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Summer Music Preview 2011: The choices are yours to make

Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas. June 4-5. Louisville Palace, Louisville. $49.50-$59.50.
Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas. June 4-5. Louisville Palace, Louisville. $49.50-$59.50.

What sound best defines summer? The laughter of children at a playground? The crack of a bat at the ballpark? The rumble of thunder during an afternoon storm?

Well, sure. Any one those will do. But we're hoping you're on the lookout for something with a little more firepower — perhaps the sound of ZZ Top roaring out of Ohio, Alison Krauss parading pop and bluegrass in Louisville or Steve Earle holding court with his Dukes here in Lexington.

If that steers closer to your idea of seasonal sounds, then allow us to suggest a few other ideas: the nearly 200 entries in our annual Summer Music Preview.

It's all here: listings for shows between now and Labor Day weekend at venues within a two-hour drive of Lexington.

There are concerts for every budget, from a free July 4 bash in Louisville featuring Michael Franti and Bettye LaVette to the summer's top wallet-drainer: an Aug. 11 concert by Janet Jackson at Riverbend's PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati, where tickets hit a whopping $246.50.

There are a few no-shows this summer as well, most notably Louisville's Forecastle Festival and Churchill Downs' HullabaLOU. The former is taking the summer off to solidify its new partnership with AC Entertainment in Tennessee (the marketing minds behind Bonnaroo). It still will have a presence this summer by way of the smaller-scale, one-night Halfway to Forecastle on July 15. HullabaLOU, as many know, is officially extinct. It debuted with much fanfare in the midst of last summer's nastiest heat wave and finished, like most of its sun-scorched patrons, severely in the red.

Otherwise, here are the many sounds to set your summer to.

Whom to see

May

Justin Townes Earle. 9 p.m. May 29. Southgate House, Newport. $12-$15.

Weird Al Yankovic. 8 p.m. May 29. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $21.50-$46.

My Morning Jacket, Neko Case. 9 p.m. May 31. Louisville Palace, Louisville. $49.50.

June

Buddy Guy, Moreland and Arbuckle. 7:30 p.m. June 1. Brown Theatre, Louisville. $30-$35.

Brett Dennen. 8 p.m. June 1. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. $18.

The New Mastersounds. 9 p.m. June 1. Southgate House, Newport. $10-$13.

The Wood Brothers. 8 p.m. June 1. 20th Century Theatre, Cincinnati. $17.

The Maine and Augustana. 6:30 p.m. June 2. Bogart's, Cincinnati. $20.

The Wood Brothers, Carsie Blanton. 8:30 p.m. June 2. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. $12, $15.

Riders in the Sky, Chris Hillman and Herb Pederson. 7:30 p.m. June 3. Lexington Opera House. $28.50-$30.

James McMurtry, Jonny Burke. 9 p.m. June 3. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. $15.

The Low Anthem, Daniel Lefkowitz and the County Line. 9 p.m. June 4. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. $10.

Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw, Joe Diffie. 7 p.m. June 4. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center New Barn, Renfro Valley. $25-$35.

James McMurtry, Jonny Burke. 8:30 p.m. June 4. Southgate House, Newport. $17-$20.

Michael Bublé, Naturally7. 8 p.m. June 4. KFC Yum Center, Louisville. $52.50-$93.50.

Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas. June 4-5. Louisville Palace, Louisville. $49.50-$59.50.

Phish. 7 p.m. June 5. Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati. $41.50-$56.50.

Ben Sollee. 8 p.m. June 5. 20th Century Theatre, Cincinnati. $15.

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour: Rhonda Vincent and Gene Watson. 7 p.m. June 6. Kentucky Theatre. $10.

Bright Eyes. 8 p.m. June 7. Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville. $28, $33.

Man Man. 9 p.m. June 9. Cosmic Charlie's. $12-$15.

Elizabeth Cook. 8 p.m. June 9. Molly Malone's, Covington. $12-$15.

Festival of the Bluegrass featuring Steep Canyon Rangers, others. 7 p.m. June 9. Kentucky Horse Park. $25.

J. Roddy Walston and the Business. 9 p.m. June 9. Southgate House, Newport. $8, $10.

NeedToBreathe. 8 p.m. June 9. 20th Century Theatre, Cincinnati. $20.

Festival of the Bluegrass featuring IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, others. 1 p.m. June 10. Kentucky Horse Park. $40.

Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas. 8 p.m. June 10. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. Sold out.

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. 7:30 p.m. June 10. Horseshoe Casino, Elizabeth, Ind. $40-$75.

Mark Farina, Matthew Bandy. 9 p.m. June 11. Buster's Billiards & Backroom. $15.

Festival of the Bluegrass featuring Seldom Scene, Mountain Heart, others. 1 p.m. June 11. Kentucky Horse Park. $45.

The Charlie Daniels Band. 7 p.m. June 11. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center New Barn, Renfro Valley. $25-$45.

Iron & Wine, The Head and the Heat. 8 p.m. June 11. Madison Theatre, Covington. $25.

Festival of the Bluegrass featuring Dry Branch Fire Squad, others. 10 a.m. June 12. Kentucky Horse Park. $10.

Lucy Kaplansky, Rachel Pearl. 8 p.m. June 12. Natasha's Bistro & Bar. $20.

The Beach Boys, The Letterman. 7 p.m. June 12. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $35.

Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs, Brandi Carlile, The Secret Sisters. 7 p.m. June 12. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $21.50-$46.

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour: Guitar Shorty, Tracy Nelson. 7 p.m. June 13. Kentucky Theatre. $10.

Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean. 8 p.m. June 13. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $31.50-$38.50.

Sondre Lerche. 9 p.m. June 14. Southgate House, Newport. $15-$18.

The Detroit Cobras. 9 p.m. June 16. Southgate House, Newport. $10-$13.

Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Jerrod Niemann. 4 p.m. June 16. Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati. $26-$71.50.

Darius Rucker. 8 p.m. June 16. Paramount Arts Center; Ashland. $35-$55.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. 8 p.m. June 16. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. Sold out.

Colt Ford. 9 p.m. June 17. Buster's Billiards & Backroom. $17, $20.

Galactic. 9 p.m. June 17. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. $17.

Charlie Hunter and Eric Kalb. 8:30 p.m. June 17. Molly Malone's, Covington. $20.

Marah. 9:30 p.m. June 17. Southgate House, Newport. $8, $10.

Uriah Heep. 8 p.m. June 17. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $5.

The Go-Go's, The B-52s. 7:30 p.m. June 18. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $30, $45.

Billy Dean. 7 p.m. June 19. Natasha's Bistro & Bar. $20.

Earth. 9 p.m. June 19. Southgate House, Newport. $12-$15.

Earth, Wind & Fire. 8 p.m. June 20. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $36.

Paul Revere and the Raiders. 8 p.m. June 20. J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre, Bardstown. $23-$26.

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers. 7:30 p.m. June 21. Lexington Opera House. SOLD OUT.

The Lloyd Cole Small Ensemble. 9 p.m. June 21. Headliner's Music Hall, Louisville. $17, $20.

Matisyahu. 8 p.m. June 21. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. $25.

Junior Boys, Miracle Fortress, OK DeeJays. 9 p.m. June 22. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. $13, $15.

Renfro Valley Bluegrass Festival featuring Tommy Brown, Bobby Mackey, Karl Shiflett, others. 1 p.m. June 23. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center Festival Field, Renfro Valley. $25-$75.

The Marshall Tucker Band. 8 p.m. June 23. Buster's Billiards & Backroom. $25-$27.

Steve Miller Band. 8 p.m. June 23. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $37, $67.

Renfro Valley Bluegrass Festival featuring Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, The Grascals, Joe Mullins, others. 1 p.m. June 24. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center Festival Field, Renfro Valley. $25-$75.

Company of Thieves, Sleeper. 9 p.m. June 24. Buster's Billiards & Backroom. $8.

Umphrey's McGee. 7:30 p.m. June 24. Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville. $22.50-$25.

DMS featuring George Duke, Marcus Miller and David Sanborn. 8 p.m. June 24. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $27, $42.

Renfro Valley Bluegrass Festival featuring Ronnie Reno and Reno Tradition, Marty Raybon, others. 1 p.m. June 25. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center Festival Field, Renfro Valley. $25-$75.

Corey Smith. 8 p.m. June 25. Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville. $21, $26.

Company of Thieves, Sleeper Agent, Cougar Express. 8 p.m. June 25. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. $12-$15.

Motley Crue, Poison, New York Dolls. 7 p.m. June 26. Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati. $24-$121.50.

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour: Carolyn Wonderland. 7 p.m. June 27. Kentucky Theatre. $10.

Hayes Carll, Ponderosa, Uh Huh Baby Yeah. 5 p.m. June 27. Waterfront Park, Louisville. Free.

Touche Amore. 8 p.m. June 27. Bogart's, Cincinnati. $10.

100 Monkeys. 7 p.m. June 28. Bogart's, Cincinnati. $24.46.

Nicole Atkins. 9 p.m. June 28. Southgate House, Newport. $8, $10.

Nicole Atkins, Abigail Washburn, Scars on 45. 5 p.m. June 29. Waterfront Park, Louisville. Free.

k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang. 8 p.m. June 29. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $26-$46.

JJ Grey and Mofro. 8:30 p.m. June 30. Buster's Billiards & Backroom. $17-$20.

Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, Uncle Kracker. 7 p.m. June 30. Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati. $36-$76.

Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones. 8 p.m. June 30. Southgate House, Newport. $20, $25.

July

Junior Brown. 8:30 p.m. July 1. Southgate House, Newport. $20-$25.

KC and the Sunshine Band. 7:30 p.m. July 1. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $22, $38.

Blackberry Smoke. 9 p.m. July 2. Buster's Billiards and Backroom. $12-$15.

Ricky Skaggs. 7 p.m. July 2. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, New Barn, Renfro Valley. $25-$35.

Taylor Swift, NeedToBreathe. 7 p.m. July 2. KFC Yum! Center, Louisville. Sold out.

Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow. 7 p.m. July 2. Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati. $22-$72.

Waterfront Independence Festival featuring John Rich with Cowboy Troy, Tyler Dickerson, others. 5 p.m. July 3. Waterfront Park, Louisville. Free.

Waterfront Independence Festival featuring Michael Franti and Spearhead, Arrested Development, Bettye LaVette, others. 5 p.m. July 4. Waterfront Park, Louisville. Free.

Interpol. 8 p.m. July 6. Bogart's, Cincinnati. $28.

Def Leppard, Heart. 7:30 p.m. July 7. Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati. $25.50-$121.50.

Brian Culbertson, Average White Band. 8 p.m. July 7. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $22, $32.

The Temptations. 8 p.m. July 8. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. Free, but ticket required.

David Church. 7 p.m. July 9. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, New Barn, Renfro Valley. $15-$25.

Sublime, Rome. 8 p.m. July 10. Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville. $35.

Brian McKnight, Brkn Rbtz, Claude McKnight. 7:30 p.m. July 10. Brown Theatre, Louisville. $35-$55.

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour: Peter Heldund, Mauve Gilchrist, Andy Cohen, Dock Boak. 7 p.m. July 11. Kentucky Theatre.$10.

Goo Goo Dolls, Michelle Branch, Parachute. 7 p.m. July 13. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $29.50-$59.50.

Mary Chapin Carpenter. 7:30 p.m. July 15. Lexington Opera House. $48.50, $55.50.

Amos Lee, Lucinda Williams. 8 p.m. July 15. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $27.50-$49.50.

Josh Groban. 8 p.m. July 15. U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati. $68.50-$88.

Halfway to Forecastle featuring Pretty Lights, Big Boi, RJD2, VHS or Beta, Boombox. 6 p.m. July 15. Waterfront Park, Louisville. $29.50-$80.

Master Musicians Festival featuring Guy Clark, Mountain Heart, others. 6 p.m. July 15. Somerset Community College Festival Field, Somerset. $20-$25.

Gary Allan. 7:30 p.m. July 15, 16. Horseshoe Casino, Elizabeth, Ind. $40-$75.

The Get Up Kids. 9 p.m. July 16. Southgate House, Newport. $17-$20.

Restless Heart. 7 p.m. July 16. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center New Barn, Renfro Valley. $20-$30.

Master Musicians Festival featuring Steve Earle and the Dukes and Duchesses with Allison Moorer, Chris Knight, The David Mayfield Parade, others. Noon. July 16. Somerset Community College Festival Field, Somerset. $35-$45.

Trace Adkins, Brett Eldredge. 7:30 p.m. July 16. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $35.

311, Sublime, Rome. 6:30 p.m. July 16. Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati. $19-$36.

WoodSongs Old-Tim e Radio Hour: Rockin' Acoustic Circus, KJ Denhart. 7 p.m. July 18. Kentucky Theatre. $10.

Jackyl, Nigel Dupree Band. 9 p.m. July 14. Buster's Billiards and Backroom. $12-$15.

Cinderella. 9 p.m. July 18. Buster's Billiards and Backroom. $28.

The Band Perry. 8 p.m. July 18. J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre, Bardstown. $25-$28.

Steely Dan, Sam Yahel. 8 p.m. July 19. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati.$41.50-$96.

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. 8 p.m. July 19. Southgate House, Newport. $15-$18.

Rasputina. 9 p.m. July 20. Southgate House, Newport. $15-$18.

Godsmack, Disturbed, Megadeth, others. 2:15 p.m. July 20. Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati. $21.50-$66.

New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys. 7:30 p.m. July 20. KFC Yum Center, Louisville. $31.50-$93.50.

Matisyahu. 7:30 p.m. July 20. Bogart's, Cincinnati. $25.

O.A.R., Soja. 7 p.m. July 21. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $29.

Jesse Malin and the St. Marks Social. 9:30 p.m. July 22. Southgate House, Newport. $10-$13.

Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Easton Corbin, Justin Moore. 7:30 p.m. July 22. Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati. $33.35-$78.25.

Ronnie Milsap. 7 p.m. July 23. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center New Barn, Renfro Valley. $25-$45.

Taking Back Sunday. 6:30 p.m. July 24. Bogart's, Cincinnati. $27.50.

Steve Earle and the Dukes and Duchesses featuring Allison Moorer. 7:30 p.m. July 26. Lexington Opera House. $39-$49.

■ 8 p.m. July 27. 20th Century Theatre, Cincinnati. $30.

Trampled By Turtles. 9 p.m. July 27. Southgate House, Newport. $12-$15.

The Band of Heathens. 9:30 p.m. July 29. Southgate House, Newport. $10-$13.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. 7:30 p.m. July 29. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $25-$35.

Macy's Music Festival featuring Charlie Wilson, Chaka Khan, Anthony Hamilton, The Whispers, Zapp. 7:30 p.m. July 29. Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati. $45-$85.

Macy's Music Festival featuring Maze with Frankie Beverly, Keyshia Cole, Kem, El DeBarge, Laura Izibar. 7:30 p.m. July 30. Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati. $45-$85.

38 Special, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. 7:30 p.m. July 30. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $25, $40.

Ty Herndon. 7 p.m. July 30. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center New Barn, Renfro Valley. $20-$30.

Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry. 7 p.m. July 31. Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati. $26.25-$71.50.

Merle Haggard. 8 p.m. July 31. Paramount Arts Center, Ashland. $35-$55.

August

The Black Lips. 9 p.m. Aug. 2. Buster's Billiards & Backroom. $15-$17.

Vans Warped Tour featuring Jack's Mannequin, Gym Class Heroes, others. 11 a.m. Aug. 2. Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati. $29.

Buckethead. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Madison Theater, Covington. $20.

Journey, Foreigner, Night Ranger. 7 p.m. Aug. 3. Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati. $21.50-$131.50.

Carbon Leaf, Matthew Mayfield. 8 p.m. Aug. 3. 20th Century Theater; Cincinnati. $15.

Carbon Leaf, Matthew Mayfield. 8 p.m. Aug. 4. Natasha's Bistro & Bar. $12.

The Decemberists, The Head and The Heart. 8 p.m. Aug. 4. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $28-$35.

Tech N9ne, May Day, others. 8 p.m. Aug. 4. Bogart's, Cincinnati. $22.50.

The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Mark Lindsey, The Association, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams. 8 p.m. Aug. 4. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $22.50-$45.

Cold War Kids. 8 p.m. Aug. 5. Madison Theater, Covington. $18.

Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. 7 p.m. Aug. 6. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $25, $45.

Jamey Johnson. 8 p.m. Aug. 7. Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati. $29.50-$54.50.

John Butler Trio. 8 p.m. Aug. 7. Madison Theater, Covington. $25.

Air Supply. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio.Free but ticket required.

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour: Hot Tuna, Mountain Heart. 7 p.m. Aug. 8. Kentucky Theatre. $15.

Hot Tuna. 8 p.m. Aug. 9. 20th Century Theatre, Cincinnati. $25.

Mountain Heart. 8 p.m. Aug. 9. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $2.

Miranda Cosgrove. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $27, $40.

Janet Jackson. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $56-246.50.

Keith Urban. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11. U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati. $25-$59.50.

Willie Nelson and Family. 8 p.m. Aug. 11. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $35, $55.

Zack Brock and the Magic Number. 8 p.m. Aug. 12. Paramount Arts Center, Ashland. $15-$25.

Jazz Attack featuring Rick Braun, Gerald Albright and Peter White, Fourplay. 7 p.m. Aug. 13. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $25-$40.

Exile. 8 p.m. Aug. 15. J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre, Bardstown. $20, $23.

Steely Dan. 8 p.m. Aug. 17. Louisville Palace, Louisville. $59.50-$125.

ZZ Top. 8 p.m. Aug. 17. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $35, $65.

My Morning Jacket, Neko Case. 8 p.m. Aug. 17. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $37-$42.50.

Kentucky State Fair: Lady Antebellum, Lee Brice. 8 p.m. Aug. 18. Freedom Hall, Louisville. $40, $50.

Return to Forever IV, Zappa Plays Zappa. 8 p.m. Aug. 18. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $34-$71.50.

Kentucky State Fair: Ted Nugent. 8 p.m. Aug. 18. Cardinal Stadium, Louisville. Free with fair admission.

Kentucky State Fair: Boyz II Men. 8 p.m. Aug. 19. Cardinal Stadium, Louisville. Free with fair admission.

Kentucky State Fair: Def Leppard, Heart. 8 p.m. Aug. 19. Freedom Hall, Louisville. $32-$42.

Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Thompson Square. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati. SOLD OUT.

■ Kentucky State Fair. 8 p.m. Aug. 20. Freedom Hall, Louisville. $20-37.

Don Williams. 7 p.m. Aug. 20. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center New Barn, Renfro Valley. $25-$45.

Kentucky State Fair: Candlebox, Cowboy Mouth. 8 p.m. Aug. 20. Cardinal Stadium, Louisville. Free with fair admission.

Dave Mason, Mark Farner, Rick Derringer, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, Gary Wright. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $25, $35.

Kentucky State Fair: The Oak Ridge Boys, The Grascals. 8 p.m. Aug. 21. Cardinal Stadium, Louisville. Free with fair admission.

Kentucky State Fair: Tenth Avenue North, Francesca Battistelli. 8 p.m. Aug. 22. Cardinal Stadium, Louisville. Free with fair admission.

Kentucky State Fair: Joe Nichols, Phil Vassar. 8 p.m. Aug. 23. Cardinal Stadium, Louisville. Free with fair admission.

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band. 8 p.m. Aug. 23. Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati. $36-$46.05.

Kentucky State Fair: The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie, Mark Lindsay, Mickey Dolenz, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams. 8 p.m. Aug. 24. Cardinal Stadium, Louisville. Free with fair admission.

Kentucky State Fair: John Michael Montgomery, Lorrie Morgan. 8 p.m. Aug. 25. Cardinal Stadium, Louisville. Free with fair admission.

Kentucky State Fair: Alter Bridge. 8 p.m. Aug. 26. Cardinal Stadium, Louisville. Free with fair admission.

Chicago. 8 p.m. Aug. 26. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $36.

Gene Watson. 7 p.m. Aug. 27. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center New Barn, Renfro Valley. $25-$30.

Kentucky State Fair: Luke Bryan, Dandy Coburn. 8 p.m. Aug. 27. Cardinal Stadium, Louisville. Free with fair admission.

Government Cheese. 9 p.m. Aug. 27. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. $15-$20.

Lee Greenwood. 8 p.m. Aug. 27. J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre, Bardstown. $23-$26.

The Hold Steady, The Donkeys. 9 p.m. Aug. 28. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. TBA

Kentucky State Fair: Maroon 5, Train. 8 p.m. Aug. 28. Freedom Hall, Louisville. $30, $40.

Peter Frampton. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. $24-$56.

The Doobie Brothers. 8 p.m. Aug. 30. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $30.

Justin Townes Earle, Shovels and Rope. 9 p.m. Aug. 30. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. $12-$15.

Sarah Jaffe, Katie Herzig. 5 p.m. Aug. 31. Waterfront Park, Louisville. Free.

September

Lynyrd Skynyrd. 8 p.m. Sept. 2. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. $46.

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