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2005 Summer Arts Preview
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Listings are selective with an emphasis on festivals and venues open only during the summer months.

EASTERN MASS.

Agganis Arena 925 Comm. Ave., BU campus, Boston. 617-931-2000. agganisarena.com

  • 6/15: 8 p.m. Pixies. $37.50. 6/24: 7:30 p.m. Wilco. With My Morning Jacket. $35. 8/28: 8 p.m. Carlos Vives.
  • Amazing Things Art Center 55 Nicholas Road, Saxonville, Framingham. 508-405-2787. amazingthings.org Concerts at 8 p.m. Discounts for students and seniors, advance purchase.

  • 6/6: Morgan Davis. $12; 6/10: Solomon Murungu. $12; 6/11: Deborah Rocha & Entre Amigos. $12; 6/17: Kevin So. $12; 6/18: Grace Kelly Quartet. $13. At Wilson Middle School, 22 Rutledge Rd., Natick; 6/24: Richie Havens. $35. At Wilson Middle School; 6/25: MCFC Jazz Quartet. $12; 7/1: Greg Hopkins Quintet. $14; 7/8: Paul Zeitlin Quintet. $12; 7/9: Grisha Goryachev. $14; 7/15: Kris Adams Group. $12; 7/16: Paul Rishell & Annie Raines. $14; 7/24: Butch Thompson Trio. $25. At Natick High School; 7/30: Tom Nielson. $14; 8/6: Don White. $12; 8/13: Fishken & Groves - A Country Jamboree. $12; 8/19: Gail Rundlett and Heidi Muller. $14; 8/27: Ball in the House. 18.
  • Avalon 15 Lansdowne St., Boston. 617-262-2424, 617-931-2000. teapartyconcerts.com

  • 6/21: 8 p.m. Collective Soul. $22; 6/22: 8 p.m. Sleater-Kinney. $18.25; 6/23: 7 p.m. Alkaline Trio. $19; 6/25: 4 p.m. Emergenza Finals. $25; 6/27: 8 p.m. Ja Rule. $22.50; 6/29: 7 p.m. Badfish, A Tribute to Sublime. $15; 6/30: 7 p.m. Billy Corgan. $35; 7/15: 7 p.m. Dinosaur Jr. $25; 8/5: Kings of Leon. $25.
  • Axis 13 Lansdowne St., Boston. 617-262-2437, 617-423-6398. teapartyconcerts.com

  • 6/12: 8 p.m. VNV Nation. $20; 6/18: 7 p.m. Tyler Hilton; 6/24: 6:30 p.m. Theory of a Deadman. $15; 6/28: 8 p.m. Blindside. $15; 7/2: 6:30 p.m. The Aquabats. $14; 7/7: 7 p.m. GBH. $15; 7/14: 7 p.m. The Adolescents. $12; 7/21: 6 p.m. The Academy Is... $12.
  • Bank of America Pavilion 290 Northern Ave., Boston. 617-931-2000, 617-728-1600. teapartyconcerts.com

  • 6/7: 6 p.m. The Killers, Interpol, Louis XIV, Robbers on High Street. $30; 6/8: 7:30 p.m. Brian McKnight, New Edition. $38.50-$65; 6/16: 7:30 p.m. Hot Summer Nights starring Al Jarreau with Boney James, Cassandra Wilson. $38.50-$65; 6/17: 8 p.m. Robert Plant with the Soundtrack of Our Lives. $38.50-$65; 6/18: 6 p.m. Friends for Harmony Concert featuring Israel and New Breed with Freda Battle & the Temple Worshipers, Eastern Nazarene Gospel Choir. $20-$150. Fund-raiser. friendsforharmony.org; 6/24: 7:30 p.m. Tony Bennett. $38.50-$75; 6/25: 7:30 p.m. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. $28.50-$38.50; 71: 8 p.m. Mark Knopfler. $35-$65; 7/7: 7:30 p.m. Donna Summer. $38.50-$75; 7/12: 7:30 p.m. The Moody Blues. $35-$55; 7/13: 7:30 p.m. Sugar Water Festival with Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Queen Latifah. $45-$85; 7/15, 7/16: 7:30 p.m. Tom Jones with Tower of Power. $35-$55; 7/22: 7:30 p.m. Lyle Lovett. $35-$55; 7/23: 8 p.m. Elvis Costello & the Imposters featuring Emmylou Harris. $35-$55; 7/26: 8 p.m. Celtic Woman: Orla Fallon, Meav Ni Mhaolchatha, Chloe Agnew, Mairead Nesbitt, Lisa Kelly. $28.50-$55; 7/27, 7/28: 7:30 pm. O.A.R. with Pepper, the Southland. $30-$32.50; 7/30: 8 p.m. Crosby, Stills & Nash. $36-$51; 8/5: 7:30 p.m. Odd Men Out Tour with Rufus Wainwright and Ben Folds performing with their hands. $25-$35; 8/9: 7:30 p.m. Brian Wilson ''Smile" $35-$75; 8/17: 7:30 p.m. Meat Loaf $38.50-$60; 8/18: 7:30 p.m. Huey Lewis & The News. $38.50-$50; 8/19: 7:30 p.m. Chris Isaak. $28.50-$48.50; 8/20: 8 p.m. Journey. $38.50-$55; 8/23: 7:30 p.m. Daryl Hall & John Oates with Tears for Fears. $38.50-$55; 8/28: 7:30 p.m. Clay Aiken. $38.50-$50.
  • Berklee College Free Summer Concerts

  • MacWorld/Berklee Festival. David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston St. 7:30 p.m. 7/6: Nina Ott Latin Quintet; 7/11: Matt Jenson's Acid Reggae Xperience; 7/12: Birdsongs of the Mesozoic. At Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass. Ave. 8:15 p.m.; 7/13: Katahdin's Edge.
  • Swingin' in Mother's Rest Concert. Mother's Rest Playgound, Back Bay Fens, downstairs from Boylston Street Bridge at Fenway and Boylston streets. 6:30 p.m. 617-747-2447 for information. 7/13: Lin Biviano Ensemble; 7/20: Student group TBA; 7/27: Terri Lynne Carrington Institute Ensemble.
  • Tito Puente Free Latin Music Series. O'Day Park, 85 West Newton St. 6 p.m. 617-927-1717 for information; 7/10: Bobby Sanabria; 7/21: Equie Castrillo's Palladium Night Orchestra.
  • Jazz at the Fort. Fort Hill Park, Fort Ave., Roxbury. 617-747-2447 for information. 8/7: 5 p.m. Gwendolyn Leathers Group.
  • City Music Blowout Concert Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass. Ave. 617-266-7455. 8/9: 7:30 p.m. 2005 Summer Youth performance program culminates in a concert by urban Boston youth. Scholarships awarded.
  • Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest and Concert UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston. 617-287-6900.

  • 6/18: 7 p.m. $20. Celebrity judges include Jennifer Kimball, Greg Greenway, and Eric Andersen, who will also perform. Five finalists compete for cash prize and main stage performance at Boston Folk Festival held Sept. 24.
  • Bull Run Restaurant Rte. 3A, Shirley. 978-425-4311. Shows at 8 p.m. Tickets $12-$25.

  • 6/17: Lori McKenna; 6/24: Steve Forbert; 7/16: Pops Walker.
  • 7/23: Matt & Shannon Heaton - Irish Americana; 7/29: Johnny Winter Band; 8/6: Ronnie Earl; 8/14: Colin Hay Band; 8/19: Al Stewart; 8/28: Dickey Betts & Great Southern.
  • Carriage House Concert Series Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 15 Newton St., Brookline. 617-522-6547. www.mot.org Fridays at 8 p.m.

  • 6/24: Bill Staines. $14; 7/15: Jake Armerding. $14; 8/5; Vance Gilbert. $18; 9/16: Kevin So. $14.
  • Center for Arts in Natick 14 Summer St., Natick. 508-647-0097. www.natickarts.org 8 p.m.

  • 6/10: Chris Smither. $22; 6/11: North Sea Gas. $14; 6/15: Jonathan Richman; 7/15: PrimaVera! Ida Zecco and Jim Porcella. $20; 7/16: Jimmy Webb. $35; 7/22: Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters. $20; 7/23: Duwende, Vote for Pedro - a cappella. $16; 7/29: Rowan Brothers and Mark Erelli. $18; 8/5: Bruce Marshall Group. $14; 8/12: Groovelily. $14; 8/13: 8 p.m. Jon Butcher. $20; 8/19: Beth Logan/Harvey Diamond Jazz. $12; 8/20: Swingin' Steaks & John Cate Band. $16.
  • Cloister Garden Concerts Parish of the Epiphany, 70 Church St., Winchester. 781-729-1922. 3crowns.org $12, students and seniors $6. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

  • 6/9: Funky Divas Gospel Quintet; 6/23: Cercie Miller Jazz Ensemble; 7/7: Jonathan English, tenor; 7/21: Jacqueline Schwab, improvisational pianist.
  • Club Passim 47 Palmer St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. 617-492-7679. www.clubpassim.org

  • 6/10: 7 & 10 p.m. Vance Gilbert CD release. $18; 6/11: 8 p.m. John Doyle CD release. $18; 6/12: 8 p.m. Guy Davis. $15; 6/16: 8 p.m. Five Fab Fiddlers with Jake Armerding, Hanneke Cassel, Laura Cortese, Jeremy Kittel, Eric Merrill. $15; 6/17: 8 p.m. Nerissa & Katryna Nields. $15; 6/22: 8 p.m. Christopher Williams. $15; 6/24: 8 p.m. 6/25: 3 & 8 p.m. Session Americana CD release. $10-$12; 6/29: 8 p.m. Hottest from the Campfire with Emm Gryner, Rose Cousins, the Everybodyfields. $12; 7/9: 8 p.m. Garnet Rogers. $15; 7/15: 8 p.m. Owen Plant. $14; 7/16: 7 & 10 p.m. Eddie From Ohio. $25; 7/23: 8 p.m. Fred Eaglesmith. $15; 7/30: 7 & 10 p.m. Jim Kweskin. $18.
  • Cultural Constructions V: Diverse Voices of Islam Institute of Contemporary Art Theater, 955 Boylston St., Boston. 617-354-6898. culturalconstructions.org

  • 6/11: 8 p.m. $10. Featuring Boubacar Diabate, guitar and voice; Tanya Jacobs, voice; Abdul-Wahab Kayyali, oud; Raqib Hassan, tenor sax and double reeds. Musicians representing traditions of West Africa, Pakistan, Arabic string music, and Sufi-inspired improvisation join together to create new collectively composed and arranged works. Series presented by Boston Creative Music Alliance.
  • Def Leppard & Bryan Adams Campanelli Stadium, Brockton. 617-931-2000. ticketmaster.com

  • 7/6: 6:30 p.m. $45, child free if accompanied by paying adult.
  • Evenings Under the Stars Series Jane C. Carr Amphitheater, South Shore Conservatory, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham. 781-749-7565, ext. 14. southshoreconservatory.org Sat. eve. tickets $25, advance $20, lawn $15; Sun. a.m. tickets $20, advance $15.

  • 7/9: 7 p.m. Be-Bop Guitars Meet Maggie Scott; 7/10: 10 a.m. The Three Little Pigs. John Davies musical includes Mozart opera references; 7/16: 7 p.m. H.M.S. Pinafore. Gilbert & Sullivan classic features Richard Conrad and Keith Jurosko; 7/17: 10 a.m. Notorious. Eden MacAdam on Fiddle and Larry Unger on guitar and banjo in varied program; 7/23: 7 p.m. Beethoven Bash with Festival Orchestra.
  • FleetCenter Causeway St., Boston. 617-931-2000. www.fleetcenter.com

  • 8/15: 8 p.m. Neil Diamond. $42.50-$85. 9/16-9/17: 8 p.m. Elton John in Concert: Peachtree Road Tour. $45-$125. 9/26, 9/27: 8 p.m. Paul McCartney: US Tour. $49.50-$250.
  • Green Day with Jimmy Eat World Gillette Stadium, Foxborough. 617-931-2000. teapartyconcerts.com

  • 9/3: 7 p.m. $39.50.
  • Hatch Memorial Shell Concerts On the Esplanade, Storrow Drive at Arlington Street. 617-626-4970. mass.gov/dcr Free.

  • WDOS Oldies in Concert. Saturdays 7-9:30 p.m. 6/11: Frankie Valli. 6/25: Animals & Box Tops. 7/9: Johnny Rivers. 7/23: The Main Ingredient, Blue Notes, Stylistics. 8/20: K.C. & Sunshine Band.
  • Fourth of July Boston Pops Concerts. 7/3 (preview) and 7/4: 8:30 p.m.
  • KISS 108 Concert on the Charles. 7/16, 8/13, 9/10.
  • India Day. 8/14: 3-9 p.m.
  • Heritage Farm Concerts Sampas Pavilion, Pawtucket Blvd., Lowell.
  • Mondays at 6 p.m. through Labor Day. Free. Family concerts. Local bands perform, classic and antique cars owners display and cruise.
  • Irish Connections Festival Irish Cultural Centre, off Rte. 38, Canton. 781-821-8291. irishculture.org
  • 6/10-6/12: $15 per day, children 3 and under free. Performers include Eileen Ivers and Ashley MacIsaac, the Prodigals and Bagatelle, Sean Keane and Gaelic Storm, Joe Derrane, Seamus Connolly, John McCann, Larry Reynolds and Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. Readings by noted authors, Irish football, genealogy workshop, step dancing, poetry contest, harp tent, Celtic calligraphy, children's activities, more.
  • Jimmy Tingle's OFF BROADWAY Theater 255 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville. 866-811-4111, 617-591-1616. jtoffbroadway.com

  • 6/23, 6/24: 7:30 p.m. Nora York and Jimmy Tingle. $20.
  • Johnny Clegg Band Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. 617-876-4275. worldmusic.org

  • 8/3: 8 p.m.m $27-$35. Music of Juluka and Savuka.
  • Johnny D's 17 Holland St., Davis Square, Somerville. 617-776-2004. www.johnnyds.com

  • 6/15: 8:30 p.m. CJ Chenier; 6/18: 9:30 p.m. Ann Peebles and Eli Reed. $18; 6/21: 8:30 p.m. Mac McAnally. $20; 6/22: 8:30 p.m. Gato Malo, the Collisions; 6/24: 9:45 p.m. Tarbox Ramblers. $8; 6/25: 9:45 p.m. Toni Lynne Washington. $8; 6/28: 8:30 p.m. Paul Geremia and Peter Lang. $8; 6/29: 8:30 p.m. Antje Duvekot and Matt Morrow. $10.
  • Jazz in July Lunchtime concert series 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. 617-482-2139 for information.

  • Mondays at South Station, Grand Concourse. 7/11: Rusty Scott Quartet with Patrice Williamson. 7/18: Marianne Solivan. 7/25: Lisa Thorson.
  • Wednesdays along Summer Street, Downtown Crossing. 7/6: Rebecca Shrimpton/Eric Hofbauer Duo. 7/13: John Kordalewski Trio. 7/20: Leah Souza. 7/27: Yoko Miwa Trio.
  • Fridays at Borders Books & Music, School & Washington Streets. 7/8: Dean Marcellana Latin Jazz Group. 7/15, 7/22, 7/29: TBA.
  • L. Knife & Son Concert Series Plymouth Rock site, Plymouth.

  • Thursdays at 7 p.m. through Labor Day. Local alternating traditional bands. Free. Rain date Tuesday following. L
  • Lowell Folk Festival Six stages throughout the city of Lowell. All concerts free. 978-970-5000. lowellfolkfestival.org

  • 7/29: 7-10 p.m. 7/30: noon-10 p.m. 7/31: noon-7 p.m. Performers include American Piano Masters Dave Bourne (Old West Saloon), Daryl Davis (Boogie Woogie), and Jeff Little (Blue Ridge); Dale Ann Bradley; Joe Grkman Band (Slovenian Polka); Hellenic and Near Eastern Musical Ensemble Society Orchestra; Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys (Cajun); La Bottine Souriante (Quebecois); La Caracuaros (Calentana music-Mexico); Mamadou Diabate Ensemble (Mali); Norma Jean Bruso (blues); Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca (African/Cuban); Roma Band (Italian-American brass band); Tatiana Sarbinska (Bulgarian vocalist); Solas (Irish); Sounds of Korea (dance, drumming, song); Susan Watts and the Fabulous Spheilkehs (klezmer).
  • Lowell Summer Music Series Boarding House Park, French & John Streets, Lowell. 978-970-5200. lowellsummermusic.org 7:30 p.m. $5-$15, children 12 and under free.

  • 7/1: Melissa Ferrick & Catie Curtis; 7/2: Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul; 7/8: The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson; 7/9: Sha Na Na; 7/15: SRO Players -- ''On Broadway" -- 30 singers and dancers with live band; 7/16: Buckwheat Zydeco; 7/22: Sousa & Swing! - Lowell Summer Concert Band; 7/23: Martha Reeves & the Vandellas; 8/4: The Magic of Disney - Lowell Summer Concert Band; 8/6: Richard Shindell & Lucy Kaplansky; 8/12: Dr. John; 8/15: America; 8/19: The Temptations starring Richard Street; 8/20: ''Working Class Hero" -- John Lennon Tribute; 8/26: Gaelic Storm; 8/27: Joel Mason as Elton John; 9/1: Little Feat. 9/2: Keb' Mo'; 9/3: The Rekooperators. Al Kooper with late night TV band members in tribute to the late guitarist Mike Bloomfield. With Sugar Ray & the Bluetones; 9/9: Richie Havens; 9/10: Annual Banjo & Fiddle Contests. Free.
  • Marblehead Jazz Festival Unitarian-Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. 781-631-1528, 781-631-6366. 8 p.m. $27, advance $25.
  • 6/25: Tom Harrell; 7/9: Rebecca Parris; 7/23: Doug Wamble; 8/6: Frank Morgan; 8/20: Mose Allison.

    Medford Saving Lives Summer Concert Festival City Hall Plaza, 85 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford. 781-393-2450. Donations accepted. Thursdays in July. 7-9 p.m.

  • 7/7: Artie Barsamian Boston Big Band featuring vocalist Steve Marvin - ''Sinatra Remembered"; 7/14: Jimmy Geany ''International Favorite" -- Italian-American tenor; 7/21: Dixieland Hit Parade; 7/28: Barry Mooney and Friends.
  • Middle East 472 Mass. Ave., Central Square, Cambridge. 617-864-3278. www.mideastclub.com Shows 18+ except as noted.

  • 6/7: Slater. $8; 6/8: Graham Parker & the Figgs. $17; 6/10: The Pietasters, Mass Hysteria, Riki Rocksteady. $12; 6/11: Leedz Edutainment presents Boot Camp, Ft Buckshot, Cocoa Brovaz aka Smif N Wessun, Sean Price, Audible Mainframe, the Greater Good, Deck Demons. $20; 6/12: Maximo Park. $12; 6/15: The Campbell Brothers with John Medeski. $15; 6/16: Jonathan Richman. $15; 6/20, 6/21: Comedy featuring Eugene Mirman with Mike Birbiglia, Leo Allen. Music by Langhorne Slim. $12; 6/24: Rubikon, Drinkfist, Sinapse, Unhinged. $10; 6/25: Steve Kimock Band, Luke Patchen & Erik Glockler. $25; 7/1: Hirax, Municipal Water, Coliseum, Defcon 4. $12; 7/2: Aster Aweke. $30; 7/3: 1 p.m. Steal the City, Animal Suit Driveby, Two Minute Warning. $9. All ages; 7/9: Bettie Serveert. $12; 7/10: Powerman 5000. $18; 7/16: 4 p.m. Doom & Grind Fest featuring Phobia, Circle of Dead Children, Kill the Client, Confier, Adolf Satan, Biolich, Abhorred, Continued Without a Finding, Sin of Angels, Hirudinea. $15; 7/17: 4 p.m. Doom & Grind Fest featuring Grief, Goatsblood, Unearthly Trance, Drogheda, Wet Nurse, Magrudergrind, Syzslak, Kevorkian's Angels, Ocean. $15. Two day D&G Fest pass for $20; 7/18: Subhumans. $10. All ages; 7/23: Leedz Edutainment presents Immortal Technique, the Foundation, Exposition, Elemental Zazen, Jake the Snake, Irepress. $20; 7/24: Pelican, Big Business, Panthers, Kayo Dot. $12; 7/27: On No, Diverse. $12; 8/2: Malevolent Creation, Origin Animosity, Divine Empre. $17; 8/16: Planes Mistaken for Stars, Smoke or Fire, Glass and Ashes. $10; 8/19: The Wrens, Jim Yoshii Pile-Up. $12; 8/20: Holly Golightly, Tom Heinl. $12; 9/3:1 p.m. Xiu Xiu, Frog Eyes, Yellow Swans. $12. All ages.
  • Museum of Fine Arts Concerts in the Courtyard, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. Wednesdays at 7:30, except as noted. 617-369-3306. mfa.org $25, students and seniors $20, $30 reserved table.

  • 6/15: 6:30 and 8 p.m. Mouse on Mars; 6/22: Laura Cantrell with Paul Burch.
  • 6/29: Omar Sosa; 7/6: Fourtet with Sunburned Hand of the Man; 7/13: Juanito Pascual. 7/20: Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas; 7/27: Jimmie Dale Gilmore; 8/3: The Holmes Brothers; 8/10: Patty Larkin; 8/17: Kiran Ahluwalia; 8/24: Fanfare Ciocarlia.
  • Music Through Time Series New Bedford Whaling Museum, Museum Theater, 18 Johnny Cake Road, New Bedford. 508-997-0046, ext. 188. whalingmuseum.org 8 p.m. $18.

  • 6/17: James Keelaghan and David Francey; 8/6: John Gorka.
  • Narrows Center for the Arts 16 Anawan St., Fall River. 508-324-1926. www.ncfta.org. Concerts at 8 p.m.

  • 6/9: Graham Parker & the Figgs. $23; 6/10: Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriquez. $18; 6/11: Greg Trooper & Dulcie Taylor. $18; 6/16: Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks. $28; 6/17: Topaz Tribe ''Gypsy Spirit Ensemble." $15, children $10; 6/23: Fishken & Groves. $12; 6/24: Drunk Stuntmen. $12; 7/23: Rosie Flores. $15; 7/29: The Cottars; 8/25: Danu. $23.
  • New Bedford Summerfest Six stages throughout New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. 508-999-5231. newbedfordsummerfest.com

  • 7/2, 7/3: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Daily pass $10, weekend pass $15. Performers include Jake Armerding, Hanneke Cassel Band, Crooked Still, Catie Curtis, Cliff Eberhardt, Paul Geremia, Sara Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Christine Lavin, Peter Mulvey, the Nields, John Renbourn & Jacqui McShee, John Roberts, Susan Werner, Brooks Williams, many others.
  • New England Country Music Festival Gillette Stadium, Foxborough. 617-931-2000.

  • 7/23: 3:30 p.m. $27.50-$72. Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson, Uncle Kracker, Pat Green, Blaine Larsen.
  • North Shore Music Theatre 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. 978-232-7200. nsmt.org

  • 6/24: 8 p.m. Dennis DeYoung - The Music of Styx with John Waite. $45-$50; 6/26: 7:30 p.m. Improv All-Stars. $39-$45; 7/2: 8 p.m. Gin Blossoms. $35-$40; 8/10: 7 p.m. Engelbert Humperdinck. $44-$54; 8/11: 8 p.m. Kenny Rogers. $55-$65; 8/13: 8 p.m. Charlie Daniels Band. $40-$50; 8/14: The Beach Boys. $48-$55; 8/28: 8 p.m. George Carlin. $45-$56.

    Orpheum Theatre 1 Hamilton Place, Boston. 617-679-0810, 617-931-2000.

  • 6/9: 8 p.m. Aimee Mann. $37.50-$42.50.
  • Paradise Rock Club 967 Comm. Ave., Boston. 617-562-8800, 617-423-6398. www.thedise.com 18+

  • 6/7: 8 p.m. Spoon. $17; 6/8: 8 p.m. Ozomatli. $18; 6/10: 9 p.m. Buffalo Tom. $18; 6/11: 9 p.m. Edwin McCain, Jeffrey Gaines. $20; 6/12: 8 p.m The Dears. $12; 6/13: 8 p.m. Marillion. $20; 6/14: 8 p.m. Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Jon Nicolson. $17.50; 6/18: 9 p.m. Cafe Tacuba. $20; 6/23: 9 p.m. Greg Behrendt & Liz Tuccilo. $20; 6/24: 9 p.m. Addison Groove Project. $15; 6/25: 9 p.m. Meshell Ndegeocello & Joshua Redman's Elastic Band. $33.50; 6/27: 8 p.m. Brazilian Girls. $15; 6/28: 8 p.m. Meat Beat Manifesto. $15; 6/29: 8 p.m. Erin McKeown. $12; 6/30: 8 p.m. Third Rail. $15; 7/1: 9 p.m. Cowboy Mouth. $16; 7/7: 9 p.m Rachid Taha. $15; 7/9: 9 p.m. Mr. Brownstone. $12; 7/14: 9 p.m. Femi Kuti. $25; 7/17: 8 p.m. Shelby Lynne. $15; 7/21: 9 p.m. The Waifs. $15; 7/30: 9 p.m. Waltham. $12.
  • Phoenix Rising -- Outdoor Music Festival and Fundraiser for Peace Sparhawk School Farm Campus, 259 Elm St., Amesbury. 978-834-0367. imaginestudios.org

  • 7/2: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Performers include Carl Cacho, Mamadou, Ol'Brown Shoe, Lucian Parkin, Meg Rayne, Kate Redgate Band, Dave Talmage, Lynne Taylor, Jim Trick. $15, advance $12, half price for students and seniors, kids under 12 free. Partial proceeds to Veterans for Peace.

    Picnic Concert Series The Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Rd., Ipswich. 978-356-4351. Thursdays 7-9 p.m. $20 per car.

  • 7/7: Planet Groove; 7/21: Orange Crush; 7/28: Crazy Maggy; 8/4: Island Breeze; 8/11: Sam Hooper Group; 8/18: Grupo Fantasia; 8/25: Orville Giddings Band.

    Plymouth Memorial Hall 83 Court St., Rte. 3A, Plymouth. 866-468-7619, 508-747-1340. plymouthhall.com

  • 8/6: 7:30 p.m. Ruben Studdard - American Idol 2003 winner; 8/26: 7:30 p.m. Dickey Betts & Great Southern. $27-$32; 9/2: 7:30 p.m. Charlie Daniels Band. $38-$48.
  • Regattabar Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. 617-661-5000. www.regattabarjazz.com Shows at 7:30 & 10 p.m., some exceptions.

  • 6/8: The Young Turks. $15; 6/9: Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra. $15; 6/11: Jose De Santos Flamenco Quartet. $15; 6/16: Jeremiah. $14; 6/17, 6/18: Kevin Mahogany with Kendrick Oliver and the New Life Jazz Orchestra. $26; 6/21: Sofia Koutsovitis Group. $10; 6/23: Jeff Berlin Trio. $20; 6/28: Aruan Ortiz Trio. $10; 6/29: Vijay Iyer Quartet. $12; 7/8, 7/9: Ron Carter Golden Striker Trio with Mulgrew Miller and Russell Malone. $25; 7/13: Sol Y Canto and Snake Trio. $16; 7/15, 7/16: Ruth Brown. $25. (rescheduled from 5/5-5/7); 7/22: Sonya Kitchell Band. $12; 7/23: Nicole Nelson Band. $14; 7/26: Obbini Tumbao. $10; 7/27, 7/28: Dave Frishberg. $20; 7/29, 7/30: Los Hombres Calientes. $25; 8/31: Tessa Souter. $12.
  • Regent Theatre 7 Medford St., Arlington. 781-646-4849. regenttheatre.com

  • 6/10: 7 pm. Chick Singers Night - Fundraiser for arts and music programs in public schools. Hosted by Jennifer Truesdale and Vykki Vox Band, emcee Chris Rucker. Featuring Jennifer Matthews, Parul Vakani, Gary Backstrom, other young area performers. $20-$40, kids under 12 $15-$20.
  • 6/12: 2-7 p.m. Setting the Stage for Hope: A Benefit Concert for Tsunami Relief. Hosted by teen rock band non-profit program ''Plugged In." Bands performing include State Radio, the So and So's, Venue Bullet. Proceeds to Music for Relief, working in partnership with Unicef and Habitat for Humanity. $15, students $10.
  • 6/19: 8 p.m. Oojami featuring Necmi and Sufi dancer.
  • 7/8: 8 p.m. Synergy Quintet Brass Ensemble. $15, students and seniors $10.
  • 8/7: 7 p.m. Gospel Jubilee featuring the Lewis Sisters and Lewis Family Gospel Singers. $20, students and seniors $15. Partial proceeds benefit Women's Lunch Place.
  • Rolling Stones ''Onstage" World Tour Fenway Park, Boston. 617-931-2000.

  • 8/21 and 8/23: 8 p.m. $63-$163. With Black-Eyed Peas. SOLD OUT.
  • Roxy 279 Tremont St., Boston. 617-931-2000.

  • 7/8: 8 p.m. Digable Planets. $23; 7/14: 8 p.m. The Bravery. $15.
  • Ryles Jazz Club 212 Hampshire St., Inman Square, Cambridge. 617-876-9330. www.rylesjazz.com Cover $10-$12 except as noted.

  • 76/12: 8 p.m. Brotherhood of the Groove; 6/16: 7 p.m. Guitar Therapy featuring Mike Keneally. $15; 6/17: 9 p.m. Bill Connors. $20; 6/18: 9 p.m. Boston Horns; 6/19: 7 p.m. Ball in the House featuring Bob Malone; 6/30: 8:30 p.m. Bruno Raberg Group; 7/1: 9 p.m. Ken Clark Organ Trio; 7/2: 9 p.m Mr. Nicks Blues Mafia; 7/9: 9 p.m. Melvin Sparks; 7/16: 9 p.m. Marta Gomez; 7/28: 8:30 p.m. Patricia Vlieg; 7/30: 9 p.m. Teresa Ines Group; 8/16: 8:30 p.m. Christy Bluhm Jazz Quartet; 8/25: 8:30 p.m. Boston Jazz Collective Fundraiser; 9/2: 9 p.m. Alex Skolnick.
  • Scullers Jazz Club DoubleTree Guest Suites Hotel, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Storrow Drive at Mass. Turnpike, Boston. 617-562-4111. www.scullersjazz.com Shows at 8 & 10 p.m., some exceptions.

  • 6/7: Ginamark. $15; 6/8: Miguel Zenon. $16; 6/9: Marta Gomez. $15; 6/10, 6/11: Regina Belle. $38; 6/14: Cape Verdean Festival. $26; 6/16, 6/17: Andre Ward. $20; 6/21: Sophia Bilides. $18; 6/22: Debby Boone, $30; 6/23: Eldar. $14; 6/24-6/26: Hugh Masekela. $26-$28; 6/28: Makoto OzoneTrio. $22; 6/29: Jerry Portnoy Trio. $16; 6/30: The Persuasions. $20; 7/1: Lizz Wright. $20; 7/29, 7/30: The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman. $32; 8/4, 8/5: Terence Blanchard; 8/11, 8/12: Walter Beasley; 8/17, 8/18: Bill Frisell; 8/19: Tierney Sutton; 8/23: Don Byron with Jason Moran and Billy Hart. $20; 8/26, 8/27: Michael Franks. $38; 9/1, 9/2: Angela Bofill. $26; 9/7, 9/8: Kurt Elling. $18; 9/9, 9/10: Spyro Gyra. $35; 9/15-9/17: Cleo Laine & John Dankworth; 9/29, 9/30: Acoustic Alchemy. $22.
  • Somerville Theatre 55 Davis Square, Somerville. 617-931-2000. somervilletheatreonline.com

  • 6/10: 8 p.m. Dark Star Orchestra. $22.50; 6/11: 9 p.m. Oliver 'tuku' Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits. $24.50; 6/20: 7:30 p.m. ''Harrier Angel" - Rock Remedy for the Re Generation. $20. Concert reading of rock musical by Cassandra von Braun; 6/24: 8 p.m. Robert Fripp. $28-$33; 6/25: 8 p.m. Teo Leo & the Pharmacists. $14; 6/29: 7:30 p.m. The Eels. $22.50; 7/15: 8 p.m. Tegan and Sara. $18; 7/16: 8 p.m. Indoor Folk Festival; $25.50. Featuring Rolly Brown, Kate Campbell, Pat Donohue, Mark Erelli, Beverly Smith and Carl Jones, Bill Staines, T.J. Wheeler, Charles Williams. 617-287-6900 for tickets; 7/20: 8 p.m. Hot Tuna. $30-$35; 8/20: 8 p.m. Indoor Folk Festival. $25.50. Featuring Bob Franke, Martin Grosswendt, Lorraine and Bennett Hammond, Robert Jones, the Kennedys, John Kirk, Trish Miller, Sloan Wainwright. 617-287-6900 for tickets.
  • Sounds of the Underground Tour Tsongas Arena, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell. 617-931-2000.

  • 6/25: 11 a.m. $29.50. Bands include Lamb of God, Clutch, Poison the Well, Chimaira, GWAR, Strapping Young Lad, Opeth, Every Time I Die, Unearth, Norma Jean, Throwdown, From Autumn to Ashes, High On Fire, Devildriver, A Life Once Lost, All That Remains, Full Blown Chaos, the Red Chord.

    South Shore Music Circus 130 Sohier St., off Rte. 3A, Cohasset. 617-931-2787. themusiccircus.org

  • 6/18: 8 p.m. Lynyrd Skynyrd. $51.50. SOLD OUT; 6/25: 8 p.m. Deep Purple, $41-$53; 6/30: 8 p.m. Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. $44. SOLD OUT; 7/7: 8 p.m. Michael McDonald. $40.50; 7/8: 8 p.m. Buddy Guy & Eric Johnson. $33; 7/10: 7:30 p.m. Ronan Tynan with Katherine Jenkins. $29.50; 7/14: 8 p.m. Carole King: Living Room Tour. $62.50; 7/15: 8 p.m. Jonny Lang. $33-$45; 7/17: 7:30 p.m. Liza Minnelli. $63; 7/23: 8 p.m. The Doobie Brothers. $38.50; 7/30: 7 p.m. Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. $75; 8/4: 7:30 p.m. Robert Cray Band with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. $35-$47; 8/5: 8 p.m. Michael Feinstein and Linda Eder. $46.50-$48.50; 8/6: 8 p.m. Susan Tedeschi. $28-$40; 8/7: 7:30 p.m. Judy Collins. $25.50-$37.50; 8/12: 8 p.m. Engelbert Humperdinck. $38; 8/13: 8 p.m. Kenny Rogers. $45.50-$56.50; 8/14: 7:30 p.m. LeAnn Rimes. $50. SOLD OUT; 8/20: 8 p.m. The Saw Doctors. $33; 8/24: 8 p.m. Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers. $29-$41; 8/25: 8 p.m. Lonestar. $38.50; 8/26: 8 p.m. The Beach Boys. $42; 8/27: 8 p.m. Hootie & the Blowfish. $40.75; 8/28: 7:30 p.m. Travis Tritt. $39-$51; 9/3: 8 p.m. Julio Iglesias. $46-$58.
  • Summer Revels Boston Children's Museum, 300 Congress St. 617-972-8300. www.revels.org

  • 6/25, 6/26: 7 p.m. Free. Family program of music, dance, and folktales celebrating summer and Boston's cultural diversity. Performances include ''mummers play," Penpa Sensing from Tibet, Samba Tremeterra from Brazilian Cultural Center, children from La Pinata, Janice Allen, David Coffin, Chinese Lion Dancers, Mulberry Morris children's team, Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society, Summer Revels Chorus of adults and children singalong.
  • Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts 885 South Main St., Mansfield. 617-931-2000. tweetercenter.com/boston

  • 6/8: 7:30 p.m. Stevie Nicks and Don Henley. $30.50-$126; 6/12: 7:30 p.m. Judas Priest with Queensryche. $23-$50; 7/16: 8 p.m. Rascal Flatts with Blake Shelton, Shelly Fairchild. $30-$43; 6/17: 7 p.m. Santana with Los Lonely Boys, Salvador Santana Band. $23-$56; 6/18: 7 p.m. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with the Black Crowes. $27.50-$55; 6/20, 6/22: Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band. $36-$86. SOLD OUT; 6/24: 7 p.m. Oasis with Jet, Nic Armstrong & the Thieves. $26; 6/28, 6/29: 8 p.m. James Taylor. $26-$69.50; 7/2: 3:30 p.m. Zooma Tour: Trey Anastasio and Ben Harper. $32.50-$47.50. CANCELED. Refunds at purchase outlet; 7/7: 7 p.m. John Mellencamp with John Fogerty. $26-$65; 7/8: 6:30 p.m. 3 Doors Down with Staind, Breaking Benjamins. $24-$66; 7/9, 7/10: 7 p.m. Dave Matthews Band with G. Love & Special Sauce. $40-$57.50; 7/15: 11 a.m. Ozzfest with Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Mudvayne, Shadows Fall, Black Label Society, Rob Zombie. $39.75-$85.25; 7/16: 7:30 p.m. Earth Wind & Fire and Chicago. $26.25-$76.25; 7/23: 2 p.m. Big Summer Classic featuring String Cheese Incident with Keller Williams, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Yonder Mountain String Band, Umphrey's McGee, New Monsoon. $35; 7/29: 7 p.m. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with the Black Crowes. $27.50-$55; 8/6: 7:30 p.m. Coldplay. $30.50-$69; 8/10: 7 p.m. Anger Management III featuring Eminem and 50 Cent with Lil Jon & the Eastside Boys, G-Unit, D-12, Obie Trice, Stat Quo. $56-$81; 8/20: 6:30 p.m. Allman Brothers Band with moe. $29.50-$50; 8/26: 7:30 p.m. Steve Miller Band. $20-$45; 8/27: 7:30 p.m. Toby Keith with Lee Ann Womack, Shooter Jennings. $28.50-$64.75; 8/29: 7 p.m. Avril Lavigne with Gavin DeGraw and Butch Walker. $36-$46; 9/25: 7:30 p.m. Brooks & Dunn. $25-$49.75.
  • Windhover Performing Arts Center Rockport. 978-546-3611. windhover.org

  • 8/5, 8/6: 8 p.m. Jazz cabaret with vocalist Didi Stewart and pianist Joe Mulholland in music from Broadway. $30.
  • World Music Outdoor Concert Series Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Centanni Courtyard, 41 Second St., Cambridge. 617-577-1400, ext. 10. cmacusa.org 7 p.m. Free.

  • 7/8: Mohammed Camara -- West African master drummer; 7/15: Guy Mendilow -- world folk; 7/22: Mili Bermejo & Dan Greenspan -- Latin jazz.
  • Zeitgeist Gallery 1353 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge. 617-876-6060. www.zeitgeist-gallery.org

  • Mondays: 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. The Fringe. George Garzone, piano; John Lockwood, bass; Bulll Gullotti, drums; 6/17, 6/23: 7-9 p.m. Either/Orchestra. $10; 6/18: 7-9 p.m. Relief Concert for Children and Families of Darfur. Audrey Ryan Band, Jennifer Greer Ensemble, Gary Fieldman and Friends. $10. All proceeds to Unicef. 9:30 p.m.-midnight. Michael Hurley. $10.
  • CENTRAL & WESTERN MASS, NEW YORK STATE

    5 Star Series Concerts Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111. Concerts at 7:30 p.m. in the Orangerie. $24, students and youth $16. Grounds open at 6:30 p.m.

  • 7/14: ''Ivory Keys -Piano Blues" with David Maxwell; 8/18: ''Sizzlin' Sounds" with Billy Novick and Guy Duser; 9/8: ''Autumnal Harmony" with Aine Minogue.
  • Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Lee.

  • 6/21-6/26: Savion Glover; 6/29-7/3: Martha Graham Dance Company. Six decades of masterworks.
  • Calvin Theatre for the Performing Arts 19 King St., Northampton. 413-586-8686. www.iheg.com

  • 6/12: 8 p.m. Indigo Girls. $39.50; 6/24: 8 p.m. John Hiatt and North Mississippi Allstars. $32.50-$42.50; 7/1: 8 p.m. Ray LaMontagne. $24; 8/5: 8 p.m. Bela Fleck Acoustic Trio featuring Bryan Sutton and Casey Driessen, Del McCoury Band. $25-$37.50.
  • Club Helsinki 284 Main St., Great Barrington. 413-528-3394, 413-528-8418. www.clubhelsinkiweb.com

  • 6/10: 9 p.m. Laura Love. $25; 6/11: 8 p.m. Mary Gauthier. $18. 10:30 p.m. The Wood Brothers featuring MM&W's bassist Chris Wood and Oliver Wood. $10; 6/12: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Kim & Reggie Harris. $15, kids under 12 $7; 6/15: 8:30 p.m. Matt Smith Band. $10; 6/17: 9 p.m. Steve Forbert, Amy Speace. $20; 6/18: 9 p.m. Todd Mack. $12; 7/1: 9 p.m. Shannon McNally; 7/2: 9 p.m. Michael Powers. $15; 7/7: 9 p.m. C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band. $20; 7/9: 9 p.m. Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys. $20; 7/13: 8:30 p.m. Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. $12; 7/15: 9 p.m. The Holmes Brothers. $25; 7/21: 7:30 p.m. Tom Rush. $30; 7/23: 9 p.m. Albert Cummings. $15; 7/29: 9 p.m. Ollabelle. $18; 8/7: 8 p.m. Doc Watson. $35-$45. At Taconic Hills School, Rte. 11A, Hillsdale, NY.
  • DCU Center 50 Foster St., Worcester. 617-931-2000. 508-755-6800. dcucenter.com

  • 7/30: 7 p.m. American Idols Live! $36.25-$46.25.
  • EcoTarium Jazz at Sunset Series EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester. 508-929-2703. ecotarium.org/jazz Co-presented by WICN. Fridays 6:30-8:30 p.m. $16 per person, free for children 12 and under. Advance-reserved table for four $75. Gates open at 5 p.m., bring chairs and blankets.

  • 6/24: Roomful of Blues; 7/1: C.J. Chenier the Red Hot Louisiana Band; 7/8: Michelle Willson and the Evil Gal Festival Orchestra; 7/15: El Eco featuring Hendrik Meurkens; 7/22: David ''Fathead" Newman; 7/29: Tribute to Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee. 15 piece orchestra directed by Everett Longstreth with vocalist Amanda Carr.
  • Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Long Hill Farm, Rte. 23, Hillsdale, NY. 866-325-2744. falconridgefolk.com

  • 7/21-7/24. Full festival with camping $115, without camping $95; daily rate $30-$35, student/senior discount at the gate with ID; kids full festival $30-$45, under 12 free. Discount for purchase by 7/1. More than 40 performers on four stages including Acoustic Hot Tuna, Brave Combo, Crooked Still, Ani DiFranco, and Eddie From Ohio.
  • Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival Rothvoss Farm, 758 E. Ancram Rd., Ancramdale, NY. 888-946-8495. greyfoxbluegrass.com

  • 7/14: 2 p.m.-midnight. 7/15, 7/16: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. 7/17: 10:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Full festival camping $150; Thurs. $35., Fri. or Sat. $45. Seniors $5 off at the gate, kids 12 and under free with adult. Discount for advance purchase by 6/30. Hosted by Dry Branch Fire Squad. Performers include Peter Rowan's All Star Bluegrass Jam with Tim O'Brien, Laurie Lewis, John Cowan, Pat Flynn, and Darol Anger.
  • Iron Horse Music Hall 20 Center St., Northampton. 413-586-8686. www.iheg.com Discount for advance purchase.

    6/7: 8:30 pm. Culture featuring Joseph Hill. $18; 6/10: 7 p.m. Duncan Sheik, Jim Boggia. $18; 6/12: 8:30 p.m. Oliver Mtukudzi & Black Spirits. $20; 6/14: 7 p.m. Edwin McCain, Jeffrey Gaines. $23; 6/16: 7 p.m. Battlefield Band. $20; 6/17: 7 p.m. Kris Delmhorst. $17; 7/18: 7 p.m. Chris Whitley. $15; 6/19: 7 p.m. Norman Schell & Youth Well Spent, Peter J. Newland Duo. $18; 6/23: 7 p.m. The Mammals. $18; 6/24: 7 p.m. Laura Cantrell, Paul Burch. $15; 6/25: 7 p.m. Tarbox Ramblers. $15; 6/26: 7 p.m. Girlyman. $13; 6/29: 7 p.m. Slaid Cleaves, Eliza Gilkyson. $18; 7/1: 7 p.m. Tracy Bonham. $15; 7/7, 7/8: 7 p.m. Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez. $17; 7/9: 7 p.m. Erin McKeown, Ida. $18; 7/10: 7 p.m. The Glengarry Bhoys. $15; 7/13: 7 p.m. John Renbourn & Jacqui McShee. $18; 7/14: 7 p.m. Steep Canyon Rangers. $15; 7/15: 7 p.m. Eddie From Ohio. $23; 7/19: 7 p.m. Tom Russell. $18; 7/20: 7 & 9:30 p.m. The Waifs, Ben Weaver. $23; 7/21, 7/22: 7 p.m. Fred Eaglesmith. $23; 7/23: 7 p.m. Sonya Kitchell Band; 7/26: 7 p.m. Hot Tuna Acoustic. $38; 7/29: 7 p.m. Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart. $15; 7/30: 7 p.m. Satinwood: Legendary Songs. $19; 8/11: 7 & 9:30 p.m. Dr. John. $40; 8/13: 7 p.m. Johnny A. $19; 8/15: 7 p.m. Don Byron Ivey-Divey Trio featuring Jason Moran and Billy Hart. $20; 8/19: 7 p.m. Mark Erelli, Lori McKenna, Jake Armerding -- ''A Night Under the Covers" -- favorite songs by other artists. $15; 8/27: 7 p.m. Guitar Shorty. $15.

    Mass MoCA 1040 Mass MoCA Way., North Adams. 413-664-4481. massmoca.org

  • 6/17: 7:30 pm. Ben Munisteri Dance Projects: Not Human. Movement artist presents work-in-progress. $14; 6/25: 8:30 p.m. William Kentridge: 9 Drawings for Projection with live music by Philip Miller. South African artists present animations set to music for string quartet, voice, piano, trumpet. $22; 7/2: 9 p.m. ''Tarzan the Ape Man" with music by Mocean Worker. 1932 classic film with original electronic score. $17; 7/9: 9 p.m. Sound of Science with Yo La Tengo. Rock trio performs original music to short documentaries of underwater life by Jean Painleve. $26; 7/16: 8 p.m. Melomane. Pop noir sextet. $17; 7/23: 11 a.m. Bang on a Can: Kids Can Too. Hands-on demo of music making. Free with museum admission. Part of Bang on a Can annual Festival in residence, access complete schedule at venue website; 7/23: 8 p.m. Bang on a Can All-Stars: Brian Eno's ''Music for Airports." $22; 7/30: 4-10 p.m. Bang on a Can Marathon. With composer Steve Reich; 8/6: 8 p.m. Hem. Traditional American music. $17; 8/12: 8:30 pm. ''The Man with the X-Ray Eyes" with live music by Pere Ubu. Roger Corman horror film with original music by underground avant-rock band. $17; 8/13: 8 p.m. Loudon Wainwright. $24; 8/20: 11 a.m. Lava for Kids. All-women dance company in residence gives movement lesson for kids. Free with museum admission; 8/20: 8 p.m. Mosquitos. Brazilian pop combo featuring chanteuse Juju Stulbach. $17; 8/26, 8/27: 7:30 p.m. Lava: (w)HOLE. Newest work-in-progress by all-women dance ensemble. With video and live music by Adam Dorn aka Mocean Worker. $20, kids under 12 $15; 9/2: 8 p.m. Don Edwards. Cowboy singer/poet. $19; 9/4: 7:30 p.m. New Orleans R&B Dance Party: Walter Wolfman Washington. $17.

    Palladium 261 Main St., Worcester. 800-477-6849, 978-346-4577. www.tickets.com

    6/25: 8 p.m. The Get Up Kids. $17.50.

  • Pearl Street Nightclub 10 Pearl St., Northampton. 413-586-8686. www.iheg.com Discount for advance purchase. Shows at 8:30 p.m.

  • 6/10: M.I.A., Diplo, Tigercity. $18; 6/15: Iron and Wine, Band of Horses. $18; 6/18: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Roughed Up Folk. $17; 6/24: Ja Rule. $28; 6/25: My Morning Jacket. $18; 6/26: The New Pornographers, Mates of State. $18; 7/12: Dinosaur, Jr. $28; 7/13: Femi Kuti; 7/22: Chevelle, Taproot. $28.
  • Pines Theatre Overlook Park, 300 North Main St., Florence. 413-586-8686. www.iheg.com

  • 6/22: 7 p.m. Modest Mouse. $27.50; 6/30: 7 p.m. Mark Knopfler -- Shangri-la Tour. $65-$75.
  • Tanglewood Jazz Festival Tanglewood Music Center, Lenox. 888-266-1200, 617-266-1492. www.bso.org

  • 9/2: 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Diane Schuur with Caribbean Jazz Project; Toots Thielemans, Kenny Werner, Oscar Castro-Neves, Airto. $40-$55. Lawn $17; 9/3: noon. Theatre. The Legends Trio featuring Skitch Henderson, Bucky Pizzarelli, Jay Leonhart. $25-$35. 3 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Marian McPartland. Live taping for NPR's ''Piano Jazz" with Madeleine Peyroux. $30-$45. Lawn $17. 8 p.m. Koussevitzky Music Shed. Tony Bennett and the Count Basie Orchestra. $41-$81. lawn $23; 9/4: 2 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Sonny Rollins. $30-$45. Lawn $17. 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Yellowjackets, Chris Botti. $42-$65. Lawn $20.
  • Vans Warped Tour Three County Fairgrounds, Northampton. 800-477-6849. massconcerts.com

  • 8/15: noon. $29.75. Bands include Transplants, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, the Offspring, Strung Out, Relient K, Dropkick Murphys, Thrice, Mest, Senses Fail, Atreyu, MxPx, many others. Several stages. Skate ramp, bike jump demos, climbing wall.

    Wednesday Folk Tradition Concert Series Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, Hadley. 413-584-4699. pphmuseum.org. Concerts take place in the museum's sunken garden at 7 p.m. $8, seniors $7, children 16 and under $2. Grounds open for picnicking from 5 p.m.

    6/8: Viva Quetzal; 6/15: Gandal Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams; 6/22: Inner Visions; 6/29: Sonya Kitchell Band; 7/6: Gokh-Bi System; 7/13: Mawwal; 7/20: Horace Clarence Boyer and the Year of Jubilee; 7/27: Yarina.

  • CAPE COD & ISLANDS

    American Echoes Summer Concert Series Heritage Museum & Gardens, Outdoor Concert Stage, Pine & Grove Streets, Sandwich. 508-888-3300, ext. 141. heritagemuseums.org

  • 7/13: 7:30 p.m. Patty Larkin. $20; 7/27: 7:30 p.m. Livingston Taylor. $20; 8/10: 7 p.m. Entrain and Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish. $20; 8/24: 7:30 p.m. Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Cha's. $20.
  • Boch Center for the Arts - Subaru of New England Summer Series Mashpee High School Auditorium, 500 Old Barnstable Rd., Mashpee. 508-477-2580. bochcenterarts.org $44 per concert, seniors $42, youth $18. $152 entire series, $120 three-concert set.

  • 7/9: 8 p.m. Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul; 7/22: 8 p.m. Kathy Mattea; 8/13: 8 p.m. Comedian Robert Klein; 8/27: 8 p.m. Count Basie Orchestra directed by Bill Hughes featuring Butch Miles.
  • Cape Cod Jazz Festival Wequassett Inn on Pleasant Bay, Chatham. 617-694-0204. capecodjazzfestival.com Tues. & Wed. at 8:30 p.m. No cover.

  • 7/5: KJ Denhert; 7/6: Michael Oakland; 7/12: Artie Barsamian Swingtet; 7/13: Lou Colombo Quintet; 7/19: Mark Greel Quintet; 7/20: Harvie S Latin Jazz Quartet; 7/26: Blostein-Sperazza Quartet; 7/27: Jane Blackstone Quartet; 8/2: White Heat Swing Septet; 8/3: Jerry Bergonzi Quartet; 8/9: Schnitter Quartet; 8/10: Made in the Shade Quintet; 8/17: Dick Johnson Quintet; 8/16: Mose Allison Trio; 8/23: Mercedes Hall; 8/24: Kenny Werner; 8/30: Roseanna Vitro; 8/31: Musical Salute to James Williams, featuring Greg Hopkins and Bill Pierce.
  • Cape Cod Melody Tent 21 West Main St., Hyannis. 508-775-5630, 800-347-0808. melodytent.org Shows at 8 p.m. except as noted.

  • 6/11: Indigo Girls. $36.50-$48.50; 6/16: Dane Cook. $33-$45; 6/15: Seal. With Chris Pierce. $50.50-$62.50; 6/17: Lynyrd Skynyrd. $51.50; 6/24: Deep Purple. $41-$53; 6/26: 11 a.m. 106/WCOD Chowder Fest. $10; 7/1: Lewis Black. $35-$47; 7/2: Kevin James. $51-$63; 7/7: Buddy Guy and Eric Johnson. $37.50-$49.50; 7/8: Michael McDonald. $40.50; 7/9: Moody Blues. $63-$75; 7/11: Carole King: Living Room Tour. $62.50-$74.50; 7/14: Jonny Lang. $33.50-$45; 7/16: Liza Minnelli. $63-$75; 7/22: Comedian Brian Regan. $33.50-$45.50; 7/23: Lyle Lovett & his Large Band. $36.50-$48.50; 7/24: The Doobie Brothers. $36.50-$48.50; 7/26, 7/27: Crosby Stills & Nash. $69.75-$81.25; 7/28: Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood. $36.50-$48.50; 7/29: Ani DiFranco. $38-$50; 8/3: 7:30 p.m. Reel Blues Fest featuring Robert Cray Band, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Honey Boy Edwards. $36-$48; 8/4: Michael Feinstein and Linda Eder. $36.50-$48.50; 8/5: George Thorogood & the Destroyers. $33-$45; 8/6: 4 & 7 p.m. Bill Cosby. $39.50-$50; 8/7: Susan Tedeschi. $28-$40; 8/11: Saw Doctors. $33; 8/12: Kenny Rogers. $45.50-$56.50; 8/13: Engelbert Humperdinck. $35.50-$47.50; 8/18: Chris Isaak. $35.50-$47.50; 8/19: Comedian Charlie Murphy & Friends from Chappelle's show. $33.50-$45.50; 8/20: The Fools & the Stompers. $25.50-$37.50; 8/21: Styx. $40-$52; 8/23: Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers. $29-$41; 8/24: 7:30 p.m. Daryl Hall & John Oates and Tears for Fears. $62.50-$74.50; 8/26: Hootie & the Blowfish. $40.75-$52.75; 8/27: 4:30 & 8:30 p.m. The Beach Boys. $40-$52; 8/29: B.B. King's 80th Birthday Celebration. $51.75-$63.75; 9/2: Julio Iglesias. $46-$58; 9/4: Tony Bennett. $64-$76.
  • Vineyard Vibes Festival Various locations on Martha's Vineyard. 8/4-8/7. 508-693-0305. vineyardvibes.com. Annual showcase for Berklee College alumni, faculty, and students.

    Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, Oak Bluffs. 8/4: 8 p.m. Phil Wilson and Berklee Rainbow Band. $15. Jeremy Ragsdale Quartet opens.

  • Hot Tin Roof, Edgartown. 8/5: 9 p.m. Equie Castrillo's Big Band - A Tribute to the Mambo Kings: Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, Machito. $25. 18-piece band with salsa dancers. 7:30 p.m. doors for free lessons. 8/6: 9 p.m. Juliana Hatfield. $20. The Unbusted opens.
  • The Old Whaling Church, Edgartown. 8/7: 8 p.m. Reverence Gospel Ensemble directed by Dennis Montgomery III, featuring soloist Renese King. $20. Vocalists Farah Siraj and Andrea Whaley open, performing songs written for the women and children of Darfur.

    RHODE ISLAND

    Dunkin Donuts Folk Festival Newport. 866-468-7619, 401-847-3700. festivalproductions.net

  • Jane Pickens Theatre, 49 Touro St. 8/4: 7 p.m. Screening of ''Festival!" (1967, dir. Murray Lerner), filmed record of Newport Folk Festival 1964-1966 featuring footage of Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger, the Staple Singers, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Howlin' Wolf, Bob Dylan. $15.
  • Newport Casino, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave. 8/5: 8 p.m. Arlo Guthrie and Nanci Griffith $30-$75.
  • 8/6: 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Three stages at Fort Adams State Park. $48-$63, children under 12 $5, under 2 free.
  • Dunkin Donuts Stage: Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin, Bela Fleck Acoustic Trio, Del McCoury Band, Ray LaMontagne, Holmes Brothers.

    Borders Stage: Odetta, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Teddy Thompson, Song Circle with the Kennedys, the Lonesome Sisters, Caitlin Cary & Thad Cockrell.

    Waterside Stage: Foghorn String Band, others.

  • 8/7: 11:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Three stages at Fort Adams State Park. $65-$75, children under 12 $5, under 2 free.

    Dunkin Donuts Stage: Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Emmylou Harris, Bright Eyes, Jim James, M. Ward, Kasey Chambers, Buddy Miller, Old Crow Medicine Show.

    Borders Stage: Jim Lauderdale, Jane Siberry, Song Circle, Kaki King.

    Waterside Stage: The Mammals, Old School Freight Train, others.

  • JVC Jazz Festival Newport. 866-468-7619, 401-847-3700. festivalproductions.net

  • Jane Pickens Theatre, 49 Touro St. 8/11: 7 p.m. Jazz on Film. Two documentaries on Miles Davis. $15.
  • Newport Casino, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave. 8/12: Eartha Kitt with Artie Shaw Orchestra. $30-$85 all seats reserved.
  • 8/13: 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Three stages at Fort Adams State Park. $65-$75, children under 12 $5, under 2 free, on site parking $6. Partial lineup follows.
  • JVC Stage: Wynton Marsalis Septet; TRIO! Stanley Clarke, Bela Fleck, Jean-Luc Ponty; Patricia Barber; Medeski Martin & Wood.
    Pavilion Stage: McCoy Tyner Trio with Ravi Coltrane and Terrell Stafford; Sax Summit featuring Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Michael Brecker; Carla Bley & Lost Chords with Steve Swallow; Brad Mehldau.
    Guitar Stage: Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet, Mark Whitfield Trio featuring Donald Edwards & Reuben Rogers.

  • 8/14: 11:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. Three stages at Fort Adams State Park. $65-$75, children under 12 $5, under 2 free, on site parking $6. Partial lineup follows.
  • JVC Stage: Roy Haynes 80th Birthday Celebration featuring W. Marsalis, Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Joshua Redman, Christian McBride, R. Haynes Fountain of Youth Band with Marcus Strickland, Martin Bejerano, John Sullivan; Dave Brubeck Quartet; Steps Ahead featuring Michael Brecker; Dave Holland Big Band: Joshua Redman Elastic Band.
    Pavilion Stage: Don Byron Ivey-Divey Trio; Gary Burton's Generations; Joe Lovano with Hank Jones Trio; Cannonball Legacy Band; Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts.
    Guitar Stage: Bill Frisell Trio; Larry Coryell; Russell Malone & Benny Green Duo; Julian Lage & Taylor Eigsti Duo.

    Providence Performing Arts Center 220 Weybosset St., Providence. 401-421-2787. www.ppacri.org

  • 6/15: 7:30 p.m. Robert Plant and the Soundtrack of Our Lives. $39.50-$59.50; 6/16: 7:30 p.m. Lewis Black. $37.
  • Rhythm and Roots Festival Ninigret Park, 4813 Old Post Rd., Rte. 1, Charlestown. 888-855-6940. rhythmandroots.com

  • 9/2: 5 p.m.-midnight 9/3: noon-midnight. 9/4: noon-midnight. Keb'Mo', Little Feat, Marcia Ball, La Bottine Souriante, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, Donna the Buffalo, Sonny Landreth, Slaid Cleaves, Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Roadrunners, Asylum Street Spankers, Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans, Reckless Kelly, Creole Cowboys, April Verch, the Wilders, Magnolia, Poullard/Watson/Adams, River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs. Hosted by Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys. Full pass with camping $110 through 6/30, $125 advance, $140 gate. Full pass without camping $85 advance, $100 gate. Single day tickets $20-$40. Seniors 60+ $5 discount at the Gate. Kids 12 and under free with adult.
  • Snapple Sunset Music Festival Newport Yachting Center, America's Cup Avenue, Newport. 401-846-1000. newportfestivals.com Gates open 5 p.m., music begins 6 p.m., headliner appears 8 p.m. except as noted. Discount for advance purchase.

  • 6/24: 7 p.m. Chris Botti & Peter Cincotti. $40. Stephen Chaplin Quartet opens; 6/25: Guster. David Berkeley opens. With Dante Mazetti. $40; 6/28: Something Corporate. Zox opens. With Adam Ezra. $30; 6/29: Dionne Warwick. King's Row opens. With Barry Russo. $40; 6/30: Anna Nalick and the Pat McGee Band. With Eric Fontana. $27; 7/1: The Temptations. With Greg Hodde and the Blue Miracles. $35; 7/2: Ben Folds. With Ryan Fitzsimmons. $40; 7/3: Livingston Taylor. Pat Cottrell opens. With J.J. Baron. $25.
  • CONNECTICUT

    Arts and Ideas Festival Various locations in and around New Haven. June 10-25. 888-278-4332. artidea.org

  • ''Constantinople" by composer Christos Hatzis. Shubert Theater, 247 College St. 203-562-5666. 6/10: 6/11: 8 p.m. $15-$40. Music-as theater multimedia work celebrating cultural diversity and convergence. Featuring Gryphon Trio, soprano Patricia O'Callaghan and Middle Eastern singer Maryem Hassam Tollar.
  • Drum City Celebration. New Haven Green. 6/11: noon - 6 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. Otatsu Taiko (Japanese), Sirius Coyote (Latin American), Caribbean TRAFFIK Jam (Trinidad & Tobago).
  • Gilles Apap and the Transylvanian Mountain Boys. Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive. 203-787-4282. 6/12: 8 p.m. $25-$35. Cross-genre ensemble.
  • Ella Jenkins - Family Music. Arts Hall, ACES-Educational Center for the Arts, 55 Audubon Street. 6/15: 5 p.m. 6/16: noon. $20 adults, $10 children under 12.
  • Michael Feinstein. Shubert Theater, 247 College St. 203-562-5666. 6/23: 8 p.m. $20-$75. 6:30 p.m. Musical theater historian Robert Kimball in a talk about history of Jewish contributions to American music. $10. Open to Feinstein concert ticketholders only.
  • Foxwoods Resort Casino 39 Norwich Westerly Road, Mashantucket, Conn. 800-200-2882. foxwoods.com

  • 6/10: 9 p.m. Kenny G. $38.50; 6/11: 9 p.m. Donny Osmond. $27.50- $38.50; 6/14: 2 p.m. Julius La Rosa with Anna Maria Alberghetti; 6/17: 9 p.m. Steve Miller Band. $82.50-$110; 6/20: 8 p.m. Seal in Concert. With Chris Pierce. $47.50 - $60.50; 6/24: 9 pm. Steve Winwood. $44-$55; 6/25: 9 p.m. HOT SUMMER NIGHTS starring Al Jarreau, Boney James, Cassandra Wilson. $60.50-$82.50; 7/1: 9 p.m. Patti LaBelle. $66-$82.50; 7/2: 9 p.m. Creedence Clearwater Revisited. $29.50-$38.50; 7/8: The Moody Blues. SOLD OUT; 7/22: 9 p.m. Doobie Brothers; 7/23: 9 p.m. Michael McDonald; 7/28: Lynyrd Skyyrd; 8/4: 9 p.m. George Thorogood. $27.50-$33; 8/11: Toni Braxton; 8/13: Ludacris; 8/12: 9 p.m. LeAnn Rimes; 8/20: 9 p.m. Huey Lewis and the News; 8/21: 8 p.m Elvis Tribute Spectacular featuring Shawn Klush, Ryan Pelton, D.J. Fontana, the Jordanaires, the Sweet Inspirations, Fabulous Ambassadors Band. $27.50-$49.50.
  • Litchfield Jazz Festival Goshen Fairgrounds, Rte. 63, Goshen. 860-567-4162. litchfieldjazzfest.com $53 per day tent seats, $35 per day lawn seats; $150-$350 Friends tickets include upfront seating and party.

  • 8/5: 7:30 p.m. Mary Stallings. 9 p.m. McCoy Tyner with Savion Glover; 8/6: noon - 10 p.m. Bob Kinder Trio; Denny Zeitlin with drummer Matt Wilson and bassist Buster Williams; vocalist Sonya Kitchell; Bob Dorough; Caribbean Jazz Project featuring Dave Samuels; Eartha Kitt; 8/7: noon -- 10 p.m. Luis Munoz and his Costa Rican ensemble; Festival All Stars - saxist Don Braden, Matt Wilson, bassist John Benitez, pianist Peter Madsen, guitarist Freddie Bryant, vocalist Lindsay Muir; Junior Mance; Karrin Allyson; Nicholas Payton Quintet; Dave Brubeck Quartet with bassist Michael Moore, saxist Bobby Millitelo, drummer Randy Jones.
  • Mohegan Sun Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville. 860-862-7163. 617-931-2000. 21+

    Cabaret Theatre

  • 6/9-6/12: Over the Top -- Songs of Jim Steinman. $25; 6/15-6/18: Roseanne Barr. $30; 6/21-6/22: 7:30 p.m. Eldar. Free; 6/22-6/26: Debbie Reynolds. $20; 6/29-7/3: Darrell Hammond. $30; 7/6-7/10: ABBA - The Music (tribute show). $30; 7/13-7/17: Frankie Valli; 7/20-7/24: Dion. $30; 7/28-7/31: Bobby Vinton. $55.
  • Wolf Den. Free.

  • 6/11: Neville Brothers; 6/24, 6/25: Herman's Hermits with Peter Noone; 7/2: Lalah Hathaway; 7/4: Lisa Lisa; 7/5: Chely Wright; 7/6: Fabulous Thunderbirds; 7/7, 7/8: America; 7/12, 7/13: Phil Vassar; 7/14: The Flutie Gang; 7/17, 7/18: The Spinners; 7/19: Deana Carter; 7/22: Jay Black and the Americans; 7/28, 7/29: Lou Gramm of Foreigner; 7/20, 7/31: Little Anthony and the Imperials; 8/1, 8/2: Maxi Priest; 8/12, 8/13: Loretta Lynn; 8/18, 8/19: Eddie Money; 8/20. Emerson Drive; 8/23: Percy Sledge; 8/24: Spyro Gyra.
  • Arena

  • 6/6: 7 p.m. Stevie Nicks and Don Henley. $75-$125; 6/9: 7 p.m. Brian McKnight and the New Edition. $30-$40; 6/11: 7:30 p.m. Judas Priest and Queensryche. $40-$55; 6/17: 8 p.m. Jimmy Buffett. SOLD OUT; 6/23: 7 p.m. Deep Purple. $30-$35; 6/24: 8 p.m. Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation. $25-$40; 6/27: 7:30 p.m. Def Leppard, Tesla. $37-$47; 7/5: 7:30 p.m. Michael Buble. $30-$45; 7/14: 7 p.m. Tom Jones and Tower of Power. $20-$30; 7/17: 7 p.m. Sugar Water Festival with Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Eyrkah Badu. $58.50-$78.50; 7/21: 6 p.m. Rock Never Stops: Quiet Riot, Ratt, Cinderella, FireHouse. $25-$35; 7/24, 7/25: 7 p.m. Larry the Cable Guy. $45; 7/29: 8 p.m. Clay Aiken. $40-$50; 8/4: 7 p.m. Donna Summer. $35-$45; 8/6: 7 p.m. Bowzer's Rock & Roll Party, Volume IV. $25-$35; 8/8: 7 p.m. Crosby, Stills & Nash; 8/13: 8 p.m. Paul Anka. $55-$70; 8/15: 7:30 p.m. Meat Loaf. $25-$35.
  • Music Mountain Summer Music Festival Jazz Concerts Gordon Hall, Falls Village. 860-824-7126. musicmountain.org. Select Saturdays at 8 p.m. $25, advance $22, students $12 (under 24). 6/25- 8/27.

    Rolling Stones ''Onstage" World Tour Rentschler Stadium, UCONN campus, Storrs. 860-525-4500. 8/26: 8 p.m. $60-$100. SOLD OUT.

    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    Capitol Center for the Arts 44 South Main St., Concord, N.H. 603-225-1111. www.ccanh.com

  • 6/10: 8 p.m. Steven Wright. $24.50; 6/11: 8 p.m. Shawn Colvin with Kimberly Dahme. $29.50-$38. Benefit for Child and Family Services of New Hampshire.
  • Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom 169 Ocean Beach Blvd., Hampton Beach, NH 603-929-4201. 603-929-4100. Shows at 8 p.m. except as noted.

  • 6/10: Indigo Girls. $32; 6/11: Dark Star Orchestra. $20; 6/15: Stanley Clarke, Bela Fleck, and Jean-Luc Ponty $20-$26; 6/18: Los Lonely Boys. SOLD OUT; 6/23: Steve Winwood. $30-$36; 6/24: Rusted Root. $22; 6/25: Dr. Dirty John Valby. $17-$22; 6/26: 6 p.m. Reel Big fish with American Hi Fi. $20; 6/27: John Hiatt. $22-$28; 7/1: Aaron Carter. $20; 7/7: UFO, Mountain. $20-$27; 7/13: Jonny Lang. $25-$30; 7/15: G. Love & Special Sauce. $20; 7/16: Charlie Murphy and Friends. $25-$29.50; 7/19: Lyle Lovett. $36-$45; 7/21: Chevelle with Taproot. $19; 7/22: The Wailers. $20; 7/23: Brian Regan. $24-$30; 7/24: Crosby, Stills & Nash. $56-$66. SOLD OUT; 7/28: Rock Never Stops - Cinderella, Ratt, Quiet Riot, Firehouse. $40.25; 8/2: Robert Cray Band, Fabulous Thunderbirds. $23-$30; 8/5: Susan Tedeschi. $23-$29; 8/6: George Thorogood and the Destroyers. $27-$36; 8/14: Saw Doctors; 8/18: KC & the Sunshine Band. $30-$35; 8/19: Huey Lewis and the News. $40-$50; 8/20: Eddie Money. $20-$30; 8/21: Lewis Black. $28-$33; 8/24: Dickey Betts & Great Southern; 8/25: The Beach Boys. $35-$40; 8/26: Travis Tritt. $34.50-$41.50; 8/27: 7:45 & 10:30 p.m. George Carlin. $36-$44; 9/4: Southside Johnny, $20-$25.
  • Meadowbrook Musical Arts Center 72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford. 603-293-4700. meadowbrook.net.

  • 6/15: 8 p.m. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band. $31-$64; 6/23: 6 p.m. The Strange Days Festival featuring John Kay & Steppenwolf, Vanilla Fudge, the Yardbirds, Pat Travers. $29.50-$87; 6/26: 7 p.m. Switchfoot, Howie Day. $22.50-$27.50; 7/1: 8 p.m. Kevin James. $39.50-$74.50; 7/2: 2 -10 p.m. Family Fourth Fest. 1964: The Tribute, Rust Rockstar Roadshow, Laser Light Show, more. $10-$35, kids under 12 free; 7/8: 7:30 p.m. Montgomery Gentry, Uncle Kracker, Miranda Lambert. $29-$69.50; 7/17: 7 p.m. Smothers Brothers, Kingston Trio, $47.50-$62.50; 7/28: 8 p.m. REO Speedwagon, Creedence Clearwater Revisited. $27-$69; 8/12: 8 p.m. ZZ Top. $32.50-$74.50; 8/13: 8 p.m. A Prairie Home Companion - The Rhubarb Tour with Garrison Keillor. $60-$75; 8/14: 7 p.m. Collective Soul with Gin Blossoms. $26.50-$58.50; 8/19: 8 p.m. Journey. $29.50-$74.50; 8/20: 8 p.m. Styx, .38 Special. $31.50-$64; 8/21: 8 p.m. Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Keith Lockhart conducting. $19.50-$125. Partial proceeds to Genesis Behavioral Health and Meadowbrook Charitable Foundation Scholarship Fund. Cabaret seating in tables of eight; 8/27: 8 p.m. Clay Aiken $29-$74; 8/30: 7 p.m. B.B. King Blue Festival featuring B.B. King, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Bonamassa. $29-$68.50; 9/2: 6:30 p.m. Bob Weir & Ratdog, Bruce Hornsby. $29-$62; 9/3: 7 p.m. Hall & Oates, Tears for Fears. $29-$67; 9/5: 7 p.m. Tim McGraw & the Dance Hall Doctors, Warren Brothers. $49-$120.
  • The Music Hall 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, N.H. 603-436-2400. www.themusichall.org

  • 8/2: 7 p.m. Nanci Griffith. $29-$38. On sale 6/8.
  • Soulfest 2005 Gunstock Mountain, Gilford. 978-346-4577. the soulfest.com

  • 8/3-8/7. $110 multiday pass, $35-$45 day or evening pass; youth $60/$25-$35; discount for advance purchase. 100 artists and speakers. Performers include Third Day, Toby Mac, Jars of Clay, Michael W. Smith, Rebecca St. James, Steven Curtis Chapman.
  • Tupelo Music Hall 2 Young Road, Londonderry, N.H. 603-437-5100, 888-688-7356. www.tupelohall.com

  • 6/5: 7 p.m. Richie Havens. $30; 6/10: 8 p.m. Mary Gauthier. $15; 6/11: 8 p.m. Devonsquare. $18; 6/16: 7:30 p.m. John Eddie. $25; 6/17: 8 p.m. Don Campbell Band. $20; 6/18: 8 p.m. Aztec Two Step. $20; 6/24: 8 p.m. The Mammals. $15; 7/8: 8 p.m. Vance Gilbert. $20; 7/15: 8 p.m. Luther ''Guitar Junior" Johnson. $22.50; 7/29: The Bacon Brothers. $27.50. At the Stockbridge Theater; 8/4: 7 p.m. Chris Whitley. $20; 8/5: 8 p.m. John Gorka. $20; 8/19: 7 & 9:15 p.m. Colin Hay from ''Men At Work." $30; 8/21: 7 p.m. Mark Erelli, Lori McKenna, Jake Armerding. $18; 8/27: 8 p.m. Bruce Marshall Group. $18.
  • Verizon Wireless Arena 555 Elm St., Manchester, N.H. 603-863-7300, 603-644-5000.

  • 6/8: 7:30 p.m. Judas Priest with Queensryche. $20.50-$54.50; 6/30: 7:30 p.m. 3 Doors Down with Staind, Breaking Benjamin, No Address. $40.50-$43.50; 7/7: 7:30 p.m. The Moody Blues. $28.50-$64.50; 7/9: 7:30 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band with Gavin DeGraw. $21.50-$59.50; 7/15: 7:30 p.m. Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago. $35.50-$75.50; 8/20: 7 p.m. Megadeth with Dream Theater, Fear Factory, Dillinger Escape Plan, Nevermore. $30.50-$35.50.
  • VERMONT

    Burlington Discover Jazz Festival Flynn Center, 153 Main St., Burlington, Vt. 802-863-5966. www.discoverjazz.com

  • 6/5: 7 p.m. Celebrating the Gil Evans/Miles Davis Collaboration. Featuring Randy Brecker with 21-piece BDJF Big Band ensemble, including harp, woodwinds, french horns, with conductor Joe Muccioli. Performing ''Sketches of Spain" and classic arrangements from Porgy and Bess, other compositions. With Jennifer Hartswick Ensemble. $15-$25; 6/6: 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. Bill Charlap Trio. $25; 6/7: 8:30 p.m. Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts. $22. 5 p.m. Meet the Artist moderated by Bob Blumenthal. Free; 6/8: 8:30 p.m. Kurt Rosenwinkel Group. 22. 5 p.m. Meet the Artist moderated by Bob Blumenthal. Free; 6/9: 6 p.m. Bayou Blues Tent with Buckwheat Zydeco, Rebirth Brass Band, Guy Davis. At Waterfront Park Tent. $23, $18 advance; 6/9: 7:30 p.m. Interstellar Space featuring Sonny Fortune & Rashied Ali and Avram Fefer & Bobby Few. (duo double-bill). $25; 6/10: 6-8 p.m. Dixieland Cruise with Onion River Jazz Band. Lake Champlain Ferry at King St. dock. $18; 6/10: 8 p.m. Saxophone Summit. Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, and Dave Liebman. With Billy Hart, Cecil McBee, and Phil Markowitz. Also Vermont All State Jazz Ensemble. $25-$38; 6/11: 8 p.m. McCoy Tyner Trio, Fred Haas Quintet. $25-$38; 6/12: noon. Gospel Tent featuring The Bluegrass Gospel Project. At Waterfront Park Tent. $5 suggested donations. Seven of the Northeast's premiere bluegrass, country, and folk musicians; 6/12: 7 p.m. Trio! Bela Fleck, Stanley Clarke, and Jean-Luc Ponty. $28-$45.
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