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

Kenny Chesney at the Mohegan Sun Arena (CT) on Friday and Saturday: After resting in the Caribbean, the king of country returns to the road. Only a handful of tickets for each night remain to see him in the intimate confines of the Mohegan Sun Arena for $95 or $125. Opening shows will be the Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves.

Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys at the Brighton Music Hall on Saturday: The local standards celebrate the release of their brand new album, Soft Time Traveler. Joining the party will be Ruby Rose Fox, The Field Effect and The Rationales. You can too for $14.

Little Green Cars, Mean Creek at The Sinclair on Saturday: A week after St. Paddy’s Day, these rising alt-country rockers from Dublin stop in Massachusetts to promote their debut album Absolute Zero. Joining them are the always awesome Boston rockers Mean Creek. Tickets for the show, which will also feature The Ballroom Thieves, are available for $12.

moe.’s Snoe.down Festival at Killington Resort (VT) – All Weekend: Looking for a fun weekend away? Make your way to Vermont and jam on with moe for their annual Snoe.down festival. The band will deliver headlining sets at the Spartan Arena in neighboring Rutland on Friday and Saturday. Festival passes are available for $88.17 or grab a single day ticket for $55.26 (life tickets are extra). For more information, go here.

More shows for your weekend


Excision at the House of Blues: The Canadian bass master brings his “Execution” tour featuring a brand new stage show that promises to wow those attendance. Opening the show will be Paper Diamond and Vaski. Tickets are available for $27 and $39.50.

Strangefolk Reunion at the Paradise Rock Club: The pride of Vermont are always big favorites around here, so its no surprise this show is sold out.

Sarah Blacker, Carsie Blanton at Club Passim: One of Boston’s best team’s up with one of Philly’s best for what is sure to be a great night in Harvard Square. Tickets are $15.

Anuhea at The Sinclair: The Hawaiian folk rocker will look to brighten up Massachusetts as she promotes her latest album, 2012’s For Love. Tickets are available for $15.

Tyrone Wells at the Brighton Music Hall: Across town, this singer-songwriter from Spokane, Washington will promote his latest release, 2012’s This Love. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Brendan James and Brett Young, are available for $18.

Kansas at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: The classic rock favorites hit Salisbury Beach. Expect a set filled with the classics for $49.

Celtic Woman at the Providence Performing Arts Center (RI): Did you miss their shows in Boston last weekend? If so, here’s another shot to see the Irish singing sensations live. Tickets range in price from $42 to $102.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band at the Mohegan Sun Casino (CT): Enjoy a night at the casino and take in the slide guitar virtuoso for free!


Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell at the Orpheum Theatre: The pair of acclaimed singer-songwriters hit Boston to promote their new collaborative release, Old Yellow Moon. making the show extra special will be an opening set from the Richard Thompson Electric Trio. Tickets for the show range in price from $39.50 to $69.50.

Kip Moore at the House of Blues: Powered by the success of “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck”, the rising country star rides into Boston for a soldout show on Lansdowne Street. If you have tickets, don’t forget your “Beer Money”!

Todd Snider at the Paradise Rock Club: The veteran singer-songwriter hits Boston with Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables. Tickets are available in advance for $20 or $22 on the day of.

Natalie MacMaster at the Sanders Theatre: The fiddle master from Nova Scotia swings through Massachusetts this weekend as she continues to promotes 2011’s Cape Breton Girl. See her in Cambridge for $28 to $50.

Paul Byrom at The Center for Arts in Natick: The former member of Celtic Thunder is regarded as one of Ireland’s best tenors aand just filmed his first solo PBS special. Performing with piano accompaniment, you can see him live for $35.

Amy Helm at the Narrows Center for the Arts: The daughter of the late great Levon Helm makes her way to Massachusetts to preview material off her forthcoming solo debut album. Tickets are available in advance for $18 or $20 on the day of.

Lucero at The Met (RI): The Memphis-based rockers continue to tour in support of 2012’s Women & Work. See them get to work in Pawtucket with help from Rhode Island favorites Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons. Tickets are $20.


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Sharon Van Etten at the Orpheum Theatre: Touring in support of their brand new album Push the Sky Away, the veteran rockers hit Boston for a sold out show with help from special guest Sharon Van Etten.

Romeo Santos at the Agganis Arena: The “The King Of Bachata” returns to Boston to promote Formula Vol. 1, the best-selling Latin album of the last year. Tickets range in price from $42 to $89.

James Galway at the Symphony Hall: The legendary “Man With the Golden Flute” brings his “Legacy” tour to Boston for an afternoon performance at Symphony Hall on Sunday, March 24. Tickets range in price from $40 to $95.

Emblem3 at the Paradise Rock Club: After breaking out on Fox’s “X Factor”, the young trio are road testing material from their upcoming debut album. This show is sold out.

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