Live music picks


Tedeschi Trucks Band

At the MusiCares Grammy event in February, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks were already jazzed about hitting the road this summer with Augusta gem Sharon Jones and her Dap-Kings. “We were asked to put some kind of tour together and they were high on our list,” Tedeschi said. “We thought it would be a great fit musically for our audiences.” Added Trucks, “It’s one of those shows that we would go to, which is how we gauge it.”

With Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and Doyle Bramhall II. 7 p.m. July 17. $19.50-$89.50. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 1-800-745-3000,


Lady Antebellum

Since the U.S. launch of their Wheels Up tour May 1, the trio of Hillary Scott and Augusta’s Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley have sated fans with a show featuring more than 20 songs. Keep an ear out for covers of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” and a certain Aerosmith crowd-pleaser that includes openers Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt.

With Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt. 7 p.m. July 18. $30.75-$60.50. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


Leon Russell

At his performance earlier this year at Terminal West, the legendary pianist blazed through a set that included covers of B.B. King (“Hummingbird”), Ivory Joe (“Kansas City Woman”) and gospel classics (“His Eye Is on the Sparrow”). Fans never know what kind of mood will strike the 73-year-old. But, if you catch him on a chatty night, be prepared for some highly amusing storytelling.

8 p.m. July 19. $30. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,

Kid Rock

His name is “Kiiiiiiiid,” and he’s bringing his Cheap Date tour back to the masses this summer. The business-savvy Rock realized that, by selling nearly every seat in the house for $20 (plus service charges) and working with Live Nation to trim concession and merchandise prices, he’d guarantee himself a full house. (Rock nixes his guaranteed fee in exchange for revenue sharing from ticket, concession and merchandise sales.) Talk about a win-win. This summer, Rock is promoting his 10th studio album, “First Kiss,” released earlier this year.

With Foreigner and Packway Handle Band. 6:45 p.m. July 19. $20. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,

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