Thursday may be the new Friday night.
At least it looks that way next week. There are three don’t-miss concerts Thursday, July 21. Here’s a quick rundown.
▪ Country station 93.7 FM continues its $5 Summer Concert series at Rotary Amphitheater in Fresno’s Woodward Park. For the series’ third installment, the station put together a lineup of country upstarts that includes Craig Campbell (“Keep Them Kisses Comin’,” “Fish”), plus former Fresno State baseball player and singer Brett Young, singer Olivia Lane and local country-pop group Leaving Austin.
Details: 5 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Rotary Amphitheater at Woodward Park. $5. www.ksks.com
▪ Dwight Yoakam seems to like the Valley. The honky-tonk icon and two-time Grammy winner (he’s been nominated 21 times) has played the area three times in the past two years alone, including opening for Eric Church’s “The Outsiders” tour. He played Visalia’s Fox Theatre in January. Yoakam is playing in support of his latest album, “Second Hand Heart,” released on Warner/Reprise last year.
Details: 6 p.m.Thursday, July 21, at Tachi Palace, 17225 Jersey Ave., Lemoore. $40-$85. 866-4PALACE, www.tachipalace.com
▪ It is also a return trip for Joy Formidable. The Welsh rock trio played Visalia’s Cellar Door back in November, after a hiatus from the road. Many will recognize the band from the song “Endtapes,” which was featured on the soundtrack for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.” The band is back on the road for a U.S. tour in support of the recently released album “Hitch.”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Strummer’s, 833 E. Fern Ave., $15. All ages. 559-485-5356, www.strummersclub.com