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Entertainment




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

MARC JEFFARES; Sat., May 31 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

XPLICIT; Sat., June 21 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

WORRY BEADS (Acoustic) with BOTTLE ROCKET SYMPHONY; Fri., June 27 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

LAUDERDALE with THE BENWAYS; Sat., June 28 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

JAY CLARK; Fri., July 18 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

MARK KNIGHT; Sat., Aug. 2 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main St.). 633-2715.

L.A. GUNS with FASTER PUSSYCAT and BANG TANGO; Fri., July 18 in Johnson City, Tenn., at Nashville Sound (1121 N. Roan St.). 1-423- 928-0260.

MY MORNING JACKET; Sat., Aug. 16 in Louisville on The Great Lawn at Louisville Waterfront Park. 1-502-361- 3100 or www.ticketmaster.com

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW; Sat., Oct. 11 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). Ticket sales begin Fri., May 23 at noon. 1- 502-583-4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED; Mon., June 9 in Lexington at The Dame (156 West Main Street). 1-859-226-9005.

JAMES McMURTRY with ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO; Wed., June 11 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road). 1-502- 584-8088 or www.ticketmaster.com

BLONDIE; Tue., June 24 in Louisville at Kentucky Center for the Arts (501 W. Main St.). 1-800-775-7777.

ZZ TOP; Fri., May 30 in Johnson City, Tenn., at Freedom Hall Civic Center. 1-423-282-1257.

BON IVER; Sun., Aug. 10 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Pilot Light (106 W. Jackson Ave.). 1-865-524-8188.

EXILE (Reunion Concert); Thu., June 19 in Lexington at the Kentucky Theater (214 Main Street). For tickets, call 1-859-231-7924 after 4 p.m.

JAKOB DYLAN (with full band); Mon., June 30 and Tue., July 1 in Lexington at the Kentucky Theater (214 Main Street). For tickets, call 1-859-231-7924 after 4 p.m.

TAJ MAHAL & THE PHANTOM BLUES TRIO; Tue., July 8 in Lexington at the Kentucky Theater (214 Main Street). For tickets, call 1-859-231-7924 after 4 p.m.

STEVE EARLE & ALISON MOORER; Tue., July 22 in Lexington at the Kentucky Theater (214 Main Street). For tickets, call 1-859-231-7924 after 4 p.m.

BOSTON; Tue., July 22 in Kettering, Ohio (near Cincinnati) at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Rd). 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

LITTLE RIVER & DR. HOOK; Fri., Aug. 1 in Kettering, Ohio (near Cincinnati) at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Rd). 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

SHELBY LYNNE; Fri., June 27 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Bijou Theatre (803 S. Gay St.). 1-865-522-0832.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS; Sat., Aug. 16 in Elizabeth, Ind., near Louisville, at Caesar’s Indiana (11999 Avenue of the Emperors). 1-888-ROMAN-4-U or www.ticketmaster.com

CAKE; Wed., June 4 in Elizabeth, Ind., near Louisville, at Caesar’s Indiana (11999 Avenue of the Emperors). 1-888- ROMAN-4-U or www.ticketmaster.com

TOM WAITS; Sun., June 29 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Knoxville Civic Auditorium. 1-865-215-8999.

ZZ TOP with BLACKBERRY SMOKE; Tue., June 3 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Tennessee Theatre (604 South Gay Street). 1-865-656-4444.

WIDESPREAD PANIC; Mon.- Tue., July 14-15 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Tennessee Theatre (604 South Gay Street). 1-865-656-4444.

HOWLIN’ RAIN; Thu., June 12 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Pilot Light (106 W. Jackson Ave.). 1-865-524-8188.

TIFT MERRITT; Fri., July 18 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Pilot Light (106 W. Jackson Ave.). 1-865-524-8188.

CENTRO-MATIC; Fri., June 20 in Asheville, N.C., at the Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall. 1-828-232-5800.

MODEST MOUSE; Wed., July 2 in Cincinnati at Bogarts (2621 Vine St.). 1- 513-872-8801 or www.ticketmaster.com

RICK SPRINGFIELD; Fri., July 18 in Kettering, Ohio (near Cincinnati) at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Rd). 1- 937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

POISON with SEBASTIAN BACH; Sun., July 20 in Pikeville at Eastern Kentucky Expo Center (126 Main Street). 1-606-433-1793 or 1-606-444- 5500 or www.ticketmaster.com

CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED; Sat., June 7 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave). 1-866- 468-7630 or www.ticketweb.com

MELISSA ETHERIDGE; Sat., June 21 in Louisville at the Palace Theatre (625 S. Fourth Street). 1-502-583- 4555 or www.ticketmaster.com.

THE BLACK CROWES; Sat., July 27 in Elizabeth, Ind., near Louisvillle at Caesar’s Indiana (11999 Avenue of the Emperors). Must be 21 and over to attend. 1-888-ROMAN-4-U or www.ticketmaster

SHERYL CROWE; Sat., May 24 in Elizabeth, Ind., near Louisvillle at Caesar’s Indiana (11999 Avenue of the Emperors). Must be 21 and over to attend. 1-888-ROMAN-4-U or www.ticketmaster

BEACH BOYS; Sat., July 5 in Elizabeth, Ind., near Louisvillle at Caesar’s Indiana (11999 Avenue of the Emperors). Must be 21 and over to attend. 1-888- ROMAN-4-U or www.ticketmaster

BONNIE RAITT; Fri., Aug. 15 in Elizabeth, Ind., near Louisvillle at Caesar’s Indiana (11999 Avenue of the Emperors). Must be 21 and over to attend. 1-888-ROMAN-4-U or www.ticketmaster

GEORGE THOROGOOD; Fri., Aug. 22 in Elizabeth, Ind., near Louisvillle at Caesar’s Indiana (11999 Avenue of the Emperors). Must be 21 and over to attend. 1-888-ROMAN-4-U or www.ticketmaster

BACKSTREET BOYS; Sat., Aug. 9 in Kettering, Ohio (near Cincinnati) at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Rd). 1- 937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

GOV’T MULE with JASON ISBELL, BURNING SPEARS, THE LEE BOYS, JAMES McMURTRY BAND, RANDALL BRAMLETT BAND and others; Sun., May 25 in Deerfields, N.C., near Asheville, at Deerfields Amphitheater. 1-828-357- 8483.

JOHN MELLENCAMP with LUCINDA WILLIAMS; Wed., July 23 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

MOTLEY CRUE with BUCKCHERRY, PAPA ROACH, SIXX:A.M. and TRAPT; Tue., Aug. 19 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

THE BLACK CROWES; Wed., Aug. 6 in Covington, Ky., at Madison Theater. 1-859-491-2444 or www.ticketmaster.com

POI DOG PONDERING; Wed., June 11 in Newport, Ky., at the Southgate House (24 E. Third St.). 1-859-431-2201.

SHERYL CROW; Sun., May 25 in Cincinnati National City Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

MOODY BLUES; Fri., June 6 in Cincinnati National City Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

THE RACONTEURS with THE BLACK LIPS; Tue., June 10 in Cincinnati National City Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

STEVIE NICKS; Thu., June 26 in Cincinnati National City Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

STEELY DAN; Sun., July 13 in Cincinnati National City Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

PETER FRAMPTON; Wed., Aug. 6 in Cincinnati National City Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS; Mon., Aug. 11 in Cincinnati National City Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1- 513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

O.A.R.; Tue., Aug. 12 in Cincinnati National City Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS and BUDDY GUY; Wed., Aug. 20 in Cincinnati National City Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1- 513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

HUMAN LEAGUE with ABC, BELINDA CARLISLE, NAKED EYES and A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS; Mon., Aug. 25 in Cincinnati National City Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

THE GUESS WHO; Fri., June 6 in Kettering, Ohio (near Cincinnati) at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Rd). 1-937- 296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

FRED J. EAGLESMITH; Thu., May 29 in Johnson City, Tenn., at the Down Home. 1-423-929-9822.

BROOKS & DUNN with ZZ TOP and RODNEY ADKINS; Thu., Aug. 14 in Louisville at Freedom Hall (937 Phillips Lane). 1-800-231-8085 or www.ticketmaster.com

DEREK TRUCKS & SUSAN TEDESCHI; Thu., July 3 in Kettering, Ohio (near Cincinnati) at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Rd). 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

MARK KNOPFLER; Wed., July 16 in Kettering, Ohio (near Cincinnati) at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Rd). 1- 937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

CROSBY, STILLS & NASH; Thu., July 17 in Kettering, Ohio (near Cincinnati) at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Rd). 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

DAVE STEWART; Thu., Aug. 28 in Kettering, Ohio (near Cincinnati) at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Rd). 1-937- 296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

NINE INCH NAILS; Tue., Aug. 12 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Knoxville Civic Coliseum. 1-865-215-8999.

ROBERT RANDOLPH; Fri., June 13 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave). 1-866-468-7630 or www.ticketweb.com

PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO; Thu., July 17 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Tennessee Theatre (604 South Gay Street). 1-865-656-4444.

ROBERT PLANT & ALLISON KRAUSS; Fri., July 18 in Lexington at Rupp Arena (430 W. Vine St.). 1-859- 233-3535 or www.ticketmaster.com

NINE INCH NAILS; Sun., Aug. 31 in Lexington at Rupp Arena (430 W. Vine St.). 1-859-233-3535 or www.ticketmaster.com

THE WHIGS with WAX FANG; Fri., June 20 in Lexington at The Dame (156 West Main Street). 1-859-226-9005.

JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT; Sat., June 21 in Lexington at The Dame (156 West Main Street). 1-859- 226-9005.

KANYE WEST with N*E*R*D and RHIANNA; Fri., June 13 in Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena. 1-513-421-4111 or www.ticketmaster.com

311 with SNOOP DOGG; Sat., July 5 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

LINKIN PARK, CHRIS CORNELL, THE BRAVERY, HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS and others; Fri., Aug. 15 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

COUNTING CROWS with MAROON 5 and AUGUSTANA; Sat., Aug. 30 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

JOURNEY with HEART and CHEAP TRICK; Sun., Sept. 7 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1- 513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS; Fri., May 23 in Newport, Ky., at the Southgate House (24 E. Third St.). 1-859- 431-2201.

NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALL STARS; Tue., May 27 in Newport, Ky., at the Southgate House (24 E. Third St.). 1-859- 431-2201.

MATT COSTA; Mon., June 9 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave). 1-866-468-7630 or www.ticketweb.com

THE BREEDERS; Thu., June 12 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave). 1-866-468-7630 or www.ticketweb.com

MARC BROUSSARD; Sun., June 15 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave). 1-866-468-7630 or www.ticketweb.com

WEBB WILDER; Fri.-Sat., June 27- 28 in Johnson City, Tenn., at the Down Home. 1-423-929-9822.

KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND with THE VILLAGE PEOPLE; Sat., Aug. 2 in Asheville, N.C., at Biltmore Estate. 1-800-411-3812 or www.biltmore.com.

GLADYS KNIGHT; Thu., Aug. 7 in Asheville, N.C., at Biltmore Estate. 1- 800-411-3812 or www.biltmore.com.

B.B. KING; Fri., Aug. 8 in Asheville, N.C., at Biltmore Estate. 1-800-411-3812 or www.biltmore.com.

REO SPEEDWAGON; Sat., Aug. 9 in Asheville, N.C., at Biltmore Estate. 1-800-411-3812 or www.biltmore.com.

BEACH BOYS; Fri., Aug. 15 in Asheville, N.C., at Biltmore Estate. 1- 800-411-3812 or www.biltmore.com.

NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALL STARS; Wed., May 21 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road). 1-502-584-8088 or www.ticketmaster.com

SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS; Sun., May 25 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road). 1-502-584-8088 or www.ticketmaster.com

EDWIN McCAIN BAND; Tue., June 17 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road). 1-502- 584-8088 or www.ticketmaster.com

ROD STEWART with BRYAN ADAMS; Fri., Aug. 8 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

VANS WARPED TOUR; Wed., July 30 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with CUTTHROAT SHAMROCK; Thu., May 22 in downtown Knoxville, Tenn., as part of the FREE concert series Sundown in the City. Show begins at 6 p.m. at Market Square.

CITIZEN COPE; Thu., June 12 in downtown Knoxville, Tenn., as part of the FREE concert series Sundown in the City. Show begins at 6 p.m. at Market Square.

MARC BROUSSARD with ERICK BAKER; Thu., June 19 in downtown Knoxville, Tenn., as part of the FREE concert series Sundown in the City. Show begins at 6 p.m. at Market Square.

THE EVERYBYDYFIELDS with AMY LaVERE; Thu., June 26 in downtown Knoxville, Tenn., as part of the FREE concert series Sundown in the City. Show begins at 6 p.m. at Market Square.

THE WILD MAGNOLIAS; Thu., July 3 in downtown Knoxville, Tenn., as part of the FREE concert series Sundown in the City. Show begins at 6 p.m. at Market

Square.

JONAS BROTHERS with AVRIL LAVIGNE; Mon., July 28 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

CHICAGO with THE DOOBIE BROTHERS; Tue., June 17 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

POISON with DOKKEN and SEBASTIAN BACH; Sat., Aug. 16 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

HERMAN’S HERMITS with THE GRASS ROOTS and THE BUCKINGHAMS; Thu., June 12 in Kettering, Ohio (near Cincinnati) at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Rd). 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

BOZ SCAGGS; Sat., June 28 in Kettering, Ohio (near Cincinnati) at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Rd). 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

RINGO STARR & HIS ALLSTAR BAND; Tue., July 8 in Kettering, Ohio (near Cincinnati) at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Rd). 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

RILO KELLY; Wed., June 11 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave). 1-866-468-7630 or www.ticketweb.com

JIMMY BUFFET; Thu., July 17 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND with TIM REYNOLDS & TR3; Tue., Aug. 5 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

SEETHER; Wed., May 21 in Covington, Ky., at Madison Theater. 1- 859-491-2444 or www.ticketmaster.com

X with DETROIT COBRAS; Wed., May 28 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave). 1-866-468-7630 or www.ticketweb.com

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND with WILLIE NELSON; Fri., Aug. 1 in Louisville at Louisville Slugger Field (401 E. Main St.). 1-502-212-2287 or www.ticketmaster.com

JAMES TAYLOR; Wed., June 11 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS; Sat., June 14 in Asheville, N.C., at Asheville Civic Center (87 Haywood Rd.). Tickets, $45.00 and $68.00, on sale now. 1-828-251-5505 or www.ticketmaster.com

THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND VOLUNTEER JAM featuring The Charlie Daniels Band, .38 Special and Shooter Jennings; Fri., July 4 in Blue Ash, Ohio, near Cincinnati, at Blue Sports Center (11540 Grooms Road). Ticket info not yet available.

IRIS DeMENT; Fri., June 27 in Asheville, N.C., at the Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall. 1-828-232-5800.

BONNAROO 2008 featuring PEARL JAM, METALLICA, ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS, THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, THE RACONTEURS, WILLIE NELSON, JACK JOHNSON, KANYE WEST, LITTLE FEAT, DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS, THE FELICE BROTHERS and others; Thu.-Sun., June 12-15 in Manchester, Tenn. www.bonnaroo.com

RUSH; Mon., June 30 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

ALICIA KEYS; Sat., May 31 in Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena. 1-513- 421-4111 or www.ticketmaster.com

RICHARD MARX; Fri., July 25 in Prestonsburg at Mountain Arts Center (50 Hal Rogers Drive). 1-888- 622-2787.

THE LETTERMEN; Fri., July 11 in Prestonsburg at Mountain Arts Center (50 Hal Rogers Drive). 1-888- 622-2787.

ROWDY FRYNDS TOUR featuring Hank Williams Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd; Fri., May 30 in Lexington at Rupp Arena (430 W. Vine St.). 1-859-233-3535 or www.ticketmaster.com

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS with STEVE WINWOOD; Thu., July 3 in Noblesville, Ind., near Indianapolis, at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (12880 E 146th). 1-317-776-8181 or www.ticketmaster.com

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS with STEVE WINWOOD; Tue., July 8 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS with STEVE WINWOOD; Fri., July 11 in Charlotte, N.C., at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. 1-704-549-1292 or www.ticketmaster.com

COUNTRY

& BLUEGRASS

JOE DIFFIE with DANIEL LEE MARTIN; Sat., May 31 in Johnson City, Tenn., at Freedom Hall Civic Center. 1-423-282-1257.

CONFEDERATE RAILROAD with MARK FARNER; Sun., Aug. 17 in Johnson City, Tenn., at Freedom Hall Civic Center. 1-423-282-1257.

BRAD PAISLEY with JEWEL, CHUCK WICKS and JULIANNE HOUGH; Sat., Aug. 16 in Louisville at Freedom Hall (937 Philips Lane). 1- 800-231-8085 or www.ticketmaster.com

BROOKS & DUNN with ZZ TOP; Thu., Aug. 14 in Louisville at Freedom Hall (937 Philips Lane). 1- 800-231-8085 or www.ticketmaster.com

RICKY SKAGGS; Mon., Sept. 29 in Pikeville at Eastern Kentucky Expo Center (126 Main Street). 1-606-433- 1793 or 1-606-444-5500 or www.ticketmaster.com

KENNY ROGERS with SAVANNAH BLACK; Tue., Aug. 19 in Kettering, Ohio (near Cincinnati) at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Rd). 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

KENNY CHESNEY with LeANN RIMES; Thu., July 31 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

RASCAL FLATTS; Sun., Aug. 24 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. Ticket sales begin Sat., June 28 at 10 a.m. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

BRAD PAISLEY with JEWEL; Fri., July 11 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. Ticket sales begin Sat., May 31 at 10 a.m. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

KATHY MATTEA; Sat., June 14 in Whitesburg at Letcher County Central High School Gym as part of Seedtime on the Cumberland festival. 1-606-633-0108.

DARRELL SCOTT with WAYNE SCOTT; Fri., June 13 in Whitesburg at Appalshop as part of Seedtime on the Cumberland festival. 1-606-633-0108.

TRAVIS TRITT; Sat., July 26 in downtown Asheville, N.C., for the 30th annual Bele Chere Festival. Time and location of show to be announced.

GARY ALLAN with JAMES OTTO; Thu., Aug. 7 in Kettering, Ohio (near Cincinnati) at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Rd). Ticket sales begin Sat., Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. 1-937-296- 3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

LORETTA LYNN; Fri., Nov. 14 in Ashland, Ky., at Paramount Arts Center (1300 Winchester Ave.). 1-606-324-3175.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD with JASON MICHAEL CARROLL; Sat., June 14 in Huntington, W.Va., at Big Sandy Superstore Arena (1 Civic Center Plaza). www.ticketmaster.com or 1-304- 696-4400.

MERLE HAGGARD; Thu., Aug. 7 in Cincinnati National City Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

ROBERT EARL KEEN with JYPSI JUNE; Thu. May 29 in downtown Knoxville, Tenn., as part of the FREE concert series Sundown in the City. Show begins at 6 p.m. at Market Square.

WILLIE NELSON; Tue., June 17 in Kettering, Ohio (near Cincinnati) at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Rd). 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

JOHN BERRY; Sat., Nov. 8 in Ashland, Ky., at Paramount Arts Center (1300 Winchester Ave.). 1-606-324-3175.

BROOKS & DUNN; Sat., June 14 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

RICKY SKAGGS; Sat., June 14 in Ashland, Ky., at Paramount Arts Center (1300 Winchester Ave.). 1-606-324-3175.

HALFWAY TO HAZARD; Fri., July 18 in Prestonsburg at Mountain Arts Center (50 Hal Rogers Drive). 1- 888-622-2787.

TIM McGRAW with JASON ALDEAN and HALFWAY TO HAZARD; Wed., May 21 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220 or www.ticketmaster.com

BILLY CURRINGTON; Sat., May 31 in Prestonsburg at Mountain Arts Center (50 Hal Rogers Drive). 1- 888-622-2787.

PAM TILLIS with DANIEL LEE MARTIN; Sat., May 31 in Johnson City, Tenn., at Freedom Hall Civic Center. 1-423-282-1257.

JAZZ, CLASSICAL, ETC.

KENNY G; Fri., June 27 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Tennessee Theatre (604 South Gay Street). 1-865-656- 4444.

CHRIS BOTTI with JOHN PIZZARELLI; Fri., June 27 in Kettering, Ohio (near Cincinnati) at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Rd). 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

BRAVE COMBO; Tue., July 15 in Kettering, Ohio (near Cincinnati) at Fraze Pavilion (695 Lincoln Park Rd). 1-937-296-3300 or www.ticketmaster.com

THE GALA OF INTERNATIONAL BALLET STARS; Aug. 9 in Cincinnati at The Aronoff Center for the Arts (650 Walnut Street). 1-513- 621-2787.

MOSCOW BALLET’S GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER; Fri., Dec. 5 in Asheville, N.C., at Asheville Civic Center (87 Haywood Rd.). Tickets, $45.00 and $68.00, on sale now. 1-828-251-5505 or www.ticketmaster.com

STAGE & COMEDY

BRIAN REGAN; Sun., June 8 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Tennessee Theatre (604 South Gay Street). 1-865-656- 4444.

CARLOS MENCIA; Thu., Sept. 4 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Tennessee Theatre (604 South Gay Street). 1-865- 656-4444.

CARLOS MENCIA; Wed., Nov. 12 in Cincinnati at Taft Theatre (317 E. 5th Street). 1-513-721-8883 or www.ticketmaster.com

CARLOS MENCIA; Sun., Nov. 23 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). 1-502- 583-4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

JIM GAFFIGAN: THE SEXY TOUR; Fri., Dec. 12 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). 1-502-583-4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

JERSEY BOYS (A musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons); Wed., May 21 through Sun., June 15 in Cincinnati at The Aronoff Center for the Arts (650 Walnut Street). 1-513-621- 2787.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR; Tue.-Wed., May 27-28 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). 1-502-583-4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

OTHER

AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE TOUR 2008; Sat., Aug. 16 in Lexington at Rupp Arena (430 W. Vine St.). 1-859-233-3535 or www.ticketmaster.com

DISNEY LIVE! WINNIE THE POOH; Fri., Sept. 19 in Huntington, W.Va., at Big Sandy Superstore Arena (1 Civic Center Plaza). www.ticketmaster.com or 1-304-696-4400.

SESAME STREET LIVE: ELMO MAKES MUSIC; Fri.-Sun., May 23-25 in Huntington, W.Va., at Big Sandy Superstore Arena (1 Civic Center Plaza). www.ticketmaster.com or 1-304-696-4400.


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