Music for your weekend

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Still looking to fill in your calendar for this weekend? Well, you have worked too hard not to enjoy your free time so here are some ideas on how to spend it.

Our Best Picks

Zac Brown Band at the Comcast Center on Friday: The country favorites close out a two-night stand in Mansfield as they promote their Grammy Award wining album, Uncaged. Tickets for the show range in price from $30 to $67.

Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band at the Lowell Summer Music Series on Saturday: A longtime favorite in New England, Ritter returns to Massachusetts in support of his new album, The Beast In Its Tracks. Enjoy what should be a special night in Boarding House Park for $29 in advance or $35 on the day of.

Bim Skala Bim on the Rock & Blues Concert Cruises: The Boston ska legends celebrate the release of their brand new album Chet’s Last Call with an afternoon cruise through the harbor. Tickets for the show, which will also feature Superska with Dion Knibb, are available for $25.

More shows for your weekend


We The Kings at the House of Blues: Joined by Breathe Carolina, T. Mills and The Ready Set, the Florida-based pop-punk favorites lead the “Summerfest” tour to Boston. Tickets for the show are available for $20.

Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Cape Cod Melody Tent: The classic rock staples will rock an intimate sold out show under the tent in Hyannis.

Tony Lucca at the Brighton Music Hall: The former Mickey Mouse Club member who went on to finish second on the second season of NBC’s The Voice is on the road to promote his new EP, With the Whole World Watching. Tickets for the show are available for $15.

Crash Kings at The Sinclair: The Los Angeles-based rockers who rose to fame with the smash single “Mountain Man” are back on the road to promote their newly released sophomore album, Dark of the Daylight. They’ll be joined by fellow Californians Nico Vega and Boston’s own The Shills. Tickets are available for $15.


John Mayer at the Comcast Center: With a new album Paradise Valley set to hit stores on Tuesday, Mayer hits Mansfield as he also promotes 2012’s Born and Raised. Tickets for the show, which will also feature former American Idol champion Phillip Phillips, range in price from $37.50 and $79.50.

Redlight King, Icon For Hire at the Paradise Rock Club: The “Ones To Watch” tour by the House of Blues brings these rising rockers from Canada and Illinois to Massachusetts for a night on Comm. Ave. See if they meet the hype for

The Beach Boys at the Cape Cod Melody Tent & the South Shore Music Circus: The Mike Love led edition of the legendary group has always been a summertime favorite at the tents in Hyannis and Cohasset. On Saturday, they’ll hit them both with an afternoon matinee on Cape Cod and evening performance in the South Shore. Tickets for each of the shows are available for $45.75 to $65.75.

Nick Lowe at the Narrows Center for the Arts: The veteran singer-songwriter goes unplugged for an intimate sold out performance in Fall River.

Kenny Rogers at Indian Ranch: The country legend makes his way to Massachusetts for an afternoon matinee alongside scenic Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg (and no, that was not a typo) in Webster. Dubbed the “Through The Years” tour, expect a set packed with hits for $47 to $59.50.

Savoy Brown at The Center for Arts in Natick: Kim Simmonds and company bring their signature brand of blues-rock to Natick. Tickets for show are available for $30.

American Idol Live! at the Mohegan Sun Arena: Massachusetts native Angie Miller leads the latest cast of American Idol finalists – including winner Candice Glover – to Connecticut for the first of several shows in New England. Tickets are available for $61 and $71.


Matchbox Twenty, Goo Goo Dolls at the Comcast Center: Two 90’s pop-rock staples with new albums to support (North and Magnetic, respectively) join forces for a co-headlining tour that stops in Mansfield on Sunday. Tickets for the show range in price from $25 to $75. Singer-songwriter Kate Earl will open the show.

The Mavericks at Indian Ranch: The country veterans, who reunited last year after a 8-year hiatus, are back on the road to promote their first album in almost ten years, In Time. Tickets for the afternoon show range in price from $32 to $44.50. Be sure to arrive in time for the opening set from local standouts Glenn Yoder and The Western States.

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