Country star Tim McGraw twangs up the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on Friday, June 13 at 8 p.m., with special guests Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope. Tickets ($30.25-$70.25) are on sale starting this Friday, March 28 at 10 a.m. through livenation.com or ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
Progressive British rockers Yes ($35-$55) will play the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Friday, July 11 at 8 p.m. The group says they’ll perform two ridiculously good ’70s albums — “Fragile” and “Close to the Edge” — from start to finish, followed by an encore of greatest hits. (Sadly, singer Jon Anderson left Yes in 2004, but what can you do.) Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 4 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
Little Mix, a group of four British female singers (think: Spice Girls, minus one) who came together in the eighth go-round of “The X Factor,” will be at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($35-$59.50) go on sale this Saturday, March 29 at 10 a.m. through oakdale.com, ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
Silky smooth, non-threatening crooner Josh Groban heads to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on Friday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets ($70-$90) go on sale this Friday, March 28 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
Foxwoods welcomes complicated Canadian popster Avril Lavigne on Saturday, June 28. Tickets ($37.50-$57.50) go on sale this Friday, March 28 through ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-200-2882. The legendary Smokey Robinson ($25-$50) heads to Foxwoods on Saturday, June 7, followed by Yanni ($65-$85) on Friday, August 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now to both shows.
Queen + Adam Lambert, who are booked at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on Saturday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m., have added another date: Friday, July 25. Tickets ($79.50-$99.50) are on sale now through livenation.com.
Folk-rockers the Wood Brothers have been added as openers to the upcoming Tedeschi Trucks Band concert at Simsbury Meadows on Thursday, August 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets ($19-$78) are on sale now through ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
Noise rockers Swans are heading to Toad’s Place in New Haven for a show on Sunday, July 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets ($25) go on sale Friday, March 28 at noon through manicproductions.org or by visiting Redscroll Records in Wallingford, Conn.
Mutual Benefit ($10) heads to the Outer Space in Hamden on Monday, May 5 at 8 p.m. PAPA ($8-$10) plays Cafe Nine in New Haven on Thursday, June 5 at 8:30 p.m., followed by White Mystery ($8-$10) on Tuesday, June 17 at 9 p.m., with Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel. Third-wave ska legends the Toasters ($10-$12) play Cafe Nine on Thursday, June 19 at 8:30 p.m. Cage ($12-$15) hits the Space in Hamden on Friday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m., with Sadistik, Maulskull, Benn Grim and Ceschi opening. Tickets to all five shows go on sale this Friday, March 28 at noon through manicproductions.org.
Contemporary folk artist Luka Bloom ($35-$50) performs at Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in Norfolk on Saturday, May 17 at 8 p.m. Seven Bridges (Eages tribute) plays Infinity Hall on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m.; tickets are $35-$50. Singer-songwriter Tommy Emmanuel ($55-$75) performs at Infinity Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. Visit infinityhall.com for tickets and more information.