Young the Giant ($25-$32) plays College Street Music Hall in New Haven on Feb. 25 at 8 p.m., with Lewis Del Mar opening. Lake Street Dive ($30-$35) plays College Street on Feb. 18 at 8 p.m., with special guest Joey Dosik. collegestreetmusichall.com
Sting ($44-$84) performs at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on March 9 at 8 p.m.
Five For Fighting ($34-$44) plays Infinity Hall in Hartford on Feb. 1 at 8 p.m., with String Quartet opening, followed by Ricky Skaggs ($54-$84) on Feb. 24 at 8:30 p.m. Gin Blossoms ($34-$79) play Hartford on Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m., followed by Dawes ($34-$64) on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. The Will Evans Band ($24-$39) plays Infinity Hall in Norfolk on Jan. 6 at 8 p.m., with special guests Whiskey Treaty Road Show featuring Jeff Howard. Marcia Ball ($34-$49) plays Norfolk on Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. infinityhall.com
David Crosby ($126) performs at Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield on Dec. 10, followed by Keller Williams and Leo Kottke ($55) on Jan. 12; Jefferson Starship ($52.50) on Jan. 13; the Coasters ($50) on Jan. 14; Buster Poindexter ($45) on Jan. 19; Pat Metheny ($87.50) on Jan. 20; Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt ($110) on Jan. 25; and Phil Vassar ($55) on Jan. 27. All shows begin at 8 p.m. ridgefieldplayhouse.org
The third annual Hip Hop for the Homeless takes place across Connecticut during first two weeks of December. Shows will take place at an as-yet unnamed venue in New Britain (Dec. 1); at Cafe Nine in New Haven (Dec. 2); Eight-Sixty Custom in Hartford (Dec. 3); MAC 650 Gallery in Middletown (Dec. 8); Oasis Pub in New London (Dec. 9); and at Hoops 'N Hops in Simsbury (Dec. 10). Performers include Clas!k, Ceschi Ramos, Joey Batts and Them, Jose Oyola, Sketch Tha Cataclysm, Mister, White Cheddar, James Joyce and others. All shows begin at 8 p.m.
The Great Gatsby New Year's Eve Burlesque Cabaret ($20) takes place at Cafe Nine on Dec. 31 at 10 p.m., followed by Larry Kirwan ($10-$12) on Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. cafenine.com
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness ($27.50-$30) arrives at Toad's Place in New Haven on April 9 at 7 p.m., with Atlas Genius and Night Riots opening. toadsplace.com
Pink Floyd tribute the Machine ($38) plays the Warehouse in Fairfield on Dec. 28. The Band of Heathens ($22) performs at StageOne in Fairfield on Jan. 27, followed by David Lindley ($35) on March 17. fairfieldtheatre.org
SoCCA (Southington Community Cultural Arts Center) hosts a CD release party for Lara Herscovitch ($15) on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. southingtonarts.org