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Trace Adkins

April 24/TIFFIN – The Way I Wanna Go Tour at the Ritz Theatre. Show starts at 6 p.m. Country music artist Trace Adkins has signed on to star in Fox’s new midseason drama, Monarch, created by Melissa London Hilfers. The three-time Academy of Country Music Award winner will be joining Golden Globe nominee Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) and Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) in what’s described as a Country music-driven family drama. A Nashville icon for more than two decades, Trace Adkins has made his mark on the country-music industry. 11 million albums sold. Time-honored hit singles. Momentous, fiery and always memorable live performances. GRAMMY nominations. CMT and ACM awards and Nearly 200 million plays on YouTube. Hits include “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing.”

Tickets are at https://ritztheatre.org/events/trace-adkins/

Johnny Mathis

May 5/COLUMBUS – 8 p.m. at the Palace Theatre performing his “Voice of Romance Tour.” Best known for his hits, “Chances Are,” “It’s Not for Me to Say,” and “Misty,”  this legendary singer has recorded nearly 80 albums, selling millions of records worldwide. Celebrating his 66th year in the industry, he has had three songs inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame, achieved 50 Hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart, ranks as the all-time #6 album artist in the history of Billboard’s pop album charts, received five GRAMMY Nominations, and in 2003, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Mathis comes to Columbus to perform some of his greatest hits and personal favorites, demonstrating why he will always be “The Voice of Romance.” Tickets start at $46. Order Online at www.cbusarts.com

Journey

April 30/COLUMBUS – Freedom Tour with special guest Toto.  7:30 p.m. at Schottenstein Center.  Tickets start at $75 and are available on ticketmaster. This San Francisco-born quintessential arena rock band assembled in 1973. Despite a rotating roster, the band has sold 47 million albums in the US, and is consistently named one of the ten best American rock bands in history. While the ’70s and ’80s provided them with the most commercial success, their current manifestation with Filipino singer Arnel Pineda has given them truly global breadth. Known for classics “Don’t Stop Believin” and “Open Arms.”

Beatles Vs. Stones

May 7/MANSFIELD – A musical showdown starting at 8 p.m. at the Renaissance Theatre.  The British Invasion brought us the two most popular rock groups of all time, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, as well as the liveliest debate in rock history – which band is the greatest? These two legendary bands will engage in an onstage duel of mini power sets, an experiential “musical showdown” featuring internationally-renowned tribute bands, Abbey Road and Satisfaction–The International Rolling Stones Show. Ticket options are $15, 25, 27, & $33. To reserve or for more information, visit https://rentickets.org/event/beatles-vs-stones-a-musical-showdown/

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