MIRANDA LAMBERT AND DIERKS BENTLEY

Friday: The Locked and Reloaded Tour is a smart package — Lambert, who keeps cleaning up at country awards shows, and Bentley, a spirited hat-less country star who took a little detour into bluegrass in 2010. She’s a pistol, who, when wronged, fights back with “Kerosene” and “Gunpowder and Lead.” But she’s a poignant balladeer, too, as evidenced on her award-sweeping “The House That Built Me.” Bentley scored big in the ballad department in 2011 with “Home,” one of his 10 No. 1 tunes. With Chris Stapleton and Jukebox Mafia. (7:30 p.m. Fri. $29.75-$54.75. Xcel Energy Center, W. 7th St. and Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. www.ticketmaster.com.)