Miller, well known for songs such as “The Joker” and “Fly Like an Eagle,” will play at the Friant casino on July 10. Tickets don’t go on sale until May 28, but when they do, they’ll cost $25, $35 and $45.
Lewis — with his band, The News, in tow — will perform at Table Mountain on Aug. 29. Tickets cost $25-$45 and are on sale July 16.
If you’re a big fan, you might want to circle those date on the calendar because tickets for Table Mountain Casino concerts sometimes sell out quickly. Tickets for the casino’s April 17 date with Crosby, Stills & Nash sold out in a week.
CINCO DE MEGA WITH MORRIS DAY AND THE TIME
Fresno is about to get a dose of “Jungle Love” and “The Bird” right before Cinco De Mayo. Morris Day and The Time have been announced as headliners for the Cinco De Mega concert, organized by radio station Mega 97.9 on May 4 at Rotary Amphitheatre at Woodward Park.
Also on the lineup is Latin/R & B group Tierra. Tickets cost $15 in advance and are available at the Mega 97.9 studios at 1071 W. Shaw Ave., at Passions Boutique, Ramos Furniture or online at mega979.com. Tickets jump up to $25 the day of the show.
World music chart-topper Yanni returns to Fresno for a July 25 concert at Saroyan Theatre, which is part of the Broadway in Fresno series. Tickets cost $45-$125 and go on sale March 23. Yanni was last in Fresno in May 2011, drawing about 3,500 at Save Mart Center.
Rapper Xzibit visits Fresno this Thursday, the latest hip-hop artist to perform at Rome Nightclub at Granite Park. Xzibit is probably just as well known for his gig hosting MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” as he is for his music, which has included songs such as “Papparazzi.” Tickets cost $20.
THE STARTING SIX
Rising Bay Area hip-hop group The Starting Six has an April 7 concert date booked at Fulton 55. Expect this to be a popular Spring Break event. The six-man group, big with the college crowd, have a hit-in-the-making with their new single, “This Ain’t Water.” Previously, its songs “Thirsty” and “Yogi” were hits online. Tickets for the show cost $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Singer/songwriter Rosie Thomas has lined up an April 28 date at Visalia’s The Cellar Door. The show is part of a new series of concerts put together by the Visalia Fox Theatre and promoter Sound N Vision Foundation. It’s called “Home Away From Home: Big Shows, Smaller Venues.” Thomas is a sweet-voiced singer, so says the New York Times, who just released her first album in four years, “With Love.” Tickets cost $10 and are on sale now.
FOR THE DIEHARDZ
Fresno concert promoter Diehardz Music has a couple big shows coming up:
- First up is The Accident Experiment, which features Marcos Curiel from rock band P.O.D., plays March 30 at Babylon Club, 1064 N. Fulton St. Tickets are on sale now for $10 in advance.
- Also coming up soon: two dates with The Empire Shall Fall, a metal band that’s fronted by Jesse Leach, who is also the singer for hard rock titans Killswitch Engage. They’re playing April 6 at Starline and April 7 at Babylon, each show with a different roster of local bands. Tickets cost $15 in advance, $20 at the door. There are also $25 meet-and-greet tickets available for the April 7 show.