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Brad Paisley, who performed during the 57th presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., will kick off the country concerts at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park on May 11. | AP photo

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Updated: February 26, 2013 6:19AM



Here is a look at events with tickets already on sale or going on sale soon.

Events include the US99.5 Country Megaticket at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park and a buy-one-get-one-free ticket deal for the Beverly Theatre Guilds production of “The Seven Year Itch” at the Morgan Park Academy Arts Center in Chicago.

ALLSTATE ARENA

6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont, (847) 635-6601, allstatearena.com

Green Day and Best Coast on March 28. This show was rescheduled from Jan. 8. Already on sale.

BOTTOM LOUNGE

1375 W. Lake St., Chicago, (312) 666-6775, bottomlounge.com

Tickets for these shows are already on sale.

Silver Wrapper presents Cherub, Ghosthouse and Jib N Jab at 10 p.m. (9 p.m. doors) Jan. 26 upstairs. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on show day.

Honeyhoney at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. doors) Feb. 4. Tickets are $10 in advance or $13 on show day for the all-ages gig.

Silver Wrapper presents Archnemesis and Wick-It the Instigator at 10 p.m. (9 p.m. doors) Feb. 16. Tickets are $14.50 in advance or $16 on show day for the 17-and-older gig.

◆ The Postelles and Ambassadors at 7:45 p.m. (7 p.m. doors) Feb. 25. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on show day for the all-ages gig.

◆ The Summer Set, We Are the In Crowd and Go Radio at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. doors) March 5. Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 on show day for the all-ages gig.

Knuckle Rumbler presents the Cardboard Castles Tour with Watsky at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. doors) April 9. Tickets are $13 in advance or $17 on show day for the all-ages gig.

Senses Fail, Such Gold and Major League at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. doors) May 3. Tickets are $16 in advance or $19 on show day for the 17-and-older gig.

CHICAGO THEATRE

175 N. State St., (312) 462-6300, thechicagotheatre.com

Brit Floyd on March 16. Already on sale.

DOUBLE DOOR

1572 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, (773) 489-3160, doubledoor.com

All shows are 21-and-older.

Tickets will go on sale at noon Jan. 26 at TicketFly.com unless otherwise indicated.

The Hop: A Night of ’50s ’60s Rock N Roll, Garage, R&B, Doo Wop DJs at 8:30 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) Jan. 28. Admission is free. Already on sale.

◆ The Private Instigators at 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. doors) Feb. 7. Tickets are $7. Already on sale.

Jessie Garon Presley & The Branson Family and Dana Lynn & The Dirty Creeps at 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. doors) Feb. 14. Tickets are $10.

A Man Called Noon (CD release) and others to be announced at 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. doors) Feb. 20. Tickets are $7.

Ehlee Entertainment presents Avian Nalej, Dioses Ocultos and Antenna at 8:30 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) Feb. 28. Tickets are $7.

Burlesque Le’Moustache presents Gospel for the Guilty at 9 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) March 1. Tickets are $20. Already on sale.

Eat That Plastic, Red Jr., Platform 29 and High Street at 8:30 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) March 2. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 on show day.

Reels Green, Treehouse and Paige and the Reverent Few at 8:30 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) March 7. Tickets are $10.

Shoeshine Boy presents Vaudeville, Audio Content, Polarcode and Republic Steel at 9 p.m. (8:30 p.m. doors) March 9. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on show day. Already on sale.

Beer Nuts at 9:30 p.m. (9 p.m. doors) March 17. Admission is free.

Dot Dot Dot and Hank and Cupcakes at 8:30 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) March 22. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 on show day.

Camera (LP release show), Golden State, Cassettes on Tape and Audiences at 8:30 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) March 23. Tickets are $10.

Swizzlesteve presents Aly Jados, the Embraceables, the Fox & the Hounds, Petibone and Em & Them at 8:30 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) March 29. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on show day.

BAM presents a record-release event with Big Paraid at 10 p.m. (9 p.m. doors) March 30. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on show day. Already on sale.

Fu Manchu performing “The Action Is Go” in its entirety at 8:30 p.m. (8 p.m. doors) April 9. Tickets are $12.

Riverside, Jolly and A Friend Called Fire at 9 p.m. (8 p.m.) doors May 8. Riverside, which some consider Poland’s biggest rock band, comes to the United States to support the band’s new album, “S.O.N.G.S.” on the New Generation Tour. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 on show day. Already on sale.

FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPHITHEATRE

19100 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 614-1616, livenation.com

US99.5 Country Megaticket for seven country concerts from May 11-Sept. 7. Tickets are $899 for the Platinum package including a 100 level ticket, $399 for the Silver package including a 200 level ticket and $199 for the Bronze package including a lawn ticket. All prices include parking and fees. On sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 25.

Here’s more from FYI on FMBA, blogs.southtownstar.com/fmba, about this offering:

Called “the summer’s hottest country shows in Chicago,” the package includes the following shows:

— May 11: Brad Paisley with Chris Young and Lee Brice.

— May 24: Tim McGraw with Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft.

— June 15: Luke Bryan with Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line.

— June 30: Toby Keith with Kip Moore and others.

— Aug. 3: Blake Shelton with Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer.

— Aug. 17: Rascal Flatts with the Band Perry and others.

— Sept. 7: Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley.

“Available only online through megaticket.com, the 2013 US99.5 Country Megaticket gives you the opportunity to buy your tickets first for the stellar 2013 lineup of country shows,” officials said.

“Several different packages are available for a limited time only, and orders will be accepted online beginning Friday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m., weeks before individual show tickets are available.

“The US99.5 Country Megaticket includes the same seats to all of the hottest country shows.”

FITZGERALD’S

6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, (708) 788-2118, fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

Country Night in Berwyn with Loves It, CrazeeHeart and Cropduster at 8 p.m. Jan. 31. Tickets are $5.

Fat Tuesday Party, a benefit for Tim Betts (C.J. Chenier’s guitarist), featuring Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials with Ronnie Baker Brooks, Brother John and Roy Rubenstein’s Chicago Hot Six (blues, jazz) at 6 p.m. Feb. 12. Tickets are $15.

Axes of Evil with Chris Neville, David Blamires and Jon Paul (rock) at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Admission is free.

Tributosaurus Kids Show featuring selections from the Beatles’ “Red Album” (rock) at noon Feb. 16. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for ages 12 and younger and free for ages 3 and younger.

Bill Kavanagh’s 60th annual Birthday Party and Jam (rock) at 8 p.m. Feb. 16. Admission is free.

Everybody Says Yes (pop) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17. Tickets are $10.

An Evening with the Freddy Jones Band (rock) at 9 p.m. Feb. 22. Tickets are $20 in advance at TicketWeb.com or $22 on show day.

After Brunch Bash with the Teflons and Sunnyside Up (bluegrass, country) at 1 p.m. Feb. 24. Tickets are $12 for adults and $4 for ages 12 and younger at TicketWeb.com.

HOUSE OF BLUES CHICAGO

329 N. Dearborn St., (312) 923-2000, hob.com/chicago

These are general-admission gigs.

Infected Mushroom at 9 p.m. March 9. Tickets are $28 in advance or $30 on show day for the 17-and-older gig. Already on sale.

Led Zeppelin 2 at 9 p.m. March 23. Tickets start at $23 for the 17-and-older show. Already on sale.

Badfish — A Sublime Tribute with Makeshift at 8 p.m. March 30. Tickets are $23 in advance or $25 on show day for the 17-and-older gig. Already on sale.

◆ The 2013 Revival Tour featuring Chuck Ragan, Tim Mcllrath (Rise Against), Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), Rocky Votolato, Jenny Owens and others at 8 p.m. April 9. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 on show day for the 17-and-older gig. Already on sale.

Clutch with Orange Goblin, Lionize and Kyng at 7:30 p.m. April 12. Tickets are $25 in advance or $28 on show day for the 17-and-older gig. On sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 25.

Parkway Drive at 6 p.m. April 18. Tickets are $22 in advance or $23 on show day for the all-ages gig. Already on sale.

Tech N9ne at 7 p.m. April 23. Tickets are $32.50 in advance or $35 on show day for the all-ages gig. Already on sale.

LINCOLN HALL

2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, (773) 525-2501, lincolnhallchicago.com

Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers on April 5. Already on sale.

MARTYRS’

3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, (773) 404-9494, martyrslive.com

◆ The Luck of Enden Hall and the Red Plastic Buddha at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Tickets are $7.

Lundi Gras (Fat Monday) featuring EE Marching Band and special guests at 8 p.m. Feb. 11. Tickets are $5.

Fletcher at 6 p.m. March 2. Tickets are $5 for the all-ages shows.

J. Davis Trio, the O’My’s and the Mood at 9:30 p.m. March 2. Tickets are $10.

Chi-Town Jazz Fest featuring Aaron Koppel Quartet, Rob Clearfield Quintet and Glenbrook South Jazz Ensemble at 8 p.m. March 12. Tickets are $15.

Dan Navarro and Kim Richey on March 22. Already on sale.

METRO

3730 N. Clark St., Chicago, (773) 549-4140, metrochicago.com

Cold War Kids on April 6. Already on sale.

MORGAN PARK ACADEMY ARTS CENTER

The Baer Theater, 2153 W. 111th St., Chicago, (773) 284-8497, beverlytheatreguild.org

◆ The Beverly Theatre Guild’s “The Seven Year Itch” by George Axelrod at 8 p.m. Feb. 15-16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 16. Joshua Altman will direct this classic comedy. Through Jan. 31, those who purchase one ticket will get a second ticket for no charge. Already on sale.

“(It’s) a great gift that you can share for that Valentine’s weekend,” officials said.

Richard Sherman (Wayne Wendell, of Chicago’s Beverly community) has a wife, Helen (Kristel Flynn, of Oak Lawn) of seven years; a young son (Matthew Dwyer, of Beverly); a demanding job and all the day-to-day stress he can handle.

Stuck at home working while his family enjoys a summer vacation, Richard is soon indulging in daydreaming flights of fancy and facing temptations from all angles including a gorgeous young woman (Brianna Smitko, of Oak Lawn) who literally drops into his life.

Richard’s journey to find himself is a wickedly funny dissection of one man’s midlife crisis, which remains as fresh now as when Marilyn Monroe famously starred in the movie version as the object of Richard’s fantasies.

The other cast members are Bruce Fredrick (Tinley Park) as Dr. Brubaker the psychologist-author; Peggy Gannon (Beverly) as Elaine a high-class friend of Helen’s; Jack Gannon (Beverly) as Tom Mackenzie, a handsome type of fella; Alexis Colianni (Chicago) as Marie, a sexy lady that works at the United Nations; Dana Grube (Chicago Ridge) as Miss Morris, Richard’s secretary; and David Claud (Beverly) as the voice of Richard’s conscience.

The producers are guild members Glenn Hering (Beverly) and Meg Massaro (Beverly).

This is Beverly Theatre Guild’s second production celebrating its 50th season and will end with the Fabulous @ Fifty Gala, which will include catering, entertainment, goodies and more.

The gala will be on May 17, exactly 50 years from the guild’s first performance, at the Morgan Park Academy Arts Center.

Tickets for the gala are $50 for the evening’s event, which has limited seating.

Provided to the SouthtownStar

PARK WEST

322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, (773) 929-1322, parkwestchicago.com

Devotchka on Feb. 16. Already on sale.

Galactic and Nigel Hall Band on April 6. Already on sale.

Living Colour on April 11.

Steven Wilson on May 3. Already on sale.

RIVIERA THEATRE

4746 N. Racine Avenue, Chicago, (773) 275-6800 (inquiries on show day), rivieratheatre.com

Gramatik and Minnesota on Feb. 23. Already on sale.

An Evening of the Blues featuring Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite on March 3. Already on sale.

Animal Collective and Dan Deacon on March 16. Already on sale.

NEEDTOBREATHE with Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors on May 2. On sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 26.

Bullet for My Valentine with Halestorm, Young Guns and Stars in Stereo on May 21. On sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 26.

SCHUBAS

3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, (773) 525-2508, schubas.com

Matt Costa on March 6. On sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 26.

UIC PAVILION

1150 W. Harrison St., Chicago, (312) 413-5700, uicpavilion.com

Widespread Panic on April 12 and 13. Already on sale.

VIC THEATRE

3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago, (773) 472-0449, victheatre.com

Jim Jefferies at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 16. The 8 p.m. show is sold out so this second show was added. Already on sale.

Local Natives and Superhumanoids on March 21. Already on sale.

◆ The Joy Formidable and Kitten on April 2. On sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 26.

◆ The Black Crowes on April 16 and 17. Already on sale.

◆ The Black Angels with Allah-Las and Elephant Stone on April 19. On sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 26.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on May 17. Already on sale.



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