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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.

ROCK, POP, BLUES

RAP, CHRISTIAN

GIN BLOSSOMS; Fri., July 27 at 9 p.m. for free concert in downtown Asheville, N.C., for Bele Chere Festival 2007. Concert will take place on Celebration Stage in Roger McGuire Green at City County Plaza.

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD; Sat., July 28 at 9:30 p.m. for free concert in downtown Asheville, N.C., for Bele Chere Festival 2007. Concert will take place on Rock n’ Kiss Stage on Coxe Avenue.

LOVIN’ SPOONFUL; Sun., July 29 at 4 p.m. for free concert in downtown Asheville, N.C., for Bele Chere Festival 2007. Concert will take place on Rock n’ Kiss Stage on Coxe Avenue.

BELE CHERE FESTIVAL JAM featuring Rusted Root, Karl Denson Trio, Perpetual Groove and JJ Grey & Mofro; Sat., July 28 in downtown Asheville, N.C., on Celebration Stage in Roger McGuire Green at City County Plaza. Concert begins at 3 p.m. Gates open at 2 p.m. Tickets $18 advance, $23 at gate. 1-800-594-8499.

NICKELBACK; Tue., Aug. 21 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

RELIANT K with KIMBERLEY LOCKS and QUIETDRIVE; Fri., July 20 at 7 p.m. in Kingsport, Tenn., at J. Fred Johnson Stadium at Dobyns Bennett High School for Fun Fest 2007. Tickets, $10, available at Fun Fest Store in Fort Henry Mall.

CHARLIE DANIELS BAND; Sat., July 21 at 7 p.m. in Kingsport, Tenn., at J. Fred Johnson Stadium at Dobyns Bennett High School for Fun Fest 2007. Tickets, $10, available at Fun Fest Store in Fort Henry Mall.

CHRIS KNIGHT; Thu., Aug. 9 in Johnson City, Tenn., at the Down Home. 1-423-929-9822.

CHRIS KNIGHT; Sun., Aug. 12 in Asheville, N.C., at the Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall (185 Clingman Ave.). 1-828-232-5800.

OLD 97’S; Tue., July 24 in Newport, Ky., at the Southgate House. 1-606-431-2201.

JIMMY EAT WORLD; Fri., July 27 in Newport, Ky., at the Southgate House. 1-606-431-2201.

MARK OLSON; Sun., Aug. 26 in Newport, Ky., at the Southgate House. 1-606-431-2201.

SHOOTER JENNINGS; Thu., Aug. 30 in Newport, Ky., at the Southgate House. 1-606-431-2201.

KELLY WILLIS; Fri., Sept. 28 in Newport, Ky., at the Southgate House. 1-606-431-2201.

TAD LEO & THE PHARMACISTS; Sun., Aug. 5 in Covington, Ky., at Madison Theater (730 Madison). 1-859-655-4807.

KELLY WILLIS; Thu., Sept. 27 in Asheville, N.C., at the Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall (185 Clingman Ave.). 1-828-232-5800.

MEAT PUPPETS; Mon., Aug. 27 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road). 1-502-584- 8088.

JIMMY EAT WORLD; Sat., July 28 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Bijou Theatre. 1-865-656-4444.

SPOON; Wed., Oct. 24 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). 1-866-468-7630.

BLONDE REDHEAD; Tue., Sept. 18 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Bijou Theatre. 1-865-656-4444.

BLONDE REDHEAD; Wed., Sept. 19 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). 1- 866-468-7630.

GRAVY (acoustic); Sat., July 28 in Whitesburg at Summit City Coffee (Main Street).

HERMAN’S HERMITS; Sat., July 28 in Louisville at Kentucky Center for the Arts (501 Main Street). 1-800-775-7777.

MACY GRAY; Sun., Aug. 19 in Louisville at Kentucky Center for the Arts’ Whitney Hall (501 Main Street). 1-800-775-7777 or www.ticketmaster.com

BUDDY GUY; Fri., Nov. 9 in Louisville at Kentucky Center for the Arts’ Whitney Hall (501 Main Street). 1-800-775-7777.

MEAT PUPPETS; Thu., Sept. 13 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). 1-866-468-7630.

REV. HORTON HEAT with HANK III and NASHVILLE P; Mon., Nov. 19 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). 1-866-468-7630.

B.J. THOMAS & BILLY JOE ROYAL ‘Raindrops to Boondocks Tour’; Thu., Nov. 29 in Johnson City, Tenn., at Freedom Hall Civic Center. Tickets, $20, on sale now. 1- 423-282-1257.

THIRD EYE BLIND; Tue., July 31 in Covington, Ky., at Madison Theater (730 Madison). 1-859-655- 4807 or www.ticketmaster.com

LEON RUSSELL; Fri., Aug. 10 in Covington, Ky., at Madison Theater (730 Madison). 1-859-655-4807 or www.ticketmaster.com

THE SUBDUDES; Sat., Sept. 8 in Covington, Ky., at Madison Theater (730 Madison). 1-859-655-4807 or www.ticketmaster.com

INTERPOL; Fri., Aug. 3 in Covington, Ky., at Madison Theater (730 Madison). 1-859-655-4807 or www.ticketmaster.com

HILARY DUFF; Sat., Aug. 25 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). 1-502-583-4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

JOHN PRINE; Sat., Sept. 8 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). 1-502-583-4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

PETE YORN; Sun., July 22 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road). 1-502-584- 8088.

TV ON THE RADIO; Thu., Aug. 2 in Cincinnati at Bogarts (2621 Vine Street. 1-513-872-8801 or www.ticketmaster.com

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB; Fri., Aug. 3 in Cincinnati at Bogarts (2621 Vine Street. 1-513-872-8801 or www.ticketmaster.com

THE FUNK BROTHERS; Thu., Aug. 30 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Blvd.) 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

JOHN McLAUGHLIN; Sun., July 22 in Oakley, Ohio (near Cincinnati) at 20th Century Theater (3021 Madison). www.ticketmaster.com

MODEST MOUSE; Tue., Aug. 21 in Louisville at Louisville Gardens (525 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.) 1-502- 574-0086 or www.ticketmaster.com

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE; Sun., Aug. 5 in Louisville at Coyotes Niteclub. www.ticketmaster.com or 1- 502-589-3866.

BEN KWELLER with TOM FITE; Sat., Aug. 25 in Asheville, N.C., at the Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall (185 Clingman Ave.). 1-828-232-5800.

DAVID CROSBY & GRAHAM NASH; Sun., Sept. 30 in Asheville, N.C., at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (87 Haywood Rd.). 1-828-251-5505.

EARTH, WIND & FIRE; Tue., Aug. 14 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Tennessee Theatre (604 South Gay St.). 1-865-656-4444 or 1-865-684-1200.

AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE; Sat., Sept. 15 in Huntington, W.Va., at Big Sandy Superstore Arena (1 Civic Center Plaza). www.ticketmaster.com or 1-304-696-4400.

CLASSIC ROCK ALL STARS; Fri., August 3 in Prestonsburg at the Eastern Kentucky Fair. Ticket information not yet available.

COUNTING CROWS with LIVE and COLLECTIVE SOUL; Fri., Aug. 3 in Louisville at Louisville Slugger Field (401 E. Main Street). 1-502-212- 2287.

DAVID CROSBY & GRAHAM NASH; Mon., Oct. 1 in Louisville at Kentucky Center for the Arts’ Whitney Hall (501 Main Street). 1-800-775- 7777 or www.ticketmaster.com

THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND; Sat., Oct. 13 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). 1-502-583-4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

KELLY WILLIS; Sat., Sept. 29 in Lexington at The Dame (156 West Main). 1-800-594-8499.

KIM RICHEY with TAB BENOIT; Sat., Aug. 11 in Ashland, Ky., at Paramount Arts Center (1300 Winchester Ave.) 1-606-324-3175 or www.ticketmaster.com

THE WAILERS; Thu., Aug. 9 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). 1-866-468-7630.

EARTH, WIND & FIRE; Wed., Aug. 8 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). 1-502-583- 4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW; Thu., July 19 in Cincinnati at Moonlite Gardens at Coney Island. www.ticketmaster.com

ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA; Tue., July 24 in Cincinnati at Moonlite Gardens at Coney Island. www.ticketmaster.com

OVER THE RHINE; Fri., Aug. 31 in Cincinnati at Moonlite Gardens at Coney Island. www.ticketmaster.com

JASON ISBELL (formerly of the Drive-By Truckers) & THE 400 UNIT with CENTRO-MATIC; Thu., Aug. 23 in Louisville at Phoenix Hill Tavern. Tickets, $10, on sale now at www.ticketweb.com

JASON ISBELL (formerly of the Drive-By Truckers) & THE 400 UNIT with CENTRO-MATIC; Wed., Aug. 22 in Asheville, N.C., at the Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall (185 Clingman Ave.). 1-828-232-5800.

SCOTT MILLER (solo) with CHRIS KNIGHT; Sat., July 21 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Bijou Theatre. 1-865-656-4444.

ANI DiFRANCO and others; Sat., Sept. 1 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Bijou Theatre. Procees benefit the Highlander Center in New Market, Tenn. 1-865- 656-4444.

THE BLACK CROWES; Wed., Aug. 22 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Tennessee Theatre (604 South Gay St.). 1-865-656-4444 or 1-865-684-1200.

AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE 2007 TOUR; Fri., Aug. 17 in Louisville at Freedom Hall (973 Phillips Lane) for the Kentucky State Fair. 1-800-231- 8085 or www.ticketmaster.com

SOCIAL DISTORTION and THE HANGMEN with THE HEART ATTACKS; Wed., July 18 in Cincinnati at Bogarts (2621 Vine Street). 1-513-872-8801 or www.ticketmaster.com

INCUBUS with THE BRAVERY; Sun., July 29 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO; Fri., Sept. 7 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road). 1- 502-584-8088.

SHERYL CROW; Wed., July 25 & Thu., July 26 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Blvd.). 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA; Sat., Aug. 11 in Asheville, N.C., at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (87 Haywood Rd.). 1-828-251-5505.

GORDON LIGHTFOOT; Thu., Sept. 13 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). 1-502-583- 4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

DEF LEPPARD with STYX and FOREIGNER; Sun., Aug. 26 in Louisville at Freedom Hall (973 Phillips Lane). 1-800-231-8085 or www.ticketmaster.com

CLAY AIKEN; Sun., Aug. 12 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Tennessee Theatre (604 South Gay St.). 1-865-656-4444 or 1-865-684-1200.

311; Wed., Aug. 8 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

WILL KIMBROUGH; Thu., July 19 in Asheville, N.C., at the Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall (185 Clingman Ave.). 1-828-232-5800.

THE DETROIT COBRAS; Wed., July 25 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Blue Cats (125 E. Jackson Ave.). 1-865-544- 4300.

SHERYL CROW; Wed., July 25 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Blvd.) 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

ROBERT CRAY; Sun., July 29 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Blvd.) 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

TOMMY CASTRO BAND; Thu., July 26 at 7 p.m. in downtown Kingsport, Tenn., for the Twilight Alive Concert Series. FREE ADMISSION.

CHUBBY CARRIER & THE BAYOU SWAMP BAND; Thu., Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. in downtown Kingsport, Tenn., for the Twilight Alive Concert Series. FREE ADMISSION.

GREAT AMERICAN TAXI; Thu., Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. in downtown Kingsport, Tenn., for the Twilight Alive Concert Series. FREE ADMISSION.

JOHN FOGERTY with LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM; Sun., July 22 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Blvd.). 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

THE B-52’s; Sat., Aug. 4 in Asheville, N.C., at The Inn on Biltmore Estates. 1-800-624-1575.

CHRIS ISAAK; Fri., Aug. 10 in Asheville, N.C., at The Inn on Biltmore Estates. 1-800-624-1575.

CLAY AIKEN; Sat., Aug. 11 in Asheville, N.C., at The Inn on Biltmore Estates. 1-800-624-1575.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND with PETE YORN; Wed., Aug. 22 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

RUSH; Sat., Sept. 1 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

KUTLESS with K-J and STELLAR KART; Sat., July 21 in Pikeville at Eastern Kentucky Expo Center (126 Main Street) for ‘July Jam’. Tickets, all seats $10, on sale now. 1-606-433-1793 or 1-606-444- 5500 or www.ticketmaster.com

VANS WARPED TOUR ’07; Wed., Aug. 1 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

KENNY G; Fri., July 20 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Blvd.). 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

JIMMY BUFFET & THE CORAL REEFER BAND; Thu., July 26 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

COUNTRY

& BLUEGRASS

MARTY STUART & THE FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES; Fri., July 27 at 9 p.m. for free concert in downtown Asheville, N.C., for Bele Chere Festival 2007. Concert will take place on Rock n’ Kiss Stage on Coxe Avenue.

JOE NICHOLS with JAKE OWEN; Thu., July 19 at 7 p.m. in Kingsport, Tenn., at J. Fred Johnson Stadium at Dobyns Bennett High School for Fun Fest 2007. Tickets, $10, available at Fun Fest Store in Fort Henry Mall.

MARK CHESNUTT; Sat., Sept. 29 in Whitesburg for the Mountain Heritage Festival.

CRYSTAL GAYLE; Sat., July 21 in Louisville at Kentucky Center for the Arts (501 Main Street). 1-800-775- 7777.

BLAINE LARSEN; Thu., July 19 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Blvd.) 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

TOBY KEITH; Thu., Sept. 15 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. Tickets on sale Sat., July 28 at 10 a.m. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

WILLIE NELSON and MERLE HAGGARD; Sat., Aug. 25 in Huntington, W.Va., at Big Sandy Superstore Arena (1 Civic Center Plaza). www.ticketmaster.com or 1- 304-696-4400.

KENNY ROGERS; Sat., Sept. 1 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). 1-502-583-4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

CONFEDERATE RAILROAD; Thu., Aug. 2 in Prestonsburg at the Eastern Kentucky Fair. Ticket information not yet available.

RASCAL FLATTS; Sat., Aug. 11 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

DIERKS BENTLEY, JOE ELY, KELLY WILLIS, VIEUX FARKA TOURE AND OTHERS; Sun., Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. in Bristol, Tenn., at Paramount Center for the Arts (518 State Street) for Mountain Stage Live. Tickets – $30 first 10 rows, $25 all

others – on sale now. 1-423-274-8920.

RASCAL FLATTS; Thu., Aug. 16 in Louisville at Freedom Hall (973 Phillips Lane). 1-800-231-8085 or www.ticketmaster.com

TRACE ADKINS with DIERKS BENTLEY and KELLI PICKLER; Sat., Aug. 18 in Louisville at Freedom Hall (973 Phillips Lane). 1-800-231- 8085 or www.ticketmaster.com

KARL SHIFLETT & BIG COUNTRY SHOW; Fri., Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. in downtown Kingsport, Tenn., for the Bluegrass on Broad Concert Series. FREE ADMISSION.

BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES; Sat., Aug. 18 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Blvd.) 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

KENNY ROGERS; Fri., Aug. 3 in Asheville, N.C., at The Inn on Biltmore Estates. 1-800-624-1575.

BRAD PAISLEY with RODNEY ATKINS and TAYLOR SWIFT; Fri., Oct. 5 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION; Tue., July 24 in Lexington at Rupp Arena. 1-859-233-3535 or www.ticketmaster.com

GEORGE JONES; Sat., July 28 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Blvd.) 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

KENNY CHESNEY with PAT GREEN and SUGARLAND; Thu., Aug. 16 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS with EXILE; Sat., July 28 in Prestonsburg at Mountain Arts Center (50 Hal Rogers Drive). 1-888-622- 2787.

JAZZ & CLASSICAL

CHRIS BOTTI; Sat., Oct. 6 in Louisville at Brown Theatre (315 West Broadway). 1-800-775-7777.

AFRICAN CHILDREN’S

CHOIR; Fri., Oct. 12 in Asheville, N.C., at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (87

Haywood Rd.). Tickets on sale Sat.,

Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. www.ticketmaster.com or 1-828-251-

5505.

TANGO BUENOS AIRES; Sat., Nov. 3 in Asheville, N.C., at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (87 Haywood Rd.). Tickets on sale Sat., Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. www.ticketmaster.com or 1-828-251- 5505.

MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER; Sun., Nov. 25 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). 1-502-583- 4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER; Wed., Nov. 28 in Asheville, N.C., at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (87 Haywood Rd.). 1-828-251-5505.

KING’S SINGERS; Sun., Dec. 2 in Asheville, N.C., at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (87 Haywood Rd.). Tickets on sale Sat., Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. www.ticketmaster.com or 1-828-251- 5505.’

STATE SYMPHONY OF MEXICO; Sat., Feb. 2, 2008, in Asheville, N.C., at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (87 Haywood Rd.). Tickets on sale Sat., Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. www.ticketmaster.com or 1-828-251- 5505.

ST. PETERSBURG BALLET: ROMEO & JULIET; Sat., March 1, 2008, in Asheville, N.C., at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (87 Haywood Rd.). Tickets on sale Sat., Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. www.ticketmaster.com or 1-828-251- 5505.

STAGE & COMEDY

GEORGE CARLIN; Sun., Nov. 4 in Louisville at Kentucky Center for the Arts’ Whitney Hall (501 Main Street). 1-800-775-7777.

SESAME STREET LIVE: SUPER GOVER! READY FOR ACTION; Fri.-Sun., Sept. 21-23 in Pikeville at Eastern Kentucky Expo Center (126 Main Street). Ticket presale underway now. On sale to general public Mon., Aut. 13. 1-606- 433-1793 or 1-606-444-5500 or www.ticketmaster.com

DOODLEBOPS LIVE!; Thu., Nov. 8 in Lexington at Rupp Arena. 1- 859-233-3535 or www.ticketmaster.com

DOODLEBOPS LIVE!; Fri., Nov. 9 in Johnson City, Tenn., at Freedom Hall Civic Center. 1-423-461-4884.

OTHER

HALLOWEEN MAYHEM II; Sat., Oct. 6 in Pikeville at Eastern Kentucky Expo Center (126 Main Street). 1-606-433-1793 or 1-606-444- 5500 or www.ticketmaster.com

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY WILDCATS VS. EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (football); Sat., Sept. 1 in Lexington at Commonwealth Stadium. 1-859-257- 8427 or www.ticketmaster.com

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY WILDCATS VS. KENT STATE (football); Sat., Sept. 8 in Lexington at Commonwealth Stadium. 1-859-257- 8427 or www.ticketmaster.com

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY WILDCATS VS. FLORIDA ATLANTIC (football); Sat., Sept. 29 in Lexington at Commonwealth Stadium. 1-859-257-8427 or www.ticketmaster.com

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY WILDCATS VS. MISSISSIPPI STATE (football); Sat., Oct. 27 in Lexington at Commonwealth Stadium. 1-859-257-8427 or www.ticketmaster.com

WWE RAW: Biggest Party of the Summer; Fri., Aug. 3 in Huntington, W.Va., at Big Sandy Superstore Arena (1 Civic Center Plaza). www.ticketmaster.com or 1-304-696- 4400.

NASCAR BUSCH SERIES; Fri., Aug. 24 in Bristol, Tenn., at Bristol Motor Speedway. www.ticketmaster.com


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