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CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening this weekend

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Mama’s Black Sheep June 8.

Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sutherlin … Pizazz Band June 9, 9 p.m. Admission $10. For info 434-251-0994.

• Carolina Theatre, Greensboro … Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys June 8.

• Time Warner Cable Pavilion, Raleigh … Lady Antebellum/Darius Rucker/Thompson Square June 8.

• Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte … Jimmy Buffett June 7; Lady Antebellum June 9.

• Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach … Lady Antebellum June 10.

 

NEWS 

Eric Church will bring his Blood, Sweat and Beers tour to Roanoke Civic Center Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Church catapulted to national success with the release of his debut country album, “Sinners Like Me,” followed by “Carolina,” which was nominated for Best Country Album in 2011. Opening for Church will be Justin Moore and Kip Moore. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. 

 

MORE EVENTS

• Spare Times Grill, South Boston … June 15; Dane Ferguson June 22; The Castaways June 30.

• Downtown South Boston … Third Thursday “A Family Evening Out” June 21. Gospel groups 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free family movie starting at 8:45 p.m.

• Constitution Square, South Boston … Destination Downtown South Boston’s Summer Concert Series Blues & Brews with Bertha Got Big June 29, 8-11:30 p.m; Improbable Cause Band Aug. 17, 8-11:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. both nights.

Carrington Pavilion, Danville … The Country Throwdown tour June 15 with Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins, Josh Thompson and more.

• Uptown Roxboro … Personality Festival 2012 June 22-June 23. Live music, rides, crafts, more. Info call 336-599-8333.

• Clarksville … Buggs Island Beach Music Festival July 22.

• Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte … Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw June 24.

• Bojangles Coliseum, Charlotte … LMFAO June 19.

•  Carolina Theatre, Durham  … John Tesh Sept. 15.

• Downtown Raleigh … Hopscotch, a three-day music festival Sept. 6-8, with 175 bands in 15 venues. The lineup will include The Roots, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Built to Spill, Yo La Tengo, Corrosion of Conformity and many, many more.

• Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham … Anita Baker June 17; Vince Gill June 24; Crosby, Stills & Nash July 8; George Jones Aug. 18; Duran Duran Aug. 21; Joan Rivers Sept. 28; Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Sept. 29; Joe Bonamassa Nov. 28.

• Elmwood Park, Roanoke … Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival July 14 with Johnny Winter headlining and special guests Skinny Velvet and Mikey Junior & The Stone Cold Blues.

• Emporia … Virginia Pork Festival June 13. Live music by The Embers Reunion, The Konnection, Overtime, Coast-to-Coast Entertainment featuring Wayne Cook. For info call 434-634-6611 or visit www.vaporkfestival.com.

• Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach … Dave Matthews Band June 17; Rascal Flatts/Little Big Town June 24; The Beach Boys July 3;  Stevie Nicks July 14; KISS July 21; 311/Slightly Stoopid July 24; Van’s Warped Tour July 25; Nickelback July 28; Def Leppard/Poison Aug. 12; Big Time Rush Aug. 21; Kelly Clarkson/The Fray Sept. 11.

• Filmore Charlotte … Tenacious D June 26.

• Greensboro Coliseum … Jerry Seinfeld July 26; Rod Stewart/Stevie Nicks Aug. 1; Ron White Sept. 28; Journey, Pat Benatar and Loverboy Oct. 3; Carrie Underwood Nov. 4; Justin Bieber Jan. 19.

• Hampton Coliseum … Hampton Jazz Festival June 22-24.

• Innsbrook Pavilion, Glen Allen … Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins, Josh Thompson and more June 13; Avett Brothers July 20; Brucy Hornsby/Leftover Salmon July 28; Darius Rucker/Colt Ford July 29; Steve Miller Band Aug. 8.

Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow … Aerosmith/Cheap Trick July 3; KISS/Motley Crue July 20; Rockstar Mayhem Festival featuring Slipknot, Slayer and Anthrax July 29.

• Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary, N.C. … Furthur July 11; Glen Campbell July 21; Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson Aug. 7; ABBA Aug. 11; Alan Jackson Aug. 17; Old Crow Medicine Show Aug. 18.

• Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh … Zappa Plays Zappa July 11.

• The National, Richmond … Hot Tuna June 25.

• The Norva, Norfolk … The Cult June 13; The Connells June 29; Zappa Plays Zappa July 10; Dark Star Orchestra Aug. 6; Adam Ant Oct. 3.

• Ntelos Pavilion, Portsmouth … Bonnie Raitt June 13;  Phish June 19 & 20; Crosby, Stills & Nash July 7; Everclear/Lit/Sugar Ray & more July 17; Merle Haggard July 29; Yes/Procol Harum Aug 3; ABBA Aug. 10; Salt ‘n Pepa Aug. 18.

• Ntelos Pavilion, Charlottesville … Bonnie Raitt June 12; Crosby, Stills & Nash July 5.

• Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte … Earth, Wind & Fire June 22.

• PNC Arena, Raleigh ... Keith Sweat, K-Ci & JoJo June 30; Roger Waters “The Wall” July 9; One Direction June 22.

• Raleigh Amphitheatre … Gavin DeGraw/Colbie Caillat June 12; Gov’t Mule/Dr. John June 13; Alice Cooper June 22; The Jacksons Unity Tour July 6; Barenaked Ladies/Blues Traveler/Big Head Todd & The Monsters/Cracker July 12; Everclear/Sugar Ray/Gin Blossoms/Lit/Marcy Playground July 14; Yes, Procol Harum Wed., July 25; Train July 27; O.A.R. Aug. 8; My Morning Jacket Aug. 26; Il Volo Sept. 11.

• Time Warner Cable Pavilion, Raleigh … Toby Keith/Brantley Gilbert July 15; KISS/Motley Crue July 22; 311/Slightly Stoopid July 25; Jason Aldean/Luke Bryan July 27; Nickelback/Bush July 30; Allman Brothers Band/Lynyrd Skynyrd Aug. 4; Chicago/Doobie Brothers Aug. 5; Jason Mraz Aug. 19; Big Time Rush/Cody Simpson Aug. 22.

• Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte … One Direction June 27; Keith Sweat July 1; Coldplay July 3; Roger Waters “The Wall” July 10; Rush Oct. 30; Carrie Underwood Nov. 3; Madonna Nov. 15; Justin Bieber Jan. 22.

• Uptown Amphitheatre, Charlotte … Gavin DeGraw/Colbie Caillat June 14; The Jacksons Unity Tour July 7; Barenaked Ladies/Blues Traveler/Big Head Todd & The Monsters/Cracker July 13; Everclear/Sugar Ray/Gin Blossoms/Lit/Marcy Playground July 15; Train July 26; O.A.R. Aug. 7.

• Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. … Madonna Sept. 23 (sold out) and  24.

• Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte … Iron Maiden/Alice Cooper June 21; 311/Slightly Stoopid July 22; KISS July 25; Nickelback July 27; Jason Aldean/Luke Bryan July 26; Van’s Warped Tour July 30; Allman Brothers Band/Lynyrd Skynyrd Aug. 3; Def Leppard/Poison, Lita Ford Aug. 11; Jason Mraz Aug. 21; Toby Keith Aug. 25; Phish Aug. 26; Big Time Rush Aug. 29; Kelly Clarkson/The Fray Sept. 12.

• Virginia Beach American Music Festival … Train Sept. 2.

• White Oak Amphitheatre, Greensboro Coliseum … Ledisi, Eric Benet and Chrisette Michele June 30; John Tesh July 21; Peter Frampton Aug. 10; Flip Flop Beach Music Festival with Band of Oz, The Embers, The Tams and more Aug. 25.

• Ziggy’s, Winston-Salem, N.C. … Southern Culture on the Skids June 16; The Chris Robinson Brotherhood July 1; Blackberry Smoke July 20.

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