Country superstar and all-around fun dude Toby Keith takes his “Drinks After Work” album on the road this summer, including an appearance at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford on Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m., with Colt Ford and Krystal Keith (Toby’s daughter) opening. Tickets ($24.75-$69) go on sale this Friday, May 9 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com.
Aggressive rockers Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat join forces for a nationwide tour, which arrives at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on Sunday, Sept. 28. Hellyeah and Nothing More open the show. Tickets ($35) are available starting Friday, June 6 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
British radio-friendly prog-rockers the Moody Blues head to Ives Concert Park in Danbury on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets ($40-$130) are available starting this Friday, May 9 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
Grammy-winner Paula Cole ($35-$49) doesn’t want to wait: she’ll perform at Infinity Hall in Norfolk on Thursday, June 12 at 8 p.m., followed by contempo-folkster Gregory Alan Isakov ($34-$49) on Thursday, July 24. Mary Chapin Carpenter ($89-$119) brings her passionate kisses to Norfolk on Sunday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m., followed by bluesman and “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” co-star Chris Thomas King ($25-$35) on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. (He played the deal-making Robert Johnson-type character.) Tickets to all four shows go on sale this Thursday, May 8 through infinityhall.com.
Heartland-cum-California singer-songwriter Lissie ($18-$20) performs at the Ballroom at Outer Space in Hamden on Friday, June 6 at 9 p.m.; tickets are on sale now at manicproductions.org. Blues-rocker Patrick Sweany ($10-$12) heads to the Outer Space on Wednesday, June 25 at 7:15 p.m.; visit theouterspace.net for information. Local bands Ponybird and M.T. Bearington ($5) perform at Cafe Nine in New Haven on Wednesday, June 11 at 8 p.m.; more information at cafenine.com.
Shredders: former Yankee and now full-time guitarist Bernie Williams ($60-$90) performs at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, June 8 at 8 p.m. (He’ll also shag flies at a charity softball game that day at 1 p.m.) Guitar legend Joe Satriani ($92-$275) brings a virtuosic group of musicians to the Ridgefield Playhouse on Tuesday, June 10 at 8 p.m., with special guests Sit Down Servant, followed by explosive string-benders Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Robert Randolph ($87.50), and their respective bands, on Sunday, June 15 at 8 p.m. Visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org for tickets and information.
The NO BS! Brass Band ($10-$13) heads to the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Friday, July 11. Get The Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin ($25-$35) performs at Mountain Park in Holyoke on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 4 p.m., with Lotus Land (an American Rush tribute act). Blackberry Smoke ($26-$36) is booked for an appearance at Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. Ukulele demi-god Jake Shimabukuro ($26-$36) plays the Calvin Theater in Northampton on Friday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. Head to iheg.com for tickets and information.