Bruce Springsteen and jam with Paul Shaffer and the Late Show with David Letterman band. Now, she's joined up with a rockin' band, The Boneshakers, for a high-octane sound steeped in vintage rock and soul. Fresh off her Grammy-nominated album Wild Heart, Mindi Abair is hitting the stage at B.B. King's club in New York.
Monday October 16, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Award-winning guitarist Nick Black has broken out on his own to lead one of the most entertaining R&B bands in the country, and you can catch this rising talent at 9 Wallis during this concert. Black has drawn raves from RazorFish, who said his last CD, Deep Blue, "crackles with the willingness to shake up the traditional routes." Enjoy a soulful night of music at this concert.
Back in the '60s and '70s, Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon neighborhood was a mecca for folk-rock. The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Carole King, James Taylor, the Mamas & the Papas, Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills & Nash, the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Brown, Jim Morrison and Neil Young all lived and created their classic music there. Now, tribute band Live from Laurel Canyon recreates this magical time and place with renditions of favorite songs and stories from the scene. You'll think you've died and gone to classic rock heaven at the The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield.
The Canyon welcomes one of the major Southern rock bands of the 1970s to the stage. The Marshall Tucker Band blend rock, country and jazz music in a classic combination that makes the perfect freewheeling soundtrack for a summer road trip or a night out cruising the town. The band gained national attention when they toured with the Allman Brothers band, leading to a string of gold albums, including the million-selling Carolina Dreams and its Top 15 single "Heard It in a Love Song."
Friday October 13, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors at 6:00pm)
Naples-born tenor Pasquale Esposito is famed for his smooth pop-opera style and stirring tributes to legendary opera singer Enrico Caruso on PBS and as part of a blockbuster live national tour. Now he's back at the Andiamo showroom in Warren with an entertaining mix of Italian and American tunes, ranging from the 1880s to today, as featured on his hit CD Il Tempo. Backed by an international band of musicians, Esposito is set to show off his powerful pipes on favorites like "Con Te Partiro," "That's Amore," "O Sole Mio," "Nessun Dorma," "This Is the Moment" and more.
Double bassist Curtis Lundy headlines An Autumn Afternoon of Jazz at the Ciccone Theatre in Paramus, where you can groove to Latin, blues, Filipino, R&B and straight-ahead, hard bop jazz. Best known for his work with jazz vocalist Betty Carter's band, Lundy's recorded with sax legend Pharoah Sanders, among other luminaries, and leads his own trio. His arrangement of "Walk With Me," recorded by the Arc Gospel Choir, was sampled by rapper Kanye West for his Grammy-winning hit "Jesus Walks." Also on the bill for this powerhouse concert are flutist Sherry Winston, the Gary Samuels Band, Freddy Rodriguez and his 14-piece Latin jazz band, vocalist Irene Renee and Sounds of Manila, an award-winning Filipino ensemble.
Nick Moss is one of the most acclaimed blues guitarists of his generation, with 16 Blues Music Award nominations to his name. Moss began his career working with some of the greats of the Chicago blues sound, including Jimmy Dawkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and Jimmy Rogers. Over the years, Moss' style has evolved from classic Chicago blues to the more rock-influenced sound of his albums like Privileged (2010) and Here I Am (2011), but fans and experts agree he's still playing some of the hottest blues in America. Now, Carter Alan's Beverly Blues Series welcomes the Nick Moss Band to the stage of Beverly's 9 Wallis, courtesy of gimmeLIVE.
Aside from maple syrup, hockey, Drake and poutine, exactly what has Canada given us? Only perhaps the greatest prog rock band in all history: Rush. Known for "daunting technical mastery paired with a penchant for the gloriously excessive" (Rolling Stone), the members of Rush were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, and they've sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. Now you can experience the magic of a Rush concert in an intimate setting when tribute band The Sawyers comes to Boca Black Box. It's not easy to play Rush, but these guys have it down.
Groove to the beat of Cuban rhythms and the smooth melodies of Puerto Rican Son when Latin Grammy-winning artist -- and Boca Black Box fave -- Nestor Torres jams with the newly formed Sosa/Rodriguez Ensemble. Equally fluent in the jazz, classical and Latin traditions, Torres speaks through his flute, inflecting every note with style and personality. This towering performer has worked with everyone from Ricky Martin to Tito Puente, Herbie Hancock, Dave Matthews and Gloria Estefan. He's also released 15 studio albums and made it to the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts. Check out his latest collaboration at this special concert.
From his roots in early-'80s hard rock, Rik Emmett has developed into one of the most critically respected guitarists period, hailed for his technique across numerous genres and styles. Though often remembered as the guitarist and vocalist for Triumph, the multi-platinum power trio from Ontario, Emmett has gone on a musical journey starting with his first solo album, Absolutely, in 1990. Since then, he's experimented with elements from swing, fusion and the blues, not to mention prog rock, smooth jazz and his current acoustic efforts with Dave Dunlop. At The Rose in Pasadena, Emmett will be stripping his talent down to the raw bones, the technical fundamentals so astonishing one critic wrote: "He's one of the only guitarists out there who may be too talented for his own damn good."
Saturday October 7, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Singer-songwriter AJ Smooth brings the party to Crocodile Rocks in Myrtle Beach as he releases his new single, "Come on Girl." With a smooth mix of pop and R&B, AJ has developed into one of the premier voices in the genre. Don't miss the fun at this night of sweet sounds.
Andy Brown has been hailed as "one of Chicago's most appealing jazz guitarists" by the Chicago Tribune, which also noted "the depth of his work" and "his easygoing virtuosity." This acclaimed guitarist has played with jazz-world luminaries like Howard Alden and Grammy-winning vocalist Kurt Elling, and at music festivals in Rio de Janeiro, the Netherlands, Germany and throughout the U.S. He also performed for the Nobel Peace Prize dinner in Chicago, where guests included U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, the Dalai Lama and Mikhail Gorbachev. Now you can see Andy and his trio live in concert at Winter's Jazz Club.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 9:30pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 9:30pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 9:30pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 9:30pm
The lovely LaVie brings a French-Caribbean vibe to her music -- a contemporary mix of jazz, reggae and R&B -- and a vivacious personality to her live concerts, gaining her a growing legion of fans. She's toured the East Coast as an opener for reggae star KyMani Marley and was picked as the local artist to be featured at Miami's 2016 Jazz in the Gardens fest, where she sang on the same stage as Usher, Janelle Monae and other stars. Catch her latest gig at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach, where she'll likely share cuts from her upcoming EP The Island Girl.
One of the breakout stars of Season 10 of The Voice, Laith Al-Saadi earned a spot in the finals thanks to his stirring mix of blues, soul and classic rock, drawing raves from his coach Adam Levine and tons of votes from audiences. Al-Saadi was performing long before the TV show, honing his chops at the University of Michigan, then appearing at clubs in the Midwest and on stages with legends like Taj Majal, Buddy Guy and B.B. King himself. Now, he'll take the stage at Jergel's Rhythm Grille in Warrendale with cuts from his latest disc Real and more.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open a 6:00pm)
One of the major Southern rock bands of the '70s comes to The Rose. The Marshall Tucker Band blends rock, country and jazz in a classic combination with mass appeal. They've recorded six Gold Albums, and had hits with "Can't You See" and "Heard It in a Love Song." Their hard-rocking live shows have made them a top touring band for more than four decades. Make your way to Pasadena for a night and groove out to some seriously soulful Southern classics.
With Guns N' Roses tribute band Appetite for Destruction, you'll think it's 1987 all over again. This talented group of musicians sport dead-on looks, from Axl's kilt to Slash's signature top hat and veil of black hair. But its talented members are more than just pretty faces with bandanas and frosted tips, rocking note-for-note renditions of GNR hits like "Sweet Child of Mine" and "Welcome to the Jungle." For 20 years, the band has been crushing venues throughout the Northeast, twice sharing the stage with ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke. Now they're set to rock Cleveland's Music Box Supper Club.
Best known as a contestant on CBS' Rock Star: Supernova and as a member of the genre-crossing band Pink Martini, singer Storm Large has a voice that's equally effective crooning a ballad or belting out a rock anthem. A versatile stylist, she's performed with everyone from John Doe, Rufus Wainwright and George Clinton to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Her single "Ladylike," featuring Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro, debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's Hot Singles Sales chart. Large has also branched out into theater and cabaret, performing in her acclaimed off-Broadway one-woman show Crazy Enough and in Randy Newman's Harps and Angels. Don't miss this concert at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York.
Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 9:30pmWednesday October 4, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 11:30pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 9:30pm
Guitar-wielding LGBTQ songwriter Tom Goss joins forces with queer singer-activist Heather Mae for an inspiring night of music and storytelling at Atlanta's Red Light Cafe. Known for songs about love and longing, Goss' inventive and engaging music videos have racked up millions of YouTube views. Meanwhile, Mae has made waves and won awards for her empowering songs about issues like mental health and LGBTQ rights. Aspen Countryman opens the show with her jazzy melodies and pop lyrics.
One of Chicago's most in-demand pianists, Jeremy Kahn brings his quartet to Winter's Jazz Club. Kahn has played with such greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Joni Mitchell, Phil Woods, Charlie Haden and Aretha Franklin, to name a few. When he's not performing at the world's top jazz clubs or in the recording studio, Kahn teaches at Northwestern and plays in orchestra pits for productions like Wicked and Spamalot. Fans of the famed Gold Star Sardine Bar might know Kahn as the house pianist during the venue's final three years. But today, Kahn plays with trombonist Andy Baker, bassist Alex Warshawsky and drummer Bob Rummage in the Jeremy Kahn Quartet. Don't miss this night of great jazz.
Friday October 13, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 9:30pm
Jesse Coling Young, best known as the lead singer of the classic rock band, The Youngbloods, took the nation by storm when the single "Get Together" became a worldwide Top 10 hit, making it the quintessential anthem for peace in the late '60s. Despite the group's dissolution, Young has gone on to have an illustrious solo career, recording 17 studio albums throughout the span of 50 years. Last year, he celebrated the re-release of his hit 1973 album Song For Juli, which includes iconic tracks like "Mornin' Sun," "Miss Hesitation," and "Ridgetop." He's even set to release new recordings later this year. Now the legendary musician brings his smooth vocals, which features a unique blend of jazz, blues, and folk-rock, to the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City.
Sunday October 15, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Don't worry if you can't get a seat close to saxophonist Peter Valera. When he is busy blowing the blues, Valera is liable to leap off the stage and wade into the crowd, moving as fast as the music pouring out of his horn. But that's not surprising: This is not Muzak or easy-listening. This is get-up-and-move music, blues played in a white-hot fury, volume and energy cranked up all the way to 11. Backed by the soulful Jump Blues Band, Valera doesn't so much play the saxophone as let it sing, unleashing a range of emotions and experiences too rich and wonderful for mere words to convey. Experience it yourself when this remarkable musician -- who just released his first record Jump Blues -- heats things up at Lucille's Grill at B.B. King Blues Club.
Sunday October 1, 2017 / 9:00pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 5:30pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm)Sunday October 15, 2017 / 5:30pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm)Sunday October 22, 2017 / 5:30pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm)Sunday October 29, 2017 / 5:30pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm)Sunday November 5, 2017 / 5:30pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm)Sunday November 12, 2017 / 5:30pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm)Sunday November 19, 2017 / 5:30pm (Doors Open at 4:30pm)
Get ready for an electrifying night of timba music and dancing when Afro-Caribbean band Tiempo Libre takes the stage at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. Throughout the past 14 years, the three-time Grammy-nominated band has made an indelible mark on the Latin music scene, with star-making performances on Dancing with the Stars, The Tonight Show and Live From Lincoln Center. The classically-trained septet specializes in timba, a sizzling mix of Latin jazz and Cuban son, dubbed "dance music of sophistication and abandon" by The New York Times.
Saturday October 14, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Saturday October 14, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)
South Florida songstress Amy Arlo and her band Almost Blue share songs and stories of great blues divas like Big Maybelle, Koko Taylor, Big Mama Thornton and more in this cabaret-style show at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach. Arlo herself has been compared to legends like Janis Joplin and Nina Simone, and she and her combo are known throughout the region for their self-described brand of "funky soul and rocking roadhouse blues." They released second album, Deeper Shade of Blue, to acclaim in 2016.
Get ready for a night of high-energy Cajun-flavored music, because the four-time Grammy-nominated Pine Leaf Boys are coming to The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. These Southern Louisiana natives are keeping the traditional sounds of the swamp alive, blending the fiddle and accordion-filled styles of Cajun and zydeco music with rock 'n' roll. The fresh sound has landed them a loyal following and six invitations from the State Department to represent the U.S. abroad. Don't miss this fun night of upbeat Americana.
It's been a long, strange trip for the Grateful Dead tribute band Cubensis, but a successful one, as they've spent 30 years bringing the music of the world's best jam band to new life, adding their own improvisational grooves. Now setting up a monthly residency at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, Cubensis' spontaneous shows cover all eras of the Dead and Jerry Garcia Band, and are aimed at aspiring and already devoted Deadheads alike.
Thursday September 28, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 4:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / 4:00pm
A tribute to the late, great Man in Black, Cash'd Out brings legendary country singer-songwriter Johnny Cash's early hits to life on stage at Jergel's Rhythm Grille in Warrendale. With more than 100 songs in their repertoire, Cash'd Out performs such classics as "Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Cocaine Blues" and "Greystone Chapel." Frontman Douglas Benson even bears a striking resemblance to Cash, and performs with the band in a quartet setup -- recreating the much-loved and highly regarded Cash and the Tennessee Three era. The band performs songs from the Columbia and Sun Records days with the energy found on Cash's Folsom and San Quentin live recordings.
This Liverpool-based Beatles tribute band was the resident band for over a decade at the world-famous Cavern Club, where the Beatles got their start. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Mersey Beatles will perform the entire album live as the first half of an unforgettable Beatles experience at the Lincoln Theatre in Columbus. The second half of the show will see the lads return in their iconic black Beatlemania suits, taking the audience on a trip down memory lane with 20 of the greatest hits from all eras. See for yourself why John Lennon's sister, Julia Baird, said, "There are a lot of Beatles tribute bands from all over the world, and I've seen them all, but The Mersey Beatles are the most authentic I have heard."
From his roots in early-'80s hard rock, Rik Emmett has developed into one of the most critically respected guitarists period, hailed for his technique across numerous genres and styles. Though often remembered as the guitarist and vocalist for Triumph, the multi-platinum power trio from Ontario, Emmett has gone on a musical journey starting with his first solo album Absolutely in 1990. Since then, he's experimented with elements from swing, fusion and the blues, not to mention prog rock, smooth jazz and his current acoustic efforts with Dave Dunlop. At The Canyon in Agoura Hills, Emmett will be stripping his talent down to the raw bones, the technical fundamentals so astonishing one critic wrote: "He's one of the only guitarists out there who may be too talented for his own damn good."
Thursday October 5, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
A rising star in the jazz world, vocalist Rose Colella released her latest album, Cocktail, to sold-out audiences and critical acclaim. Now, she hits the stage at Winter's Jazz Club in her hometown of Chicago, along with her jamming trio, for a concert. Together, they'll raise a musical toast to some of their favorite songs, including some cuts off her album. Sip on your favorite tipple as Colella pours forth vocals that have been described as "elegantly tipsy," "pure seduction" and "cooly coquettish."
Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 7:30pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 9:30pm
Take a smooth soft-rock trip with Pablo Cruise, the popular pop-rock band formed by a quartet of talented San Francisco musicians, who brought a funky vibe to the California coast sound of the '70s and '80s. The group had a string of hits you'll recognize and will most likely be singing along to, including "Love Will Find a Way," "Atlanta June," "I Go to Rio," "Whatcha Gonna Do?" and "A Place in the Sun." They recently toured with The Beach Boys, and now they're bringing their groove to The Rose in Pasadena.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
NPR's All Things Considered hailed The Pedrito Martinez Group, declaring the band "is writing a new chapter in Cuban music history." A founding member of Afro-Cuban band Yerba Buena, Martinez has performed as a vocalist and percussionist since age 11 in his native Cuba. Since coming to New York City in 1998, Martinez has performed with numerous jazz and pop luminaries, including Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Cassandra Wilson, Paquito D'Rivera and more. This Grammy-winning artist brings his group to B.B. King Blues Club for a vibrant night of Latin rhythms and up-tempo music that's sure to move your feet.
Thursday October 5, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday October 12, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday October 19, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday November 2, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday November 9, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday November 16, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday November 30, 2017 / 7:30pm
From jazz to pop to bossa nova and beyond, acclaimed saxophonist Chris Mitchell knows how to play it, and he does so with plenty of style. For his show at the Le Meridien Tampa, dubbed Tequila Nights, the versatile talent is set to perform Latin jazz cuts from his latest album I Found Forever, along with R&B and contemporary hits. Mitchell has impressed audiences from coast to coast through appearances in Vegas, L.A., Seattle, Atlanta and elsewhere. Now you can experience his smooth sounds yourself, and even meet him in person as he mingles before the show.
Formed in 1981, The Queers have remained a steady presence on the punk rock scene. Headed by notoriously outspoken frontman Joe Queer, they've repeatedly courted controversy and the rotating band roster has continued to crank out calamitous chords. They'll headline a concert at Jersey City's White Eagle Hall, along with skate punk trio The Ataris. Jersey-bred rockers The Fiendz and Red Hymns open up the evening.
This Liverpool-based Beatles tribute band was the resident band for over a decade at the world-famous Cavern Club, where The Beatles got their start. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Mersey Beatles will perform the entire album live! This special set at the Lafayette Theater will constitute the first half of an unforgettable Beatles experience. The second half of the show will see the lads return in the familiar black suits of Beatlemania and via a quick change, they will take the audience on a trip down Abbey Road with 20 of the greatest hits from all eras. See for yourself why John Lennon's sister, Julia Baird, said: "There are a lot of Beatles tribute bands from all over the world, and I've seen them all, but The Mersey Beatles are the most authentic I have heard."
Composers Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe created Bang on a Can in 1987 to bring groundbreaking artists from different musical communities together for mind-bending jams. And in the 30 years since, they've not just bent minds but completely blown them with their cross-genre mastery, which includes contemporary classical, jazz, rock, world and experimental. Now the amplified sextet known as the Bang on a Can All-Stars premieres their latest concert production at L.A.'s Ford Theatres. Road Trip pays tribute to all kinds of actual and spiritual journeys, with a fresh collection of songs and a sure-to-be spectacular scenic design by projection artist CandyStations.
Grammy-nominated Cajun roots rockers the Lost Bayou Ramblers hit the stage at Music Box Supper Club for the Rooftop Cajun Clambake. Born way down in Pilette, Louisiana, the acclaimed band's been serving up their traditional Nawlins sound since 2001, steadily gaining fans as they play festivals all over the country. Their fifth album, 2012's Mammoth Waltz, expanded their vibe into rock territory, bringing in punk energy and psychedelic elements, and featured cameos by Scarlett Johansson, Dr. John and frequent collaborator Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes. Purchase some gumbo or crawfish to chow down on while the Lost Bayou Ramblers transport you from Cleveland to the Big Easy.
Thursday September 28, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Over the course of his career, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Tommy Castro -- a six-time Blues Music Award-winner -- has played thousands of shows to hundreds of thousands of ecstatic fans. Castro, along with his band, The Painkillers, plays music that is guaranteed to raise the roof of New York's B.B. King Blues Club. With seemingly telepathic musicianship, the Painkillers bring an unmatched passion to Castro's blue-eyed California soul and hard-rocking, good-time songs. Delivering the songs from his brand new release, Stompin' Ground, Castro both looks back with autobiographical originals and cover songs that inspired him, melding contemporary lyrics with blistering blues-rock. Bluesman Ronnie Baker Brooks shares the stage.
New York-based indie rock band Matt Pond PA has been creating charming power-pop for nearly two decades. Now the crew -- fronted by Pond -- hits the road in support of their latest album Still Summer, their 12th full-length release. Don't miss them when they play White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, because it may just be your last chance. After this concert tour, Pond is reportedly breaking up the band and heading off on solo pursuits. Power-pop trio Wild Pink and local singer-songwriter Shayfer James open the evening.
When a musician like Chris White holds a Master's degree in Jazz Studies and a doctorate in Jazz Performance, you know you're in good hands -- and White's got some great ones, having tickled the ivories at Chicago hot spots like The Green Mill, The House of Blues and the Jazz Showcase. Now he'll take the stage at Winter's Jazz Club with his trio, bassist Mark Sonksen and guitarist Terry Bartolotta, for a night sure to be full of smooth grooves.
Wednesday October 11, 2017 / 7:30pmWednesday October 11, 2017 / 9:30pm
Four legendary Chicago jazz musicians come together for a night of swinging solos and intense improvisations at Winter's Jazz Club. Trombonist Russ Phillips grew up immersed in the world of jazz thanks to his father, Russ Phillips, Sr., the trombonist for Louis Armstrong's All Stars. Now a respected musician on the Chicago jazz circuit, Phillips has collaborated with the likes of Doc Severinsen, Harry Allen and Lionel Hampton, along with his own Russ Phillips Quartet. Special guest Andy Brown is a longtime friend of Phillips' whose virtuosic jazz guitar skills have taken him around the world to perform for audiences including Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and the Dalai Lama.
Friday October 6, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 9:30pm
In celebration of the 35th anniversary of his landmark album Kings of the Wild Frontier, Adam Ant hits the road for his North American Anthems: The Singles tour, which brings him to The Masonic in San Francisco. On a Thursday night in 1980, millions of living rooms across the U.K. were set on fire by a blazing TV performance by Adam and the Ants. Through a haze of smoke, the new face of punk appeared, with war paint on his face and an outfit inspired by late 1700s fashion. Adam Ant proceeded to snarl, tease and taunt the viewers until he had secured his place as the next new wave sensation. With his "warrior pop" sound and eccentric stage persona, Adam Ant and his groundbreaking post-punk rock group found success with a string of chart-topping hits, including "Stand and Deliver" and "Dog Eat Dog." After the band broke up, Ant propelled his unique, dynamic sound into a solo career that has spanned six albums and more than 30 years.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
"Hot Lips" Joey Morant and Catfish Stew capture the spirit of legendary jazzman Louis Armstrong at Lucille's Grill at B.B. King's Blues Club. One of the most exciting and dynamic trumpeters on the scene, Morant electrifies New York audiences with his dazzling horn technique, skillful scat singing and humorous asides. Morant has won over crowds at Showtime at the Apollo, performed on BET's Jazz Discovery and received the Harlem Jazz and Music Festival Instrumentalist of the Year award. His Armstrong interpretations -- both playing and singing -- are spot-on, and his admiration for Satchmo is deep and genuine, giving his tribute performance true heart.
Friday October 6, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
The swinging and sophisticated Elaine Dame has a name -- and a style -- right out of a Damon Runyon story. The acclaimed vocalist reigns supreme over the Windy City's jazz scene, with Time Out Chicago calling her a "jazz dynamo" and the Chicago Reader praising her "chameleon-like vocal flexibility." Now Dame brings her accomplished trio to the Winter's Jazz Club, showing off her knack for interpreting some of the most beloved jazz standards into something truly revelatory.
Thursday October 5, 2017 / 7:30pmThursday October 5, 2017 / 9:30pm
Wishbone Ash arrived on the scene in the early '70s with their self-titled first album, pioneering the harmony twin lead guitar format. The quintessential road band, Wishbone Ash is also an acknowledged influence on many other legendary rock outfits including Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The prog-rockers continue to actively tour and record, and within the past few years have released their 23rd studio album, Elegant Stealth, a live tour CD and a rockumentary DVD called This Is Wishbone Ash. Now you can experience the legendary rockers when they make their way to the B.B. King Blues Club for their Take It Back Tour.
Monday October 2, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
A trio of talented musical artists take the stage with Liv On, an evening of uplifting and hopeful songs intended to inspire those recovering from illness or loss. Grammy-winning superstar Olivia Newton-John's been public about her health battles over the years, and she'll join with pop-country singer-songwriters Beth Nielsen Chapman and Amy Sky at the McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn for an emotional performance of cuts from the Liv On album. This isn't a greatest-hits concert, but instead a powerful sharing of music and stories to help in personal healing.
Black Box Productions presents The Long Run: A Journey of the Music of the Eagles. The members have appeared on over 30 albums and shared the stage with the likes of Eric Clapton, The Bee Gees, America, Peter Frampton and Eddie Money. The Long Run is a spectacular performance that brings back great memories -- you won't hear another Eagles tribute this good until "Hell Freezes Over."
When was the last time you partied with a princess? OK, so you probably won't see any actual royalty at this party, but how about the princess of hip-hop and R&B? Ashanti's been called that once or twice, and she's got the awards and multiplatinum sales to back up the title. And if you want to sing along live to faves like "Foolish," "Always On Time" and "What's Luv," you'd usually have to do it surrounded by huge crowds. But for this special concert, Ashanti is hitting the stage at the intimate OHM Nightclub. This Hollywood hot spot will be hopping when she belts out her hits. After the performance, keep the party going by soaking up the view and sipping drinks on the Asian garden-style balcony, or head to the vintage-cool speakeasy of the OHM Lab.
Back by popular demand, The Hit Men reprise their time-proven format of music, thrilling audiences with tight, pitch-perfect arrangements of hits by Hall of Famers Three Dog Night, The Young Rascals, Foreigner and The Who, as well as always-requested standards by Carly Simon, Frankie Valli, Cat Stevens, Carole King and many others. The Hit Men are five talented musicians and singers who, throughout the 1960s, '70s, '80s and '90s, toured and recorded with some of the biggest names in the music business. Now you can catch them live at Glen Ellyn's McAninch Arts Center as they present their special Time Travel concert, complete with videos and reminiscences born from their witnessing and making musical history.
B.Slade has released several hundred songs on over 30 albums over a span of 20 years, while producing several others for both gospel and secular artists. He has won seven Stellar Awards, a GMA Award, and received three Grammy nominations: one for Best Soul Gospel Album for his gold album Out the Box, another for Best Urban/Soul Alternative Performance for his single "Blend," and a third for his writing and co-production on Angie Fisher's debut hit single, "I.R.S." B.Slade blends a smorgasbord of styles, from pop and R&B to hip-hop and Latin to trance, creating a distinct sound that is all his own. Catch B.Slade live in concert with special guests at Jacksonville in Paterson.
Sunday October 8, 2017 / 6:00pm Sunday October 8, 2017 / 9:00pm