Toby Keith's Good Times & Pick Up Lines Tour heads to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. Chris Janson (of "Buy Me a Boat" fame) opens. Tickets ($65-$85) go on sale Friday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000.
Mohegan Sun has also booked Little Big Town ($49) to headline a New Year's Eve blowout, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, with Holly Williams opening. Tickets are already on sale at ticketmaster.com.
Vance Joy ($27.50) plays the Dome at Oakdale in Wallingford on Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m., with Reuben and the Dark opening. Purchase tickets beginning on Friday, Sept. 25, at noon at oakdale.com and 800-745-3000.
L.A. folk-rock band Dawes ($22-$26) plays College Street Music Hall in New Haven on Dec. 5 at 8:30 p.m., with Hiss Golden Messenger opening. Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band ($25-$30) perform at College Street on Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets and information: collegestreetmusichall.com.
Javier Colon ($29-$44) of "The Voice" fame performs at Infinity Hall in Hartford on Dec. 4 at 8 p.m., followed by jazz-rock legend Larry Carlton ($49-$64) on Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. Manhattan Transfer ($69-$109) plays Infinity Hall in Hartford on Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. Country singer Robert Earl Keen ($59-$79) performs at Infinity Hall in Norfolk on Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and information: infinityhall.com.
Banjo duo and husband/wife team Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn ($14-$28) performs at Connecticut College in New London on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m., followed by Anonymous 4 ($11-$22) on Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. West Hartford native Howard Fishman ($9-$18) brings his quartet to Connecticut College on Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m., followed by Sweet Honey in the Rock ($14-$28) on April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and information: onstage.conncoll.edu and 860-439-2787.
Zach Deputy ($17-$20) plays a show at Toad's Place in New Haven on Jan. 2 at 9 p.m. Tickets and information: toadsplace.com.
Connecticut's own Frank Zappa tribute band the Z3 takes up residency at the Pacific Standard Tavern in New Haven every Tuesday in October with special guest artists Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band; Oct. 6), Katie Jacoby (Ed Palermo Big Band; Oct. 13), Jen Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout, Mickey Hart Band, The Business; Oct. 20) and Hayley Jane (Hayley Jane & the Primates) and Mel Hsu (Oct. 27). All shows begin at 9:30 p.m. and cost $10. Tickets and information: 203-555-5555.
Eight to the Bar, celebrating its 40th year of existence, performs at Mike's Blue Collar Bar in Wallingford on Friday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. There's no cover. Tickets and information: 203-269-6453 and mikesbluecollarbar.com.
Torres ($12.50-$15) plays Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, Mass., on Oct. 22, with White Hinterland opening. Steve Gunn ($12-$14) plays the Iron Horse on Oct. 25 at 8:30 p.m., with James Elkington and Nathan Salsburg opening. Tickets and information: iheg.com.
Bluegrass band Grass Routes will be at the Half Door in Hartford on Sunday, Sept. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets and information: 860-232-7827.
The hard-rocking twin sisters of the Harp Rock Duo perform at the United Methodist Church of Hartford on Friday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m.