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MAY

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre May 16: Tim McGraw w/ Jason Aldean & Halfway to Hazard. May 29: James Taylor. 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.

Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion May 17: Tim McGraw w/ Jason Aldean. May 28: James Taylor. 3801 Rock Quarry Road Raleigh. 919-831-6400. www.livenation.com.

Time Warner cable Arena May 31: Lynard Skynard w/ Hank Williams, Jr. & James Otto. 333 East Trade St., Charlotte. 704-688-9000. www.timewarnercablearena.com.

Food Lion Speed Street May 22: Gary Allen. May 23: Flyleaf, Seether, Kellie Pickler. May 24: Travis Tritt. Uptown Charlotte. 704-455-5555. www.600festival.com.

Holly Near Concert May 19: Holly Near is an activist, singer, and teacher. $25. 7 p.m. Unity Of Charlotte, 401 E. Arrowood Road, Charlotte. 704-523-0062. www.hollynear.com.

Koka Booth Amphitheatre May 21: Duran Duran & Your Vegas. 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. 919-462-2025. www.boothamphitheatre.com.

Sultry Duo May 24: 10 p.m. Melissa Mckinney and Lori Spencer perform Jazz, Blues and R&B. Start time at The Irish Cue. Cornelius

Tosco Music Party May 17: Tosco Music Party presents Beetles tribute night at Dale F. Halton Arena. $6-$12. www.toscomusicparty.org.

Carolina Culture June 28: 2PM An exploration of the Carolinas through traditional music. Gaston Public Library

JUNE

Carolina Jubilee June 7: 8 p.m. $25. Newberry, S.C. www.newberryoperahouse.com.

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre June 20: Toby Keith w/ Montgomery Gentry, Carter's Chord, Mica Roberts, Trailer Choir. 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. 704-549-5555. www.livenation.com.

Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion June 7: Jimmy Buffet & The Coral Reefer Band, June 10: R.E.M., Modest Mouse & The National. 3801 Rock Quarry Road Raleigh. 919-831-6400. www.livenation.com.

Time Warner Cable Arena June 16: The Cure. 333 East Trade St., Charlotte. 704-688-9000. www.timewarnercablearena.com.

Colonial Center June 16: Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon. 801 Lincoln St., Columbia, S.C. 803-576-9200. www.thecolonialcenter.com.

Jonathan's of Matthews June 7: Rock and Roll Oldies Show. The Carolina's Blues Brothers and other put on a rip-roaring show. $25. 6 p.m. June 21: Elvis Tribute artist Tom Bartlett sings all your favorite Elvis tunes. $25 includes dinner and show. 6 p.m. 704-847-8911.

Charlotte Chapter American Guild of Organists Summer Series June 1: John Apple presents a program of organ music as well as vocal and instrumental music at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Free. 7:30 p.m. June 8: Program includes organ solos and duets performed by Stephen and Susan Talley as well as a violin sonata played by Laurel Talley at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Free. 7:30 p.m. June 15: Featuring the 2007 winners of the Robert and Ann Stigall Scholarship as well as other high school and college organ students in the Charlotte area. Myers Park Presbyterian Church. 7:30 p.m. June 22: Matthew W. Noonan will present organ works by J. S. Bach, Walther and Mozart at 7:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church. Free. www.charlotteago.org.

Roger Day in Concert Free live concert performances for school-aged children. June 13: Stanley Branch Library at 10:30 a.m., Union Road Branch Library at 2 p.m. June 14: Bessemer City Branch Library. Reservations required. www.co.gaston.nc.us/CommunityCalendar/2008-06-14RogerDay.htm

Carolina Culture String Celebration June 23: Union Road Branch Library at 10:30 a.m.; Mount Holly Branch Library at 2 p.m. June 24: Stanley Branch Library at 10:30 a.m.; Ferguson Branch Library at 2 p.m. June 26: Bessemer City Branch Library at 10:30 a.m. and Cherryville Branch Library at 2 p.m. www.co.gaston.nc.us/CommunityCalendar/2008-06-28CarolinaCulture.htm

AIRLIE CONCERT SERIES June 6: Benny Hill Quartet jazz concert; June 20: Greg Moseley Band dance concert. $2-$8. Free for Airlie members. Airlie Gardens, Airlie Gardens, 300 Airlie Road, Wilmington, N.C. 910-798-7700. www.airliegardens.org.

AMOS' SOUTHEND June 6: Jeremy Enigk with Damien Jurado; June 7: Cravin Melon Reunion show; June 26: Joey Belladonna. 704-377-6874. www.amossouthend.com.

CENTER CITY ALIVE AFTER 5 June 5: Frontiers (Journey Tribute); June 12: Zoso (Led Zeppelin Tribute); June 19: Heather Hayes Band; June 26: Girlz Girlz Girlz. Wachovia Plaza Uptown. www.charlottealiveafterfive.com.

CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2008 June 5-8. Nashville, Tenn. www.cmafest.com.

DOUBLE DOOR INN June 3: Bellyfull; June 4: Powerhouse; June 5: Davis Coen; June 7: Marsupial; June 10: Automatic Chi; June 11: Powerhouse; June 13: Tab Benoit; June 14: Route 66; June 18: Powerhouse. 704-376-1446. www.doubledoorinn.com.

GASTONIA'S DOWNTOWN ALIVE CONCERT SERIES June 12: The Spontanes; June 26: The Embers. 5:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Rotary Centennial Pavilion, Gastonia, N.C. www.gastoniadowntown.org.

MAYFAIRE MUSIC ON THE TOWN May 2-Sept. 26: Every Friday night for the best free music Wilmington has to offer. 6-9 p.m. Wilmington, N.C. www.mayfairetown.com.

NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE June 13: Dickey Betts & Great Southern; June 22: Citizen Cope. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

OVENS AUDITORIUM June 18: Leslie Jordan – My Trip Down the Pink Carpet; June 19: The Charlotte Symphony and The Music of Led Zeppelin. www.ovensauditorium.com.

ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS June 14. $45.00- $68.00. 8 p.m. Asheville Civic Center, Asheville, N.C.

SONFEST 2008 June 14: Contemporary Christian Music featuring Third Day, Switchfoot, Hawk Nelson, Mark Stewart, Red and Runkidrun. Carowinds. 1-800-888-4386 or 704-588-2600. www.ticketmaster.com.

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