band's website. VIP packages will be available at www.vipnation.com.
Tickets for Jimmy Buffett's June 7 concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre go on sale Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m.
Earth Wind & Fire will play Ovens Auditorium June 22. Tickets are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.com
Train and open Mat Kearney play Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre July 26. Tickets go on sale April 28 at Live Nation and Ticketmaster outlets as well as The Fillmore's box office.
On the club circuit Matthew Santos, whose voice may be familiar even if his name isn't (he sang the hook on Lupe Fiasco's "Superstar"), plays an intimate set at Evening Muse May 9. Former Carolinian Jonathan Wilson, who co-founded the band Muscadine with Benji Hughes (who will also perform), will headline the Visulite May 15. Although he's worked with numerous artists such as Elvis Costello, Jackson Brown, and Dawes, Wilson is releasing his debut solo album, "Gentle Spirit." He heads to Europe this summer as Tom Petty's opening act.
Elsewhere, Less Than Jake brings its 20th anniversary tour to Tremont May 16. Mushroomhead returns - this time playing Amos' May 20. Another act with deep Charlotte roots, Cast Iron Filter, makes a welcome comeback at Visulite June 14. Former Avail frontman-turned-acoustic singer-songwriter, Tim Barry, is back at The Milestone June 23.
Carolinian horror-rock band leader Wednesday 13 plays Tremont July 6. Latin rock band Enanitos Verdes has been added to The Fillmore calendar. It makes its long awaited Charlotte return July 12. Johnny Winter will also return to NoDa's Neighborhood Theatre July 13.
Tickets for club shows can be found through the venues' individual websites.