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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

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

TORI AMOS; Sun., Oct. 28 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). Tickets on sale Fri., Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. 1-502-583-4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

BLACK MOUNTAIN; Mon., Oct. 15 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road). 1-502- 584-8088.

JONATHA BROOKE; Thu., Oct. 25 in Oakley, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at 20th Century Theater (3021 Madison St.). www.ticketmaster.com

ERIN McKEOWN; Thu., Oct. 11 in Asheville, N.C., at the Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall (185 Clingman Ave.). 1-828-232-5800.

JONATHAN EDWARDS; Sat., Aug. 25 in Covington, Ky., at Madison Theater (730 Madison). 1-859-655- 4807.

AARON LEWIS (of STAIND); Tue., Sept. 11 in Covington, Ky., at Madison Theater (730 Madison). 1- 859-655-4807.

THE NATIONAL; Sun., Sept. 23 in Covington, Ky., at Madison Theater (730 Madison). 1-859-655-4807.

THE CHARMS; Fri., Aug. 17 in Johnson City, Tenn., at The Hideaway (235 E. Main Street). 1-423-926-3896.

KIM RICHEY; Tue., Sept. 18 in Asheville, N.C., at the Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall (185 Clingman Ave.). 1-828-232-5800.

THE KILLERS; Tue., Sept. 11 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). 1-502-583-4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

ARCADE FIRE; Wed., Oct. 3 in Louisville at Waterfront Park. www.ticketmaster.com

WILCO; Fri., Sept. 21 in Louisville at Louisville Slugger Field. 1-502-212-2287 or www.ticketmaster.com

MODEST MOUSE; Tue., Aug. 21 in Louisville at Coyotes Niteclub (133 W. Liberty) 1-502-574-0086 or www.ticketmaster.com

ALICE COOPER; Tue., Aug. 28 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Tennessee Theatre (604 South Gay St.). 1-865- 656-4444 or 1-865-684-1200.

BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS with PIERS FACCINI; Tue., Sept. 11 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Tennessee Theatre (604 South Gay St.). 1-865-656-4444 or 1-865- 684-1200.

OF MONTREAL; Tue., Oct. 2 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Bijou Theatre. 1-865-656-4444.

RILO KELLY; Fri., Sept. 28 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). 1-866-468-7630.

PERRY FARRELL’S SATELLITE PARTY with MINK; Mon., Sept. 10 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). 1- 866-468-7630.

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS with EMMA POLLOCK and IMMACULATE MACHINE; Sun., Oct. 28 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). 1- 866-468-7630.

NADA SURF with SEA WOLF; Tue., Oct. 30 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). 1- 866-468-7630.

RICHARD THOMPSON’S 1000 YEARS OF POPULAR MUSIC; Sun., Jan. 20, 2008, in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). Ticket info not yet available.

BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS with PIERS FACCINI; Mon., Sept. 10 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). 1-502-583-4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

ALICE COOPER; Thu., Aug. 16 in Louisville at Cardinal Stadium at 8 p.m. for the Kentucky State Fair. Free admission.

KOOL & THE GANG; Fri., Aug. 17 in Louisville at Cardinal Stadium at 8 p.m. for the Kentucky State Fair. Free admission.

SALIVA with BLACK STONE CHERRY; Sat., Aug. 17 in Louisville at Cardinal Stadium at 8 p.m. for the Kentucky State Fair. Free admission.

LOU CHRISTIE with JAY & THE AMERICANS and LESLEY GORE; Wed., Aug. 22 in Louisville at Cardinal Stadium at 8 p.m. for the Kentucky State Fair. Free admission.

TOBYMAC with BARLOW GIRL and THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH; Sun., Sept. 23 in Johnson City, Tenn., at 6 p.m. at Freedom Hall Civic Center (1320 Pactolas Road). 1- 423-461-4884.

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

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.

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.

SPOON with THE PONYS; 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.

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.

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

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

MODEST MOUSE; Tue., Aug. 21 in Louisville at Coyotes Niteclub (133 W. Liberty) 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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

COUNTRY

& BLUEGRASS

JOSH TURNER; Fri., Oct. 26 in Pikeville at Eastern Kentucky Expo Center (126 Main Street). 1-606-433- 1793 or 1-606-444-5500 or www.ticketmaster.com

BRAD PAISLEY with RODNEY ATKINS and TAYLOR SWIFT; Thu., Nov. 29 in Lexington at Rupp Arena. 1- 859-233-3535 or www.ticketmaster.com

MOUNTAIN HEART and BLUE HIGHWAY; Sat., Aug. 25 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). 1-866-468-7630.

NICKEL CREEK; Fri., Oct. 5 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Tennessee Theatre (604 South Gay St.). 1-865-656-4444 or 1-865-684-1200.

THE OAK RIDGE BOYS; Sun., Aug. 19 in Louisville at Cardinal Stadium at 8 p.m. for the Kentucky State Fair. Free admission.

JO DEE MESSINA with STEVE HOLY; Thu., Aug. 23 in Louisville at Cardinal Stadium at 8 p.m. for the Kentucky State Fair. Free admission.

SWITCHFOOT with EMERSON HART; Fri., Aug. 24 in Louisville at Cardinal Stadium at 8 p.m. for the Kentucky State Fair. Free admission.

BLAKE SHELTON with TRACY LAWRENCE; Sat., Aug. 25 in Louisville at Cardinal Stadium at 8 p.m. for the Kentucky State Fair. Free admission.

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

TOBY KEITH; Thu., Sept. 15 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 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

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

JAZZ & CLASSICAL

WINTON MARSALIS; Fri., Sept. 14 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Tennessee Theatre (604 South Gay St.). 1-865- 656-4444 or 1-865-684-1200.

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

BOB AND TOM COMEDY ALL STARS; Sat., Nov. 3 in Lexington at the Lexington Opera House. Tickets on sale Fri., Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. 1-859-233- 3535 or www.ticketmaster.com

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

PAULA DEEN LIVE; Sat., Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). 1-502-583-4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

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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