Music News & Reviews

2012 Summer Music Guide

cware@herald-leader.com

No other season has such a precise and anticipated start date as summer.

Sure, there's nearly another month of spring. But once Memorial Day hits, summer is unofficially here. In fact, you could safely call 5 p.m. Friday — quitting time for many for the holiday weekend — the exact hour of its arrival.

Needless to say, we're ready. At your fingertips is our annual Summer Music Guide, a calendar of the many sounds of the season. It's a hefty one, too. This year's listing covers more than 225 performances through the end of August that are within a two-hour drive of Lexington.

The shows fit all kinds of budgets, from free performances by Jimmy Cliff and Trampled by Turtles to the summer's two most expensive offerings: Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters' production of The Wall and Barry Manilow, with ticket prices topping out at $200.

There will be more where this came from, too. To be announced, as of this writing, are the July 4 downtown lineup for the Red, White & Boom festival and the roster of free performances at the Kentucky State Fair in August. Also, shows will be added as the summer progresses, especially at clubs and smaller venues.

That said, here is the healthy crop of summer concerts heading our way.

CALENDAR

Concert schedules are always subject to change. Call the venue or check its Web site for updated info before making a trip, even if you have tickets in hand. See the sidebar at right for details for each major venue, including addresses. Fair and festival lineups are listed in the sidebar at left. Tickets for many of the performances in this calendar are available through TicketMaster, 1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster.com.

MAY

May 27: The Dead Kenny Gs. Cosmic Charlie's. 10 p.m. $10.

May 27: Alejandro Escovedo, Jesse Malin. Headliners Music Hall, Louisville. 8 p.m. $15.

May 27: Eve 6, Greek Fire, others. Madison Theater, Covington. 7 p.m. $15.

May 28: WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour: Alejandro Escovedo, Joseph Arthur. Kentucky Theatre. 6:45 p.m. $10. (859) 252-8888. Woodsongs.com.

May 29: Dave Matthews Band, Carolina Chocolate Drops. Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati. 7 p.m. $37-$71.50.

May 29: The Mastersons. Natasha's Bistro & Bar. 9 p.m. $7.

May 30: The Elders, Joseph Arthur, Vessel. Waterfront Park, Louisville. 5 p.m. Free.

May 31: Kiya Heartwood. Natasha's. 9 p.m. $8.

May 31: Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Thompson Square. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 7 p.m. $25-$49.75.


JUNE

June 1: Bret Michaels. Buster's. 9 p.m. $28, $32.

June 1: Lil Kim. Bogart's, Cincinnati. 10 p.m. $27, $32.

June 1: Rachael Sage. Natasha's. 9 p.m. $5.

June 1: Ellie Herring, Parallels, Skeleton Hands. Cosmic Charlie's. 10 p.m. $8.

June 1: Seven Mary Three, RootBound, others. Madison Theater, Covington. 8 p.m. $15.

June 2: Russell Malone. Blue Wisp, Cincinnati. 8:30 p.m. TBA.

June 2: Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins, Josh Thompson. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 7 p.m. $35.50, $45.50.

June 2: Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. 8 p.m. $30-$45.

June 3: Rachel Platten, Madi Diaz. 20th Century Theatre, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $12, 14.

June 4: WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour: Marty Raybon, Charlie McCoy. Kentucky Theatre. 6:45 p.m., $10.

June 4: Michael Bolton. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 7:30 p.m. $25-$40.

June 5: Radiohead, Caribou. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 7:30 p.m. $26.50-$66.

June 5: Tea Leaf Green, The Stone Foxes. Headliners, Louisville. 9 p.m. $15.

June 5: Coasters, Drifters, Platters. EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond. 8 p.m. $22-$40.

June 6: Red Hot Chili Peppers. U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati. 7:30 p.m. $38.50-$58.50.

June 6: Drake, J Cole, Wocka Flocka Flame, 2 Chainz, Meek Mili, French Montana. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 7 p.m. $32.25-$92.25.

June 6: Dawes, Sara Watkins. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. 8:30 p.m. $17.50, $22.50.

June 6: Battles. Bogart's, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $17, $20.

June 6: Rachel Platten, Madi Diaz. Headliners, Louisville. 9 p.m. $12, $14..

June 7: O'Death, Wooden Wand. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. 8:30 p.m. $10, $13.

June 7: John Cowan, The Velvet Blue. Natasha's. 8 p.m. $15, $18.

June 7: Red Hot Chili Peppers. KFC Yum Center, Louisville. 7:30 p.m. $38.50, $59.50.

June 7: Avett Brothers. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 8 p.m. $35.

June 7: mewithoutyou, Buried Beds, Imaginary Cities. 20th Century Theatre, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $15, $18.

June 8: Goose Creek Symphony. Mountain Arts Center, Prestonsburg. 7:30 p.m. $21, $23.

June 8: Average White Band. Buster's Billiards & Backroom. 9 p.m. $25, $28.

June 8: Elizabeth Cook, Tim Carroll. Cosmic Charlie's. 7 p.m. $10.

June 8: Neal McCoy. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. 8 p.m. $25-$40.

June 8: Randy Rogers Band. Headliners, Louisville. 9 p.m. $13, $15.

June 8: Glen Campbell. Louisville Palace, Louisville. 8 p.m. $19.50-$75.

June 9: The Shins, The Antlers. Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville. 8 p.m. $30.

June 9: Natalie Merchant and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $13-$65.

June 9: Sawyer Brown, Mockingbird Sun. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. 8 p.m. $30-$45.

June 10: Alison Brown Quartet. Willie's Locally Known. 8 p.m. $20.

June 10: Roger Waters. KFC Yum Center, Louisville. 8 p.m. $58-$204.

June 10: Phantogram. Bogart's, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $18, $20.

June 11: WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour: The Honeycutters. Kentucky Theatre. 6:45 p.m., $10.

June 12: The Beach Boys. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 7:30 p.m. $21.50-$91.50.

June 13: Alice Cooper. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 8 p.m. $27.50, $49.50.

June 13: Pusha-T. Bogart's, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $22.50, $25.

June 13: Jon McLaughlin. 20th Century Theatre, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $15.

June 14: Los Straitjackets, Eilen Jewell. Cosmic Charlie's. 9 p.m. $12, $15.

June 14: Gov't Mule, Dr. John. Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville. 7:30 p.m. $29.50-$40. Ticketfly.com.

June 14: Sonny Landreth, Moneytonk. 20th Century Theatre, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $18, $22.

June 14: Edwin McCain, Erick Baker. Headliners, Louisville. 9 p.m. $17, $20.

June 14: Martina McBride, David Nail. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 8 p.m. $45.

June 15: Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 7:30 p.m. $25-$44.50.

June 15: Santigold, Theophilus London. Bogart's, Cincinnati. 9 p.m. $20, $22.

June 15: The Outlaws. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 8 p.m. $5.

June 15-16: Javon Jackson with Les McCann. Blue Wisp, Cincinnati. 7 and 9:15 p.m. $25.

June 16: Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers. Kentucky Theatre. 7:30 p.m. (859) 231-7924. Troubashow.com.

June 16: Mickey Gilley. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. 8 p.m. $25-$40.

June 16: One Direction. KFC Yum Center, Louisville. 7:30 p.m. $29.50, $79.50.

June 16: Glass Cloud. The Vernon Club, 1575 Story Ave., Louisville. 7:30 p.m. $10. Vernonclub.com

June 16: Corey Smith, American Aquarium. Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville. 8 p.m. $11, $26.

June 17: Los Campesinos!, Yellow Ostrich. Headliners, Louisville. 9 p.m. $12, $15.

June 18: WoodSongs Old-Time Hour: McClain Family Band. Kentucky Theatre. 6:45 p.m. $20. (859) 252-8888. Woodsongs.com.

June 18: The Jacksons. Louisville Palace, Louisville. 7:30 p.m. $39.50-$99.50.

June 18: Hunter Hayes. J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre, Bardstown. 8 p.m. $23, $26.

June 19: The English Beat, The Romantics. Buster's. 9 p.m. $28, $30.

June 19: Alice Cooper, Venrez. Iroquois Amphitheatre, Louisville. 8 p.m. $29, $49.

June 19: The Jacksons. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $71.50-$96.

June 19: Corrosion of Conformity, Torche, Black Cobra, Gaza. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $18, $22

June 19: Of Montreal, Chappo, Yip Deceiver. Madison Theater, Covington. 8 p.m. $15.

June 19: Mountain Heart. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 8 p.m. $2.

June 19: Kaskade, Alvin Risk. Bogart's, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $25-25.

June 21: John Jorgenson Quintet. Kentucky Coffeetree Café, 235 W. Broadway, Frankfort. 8 p.m. $30. (502) 875-3009. Kentuckycoffeetree.com.

June 21: Gary Clark Jr., Quiet Corral. Headliners, Louisville. 9 p.m. $15.

June 22: Boney James, Earl Klugh. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 8 p.m. $27, $42.

June 22: BoDeans. Buster's. 9 p.m. $18, $22.

June 22: Clint Black. Paramount Arts Center, Ashland, 8 p.m. $40-$50.

June 22: Dar Williams, Ellery. Headliners, Louisville. 9 p.m. $20, $23.

June 22: Phish. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 7 p.m. $41.50-$56.50.

June 23: WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour: Joan Osborne, Bobby Osborne and Rocky Top X-Press. Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort. 6 p.m. $25. (859) 252-8888. Woodsongs.com.

June 23: Kenny Vaughan. Willie's Locally Known. 8 p.m. Price TBA.

June 23: Great Lake Swimmers, Daniel Martin Moore. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. 9 p.m. $10-$13.

June 23: BoDeans. Bogart's, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $18-$20.

June 23: Eric Hutchinson. Madison Theater, Covington. 8 p.m. $15.

June 23: Yeasayer, Delicate Steve. Headliners, Louisville. 9 p.m. $20.

June 24: Nada Surf, Waters. Headliners, Louisville. 8 p.m. $15, $17.

June 24: Under the Streetlamp. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $24-$36.

June 24: Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $15, $18.

June 24: Yeasayer. 20th Century Theatre, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $20, $25.

June 24: The Jacksons. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 7:30 p.m. $50-$85.

June 25: Counting Crows, Good Old Wars, others. Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville. 7 p.m. $47, $63.

June 25: Dream Theater, Crimson ProjeKct. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. 7:30 p.m. $27-$53.

June 25-26: Delfeayo Marsalis Sextet featuring Victor Goines. Blue Wisp, Cincinnati. 7 and 9:15 p.m. $15, $20.

June 26: Styx, REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 7 p.m. $11.50-$121.50.

June 27: Trampled by Turtles, The Walkmen, These United States. Waterfront Park, Louisville. 5 p.m. Free.

June 27: Todd Snider and the Burnouts. 20th Century Theatre, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $18-$25.

June 28: Collective Soul. Bogart's, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $20.25, $28.

June 28: Lita Ford. Buster's. 9 p.m. $20, $23.

June 29: Vince Gill. Lexington Opera House. 7:30 p.m. $75.50, $95.50.

June 29: Daniel Martin Moore. Natasha's. 8 p.m. $8.

June 29: Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, The Dirt Daubers. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. 8:30 p.m. $8, $10.

June 29: David Gray. Iroquois Amphitheatre, Louisville. 8 p.m. $35-$40.

June 29: Paul Thorn. Jim Porter's, Louisville. 7 p.m. $20.

June 30: Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gulley. Natasha's. 8 p.m. $10.

June 30: Billy Ray Cyrus. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. 8 p.m. $30-$45.


JULY

July 1: Randall Bramblett Band. Natasha's. 7 p.m. $20-$24.

July 3: Thompson Square, The McClymonts, Ode 2 the Gnu. Waterfront Park. Louisville. 5 p.m. Free.

July 3: David Gray. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 8 p.m. $25, $35.

July 4: Jimmy Cliff, Midnight Starr, others. Waterfront Park, Louisville. 5 p.m. Free.

July 4: Umphrey's McGee, G. Love. Moonlite Pavilion, Coney Island, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $30, $35.

July 5: Trevor Hall, Justin Young. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. 8:30 p.m. $15, $18.

July 6: Cheap Trick. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $35-$75.

July 7: Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Cosmic Charlie's. 9 p.m. $15.

July 7: Tanya Tucker. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. 8 p.m. $30-$45.

July 7: Reel Big Fish. Bogart's, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $15, $23.

July 8: Big Time Rush, Cody Simpson, Rachel Crow. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 7 p.m. $16.50-$61.50.

July 8: Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Cracker. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 7 p.m. $35.50, $45.50.

July 9: The Spinners. J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre, Bardstown. 8 p.m. $25, $28.

July 10: Santana. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 8 p.m. $50.50.

July 11: Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit, Marcy Playground. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. 7 p.m. $35-$55.

July 12: Malcolm Holcombe. Natasha's. 9 p.m. $8.

July 13: Kentucky HeadHunters, Confederate Railroad. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. 8 p.m.$20-$35.

July 13: Ambrosia. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 8 p.m.$5-$40.

July 14: Randy Travis. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. 8 p.m. $45-$60.

July 15: Diana Krall. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. 7 p.m. $45-90.

July 17: Big Sam's Funky Nation. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 8 p.m. $2.

July 18: Ingrid Michaelson. Headliners, Louisville. 9 p.m. $25.

July 18: America. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 8 p.m. $22.50-$40.

July 18: Blind Pilot. 20th Century Theatre, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $15, $18.

July 19: Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears. Headliners, Louisville. 9 p.m. $15.

July 19: Shawn Mullins. Natasha's. 8 p.m. $20, $24.

July 19: Eric Prydz, Excision, Paul Van Dyk, Madeon, Porter Robinson, others. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 2 p.m. $60.

July 20: Nickelback, Bush, My Darkest Days. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 6:30 p.m. $34-$96.

July 20: Rusted Root. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $20.50, $27.50.

July 20: Jackyl. Jim Porter's, Louisville. 7 p.m. $20.

July 20: Hayes Carll, Scott Miller. Headliners, Louisville. 9 p.m. $15.

July 21: Sons of Bill. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. 9 p.m. $12, $15.

July 21: Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 7:30 p.m. $24-$146.

July 21: Steve Wariner, Bryan White. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. 8 p.m. $20-$35.

July 22: Murder by Death, Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons, Ha Ha Tonka. Cosmic Charlie's. 9 p.m. $13-$15.

July 22: Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Eli Young Band, Eden's Edge. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 7 p.m. $29.75-$74.75.

July 22: Sevendust. Madison Theater, Covington. 8 p.m. $20.

July 23: WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour: Kat Edmonson. Kentucky Theatre. 6:45 p.m., $10.

July 23: Heart. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. 7:30 p.m. $25.50-$49.50.

July 23: Joshua Radin, Tristan Prettyman. 20th Century Theatre, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $20.

July 24: Indigo Girls, Shadowboxers. Kentucky Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $34.50. (Rescheduled from Nov. 14.). Troubashow.com.

July 24: Carbon Leaf. Natasha's. 8 p.m. $15, $19.

July 24: Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, others. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 2 p.m. $25-$71.

July 25: Steve Miller Band. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. 7:30 p.m. $25.50, $49.50.

July 25: Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound, J.D. McPherson, Matt the Electrician. Waterfront Park, Louisville. 5 p.m. Free.

July 26: Old Crow Medicine Show. Louisville Palace, Louisville. 7:30 p.m. $35.

July 26: The Band of Heathens. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. 8:30 p.m. $12, $15.

July 26: Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, Chiddy Bang, Schoolboy Q, Chevy Woods. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 5:30 p.m. $19-$56.

July 27: Barry Manilow. Louisville Palace, Louisville. 8 p.m. $49.99-$199.99.

July 27: Keith Anderson, Halfway 2 Hazard. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. 8 p.m. $20-$35.

July 27: John Tesh Big Band. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 8 p.m. $25-$50.

July 28: Darryl Worley, David Lee Murphy. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. 8 p.m. $30-$45.

July 28: Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 7 p.m. $29.50-$85.50.

July 29: Chicago, The Doobie Brothers. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $21.50-$81.50.

July 30: WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour: The Dunwells, Adrian Legg. Kentucky Theatre. 6:45 p.m., $10.

July 30: Crosby, Stills & Nash. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $39-$86.

July 30: Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 7:30 p.m. $30-$45.

July 31: Vans Warped Tour. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 12 noon, $29.


AUGUST

Aug. 1: Kiss, Mötley Crüe. KFC Yum Center, Louisville. 7 p.m. $66-$151.

Aug. 2: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $36-$136.

Aug. 2: The Turtles, Flo & Eddie, Mickey Dolenz, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 8 p.m. $25, $35.

Aug. 3: Sugarland, Lauren Alaina, Canaan Smith. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 7:30 p.m. $26-$60.50.

Aug. 3: Big Time Rush, Cody Simpson, Rachel Crow. KFC Yum Center, Louisville. 7 p.m. $25-$65.

Aug. 4: Unknown Hinson. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. 8:30 p.m. $17, $20.

Aug. 4: Dave Koz, BeBe Winans. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 7:30 p.m. $25-$45.

Aug. 5: Rufus Wainwright. Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville. 8 p.m. $29, $36.

Aug. 8: Train, Mat Kearney, Andy Grammer. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. 7 p.m. $50.10-$61.50.

Aug. 8: Peter Frampton. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 8 p.m. $27, $37.

Aug. 9: 311, Slightly Stoopid, The Aggrolites. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 6:30 p.m. $19-$36.

Aug. 9: Merle Haggard. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. 8 p.m. $45-$65.

Aug. 9: The Black Angels, Night Beats. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. 8:30 p.m. $16, $19.

Aug. 10: Jamey Johnson. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. 8 p.m. $40-$55.

Aug. 11: John Conlee, T.G. Sheppard, Jeannie Seely. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. 8 p.m. $25-$40.

Aug. 11: Brandi Carlile. Iroquois Amphitheatre, Louisville. 8 p.m. $29, $39.

Aug. 11: Jackson Browne. PNC Center, Cincinnati. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $36-$76.

Aug. 11: George Benson, Christian Scott. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 7 p.m. $29-$49.

Aug. 12: Jackson Browne, Sara Watkins. The Kentucky Center, Louisville. 7:30 p.m. $44.50-$75.

Aug. 12: Mindy Smith. Natasha's. 8 p.m. $15, $19.

Aug. 13: Easton Corbin. J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre, Bardstown. 8 p.m. $25, $28.

Aug. 14: Kelly Clarkson, The Fray, Carolina Liar. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 7 p.m. $16.50, $91.50.

Aug. 14: Dirty Projectors, Pop, Etc. Headliners, Louisville. 9 p.m. $20.

Aug. 15: Il Volo. Louisville Palace, Louisville. 7:30 p.m. $39.50-$79.50.

Aug. 15: Boston, The Steepwater Band. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 8 p.m. $40, $50.

Aug. 16: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Rachel Farley. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 7:30 p.m. $25.50-$54.75.

Aug. 17: Clay Walker, Joey Hyde. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. 8 p.m. $30-$45.

Aug. 17: Il Volo. PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $36-$76.

Aug. 18: Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 7:30 p.m. $40.50.

Aug. 19: Chris Robinson Brotherhood. 20th Century Theatre, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $17, $20.

Aug. 20: Shonen Knife, White Mystery. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. 8:30 p.m. $10-$13.

Aug. 22: Mary Chapin Carpenter. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $30-$42.

Aug. 22: Linkin Park, Incubus, Mutemath. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $25.50-$92.

Aug. 22: John Hiatt, Steve Earle. Lexington Opera House. 7:30 p.m. $55.50-$95.50.

Aug. 23: John Hiatt, Steve Earle. Taft Theatre, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $27.50-$49.50.

Aug. 23: The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue featuring Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 7:30 p.m. $40, $50.

Aug. 24: The BoDeans. Headliners, Louisville. 9 p.m. $18, $20.

Aug. 25: Joe Nichols, Chris Janson. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, Renfro Valley. 8 p.m. $30-$45.

Aug. 25: Smokey Robinson. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 7:30 p.m. $35, $56.

Aug. 28: Jason Mraz, Christina Perri. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 7:30 p.m. $16.50-$56.

Aug. 28: Duran Duran. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 8 p.m. $45, $55.

Aug. 29: Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Leslie West, Kim Simmonds. Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, Ohio. 7:30 p.m. $27-$42.

Aug. 31: Kiss, Mötley Crüe. Riverbend, Cincinnati. 7 p.m. $32.50-$147.50.

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