JOURNEY with special guests JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
7 p.m., Mon., Sept. 1, 2014, Labor Day, $48 & $58.
FALLOUT BOY & PARAMORE with special guests BAD SUNS
7 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 21, $41 & $51.
Tickets go on sale this Sat., May 17--Journey at 10 a.m., Fallout Boy at noon--at the State Fair ticket office, Snelling Ave. entrance, online at www.mnstatefair.org or www.etix.com or by phone 800-514-3849. The Snelling Ave. entrance is just north of Como Ave. Parking is available in limited quantities there or in the lots along Como Ave.
KID ROCK with special guests BLACKBERRY SMOKE.
7:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 23, $51.50 & $66.50.
HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR 2014 (The Turtles, Chuck Negron, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Mark Farner and Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels).
8 p.m., Mon., Aug. 25, $21.
TIM McGRAW with special guest Ryan Kinder.
7:30 p.m., Wed., Aug. 27, $56 & $71.
Yes, it's still early in the year and it's not really spring yet but it will be soon. Really. It'll warm up to 70, the sun will come out and the winter coats will be hung away for a week or so. It'll be great--a great time to pick up tickets to one or more of these shows. All will be well in the kingdom once the evil clouds of winter have blown back to Canada.