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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

STEEPWATER BAND ( rock band from Chicago); Fri., Feb. 6 at Summit City in Whitesburg. Tickets, $12, on sale at www.summitcitylounge.com

SOMEBODY’S DARLING (blues-based rock band from Dallas, Texas); Fri., Feb. 27 at Summit City in Whitesburg. Tickets, $12, on sale at www.summitcitylounge.com

BLUE STONE MYSTIC (bluesrock band from Jenkins); Fri., March 6 at Summit City in Whitesburg.

EARTH BY TRAIN (roots rock band from southwestern Virginia); Sat., March 7 at Summit City in Whitesburg.

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT (blues rock band from Great Britain, who will be taking a break from their tour with Blackberry Smoke); Tue., March 17 at Summit City in Whitesburg. Admission, $12.

SIMO (‘The Best Guitarist in Nashville?’ Guitar Player magazine says of J.D. Simo); Fri., March 20 at Summit City in Whitesburg. Tickets, $15, on sale at www.summitcitylounge.com

THE WOGGLES (garage rock band that records for Little Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool label); Wed., April 22 at Summit City in Whitesburg. Tickets, $12, on sale at www.summitcitylounge.com

MICHAEL SWEET (lead singer and lead guitarist for Christian rock group Stryper); Thu., April 23 at Summit City in Whitesburg. Tickets, $25, on sale at www.summitcitylounge.com

KIP WINGER (singer/founder of rock band Winger); Thu., April 30 at Summit City in Whitesburg. Tickets, $25, on sale at www.summitcitylounge.com

THE LONDON SOULS (rock band from New York City); Tue., April 28 at Summit City in Whitesburg. Tickets, $12, on sale soon.

ERIC MARTIN (lead singer for Mr. Big); Sat., June 6 at Summit City in Whitesburg. Tickets, $12, on sale soon.

(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

LOTUS; Fri., Feb. 6 at The Orange Peel.

UMPHREY’S McGEE; Sat., Feb. 7 at U.S. Cellular Center.

HACKENSAW BOYS; Sat., Feb. 7 at The Grey Eagle.

SHOVELS & ROPE; Tue., Feb. 10 at The Orange Peel.

BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS; Thu., Feb. 12 at The Orange Peel.

ARLO GUTHRIE: ALICE’S RESTAURANT 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR; Fri.-Sat., Feb. 13-14 in Asheville, N.C., at Diana Wortham Theatre. 1-828-257-4530.

DAVID BROMBERG; Sat., Feb. 14 at The Grey Eagle.

ROBIN HITHCOCK; Sun., Feb. 15 at The Grey Eagle.

RYAN BINGHAM with LUCERO; Tue., Feb. 17 at The Orange Peel.

DARK STAR ORCHESTRA; Thu., Feb. 19 at The Orange Peel.

THREE DAVIDS TOUR featuring DAVID HOLT, DAVID WILCOX and DAVID LAMOTTE; Sat., Feb. 21 in Asheville, N.C., at Diana Wortham Theatre. 1-828-257-4530.

DREW HOLCOMB & THE NEIGHBORS; Sat., Feb. 21 at The Orange Peel.

JORMA KAUKONEN of Hot Tuna; Tue., March 3 at The Grey Eagle.

MARSHALL CRENSHAW with THE BOTTLE ROCKETS; Sun., March 8 at The Grey Eagle.

DR. DOG; Thu., March 26 at The Orange Peel.

FATHER JOHN MISTY; Fri., March 27 at The Orange Peel.

KELLER WILLIAMS; Sat., March 28 at The Orange Peel.

AMYSPEACEwith TIM EASTON; Thu., April 2 at The Grey Eagle.

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS; Fri., April 3 at The Grey Eagle.

JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION; Wed., April 15 at The Grey Eagle.

MATT AND KIM; Mon., April 20 at The Orange Peel.

YELLOWCARD; Sat., April 25 at The Orange Peel.

KEB MO; Thu., April 30 at The Orange Peel.

PANDA BEAR; Sat., May 9 at The Orange Peel.

MARTIN SEXTON; Sat., May 16 at The Orange Peel.

HACKENSAW BOYS; Sat., May 23 at The Grey Eagle.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS, TRADITIONAL, ETC.

SEAN WATKINS (of Nickel Creek); Fri., Feb. 20 at the Grey Eagle.

STURGILL SIMPSON; Fri., Feb. 27 at the Grey Eagle. (SOLD OUT)

BILLY JOE SHAVER; Fri., April 17 at The Grey Eagle.

LONESTAR; Sat., Sept. 26 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

MOUNTAIN STAGE LIVE: MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION; Sun., Feb. 15 in Huntington, W.Va., at Keith-Albee Theatre.

ZZ TOP; Thu., March 26 in Huntington, W.Va., at Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

THE AVETT BROTHERS; Thu., April 16 in Huntington, W.Va., at Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

JOHNPRINEwith LEO KOTTKE; Sat., April 15 in Huntington, W.Va., at Keith-Albee Theatre.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS, TRADITIONAL, ETC.

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE; Tue., Feb. 24 in Huntington, W.Va., at the V Club.

MARK CHESNUTT; Fri., March 27 at Paramount Arts Center.

CLASSICAL, STAGE, COMEDY & OTHER

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA conducted by Keith Lockhart; Thu., April 21 in Huntington, W.Va., at Keith-Albee Theatre.

(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

PATTI LABELLE; Thu., Feb. 12 at Clay Center for The Arts and Sciences.

HARRY CONNICK JR.; Thu., Feb. 26 at Clay Center for The Arts and Sciences.

GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS; Sat., March 21 at Clay Center for The Arts and Sciences.

CITIZEN COPE; Wed., April 8 at Clay Center for The Arts and Sciences.

BLUES TRAVELER; Fri., May 15 at Clay Center for The Arts and Sciences.

ARETHA FRANKLIN; Sun., May 17 at Clay Center for The Arts and Sciences.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS, TRADITIONAL, ETC.

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE with THOMAS RETT and FRANKIE BALLARD; Fri., May 1 at Charleston Civic Center.

CLASSICAL, STAGE, COMEDY & OTHER

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS TREASURE TROVE; Thu.-Sun., Feb. 19-22 at Charleston Civic Center.

BOB & TOM; Sat., Feb. 28 at Charleston Civic Center for two shows, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

RODNEY CARRINGTON; Sat., April 11 at Charleston Municipal Auditorium.

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY: LEGENDS; Thu.- Sun., Feb. 23-26 at Charleston Civic Center.

BILL COSBY; Sat., March 28 at Charleston Municipal Auditorium.

KATHY GRIFFIN; Thu., June 4 at Clay Center for The Arts and Sciences.

(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

COREY SMITH; Fri., Feb. 6 at Bogart’s.

LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS; Sat., Feb. 14 in Florence, Ind., at Belterra Casino Resort and Spa.

TRIPPIN’ BILLIES; Sat., Feb. 21 at Bogart’s.

SILVERSTEIN; Tue., Feb. 24 at Bogart’s.

ALLEN STONE; Thu., Feb. 26 at Bogart’s.

J.J. GREY & MOFRO; Fri., Feb. 27 at Taft Theatre.

ELTON JOHN; Fri., Feb. 27 at U.S. Bank Arena.

CHRIS BROWN with TREY SONGZ featuring TYGA; Sat., Feb. 28 at U.S. Bank Arena.

CHRIS BROWN with TREY SONGZ and TYGA; Sat., Feb. 28 at U.S. Bank Arena.

G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE; Wed., March 4 at Bogart’s.

TODD SNIDER with KEVIN GORDON; Wed., March 11 at The 20th Century Theatre.

MAGIC!; Thu., March 12 at Bogart’s.

ROCK OF THE ‘ 80s TOUR featuring THE ROMANTICS, THE SMITHEREENS and TOMMY TUTONE; Sat., March 14 in Florence, Ind., at Belterra Casino Resort and Spa.

RYAN BINGHAM with LUCERO; Sun., March 15 at Taft Theatre.

MIKE + THE MECHANICS; Tue., March 17 at Taft Theatre.

GREGG ALLMAN; Sat., March 21 in Florence, Ind., at Belterra Casino Resort and Spa.

NEW FOUND GLORY; Wed., March 25 at Bogart’s.

DELTA SPIRIT; Thu., March 26 at The 20th Century Theatre.

FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS; Thu., April 9 at Cincinnati Music Hall.

GUSTER; Wed., April 15 at Bogart’s.

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS; Thu., April 16 at Bogart’s.

INTERPOL; Fri., May 15 at Bogart’s.

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK with TLC and NELLY; Tue., May 26 at U.S. Bank Arena.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND; Fri., June 5 at Riverbend Music Center.

FALL OUT BOY with WIZ KHALIFA; Tue., June 30 at Riverbend Music Center.

TRAIN; Thu., July 2 at Riverbend Music Center.

VANS WARPED TOUR; Thu., July 16 at Riverbend Music Center.

NICKELBACK; Fri., July 31 at Riverbend Music Center.

MOTLEY CRUE; Wed., Aug. 19 at U.S. Bank Arena.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS, TRADITIONAL, ETC.

ERIC CHURCH; Sat., March 21 at U.S. Bank Arena.

VINCE GILL; Sat., March 21 at Taft Theatre.

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL; Sun., March 22 at Taft Theatre.

TANYA TUCKER; Sat., March 28 in Florence, Ind., at Belterra Casino Resort and Spa.

CLASSICAL, STAGE, COMEDY & OTHER

LEWIS BLACK; Thu., Feb. 19 at Taft Theatre.

JIM BRICKMAN; Fri., March 13 at Taft Theatre.

MONSTER JAM; Fri.-Sat., April 10-11 at U.S. Bank Arena.

DAVID SEDARIS; Mon., April 13 at Cincinnati Music Hall.

SESAME STREET LIVE: MAKE A NEW FRIEND; Tue.-Wed., April 14-15 at U.S. Bank Arena.

JAY LENO; Fri., April 24 at Taft Theatre.

(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

ARLO GUTHRIE: ALICE’S RESTAURANT 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR; Fri., Feb. 20 at Bijou Theatre.

HOUNDMOUTH; Fri., March 6 at Bijou Theatre.

FLEETWOOD MAC; Sun., March 8 at Thompson-Boling Arena.

THIRD DAY; Fri., March 20 at Knoxville Auditorium.

SARAH McLACHLAN; Sat., March 21 at Knoxville Auditorium

THE WAR ON DRUGS; Tue., March 31 at Bijou Theatre.

ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA; Wed., April 15 at Bijou Theatre.

JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE; Tue., May 5 at Bijou Theatre.

SLIPKNOT with HATEBREED; Tue., May 5 at Knoxville Coliseum.

JENNY LEWIS; Tue., May 12 at Bijou Theatre.

SHERYL CROW; Sat., May 23 at Tennessee Theatre.

ST. VINCENT; Sun., May 31 at Tennessee Theatre.

DIANA KRALL; Mon., July 27 at Tennessee Theatre.

‘WEIRD AL’ YANKOVIC; Fri., Aug. 7 at Tennessee Theatre.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS, TRADITIONAL, ETC.

ROBERT EARL KEEN; Wed., Feb. 18 at Bijou Theatre.

KACEY MUSGRAVES; Fri., Feb. 27 at Tennessee Theatre.

STAGE, COMEDY & OTHER

BRIAN REGAN; Thu., March 26 at Tennessee Theatre.

LEWIS BLACK; Sun., May 30 at Tennessee Theatre.

KATHY GRIFFIN; Wed., June 17 at Tennessee 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

GREGORY PORTER; Sat., Feb. 7 at EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond.

ZZ TOP; Sat., March 21, 2015 in Danville at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts.

FOXYGEN; Wed., April 15 at Cosmic Charlie’s.

TAYLOR SWIFT; Tue., Oct. 20, 2015 at Rupp Arena.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS, TRADITIONAL, ETC.

AUDRA McDONALD; Thu., March 12 at EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond.

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL; Mon., March 23 at Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center. 1-859-280-2218.

ERIC CHURCH; Thu., May 7 at Rupp Arena.

STAGE, COMEDY & OTHER

RON WHITE; Thu., Jan. 29 at EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond.

ALTON BROWN; Wed., Feb. at EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond.

BILL COSBY; Sun., March 15 at UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

KATHY GRIFFIN; Fri., May 15 at EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond.

( 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

COREY SMITH; Sat., Feb. 7 at Mercury Ballroom.

FLEETWOOD MAC; Tue., Feb. 17 at KFC Yum! Center.

NICKELBACK; Wed., Feb. 25 at KFC Yum! Center.

HARRY CONNICK JR.; Sat., Feb. 28 at Louisville Palace.

DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN WITH THE GUILTY ONES; Wed., March 4 at Headliners Music Hall.

SARAH McLACHLAN; Mon., March 9 at Louisville Palace.

GASLIGHT ANTHEM; Mon., March 9 at Headliners Music Hall.

MAROON 5; Sat., March 14 at KFC Yum! Center.

BLACKBERRY SMOKE; Sat., March 14 at Mercury Ballroom.

DR. DOG; Wed., March 25 at Mercury Ballroom.

STEVIE WONDER; Fri., March 27 at KFC Yum! Center.

CHUCK PROPHET; Thu., April 9 at Zanzabar.

PRIMUS; Fri., April 17 at Louisville Palace.

JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION; Sun., April 19 at Zanzabar.

NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL; Sat., April 25 at Iroquois Amphitheater.

RYAN ADAMS with JENNY LEWIS; Thu., April 30 at Iroquois Amphitheater.

GEORGE CLINTON AND PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC; Thu., May 7 at Mercury Ballroom.

SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE; Fri., May 8 at Zanzabar.

SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS; Fri., May 8 at Headliners Music Hall.

THE WHO with JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS; Sat., May 9 at KFC Yum! Center.

PARAMORE; Tue., May 12 at Louisville Palace.

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE; Tue., May 12 at Iroquois Amphitheater.

TAYLOR SWIFT; Tue., June 2 at KFC Yum! Center.

BARRY MANILOW; Fri., June 5 at KFC Yum! Center.

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK with TLC and NELLY; Sun., June 7 at KFC Yum! Center. COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS,

LUKE BRYAN with RANDY HOUSER and DUSTIN LYNCH; Thu., Feb. 12 at KFC Yum! Center.

KACEY MUSGRAVES; Thu., Feb. 26 at Brown Theatre.

LITTLE BIG TOWN; Fri., March 13 at Louisville Palace.

KENNY CHESNEY; Fri., April 17 at KFC Yum! Center.

STAGE, COMEDY & OTHER

LEWIS BLACK; Fri., Feb. 20 at Louisville Palace.

RODNEY CAR- RINGTON; Fri., May 10 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

CASTING CROWNS; Thu., April 9 at Eastern Kentucky Expo Center. 1-606-444-5500.

STAGE, COMEDY & OTHER

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY: BUILT TO AMAZE!; Thu.- Sun., March 12-15 at Eastern Kentucky Expo Center. 1-606- 444-5500.



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