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LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ GLENN HUGHES (formerly of Deep Purple and Trapeze) with special guest JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR; Wed., August 24 at Appalshop Theater in Whitesburg. For ticket information call promoter Greg Napier at 1-606-434-8648. (Venue locations and telephone numbers: Appalshop, 633-0108; Streetside Grill & Bar, 203 Main St., 633-2721; Summit City, 214 Main St., 633-2715)

HAZARD, KY.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS, STRYPER with THE LYNCH MOB; Fri., June 16 at the Forum at Hal Rogers Center. 1-606-439-9998.

PIKEVILLE, KY. COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS, TRADITIONAL, ETC. DWIGHT YOAKAM with LEE ANN WOMACK; Sat., April 16 at Eastern Kentucky Expo Center at 8 p.m. Tickets, $36.50, $46.50, and $56.50. 1-606-444-5500.

STAGE, COMEDY & OTHER DISNEY LIVE! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic; Thu., March 17 at Eastern Kentucky Expo Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets. 1-606- 444-5500.

WISE, Va.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS, TRADITIONAL, ETC. HALFWAY TO HAZARD with FOLK SOUL REVIVAL, TAYLOR RAY HOLBROOK and EARTH BY TRAIN; Fri., April 1 at UVA-Wise at the David J. Prior Convocation Center. Tickets, $25 floor, $20 elsewhere, available at etix.com.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ LUTHER DICKINSON (of the North Mississippi All-Stars); Tue., March 8 The Grey Eagle. COREY SMITH; Sat., March 12 at The Orange Peel. MARC BROUSSARD; Sun., March 20 at The Grey Eagle. YO LA TENGO; Sat., April 2 at The Orange Peel. THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS; Thu., April 7 at The Orange Peel. ROBYN HITCHCOCK; Sat., April 16 The Grey Eagle. HOT TUNA ACOUSTIC; Tue., April 19 at The Orange Peel. BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS; Sat., April 23 at The Orange Peel. ALABAMA SHAKES; Tue., April 26 at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. WOODS with ULTIMATE PAINTING; Wed., May 4 at The Mothlight. GREG BROWN; Sat., May 7 at The Grey Eagle. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE; Sun., May 8 at The Orange Peel. THE SONICS with THE WOGGLES; Mon., May 9 at The Orange Peel. PARQUET COURTS; Tue., May 17 at The Mothlight. DISTURBED & ROB ZOMBIE; Tue., May 17 at U.S. Cellular Center. JACKSON BROWNE; Sat., May 28 at U.S. Cellular Center. DEFLEPPARDwith REO SPEEDWAGON and TESLA; Mon., Oct. 10 at U.S. Cellular Center. Ticket sales begin Fri., March 4 at 10 a.m.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS, TRADITIONAL, ETC. HAYSEED DIXIE; Tue., April 26 at The Grey Eagle. IRIS DeMENT; Thu., April 28 at The Grey Eagle. BRANTLEY GILBERT with MICHAEL RAY and CANAAN SMITH; Fri., April 29 at U.S. Cellular Center. BILLY JOE SHAVER; Tue., June 7 at The Grey Eagle. (Venue locations and telephone numbers: Altamont Theatre, 18 Church St., 1-828-348-5327; Biltmore Estate, 1 Approach Road, www.biltmore.com; Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave., 1-828-232-5800; New Mountain Theatre, 38 N. French Broad Ave., 828-728-1701; Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave., 1-828-232-5800; Biltmore Estate, 1-800-411-3812; The Mothlight, 701 W. Haywood Rd., www.themothlight.com; Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 87 Haywood St., 1-800-745-3000; U.S. Cellular Center Asheville, 87 Haywood St., 1-800- 745-3000.)

STAGE, COMEDY & OTHER JEFF FOXWORTHY & LARRY THE CABLE GUY; Sun., March 20 at U.S. Cellular Center. HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS; Tue., April 5 at U.S. Cellular Center.

ASHLAND, Ky./ HUNTINGTON, W.Va. ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ HALESTORM with LITA FORD and DOROTHY; Wed., April 4 in Huntington, W.Va., at Big Sandy Superstore Arena. JOHN MELLENCAMP with CARLENE CARTER; Wed., April 13 in Huntington, W.Va., at Keith-Albee Theatre. MARY WILSON (formerly of The Supremes) and FREDA PAYNE; Sat., May 14 in Ashland, Ky., at Paramount Arts Center. DEFLEPPARDwith REO SPEEDWAGON and TESLA; Wed., May 18 in Huntington, W.Va., at Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Ticket sales begin Fri., March 4 at 10 a.m.

JASON ISBELL; Fri., June 24 in Ashland, Ky., at Paramount Arts Center. KACEY MUSGRAVES; Sun., Oct. 2 in Huntington, W.Va., at Keith- Albee Theatre. BOZ SCAGGS; Thu., Oct. 27 in Huntington, W.Va., at Keith-Albee Theatre.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS, TRADITIONAL, ETC. CLINT BLACK; Fri., April 8 in Ashland, Ky., at Paramount Arts Center. LEE BRICE with TYLER FARR; Sat., April 16 in Huntington, W.Va., at Big Sandy Superstore Arena. (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.)

ABINGDON, Va./ BRISTOL, Va.-Tenn. ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ DOOBIE BROTHERS; Sun., April 17 in Bristol, Tenn., at Bristol Motor Speedway for Food City 500 Pre-Race Concert. 1-855-580-5525.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS, TRADITIONAL, ETC. DARRELL SCOTT; Fri., May 20 in Bristol, Va., at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum. 1-423- 573-1927. (Venue locations and telephone numbers: Barter Theatre, 127 Main St., Abingdon, Va., 1-276- 628-3991; 620 State, 620 State St., 1-423-652-0314; Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State St., 1-423-274-8920; Viking Hall, 1-423-764-0188; Wolf Hills Brewing Co., 350 Park St. SE, Abington, Va., 276-451-5470.)

CHARLESTON, W.VA. ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ BLUE MAN GROUP; Tue., March 8 at Clay Center For The Arts & Sciences. SALT-N-PEPPA with COOLIO; Fri., March 25 at Clay Center For The Arts & Sciences. G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE; Sun., March 27 at Cultural Center Theatre. GREGG ALLMAN; Wed., April 6 at Clay Center For The Arts & Sciences. WILCO; Wed., June 1 at Clay Center For The Arts & Sciences. THE TEMPTATIONS with THE FOUR TOPS; Thu., June 23 at Clay Center For The Arts & Sciences.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS, TRADITIONAL, ETC. LUKE BRYAN with LITTLE BIG TOWN and DUSTIN LYNCH; Thu., April 7 at Charleston Civic Center. VINCE GILL; Sun., May 8 at Clay Center For The Arts & 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 ‘WEBN BIG HAIR BALL’ featuring JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE with L.A. GUNS (featuring Steve Riley and Phil Lewis); Fri., March 4 at Bogart’s. DONNY OSMOND; Sat., March 5 at Belterra Casino Resort. RICKIE LEE JONES; Sat., March 5 at Live at the Ludlow Garage. DROPKICK MURPHEYS; Sun., March 6 at Bogart’s. CHRIS KNIGHT; Fri., March 11 at Southgate House Revival in Newport, Ky. SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES; Sat., March 12 in Covington, Ky., at Madison Theater. CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO; Sat., March 12 at Live at the Ludlow Garage. EXPERIENCE HENDRIX featuring Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall II and others; Sun., March 13 at Taft Theatre. DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS; Tue., March 15 at Bogart’s. DR. DOG; Tue., March 15 at Madison Theater in Covington, Ky. HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS with THE ATARIS and others; Wed., March 16 at Southgate House Revival in Newport, Ky. GREG DULLI; Thu., March 17 in Cincinnati at The Woodward Theatre. TITUS ANDRONICUS with CRAIG FINN; Fri., March 18 at The

Ballroom. RIHANNA; Sat., March 19 at U.S. Bank Arena. FETTY WAP; Fri., March 25 at Bogart’s. THE CULT; Mon., March 28 at Taft Theatre. JOHN BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE; Sun., May 29 at Taft Theatre. CANDLEBOX; Sat., April 2 at Bogart’s. BILLY JOEL; Tue., April 5 at U.S. Bank Arena. IAN ANDERSON; Tue., April 12 at Aronoff Center for the Arts. JONATHAN EDWARDS; Sat., April 23 at Live at the Ludlow Garage. DREAM THEATER; Wed., April 27 at Taft Theatre. WANDA JACKSON; Sun., May 15 at Southgate House Revival in Newport, Ky. TOM RUSH; Fri., May 20 at Live at the Ludlow Garage. SELENA GOMEZ; Sun., June 5 at U.S. Bank Arena. JASON ISBELL; Tue., June 14 at Taft Theatre. ANVIL with AGAINST THE GRAIN; Thu., June 16 at Southgate House Revival in Newport, Ky. GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS; Sat., July 23 at Belterra Casino in Florence, Ind. JUSTIN BIEBER; Fri., June 24 at U.S. Bank Arena. ‘The Rock Hall Three for All” featuring HEART, JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, and CHEAP TRICK; Fri., July 22 at Riverend Music Center. GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS; Sat., July 23 at Belterra Casino in Florence, Ind. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER; Tue., July 26 at Riverbend Music Center. JOURNEY with THE DOOBIE BROTHERS and DAVE MASON; Fri., July 29 at Riverbend Music Center. MAROON 5; Thu., Sept. 29 at U.S. Bank Arena.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS, TRADITIONAL, ETC. TRAVIS TRITT; Sat., March 12 at Belterra Casino in Florence, Ind. CRYSTAL GAYLE with LEE GREENWOOD; Sat., April 9 at Belterra Casino in Florence, Ind. DIXIE CHICKS; Wed., June 1 at Riverbend Music Center. KEITH URBAN with BRETT ELDREDGE and MAREN MORRIS; Thu., July 14 at Riverbend Music Center. LUKE BRYAN with LITTLE BIG TOWN and DUSTIN LYNCH; Sat.-Sun., August 13-14 at Riverbend Music Center.

STAGE, COMEDY & OTHER JEFF FOXWORTHY with LARRY THE CABLE GUY; Sat., March 12 at Taft Theatre. REGIS PHILBIN; Sat., April 16 at Belterra Casino in Florence, 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; BB&T Arena, Highland Heights, Ky., 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; Ludlow Garage, 342 Ludlow Ave., 1-513-221-4200; 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 Ballroom, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, 1-513- 232-5882; 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; Woodward Theatre, 1404 Main St., 1-513-345-7981)

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ ELTON JOHN; Fri., March 11 at Freedom Hall Civic Center from 8 until 11 p.m. THIRD DAY; Fri., March 18 at Freedom Hall Civic Center. CAGE THE ELEPHANT with SILVERSUN PICKUPS, FOALS and BEAR HANDS; Sun., March 20 at Freedom Hall Civic Center. SISTER HAZEL; Sun., June 5 at Freedom Hall Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. (Venue locations and telephone numbers: Capone’s, 227 E. Main St., 1-423-928-2295; Casbah, 807 W. Walnut St.; The Down Home, 300 W. Main, 1-423-929-9822;Freedom Hall Civic Center, 1320 Pactolas Rd., 1-423-282-1257.)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., AREA (includes Pigeon Forge) ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ BLUE MAN GROUP; Wed.-Thu., March 9-10 at Tennessee Theatre. JOHN MAYALL; Thu., March 10 at Bijou Theatre. THE 5TH DIMENSION; Sat., March 12 at Knoxville Auditorium. ‘BIG EARS FESTIVAL’ featuring YO LA TENGO, JOE HENRY, ANDREW BIRD, FAUST, LAMBCHOP, and manhy others; March 31 thru April 2 in Knoxville at various venues. www.bigearsfestival.com. ROBIN TROWER; Sat., April 9 at Bijou Theatre. ROBYN HITCHCOCK; Mon, April 18 at Bijou Theatre. BEN HARPER; Wed., April 20 at Tennessee Theatre. DAWES; Fri., April 22 at Tennessee Theatre. WIDESPREAD PANIC; Mon.- Tue., April 25-26 at Tennessee Theatre. KENNY G; Sat., May 7 at Tennessee Theatre. MAROON 5; Wed., Sept. 14 at Thompson-Boling Arena.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS, TRADITIONAL, ETC. BRANTLEY GILBERT; Fri., April 15 at Thompson-Boling Arena. KATHY MATTEA; Thu., May 19 at Tennessee Theatre. JOHN PRINE with DARRELL SCOTT; Fri., April 29 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 THE CHIEFTAINS; Wed., March 9 at EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond. JOAN BAEZ; Sat., March 12 at Lexington Opera House. STYX; Tue., April 5 at EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond. HALESTORM with LITA FORD and DOROTHY; Wed., April 6 at UK Singletary Center for the Arts. GALACTIC; Wed., April 6 at Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center. GREGG ALLMAN; Thu., April 7 at Lexington Opera House. KATHLEEN BATTLE; Sat., April 16 at EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond. JAMES TAYLOR; Sun., April 24 at Rupp Arena. PEARL JAM; Tue., April 26 at Rupp Arena. BLUE MAN GROUP; Tue.-Wed., May 3-4 at EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond.

COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS, TRADITIONAL, ETC. OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW; Thu., March 31 at UK Singletary Center for the Arts. MOUNTAIN HEART; Thu., April 7-Sat., April 9 at EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond. ‘RED, WHITE & BOOM FESTIVAL’ featuring Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell and others; Fri.-Sun., Sept. 2-4 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. (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 HEARTLESS BASTARDS; Fri., March 4 at Headliners Music Hall. FALL OUT BOY; Thu., March 10 at KFC Yum! Center. THE WHO; Sat., March 12 at KFC Yum! Center. GORDON LIGHTFOOT; Mon., March 14 at Brown Theatre. TITUS ANDRONICUS with CRAIG FINN; Thu., March 17 at Headliners Music Hall. SHOOTER JENNINGS; Fri., March 18 at Headliners Music Hall. BONNIE RAITT; Sat., March 19 at Louisville Palace. TORTOISE; Tue., March 22 at Headliners Music Hall.



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