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This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. Always check with the venues listed before traveling long distances.

LETCHER COUNTY

ROCK, POP, BLUES,

RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ

THE WHIGS (rock band from Athens, Georgia); Sat., Aug. 9 in Whitesburg at Summit City. Tickets, $18.

KORI BREEDING (local musician); Fri., Aug. 15 in Whitesburg at Summit City.

FODDERSHOCK (local musicians from Pike County); Sat., Aug. 16 in Whitesburg at Summit City.

THE LONDON SOULS (rock band from New York City); Fri., Aug. 22 in Whitesburg at Summit City. Tickets, $12.

THE BOHANNANS (rock band from Chattanooga, Tenn.); Fri., Sept. 19 in Whitesburg at Summit City.

BRIAN OWENS (rhythm and blues music from St. Louis); Sat., Sept. 27 in Whitesburg at Summit City. Admission, $15.

KIP WINGER (rock musician and former leader of Winger); Fri., Oct. 17 in Whitesburg at Summit City. Tickets, $25.

(Venue locations and telephone numbers: Appalshop, 633- 0108; Streetside Grill & Bar, 203 Main St., 633-2721; Summit City, 214 Main St., 633-2715)

ASHEVILLE, N.C.

ROCK, POP, BLUES,

RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ

TOADIES; Sun., Aug. 10 at The Orange Peel.

RICH ROBINSON with HOLLIS BROWN; Sun., Aug. 10 at Asheville Music Hall.

.38 SPECIAL; Fri., Aug. 15 in Asheville at Biltmore Estate.

T-PAIN; Fri., Aug. 15 at The Orange Peel.

CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH; Sat., Aug. 16 at The Grey Eagle.

DELTA SPIRIT; Wed., Sept. 3 at The Orange Peel.

TROMBONE SHORTY; Wed., Sept. 10 at The Orange Peel.

ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA; Thu., Sept. 11 at The Orange Peel.

BOB WEIR & RATDOG; Sat., Sept. 13 at U.S. Cellular Center.

WHISKEY SHIVERS; Tue., Sept. 16 at The Grey Eagle.

REAL ESTATE; Thu., Sept. 18 at The Orange Peel.

J MASCIS; Sun., Sept. 28 at The Grey Eagle.

OF MONTREAL; Wed., Oct. 1 at The Grey Eagle.

AFGHAN WHIGS; Wed., Oct. 8 at The Orange Peel.

DAN HICKS & THE HOT LICKS; Fri., Oct. 10 at The Grey Eagle.

THE WAR ON DRUGS; Wed., Oct. 15 at The Orange Peel.

SHARON VAN ETTEN; Tue., Oct. 21 at The Grey Eagle.

FIRST AID KIT; Tue., Oct. 28 at The Orange Peel.

THE AVETT BROTHERS; Fri., Oct. 31 at U.S. Cellular Center.

CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD; Tue., Nov. 4 at The Orange Peel.

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS; Wed., Nov. 5 at The Orange Peel.

CARBON LEAF; Fri., Nov. 7 at The Grey Eagle.

DAVE MASON; Sat., Nov. 8 at The Orange Peel.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS,

TRADITIONAL, ETC.

THE JOHN COWAN BAND; Sat., Sept. 27 at The Grey Eagle.

DIAMOND RIO; Sat., Sept. 27 at U.S. Cellular Center.

(Venue locations and telephone numbers: Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., 1-828-348-5327; Biltmore Estate, 1 Approach Road, www.biltmore.com; The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave., 1-828-232- 5800; The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave., 1- 828- 232- 5800; Biltmore Estate, 1-800-411-3812; Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood St., 1-800-745-3000; U.S. Cellular Center Asheville, 87 Haywood St., 1-800-745-3000; )

ASHLAND, Ky./

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.

ROCK, POP, BLUES,

RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ

JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD; Sat., Aug. 9 in Huntington, W.Va., at The V Club.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH with VOLBEAT and HELLYEAH; Fri., Oct. 10 at Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS,

TRADITIONAL, ETC.

DON WILLIAMS; Thu., Oct. 16 in Ashland, Ky., at Paramount Arts Center.

(Venue locations and telephone numbers: Paramount Arts Center, 1300 Winchester Ave., Ashland, 1-606-324-3175; Big Sandy Superstore Arena, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Huntington, 1-304-696-5990; Harris Riverfront Park, 94 3rd Ave., Huntington; Keith-Albee Theatre, 925 4th Ave., Huntington, 1-304- 696-6656; The V Club, 741 6th Ave., Huntington, 1-304-781-0680.)

CHARLESTON, W.VA.

ROCK, POP, BLUES,

RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ

MICHAEL McDONALD with TOTO; Sun., Aug. 24 at Clay Center for The Arts and Sciences.

IAN ANDERSON; Fri., Oct. 24 at Clay Center for The Arts and Sciences.

JOE BONAMASSA; Tue., Dec. 2 at Clay Center for The Arts and Sciences.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS,

TRADITIONAL, ETC.

ERIC CHURCH with DWIGHT YOAKAM; Fri., Sept. 26 at Charleston Civic Center.

(Venue locations and telephone numbers: Charleston Municipal Auditorium and Charleston Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive, 1-304-345-7469; Cultural Center Theater, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.,1- 304-556-4900; Clay Center for The Arts and Sciences, One Clay Square, 1-304-561-3570)

CINCINNATI/

NORTHERN KY. AREA

ROCK, POP, BLUES,

RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ

3 DOORS DOWN (ACOUSTIC); Thu., Aug. 7 at Taft Theatre.

STEELY DAN; Tue., Aug. 12 at Taft Theatre.

PANIC! AT THE DISCO; Tue., Aug. 12 at PNC Pavilion.

CHICAGO with REO SPEEDWAGON; Sed., Aug. 13 at Riverbend Music Center.

HEART; Wed., Aug. 13 at Fraze Pavilion.

DRAKE VS. LI’L WAYNE; Fri., Aug. 15 at Riverbend Music Center.

BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS; Sat., Aug. 16 at Belterra Casino Resort in Florence, Ind.

BOSTON; Sun., Aug. 17 at Horseshoe Casino-Cincinnati.

GIN BLOSSOMS; Wed., Aug. 20 at Taft Theatre.

TESLA; Wed., Aug. 20 at Bogart’s.

KINGS OF LEON; Fri., Aug. 22 at Riverbend Music Center.

JESSE McCARTNEY; Sat., Aug. 23 at Bogart’s.

THE MOODY BLUES; Fri., Aug. 29 at Fraze Pavilion.

BUDDY GUY with JONNY LANG; Fri., Aug. 15 at Fraze Pavilion.

‘THE OHIO RIVER THROWDOWN’ featuring Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Jason Isbell, Trampled By Turtles, Trombone Shorty, Lucero, Justin Townes Earle and others; Sat., Sept. 6 at Riverbend Music Center.

THE OFFSPRING with BAD RELIGION and STIFF LITTLE FINGERS; Sun., Sept. 7 at Horseshoe- Cincinnati.

BOB WEIR & RATDOG with THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD; Tue., Sept. 9 at PNC Pavilion.

PAUL WELLER; Fri., Sept. 12 at Bogart’s.

THE DANDY WARHOLS; Wed., Sept. 17 at The Southgate Revival House in Newport, Ky.

NICK CARTER & JORDAN KNIGHT; Fri., Sept. 19 at Bogart’s.

JOHN PRINE with AMANDA SHIRES; Fri., Sept. 19 at Taft Theatre.

THE BLACK LIPS; Tue., Sept. 23 at The Southgate Revival House in Newport, Ky.

PEARL JAM; Wed., Oct. 1 at U.S. Bank Arena.

JIMMY EAT WORLD; Sun., Oct. 12 at Bogart’s.

THE FELICE BROTHERS; Sun., Oct. 12 at Taft Theatre.

SONS OF BILL; Thu., Oct. 16 at The Southgate Revival House in Newport, Ky.

BASTILLE; Fri., Oct. 17 at U.S. Bank Arena.

CHER with PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO; Sat., Oct. 18 at U.S. Bank Arena.

PAUL THORN; Thu., Oct. 23 at 20th Century Theatre.

PRIMUS; Fri., Nov. 7 at Taft Theatre.

HERMAN’S HERMITS Starring Peter Noone; Tue., Dec. 30 at Belterra Casino Resort in Florence, Ind.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS,

TRADITIONAL, ETC.

TOBY KEITH with COLT FORD and KRYSTAL KEITH; Fri., Aug. 8 at Riverbend Music Center.

LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROTHERS; Fri.-Sat., Aug. 8-9 at Rising Star Casino.

LUKE BRYAN with LEE BICE and COLE SWINDELL; Sat.-Sun., Aug. 23- 24 at Riverbend Music Center.

TRACE ADKINS; Thu., Aug. 28 at Horseshoe Casino-Cincinnati.

RASCALL FLATTS with SHERYL CROW; Fri., Sept. 5 at Riverbend Music Center.

DIERKS BENTLEY with CHRIS MOORE, CHASE RICE and JON PARDI; Thu., Sept. 25 at Riverbend Music Center.

BRANTLEY GILBERT with AARON LEWIS and CHASE BRYANT; Thu., Oct. 9 at U.S. Bank Arena.

THE OAK RIDGE BOYS; Sat., Nov. 15 at Rising Star Casino in Rising Sun, Ind.

(Venue locations and telephone numbers: 20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Rd., 1- 513- 731- 8000; Aronoff Center’s Proctor and Gamble Hall, 650 Walnut St., 1-513- 621-2787; Bank of Kentucky Center, Highland Heights, 1-859-442-2652; Belterra Casino Resort, 777 Belterra Dr., Florence, Ind., 1-812-427-7777; Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., 1-513-872- 8801; Cincinnati Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street, 1-513-744-3344; Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering, Ohio, 1-937-296-3300; Horseshoe Casino-Cincinnati, 1000 Broadway Street, 1-855-234-7469; Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington, Ky., 1-859-491- 2444; PNC Pavilion & Riverbend Music Center, 6925 Kellogg Ave., 1-513-232-6220; Rising Star Casino, 777 Rising Star Drive, Rising Sun, Ind., 1-800-GRAND-11; The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Newport, Ky., 1-859-431- 2201; Taft Theatre, 317 East 5th St., 1-513-721-8883; U.S. Bank Arena, 1-513-421-4111)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., AREA

(includes Pigeon Forge)

ROCK, POP, BLUES,

RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ

CHRIS BOTTI; Thu., Aug. 7 at Tennessee Theatre.

NEEDTOBREATHE; Wed.- Thur., Aug. 20-21, at Tennessee Theatre.

COREY SMITH; Wed., Aug. 13 at Tennessee Theatre.

JASON ISBELL; Fri., Sept. 5 at Tennessee Theatre.

TRAMPLED BY TURTLES; Sun., Sept. 7 at BijouTheatre.

CLUTCH; Tue., Sept. 9 at Bijou- Theatre.

MICHAEL McDONALD; Wed., Sept. 10 at Tennessee Theatre.

JOHNNY MATHIS; Fri., Sept. 12 at Tennessee Theatre.

TOMMY EMMANUEL; Sun., Sept. 21 at Tennessee Theatre.

ROBIN TROWER; Fri., Nov. 7 at Bijou Theatre.

DAVE MASON; Sun., Nov. 9 at BijouTheatre.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS,

TRADITIONAL, ETC.

RONNIE McDOWELL & BILLY JOE ROYAL; Fri., Aug. 22 at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.

LYLE LOVETT; Tue., Aug. 26 at Tennessee Theatre.

JASON ALDEAN with FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE and TYLER FARR; Fri., Sept. 12 at Thompson-Boling Arena.

BOBBY BARE with JOHN ANDERSON and DARYL WORLEY; Fri., Sept. 19 at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.

DON WILLIAMS; Fri.-Sat., Oct. 17-18 at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.

ERIC CHURCH with DWIGHT YOAKAM and BRANDY CLARK; Thu., Oct. 30 at Thompson-Boling Arena.

STAGE, COMEDY & OTHER

ANJELAH JOHNSON; Sat., Aug. 16 at Bijou Theatre.

(Venue locations and telephone numbers: Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St., 1-865-522-0832; The Bowery, 125 E. Jackson St., 1-865-414-6050; Cider House, 121 Ramsey Street, 1-865- 544-4300; Cotton Eyed Joe, 11220 Outlet Drive, 1-865-675-3563; Country Tonite Theatre, 129 Showplace Blvd., Pigeon Forge, 1-800-792-4308; Knoxville Auditorium & Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave., 1-865-656-4444; Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St., 1-865-656- 4444; The Square Room, 4 Market Square, 1-865-544-4199; Thompson- Boling Arena, 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way, 1-877-995-9961; Valarium, 1213 Western Ave., 1-865-522-2820)

LEXINGTON AREA

ROCK, POP, BLUES,

RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ

THE DELFONICS; Sat., Aug. 16 at Lexington Opera House.

WHISKEY SHIVERS; Wed., Sept. 3 at Cosmic Charlie’s.

CHRIS KNIGHT; Fri., Sept. 5 at Buster’s.

BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY performing Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ in its entirety; Sat., Sept. 6 at Lexington Opera House.

LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES; Fri., Sept. 12 at Cosmic Charlie’s.

CLUTCH; Wed., Sept. 10 at Buster’s

COREY SMITH; Fri., Sept. 26 at Buster’s.

SMASH MOUTH; Sat., Sept. 27 in Danville at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts.

CHRIS THILE & EDGAR MEYER; Wed., Oct. 1 in Danville at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts.

ZZ TOP; Fri., Oct. 24 in Danville at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts.

BOZ SKAGGS; Tue., Oct. 28 at Lexington Opera House.

TAJ MAJAL; Sun., Nov. 2 at Lexington Opera House.

DAVE MASON; Fri., Nov. 7 at Grand Theatre in Frankfort.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS,

TRADITIONAL, ETC.

MOUNTAIN HEART; Sun., Aug. 17 at EKU Center for Arts, Richmond.

THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND with SUNDY BEST; Sat. Aug. 23 at Frankfort Convention Center.

JASON ALDEAN with FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE and TYLER FARR; Sat., Sept. 13 at Rupp Arena.

WYNONA; Sat., Dec. 6 in Danville at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts.

ERIC CHURCH with DWIGHT YOAKAM and HALESTORM; Fri., Dec. 12 at Rupp Arena.

(Venue locations and telephone numbers: Buster’s, 899 Manchester St., 1- 859- 368- 8871; Cosmic Charlie’s, 388 Woodland Dr., 1-859- 309-9499; EKU Center for the Arts, 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond, 1-859-622-7469; Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, 1-502- 564-5334; Grand Theatre, 312 W. Main St., Frankfort, 1-502-352-7469; Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main Street, 1-859-231-7924; Lyric Theatre, 300 E. Third St., 1-859-280-2218; Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade, 1-888-259-6873; Norton Center for the Arts, 600 W. Walnut St., Danville, 1-877-448- 7469; Rupp Arena & Lexington Opera House, 1-859-233-3535; UK Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street, 1-859-257-4929)

LOUISVILLE AREA

ROCK, POP, BLUES,

RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ

STYX and FOREIGNER; Fri., Aug. 15 at Freedom Hall.

MILEY CYRUS with ICONA POP; Sat., Aug. 9 at KFC Yum! Center.

UMPHREY’S McGEE; Thu., Aug. 14 at Iroquois Amphitheater.

KATY PERRY with KACEY MUSGRAVES; Sat., Aug. 16 at KFC Yum! Center.

AMERICA; Sat., Aug. 16 at Cardinal Stadium for Kentucky State Fair. Concert is free with paid state fair admission.

‘HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR’ featuring THE TURTLES (featuring Flo & Eddie) with CHUCK NEGRON (Three Dog Night), MARK FARNER (Grand Funk Railroad), MITCH RYDER & THE DETROIT WHEELS and GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS; Thu., Aug. 21 at Cardinal Stadium for Kentucky State Fair. Concert is free with paid state fair admission.

KEB’ MO’ with G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE; Fri., Aug. 22 at Mercury Ballroom.

JOAN JETT with DEVOUR THE DAY; Sat., Aug. 23 at Cardinal Stadium for Kentucky State Fair. Concert is free with paid state fair admission.

BOBBY BARE JR. with GUIDED BY VOICES Sat., Aug. 30 at Headliners.

THE BLACK KEYS with CAGE THE ELEPHANT; Wed., Sept. 10 at KFC Yum! Center.

ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA; Wed., Sept. 10 at Mercury Ballroom.

3 DOORS DOWN (Acoustic); Thu., Sept. 11 at Louisville Palace.

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS with NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS; Fri., Sept. 12 at Iroquois Amphitheater.

GLADYS KNIGHT; Fri., Sept. 12 at Louisville Palace.

SOCIAL DISTORTION with THE WHIGS and JONNY TWO BAGS; Tue., Sept. 16 at Mercury Ballroom.

NICK CARTER & JORDAN KNIGHT; Wed., Sept. 17 at Mercury Ballroom.

REAL ESTATE; Wed., Sept. 24 at Zanzabar.

THE HEAD AND THE HEART; Thu., Sept. 25 at Iroquois Amphitheater.

WYNTON MARSALIS; Wed., Oct. 1 at Whitney Hall.

PAUL THORN; Thu., Oct. 2 at Headliners.

J MASCIS; Sat., Oct. 4 at Zanzabar.

COHEED AND CAMBRIA; Mon. Oct. 6 at Mercury Ballroom.

AFI; Wed., Oct. 8 at Mercury Ballroom.

MOTLEY CRUE with ALICE COOPER; Tue., Oct. 14 at KFC Yum! Center.

SONS OF BILL; Wed., Oct. 15 at Zanzabar.

AVETT BROTHERS; Thu.-Sat., Oct. 16-18 at Louisville Palace.

TEMPLES; Fri., Oct. 17 at Headliners Music Hall.

FOSTER THE PEOPLE; Mon., Oct. 20 at Louisville Palace.

IAN ANDERSON PERFORMS THE BEST OF JETHRO TULL; Thu., Oct. 23 at Horseshoe Southern Indiana.

PAUL McCARTNEY; Tue., Oct. 28 at KFC Yum! Center.

FITZ & THE TANTRUMS; Mon., Nov. 3 at Mercury Ballroom.

HALESTORM; Tue., Nov. 18 at Mercury Ballroom. COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS,

LADY ANTEBELLUM; Thu., Aug. 14 at Freedom Hall.

OAK RIDGE BOYS with MARTY BROWN; Sun., Aug. 17 at Cardinal Stadium for Kentucky State Fair. Concert is free with paid state fair admission.

KENNY ROGERS with BELLES AND WHISTLES; Tue., Aug. 19 at Cardinal Stadium for Kentucky State Fair. Concert is free with paid state fair admission.

DON WILLIAMS; Thu., Sept. 11 at Iroquois Amphitheater.

CARLENE CARTER; Fri., Sept. 19 at Mercury Ballroom.

ERIC CHURCH with DWIGHT YOAKAM and BROTHERS OSBORNE; Thu., Sept. 25 at KFC Yum! Center.

RANDY HOUSER; Fri., Sept. 26 at Iroquois Amphitheater. STAGE, COMEDY & OTHER

BILL COSBY; Sun., Oct. 12 at Louisville Palace.

( Venue locations and telephone numbers: Brown Theater, 315 W. Broadway, 1-800-775-7777; Expo Five, 2900 South 7th St. Rd., 1-502-645-1820; Freedom Hall, 937 Phillips Lane, 1-800-231-8085; Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Rd., 1- 502- 484- 8088; Horseshoe Casino-Southern Indiana, 11999 Casino Center Dr. SE, 1-888-ROMAN- 4-U; Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road; KFC Yum Center, 1 Arena Plaza, 1-800-745-3000; Louisville Palace, 625 Fourth St., 1-502-583-4555, ext. 221; Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. 4th St., 1-502-583-4555; Uncle Slayton’s, 1017 E. Broadway, 1-502-657-9555; Whitney Hall, 501 W. Main St., 1-800- 775-7777; Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St., 1-502-635-9227)

PIKEVILLE, KY.

ROCK, POP, BLUES,

RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ SUNDY BEST; Sun., Aug. 31 at Eastern Kentucky Expo Center. 1-606-444-5500. . COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS,

TRADITIONAL, ETC.

BRANTLEY GILBERT with CHASE BRYANT and TYLER FARR; Sat., Dec. 6 at Eastern Kentucky Expo Center. 1-606-444-5500.

RENFRO VALLEY, Ky.

Country & Bluegrass

Renfro Valley, Ky., is home to the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, located off Interstate 75 at Exit 62, about 24 miles North of London, Ky. To purchase tickets, call 1-800-765-7464. Here is the lineup of shows scheduled for this summer:

JOE DIFFIE; Fri., Aug. 8

JAMEY JOHNSON; Fri., Aug. 15

JOHN CONLEE; Sat., Aug. 16

SAWYER BROWN; Sat., Aug. 23

MERLE HAGGARD; Sun., Aug. 24



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