Upcoming Concerts: 'Downton Abbey' Star Brings Her Band To Norfolk


Not long after announcing the upcoming release of his Christmas album, "Home for the Holidays," crooner Anthony Hamilton dropped word of a holiday-themed tour that brings him to the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. Tickets ($35-65) go on sale this Friday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Guitar wizards Eric Johnson and Mike Stern ($45-$79) pair up at Hartford's Infinity Hall on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. Guitarist Robby Krieger ($39-$54) of Doors fame breaks on through to Infinity Hall in Norfolk on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. Alt-rockers Sister Hazel ($30-$45) play Infinity Hartford on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m., followed by the New England Jazz Ensemble's Holiday Program ($25-$40) on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 1:30 p.m.

Sadie and the Hotheads ($44-$64), featuring "Downton Abbey" actress and singer-songwriter Elizabeth McGovern, performs at Infinity Hall in Norfolk on Friday, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. and Hartford on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Soulful singer Joan Osborne ($49-$64) plays a post-Christmas show in Hartford on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 8 p.m. Americana trio Red Molly ($25-$35) performs in Norfolk on Sunday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Local blues boys the Balkun Brothers ($14-$24) play Hartford on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 8 p.m., with special guests West End Blend. U2 tribute Unforgettable Fire ($29-$39) arrives in Norfolk (not in your iTunes) on Friday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. Visit infinityhall.com for tickets and information.

Thousand Foot Krutch ($20-$22) lands at the Webster Theater in Hartford on Friday, Oct. 24 at 4:30 p.m., with We As Human, Righteous Vendetta, Sakara and Before I Turn opening. Nonpoint ($18-$20) heads to the Webster on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. with Gemini Syndrome, Islander, 3 Years Hollow, Slateface and others opening. He Is Legend ($13-$15) plays the Webster Underground on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m., with Maylene and the Sons of Disaster and Wounds opening. Asking Alexandria ($25-$29) bring their Moving On Tour to the Webster on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m., with Blessthefall, Chelsea Grin, Upon A Burning Body and the Family Ruin opening. For tickets and information visit webstertheater.com.

The Stafford Palace Theater in Stafford Springs welcomes the Reverend Horton Heat ($20-$25) on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m., with Robert Gordon, Dale Watson, and Rosie Flores opening. Y&T ($20-$25) plays the Palace on Sunday, April 26 at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets at thestaffordpalacetheater.com.

Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys ($45-$50) play the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Matisyahu ($50-$55) does the unplugged thing at the Iron Horse on Monday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. Lori McKenna ($22.50-$25) returns to the Iron Horse on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Bruce Cockburn ($40-$45) takes up two nights at the Iron Horse on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 (both shows at 7 p.m.). Go to iheg.com for tickets and information.

Black-eyed Sally's in Hartford hosts the Northeast Blues Harmonica Showcase, featuring Dennis Gruenling, Bob Orsi, Nick David, Kosher Kid and the Eric Ducoff Band, on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. Visit blackeyedsallys.com for more details.

Kup, Kup and Zahner play classic hits at the Strong Family Farm Festival in Vernon on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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