The following is a sample of major events in larger venues within driving distance of the tri-state area. For most, you can visit www.ticketmaster.com for tickets.

Cedar Rapids

U.S. Cellular Center

(319-398-5211, uscellularcenter.com)

Disturbed, midnight Oct. 9. $49.50-$89.50.

For King & Country, 7 p.m. Nov. 8. $23-$203.

Hometown Heroes Tour (Bret Michaels, Night Ranger, Lita Ford and Joe Nichols), 7 p.m. Nov. 9. Prices start at $49.

Justin Moore and Tracy Lawrence, 7 p.m. March 27. $39.50-$59.50.

Iowa City

The Englert

(319-688-2653, www.englert.org)

Mat Kearney, 8 p.m. Oct. 15. $32.50-$55.

An evening with Branford Marsalis, 8 p.m. Oct. 16. $20-$65.

John Hiatt, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17. $39.50-$69.50.

Marc Broussard, 7 p.m. Oct. 23. $28.50 adults, $15 students.

Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, 8 p.m. Oct. 30. $36.50-$56.50.

The Talbott Brothers, 8 p.m. Nov. 7. $12-$15.

Wilco, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. $42-$58.

Mandolin Orange, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28. $35-$55.

Gaelic Storm, 8 p.m. March 21. $36.50.

Madison

Barrymore Theatre

(608-241-8633, www.barrymorelive.com)

The Wailers, 8 p.m. Oct. 12. $26 advance, $30 day of show.

John Hiatt, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20. $45.

Joshua Radin & The Weepies, 8 p.m. Oct. 23. $23, $33, $43.

Ryan Bingham, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. $45, $35, $25.

Robert Earl Keen, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Prices start at $22.

Arlo Guthrie, 8 p.m. Nov. 9. $45.

Kris Kristofferson, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Prices start at $46.50.

Wood Brothers, 8 p.m. Nov. 15. Prices start at $24.

Mark Cohn, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19. $32-$72.

Steeldrivers, 8 p.m. April 3. $30 advance, $35 day of show.

Quad Cities

Adler Theater

(563-326-8500, www.adlertheatre.com/events)

Goo Goo Dolls, 8 p.m. Nov. 6. $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $79.50.

Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 13. $59, $69, $79, $89.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. $88, $75, $65.

The Texas Tenors, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12. $35, $45, $55, $65.

Kansas, 7:30 p.m. April 25. $45, $55, $75, $125.

TaxSlayer Center

(309-764-2000, www.taxslayercenter.com)

Ghost, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. $69.50, $59.50, $49.40. $29.50.

Miranda Lambert, with Elle King, Pistol Annies and Ashley McBryde, 7 p.m. Oct. 24. $38.75, $53.75, $83.75, $93.75.

Slayer, 6 p.m. Nov. 14. $29.50, $46, $55, $69.

Old Dominion, 7 p.m. Nov. 23. $38, $48, $68.

Brantley Gilbert, 7 p.m. Jan. 30. $40.25, $60.25, $70.25.

TobyMac Hits Deep Tour, 7 p.m. March 20. $22.75, $32.75, $42.75, $72.75, $92.75.

Wisconsin Dells

Crystal Grand Music Theatre

(877-987-6487, www.crystalgrand.com)

Natalie Grant, 8 p.m. Oct. 11. $19.95-$45.95.

George Thorogood and the Destroyers, 8 p.m. Oct. 18. $19.95-$150.

Josh Turner, 8 p.m. Nov. 2. $19.95-$150.

Jo Dee Messina, 8 p.m. Nov. 9. $19.95-$150.

Vince Neil, 8 p.m. Nov. 16. $19.95-$150.

Oak Ridge Boys, 8 p.m. Dec. 21. $26.95-$40.95.

Scotty McCreery, 8 p.m. Jan. 24. $19.95-$150.

Trace Adkins, 8 p.m. Jan. 25. $19.95-$150.

America, 8 p.m. Feb. 1. $19.95-$150.

Bill Anderson, 3 p.m. Feb. 8. $19.95-$49.95.

Little River Band, 8 p.m. March 14. $19.95-$150.

Molly Hatchet, 8 p.m. March 21. $19.95-$100.

Home Free, 8 p.m. May 2. $19.95-$150.

Others

• Chicago Allstate Arena

(847-635-6601), www.allstatearena.com

• Chicago Theatre

(312-462-6300), www.thechicagotheatre.com

• Chicago House of Blues

(312-923-2000), www.houseofblues.com

• Chicago Akoo Theatre at Rosemont (Rosemont Theatre)

(847-671-5100), www.rosemonttheatre.com

• Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena

(515-564-8000), www.iowaeventscenter.com

The following is a sample of major events in larger venues within driving distance of the tri-state area. For most, you also can visit www.ticketmaster.com for tickets.

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