"American Idol" Scotty McCreery is the next country singer coming to Fresno for radio station 93.7 KISS Country's popular $5 concert series.
McCreery, who won the 10th season of "Idol" in 2011, will perform at Rotary Amphitheatre at Woodward Park on July 19.
If the track record of the summer concert series is any indication, tickets will go quick. The June concert on Thursday sold out nearly two weeks in advance.
Tickets are on sale now for $5 and are available at the KISS Country studios, 1071 W. Shaw Ave., Boot Barn stores in Clovis and Tulare, Valley First Credit Union in Fresno and Madera and online at ksks.com.
Besides McCreery, the concert will also include country vet Joe Nichols and up-and-comers The Lost Trailers and Jaida Dreyer.
Since winning "Idol," McCreery, 18, released his debut album, "Clear As Day," which hit No. 1 and spawned the singles, "I Love You This Big" and "The Trouble with Girls."
More on Madera Fair
The Madera Fair has announced the concert that will close out its four-day run in September.
Latin star Lupillo Rivera joins the concert lineup for a concert on Sept. 9. It's free with paid admission into the fair.
The rest of the concert lineup for the fair -- running Sept. 6-9 -- was announced last week. It includes Tower of Power (Sept. 6), Styx (Sept. 7) and Rodney Atkins (Sept. 8). Tickets are on sale now.
From the "oops" department: Last week in this column, I said the Tower of Power concert was free. There are actually reserved seats available for $10 and festival seating that is free with fair admission.
Tickets for the other two concerts each cost $20. Both have limited free festival seating with fair admission.
Details: (559) 674-8511, maderafair.com.
Tower Theatre additions
The Tower Theatre has added a few new concerts to its calendar, including eccentric guitarist Buckethead, pianist Jim Brickman and jazz saxophonist Warren Hill.
Buckethead, a virtuoso guitarist and on-stage oddity, plays Sept. 5. Tickets cost $38.50.
Brickman, an adult-contemporary pop pianist known for songs such as "Simple Things" and "Valentine," performs Nov. 18. Tickets cost $32.50, $45 and $65, but aren't on sale until Aug. 3.
Smooth jazz saxophonist Hill will perform Feb. 16 with the Rich Severson Group opening. Tickets cost $48.50.
Tower has already booked "In My Life: A musical theater tribute to The Beatles" for Oct. 20. Tickets cost $29-$39.
In other news, Tower added "Derby Baby," a roller derby film (Aug. 4, $10) and musical-comedy "Having a Hot Flash" (Aug. 25-26, $28.50-$125).
Rock band Hoobastank won't be playing at Fulton 55 on July 7 after all.
The show has been postponed, says promoter Tim Gardea. But Gardea hopes to reschedule a date with the band for late August or early September.
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