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August 1
Boston
An iconic classic rock fixture since the ’70s, the band generated such hits as “More Than a Feeling,” “Peace of Mind,” “Don’t Look Back,” “Let Me Take You Home Tonight” and “Smokin’.” 8 p.m. $45-$85. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

August 1
For King & Country
The Grammy Award-winning Christian pop/rock duo from Australia shares the stage with Canadian Christian rock band Hawk Nelson. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Pepsi Amphitheater, Coconino County Park, 2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, pepsiamp.com, 866-977-6849.

August 2
Johnny Mathis
This legendary pop vocalist is best known for popular hits like “Chances Are,” “Wonderful, Wonderful,” “Misty” and “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late.” A veteran of the music industry for nearly 60 years, Mathis won a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 2003, has received multiple Grammy nominations, and has had three songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. 7 p.m. $63-$133. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

August 7
Fifth Harmony
The award-winning pop powerhouse brings its Reflection: The Summer Tour to Phoenix. Formed on the second season of The X Factor, the group is recognized for such hits as “Worth It,” “Miss Movin’ On” and “Don’t Want to Dance Alone.” Debby Ryan + The Never Ending, Natalie La Rose and Bea Miller are special guests. 7 p.m. $29.50-$49.50. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

August 7
Michael Franti & Spearhead
The band shares its unique blend of hip-hop mixed with reggae, rock and more. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Pepsi Amphitheater, Coconino County Park, 2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, pepsiamp.com, 866-977-6849.

August 7, 21
Friday Night Live!
Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance presents this summer jazz concert series, which concludes with NoethenButJazz, Aug. 7; and Glenn Gross & Raw Material, Aug. 21. 7 p.m. Free. Main Gate Square, 814 E. University Blvd., Tucson, maingatesquare.com, 520-622-8613.

August 7-28
Concerts at MIM
This month’s concerts include George Brooks & Bombay Jazz, Aug. 7; Eric Johnson, Aug. 10; Asleep at the Wheel, Aug. 18; Tinariwen, Aug. 20; and Willy Porter, Aug. 28. Call for times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.

August 7-28
Live & Local Fridays
The Blues Review Band takes the stage, Aug. 7; Tommy Ash Band, Aug. 14; Teneia Sanders, Aug. 21; and Inspiración Flamenca, Aug. 28. Arrive early for happy-hour drink specials and modern Mexican tacos from Distrito. F, 6 p.m.; concert at 8 p.m. $10. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

August 8
Grace Potter
Known for her passionate powerhouse vocals, the singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist performs in support of her soon-to-be-released album Midnight. 8 p.m. $29-$37, advance; $32-$40, day of show. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

August 8
Rising Star Quartet Competition
Sweet Adelines International hosts this competition, which celebrates the singing of four-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style. The program features 80 quartets of women age 25 and younger from across the country. 8 p.m. $30. Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 50 E. Adams St., Phoenix, sweetadelineintl.org, 800-992-7464.

August 9
Idina Menzel
The Tony Award-winning actress, singer and star of Frozen, If/Then, Wicked, Rent and Glee performs a diverse repertoire of classic, pop and musical theater favorites, as well as her own personal catalog. 8 p.m. $48-$125. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

August 12
Sam Smith
The Grammy Award-winning British recording artist entertains, singing such favorites as “Stay With Me,” “Lay Me Down” and “I’m Not the Only One.” 7:30 p.m. $33-$83. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, gilariverarena.com, 623-772-3800.

August 15
Dierks Bentley
The country star makes a stop in his hometown, sharing all his hits, including “Drunk on a Plane,” “How Am I Doin’,” “Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)” and “What Was I Thinkin’.” Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae, and Canaan Smith are special guests. 7 p.m. $26-$50.75. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

August 15
Esperanza Spalding
The Grammy Award-winning vocalist/composer/bassist presents Emily’s D+Evolution. Rekindling her childhood interest in theater, poetry and movement, this new project delves into a broader concept of performance. 8 p.m. $35. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

August 16
American Idol Live!
The top five finalists from this season’s American Idol perform, including winner Nick Fradiani, Jax Cole, Clark Beckham, Tyanna Jones and Rayvon Owen. 7:30 p.m. $39-$59. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

August 17-18
Taylor Swift
The record-breaking pop-country idol, who writes all of her own songs, performs such hits as “Fifteen,” “We Are Never Getting Back Together,” “Shake it Off,” “Red” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.” 7:30 p.m. $33-$193.50. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, gilariverarena.com, 623-772-3800.

August 18
Asleep at the Wheel
The nine-time Grammy Award-winning band keeps Western swing alive and kicking with such hits as “Cotton Eyed Joe,” “Hot Rod Lincoln,” “House of Blue Lights,” “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie” and “Let Me Go Home Whiskey.” 7 p.m. $37.50-$42.50. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.

August 18
Colbie Caillat, Christina Perri
Hits like “Bubbly,” “Brighter Than the Sun,” “Try,” “Burning Gold,” “A Thousand Years” and “Bang Bang Bang” are sure to be on the program as Caillat and Perri unite for The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too tour. Rachel Platten (“Fight Song”) is special guest. 7 p.m. $39-$49. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

August 20
Jackson Browne
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. Hits include “Running on Empty,” “Doctor My Eyes,” “Stay,” “The Pretender” and “Tender Is the Night.” 7:30 p.m. $55-$135. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

August 25
Kelly Clarkson
The singer/songwriter with the powerful voice and girl-next-door appeal rose to fame after winning the first season of American Idol. Fans will recognize such hits as “Heartbeat Song,” “Catch My Breath,” “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” “Don’t You Wanna Stay” and “A Moment Like This.” Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson are special guests. 7 p.m. $25-$99.50. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

August 26
Kid Rock
Celebrating the release of his new album First Kiss and the return of his $20 ticket tour, Kid Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker Band perform under the stars. Foreigner is special guest. 6:45 p.m. $20. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 W. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

August 27
Rodney Atkins
The country crooner has an impressive track record, with hits that include “Watching You,” “Take a Back Road,” “Farmer’s Daughter,” “These Are My People” and “Cleaning This Gun.” 8 p.m. $27-$32. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, 5310 E. High St., Phoenix, tobykphoenix.tunestub.com, 480-535-8833.

August 28
Heart
Fans can expect to hear such hits as “Dreamboat Annie,” “Dog and Butterfly,” “These Dreams,” “Crazy on You” and “Barracuda” as sisters and 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson take the stage. 8 p.m. $71-$101. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

August 28
Jill Scott
The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter performs music from her new album Woman, along with her classic hits. 8 p.m. $39-50-$79.50. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

August 28-September 12
Grand Canyon Music Festival
This nationally renowned event celebrates its 32nd season at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with concerts that emphasize the broad diversity of chamber music. Highlights include performances by the Bonfiglio Group, Catalyst Quartet, Sweet Plantain, and Speltz Family Chamber Players. Call for times and ticket prices. Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, grandcanyonmusicfest.org, 928-638-9215.

August 29
Pimpinela
The Argentine sibling duet is famous for singing romantic musical pieces and songs that blend Latin pop with the influence of musical theater. 8:30 p.m. $45-$70. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

August 29
Slipknot
The Grammy Award-winning hard rock group headlines the Summer’s Last Stand tour. Lamb of God, Bullet for My Valentine and Motionless in White are special guests. 6:15 p.m. $30-$70. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, livenation.com, 800-745-3000.