Here's news country listeners will love: Kenny Chesney, Love & Theft and Dustin Lynch are all coming to town.
All three acts announced concerts in the past week.
Chesney announced a July 24 date at Save Mart Center. One of the top-drawing country stars, Chesney hasn't been in Fresno since 2005. Tickets are set to go on sale Feb. 8, but prices haven't been announced yet.
Chesney also announced a new, unnamed album that will be out April 30.
Love & Theft and Dustin Lynch will play back-to-back days as part of the Clovis Rodeo.
Love & Theft will perform April 25 (a Thursday night) and Dustin Lynch plays April 26.
Both on-the-rise acts fit the type of show usually booked at the rodeo. The change for the second consecutive year is that there are two concerts.
Friday night concerts at the rodeo have been a tradition, but last year a Thursday night show was added. It pulled a 180, going pop with "American Idol" winner David Cook. This year, the rodeo is back in its country comfort zone.
Both concerts start after that night's rodeo. Tickets are available now, costing $20-$30 per show, or $50 for both. Tickets include admission to the rodeo. Get tickets at clovisrodeo.com. For you buy-in-person types, you can get the tickets at the rodeo grounds starting March 5.
It's worth a note that another country star, Dierks Bentley, visits Table Mountain Casino on April 29. Tickets for that one cost $25-$45. They, however, are not on sale until March 18.
A Frank's Place change
Last week in this column, I told you about a new helping of shows at Frank's Place, the downtown venue next door to Warnors Theatre.
Here's one change since last week: Friday's date with Joe Walton and the Starr Choice Band has been moved to Feb. 8.
Tickets cost $5. The show is open to all ages.
Voodoo Glow Skulls
Ska/punk band Voodoo Glow Skulls is back in Fresno on Feb. 24 at Audie's Olympic, 1426 N. Van Ness Ave.
The Riverside-bred band, vets since the late 1980s, is playing with Basura, Checkered Past and Iwanga!
Tickets cost $8-$12.
Back to Black again
Back to Black, the local Amy Winehouse tribute band that debuted in December to a big crowd, is back for its second gig. And it's got cupid in its sights.
The band is playing on Valentine's Day at The Cellar Door, 101 W. Main St., in Visalia.
Tickets cost $8.
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