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Bad Company at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the OC Fair, 100 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 708-1870; www.ocfair.com. July 17. $29.50-$59.50.
Blondie at the Pacific Amphitheatre. Aug. 8. $12.50-$22.50.
Fishfest, with TobyMac, Run Kid Run and more, at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, (949) 855-8095; www.livenation.com/venue/verizon-wireless-amphitheater-tickets. June 12. $9.59-$39.59.
High Sierra Music Festival, with Widespread Panic, The Black Crowes and more, in Quincy; www.highsierramusic.com. July 1-4. $50-$1,350.
Hootenanny, with Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and more, at Oak Canyon Ranch, Blue Diamond Haul Rd., Silverado, (714) 563-9778, www.thehootenanny.com. July 3. $39-$100.
Ink-N-Iron Festival, with Merle Haggard, Reverend Horton Heat and more, aboard the Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 435-3511; www.ink-n-iron.com. June 11-13. $35-$70.
James Taylor and Carole King at the Honda Center, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, (714) 704-2400; www.hondacenter.com. July 20. $35-$125.
Kings of Leon at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. July 14. $29.25-$105.
Lady Gaga and Semi Precious Weapons at Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, (213) 742-7100; www.staplescenter.com. Aug. 11. $51.25-$181.50.
Lilith Fair, with Sarah McLachlan, Brandi Carlile and more, at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. July 10. $37.50-$756.
Lollapalooza, with Lady Gaga, Green Day, Soundgarden and more at Grant Park, Chicago; www.lollapalooza.com. Aug. 6-8. $215-$850.
MGMT at Fox Pomona Theater, 301 S. Garey Ave., Pomona, (877) 283-6976; www.foxpomona.com. July 18. $32.50-$47.50.
Outside Lands, with The Grateful Dead, Kings of Leon and more, at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; www.sfoutsidelands.com. Aug. 14-15. $75-$395.
Powerhouse 2010, with Snoop Dogg, Drake and more, at Honda Center. June 19. $48-$95.
Rush at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Aug. 13. $31.50-$355.50.
Ska In the Park, with Fishbone, Big D and more, at Fox Pomona Theater. June 26. $21.
Slayer, Megadeth and Testament at the Long Beach Arena, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, (562) 436-3636; www.longbeachcc.com. Aug. 30. $10-$195.50.
Slightly Stoopid and Cypress Hill at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. July 16. $21.25-$37.50.
Something Corporate at the Grove of Anaheim, 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, (714) 712-2700; www.grove-of-anaheim.com. Aug. 27. $35.
Summer and Music Festival, featuring Phantom Limb, Boris Smile and other local bands, in downtown Long Beach; www.summerandmusic.com. June-August. Free.
Thrice at Fox Pomona Theater. July 17. $20.
Unity Tour: 311, with The Offspring and Pepper, at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. July 24. $31-$85.75.
Vans Warped Tour, featuring After Midnight Project and Chase Long Beach at the Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, (909) 623-3111; www.warpedtour.com. Aug. 11. $32.75.
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