More Buffett dates announced


June 27 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL (on sale Feb. 23)

August 20 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ (on sale Feb. 20)

Additional Buffett dates are beginning to be released, with three announcements this morning for 2015.

June 4 — Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, St. Louis, MO (on sale Feb. 20)
June 20 — Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA (on sale Feb. 20)
June 23 — Riverbend Amphitheater, Cincinnati, OH (on sale Feb. 23)
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Rumored date for Indianapolis is June 24. Buffett

Stay tuned.

Show Notebook 8.21.14

Tickets on sale tomorrow, Aug. 22 for the Sept. 20 Jake Owen show at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford.  Joining Owen is The Cadillac Three.Jake Owen


Randy Houser will be at Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago on Sept. 25.


Jason Mraz plays two shows, Nov. 7 & 8 at the Chicago Theatre.


And if you missed the announcement, Garth Brooks added an additional show at 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the Rosemont. Show count stands at 11.


Cheap Trick to join Zac Brown Band at Wrigley Field on Sept. 13.


Wonder who wants to tour with Kenny Chesney in 2015? Stay tuned. Chesney has indicated he will go back on the road in 2015, perhaps a worldwide tour, but no news on who will be joining him.


Just Because Tour & more

The 2014 Great Mississippi Valley Fair has announced it’s lineup of entertainment. The fair runs July 29-August 3. Here’s the lineup:

July 29 – Eli Young Band

July 30 – Lady Antebellum

July 31 – Craig Morgan

August 1 – Cheap Trick

August 2 – Alan Jackson

August 3 – Jerrod Niemann

Trisha Yearwood’s  “Just Because” tour will kick off tonight in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Fans have been asking if she is done with music and only tackling food/cooking now. The answer is a resounding no and in fact if she had to choose one, it would be music. Yearwood is hoping to have a new album in stores later this year, before she hits the road with Garth this fall.

“Just Because” Tour Dates (midwest shows highlighted in bold)index

February 19 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
February 20 – Clearwater, Florida, at Ruth Eckerd Hall
February 27 – East Lansing, Michigan, at the Cobb Great Hall – Wharton Center 
February 28 – Joliet, Illinois, at the Rialto Square Theatre 
March 1 – Prior Lake, Minnesota, at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel 
March 2 – Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, at the Kewadin Casino – Dream Makers Theater 
March 12 – New Brunswick, New Jersey, at the State Theatre
March 13 – Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at the American Music Theater
March 14 – Westbury, New York, at Theatre at Westbury
March 15 – Mashantucket, Connecticut, at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods
March 26 – Austin, Texas, at the Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
March 27 – Durant, Oklahoma, at the Choctaw Casino Event Center
March 28 – Bossier City, Louisiana, at the Horseshoe Bossier City – Riverdome
March 29 – Midland, Texas, at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
April 2 – Wabash, Indiana, at the Honeywell Center 
April 3 – Carmel, Indiana, at The Center for the Performing Arts – The Palladium 
April 4 – Robinsonville, Mississippi, at the Gold Strike Casino – Millennium Theatre
April 5 – Marksville, Louisiana, at the Paragon Casino – Mari Center
April 11 – Windsor, Ontario, Canada, at Caesars Windsor – The Colosseum
April 12 – Rama, Ontario, Canada, at Casino Rama

Notebook 2.12.14

Presale for Luke Bryan at Solder Field is tomorrow (Feb. 13) from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. On sale to the public Feb. 14 at 10 a.m.Billy Currington

Billy Currington with Brett Eldredge and Chase Rice at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, IL, on March 20. Tickets now available.

“All the Hits All Night Long” Summer tour of Lionel Richie, with special guest, Ceelo Green, stops at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park on June 15. Presale begins Feb. 18; on sale to the general public Feb. 21.

Sawyer Brown at the Isle of Capri Casino in Bettendorf, IA, Feb. 22.SAWYER-Brown-I-630x420

Phil Vassar at the Wild Rose Casino, Clinton, IA, Feb. 23.

Church plays free show in Chicago …

Eric Church to play FREE concert Thursday, Feb. 13 at Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago, IL.

Luke Bryan at Solider Field with Cole Swindell, Lee Brice and Dierks Bentley, Aug. 31. Tickets go on sale this Friday (Feb. 14).

Paul Simon and Sting at the United Center, Feb. 25.

Tortuga Music Festival in Ft. Lauderdale, FL — April 12-13. And CMT is hosting a sweepstakes to get you there. Check it out.

Lineup Includes: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Hank Williams, Jr., Train, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Sheryl Crow, Billy Currington, Sligthly Stoopid, Ziggy Marley, 38 Special, Brett Eldredge,
Parmalee, Cole Swindell, Brett Dennen, Delta Rae, Eric Pasley, Moon Taxi, The Revivalists, White Denim, Frankie Ballard, Chase Rice, Brothers, Osborne, Blackjack Billy, Sons of Fathers, and Quaker City Night Hawks.

More Buffett dates confirmed …

It has been previously announced, the Luke Bryan show at Soldier Field in Chicago on August 31; and now the guest lineup has been added — Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice and Cole Swindell. Tickets on sale Feb. 14.

More Buffett dates have been confirmed this morning so add these to the list:

May 24 — Virginia Beach, VA – on sale Feb. 14

May 29 — Houston, TX – on sale Feb. 14

July 19 — Mansfield, MA – on sale Feb. 14ZAC

July 23 — Pittsburgh, PA – on sale Feb. 17

Zac Brown Band tonight (Feb. 7) at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL. Tickets still available.

Adams to play acoustic shows

Justin Moore is bringing his “Off the Beaten Path” tour to the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, IL, on March 29. Joining him will be Randy Houser and Josh Thompson.

The Charlie Daniels Band will be playing Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago, IL, on October 3.

Bryan Adams to play solo acoustic show at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, IA, on March 27. Tickets on sale Feb. 7.

Wild Rose Casino, Clinton, IA entertainment lineup …

Feb. 7 – Keith Anderson34706_1342101047299_6089610_n

Feb. 23 – Phil Vassar (have seen him several times and never fails to entertain)

March 8 – Chris Cagle

Several other performers later this year, including The Bellamy Brothers. Had a great time when they performed on New Year’s Eve a few years ago.

Dave Matthews Band tickets go on sale this Friday (Feb. 7.), July 4-5 at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, Chicago, IL.

Hunter Hayes “We’re Not Invisible Tour” at the Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, IL, on March 27. Tickets on sale this Friday (Feb. 7.) Joining Hayes will be Danielle Bradbery and Dan & Shay.

Concert Notebook 2.1.14

The Band Perry is performing during the Super Bowl pre-game. You can see them later this month at several locations around the Midwest ..

Feb. 8 — The Band Perry, Easton Corbin and Lindsay Ell: The Sanford Center, Bemidji, MN

Feb. 13 –The Band Perry, Easton Corbin and Lindsay Ell: Five Flags Center, Dubuque, IA

Feb. 14 — The Band Perry, Easton Corbin and Lindsay Ell: Viaero Event Center, Kearney, NE

Feb. 20 — The Band Perry, Easton Corbin and Lindsay Ell: BMO Harris Bank Center, Rockford, ILThe Band Perry

Feb. 23 — The Band Perry, Easton Corbin and Lindsay Ell: Dow Event Center, Saginaw, MI

Feb. 27 —  The Band Perry, Easton Corbin and Lindsay Ell: Resch Center, Green Bay, WI

Feb. 28 — The Band Perry, Easton Corbin and Lindsay Ell: Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato, MN

Barry Gibb is set to play the United Center in Chicago, IL on May 27. Presale ends tomorrow (Feb. 2).

Motley Crue is hitting the road and bring along Alice Cooper ..

August 8 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL

November 9 – I Wireless Center, Moline, IL

November 11 – Resch Center, Green Bay, WI

Cyndi Lauper will be joining some of the stops of the “Dressed to Kill Tour” by Cher. Including the show at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI on June 6.

Lambert joins Aldean shows

Miranda Lambert will be make a few appearances on Jason Aldean’s “Burn It Down Tour,” which includes stops at baseball stadiums across the country. Lambert is scheduled for three shows: July 18 – Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio; July 19 – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio; and July 26 – PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Music Jason Aldean

Aldean also stops at Nationals Park in Washington, DC on July 25 and Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Aug. 1. It is anticipated that more parks will be added. Most shows feature opening sets from Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr.