Lots of concerts coming up
Several area venues have announced big-name concerts during the past few weeks. Tickets to a May 24 Tony Bennett concert at Salinas Stiefel Theatre go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday. The Stiefel also added an Aug. 24 concert featuring classic rockers Styx. Kansas Star Arena at Mulvanes Kansas Star Casino recently added a double bill of 1980s goodness: Pat Benatar and Rick Springfield will both perform at a July 17 show there. The Orpheum recently added shows by country legend Don Williams, who will perform on June 21, and comedian Paula Poundstone, whose show will be on June 28. For ticket information on all these shows, visit www.kansas.com/entertainment.
Roadkill Ghost Choir at Abode
Roadkill Ghost Choir, a six-piece indie folk-rock band from Florida, will perform along with opening act New Madrid starting at 9 p.m. Wednesday at Abode Venue, 1330 E. Douglas. Tickets to the show are $8 at http://naymlis.ticketleap.com/rgc/ or $10 at the door.
Indie rock at Barleycorns
Nashville-based indie rock band Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes will bring its tour to downtown bar John Barleycorns on Tuesday night. The show will feature songs from the bands new album Kid Tiger. The group is best known for its song Passenger, which was featured on a 2012 episode of Greys Anatomy. Tickets to the show are $7 at the door. The show is for ages 21 and over.