Hot Connecticut Concerts

The music industry's biggest stars will be in Connecticut this summer.

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Though Taylor Swift almost went home empty handed, the statuesque singer nabbed the Entertainer of the Year award, voted on by fans.
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Chris Isaak, whose song "Wicked Game" was a huge hit, will be at MGM Grand on May 22. Learn more here.
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It will be a boy band lover’s paradise on May 30 and June 2 at the Mohegan Sun Arena. New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys will join forces in a boy band extravaganza beginning at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, click here.
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Just in case watching the hit show on television isn’t enough, Glee fans will be able to see the cast perform live on June 7 at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Thirteen members of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning show will perform their own versions of the chart-toppers that have been featured in the first two seasons. This musical event will begin at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, click here.
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Country superstar Taylor Swift will be at the XL Center in Hartford on June 22. Known for her country pop songs about young love and heartbreak, the singer-songwriter will take the stage at 7 p.m. For ticket information, click here.
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Katy Perry, one of today's biggest pop stars, will perform at the Mohegan Sun Arena on June 25. The show, starting at 7:30 p.m., is part of her California Dreams World Tour, and is sure to be packed with energy. For ticket information, click here.
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The month of July will kick off with a concert featuring Peter Frampton at the Ives Concert Park located on the Western Connecticut State University campus in Danbury. The show will start at 8 p.m. on July 1, and is the first part of the venue’s 2011 Summer Concert Series. For ticket information, click here.
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Def Leppard, one of the greatest rock bands to come out of Great Britain, will perform at the Mohegan Sun Arena on July 2 with Heart. Music from their multi-platinum albums will rock the house beginning at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, click here.
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The Mohegan Sun Arena will see its fair share of country stars this summer. On July 9, Keith Urban will perform at 7:30 p.m. as part of his 50-date tour across the country promoting his sixth studio album, which was released in November. For ticket information, click here.
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Even after 30 years in the music industry, Mötley Crüe and Poison have no signs of stopping. The two rock bands will team up at 7:30 p.m. on July 15 to showcase their music at the Mohegan Sun Arena. For ticket information, click here.
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Peter Frampton is on his world tour for "Frampton Comes Alive." He stops at MGM Grand at Foxwoods on July 16. The show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30, $40, and $50. Learn more here.
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R&B superstars Rihanna and Cee Lo Green will perform at the Mohegan Sun Arena on July 22. The date was added as part of Rihanna's North American Loud Tour. For ticket information, click here.
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What better way to end the summer concert season than with the carefree sounds of the Beach Boys? The surf rock group will wrap up The Ives Concert Park’s 2011 Summer Concert Series in Danbury on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. For ticket information, click here.
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Paul Simon has released his first new record in five years and is on tour. He'll be at MGM Grand at Foxwoods on May 29. The show is at 8 p.m. Learn more here.
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