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CONCERT CALENDAR: Check out what's happening this weekend


Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Dane Ferguson Feb. 21.

 Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte … Demi Lovato Feb. 23.



Music legends and Grammy award winning artists Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas have announced a 35 city US co-headlining tour, kicking off May 1 in Kentucky and running through July 18 in Ohio. 

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, Willie Nelson is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of “Crazy,” “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.” He has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.

Alison Krauss is a virtuoso who effortlessly bridges the gap between roots music and country, rock and pop. Since signing with Rounder Records at age 14, Krauss has sold over 12 million albums and won 27 Grammy awards, the most for any female and the second most of any recording artist in Grammy history.

The tour will mark the first time that these groups have shared the stage together, and will make stops at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C. May 4 (on sale Feb. 28); White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Colieum May 10; and Roanoke Civic Center May 13 (on sale Feb. 21). Opening act for all three shows is Devil Makes Three.



 Spare Times Grill, South Boston … Buster Curtis Feb. 28.

 The Prizery, South Boston … Caladh Nua March 8.

 Hitesburg Baptist Church, Virgilina … Southern Gospel concert with Holy City March 1, 7 p.m. No admission; a love offering will be taken.

 South Boston Speedway …  “The South Boston Speedway Pit Party,” a concert event featuring Tuesday’s Gone, a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band, The Konnection Band and Matt Boswell & The Hillbilly Blues Band April 12. Gates will open at noon, with music starting at 1:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $15, or $20 the day of the event. For more information, contact the speedway at 434-572-4947 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 Appomattox High School … Rhonda Vincent & The Rage March 16; The Grascals April 6. Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door, $5 children 6-12. Purchase tickets online at For information call 434-660-7101 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 Booth Amphitheatre, Cary, N.C. … Jack Johnson May 21; Little Big Town June 27; Third Day/Steven Curtis Chapman Aug. 22.

 Carolina Theatre, Durham  … The Mavericks Feb. 28; Rosanne Cash March 14.

 Carolina Theatre, Greensboro … The Pointer Sisters April 24.

 Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham … Celtic Woman March 8; Moody Blues March 18; Crosby, Stills & Nash March 24; Jay Leno March 28; Chelsea Handler April 5; Rob Thomas May 1; Weezer June 5; Joan Rivers Nov. 8.

 Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach … Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band April 12 (on sale Feb. 21); Lunatic Luau (Avenged Sevenfold, Five Finger Death Punch, Trivium, more) May 2; Dierks Bentley May 16; Elton John June 12; Journey/Steve Miller June 21; Van’s Warped Tour July 23; Dave Matthews Band July 25; Fall Out Boy/Paramore July 29; Motley Crue/Alice Cooper Aug. 20.

 Greensboro Coliseum … Big Daddy Kane March 7; The Oak Ridge Boys March 28; Brantley Gilbert April 10; Tony Bennett April 24; Motley Crue/Alice Cooper Oct. 22.

 Innsbrook Pavilion, Glen Allen … Chris Young July 16.

 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow … Motley Crue/lice Cooper Aug. 22.

 Landmark Theatre, Richmond … The Moody Blues March 16; Maze April 13.

 The Norva, Norfolk … Shaggy March 1.

 PNC Arena, Raleigh … The Eagles Feb. 28; Casting Crowns March 8; Katt Williams April 4; Miley Cyrus April 8; Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band April 24 (on sale Feb. 21); Cher May 7; Katy Perry June 22; Motley Crue/Alice Cooper Aug. 19.

 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte … Jimmy Buffett April 24; Lady Antebellum April 26; Foreigner/Styx/Don Felder May 31; Elton John June 14; Lionel Richie July 17; Dave Matthews Band July 22; Fall Out Boy/Paramore July 23; Van’s Warped Tour July 28; OneRepublic Aug. 14; Motley Crue Aug. 19; One Direction Sept. 27 and 28.

 Roanoke Civic Center …  Darius Rucker March 1; Kevin Costner & Modern West April 16; Hunter Hayes April 18; Jason Aldean May 1; Alice in Chains May 14.

 Ted Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk … Justin Moore/Josh Thompson April 5.

 Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte … Miley Cyrus April 7; Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band April 19 (on sale Feb. 21); Cher May 5; Justin Timberlake July 12.

 Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. … Paul Simon & Sting March 13.

 Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh … Jimmy Buffett April 22; Lady Antebellum April 25; Journey/Steve Miller May 29; Lionel Richie July 19; Fall Out Boy/Paramore July 22; Dave Matthews Band July 23; OneRepublic Aug. 13; Chicago/REO Speedwagon Aug. 23.

 Ziggy’s, Winston-Salem … David Allan Coe March 28; The Chris Robinson Brotherhood April 18.


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