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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 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.). Tickets, $20, go on sale Sunday, May 20 at 1 p.m., and are available only through www.theorangepeel.net or www.ticketweb.com. Two-ticket limit per person; tickets must be picked up at box office on night of show.

ZZ TOP; Thu., May 17 at 8 p.m. in Pikeville at Eastern Kentucky Expo Center (126 Main Street). Tickets, $33 to $57, on sale now. 1-606-433-1793 or 1-606-444- 5500 or 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.

SCOTT MILLER (solo); Sat., July 21 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; Sun., July 1 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.). Tickets for July 26 show on sale Sat., May 12 at 10 a.m. 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.

CHRIS CORNELL; Tue., May 29 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). 1-502-583- 4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

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

INCUBUS; Sun., July 29 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- 684-1200 or 1-877-995-9961.

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; 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.

REV. HORTON HEAT with MURDER BY DEATH; Fri., May 25 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Blue Cats (125 E. Jackson Ave.). 1-865-544-4300.

HATEBREED with GOD FORBID, EVERYGREEN TERRACE, TERROR, THE ACACIA STRAIN and AFTER THE BURIAL; Mon., May 28 in Knoxville, Tenn., at Blue Cats (125 E. Jackson Ave.). 1-865-544-4300.

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

BRIAN AUGER’S OBLIVION EXPRESS; Fri., May 25 in Lexington at The Dame (156 West Main). 1-800-594-8499.

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.

BOW WOW & FRIENDS; Sat., May 12 in Louisville at Louisville Gardens (525 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.). 1-502-574- 0086 or www.ticketmaster.com

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- 684-1200 or 1-877-995-9961.

THE WAILERS with BRETT DENNEN; Thu., May 4 at 7 p.m. in Knoxville, Tenn., for the free Sundown in the City concert series on Market Square.

GIN BLOSSOMS with VERTIGO; Thu., May 17 at 7 p.m. in Knoxville, Tenn., for the free Sundown in the City concert series on Market Square.

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

GODSMACK; Fri., May 4 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). 1-502-583-4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

KINGS OF LEON; Mon., May 21 in Louisville at Headliners Music Hall (1386 Lexington Road). 1-502-584- 8088.

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

KINGS OF LEON; Thu., May 24 in Cincinnati at Bogarts (2621 Vine Street). 1-513-872-8801 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.

ROBERT EARL KEEN; Thu., May 17 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

DAMIEN RICE; Sat., May 26 in Louisville at the Louisville Palace (625 Fourth Ave.). 1-502-583-4555 ext. 221 or www.ticketmaster.com

TAPES ‘N TAPES; Thu., May 24 in Newport, Ky., at the Southgate House (24 East 3rd St.). 1-510-594- 1400 or www.ticketweb.com

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

JOHNNY WINTER; Sat., May 26 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Bijou Theatre. 1-865-656-4444.

BLESSID UNION OF SOULS; Fri., May 25 in Covington, Ky., at the Madison Theater (730 Madison Ave.) 1-859-491-2444.

JOHNNY WINTER; Fri., May 25 in Asheville, N.C., at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave.). 1-866-468-7630.

FALL OUT BOY with +44, The Academy Is, Paul Wall and Cobra Starship; Mon., May 21 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232- 6220 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.

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE; Tue., May 29 in Knoxville, Tenn., at the Bijou Theatre. 1-865-656-4444.

COUNTRY

& BLUEGRASS

TRACE ADKINS; Fri., May 18 in Johnson City, Tenn., at Freedom Hall Civic Center. 1-423-461-4884 or 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.

DAVID DAVIS & WARRIOR RIVER BOYS; Fri., May 18 at 7 p.m. in downtown Kingsport, Tenn., for the Bluegrass on Broad Concert Series. FREE ADMISSION.

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

CHARLIE LOUVIN; Fri., May 25 in Asheville, N.C., at the Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall (185 Clingman Ave.). 1-828-232-5800.

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

ALAN JACKSON/BROOKS & DUNN with CATHERINE BRITT and JAKE OWEN; Sun., May 20 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. 1-513-232-6220 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

SESAME STREET LIVE: SUPER GROVER! READY FOR ACTION; Fri., May 25 in Huntington, W.Va., at Big Sandy Superstore Arena. 1-304-696-4400 or www.ticketmaster.com

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

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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