We picked them for you: the biggest, the best, the coolest concerts coming this week.

1. Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton

The country star has done a little bit of everything. Wrote for stars such as Adele and Luke Bryan. Won five Grammy Awards. Played in his own band. Released three solo albums. Become just about the biggest thing in country music, selling out arenas all over the world. Collaborated with Justin Timberlake and Ed Sheeran. And now Chris Stapleton is coming back to Omaha, and his All-American Road Show will feature Margo Price and The Marcus King Band on Friday at CHI Health Center. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

2. Robert Earl Keen

“The road goes on forever and the party never ends.” Legendary Americana singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen will sing those words and many more when he comes to Slowdown on Thursday. Tickets, $35, at ticketfly.com.

3. Marilyn Manson

They call themselves the Twins of Evil. Shock rocker Marilyn Manson and horror director/“Dragula” metal singer Rob Zombie will co-headline Westfair Amphitheater on Sunday night. It’ll be a wild one. Tickets via Ticketmaster.

4. Ben Kweller

Ben Kweller

Ben Kweller

We’re so happy Ben Kweller is back. The killer indie rocker took a little break from music, but he’s headed on the road again with a new album, “Circuit Boredom.” See him live on Sunday at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $15, at etix.com.

5. Band of Horses

Band of Horses

Band of Horses

“The Funeral” and “No One’s Gonna Love You” rockers Band of Horses will play the Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln on Wednesday. Tickets at ticketweb.com.

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Tribute band Smells Like Nirvana will play The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets at etix.com.


Tribute band Brit Floyd will play the Orpheum Theater, playing highlights from “The Wall” as well as other classic Pink Floyd songs from “Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here” and others. Tickets via Ticket Omaha.

The legendary Earth, Wind & Fire is on the road again, and they’ll play Stir Cove. Tickets via Ticketmaster.


Legendary singer and member of The Supremes Diana Ross will play Stir Cove. Tickets via Ticketmaster.


Do you know BluesEd? It’s the program that educates kids on playing the blues by putting them in bands. And it’s really cool. Help out the cause by checking out a BluesEd benefit concert at 1 p.m. at Slowdown. A $10 suggested donation gets you in the door.


Brad Hoshaw is heading out. The Omaha singer-songwriter is soon moving away, but he’s playing a few final shows. This one at Slowdown will be his last with his longtime band, The Seven Deadlies. Tickets, $7, at ticketfly.com.


Wanna see a killer show? Pack into Brothers Lounge to see David Nance Group and Mountain Movers rock the doors off the place. It’ll be fun. Show starts late. $5 at the door.


Grammy-nominated The Baylor Project is husband-wife duo Marcus and Jean Baylor. Their four-show stand in Omaha starts Wednesday with a pair of shows at The Jewell. Tickets, $20 to $25, at jewellomaha.com.


On the slate for next week:

Cardi B just won the Grammy for best rap album, “Invasion of Privacy,” the same album that landed at No. 6 among the top-selling albums of 2018. And now she’s on a world-spanning tour, which includes a stop July 26 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. Tickets via Ticketmaster. Rappers Kevin Gates and Saweetie will open the show.

Shades is Eprom and Alix Perez, and they’re coming to Slowdown on July 26. Tickets, $15, are on sale now at ticketfly.com.

Omaha rock tribute band Rock & Roll Suicide will play Reverb Lounge on July 27. Tickets, $7, at etix.com.

“Weird Al” Yankovic will return to Nebraska, but this time it’ll be a little different. Yankovic will play Pinewood Bowl in Lincoln on July 31. The master of pop parody is on a tour dubbed “Strings Attached,” and at each concert, he’ll play parodies such as “Eat It,” “Amish Paradise,” “Like a Surgeon” and “Smells Like Nirvana” with a string section. Tickets via Ticketmaster.


Going on sale this week:

Grammy-winning rapper Nelly is coming to Omaha, and the St. Louis hip-hop star will bring hits such as “Grillz” and “Hot in Herre” and “Shake Ya Tailfeather” and “Dilemma.” See him play Baxter Arena on Oct. 17 along with Grammy-winning group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony as well as Yung JocMike Jones and Do or Die. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via Ticketmaster.


Bush and Live’s concert July 27 at Stir Cove.

PetRock’s concerts Aug. 22 and 23 at The Waiting Room Lounge.

Blink-182’s concert Sept. 7 at Stir Cove.

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Kevin Coffey is the entertainment editor and critic, covering music, movies, video games, comic books and lots more. Follow him on Twitter @owhmusicguy. Phone: 402-444-1557.

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