Weekend Guide: July 22 – 24

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Still looking to fill in your calendar for this weekend? Well, you’ve worked too hard not to enjoy you free time so here are some ideas – music and non-music related – on how to spend your weekend.

Our Best Picks

Gathering of the Vibes Festival in Bridgeport, Connecticut – All Weekend: Skip out of work early make your way down I-95 to Bridgeport’s Seaside Park for one of the region’s premier festivals. This year’s lineup is expected to bring the festival’s largest crowd with headliners Furthur, Jane’s Addiction and Elvis Costello & The Imposters. Just some of the other highlights include John Butler Trio, moe., The Levon Helm Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band and The Rhythm Devils.Tickets range in price from $60 to $90 for single day tickets and $250 for weekend camping pass.

LeAnn Rimes at Indian Ranch on Saturday: The Webster venue’s 65th anniversary celebration continues with one of its most anticipated shows of the year as the veteran country star performs a special unplugged set. Tickets range in price from $32 to $49.50.

Rihanna at the TD Garden on Sunday: It’s gonna get “Loud” on Sunday as Rihanna returns to Boston after rocking one of our favorite shows of 2010. Catch the pop starlet for $22 to $252. Sadly, Cee Lo Green is no longer on the bill but J. Cole will step up to open the show.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Mayhem Festival at the Comcast Center: Well, the name really says it all for this one. Go get rowdy with Boston’s own Godsmack, Disturbed, Megadeth, Trivium and more for $25.25 to $69.75.

moe. at the Lowell Summer Music Series
: Hey you moe.rons get yourselves up to Lowell for a jam session in the park. We’ll be there as well so come say hi! Tickets are $36.

Robert Cray Band at the Newport Sunset Music Series: Catch some amazing blues courtesy of Robert Cray and special guest Shemekia Copeland in beautiful Newport for $35 or $55.

Toots & The Maytals at the South Shore Music Circus
: It’s a double-dose of the island sound as Toots teams up with locals Entrain. Tickets are $45.25.

Hurtsmile at Showcase Live: Gary Cherone (of Extreme fame, and one-time frontman for Van Halen) hits Foxboro with his new band Hurtsmile. Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door.

Harris at Brighton Music Hall
: Local favorites Harris lead an impressive showcase with some of Boston’s best in Taxpayer, The Fatal Flaw and The Young Leaves. tickets are $12.

Saturday

311 at the Comcast Center: Just a couple of days after the release of their new album, Universal Pulse, the 90’s favorites return to Mansfield as part of their annual summer “Unity” tour. This time around, they’ll be joined by Sublime with Rome. Tickets range in price $20 to $49.50.

Eddie Money at the Hatch Shell: You don’t even need “two tickets to paradise”, this one’s free!

Jonny Lang at the Lowell Summer Music Series: Beat the heat with some cool blues at Boarding House Park via Jonny Lang for $30.

Alison Krauss & Union Station at the Cape Cod Melody Tent
: Touring in support of her brand new album, Paper Airplane, Krauss is back with her superb band featuring Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas. Not surprisingly, this intimate show in Hyannis is sold out.

The Glitch Mob at the Paradise Rock Club: The L.A.-based electonica trio make their way to Boston in support of their debut album, Drink The Sea. Tickets are $18. Phantogram and Com Truise will open the show.

Buckcherry at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
: Still partying “all night long”, catch Josh Todd and co. in New Hampshire for $30.

Slick Rick at Showcase Live
: Hey young world, if you don’t know your Slick Rick you need to get to this show for an education. Tickets are $18.

William Elliot Whitmore at Great Scott: The Iowa-bred singer-songwriter hits Massachusetts in support of his new album, Field Songs. Laura Stevenson and Mark Lind will open the show.

Lovewhip at the Rosebud Bar: Head over to Davis Square and join local stand outs Lovewhip, who are throwing a summer dance party with help from The Whipettes. Also on the bill are Bonfire Bandit and the IOA. Tickets are $8.

Sunday

Tim McGraw at the Comcast Center: The country star, who was named by Billboard as country music’s #1 touring act of 2010, returns to play the Comcast Center. Tickets range in price from $23.25 to $76. Luke Bryan serves as the primary support but be sure to arrive in time for The Band Perry.

Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs at the Cape Cod Melody Tent
: It’s a 70’s tag team in Hyannis as McDonald and Scaggs team up for another summer outing. Join the fun for $61.75 or $79.75.

Hollywood Undead at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
: Back with their latest effort, American Tragedy, Hollywood Undead will be masking up in New Hampshire. Tickets are $26.

Booty Vortex on the Rock & Blues Concert Cruise: Shake your booty with Boston’s finest funk and disco dance cover band. Tickets for the afternoon harbor cruise are $18 in advance with the discount code “Booty” or $28 on the day of the show.

Our Non Music Picks

Boston Breakers vs. Western New York Flash on Sunday: Eight Breakers represented three countries at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, including five Americans. Welcome them home when they take on the Western New York Flash (featuring the USA’s Alex Morgan and Brazil’s Marta) at Harvard Stadium on Sunday. Tickets start at just $15.

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