Summer Music Preview 2014

Contributing Music WriterMay 23, 2014 

  • VENUE INFORMATION

    LEXINGTON AND CENTRAL KENTUCKY

    Al's Bar. 601 N. Limestone. (859) 309-2901. Alsbarlexington.com.

    Buster's Billiards & Backroom. 899 Manchester St. (859) 368-8871. Bustersbb.com.

    Cosmic Charlie's. 388 Woodland Ave. (859) 309-9499. Cosmic-charlies.com.

    EKU Center for the Arts. 521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond. (859) 353-6382. Ekucenter.com.

    Festival of the Bluegrass. At Kentucky Horse Park Campground, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy. (859) 253-0806. Festivalofthebluegrass.com.

    Highbridge Cave. 3830 Highbridge Rd., Wilmore (859) 225-4020. Troubashow.com.

    Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center. 300 E. Third St. (859) 280-2218. Lexingtonlyric.com.

    Mecca. 948 Manchester St. (859) 254-9790. Meccadance.com.

    Moon Tower Music Festival. At Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moore Mill Rd., Midway. (859) 846-9463. Moontowermusicfestival.com.

    Natasha's Bistro. 112 Esplanade. (859) 259-2754. Beetnik.com.

    Parlay Social. 257 W. Short. (859) 244-1932. Parlaysocial.com.

    Paulie's Toasted Barrel. 517 W. Main. (859) 327-3333. Pauliestoastedbarrel.com

    Redmon's. 269 W. Main. (859) 252-5802.

    Renfro Valley Entertainment Center. 2380 Richmond St., Renfro Valley. 1-800-765-7464. Renfrovalley.com.

    Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg. (800) 734-5611. Shakervillageky.org.

    Southland Jamboree. Outside Collins Bowling Center, 205 Southland Dr. (859) 276-4692. Soutlandjamboree.org.

    University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts. 405 Rose St. (859) 257-4929. Singletarycenter.com.

    Willie's Locally Known. 805 N.Broadway. (859) 281-1116. Willieslex.com.

    WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour. At Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center. 300 E. Third St. (859) 252-8888. Woodsongs.com.

    WUKY Phoenix Fridays. At Phoenix Park, W. Main and S. Limestone. (859) 257-3221. Wuky.org.

    LOUISVILLE AREA

    Brown Theatre. 315 West Broadway. 1-800-775-7777. Kentuckycenter.org.

    Forecastle Festival. At Waterfront Park, 129 E. River Rd. Forecastlefest.com.

    Kentucky State Fair. At Freedom Hall or Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Ln. (502) 367-5000. Kystatefair.org.

    Headliners Music Hall. 1386 Lexington Rd. (502) 584-8088.Headlinerslouisville.com.

    Iroquois Amphitheater. 1080 Amphitheater Rd. (502) 368-5865. Iroquoisamphitheater.com.

    Kentucky Center for the Arts. 502 West Main. 1-800-775-7777. Kentuckycenter.org.

    KFC Yum Center. 1 Arena Plaza. (502) 690-9000. Kfcyumcenter.com

    Louisville Palace. 625 S. Fourth St. Louisvillepalace.com.

    Mercury Ballroom. 611 S. Fourth St. (502) 583-4555. Mercuryballroom.com.

    Waterfront Park. 129 E. River Rd. (502) 574-3768. Louisvillewaterfront.com/events.

    CINCINNATI AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY

    Bogart's. 2621 Vine St., Cincinnati. (513) 872-8801. Bogarts.com.

    Fraze Pavilion. 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering, Ohio. (937) 296-3300. Fraze.com.

    Macy's Music Festival. At Paul Brown Stadium, 6 Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati. (513) 455-4999. Macysmusicfestival.com.

    Riverbend Music Center and PNC Pavilion. 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati. (513) 232-6220. Riverbend.org.

    Bunbury Festival, Buckle Up Festival and Cincinnati Blues Festival. At Sawyer Point Park. 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati. (513) 352-6180. Bunburyfestival.com, Buckleupfestival.com, Cincybluesfest.com.

    The Southgate House Revival. 111 E. Sixth St., Newport. (859) 431-2201. Southgatehouse.com.

    Taft Theatre. 317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati. (513) 232-6220. Tafttheatre.org.

    20th Century Theatre. 3021 Madison Rd. (513) 731-8000. The20thcenturytheatre.com.

    U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Cincinnati. (513) 421-4111. Usbankarena.com.

    EASTERN KENTUCKY

    Paramount Arts Center. 1300 Winchester Ave., Ashland. (606) 324-3175. Paramountartscenter.com.

    Master Musicians Festival. At Somerset Community College, Somerset. (606) 677-6000. Mastermusiciansfestival.com.

    Mountain Arts Center. 50 Hal Rogers Dr., Prestonsburg. (606) 889-9125. Macarts.com.

What sound and locale best suits your summer?

Maybe it's jazz in the vineyards. Perhaps it's bluegrass in a cave. How about country in the ballpark? Pop in an arena? Then again, you just might go for the thrill of rock 'n' roll in the great outdoors, in which case a multiday festival might be your ticket.

We have it all right here in our annual Summer Music Preview, a rundown of more than 260 performances through Labor Day, Sept. 1, within a two-hour drive of Lexington.

From neighborhood jams to stadium-size spectacles and from the deepest of musical traditions to the newest outreaches of progressive pop, it's here.

Local highlights include shows by icons Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn and the return of the Festival of the Bluegrass.

But for the summer's huge shows — by the likes of Beyoncé and Jay Z, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry — a road trip to Louisville or Cincinnati will be required.

The summer, and the fabulous music that comes with it, is in your hands.Below is a list of concerts within a two-hour drive of Lexington. Information about venues and their contact information is in the box to the right.

Any event listed here is subject to change, so be sure to call for updated ticket information, especially for shows requiring a road trip.

MAY

Skrillex, Dillon Francis, others. Waterfront Park, Louisville. 6:30 p.m. May 26. $35-$45.

Turbo Fruits, Tesla Rossa, others. Cosmic Charlie's. 10 p.m. May 27. $10.

Southland Jamboree: Southland Drive. 7 p.m. May 27. Free.

Dolly Parton. EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond. 8 p.m. May 27. Sold out.

Conor Oberst, Dawes. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. May 27. $27.50.

J Wail. Cosmic Charlie's. 10 p.m. May 28. $8.

Spanish Gold, The Broken Spurs, Starbilly. Waterfront Park, Louisville. 5 p.m. May 28. Free.

Arpetrio, Jon Dose. Cosmic Charlie's. 10 p.m. May 29. $10.

Lady Antebellum, Billy Currington, Joe Nichols. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 7 p.m. May 30. $25.25-$50.

Tye Tribbett. Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville. 8 p.m. May 30. Free.

Les McCann, Javon Jackson, Tee Dee Young, Lee Hartley. Lyric Theatre 7 p.m. May 31. $20-$75.

Aaron Tippin. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. 8 p.m. May 31. $31-$41.

JUNE

Lexington Jazz Festival. Featuring Kim Pensyl, others. 1 p.m. June 1. Talon Winery, 7086 Tates Creek Rd. $30. Lexingtonjazzf3estival.com.

Il Divo. 7:30 p.m. June 1. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $45-$65.

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour: The Kruger Brothers. 7 p.m. June 2. Lyric Theatre. $10.

Cher. 7:30 p.m. June 2. KFC Yum Center, Louisville. $25.50-$131.

Southland Jamboree: The Velvet Blue. 7 p.m. June 3. Free.

Rod Stewart, Santana. 7:30 p.m. June 3. KFC Yum Center, Louisville. $55.50-$144.50.

Hank III. 8 p.m. June 3. Mercury Ballroom, Louisville. $20.

Zomboy, Cookie Monsta. 8 p.m. June 4. Mercury Ballroom, Louisville. $22.

Phil Lee and Tommy Womack. 9 p.m. June 5. Natasha's Bistro. $10.

Scorpion Child, Crobot. 9 p.m. June 6. Buster's. $5.

Corey Kenton. 8 p.m. June 6. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. $15.

Midwest Music Festival. Featuring Charlie Wilson, Chaka Khan, Ginuwine, Lyfe Jennings. 7:30 p.m. June 6. KFC Yum Center, Louisville. $65-$85.

■ Featuring Toni Braxton, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Anthony Hamilton, others. 7:30 p.m. June 7. $65-$85.

Willie Nelson and Family, Alison Krauss and Union Station, The Wild Feathers. 5:30 p.m. June 6. Waterfront Park, Louisville. $55-$65.

The Monkees. 8 p.m. June 6. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $36-$81.50.

The Sam Bush Band. 8:30 p.m. June 6. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $24.

Paul Rodgers. 8 p.m. June 6. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $35-$60.

Conor Oberst, Dawes. 9 p.m. June 7. Buster's. $27, $30.

Loretta Lynn. 8 p.m. June 7. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. $55-$65.

Murder by Death, The Foxery. 8 p.m. June 7. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. $15-$17.

Joe Ely. 8 p.m. June 7. The Southgate House Revival, Newport. $20-$25.

Skinny Lester. 8:30 p.m. June 7. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $11.

The McLain Family Band. 5 p.m. June 8. Highbridge Cave, Wilmore. $10-$20.

Dopapod. 9 p.m. June 8. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. $10-$12.

Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Will Downing. 7:30 p.m. June 8. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $35-$50.

Best of Bluegrass festival. June 9-12. Various venues, Lexington. Bluegrasslex.com.

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour: Special Consensus. 7 p.m. June 9. Lyric Theatre. $10.

■ Lonesome River Band, Town Mountain. 8 p.m. June 9. Natasha's Bistro. Free.

■ The Roys. 8 p.m. June 10. Willie's Locally Known. Free.

■ Blind Ricky. 8 p.m. June 10. Al's Bar. Free.

■ Southland Jamboree: Newtown. 7 p.m. June 10. Free.

■ Steep Canyon Rangers. Paulie's Toasted Barrel. 9 p.m. June 11. Free.

■ Larry Cordle. Parlay Social. 8 p.m. June 11. Free.

Red Barn Radio: Misty Mountain String Band. 7 p.m. June 11. ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. Free.

■ Thursday Night Live: Dale Ann Bradley. 5:30 p.m. June 12. Cheapside Park, Cheapside and Main St. Free.

■ Stone Cold Grass. 8 p.m. June 12. Parlay Social. Free.

■ Bartley Brothers. 8 p.m. June 12. Redmon's. Free.

Band of Skulls, Deap Vally. 8 p.m. June 9. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. $17-$19.

Lindsey Sterling. 7:30 p.m. June 10. Mercury Ballroom, Louisville. $29.50.

Phosphorescent, Courtney Barnett. 9 p.m. June 10. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. $18-$20.

Mother Falco, Bright Moments. 10 p.m. June 11. Cosmic Charlie's. $10.

Jeff Tweedy. 7:30 p.m. June 11. Brown Theatre, Louisville. $40.

Kaiser Chiefs, Streets of Laredo. 8 p.m. June 11. Mercury Ballroom, Louisville. $22.50.

The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos. 8 p.m. June 11. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. $12.50-$15.

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers. 8 p.m. June 11. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $14.

Santana. 8 p.m. June 11. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $64.50-$99.50.

Festival of the Bluegrass. June 12-15. Kentucky Horse Park Campground, Lexington.

■ Mountain Heart, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, others. 7 p.m. June 12. $25-$105.

■ The Gibson Brothers, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Claire Lynch Band, others. 1 p.m. June 13. $45-$105.

■ The Seldom Scene, The Grascals, 23 String Band, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, others. 1 p.m. June 14. $50-$105.

■ Dry Branch Fire Squad, Kentucky Blue. 10 a.m. June 15. $10-$105.

Malcolm Holcombe. 8 p.m. June 12. Natasha's Bistro. $8.

The Presidents of the United States. 7 p.m. June 12. Bogart's, Cincinnati. $20.

Steep Canyon Rangers. 8 p.m. June 12. 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati. $20-$25.

Drive-By Truckers. 9 p.m. June 13. Buster's. $25-$28.

Secret Someones. 10 p.m. June 13. Cosmic Charlie's. $8.

Jeff Bates. 8 p.m. June 13. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. $20-$30.

Zac Brown Band. 7 p.m. June 13. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $26-$66.

Broken Bells, Yvette. 9 p.m. June 13. Mercury Ballroom, Louisville. $18.50.

Sundy Best. 8 p.m. June 13. Mountain Arts Center, Prestonsburg. $20.

Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers. 8 p.m. June 14. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. $35-$45.

Arctic Monkeys. 8 p.m. June 14. Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville. Sold out.

Ray LaMontagne. 7:30 p.m. June 14. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $29-$51.50.

Alejandro Escovedo. 7:30 p.m. June 15. Natasha's Bistro. $25.

Backstreet Boys, Avril Lavigne. 7:30 p.m. June 15. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $21.50-$146.50.

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour: Carlene Carter, Jason D. Williams. 7 p.m. June 16. TBA.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. 8 p.m. June 16. Louisville Palace, Louisville. $29.50-$55.

Southland Jamboree: Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley. 7 p.m. June 17. Free.

Lionel Richie, CeeLo Green. 7:30 p.m. June 17. KFC Yum Center, Louisville. $46.50-$120.

Elvis Costello. 8 p.m. June 17. Louisville Palace, Louisville. $25-$85.

Jake Bugg. 8 p.m. June 17. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. $20-$23.

Sleigh Bells. 8 p.m. June 17. Bogart's, Cincinnati. $18.50.

Ana Popovic. 8:30 p.m. June 19. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $16.

Dustin Lynch. 8 p.m. June 20. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. $20-$24.

Broken Bells, Elf Power. 8 p.m. June 20. Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville. $30.50.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood. 8:30 p.m. June 20. Mercury Ballroom, Louisville. $18.50.

Brad Paisley, Randy Houser, Leah Turner, Charlie Worsham. 7 p.m. June 20. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $25-$60.25.

NRBQ, Rob Fetters. 8 p.m. June 20. The Southgate House Revival, Newport. $20-$25.

Mountain Heart. 8 p.m. June 20. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $5.

Jeff Clair and Half Past Lonesome. 8 p.m. June 21. Natasha's Bistro. $10.

John Anderson. 8 p.m. June 21. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. $25-$35.

Chris Botti and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. 8 p.m. June 21. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $25-$70. (513) 381-3300.

Typhoon. 8:30 p.m. June 21. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $13.

WUKY Phoenix Fridays: Simone Felice, Dawn Landes. 5 p.m. June 22. Phoenix Park. Free.

Lionel Richie, CeeLo Green. 7:30 p.m. June 22. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $21.50-$121.50.

Under the Streetlamp, Gentleman's Rule. 7 p.m. June 22. Kentucky Center for the Arts, Louisville. $20-$50.

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour: NRBQ, Sundy Best. 7 p.m. June 23. Lyric Theatre. $20.

Southland Jamboree: Mountain Connection. 7 p.m. June 24. Free.

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour: Judy Collins, Ari Hest. 7 p.m. June 24. Lyric Theatre. $25.

The Old 97s. 8 p.m. June 24. The Southgate House Revival, Newport. $22.

Journey, Steve Miller Band, Tower of Power. 6:45 p.m. June 25. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $34.50-$141.50.

Gordon Lightfoot. 8 p.m. June 26. Singletary Center for the Arts. $40-$60.

Brandon Seabrook, Judith Berkson. 8 p.m. June 26. Mecca. $5.

Paul McCartney. 8 p.m. June 26. KFC Yum Center, Louisville. $26.50-$250.

Dave Rawlings Machine. 8 p.m. June 26. Brown Theatre, Louisville. $32.75.

Sarah Jarosz. 8 p.m. June 26. 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati. $17.

Jeff Foxworthy. 8 p.m. June 26. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $37.50-$75.

Bruno Mars. 8 p.m. June 27. U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati. $49.50-$99.50.

Fifth Harmony, Before You Exit. 7:30 p.m. June 27. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $26.50.

Gordon Lightfoot. 8 p.m. June 27. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $30-$50.

The Oak Ridge Boys. 8 p.m. June 28. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. $35-$45.

Beyoncé and Jay Z. 8 p.m. June 28. Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati. $40.50-$215.

O.A.R., Phillip Phillips. 6:30 p.m. June 28. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $37.50-$39.50.

Ziggy Marley. 8 p.m. June 28. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $28-$35.

Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers. 7:30 p.m. June 28. Paramount Arts Center, Ashland. $36-$48.

Umphrey's McGee. 6 p.m. June 28. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $20-$35.

Scott Stapp. 8 p.m. June 29. Buster's. $25-$28.

Tim McGraw, Kip Moore, Cassadee Pope. 7 p.m. June 29. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $26-$65.75.

Darius Rucker, Joel Crouse. 7:30 p.m. June 29. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. Sold out.

Cut Copy, Classixx. 9 p.m. June 30. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. $22-$25.

JULY

Billy Joe Shaver. 8 p.m. July 1. Willie's Locally Known. TBA.

Southland Jamboree: Cane Run Bluegrass. 7 p.m. July 1. Free.

Xavier Rudd, Ash Grunwald. 8 p.m. July 1. Mercury Ballroom, Louisville. $23.50.

Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, Plain White Ts. 6:45 p.m. July 1. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $21.50-$91.50.

John Hiatt and the Combo, The Robert Cray Band. 8 p.m. July 1. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $30-$42.

Deltron 30, 30. 8 p.m. July 1. Bogart's, Cincinnati. $22.50.

Julianne Hough, Derek Hough. 8 p.m. July 2. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $31.50-$56.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band. 8 p.m. July 2. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. Sold out.

The Neighbourhood. 8 p.m. July 3. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. $25.

Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliott, Alex Bugnon. 7:30 p.m. July 5. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $32-$132.

Red, White & Boom 2014. Featuring Lee Brice, Cole Swindell, Jerrod Niemann, Eric Pasley, Lucy Hale, Sundy Best, Angaleena Presley, others. Whitaker Bank Ballpark, 207 Legends Ln., Lexington. July 5, 6. Sold out.

New Edition, Doug E. Fresh. 7 p.m. July 6. KFC Yum Center, Louisville. $46.50-$96.50.

Julianne Hough, Derek Hough. 7:30 p.m. July 6. Louisville Palace, Louisville. $41.50-$85.

Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper. 7 p.m. July 6. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $21.50-$121.50.

Earth, Wind & Fire. 7:30 p.m. July 6. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $41-$46.

Brand New, Kevin Devine, Dinosaur Pile-Up. 7:30 p.m. July 7. Mercury Ballroom, Louisville. $32.

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Rick Springfield. 7:30 p.m. July 8. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $43.50-$53.50.

Southland Jamboree: Michael Cleveland. 7 p.m. July 8. Free.

Dave Matthews Band. 7 p.m. July 9. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $37-$71.50.

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. 8 p.m. July 9. 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati. $25.

AJ Ghent Band. 8 p.m. July 10. Natasha's Bistro. $10.

311. 7:30 p.m. July 10. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $41.50-$46.

Scott Miller. 8 p.m. July 10. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $11.

Iamdominquelee. 8 p.m. July 11. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. $15-$20.

Master Musicians Festival. July 11-12. Somerset Community College, Somerset.

■ Sundy Best, Willie Watson, The Little Ship, others. 5 p.m. July 11. $20-$60.

■ Counting Crows, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Apache Relay, Stoll Vaughan, others. 11:30 a.m. July 12. $45-$60.

Bunbury Music Festival. July 11-13. Sawyer Point Park, Cincinnati.

■ Empire of the Sun, Veruca Salt, Heartless Bastards, Fitz and the Tantrums, Cage the Elephant, others. 2 p.m. July 11. $65-145.

■ Fall Out Boy, Foxy Shazam, Andrew W.K., Paramore, Cults, others. 2 p.m. July 12. $65-145.

■ The Flaming Lips, Holy Ghost!, Young the Giant, The Orwells, ZZ Ward, others. 2 p.m. July 13. $65-145.

Earl Thomas Conley. 8 p.m. July 11. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. $25-$35.

Sarah McLachlan. 8 p.m. July 11. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $36-$77.

Roshchambeux, Alcatraz Shakedown, Chimarra. 10 p.m. July 12. Cosmic Charlie's. $8.

Rick Springfield. 8 p.m. July 13. Louisville Palace, Louisville. $37.50-$225.

The Go-Gos, Patty Smyth, Martha Davis and The Motels, Cutting Crew, Naked Eyes. 7:30 p.m. July 13. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $35-$70.

Southland Jamboree: Laurel River Line. 7 p.m. July 15. Free.

Kiss, Def Leppard. 7 p.m. July 15. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $32.50-$171.50.

Vans Warped Tour. 11 a.m. July 16. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $31.75.

Nappy Roots. 9 p.m. July 17. Mercury Ballroom, Louisville. $13.

Mic Harrison and the High Score. July 18. The Green Lantern, 497 W. Third, Lexington. $5. (859) 242-9539.

TG Sheppard, Moe Bandy. 8 p.m. July 18. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. $25-$35.

Forecastle Festival. July 18-20. Waterfront Park, Louisville.

■ Outkast, Spoon, Gary Clark Jr., JJ Grey and Mofro, The Black Lips, Willie Watson, others. July 18. $74.50-$199.50.

■ Jack White, Band of Horses, Dwight Yoakam, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Jason Isbell, others. July 19. $74.50-$199.50.

■ Beck, The Replacements, Ray LaMontagne, Nickel Creek, Trampled by Turtles, others. July 20. $74.50-$199.50.

Buckle Up Festival. July 18-20. Sawyer Point Park, Cincinnati. $65-$145.

■ Alabama, Eli Young Band, Jamey Johnson, Marty Stuart, Sturgill Simpson, others. 2 p.m. July 18.

■ Willie Nelson, Old Crow Medicine Show, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Drive-By Truckers, Emmylou Harris, others. 2 p.m. July 19.

■ The Band Perry, Thompson Square, Corey Smith, David Nail, Dylan Scott, Sam Hunt, others. 2 p.m. July 20.

Casting Crowns, King & Country. 8 p.m. July 18. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $27-$35.

Montgomery Gentry. 8 p.m. July 19. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. $40-$57.

Ashley Monroe, Logan Brill. P7:30 p.m. July 19. Paramount Arts Center, Ashland. $16-$53.

Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton. 7:30 p.m. July 19. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. TBA.

Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler, Uncle Kracker. 7 p.m. July 20. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $25-$45.

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band. 8 p.m. July 21. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $36-$136.

Southland Jamboree: Dean Osborne. 7 p.m. July 22. Free.

Maxwell. 8 p.m. July 22. Louisville Palace, Louisville. $39.50-$125.

Aerosmith, Slash, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. 7:30 p.m. July 22. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $31.50-$171.50.

Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin and The Guilty Ones. 8 p.m. July 23. The Southgate House Revival, Newport. $25-$35.

Bob Schneider, Dawn & Hawkes. 8 p.m. July 24. Mercury Ballroom, Louisville. $18.50.

Matt Nathanson, Gavin Degraw, Andrew McMahon. 7 p.m. July 24. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $35.

WUKY Phoenix Fridays: Saintseneca, Warren Byrom and the Small Batch. Phoenix Park. 5 p.m. July 25. Free.

Macy's Music Festival. July 25-26. Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati. $45-$85.

■ Charlie Wilson, Robin Thicke, Chaka Khan, others. 7:30 p.m. July 25.

■ New Edition, Ne-Yo, Keyshia Cole, others. 7:30 p.m. July 26.

Hot Tuna acoustic trio. 8 p.m. July 25. Northern Kentucky University Greaves Concert Hall, 1 Louie B. Nunn Dr. Highland Heights. $25-$30. (859) 572-6399

John Fogerty. 8 p.m. July 25. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $49-$81.50.

Michael W. Smith. 7 p.m. July 25. Paramount Arts Center, Ashland. $25-$46.

The Romantics, Tommy Tutone. 8 p.m. July 25. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $5.

Matt Nathanson, Andrew McMahon, Matt MacKelcan. 8:30 p.m. July 26. Mercury Ballroom, Louisville. $30.

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Drake White. 7:30 p.m. July 26. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. TBA.

Moontower Music Festival. Featuring Moon Taxi, Sundy Best, others. 10 a.m. July 26. Equus Run Vineyards, Midway. $45.

Yacht Rock Revue. 8:30 p.m. July 27. Mercury Ballroom, Louisville. $12.

Southland Jamboree: Second Time Around. 7 p.m. July 29. Free.

Yes. 8 p.m. July 29. Louisville Palace, Louisville. $25-$75.

Michael Bublé. 7:30 p.m. July 29. U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati. $57.50-$102.50.

John Butler Trio. 8 p.m. July 31. Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville. $30.

Little Green Cars, Randall Bramblett Band, Quiet Hollers. 5 p.m. July 31. Waterfront Park, Louisville Free.

Keith Urban, Jerrod Niemann, Brett Eldredge. 7 p.m. July 31. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $25-$55.

AUGUST

Kingsmen Quartet. 7 p.m. Aug. 1. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. $20-$22.

Jim Brickman. 8 p.m. Aug. 1. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $24.50-$44.50.

Alan Jackson. 7 p.m. Aug. 1. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $47.50-$52.50.

10 Years. 9 p.m. Aug. 2. Buster's. $15-$18.

Cincinnati Blues Festival. Aug. 2-3. Sawyer Point Park, Cincinnati. $20-$25.

■ Watermelon Slim and the Workers, Reba Russell Band, others. 5:45 p.m. Aug. 2.

■ Ana Popovic, Honey Island Swamp Band, Nikki Hill, others. 4:15 p.m. Aug. 3.

The Avett Brothers. 8 p.m. Aug. 2. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $35-$40.

Kenny Loggins. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $28-$56.

OneRepublic, The Script. 7 p.m. Aug. 5. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $22.50-$71.50.

The Turtles, Chuck Negron, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mark Farner, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels. 8 p.m. Aug. 6. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $34-$39.

Southland Jamboree: Stone Cold Grass. 7 p.m. Aug. 5. Free.

Eric Johnson. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $24.

3 Doors Down. 8 p.m. Aug. 7. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $35-$55.

Well Crafted Festival. Aug. 8-9. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg. $20-$80.

■ Dawn Landes. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8.

■ Ben Nichols. Noon Aug. 9.

Joe Diffie. 8 p.m. Aug. 8. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. $25-$35.

McGuffey Lane. 8 p.m. Aug. 8. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $5.

Toby Keith, Colt Ford, Krystal Keith. 7 p.m. Aug. 8. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $43.20-$85.50.

Miley Cyrus. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 (rescheduled from April). KFC Yum Center, Louisville. $19.50-$89.50.

Boney James, Brian Culbertson. 7 p.m., Aug. 9. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $30-$35.

Rodrigo y Gabriela. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville. $35-$40.

Southland Jamboree: Custom Made Bluegrass. 7 p.m. Aug. 12. Free.

Panic! At the Disco, Walk the Moon. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $25-$39.50.

Steely Dan. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $57-$132.50.

Chicago, REO Speedwagon. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $22.50-$84.

Heart. 8 p.m. Aug. 13. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $35.

Kentucky State Fair. 8 p.m. Freedom Hall, Louisville.

■ Antebellum, Billy Currington. Aug. 14. $45, $55.

■ Styx, Foreigner. Aug. 15. $40, $50.

Kentucky State Fair. 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Cardinal Stadium, Louisville. Free.

■ Plain White Ts, A Lion Named Roar. Aug. 14.

■ Morris Day and The Time, Unlimited. Aug. 15.

■ America, Caribou. Aug. 16.

■ Oak Ridge Boys, Marty Brown. Aug. 17.

■ Newsboys with Matthew West. Aug. 18.

■ Kenny Rogers, Belles and Whistles. Aug. 19.

■ Easton Corbin, Olivia Henken. Aug. 20.

■ The Turtles, Chuck Negron, Mark Farner, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Aug. 21.

■ Scotty McCreery, Kelsey K. Aug. 22.

■ Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Devour the Day. Aug. 23.

■ MercyMe. 4 p.m. Aug. 24.

Umphrey's McGee. 7 p.m. Aug. 14. Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville. $22.50-$25.

Kool and the Gang. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $30-$55.

Jamey Johnson. 8 p.m. Aug. 15. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. $47-$57.

Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $30-$35.

John Conlee. 8 p.m. Aug. 16. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. $20-$35.

Katy Perry. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16. KFC Yum Center, Louisville. $25.50-$124.50.

Southland Jamboree: Jeff Clair. 7 p.m. Aug. 19. Free.

Les Claypool's Duo De Twang. 9 p.m. Aug. 20. Mercury Ballroom, Louisville. $25.

Gin Blossoms. 8 p.m. Aug. 20. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $30.

WUKY Phoenix Fridays: Ben Sollee, Coralee and the Townies. Phoenix Park. 5 p.m. Aug. 22. Free.

Kings of Leon, Kongos. 7 p.m. Aug. 22. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $25.62.

Sawyer Brown. 8 p.m. Aug. 23. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. $30-$40.

Luke Bryan, Lee Brice, Cole Swindell. 7 p.m. Aug. 23, 24. Riverbend, Cincinnati. Sold out.

Merle Haggard. 8 p.m. Aug. 24. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. $46-$66.

Southland Jamboree: 5 String Theory. 7 p.m. Aug. 26. Free.

Sons of Father, Laura Marling, Justin Paul Lewis. 5 p.m. Aug. 28. Waterfront Park, Louisville. Free.

The Moody Blues. 8 p.m. Aug. 29. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $35-$40.

Slightly Stoopid. 8 p.m. Aug. 29. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Covington. $23-$25. (859) 491-2444. Madisontheateronline.com.

SEPTEMBER

Man or Astro-Man? 8:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. $14.

The Piano Guys. 8 p.m. Sept. 5. Louisville Palace, Louisville. $29.50-$125.

Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Gloriana. 7 p.m. Sept. 5. Riverbend, Cincinnati. $29.75-$74.75.

Ronnie McDowell. 8 p.m. Sept. 6. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. $20-$30.

Read Walter Tunis' blog, The Musical Box, at LexGo.com.

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