Valerie June returns to play the Pantages Theatre on Friday with tourmate Chastity Brown opening.

The big gigs: 10 concerts to see in the Twin Cities this week

Live music highlights for May 19-25 include Lucius, Valerie June, Dua Saleh, PaviElle French and Pekka Kuusisto with SPCO.

Country queen Carrie Underwood will rock Target Center on Oct. 25

May 17
Carrie Underwood
She'll promote her new album "Denim & Rhinestones" and bring Jimmie Allen to open the concert.

Canterbury Park concert series returning in 2022 with Etheridge, Shorty, Cloud Cult

May 17
Fans placed their bets on Old Crow Medicine Show at the Canterbury Park Concert Series in 2021.
From the promoter behind the sidelined Music in the Zoo gigs, the Shakopee series kicks off July 29 with Everclear.
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Lizzo performed at Treasure Island Resort & Casino Amphitheater in Red Wing, Minn. on September 11, 2021.

Lizzo announces new HBO documentary: 'It takes 10 years to become an overnight success'

"About Damn Time" will premiere this fall.
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May 17
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The best (and worst) wedding songs, according to Twin Cities DJs and singers

Forget tradition and go with your heart, they agree. But remember to listen to the lyrics first.
Music
May 17
Mike Love and his Beach Boys will return to the Minnesota State Fair grandstand on Aug. 29, 2022.

Minnesota State Fair adds Beach Boys, Portugal. The Man, Disney princesses to grandstand

Mike Love's Boys will be joined by the Temptations, while Manchester Orchestra will also perform at the Current's Music On-a-Stick concert.
Music
May 16
Matthias Maute (photo by Bill Blackstone)

Bach's crowning work gets a triumphant performance at St. Paul's Ordway Concert Hall

Review: Bach Society marks its 90th birthday with the piece that started it all.
Music
May 15
Verdine White of Earth, Wind & Fire in 2018

Review: Earth, Wind & Fire and Roger McGuinn still fly high after all these years

In separate Twin Cities concerts, the Rock Hall of Famers took divergent approaches that thrilled their fans
May 14
Conductor Xian Zhang. ((Photo: Benjamin Ealovega)

Conductor Xian Zhang conjures passion and power from Minnesota Orchestra

Review: Program showcased how the ensemble can adapt to a new presence on the podium.
Music
May 14
Kendrick Lamar last toured in 2017 after releasing his prior album ‘DAMN.’

Rap giant Kendrick Lamar taking 'Big Steppers' to Xcel Center in August

The Aug. 20 date with Baby Keem falls one month into the California rapper's tour behind the new album that dropped Friday.
Variety
May 13
Fear of bring stopped by police “is something I live every day,” says Adrian Davis, shown here leading a choral rehearsal for “Seven Last Words

Two years after George Floyd's death, 'Seven Last Words of the Unarmed' will ring out in Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra marks the moment with this piece by a Black composer who wrote it "as a catharsis" after a series of police killings.
Music
May 13
Patti Smith at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa

6 cool things in music include Patti Smith, Jack White's brother and the Hanging Stars

Pick Six shoutouts, too, to the Fernweh, Roger Miller and Bob Dylan Center.
Music
May 13
A staffer donned a jacket at the Treasury’s (nonalcoholic) concession stand during one of the all-ages St. Paul venue’s first concerts stand last

St. Paul's newest music venue, the Treasury, banks on all-ages crowds — and inclusivity

From the same nonprofit that runs the Garage in Burnsville, the 180-capacity club serves underage fans but no alcohol.
Variety
May 12
Jack Harlow

He's in Kanye's 'Top 5,' now Jack Harlow seeks mainstream acclaim

Review: His second major release is cocksure and witty.
Music
May 11
Billy Corgan, right, last played in town with Smashing Pumpkins in 2018 at Xcel Energy Center.

Smashing Pumpkins and Jane's Addiction pair up for fall tour due Nov. 4 at Xcel Center

Both of the early-'90s alt-rock bands feature three-fourths of their heyday lineups.
Variety
May 11
Maya Lahyani as Carmen and Won Whi Choi as Don José in Minnesota Opera’s “Carmen.” (Photo by Cory Weaver)

Bursting with color and rich with meaning, Minnesota Opera's 'Carmen' is an affair to remember

Review: In her first directing job, opera star Denyce Graves delivers a superlative staging.
Music
May 11
Page Burkum, left, and Jack Torrey of the Cactus Blossoms return to First Avenue on Saturday for an overdue release party.

The big gigs: 10 concerts to see in the Twin Cities this week

Concert highlights for May 12-18 include the Cactus Blossoms, Dijon, Roger McGuinn and Jacob Collier.
Music
May 11
Tabea Zimmermann is joining the SPCO as one of its new artistic partners.

SPCO enlists a host of intriguing musicmakers for its 2022-23 season

German violist Tabea Zimmermann and South African cellist Abel Selaocoe will join the orchestra as artistic partners.
Music
May 10
Mitch Blank, Clinton Heylin, and Bill Pagel, from left, discussed a photograph of Bob Dylan at a University of Minnesota fraternity house party in Min

Stars and fans alike turn out as Bob Dylan Center opens in Tulsa

With an iron gate fashioned by Dylan himself, the museum features manuscripts, films, paintings and more than 750,000 items in its digital archive.
Music
May 9
Arcade Fire played two songs off their new album “We” on “SNL” this past Saturday.

Arcade Fire coming to Minneapolis on Nov. 13 with an unplugged Beck

The tour news accompanied the release of "We" and an appearance on "SNL" over the weekend.
Music
May 7
Jimmy Jam Harris joined in the applause as the audience serenaded his father, James Samuel “Cornbread” Harris Sr., who celebrated his 95th birthda

His son Jimmy Jam made it a doubly 'Happy Birthday' for Minneapolis music great Cornbread Harris

The newly anointed Rock Hall of Famer joined his bluesman dad for a 95th birthday bash.
Music
May 6
Justin Bieber, seen here at the Grammy Awards in April, did not provide press access to Friday’s concert at Target Center in Minneapolis.

'Justice' at last for Justin Bieber fans at his COVID-delayed Minneapolis concert

REVIEW: Friday's Target Center concert was two years in the making but still drew over 15,000.
Music
May 6
Carly Rae Jepsen dropped her new single on Friday, “Western Winds,” 10 years after her breakout hit.

Twin Cities Pride calls up Carly Rae Jepsen to headline June 25 concert at Armory

The 'Call Me Maybe' singer will perform indoors instead of Loring Park, where the other fun is happening again.