Some big names in music are coming to the area over the next few days. We’ve got your preview here along with some smaller names with big talent. Check out this week’s “Six Picks,” beginning with shows at two of RI’s premiere concert venues. (Pictured: Jackson Browne, Photo: Danny Clinch)
Michael McDonald Sunday at The Vets (Providence)
Multiple Grammy winner Michael McDonald has enjoyed a stellar run since the 1970’s. He started off with bands like Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers and continued on to a successful solo career. He’s sung with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Elton John to Ray Charles. Hear the classics and more Sunday at The Vets – tickets and further details available here.
Jackson Browne Wednesday at PPAC (Providence)
Jackson Browne returns to PPAC next Wednesday May 9th for the third time in the past few years, this time with his full band in tow. He’s simply one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time and his music is timeless. Vonda Shepard opens – details here.
Jeffrey Foucault & Kris Delmhorst Saturday at Common Fence (Portsmouth)
The husband-wife team of Jeffrey Foucault & Kris Delmhorst bring their show to Common Fence Music in Portsmouth Saturday night. The pair are respected songwriters individually and began performing together after the 2017 release of Delmhorst’s The Wild. Check out a preview below. Complete show details here.
Bon Jovi Saturday at Mohegan Sun (CT)
One of the top grossing touring artists ever is at Mohegan Sun Saturday on his “This House is Not for Sale” tour. Bon Jovi were recently inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Class of 2018) and now his tour stops nearby. American Idol Nick Fradiani opens – tickets available here.
Tom Jones Saturday at Foxwoods (CT)
The Man, The Myth, the legendary performer Tom Jones plays the other casino Saturday night, as he brings his high energy shoe to Foxwoods. Tom Jones … what else is there to say … details here.
Flannel Rooster Saturday at AS220 (Providence)
Our local show of the week is happening at AS220 in Providence where Flannel Rooster, a band that can be described as Dave Matthews meets Velvet Underground, headlines a night of music. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and check out a slew of up and coming local bands including Hopper, Matthew Patrei, and Jay Starr. Details here.