It’s been a long delay, but when John Legend said he would reschedule his concert at MGM Grand, he meant it. A week shy of a year later.
He performs at the casino on Oct. 20. Tickets are on sale now for $45 to $65 at foxwoods.com.
MGM Grand also has rappers Kid Cudi and Big Sean performing on Sept. 29. Tickets are $55 to $80, and are on sale now at foxwoods.com.
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy is also coming to the area in October. He performs at the Calvin Theater on Oct. 12, with tickets at $25 and $30. The Calvin also brings British guitarist Teddy Thompson on Sept. 29, with tickets from $25 to $45. Those shows are both on sale this Friday at iheg.com.
Dark Star Orchestra just played Gathering of the Vibes, and are already planning back to back shows in the area the weekend before Thanksgiving. They’re at the Dome at the Oakdale Theater on Nov. 22 for $25, and the Calvin Theater the following day for $27.50. The shows are both on sale Friday morning via ticketmaster.com and iheg.com respectively.
Ian Mackaye’s act The Evens play what promises to be an intimate show at the New Haven Museum, at 114 Whitney Ave. in the Elm City, on Aug. 12. Tickets are $6 and on sale now at manicproductions.org.
Blitzen Trappen is at Arch Street Tavern in Hartford on Sept. 28, with tickets on sale Friday at noon for $18 through manicproductions.org. The Felice Brothers play StageOne in Fairfield Aug. 30. Tickets are on sale now for $25 at fairfieldtheater.org.
Toad The Wet Sprocket are at Infinity Hall on Sept. 22 for $55 and $75. Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root performs there Oct. 5 for $30 and $45, Coco Montoya plays Oct. 11 for $34 and $49, and Grammy winner Marc Cohn appears Nov. 21 for $55 and $75. Those shows are all on sale now at infinityhall.com.
Tall Tall Trees play a free show at Cafe Nine on Aug. 27, and rapper Hoodie Allen plays a few blocks away at Toad’s Place on Nov. 24. That show is on sale Friday at noon for $20 through toadsplace.com.
Northampton’s own Heather Maloney plays the Iron Horse on Oct. 11 for $13, and her Pioneer Valley compatriots in Orange Television are there Oct. 19 for $8. Both shows are on sale now at iheg.com.
The Iron Horse also has a few blues shows coming up, with Geoff Muldaur on Nov. 6 for $20, and Popa Chubby on Aug. 25 for $12.50. Both are on sale now at iheg.com.
Coming Up This Week:
Peter Frampton’s Aug. 7 show at Simsbury Meadows was abruptly canceled this past Tuesday, with the artist citing “unforeseen circumstances.” Ticket refunds are being distributed at their point of purchase.
Beyonce will rally up all the single ladies at her Mohegan Sun arena show on Friday. OneRepublic are playing down the street at MGM Grand, while blues god Buddy Guy plays in Northampton at the Calvin Theater.
Saturday has Bell Biv DeVoe at the Wolf Den and Todd Rundgren at the Ridgefield Playhouse.
Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires are at Arch Street Tavern on Sunday.
The ever controversial Ted Nugent is at Toad’s Place on Tuesday, with or without the protests planned around the New Haven venue.