By Michael Swanger firstname.lastname@example.org
Pop-country singer Kenny Chesney plays Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22-$79 through Dahl’s Tickets.
Blues-rocker Jonny Lang performs Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m. at 7 Flags Event Center. The Bob Pace Band opens. Tickets are $30 through www.greatticketsnow.com.
Hamilton Loomis plays Friday, March 25 at 9:30 p.m. at All Play. Tickets are $12 through http://bigreddogmusic.com.
Stephen Jerzak and Breathe Electric play an all-ages show Friday, March 25 at 5 p.m. at the House of Bricks. Tickets are $10 through Midwestix.
Folk music singer-songwriter Vance Gilbert performs Friday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Temple for Performing Arts. Tickets are $23.50 through Ticketmaster.
The Dangerous Summer, The Graduate and The Scenic play an all-ages show on Saturday, March 26 at 4:30 p.m. at the Vaudeville Mews. Tickets are $10 through Midwestix.
A reminder that 7 Walkers, featured in last week’s Scene Scribe, performs Sunday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Hoyt Sherman Theater. Tickets are $35 through Ticketmaster.
The Des Moines Symphony and the Ahn Trio team up for two Masterworks concerts on Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 27 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$55 through Ticketmaster.
The Greater Des Moines Music Coalition will host a free “Music University” roundtable discussion on “Building Your Fanbase” on Wednesday, March 30 at 6 p.m. at the Mickle Center in Des Moines.
Aaron Lewis of Staind plays a solo acoustic show on March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at Prairie Meadows. Tickets are $25 through Ticketmaster.
Four shows of note play People’s Court next week: Tina & The B-Side Movement on April 1 at 8 p.m. ($20); James McMurtry and the Bottlerockets on Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. ($15-$25, cabaret seating); “The Glamour Kills Tour,” featuring The Ready Set with Allstar Weekend, The Downtown Fiction, We Are In the Crowd and You Me and Everyone We Know on Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m. ($15); and Matt Wertz and Ben Rector on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. ($15). Tickets are available through Midwestix.
Country music legend Kenny Rogers performs Sunday, April 3 at 7 p.m. Billy Dean opens. Tickets are $45-$65 through Ticketmaster.
Americana artist Hayes Carll plays Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. at the Vaudeville Mews. Admission is $13.
Queens of the Stone Age play the Val Air Ballroom on Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 through Ticketmaster.
Blues harmonica player RJ Mischo plays Saturday, April 9 at Baby Boomers Cafe in the East Village from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $8. Visit www.malcolmwells.squarespace.com.
The Civic Music Association announced its 2011-12 lineup. It includes the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (Sept. 23), Emerson Quartet (Oct. 14), Oasis Quartet (Nov. 12), Karrin Allyson (Jan. 21), Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (Feb. 25) and Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Jazz Band (April 7). Visit www.civicmusic.org or call 280-4020 for details about tickets. CV
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