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CONCERT CALENDAR: The Inspirations in concert

THIS WEEK/WEEKEND

Halifax County High School, South Boston … Southern gospel sing with The Inspirations Sept. 21, 7 p.m. Admission $10 at the door, kids under 12 free. Sponsored by Tri County Benefit Committee.

 Clover Vol. Fire Dept., Clover … 24th annual Fall Festival Sept. 21. Music throughout the day will include Kermit Wright and the Goodtime Band 12:30-1:30 p.m.; The Satterfields 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Tom Cook 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Stony Ridge 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Chuck Crew and guests 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Donnie Beadles and Cracked Screens 5:30-7 p.m.

 Spare Times Grill, South Boston … DJ Shakespeare Sept. 20.

 Danville-Pittsylvania County Fair, Danville … Joe Diffie Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.; The Henningsens Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. For more info, call 434-822-6850 or visit www.dpcfairgrounds.com.

 Booth Amphitheater, Cary, N.C. … Alabama Shakes Sept. 20. 

 Carolina Theatre, Greensboro … Kathy Mattea Sept. 21.

 Innsbrook Pavilion, Glen Allen … Montgomery Gentry Sept. 19.

 Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh … Steely Dan Sept. 18.

 Uptown Amphitheatre, Charlotte … Queens of the Stone Age Sept. 19.

 

NEWS

Bon Jovi will kick off the fall leg of their 2013 North American “Because We Can” tour Oct. 2 and have scheduled a stop at PNC Arena in Raleigh Nov. 6. 

Bon Jovi’s return to the road launches the latest chapter in an ongoing blockbuster run which has secured their status as the essential live rock band. This arena tour takes live performance to a whole new level with a constantly evolving stage production that transforms on every song. It promises to be a “kinetic sculpture of light and video” accompanying Bon Jovi as they deliver more than 30 years of nonstop hits.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 20. For more info, visit www.BonJovi.com.

 

MORE EVENTS

 Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Tenured Soul Sept. 27; Mama’s Black Sheep Oct. 2.

 Constitution Square, Downtown South Boston … South Boston Harvest Festival 2013 Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Music on Stage 1, Constitutions Square: The Brown Brothers noon, The Bluegrass Five 2 p.m. and The Brown Brothers 4 p.m. Music on Stage 2, Charles Street: Ollie Adams & The Slick Rock Pickers 10 a.m., Kyle Martin & The Halifax Hillbillies 11 a.m., The Satterfields noon, The Barnyard Pimps 1 p.m., Kermit Wright and The Good Time Band 2 p.m. and Big Cedar Drive 3 p.m.

 Halifax County Fair, Hwy. 360, South Boston … Oct. 1-5. Grandstand entertainment will include On The Border, an Eagles tribute band, followed by country music star Jason Michael Carroll Oct. 2, The Magnificents, a classic Motown, beach and soul band, Oct. 3; Halifax County’s own Turkey Scratch Outlaw Americana Band Oct. 4; Halifax Co. 4-H Talent Show Oct. 5, 10 a.m.; bluegrass bands throughout the day Oct. 5 including Bluegrass Goodtime Band at noon, Homegrown Bluegrass Band at 2 p.m., Lawson Creek Band at 4 p.m., and The Grascals at 8 p.m.

 Booth Amphitheater, Cary, N.C. … Maze featuring Frankie Beverly Sept. 28.

 Carolina Theatre, Durham  … Joe Satriani Sept. 24; Ani DiFranco Sept. 27; Anthony Jeselnik Sept. 28; Lily Tomlin Oct. 10; Sandra Bernhard Oct. 11; Celtic Thunder Oct. 30; Hugh Laurie Nov. 1; Red Clay Ramblers Nov. 15; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Nov. 16; Craig Ferguson Nov. 21; Edwin McCain Nov. 30; Drew Carey Jan. 11; Pat Metheny Unity Group Feb. 12..

 Carolina Theatre, Greensboro … Buddy Guy Oct. 11; Mint Condition Nov. 1.

 Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham … Alabama Sept. 28 (Sold Out!); Jack Johnson Oct. 3; Return of the Legends (Rakim, Bell Biv Devoe, EPMD, more) Oct. 18-19; Neko Case Oct. 26; India.Arie Oct. 29; John Legend Oct. 31; John Fogerty Nov. 3; Lynyrd Skynyrd Nov. 7; Amos Lee Nov. 18; Ron White Nov. 22; Michael McDonald Dec. 1; Natalie Cole Dec. 10.

 Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach … Rascal Flatts/The Band Perry Sept. 26.

 Greensboro Coliseum … Rock Allegiance Tour Sept. 23; A Day to Remember Oct. 13; Rod Stewart/Steve Winwood Oct. 17; Erykah Badu Nov. 1; Hunter Hayes Nov. 2; The Eagles Nov. 16; Florida Georgia Line Nov. 23; Bonnie Raitt Nov. 27; John Prine Dec. 6; Donny & Marie Christmas Dec. 9;  Jay-Z Jan. 5; Justin Moore/Randy Houser Jan. 23 (on sale Sept. 27).

 Innsbrook Pavilion, Glen Allen … Beach Boys Sept. 25.

 John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville … Pearl Jam Oct. 29.

 Landmark Theatre, Richmond … David Sedaris Oct. 19; Chris Tucker Oct. 26; Joe Bonamassa Nov. 9; Gabriel Iglesias Dec. 13.

 Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh … World of Bluegrass Ramble Showcase Sept. 24-27; Jamey Johnson Nov. 8. 

 The National, Richmond … Son Volt Sept. 25; Billy Currington Sept. 28; Alice Cooper Oct. 22; Thirty Seconds to Mars Dec. 18; Dark Star Orchestra Dec. 28; GWAR Dec. 29.

 Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte … Joe Bonamassa Nov. 12.

 PNC Arena, Raleigh … nine inch nails Oct. 21; Michael Buble Oct. 25; Drake Nov. 3; Justin Timberlake Nov. 13; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Nov. 19; Trans-Siberian Orchestra Nov. 21; Lady Antebellum Jan. 10 (on sale Nov. 15).

 Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh … IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass Festival Sept. 27 and 28.

 Richmond Coliseum … John Mayer Dec. 13.

 Roanoke Civic Center … Joe Bonamassa Nov. 8; Jeff Dunham Nov. 9;  Lady Antebellum/Kip Moore Dec. 12.

 Salem Civic Center … Scotty McCreery Oct. 4; Michael McDonald Oct. 11; Merle Haggard Oct. 27; Florida Georgia Line Nov. 22.

 Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte … Michael Buble Oct. 26; Selena Gomez Oct. 27; Pearl Jam Oct. 30; Drake Nov. 2; The Eagles Nov. 15; Jay-Z Jan. 4.

  Time Warner Cable Pavilion, Raleigh … Rascal Flatts/The Band Perry Sept. 27.

 Ziggy’s, Winston-Salem … Sister Hazel Sept. 27; George Clinton & the Parliament Funkadelic Sept. 28; Lukas Nelson Sept. 29; Three Days Grace Sept. 30; Sevendust Oct. 11; They Might Be Giants Oct. 13; Donna the Buffalo Dec. 14.

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