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August 5
Ted Nugent
The legendary guitar-shredding showman brings his high-octane show to Phoenix, performing such hits as “Cat Scratch Fever,” “Free for All,” “Stranglehold” and “Motor City Madhouse.” 7 p.m. $65-$80. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

August 7
Tony Bennett
Touching the hearts and souls of fans with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence, the young-at-heart performer is best known for such signature hits as “Steppin’ Out with My Baby” and “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” His daughter, Antonia Bennett, opens the show with a collection of jazz/pop standards. 7:30 p.m. $72-$172. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

August 11
Flagstaff Home Tour
Step inside five homes ranging from craftsman style to historical and contemporary as Flagstaff Symphony Guild hosts this annual tour. Proceeds benefit the orchestra. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $35. Flagstaff area, flagstaffsymphony.org, 928-522-0549.

August 11
Harlem Globetrotters
Enjoy a fast-paced, high-energy game of basketball as this legendary team hits the court with its incredible ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, comedy routines and on-court fan interaction. New this year is the “Flying Globies,” an acrobatic trampoline dunk team that defies gravity with its electrifying in-air stunts. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

August 11, 30
Arizona Cardinals
Preseason action gets underway as the team takes on the Los Angeles Chargers, Aug. 11; and Denver Broncos, Aug. 30. 7 p.m. kickoff. Call for ticket prices. University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, azcardinals.com, 602-379-0102.

August 21
Fiesta Bowl Kickoff Luncheon
Bob Stoops, whose career as head coach at the University of Oklahoma was one of the most successful in college football history, is keynote speaker. 11 a.m. Tables start at $2,000. Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, fiestabowl.org, 480-350-0911.

August 23
Lady Antebellum
Fans will be singing along to such hits as “Heart Break,” “Just a Kiss,” “Need You Now,” “Bartender,” “You Look Good” and “Downtown” as the hit-making trio’s Summer Plays On tour lands in Phoenix. Darius Rucker and Russell Dickerson are special guests. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

August 24
Rod Stewart
Expect a rich set list that includes such gems as “Maggie May,” “Forever Young,” “Downtown Train,” “Some Guys Have all the Luck,” “Young Turks” and “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” as the master story man and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame music icon performs. Cyndi Lauper is special guest. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

August 24
Terry Fator
The ventriloquist and comedian, who won the second season of America’s Got Talent and went on to become a Las Vegas headliner, combines singing and impersonations of famous performers, including Etta James, Dean Martin and Garth Brooks. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 480-850-7734.

August 26
Shakira
Known for her girlish smile and sinuous hips, the bilingual Colombian pop star made a name for herself with such hits as “Hips Don’t Lie,” “Whenever, Wherever,” “Waka Waka (Time for Africa)” and “Chantaje.” 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

August 27
Fitz’s Supper Club
First and 10 is the theme as Larry Fitzgerald celebrates the 10th anniversary of this fundraiser, which includes a gala dinner served by the wide receiver’s Arizona Cardinals teammates and other celebrity friends, plus live and silent auctions. The event supports the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund, which benefits children and their families through numerous organizations across the country. 7 p.m. $850. Dominick’s Steakhouse, 15169 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, larryfitzgerald.com.

August 29
Evanescence & Lindsey Stirling
The Grammy Award-winning rock band and the acclaimed violinist with hometown roots share the stage. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

August 31
Sam Smith
The English pop star entertains, singing such favorites as “Stay With Me,” “Lay Me Down,” “Too Good at Goodbyes,” “Writing’s On the Wall” and “I’m Not the Only One.” 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

August 31
Yes
Recognized for such iconic pieces as “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers present Quintessential Yes: The 50th Anniversary Tour featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman. 8 p.m. $40-$125. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.