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The places to be in the next week in Portland and beyond for local and national music acts - including Low Cut Connie, MercyMe, 'Peter and the Wolf' and Why Don't We

COURTESY PHOTO - Oregon Mandolin Orchestra opens its 10th season on Saturday, April 13, at The Old Church.Highlights

Coming to venues this week (tickets still available at press time):

• Rolling Stone magazine named Low Cut Connie's single "Beverly" as one of its best 50 songs of 2018. The band plays at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Star Theater, 13 N.W. Sixth Ave. Tickets: $15, www.startheaterportland.com.

• The band that brought us "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind" comes to Portland. Kansas, on its "Point of Know Return 40th Anniversary" tour, stops at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, 8 p.m. Friday, April 12. Tickets: starting at $43, www.portland5.com.

• Shirley Nanette & The Albina Soul Revue Band perform Nanette's 1973 LP "Never Coming Back," 9 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Holocene, 1001 S.E. Morrison St. It's the first time Nanette will perform "Never Coming Back" in its entirety live. Tickets: $15, $20 at door, www.holocene.org.

• Oregon Mandolin Orchestra celebrates its 10th season with its spring kickoff concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at The Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th Ave. Special guest ensemble is the Wiesenekker-Lysov Trio. Tickets: $20-$27, www.oregonmandolinorchestra.com.

• It's a night of Christian music at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, with MercyMe alongside Crowder and Micah Tyler. Tickets: starting at $12, $13 parking, www.rosequarter.com.

• Robin Jackson and the Caravan play their indie folk and jazzy Americana, joined by R&B outfit Acoustic Minds (an identical twin duo), at the Alberta Street Pub, 1036, N.E. Alberta St., 9 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Tickets: $12, www.albertastreetpub.com. The show will be filmed live for a special release this summer.

• Led by Norman Huynh, the Oregon Symphony presents the kids concert featuring the music from Prokofiev's classic fairy tale, "Peter and the Wolf," 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. Pam Mahon is the narrator. Tickets: starting at $11, www.orsymphony.org.

• Hometown performer Christopher Neil Young has moved back from Nashville, and he'll take the stage at Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St., 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14. Tickets: $20, $25 at door, www.albertarosetheatre.com.

• Fresh off their Country Music Association nominations for single of the year ("Tequila") and as vocal duo of the year, Dan + Shay play the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15. Tickets: starting at $35, www.portland5.com. Their self-titled album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

• The rising dance-pop group Why Don't We performs at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. Tickets: $39.95-$79.95, www.portland5.com.

• The Expendables have been a constant in the California surf/rock genre for two decades, blending reggae, punk and '80s rock. They'll play the Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.W. Milwaukie Ave., 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. Tickets: $20-$25, www.aladdin-theater.com.

Upcoming

Buy your tickets soon ...

• Neil Young's tour stops at the Keller Auditorium on May 17. Tickets are on sale at www.LiveNation.com.

• Sara Bareilles will perform at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 24 as part of her "Amidst The Chaos" tour. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12, at www.LiveNation.com.


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