Bob Dylan, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket have all performed in the Connecticut area at some point over the last year. Now they all perform together, and at a ball park no less.
The AmericanaramA Festival features the three acts, with more expected to be announced, performing at the Ball Park at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport on July 19. Tickets go on sale May 4 for $68 at www.bridgeportbluefish.com. My Morning Jacket’s Jim James is also playing the Calvin Theatre in Northampton on June 21. Those tickets are $31 and on sale Friday at iheg.com.
Robert Plant is touring with his new band, The Sensational Space Shifters, which features members of Massive Attack, Portishead, and Sinead O’Connor’s group. They play at the Mohegan Sun Arena on July 24 for $45. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.
Four big summer concerts at the Comcast Theatre were announced and go on sale this week. First up is the “Under The Influence of Music Tour” on Aug. 8, with Wiz Khalifa (assuming he doesn’t cancel on Connecticut for the third time), A$AP Rocky, and more. Tickets are $35.50 to $75.50, the lawn is $25. It goes on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com.
Next is Rockstar Energy’s Uproar Festival on Aug. 10, with Alice in Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, and more. The lawn is $19, and seats are $29 to $79. Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 25, at noon through Ticketmaster.
The Allman Brothers Band play the Comcast with Steve Winwood on Aug. 24, with prices from $27.50 to $75. Blake Shelton is at the amphitheater with Easton Corbin on Sept. 6 for $29.75 to $59.50. Both those concerts go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.
Lyle Lovett is at the Ridgefield Playhouse on July 8 for the venue’s Summer Gala. Tickets are $150 at ridgefieldplayhouse.org, and include a dinner, open bar, plus silent and live auctions.
The American Idol Live tour has two dates in the area, first at Mohegan Sun (Aug. 17 for $61 and $71), then the Webster Bank Arena (Aug. 23 for $33.50 to $66). Tickets to both are on sale May 3 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.
Melvins are celebrating their 30th anniversary and the release of “Everybody Loves Sausages” with a tour that’s coming to Arch Street Tavern on July 30 for $20. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will play Spaceland Ballroom on July 17 for $12. Both those shows are on sale Friday at noon through manicproductions.org.
Always controversial and sure to stir something up, especially in Connecticut, Ted Nugent is at Toad’s Place this fall, Aug. 6. Tickets are $30 and on sale Friday at noon at toadsplace.com.
Joy Formidable’s lush and layered rock will fill Toad’s Place on June 17. Tickets are $13 and on sale at noon via toadsplace.com.
Infinity Hall is bringing out 80’s gems Psychedelic Furs the same day, June 17 for either $50 or $70. Assembly of Dust is there June 21 for $30 and $45, and Albert Lee on Aug. 24 for $35 and $55. All those shows are on sale Thursday, April 25 at infinityhall.com.
Coming Up This Week:
New Haven’s The Proud Flesh are having an album release show at Cafe Nine on Friday night.
Country star Reba is at Mohegan Sun on Saturday night.
Dillinger Escape Plan will tear it up at Toad’s Place on Sunday night. If math rock isn’t your thing, check out Titus Andronicus at The Space. If that’s not your thing, American Idol’s Kris Allen is at the Iron Horse in Northampton.