Concert Calendar: Boulevardia, Bob Dylan with Mavis Staples, Rosanne Cash, the Bronx, Lil Wayne, Widespread Panic and more

Boulevardia
Boulevardia returns for a third year to the West Bottoms, featuring more than 40 local and national acts spread out over three stages. Friday-night headliners include Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness (formerly of Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin), buzzing up-and-comer Meg Myers and local favorite Radkey. Saturday, while you’re enjoying one of the specialty beers Boulevard is bringing in, make time for Nikki Lane, Mariachi El Bronx, and Yes You Are. Sunday’s music wraps early, so after brunch, head over to Soul Asylum or the Gin Blossoms. If you can’t find something to enjoy at this festival, you’re basically a soulless monster, and we feel bad for you.  
Friday, June 17-Sunday, June 19
12th Street Bridge

Rosanne Cash
It’s a long way out from under the shadow of Johnny Cash. There is perhaps no one who knows that better than his eldest daughter, Rosanne Cash, who has slowly and assuredly built her music career over the years. Her latest release, 2014’s The River & the Thread, finds Cash at ease with her birthright. It’s an elegant Americana offering, with Cash’s round, full voice carrying the weight of it. That serious, studied album earned her a Grammy. Friday at the Folly, you can relive the best moments of that release with a woman who can express her life’s every triumph and every sorrow with a simple inflection of her voice.
Friday, June 17
Folly Theatre
300 W. 12th St.

Bob Dylan with Mavis Staples
Say what you want about the state of Bob Dylan’s voice — somewhat less crystal clear today than they were when he was a ramblin’ man. On Fallen Angels, the latest full-length release from this American music legend, Dylan proves again that his show isn’t over yet. Eleven of the album’s 12 songs were once recorded by Frank Sinatra (continuing the theme from Dylan’s previous album, Shadows in the Night), but this is no mere collection of covers. Dylan reimagines each song as if it were new. Mavis Staples, a proper legend in her own right, is opening for Dylan on this summer run. The two have known each other since the ’60s — Dylan at one point proposed marriage to Staples — so you know this will be a special show.
Tuesday, June 21
Starlight Theatre
4600 Starlight Rd.

Thursday 6.16
Heat Index
Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

The Way Down Wanderers, Sugar Britches
Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence

Brother Spacebear, Redroom Music Group
Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main

Matt Hopper Trio
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Sister Hazel with David George & a Crooked Mile
Town Center Plaza, 5000 W. 119th St., Leawood

Los Lobos with Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers
Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Robert Cray
Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge, 1 Riverboat Dr

Local H
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Friday 6.17


The Bronx
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Wild Men of KC
Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

Vela, Gekko, Fallopian Fire
Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence

Bonespur, Be/Non
Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main

Boogaloo 7
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Christy Hays, Heidi Lynne Gluck
Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Paul Thorn Mini Marathon
Knuckleheads Saloon, 2517 Rochester  

Red White and Boom, Meghan Trainor,
Andra Day and more
Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, Independence

Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill
Sprint Center, 1407 Grand

Saturday 6.18

Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz
Sprint Center, 1407 Grand

James Ward Band
Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

The Ragbirds, Rolling Foliage
Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence

Alice Sweet Alice, UKs
Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main

Todd Wilkinson Quartet
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand
Ape Machine, Brother Gruesome, The Sluts
Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

The Atlantic
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Samantha Fish
CrossroadsKC, 417 E. 18th St.

Sunday 6.19
Steve Gunn and the Outliners
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Monday 6.20
Jazz Disciples
Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

Todd Strait Trio
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

David Bazaan
RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Electric Six
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Bad Company and Joe Walsh
Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight

Tuesday 6.21
Sequel
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Simo, the Oldfield Victory
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Wednesday 6.22


Widespread Panic
Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight

Abandoned Bells, Widows Ride
The Brick, 1727 McGee

Blood on the Dance Floor, Steven Joseph, Brokencyde
Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence

Shameless Pursuit, Kadish Flow, Oddity
Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main

Bleep Bloop
Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Kris Kristofferson
Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts, Lawrence

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