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

1. Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz

It’s going to feel like summer with hot weather and some breezy, strummy songs courtesy of Jason Mraz. The singer-songwriter is coming to Stir Cove on Sunday with songs such as “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry),” “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up.” Tickets via Ticketmaster.

2. Portugal. The Man

Portugal The Man

Portugal. The Man

Can you “Feel It Still”? The Grammy-winning song is still stuck in our heads even though Portugal. The Man released it a couple years back. Catch them live at Lincoln’s Bourbon Theatre on Tuesday. Tickets at ticketweb.com.

3. Walter Trout

Walter Trout

Walter Trout

Bluesman Walter Trout has quite a history with Omaha. Several years ago, he suffered from liver disease until he received a liver transplant in Omaha. Now he’s back at full strength, and he’ll be back in town to play The Waiting Room Lounge on Monday. Tickets, $20, at etix.com.

4. Chuck Prophet

Chuck Prophet

Chuck Prophet

Singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet will play another installment of the Sunday Roadhouse concert series at The Waiting Room Lounge for an early show Sunday night. Tickets, $17, at sundayroadhouse.com.

5. Iration

Time to jam. Reggae band Iration will play the big stage outside of Slowdown on Friday, and the band promised some new tunes. Tickets, $25, at ticketfly.com.

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Australian rock band Chase Atlantic has a new album on the way, and they’ll play The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $15, at etix.com.


Heartland rockers Red Wanting Blue will play The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $13, at etix.com.


Nirvana tribute act Nivrana will rock The Royal Grove in Lincoln. Tickets at etix.com.


Grace Giebler got a golden ticket on “American Idol,” and now you can see the Omaha singer perform with Grace’s Duo at Lombardo’s Bistro & Bar at 4:30 p.m. Free show.


New Zealand indie pop band The Beths will play Slowdown. Tickets, $15, at ticketfly.com.


Lead singer of the Black Veil Brides, Andy Black will bring his solo show to The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $20, at etix.com.

Guthrie Govan, Marco Minnemann and Bryan Beller are The Aristocrats, and they’ll play Slowdown. Tickets, $15, at ticketfly.com.


Texas reggae-rock singer-songwriter Cas Haley will play Slowdown. Tickets, $10, at ticketfly.com.

Jason Singer is Michigander, and the singer-songwriter will play Reverb Lounge. Tickets, $10, at etix.com.


On the slate for next week:

“The road goes on forever and the party never ends.” Legendary country singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen will sing those words and many more when he comes to Slowdown on July 18. Tickets, $35, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at ticketfly.com.

Tribute band Smells Like Nirvana will play The Waiting Room Lounge on July 18. Tickets at etix.com.

Country star Chris Stapleton will return to Omaha. Stapleton’s All-American Road Show will stop at CHI Health Center on July 19. Tickets to see him alongside openers Margo Price and The Marcus King Band are available via Ticketmaster.

Tribute band Brit Floyd will play the Orpheum Theater on July 19. Brit Floyd will perform 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 on July 19. Tickets via Ticketmaster.

Legendary singer and member of The Supremes Diana Ross will play Stir Cove on July 20. Tickets via Ticketmaster.

Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie will co-headline Westfair Amphitheater on July 21 as part of their “Twins of Evil: Hell Never Dies” tour. Tickets via Ticketmaster.

Ben Kweller is back. He took a break from music, but he’s headed on the road again with a new album, “Circuit Boredom.” See him live on July 21 at The Waiting Room Lounge. Tickets, $15, at etix.com.

“The Funeral” and “No One’s Gonna Love You” rockers Band of Horses will play the Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln on July 24. Tickets at ticketweb.com.


Going on sale this week:

Slayer will make a tour stop in Omaha on the final leg of its farewell tour. The “Raining Blood” thrash metal legends are in the midst of a two-year farewell tour that will stop at CHI Health Center on Nov. 18. PrimusMinistry and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals will open. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. 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.