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Tesla heads Saturday's Central Iowa shows

Multi-platinum rockers Tesla lead Saturday's Central Iowa concert lineup. Here are all the details on July 12's top shows.

Tesla will perform at Terrible's Lakeside Casino in Osceola on June 12.
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Sacramento rock quintet Tesla will make a tour stop at Terrible's Lakeside Casino on Saturday. The band will perform at the casino's outdoor theater tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. Tesla has racked up ten Top 20 Rock singles during their 29 years together, including the smash hits "Signs", "What You Give", "Love Song", and "The Way It Is". The band released their latest album, Simplicity, on June 6. Tickets for the show in Osceola are $25 for general admission and $35 for tiered seating. This show is a 21-and-over event.

Central Iowa country singer Jason Brown will perform at Wooly's in Des Moines Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Brown has charted five singles on the Billboard Country chart. He released a new EP in January entitled Something Wonderful. Tickets for the concert are $10. This show will be open to all ages.

New York "cowpunkabilly blues" band Coach N' Commando will perform at Gas Lamp in Des Moines at 9 p.m. on Saturday. The band released their full-length debut Kids'll Lose Their Heads in 2013, and they followed that up new a new EP entitled Baby Punks earlier this year. The show will be a 21-and-over event, and it will have a $5 cover charge.

Nashville recording artist Matt Kennon will bring his country music stylings to Whiskey Dixx in Des Moines on Saturday night. Kennon's 2010 debut self-titled full-length album climbed to #19 on the Country album chart and produced the hit single "The Call". Kennon has also released two more albums and three EPs, including a new acoustic EP entitled Simplified in February. Tickets for the show are $10 for general admission and $15 for reserved seating. The music will start at 7 p.m. with an opening act that the venue has kept secret to this point. Kennon will take the stage around 10 p.m. This will be a 21-plus show.

Music Under the Canopy's Singer/Songwriter Music Festival in Des Moines hits Day 2 on Saturday. The music kicks off at 5 p.m., and adult contemporary/pop singer Anna Nalick will headline Saturday's musical lineup. Here is Examiner's preview of the event.

The Promiseland Christian Music Festival in Ottumwa wraps up on Saturday. The music for Day 2 kicks off at noon, and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus will headline. You can find the complete festival schedule in Examiner's Promiseland preview.

The Collide Christian Music Festival kicks off in Waukee Saturday at noon. Jonathan Thulin of the chart-topping Christian band Press Play will headline Day 1. Here is Examiner's Collide preview.

Here is a look at the rest of the top area concerts for July 12:

Doctor Murdock
w/ Morning Sex & The Good Weed
DG's Tap House in Ames
9 p.m., 21+ (free)

Big Joe Kinser and Sam Hall
Hotel Pattee in Perry
7 p.m., all ages (free)

Bob Pace & The Dangerous Band
The Longest Yard in West Des Moines
8 p.m., all ages until 11 p.m. (free)

Des Moines Social Club in Des Moines
w/ Tires and Land of Blood and Sunshine
8 p.m., all ages ($7)

Des Munks
Raccoon River Brewing Company in Des Moines
9 p.m., all ages (free)

Cool Change Band
John Ernest Vineyard & Winery outside Tama
7 p.m., 21+ (free)

Randy Burk & The Prisoners
Finish Line Show Lounge at Prairie Meadows Casino in Altoona
10 p.m., 21+ (free)

The Trinity Project
Waveland Golf Course in Des Moines
6:30 p.m., all ages (free)

Casey Muessigmann at Ankeny Summerfest
Prairie Ridge Middle School and Sports Complex in Ankeny
5:30 p.m., all ages (free)

Standing Hampton at Ankeny Summerfest
Prairie Ridge Middle School and Sports Complex in Ankeny
8 p.m., all ages (free)

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