6/5-6/7: So Many Concerts, So Little Time

So it's "Dave Matthews Weekend" in Connecticut.  But if you couldn't get tickets for Friday or Saturday (or just didn't want to; don't worry, we understand), there's still plenty of ways to fill your weekend; musical and otherwise.

Soulja Boy is headlining Hot Jam 8 at the XL Center in Hartford.  Hot 93.7 is presenting the show, which also features Bow Wow and "Making the Band" vets Day 26 (just to name a few).

Tickets start at $25 and the jams start flowin' (is that even close to cool anymore?) at 7 p.m.  Click here for the latest line-up and show info.

The MGM Grand at Foxwoods is presenting an evening with soul singer Keyshia ColeCole has been compared to some of the biggest names in R&B including Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Mary J. Blige and Gladys Knight.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets range from $30-$50.

Speaking of the MGM Grand and Gladys Knight, the R&B legend is performing at the casino herself on Saturday.

Knight is promoting her latest album, "At Last," which proves that she's a one-of-a-kind talent.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets also range from $30-$50.

Changing gears completely,  Henry Rollins is performing at the Webster Theater in Hartford.

Rollins, who may be best known for his '90s hit "Liar" or his classic role in the cult comedy "The Chase," also fronted the California hardcore punk band Black Flag back in the '80s.

Saturday Night, Rollins will be displaying his many spoken word talents.  If you're in the mood for a good rant and rave session, this is for you.  The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $23.

Perhaps you're looking for a little romance to brighten up your weekend?  Well, what's more romantic than dining and dancing under the stars on a private beach?

Mercy Center at Madison is hosting its third annual Dancing by the Sea Gala Saturday night.

The gala features a gourmet surf & turf menu, plenty of dancing and a silent auction, with items ranging from weekend getaways to a wheelbarrow full of wine.

Tickets cost $125 per person or $225 for a couple, but hey it's all for a good cause!  For more information the gala and Mercy Center, click here.

On Sunday, you can celebrate the arts, and the art of fine dining at Max Downtown in Hartford.

Max Chefs Showcase will benefit the Greater Hartford Arts Council.  The evening includes a 5-course menu, hand-picked wines and a live auction.  The cost is $195 per person, and the dinner bell rings at 6 p.m.

Finally, it's back to the music.

The Nelson twins, Matthew and Gunnar, are making a stop at the Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk to pay tribute to their late father Ricky.

With The Ricky Nelson Remembered Acoustic Duo, the Nelsons explore fresh creative territory, with melodic songwriting and soaring harmonies.

The show starts at 7 p.m., and tickets cost between $35-$45.

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