Aug. 13 Rockport Jazz Festival opens at Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport. www.rockportmusic.org
Hot Club of Cowtown at the Museum of Fine Arts. www.mfa.org
Aug. 16 Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at Boarding House Park in Lowell. www.lowellsummermusic.org
Aug. 21 “Ethel Merman’s Broadway” opens at Stoneham Theatre.
Aug. 23 Brad Paisley (below) at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield. www.livenation.com
Aug. 24 Yanni at Blue Hills Bank
Motley Crue at Xfinity Center in
The Retro Futura Tour at the Wilbur Theatre. www.thewilbur.com
Aug. 25 The Polyphonic Spree at Brighton Music Hall. www.livenation.com
Aug. 26 X at Sinclair in Cambridge. www.ticketmaster.com
Aug. 27 Cheap Trick at House of Blues. www.livenation.com
Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s “O’er the Land of the Free: Bicentennial of the Star-Spangled Banner” at DCR Hatch Memorial Shell. www.landmarksorchestra.org
Aug. 28 The Fresh Beat Band at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. www.livenation.com
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