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Sacramento Spring Concert Preview

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In addition to live music venues, Sacramento has several concert halls and auditorium to bring in the big names in the music industry. Many indie, country, pop and alterna-rockers bring their music to the Sacramento area. Here are some of the best already on the NorCal marquee.

Power Balance Pavilion
One Sports Pkwy.
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 928-6900
www.powerbalancepavilion.com

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Lady Antebellum: Own the Night 2012 World Tour
www.ladyantebellum.com

Price: $37 to $77
Date: March 29
Time: 7 p.m.

This contemporary country trio is headlining for an ensemble of acts that include one-time Hootie and the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker and country folk duo Thompson Square. With five ACM nominations, Lady Antebellum brings the new single “Dancin’ Away with My Heart” to Sacramento. The five-year-old group, graces stages nationwide with vocal duos that tear at the heartstrings of every fan. With hits including “Need you Now” and “Love Don’t Live Here,” this group is bound to win over even the most hesitant country fans.

Mana
www.mana.com.mx

Price: $107 to $610
Date: April 17
Time: Click here for hours

Mana, the pop rock band from Mexico, comes to northern California with three Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards and nine Billboard Latin Music Awards. After worldwide sales that top 25 million albums, Mana kicks off its tour in the Lone Star State and makes its way to Sacramento this spring with rocking Spanish hits that’ll get hearts pumping everywhere.

The Black Keys
www.theblackkeys.com
Price: $37 to $47
Date: May 5
Time: 8 p.m.

Bluesy rock band The Black Keys comes through NorCal on the second leg of its North American tour with special guest Artic Monkey. With Dan Auerbach on guitar and vocals and Patrick Carney on drums, this band is a college drop-out success story. If you thought nothing exciting ever came out of Akron, Ohio, you’ve never heard these boys jam.

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Mondavi Center UC Davis
9399 Old Davis Rd
Davis, CA 95616
(866) 754-2787
www.mondaviarts.org

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Florence and the Machine
Price: $90 to $229
Date: April 18
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Florence and the Machine hits the stage with the new album “Ceremonials” and the new single “No Light, No Light.” From the woman who prefers to write “lucid,” either drunk or hungover, expect stunning vocals and surprising lyrics take music to a strange new level every time.

Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
1515 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 808-5921
www.sacramentoconventioncenter.com

Bassnectar
Price: $32
Date: May 4
Time: 7 p.m.

Bassnectar’s eclectic elements embrace bass, dubstep, IDM and breakbeat in such a way that even those who have no idea what breakbeat is can enjoy. Bassnectar’s latest release “Divergent Spectrum,” includes remixes and collaborations with a variety of artists. Get ready for the bass to drop when Bassnectar hits Sacramento.

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Jody Only is a freelance writer with credits on a variety of Internet and print publications. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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