Summer is winding down but there’s still plenty of time to catch several renowned artists at various venues in Greater Boston. Sing along to an old favorite or discover something new, get up and shake your booty to a classic disco anthem, or relax to softer sounds.
These artists have left their mark in the music industry and continue to engage and inspire their fans from the stage, the studio or both:
When: Friday, Sept. 1. Doors open at 7 p.m., show is at 8
Where: Soundcheck Studios, 150 Corporate Park Drive, Pembroke
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Get your groove on with Booty Vortex, known as Boston’s finest funk and disco band. This nine-member, high-energy ensemble will have you moving to the beat as they play timeless dance classics of the 1970s.
For more information, visit sound-checkstudios.com.
George Thorogood and the Destroyers
When: Friday, Sept. 1. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8
Where: South Shore Music Circus, 130 Sohier St., Cohasset
Tickets: Range from $43.75 to $88.25
For half a century, George Thorogood and the Destroyers have been rocking the house on stages from neighborhood clubs to stadiums. Join them on this leg of their “Bad All Over The World — 50 Years of Rock” tour, which will feature a mix obscure blues, country, and RB tracks by the likes of Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker and Hank Williams, along with the band’s own classics — “Who Do You Love,” “Boogie Chillun’” and “Move It On Over.” Their original songs, including “I Drink Alone” and “Bad to the Bone,” have helped them forge a one-of-a-kind career built on humor, fervor and six-string swagger.
For more information, visit themusiccircus.org.
Fat City Band
When: Saturday, Sept. 2. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 9
Where: The C Note, 159 Nantasket Ave., Hull
Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Homegrown musical group the Fat City Band believes music should be fun, and for 50 years they have been delivering upon that belief at live shows. Led by founding member Paul Redmond, the band consists of seven members dedicated to playing high-energy blues, jazz, rock, swing and New Orleans-style R&B. Their original song, “Ode to Beer” is a local favorite and “Granite State Christmas” is highly requested over the holidays.
For more information, visit cnotehull.com.
Skid Row & Buckcherry – The Gang’s All Here Tour
When: Sunday, Sept. 10. Show begins at 8 p.m.
Where: Lynn Memorial Auditorium, 3 City Hall Square, Lynn
Tickets: Range from $47 to $141
This hard rock/heavy metal band has been on the go since it took the music scene by storm in the late 1980s/early 1990s with its first two multi-platinum albums, “Skid Row” and “Slave to the Grind.” The single “I Remember You” peaked in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Despite personnel changes, the band hasn’t slowed down and continues to tour. As of earlier this year, they were working on new material for a seventh album.
For more information, visit lynnauditorium.com.
When: Friday, Sept. 15. Show begins at 8 p.m.
Where: The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St., Natick
Since the world learned of Joan Osborne’s music 25 years ago with her multi-platinum album “Relish” and the smash hit “One of Us,” this seven-time Grammy nominee has never played it safe. She has followed her restless musical heart by exploring a diverse range of genres — pop, soul, R&B, blues, gospel, funk and country, all of which can be heard on her 10th studio album, “Trouble and Strife.” Her passion for her music is evident in her live performances, as she pulls her audience into the world she has so masterfully crafted.
For more information, visit natickarts.org.
When: Thursday, Sept. 21. Doors open at 7 p.m., show is at 8
Where: Spire Center for the Performing Arts, 25½ Court St., Plymouth
With his musical roots in classic soul music, strongly inspired by Buddy Holly, singer/songwriter, guitarist Marshall Crenshaw’s songs and style run the gamut from rock to new wave to easy listening. He started by playing John Lennon in the late 1970s “Beatlemania” before launching his own career in the early ’80s with his debut single, “Something’s Gonna Happen.” His debut album in 1982 was hailed as a masterpiece and spawned the hit single “Someday, Someway” as well as hits “(You’re My) Favorite Waste of Time,” “Cynical Girl” and “Whenever You’re On My Mind.” His current 40 Years in Showbiz Tour is definitely worth checking out.
For more information, visit spirecenter.org.
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
When: Friday, Sept. 22. Show begins at 8 p.m.
Where: The Cabot, 286 Cabot St., Beverly
Tickets: $77.50 to $111. Each ticket will include a copy of the Spirit Trail: 25th Anniversary Edition 3-CD box set to be picked up at the show.
Spend an evening with the easy-listening sound of Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers. The three-time Grammy Award-winner finds his musical inspiration in folk, bluegrass, jazz and many forms of rock. Perhaps best known for his 1986 hit “The Way It Is,” Hornsby is a prolific singer/songwriter and musician who has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, and who released his 23rd album last year. He was also a part-time member of the Grateful Dead from 1990 to 1992, performing more than 100 shows with the band throughout America and Europe.
For more information, visit thecabot.org.