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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

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

THE IKE REILLY ASSASSINATION with THE HIDERS; Tue., June 19 in Louisville at Phoenix Hill Tavern. www.ticketweb.com

SCOTT MILLER & THE COMMONWEALTH; Fri., June 22 in Louisville at Phoenix Hill Tavern. www.ticketweb.com

THE HOLD STEADY; Thu., June 14 in Asheville, N.C., at the Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall (185 Clingman Ave.). 1-828-232-5800.

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.) Tickets, $46.50 and $59.50, on sale Fri., June 8. 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

CHRIS CORNELL; Fri., June 1 in Cincinnati at Bogarts (2621 Vine Street. 1-513-872-8801 or www.ticketmaster.com

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS; June 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30, and July 2, 3 and 5 (9 shows) in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). SOLD OUT.

SALIVA with PUDDLE OF MUDD; Mon., July 2 in Cincinnati at Bogarts (2621 Vine Street. 1-513- 872-8801 or www.ticketmaster.com

INCUBUS; Sun., July 29 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. Tickets on sale Wed., June 6 at 10 a.m. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

JESSE MALIN; Tue., July 10 in Oakley, Ohio (near Cincinnati) at 20th Century Theater (3021 Madison). www.ticketmaster.com

CHRIS KNIGHT; Fri., June 1 in Lexington at The Dame (156 West Main). 1-800-594-8499.

RICHARD THOMPSON; Thu., June 14 in Lexington at the Kentucky Theatre.

JOHN BUTLER TRIO; Fri., June 1 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road). 1- 502-584-8088.

BOBBY BARE JR.; Wed., June 13 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road). 1-502- 584-8088.

CLUTH; Fri., June 15 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road). 1-502-584- 8088.

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

MARC BROUSSARD with SHANNON McNALLY; Tue., July 10 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Bijou Theatre. 1-865-656-4444.

CHARLIE DANIELS BAND; Sat., July 21 in Kingsport, Tenn., at J. Fred Johnson Stadium for Fun Fest 2007. Ticket information not yet available.

THE TURTLES (featuring Flo and Eddie) with PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE; Tue., July 3 in Ashland, Ky., on the Riverfront for Summer Motion 2007. Admission is free.

STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas with LEE GREENWOOD; Mon., July 2 in Ashland, Ky., on the Riverfront for Summer Motion 2007. Admission is free.

TOOL; Fri., June 26 in Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena. 1-513- 421-4111 or www.ticketmaster.com

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.

O.A.R.; Mon., July 16 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). 1-502-583-4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

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

WILCO with LOW; Thu., June 14 in Cincinnati at the Aranoff Center for the Arts.

RATT with POISON; Tue., June 19 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

DEF LEPPARD with STYX and FOREIGNER; Wed., June 27 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

DEF LEPPARD with STYX and FOREIGNER; Sun., Aug. 26 in Louisville at Freedom Hall (973 Phillips Lane). Tickets on sale Fri., June 8 at 10 a.m. 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.

LYLE LOVETT with k.d. lang; Mon., July 2 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

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

GIN BLOSSOMS; Fri., July 27 in Asheville, N.C., as part of the Bele Chere Festival. Other information not yet available.

THE LOVIN’ SPOONFUL; Sun., July 29 in Asheville, N.C., as part of the Bele Chere Festival. Other information not yet available.

TIM EASTON; Fri., June 15 in Asheville, N.C., at the Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall (185 Clingman Ave.). 1-828-232-5800.

SCOTT MILLER & THE COMMONWEALTH; Sat., June 16 in Asheville, N.C., at the Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall (185 Clingman Ave.). 1-828-232-5800.

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

CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED; Fri., June 8 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Blue Cats (125 E. Jackson Ave.). 1-865-544-4300.

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

GODSMACK; Tue., June 5 in Charleston, W.Va., at Charleston Municipal Auditorium (200 Civic Center Drive). 1-304-345-1500 or www.ticketmaster.com

TED NUGENT; Thu., June 14 in Cincinnati at Bogarts (2621 Vine Street). 1-513-872-8801 or www.ticketmaster.com

TIM EASTON; Mon., June 18 in Lexington at The Dame (156 West Main). 1-800-594-8499.

ROBERT EARL KEEN; Thu., June 21 in Lexington at The Dame (156 West Main). 1-800-594-8499.

JUNIOR BROWN; Thu., May 31 at 7 p.m. in downtown Kingsport, Tenn., for the Twilight Alive Concert Series. FREE ADMISSION.

OVER THE RHINE; Thu., June 7 at 7 p.m. in downtown Kingsport, Tenn., for the Twilight Alive Concert Series. FREE ADMISSION.

SHEMEKIA COPELAND; Thu., June 14 at 7 p.m. in downtown Kingsport, Tenn., for the Twilight Alive Concert Series. FREE ADMISSION.

COREY HARRIS; Thu., June 21 at 7 p.m. in downtown Kingsport, Tenn., for the Twilight Alive Concert Series. FREE ADMISSION.

SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS; Thu., June 28 at 7 p.m. in downtown Kingsport, Tenn., for the Twilight Alive Concert Series. FREE ADMISSION.

HACIENDA BROTHERS; Thu., July 5 at 7 p.m. in downtown Kingsport, Tenn., for the Twilight Alive Concert Series. FREE ADMISSION.

RED STICK RAMBLERS; Thu., July 12 at 7 p.m. in downtown Kingsport, Tenn., for the Twilight Alive Concert Series. FREE ADMISSION.

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

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC; Fri., June 29 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.

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER; Fri., June 22 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). 1-866-468-7630.

MORRISSEY with KRISTEEN YOUNG; Tue., July 10 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Tennessee Theatre (604 South Gay St.). 1-865- 656-4444 or 1-865-684-1200.

JOHN BUTLER TRIO with ARTVANDALAY; Thu., June 14 at 7 p.m. in Knoxville, Tenn., for the free Sundown in the City concert series on Market Square.

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS with DIXIE DIRT; Thu., June 21 at 7 p.m. in Knoxville, Tenn., for the free Sundown in the City concert series on Market Square.

TONY JOE WHITE with DAVE BARNES; Thu., June 28 at 7 p.m. in Knoxville, Tenn., for the free Sundown in the City concert series on Market Square.

GOOSE CREEK SYMPHONY; Sat., June 9 in Lexington at The Dame (156 West Main). 1-800- 594-8499.

ROBERT EARL KEEN; Thu., June 21 in Asheville, N.C., at the Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall (185 Clingman Ave.). 1-828-232-5800.

LOS LONELY BOYS; Tue., June 12 in Newport, Ky., at the Southgate House (24 East 3rd St.). 1-510-594- 1400 or www.ticketweb.com

JAMES McMURTRY with THE DEDRINGERS; Sun., June 6 in Asheville, N.C., at the Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall (185 Clingman Ave.). 1-828-232-5800.

TEMPTATIONS featuring Dennis Edwards; Sat., June 9 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). 1-502-583-4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

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

CLUTCH; Fri., June 15 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road). 1-502-584- 8088.

PAGE McCONNELL; Fri., June 8 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). 1-866-468-7630.

BEN HARPER AND THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS with THE NIGHWATCHMAN (Tom Morello acoustic); Wed., June 13 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). 1-866-468-7630.

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

RICHARD MARX; Sat., June 2 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Blvd.). 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

CHRISTOPHER CROSS; Sat., June 9 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Blvd.). 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

EARTH, WIND & FIRE; Wed., June 13 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Blvd.). 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

THE POLICE; Sat., July 14 in Louisville at Churchill Downs (700 Central Avenue). 1-502-636-4400 or www. ticketmaster.com

KINGS OF LEON with ALBERT HAMMOND JR. and THE FEATURES; Sat., June 2 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). 1-866-468-7630.

PETER FRAMPTON; Fri., June 15 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Blvd.). 1-937-296-3300 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

DOOBIE BROTHERS; Sat., June 16 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Blvd.) 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

CHICAGO and AMERICA; Fri., June 15 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 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

JOHN MAYER; Tue., June 26 in Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena. 1-513- 421-4111 or www.ticketmaster.com

BONNAROO MUSIC FESTIVAL featuring The Police, Tool, Widespread Panic, The White Stripes, Ben Harper, Wilco, Gov’t Mule, Bob Weir & Ratdog, The Hold Steady, Wolfmother, The Flaming Lips, Franz Ferdinand, Ralph Stanley, Gillian Welch, Richard Thompson, Dierks Bentley, Clutch, Mavis Staples and many others; Thu.-Sun., June 14-17 on 800-acre farm in Manchester, Tenn., 60 miles Southeast of Nashville. Tickets, $184.50 each (limit 10) on sale now. www.bonnarootickets.com

THE ROWDY FRIENDS TOUR featuring LYNYRD SKYNYRD and HANK WILLIAMS JR.; Sat., June 6 in Louisville at Freedom Hall (973 Phillips Lane). 1-800-231-8085 or www.ticketmaster.com

CHRIS KNIGHT; Sat., June 2 in Harlan at the Poke Sallet Festival. Information not yet available.

COUNTRY

& BLUEGRASS

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). Tickets on sale Sat., June 2 at 10 a.m. 1-800-231-8085 or www.ticketmaster.com

THE WRECKERS; Wed., June 27 in Louisville at Coyotes Niteclub. www.ticketmaster.com

JOE NICHOLS with JAKE OWENS; Thu., July 19 in Kingsport, Tenn., at J. Fred Johnson Stadium for Fun Fest 2007. Ticket information not yet available.

BILLY CURRINGTON; Sat., June 30 in Prestonsburg at Mountain Arts Center (50 Hal Rogers Drive). 1-888-622-2787.

SAWYER BROWN; Sat., July 14 in Prestonsburg at Mountain Arts Center (50 Hal Rogers Drive). 1-888-622-2787.

NICKEL CREEK with GLEN PHILLIPS; Sat., July 14 in Ashland, Ky., at Paramount Arts Center (1300 Winchester Ave.) 1- 606-324-3175 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

MARTY STUART; Fri., July 27 in Asheville, N.C., as part of the Bele Chere Festival. Other information not yet available.

BOBBY OSBORNE & THE ROCKY TOP X-PRESS with APPALACHIAN STRINGS; Fri., June 1 at 7 p.m. in downtown Kingsport, Tenn., for the Bluegrass on Broad Concert Series. FREE ADMISSION.

J.D. CROWE with THE PLEASANT HILL BAND; Fri., June 29 at 7 p.m. in downtown Kingsport, Tenn., for the Bluegrass on Broad Concert Series. FREE ADMISSION.

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

SAMMY KERSHAW; Sat., June 2 in Johnson City, Tenn., at Freedom Hall Civic Center. 1-423- 461-4884 or www.ticketmaster.com

MARTINA McBRIDE with LITTLE BIG TOWN; Sun., June 3 in Asheville, N.C., at Asheville Civic Center (87 Haywood Rd.). 1- 828-251-5505 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

MARTINA McBRIDE with LITTLE BIG TOWN; Thu., June 28 in Charleston, W.Va., at Charleston Civic Center (200 Civic Center Drive). 1-304-345-1500 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

JAZZ ATTACK; Thu., June 21 in Kettering, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Blvd.) 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR; Fri., June 29 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1- 513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

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

STAGE & COMEDY

DISNEY PRESENTS THE LION KING; June 7 through July 8 in Louisville at Kentucky Center for the Arts’ Whitney Hall (501 Main Street). 1-800-775-7777 or www.ticketmaster.com

THE PRODUCERS, the New Mel Brooks Musical; Fri.-Sun., June 1-3 in Lexington at the Lexington Opera House. 1-859-233-3535 or www.ticketmaster.com

OTHER

DOODLEBOPS!; Thu., Nov. 8 in Lexington at Rupp Arena. Tickets on sale Tue., June 5 at 10 a.m. 1-859-233-3535 or www.ticketmaster.com

WWE WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT; Fri., June 15 in Lexington at Rupp Arena. 1-859- 233-3535 or www.ticketmaster.com

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


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