Southern rockers the Zac Brown Band return to Connecticut for a show on Sunday, June 29 at 7 p.m. at the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford. Tickets ($31.50-$61.50) go on sale this Friday, May 2 at 10 a.m. through livenation.com and ticketmaster.com.
More southern rock news: Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket hosts hirsute Texas trio ZZ Top and British guitar-rock legend Jeff Beck on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. in the Grand Theater. Visit foxwoods.com or call the box office at 800-745-3000 for tickets ($55-$80). Kentucky rockers Cage The Elephant head to the Dome at Oakdale in Wallingford on Tuesday, July 29. Tickets (price TBD) will go on sale this Saturday, May 3 at 10 a.m.; visit oakdale.com.
Kristian Bush, one half of mega-selling country duo Sugarland, heads to the Mohegan Wolf Den in Uncasville for a free show on Saturday, May 31 at 8 p.m. Visit mohegansun.com for details.
Grammy-winning songwriter Randy Newman will perform a benefit for financial aid at Wesleyan University’s Crowell Concert Hall in Middletown on Friday, May 23 at 9 p.m. For tickets ($25-$125) and more information, visit wesconnect.wesleyan.edu.
Fairfield County hockey fanatic-musicians the Zambonis play a free show at BAR in New Haven on Wednesday, May 21 at 9:30 p.m., followed by Estonian electro-experimental artist Maria Minerva on Wednesday, June 18 at 10 p.m., with Mind Dynamics opening. Whisky-voiced Texas troubadour Scott H. Biram ($10-$12) heads to Cafe Nine in New Haven on Monday, June 23 at 8 p.m., with Austin Lucas opening. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 2 at noon; head to manicproductions.org for more information.
Tell the kids: EDM hipster Zomboy ($25-$35) rattles the walls of the Webster Theater main stage on Saturday, June 14 (8 p.m. doors), with Brillz, Cookie Monsta and TC warming things up. Visit webstertheater.com for tickets and information.
Punk/swingsters (or maybe swing/punksters?) Big Bad Voodoo Daddy ($45-$65) perform at Infinity Hall in Norfolk on Sunday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m., followed by guitarist/singer Pat Travers and his band ($30-$45) on Thursday, July 17 at 8 p.m., with special guests the Dan Lawson Band. Visit infinityhall.com for tickets and information.
North African jam-rockers Bombino ($17.50-$20) play the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m., followed by Mississippi troubador Steve Forbert ($20-$25) on Friday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. ABBA Mania ($23.50-$38.50), an ABBA-themed tribute act (obviously), arrives at the Calvin Theater in Northampton on Friday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. Head to iheg.com for tickets and info.
Flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert and his band Luna Negra ($47.50) serenade the Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, May 23 at 8 p.m. There’s also a wine/cheese reception at 7:15 p.m. Call 203-438-5795 for tickets and more information.
NOLA first-family saxophonist Charles Neville ($25-$35) pairs with Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville on Friday, May 30 at 8 p.m., followed the next night by singer Ronnie Spector’s Beyond the Beehive show ($29-$74) on Saturday, May 31 at 8 p.m. Head to 41bridgestreet.com for more information or to purchase tickets for either show.
Master guitarist and songwriter Eric Taylor ($16) heads to Northwest Park Nature Center in Windsor for a show on Saturday, May 10 at 8 p.m. (Lyle Lovett’s a fan.) For tickets and reservations call 860-285-1886 or visit northwestpark.org.